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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
Why the GOP is the party of white people
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By Pat Cunningham
Feb. 13, 2013 5:05 p.m.





Sam Tanenhaus has a LONG LONG PIECE in the current issue of the New Republic dealing with the whiteness of the Republican Party — how it got that way and why it stays that way.

A few excerpts:

With Barack Obama sworn in for a second term—the first president in either party since Ronald Reagan to be elected twice with popular majorities—the GOP is in jeopardy, the gravest since 1964, of ceasing to be a national party. The civil rights pageantry of the inauguration—Abraham Lincoln’s Bible and Martin Luther King’s, Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s swearing in of Joe Biden, Beyoncé’s slinky ...

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