If they didn’t keep doubling down on racism they could be using the changing demographics of the country to their advantage.
Take the Latino vote. As a group, immigrants from Latin American countries are
- More likely to work blue-collar jobs
- More likely to attend church regularly
- More likely to support “family values”
- More likely to have a stake in issues that impact rural America (like agriculture)
In any sane world a party that supports the things the Republicans claim to stand for would be salivating over the prospect of Latino voters making up a growing portion of the electorate. In reality the opposite is true because the GOP has chosen to appeal to the racists within the party instead of reaching out to those who would otherwise be a natural fit for their stated ideals.