A great deal has been said about the results of the election earlier this month. A lot of it is nothing but an attempt to spin the Republican Party into a manufactured crisis so it abandons its principles. However, the Republican Party does need to solidify and expand its voter base somewhat if it doesn’t want to keep dealing with elections where the results are effectively a coin toss. Most pundits will say that the only way for the Republican Party to expand its base are to make it more appealing to women and/or minorities. Besides requiring the Republican Party to abandon its principles, that idea rests on two assumptions that aren’t true, that men and women from a minority group will always be politically unified and there are no other ways for the Republicans to get more votes. There is a way for the Republican Party to work around all of this, and that is by openly supporting mens rights.
Women make up 56% of the American voting population, but they only make up approximately 51% of the population. The gender breakdown of the American voting population should be approximately the same as the adult American population so why is it so different? Why do more American men than American women choose not to vote? Both the Republicans and Democrats cater to women so there is a large amount of men who have unconsciously realized that both the Republicans and the Democrats are hostile to their interests. The Democrats are never going to try to reach out to these men so the Republicans should try and reach out to them. The way for the Republicans to do this is by communicating to these men that the Republican Party will support their interests. The only way for the Republican Party to do this is by supporting mens rights. If the Republicans can get enough non-voting men to vote Republican so that women only make up around 51% of voters, this will guarantee that the Republicans will win the presidency and other national elections for the next several election cycles.
Supporting mens rights also provides the Republicans a way to reach out to non-white men and break up the women and minorities coalition. Many people believe that women and minorities are all benefiting from government largesse. This is not the case for minority men. Affirmative action is a good example of this. In many cases affirmative action only benefits “underrepresented minorities” which means Asian men do not benefit from it. Minority men always lose out to minority women because minority women provide double the affirmative action benefit since they are both minority and female. Minority men lose out to white women since women always have the edge in affirmative action. If the Republicans can communicate to minority men that affirmative action and other government programs don’t benefit them, some minority men who previously voted Democrat will vote Republican. Other minority men still won’t vote Republican, but knowing that the Democrats really are only supporting women will sour them on the Democrats. Even though it won’t mean more votes for the Republicans, it does mean less votes for the Democrats which benefits the Republican Party.
Supporting mens rights gives the Republicans a powerful weapon against the “war on women” myth. Anytime a Democrat says there is a “war on women”, Republicans can counter with facts about feminist abuses against men. Anytime there is a commercial that says there is a “war on women”, the Republicans can produce a commercial showing how men lose their jobs, lose their children, and are falsely thrown in jail because of feminism. Supporting mens rights allows the Republicans to counter the “war on women” myth with the message of “we’re defending freedom against the feminist/gynocentric police state”. This messages allows the Republicans to contrast themselves as defending freedom and the facts against Democrats who are paranoid and concocting lies against men to setup a police state.
Will the Republican Party adopt this strategy? Probably not. The Republicans will probably think that they need to white knight for women more as a result of this election. This will not work because in the end more talk like “binders full of women” cause their base and potential base to shrink.. It will also mean that the Republican Party will abandon its stated principles. Supporting mens rights is the only way for the Republican party to keep its principles and win national elections.