It's often hard listening to political pundits, as they have a penchant for repeating the same things everybody else is saying. But not this morning on MSNBC. I was browsing through the channels to get some idea of the coverage of the Democratic National Convention when I heard a guest - from the other side of the living room - make a statement that immediately hit home:
"This is the last election that the Republican Party will be able to ride on the backs of white people."
If there were a bell rung, it would have resonated from the great state of California to the shores of the mighty east coast. This statement is dead on.
If the Republican party wishes to stay relevant, it's going to have to do more to understand the needs and sentiments of the Hispanic community, but also the black community. And with laws now patterned after Arizona's anti-immigratiom platform, it spells trouble for the GOP for the foreseeable future. As well, in a milestone, The population of minority children younger than the age of 1 has overtaken whites. One need not a mathematician to know where this trend is headed.
The outcome of this year's elections is uncertain; but not so of the future if the stagnant GOP refuses to bend in what is obviously now a direction so off-course.