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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review April 9, 2012/ 17 Nissan 5772

GOP's black, Hispanic problem

By Star Parker




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | National Journal's Ron Brownstein provided an eye-opening reminder in a recent column about the impact of changing ethnic demographics on America's political landscape.

The flashing red light of Brownstein's message is pointed to the Republican Party.

America is changing inexorably into a country that is less and less white and the Republican Party remains today a party whose base is overwhelmingly white.

Brownstein estimates that President Barack Obama could be re-elected this year with as little as 39 percent of the white vote. He notes that in 2008, when Obama won with just 43 percent of the white vote, it was the first time ever that a presidential candidate was victorious with double digit losses of white voters.

To offer additional perspective on the same point, consider that in 2008, 74 percent of the American electorate was white. When Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, 88 percent of the electorate was white.

Projections show that this trend will continue, with the white percentage of the electorate continuing to shrink.

With black and Hispanic voters seemingly ensconced with the Democrats -- Obama won 95 percent of the black vote and 67 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2008 -- is there anything Republicans can do to turn around what seems to be an inevitable train wreck for their party?

Many Republican strategists have given up hope regarding prospects with black voters and conclude that if there are possible inroads it's with Hispanics.

But even if this is accurate, it's long run thinking. Blacks still significantly outstrip Hispanics in number of voters turning out at the polls.

According to New York Times exit polls in the 2008 presidential election, blacks represented 13 percent of the electorate and Hispanics 9 percent. In the 2010 mid-term elections, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, 10.9 million black voters turned out compared to 6.6 million Hispanics.

A new report from the Pew Hispanic Center adds to the sobering news for Republicans.

According to this survey, 30 percent of Hispanics self identify as liberal compared to 21 percent of the general population.

When asked to express preference for "bigger government providing more services" versus "smaller government providing fewer services," 75 percent of Hispanics prefer bigger government compared to 41 percent of the general population.

To add another layer to this daunting portrait, huge, well-financed organizations -- to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars -- already exist to keep pumping out arguments for big government to blacks and Hispanics: The National Urban League, NAACP and National Council of La Raza.

There are no operations that even approach this to deliver a conservative message to these communities.

So do pure demographics point to our being beyond the point of no return regarding America's transformation into a big government, social welfare nation?

Nothing is inevitable. But for Republicans and/or conservatives to ignore this challenge and not actively engage is to invite disaster.

What can be done?

I believe this is one more powerful reason why Republicans cannot let the social agenda fall by the wayside and pretend we can talk about dismantling big government and reinventing our entitlement programs while the American family collapses.

When Reagan became president, 18 percent of our babies were born out of wedlock compared to 41 percent today.

Seventy two percent of black babies and 53 percent of Hispanic babies are now born out of wedlock.

Yet both blacks and Hispanics attend church more frequently than the national average.

Efforts must be expended to reach black and Hispanic clergy and community leaders to raise awareness how big government and moral relativism six days a week overwhelms the message heard from the pulpit on Sunday.

Single parent homes are a ticket to poverty. This is a message that can save our country.

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Star Parker is an author and president of CURE, Center for Urban Renewal and Education.



Previously:


04/02/12: A wakeup call to a nation still sleeping through a crisis
03/26/12: Supremes to confront new, energetic efforts to undermine the principles upon which this nation stands
03/19/12: Republican race is just getting started
03/12/12: Contraception flap 'defines deviancy down'
03/05/12: Breitbart's final message to the Left
02/27/12: Support for Santorum will grow despite attacks
02/20/12: Libs' recent victories fuel Santorum surge
02/06/12: Memo to Mitt: Whole nation is on government plantation
01/30/12: Obama's vision puts America last
01/23/12: Court ruling on ultrasound law worth celebrating
01/16/12: Capitalism on trial
01/09/12: NAACP plantation masters play race card again
01/02/12: Youths' support for Ron Paul is misplaced
12/26/11: In search of an ambiguous conservative leader
12/19/11: Thank U.S. troops, notably wounded warriors
12/12/11: Land of the envious and home of the victim
12/05/11: Payroll tax ‘cut’ is another welfare scam
11/28/11: Pray every day that America does not lose its way
11/21/11: We're ignoring the Constitution
11/14/11: The central issue of our time will define the 2012 presidential election
11/07/11: Separation of . . . morality and economy?
10/31/11: Every American should listen to Paul Ryan
10/24/11: Disrespect for life and disrespect for property go hand in hand
10/17/11:The right argument for Cain
10/10/11: Occupy Wall Street: More from the culture of narcissism
10/03/11: Why so many blacks continue to fail
09/26/11: So many GOP debates, so few candidate revelations
09/19/11: The the last vestige of the triumph of hope over experience is throwing itself a party. They'll be passing out palms-up portions of pity, but few solutions
09/12/11: I'll defend Perry on Social Security Ponzi scheme
09/05/11: Marco Rubio's Courageous speech
08/28/11: The Steve Jobs/Martin Luther King Jr. Connection
08/19/11: Blacks' dilemma with Obama





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