Thursday, December 06, 2012

Era of Influence Over for White, Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Woman, Male Conservatives

The era of national political influence for the white, pro-white, anti-immigrant, anti-woman conservative extremist male is over, a victim of changing American demographics and the aggregate political empowerment of... well, almost everyone else... into a single unified opposing coalition. 

In reality, it was over after the 2008 election of Barack Obama to the White House, but anti-Muslim, anti-Latino, anti-African-American, anti-women conservative leaders apparently needed another futile presidential run to grasp that the United States is complex in diversity and concerns, not a simpleton one-note, one-color country.

One by sneering one, the loudest white, male, pro-white, pro-male conservative voices have been muzzled in the four weeks since President Obama won reelection by a wider margin than ever garnered by either George W. Bush or Bill Clinton:
  • Jim DeMint, two-term senator from South Carolina and top Tea Party dog in the U.S. Senate, resigned from Congress today, obviously realizing the futility of his obstructionist, pot-stirring bent in Obama's progressive Washington.
  • Karl Rove, benched by Fox News after his embarrassing election night refusal to accept reality. Rove, of course, squandered nearly $1 billion leading the ultra-conservative SuperPac charge against Obama. 
  • Grover Norquist, whining to any and all broadcasters that "No one is caving," when Republicans across the country find ways to worm-out of lobbyist Norquist's anti-patriotic Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Even red-state Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss  demurred, "I care about my country more than I do about a 20-year-old pledge.")
  • Rick Santorum, former senator and presidential wannabe who holds freakishly extreme feelings on the gay community, was last seen cheerleading the U.S. Senate on to defeating passage of a treaty to treat the disabled with respect and common courtesy. Santorum's newest gig is as weekly columnist for a site prominent for Obama citizenship conspiracy theories.
Yes, the era of national political influence for the white, pro-white, anti-immigrant, anti-woman conservative extremist male clearly is over. Thank God! 

Their demise was necessary to repair and preserve American democracy as envisioned by our country's founders as a country in which "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

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