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May 10 2013

Wingnut Imagines a Conservative ‘New Majority’

Wallace Henley has an “exclusive” column in the Christian Post — like the Worldnutdaily, by “exclusive” the Post seems to mean something so mind-numbingly idiotic that no one else would publish it — fantasizing about a “new majority” that steamroll both political parties in the name of anti-gay bigotry and anti-woman policies.

America’s New Majority is fast becoming fact.

Its impact on the nation’s electoral future is thundering down on the land like a tsunami.

And it is every bit as unstoppable as the tidal surge from an 8.6 earthquake in the sea bottom. The tremors have been building for years far below the American political-scape. Huge waves have already hit. They are nothing compared to what is racing toward the United States in the 2016 elections and beyond.

The New Majority tsunami will demolish everything that stands in its path – including the Republican Party establishment and all others who hunker down in denial.

So who will be in this “new majority”?

Again, this does not mean that established and newly rising political groups should assume the New Majority is based wholly on philosophy. For the GOP to feel it must embrace homosexual marriage or abortion to reach the New Majority is an insult to many who comprise it. There are Latinos, African-Americans, Asians, and others in the New Majority who embrace a doctrinally formed view of social issues – if not the view of the Bible, then that of the Koran or other religious-cultural traditions.

I’ve got news for you, Mr. Henley: There is nowhere near a majority of Americans who opposed marriage equality. Not even close. Recent polls show that about 55-60% of Americans support it, with only about 40% opposed. And the only demographic group that has majority opposition are those over 65; younger voters are over 70% in favor of it. The only states that have majority opposition are the southern states, which is all the GOP is going to be able to win as long as they keep pushing an anti-gay agenda.

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  1. 1
    parkjames

    And when nothing similar to what he’s predicting happens in the next election, he will just go on, making ludicrous predictions without ever acknowledging that almost every prediction he makes is wrong.

  2. 2
    Ben P

    Aw come on ed, you missed the best part.

    What the GOP and other political movements must recognize is the new face provided by the New Majority. The old political structures must put on the new face, but not as a cosmetic subterfuge. The new face must not be a facelift, the repackaging of the old contours in a sexier, younger profile, but it must be genuine, going to the very cellular structure.

    That means sincere inclusion, not philosophical diversity but ethnic multiplicity. Not tokenism, but true incorporation. A Ted Cruz-Ben Carson presidential ticket, or something like it, might be the type of voting vessel many in the New Majority could happily board.

    I had two thoughts.

    1. the way the author keeps repeating “the new majority” made me think of an older SNL skit. Happy Fun Ball “Do not poke the new majority, do not stare at the new majority.”

    2. Ted Cruz-Ben Carson?

    I didn’t even know who Ben Carson was until I googled him.

  3. 3
    Brett McCoy

    This sounds like the threats of the so-called “Moral Majority” a couple decades back. *yawn*

  4. 4
    angrymudcrab

    I wish the wingnuts would get it straight whether they are a persecuted minority or a majority that can enforce it’s will on everyone else. These people are giving me whiplash.

  5. 5
    democommie

    Ed:

    When the Whanker Nutz Diatribe and The KKKristian Pustule say, “EXCLUSIVE!”, they prolly mean that it is “exclusive” of

    1.) Facts
    c.) Logic
    7z.) Intelligence
    9.) Honesty

    in some combination or other.

    “These people are giving me whiplash.”

    Can we sue?

  6. 6
    composer99

    angrymudcrab:

    It’s all gone quantum. They’re both – and neither – at the same time, in some fuzzy, nebulous, raking-in-the-donation-dollars kind of way.

  7. 7
    celcus

    I imagine he is only referring to “True Americans”. Those other pseudo-americans don’t count in his arithmetic, or perhaps only count as 3/5 of a “True American”.

  8. 8
    Red-Green in Blue

    To use an analogy from British politics:

    “New Majority” is to “Majority” as “New Labour” is to “Labour“*

    * i.e. not at all

  9. 9
    CaitieCat, in no way a robot nosireebot

    I think he’s right.

    I mean, basically he’s saying the Republicans will be a major disaster, right? That’s what a tsunami usually is…

  10. 10
    Ben P

    I imagine he is only referring to “True Americans”. Those other pseudo-americans don’t count in his arithmetic, or perhaps only count as 3/5 of a “True American”.

