|Source: RT America-|
Today's GOP thats based in the South and the rural South, with Democrats still competing in big Southern cities and still hold governorships in big Southern states like North Carolina, but today's GOP is based for the most part in the rural South and the rest of rural America, thats not where most of the country lives. This shouldn't be a newsflash to anyone, even for people who are currently taking Politics 101 and failing it, but to win elections in America, you have to win in areas that are populated and have major populations.
This is just example of why today's GOP is dying off, because they live where most of the country doesn't and as we are getting younger and becoming more racially and ethnically diverse as a country. The GOP is becoming more Caucasian, more male and older as a party and they live where the most of the rest of the country doesn't. They've almost become a religious political cult and moved to the hills where Modern America can't bother or make fun of them.
Today's so-called Voter ID laws or as I call them Democratic Voter Prevention laws and why do I say that because they are targeted at minorities, big city seniors and young voters. All people who tend to vote Democratic. People who also don't tend to walk around with a lot of ID on them. We're not talking about military and law enforcement personal here, at least generally. People are always on the go, perhaps do not drive, don't have landline phones, only use their cell phones, people who are important and have lives, who tend not to vote Republican.
The Republican Party understands the new lifestyles of young adult Americans and are already prepared for it and they also understand that as the country has moved left on social issues, the GOP has moved into a time machine and moved back to the 1950s culturally and politically, across the board. They have moved away from Goldwater/Reagan conservatism on social issues and foreign policy and have adopted religious theocratic authoritarian social policies. Including these bogus (to be overwhelmingly generous) Voter ID laws. And have decided that they can't win with the voters who don't tend to vote Republican so they have to block them in order to win.
Going forward the Republican Party has a choice in where they can go in order to remain a major party in American politics. Moderate on social issues, which means take a trip to the 21st Century and see how Modern America lives and what it looks like. Meaning going back to being that conservative-libertarian Goldwater/Reagan party on social issues and bring in the Ron Paul supporters.
Or they can keep doing what they are doing, kissing off everyone thats not a Republican today and telling them they aren't welcome. And hope they can deny enough people from voting in order to win and prey those laws don't get thrown out as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. But today's GOP is only going to get smaller. Or perhaps move to Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan, if they want to know what a religious theocratic stuck in the 1800s country looks like.