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13 May 2013

The Democrats' Secret Plan to Take Back Georgia: No New Ideas, Just Wait Until Blacks Outnumber Whites

The government itself has failed us.

And the white liberals who have been posing as our friends have failed us.

-Malcolm X
For everyone who follows Georgia politics, here's a question:

When's the last time the Democratic Party of Georgia proposed a new idea?

Allow me to answer my own question. They haven't.

Republicans, on the other hand, can point to pro-growth policies producing new jobs and continuing Georgia's leadership in the South. In the eight years since the GOP took control of Peach State government, Kia Motors built a manufacturing plant in West Point. Porsche Motors relocated their North American headquarters to this state. And, Georgia has a burgeoning film industry, featuring planned construction projects in Fayette County and Gwinnett County; two Republican strongholds.

Meanwhile, the areas where Democrats are the majority aren't doing so great.

Clayton County Schools lost accreditation in 2008. The Atlanta Public School System is embroiled in a cheating scandal, making national headlines. Governor Deal, a Republican, had to step in and suspend the largely Democrat DeKalb County School Board before they lost their school system's accreditation. Unemployment in Democrat-controlled counties like Hancock and Burke still exceeds the state and national rate.

The Democrats don't have any new ideas to address their shortcomings. Their plan simply involves waiting; waiting until blacks outnumber whites, then riding the coattails of that monolithic black vote back into power. That's their plan, and it was revealed this past weekend on the pages of the Augusta Chronicle.

Adding to the Democrats’ delight and the Republicans’ woes is new data showing the voter-turnout trends are tipping the partisan balance.

Nationally, blacks have been voting at an increasing rate while the turnout rate among whites has been declining.

The voters in the Democrats’ corner, such as blacks and other ethnic minorities, are growing faster than the whites the GOP relies on.

That pattern is the same in the Southeast, including Georgia.

Democrats [...] can’t wait for the tide to turn . . .

Jones, Walker (12 May 2013). Analysis: Voting trend cheers Democrats. Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved on 13 May 2013.

For Republicans, there is no greater task than stopping the tide from turning, and the way to do it is by doing the same thing Malcolm X did all those years ago. Stand in the pulpit of the black churches, and say, "The government itself has failed us.

"And the white liberals who have been posing as our friends have failed us. And once we see that all of these other sources to which we’ve turned have failed, we stop turning to them and turn to ourselves."

Those are the words of Malcolm X, verbatim. And that is the Republican message.