National Journal’s Ronald Brownstein Confirms Sailer Strategy
(VDare.com) -- by Steve Sailer --
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush was at it again last week, urging the GOP to amnesty illegals in the middle of a recession, ostensibly to appeal to Hispanics who aren’t going to vote for the GOP anyway. Obviously, the only conceivable beneficiaries of this suicidal step would be the employers of cheap labor (until the Hispanics bring Latin American socialism with them) and the now partially-Hispanic Bush dynasty itself.
To gauge how staggeringly stupid, or darkly disingenuous, this sort of Hispandering is, we need to get back to the seminal article White Flight by veteran centrist pundit Ronald Brownstein, published in the January 8, 2011 edition of National Journal, a magazine for politics professionals.
Brownstein’s article had begun to get a lot of attention—but then the political class went berserk over that psycho shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona.
“By any standard, white voters’ rejection of Democrats in November’s elections was daunting and even historic. … In no previous exit poll had Republicans reached 60 percent of the white vote in House races.”
What’s important here isn’t the news, which won’t be terribly new to VDARE.com readers. We’ve been saying for a long time that the Republicans’ most practical route to victory is not outreach to unappeasable minorities, but inreach to its own, white, base—VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow insists on calling this the “Sailer Strategy”—and, furthermore, that this was how the GOP was winning elections, for example in 2002, 2004 and 2010. Brownstein just confirms that.
What was new about Brownstein’s article, however, is the metanews: the concept of “the white vote” is becoming a part of the conventional vocabulary.
As I’ve been pointing out for, roughly, ever: that development is an inevitable product of the much-celebrated demographic transformation of America.
It’s just Game Theory 101. When whites were the vast majority of voters, talking about “the white vote” at the national level was almost as pointless as talking about the “carbon-based life form vote.” As whites slowly drop toward minority status, however, political operators will (at least in private) start to think about whites in roughly the same way that they have traditionally thought about minority voting blocs.
Consider an example from across space rather than time: Even today, local political consultants in New Hampshire or Idaho don’t often wonder amongst themselves how big the white turnout will be. But they do in Mississippi and New Mexico.
If you find the racial politics of diverse states more unseemly than the non-racial politics of highly white states, well, perhaps you should have thought of that before starting America down the path toward being New Mexico...MORE...LINK
The Bush clowns Jeb and George W. and their ignorant supporters: stupid and greedy enough to destroy America