That’s what Noemie Emery says. She’s a columnist for the Washington Examiner (one of the real columnists, not one of those who wrote in and said “hey let me cover the Schenectady UFO scene”). She’s also a contributing editor of The Weekly Standard, the second most popular neocon magazine in America. So why does Noemie believe it’s in the best interests of Republicans for their presidential candidate to lose in 2012?
Because white people are yesterday’s news.
Because white people suck.
Because white people are evil.
Oh, she doesn’t come out and put it quite that bluntly. But she makes it clear enough, that’s for sure. The current GOP contenders are an underwhelming bunch of old white men. But if Republicans just wait til 2016, they’ll be able to pick and choose from the new crop of politicians who were just elected in 2009 and 2010, and many of them are young, good looking and non-white:
Republicans’ biggest problem in the 2012 presidential election isn’t President Obama: It’s time.
We don’t know where Obama’s poll numbers will be in 2012, but we do know that time is being quixotic: It has given the party an important election, with a collection of candidates one can call underwhelming; and a huge crop of superstars, turned up by the 2009 and 2010 elections, on the horizon and just out of reach. In themselves, they solve all the party’s old problems: They belong to the moment; shaped by the crash, by the debt and by Obama’s expansion of government; they bridge the Tea Party and the establishment; they are also young, and in some cases good-looking; they are brown-skinned, and female, Latino and Indian, from big states and swing states; they can rebrand, and expand, the party.
Sure, at the end she throws in a positive reference to Chris Christie, but that’s just for window dressing. He’s the exception to the general rule, which is that white politicians suck, and we need to replace them with black, Mexican and Hindu politicians if the GOP is going to have any hope of winning elections in the future.