"Let’s start with the census dispute before the Supreme Court. In this environment, the only way to preserve right-wing conservatism in government is to rig the system against this new electorate. You tilt the field in favor of constituencies that still back traditional Republican conservatism in order to build a foundation for durable minority rule by those groups. The demographic changes coming over the next few decades — the continuing rise of a more diverse electorate, with more liberal views than previous generations — won’t destroy the Republican Party, but it may make right-wing conservatism a rump ideology, backed primarily by a declining minority of older rural and exurban white voters. You can already see this taking shape. Among the youngest Republicans, 52% say the government should be “doing more” to solve problems, as opposed to 23 percent of Republican baby boomers."