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Wingnuts: Anti-Gay and Anti-Choice Woos Women, Young Voters

Because being an extremist means never, ever reevaluating your positions or allowing them to be challenged by actual evidence, the anti-gay and anti-choice folks from the American Principles Project actually thinks that they’ll win over young voters and women voters by being more anti-gay and more anti-choice.

Spokesperson Kate Bryan of the American Principles Project points out that Mitt Romney had little to say about abortion and homosexuality, and he was defeated by Barack Obama “instead of standing strong on these foundational principles that the majority of Americans stand with.”…

Bryan insists Republicans were afraid they would lose the votes of women and youth, so they “deflected” on social issues.

“For lack of a better term,” she says, “they were cowards.”

But she thinks that’s changing now:

“I think that they’re starting to see the trend and instead of shying away from it, they’re really embracing their stance and being a strong voice,” says the American Principles spokesperson.

Because of that change, she predicts the GOP will garner more votes from women and from young people.

And now, a word from reality. The most recent polling shows that 81% of voters under 30 support same-sex marriage. 81 freaking percent. 64% of young people who identify as evangelical Christian support same-sex marriage, for crying out loud. On abortion, Gallup polls last year showed that Americans want Roe v Wade to remain the law by a 53-29 margin, with 18% having no opinion. Among those 18-29, 54% identified as pro-choice and 36% as pro-life. If they think being anti-gay and anti-choice is going to help them win young and female voters, they’re delusional. I approve of this delusion, of course.

Comments

  1. Dunc says

    If they really want to win over women and younger voters, they should also come out against inter-racial marriage, divorce, contraception, and universal suffrage, whilst campaigning strongly in favour of smallpox and polio. Forward to the past!

  2. tsig says

    What a great time to be a Democrat, all you have to do is keep your mouth shut while Republican after Republican stands up yells “Follow me” and then throws himself off a cliff.

  3. says

    They’re right. Everybody I know, including me, agrees with them and, since we’re the Moral Majority, regulated ladyparts and criminalized homosex must be winning issues. We just have to focus on these issues, and also the Undeserving Poor, and we’ll win a Permanent Majority.

  4. Dexeron says

    I used to be “friends” with a dude who was pretty conservative, and who only got more and more fuming rabid post 2008 (to the point I had to completely disassociate with him – the guy is toxic.) I occasionally look at his blog and twitter, and he is still raging (with tons of fellow travelers nodding in agreement) that if only the Republicans would be MORE ideologically pure, more extreme, more outspoken and vitriolic, well, then they’d win! Just primary out all of those RINOs!

    All I can do is just sit back and silently laugh as they turn their own party into a terrifying caricature of itself, and get even more out of touch with the majority of Americans.

  5. alanb says

    Mitt Romney had little to say about the evil that is Groundhog Day, and he was defeated by Barack Obama. Republicans were afraid they would lose the votes of parents of young children, so they “deflected” on this important issue. For lack of a better term they were cowards. But they’re starting to see the trend away from Germanic festivals and towards good ol’ American ones and are starting to embrace an anti-Groundhog Day agenda.

  6. hunter says

    It’s a function of being party to Eternal Truth (TM) — you’re right, because God says you’re right, so you just have to scream louder and people will believe you.

    It’s also known as delusional behavior.

  7. doublereed says

    I know if I had a uterus, I would be protesting in the street begging for politicians to control it.

  8. magistramarla says

    This makes me think of the editorial by David Brooks that I read in the local paper yesterday.
    It seems that he’s trying to sound like a reasonable Republican (??? – Can’t believe I typed that!).
    He’s actually proposing that they stop just saying no and actually have some answers.
    Of course, the tp faithful here in Texas are declaring that he’s being too cozy with the leftists.

    I’m with Ed – I’m very supportive of them doubling down on the crazy.

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Coming-age-of-skeptical-reform-5146351.php

  9. says

    doublereed “I know if I had a uterus, I would be protesting in the street begging for politicians to control it.”
    Hardly. Your husband would be. You couldn’t, on account of your uterus controlling you via hormones, pheromones and a general miasma of noxious uterusness. I tell you, if this rampant utero-liberaton movement isn’t nipped in the bud, pretty soon women will want the Vote.

  10. magistramarla says

    Here’s a real hoot. It’s the first comment in the paper on the opinion piece that I mentioned in #8.
    This is what I hear all around me here in Texas.

    GetReal-22683262
    Rank 87

    Funny this article is about the RINO’s that are already in office not true conservatives like the Tea Party. Smaller government that is the only answer we can have to get out of this mess we are in. Over regulation is shutting down business growth keeping only large big business afloat. Over regulation is hampering the hiring of the young and inexperienced. Big government is the reason we have such high taxes even the people working in government make more than there private counterparts and that is completely unsustainable. Now with health care and the taking over of one seventh of our entire GDP they are totally out of control and we are totally controlled. Marxist regulations are common place. We have lost our way and there is only two ways back and neither are going to be pretty.

  11. freehand says

    I agree with Ms. Bryon. It is as clear that she is right about winning the hearts and minds of the young as it is clear that the Republican politicians currently in office are far too liberal.

    [Checks household popcorn supply]

  12. says

    It’s a function of being party to Eternal Truth (TM) — you’re right, because God says you’re right, so you just have to scream louder and people will believe you.

    It’s also known as delusional behavior.

    I feel like referencing that urban legend definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. The thing I find scary is that they probably will gain some ground sooner or later. At least for the time being, all the absurd and barbaric things they’re saying likely makes it harder for campaigners to downplay the issues and woo swing voters.

  13. caseloweraz says

    One News Now

    One news to rule them, one news to find them.
    One news to bring them all and in delusion bind them.

    Carry on regardless.

  14. demonhauntedworld says

    64% of young people who identify as evangelical Christian support same-sex marriage

    So, more evangelical Christians accept gay marriage than evolution? I’m not sure what to make of that.

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