    More seriously, I think this is a bit of a “I don’t know anyone who voted for Nixon” moment, and something that Republicans who actually want the party to win elections are deeply grappling with because it scares the bejeezus out of them.

    I have no clue who Wallace Henley is, but I suspect he’s like a fair number of people, including my mom. They listen to Fox News, read conservative websites, and exist in a circle of people that is deeply conservative. Sure, they *know* liberals, but they live in a bubble where all the information they recieve and actualyl digest has a conservative slant, and 70 or 80 % of the people they know are conservative. They believe this is the case across America and the only reason Obama wins elections is because he’s stealing them, I mean “how could he win? almost all the people I know are conservative!”

  11. 11
    matty1

    So he’s saying ethinc groups that have been attacked by Republicans in recent decades will destroy the Republican voting base as they become more numerous. Fair enough but then for some reason he links this to gay marriage and the train to crazy town pulls out of the station.

  12. 12
    raven

    This is confusing.

    I put it through the Fundiespeak to English translator on Google and it got worse not better.

    Right now the GOP is run by rich, old, white males who defend the power and privileges of rich, old, white, males.

    in the Henly future the GOP will be run by a coalition of minorities who will defend the power and privileges of rich, old, white men.

  13. 13
    Modusoperandi

    Teabaggerosis is contagious? Quick, inoculate your kids! Get them a book!

  14. 14
    D. C. Sessions

    I couldn’t even tell if he is proposing another candidate for the New Republican Brand (abbreviated “GNP”) or a third party that will welcome minorities without the history that Republicans have built up but otherwise even farther to the right.

    It would be lovely if the latter came to pass, mind, but I’m not betting on it.

  15. 15
    John P. Capitalist

    When a right-wing bible thumper claims that a “New Majority” will inevitably arise because it’s inevitable (a nice bit of circular reasoning), you know there’s trouble afoot… Note that this bozo did NOT say that the “New Majority” will appear because God is finally so fed up with liberals that he is creating a “New Majority” to save the world. God wasn’t mentioned at all. If this is the best they got, they’re doing worse than I thought.

  16. 16
    abb3w

    Looking closely, I’m not seeing where TFA is claiming the New Majority will be conservative.

    It does seem to be hoping the conservatives can persuade voting support from the New Majority, though; and suggesting that they don’t have to surrender at the Homosexuality front if the GOP finally gives up racism and looks for religious bigots among ethnic minorities. However, the big problem with that conjecture is that young minorities only slightly lag whites in being less inclined to have problems with homosexuality and gay marriage than their elders.

    The conservatives choices are stark.
    1) Abandon all hope of winning national elections.
    2) Abandon their stance on Gay Marriage.
    3) Find more effective means for persuading young people Teh Gay iz Bad.
    4) Try to take stances on other issues that are so immensely more popular than Democratic stances that they get votes despite their neanderthal stance on Teh Gay.

  17. 17
    D. C. Sessions

    abb3w:

    You left out

    5) Keep people likely to support LGBT rights from voting.

  18. 18
    John P. Capitalist

    @abb3w: there is no explicit statement, but this is a clear Tea Party slant:

    1) “The New Majority tsunami will demolish everything that stands in its path – including the Republican Party establishment and all others who hunker down in denial.” It doesn’t mention the Democratic Party at all — this is all about wingnuts vs “Republican establishment.”

    2) “For the GOP to feel it must embrace homosexual marriage or abortion to reach the New Majority is an insult to many who comprise [the New Majority].” In other words, compromising with the left to win elections is what will cause the Republican Establishment to be swept away. Vintage Tea Party.

    3) “A Ted Cruz-Ben Carson presidential ticket, or something like it, might be the type of voting vessel many in the New Majority could happily board.” How much more extremist can you get than these two?

  19. 19
    jameshanley

    thundering down on the land like a tsunami.

    That’s some damn fine writing. I bet he was real proud of that line.

  20. 20
    Pierce R. Butler

    Tsunamis don’t thunder.

  21. 21
    bmiller

    Doesn’t Ted Cruz fail the natural born citizen test for the Presidency? Alert Orly Tait!

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