Has Steve Sailer been reading this blog? Here are some quotes from his column yesterday that could have been (and, to some extent, were) said here:
And the Democrats are in big trouble heading toward 2012 because their long run strategy of achieving one-party rule by “electing a new people” is, very slowly, provoking its own offsetting nemesis…This racial realignment is taking place at a glacial rate. But the logic is inexorable. If one party gets to win by playing by a set of rules like racial bloc voting, then it’s hard to imagine that the other party will eternally eschew competing by those same rules out of Politically Correct fastidiousness.
…if we prefer a country where citizens listen carefully to long, closely reasoned speeches before making up their minds to one where people vote tribally, well, we should have thought of that before a massive change in the demographic balance was engineered…
…white Republicans are inherently limited at playing this game of “we’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends” that minority Democrat politicians such as Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. Luis Gutierrez play so blatantly…more fundamentally, white voters don’t like voting merely for the self-interested racial reasons for which Waters’ and Gutierrez’s tax-and-spend constituents happily cast their ballots.
White Republicans don’t want to vote just because it will be good for themselves, their kids, and the people their kids are likely to marry. They wish to have principled reasons for opposing what Waters and Gutierrez want to do to them.
Congressman Waters, for instance, unapologetically wrote quota hiring into the financial reform act because it’s good for blacks. In contrast, white politicians aren’t supposed to write quotas out of bills because they are bad for whites. They are supposed to justify everything by appeal to Kantian universal principles, which is a lot more complicated and likely to break down somewhere.
And white Republicans particularly don’t want to be accused of having racial reasons for their political preferences. Therefore, white Republicans tend, especially since Obama’s election, to espouse complex ideologies explaining why a low tax-low spend system of government is better in principle.
Of course, white Republicans still do get accused—constantly—of racism.
Steve doesn’t spell out the conclusion, but it’s obvious he wants white Republicans to move more quickly towards voting openly in their racial self-interest.