posted on Sep, 3 2008 @ 11:27 AM
reply to post by jam321
Why Can't Republicans Attract Minorities?
Because Republicans practice delayed gratification and Democrats don't. This principle is basically Protestant in origin, being called the
"Protestant work ethic."
Minorities aren't raised with that kind of mindset. Consequently they don't function well in our free enterprise/capitalist system and need more
help adjusting to such an eco-social system as that. Democrats provide those services and Republicans are reluctant to do so.
Democrat politicians don't really help minorities make the adjustment into functioning successfully in our eco-social system. They attract votes
through pandering to minorities' and stirring up resentment against the Republicans. Unfortunately, in the long-term, this causes minorities to
become dependent on handouts and doesn't teach the Protestant work ethic.
Republican politicians are too busy defending themselves against the resentments of Democrats to see what needs to be done. They don't reach out to
help. Instead they "circle the wagons" and try to preserve a dying breed. That mentality can be seen in the country clubs and the "whites only"
The situation is tragic though. Neither Democrats or Republicans have the solutions. They are only able to survive because of the "checks and
balances" of the democratic system. Otherwise, as I like to say, absolute ignorance corrupts absolutely.