Byron York wrote a piece on Tuesday that exemplifies why the conservative worldview is going downhill in this country.

On his 100th day in office, Barack Obama enjoys high job approval ratings, no matter what poll you consult. But if a new survey by the New York Times is accurate, the president and some of his policies are significantly less popular with white Americans than with black Americans, and his sky-high ratings among African-Americans make some of his positions appear a bit more popular overall than they actually are.

Emphasis added. York’s premise is that Obama can only be popular if he’s popular with the right kind of voter. And when we look at today’s Republican Party, we see a similar attitude, which is why their base is restricted to aging, white, Southern men.

The GOP’s political problem, of course, is that the United States will see its minorities become a majority by 2042. Also, Millennials, which they already lost in 2008 by a 2-1 margin, are the most ethnically diverse generation in American history:


Until the Republican Party stops ignoring those that happen to disagree with their viewpoints, they’ll have a better chance of going the way of the Whig Party than reaching a majority anytime soon.