Erick Erickson: Fertile Latinos Will Breed Permanent GOP Majority, Strong Like Bull
Oh, sure, you liberals may be feeling pretty chuffed with how well 2015 has been going for you, what with your Obamacare surviving and your Supreme Court Victory for Sodom, and your beloved Barry Bamz just having a fine time being a highly mobile duck who isn't the least bit lame, but the real joke is on YOU, according to Teabagging never-nude Erick Erickson. You see, he knows that conservatives have a secret weapon in their quiver, and that is the fact that the Latins will out-breed you birth-controlling liberals and you queerfolk what can't make babbies at all. Welcome to extinction, you with all your abortions!
Speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention's "Gospel and Politics" conference, Erickson confidently predicted that while liberals may have won a squirmish or two, the battle for cultural supremacy will totally belong to conservatives, because have you seen how many babies those Latinos squirt out all the time? And everyone knows that your Latins are Christian and don't like the maricóns, much less the maricón marriages:
I don’t think the culture war is over primarily because the people who appear to be the victors right now are the least likely to procreate, so we will eventually breed them out of existence demographically. So the culture war continues and will continue. And I don’t mean to be flippant by that statement. But if you look at the demographic trends in this country, in the next 50 years, the country will be filled with young Christian Hispanic families who listen to country music, and that’s just -- demographically, they’re our people.
We'll at least give Erickson credit for not invoking the usual trope where white conservatives fret about out-breeding the browns -- instead, he's looking forward to a whole new majority of brown conservatives. Still, there might just be one or two problems with that assumption, starting with the assumption that if Latinos currently have a high birth rate, they will always stay that way; or that the social attitudes of Latinos today will remain the attitudes of tomorrow. Or the tendency of children and grandchildren of immigrants to be less conservative than the first generation. On top of that, there's the teensy little problem that the Republican party seems absolutely dead set on alienating Latino voters, as that Trump fellow has demonstrated (right, we know, he's going to win the Mexican Rapist vote.)
For 2016 at least, it sure doesn't look like Latinos are wild about conservative candidates, no matter how Christian they might be. Polling shows some Latino support for Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, but both of those Latino gents rack up pretty much equal "unfavorable" as "favorable" views -- and a pretty large percentage of "don't knows," too. On the other hand, Latinos sure do like that Hillary Clinton, even if she's a gringa:
Not surprisingly, Latinos can't stand Donald Trump, but they're also not so hot on Jeb Bush, even though he goes out of his way to speak Spanish and be all married to a nice Mexican lady:
Add to that the Republicans' current fight between the conservatives who merely want to permanently seal the border and the conservatives who want to deport all the Spanishes, plus the ongoing push by some to explicitly align conservatism with white supremacy, and we're not sure Erick has the greatest crystal ball, even before you get to the tendency of youngs -- even young Republicans -- to not really be all freaked out by the gheys. Then again, it's entirely possible that Erickson isn't talking about the GOP at all, but rather the mythical conservative majority party that will emerge after the Christian Right leaves the Republican party altogether because it's too soft on abortion. And in that new Red America, happy Christian Latinos will surely be singing country songs all the way to a total repeal of the last 50 years or so of social progress.
Assuming the Republicans let them vote.
[ThinkProgress / HuffPo]
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