The GOP Keeps Getting Whiter

After Republicans won only 48 percent of all votes cast for the House in 2012 but 54 percent of the seats, it’s no secret that the party enjoys the huge built-in structural advantages in the chamber that Democrats had going for them decades ago. …

But could the Republicans’ arguably rigged House majority actually be a curse disguised as a blessing? … By drawing themselves into safe, lily-white strongholds, have Republicans inadvertently boxed themselves into an alternate universe that bears little resemblance to the rest of the country? [cont.]

Charlie Cook