Rumors of the Christian Right’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

So Hopey’s off to D.C. today to measure the drapes at the White House and you spent the weekend getting drunk and chanting “Yes We Did”. But before you spend your day choosing a talking woodland creature to be your sidekick, here’s a sobering reminder that over in joyless Mudville (aka The Family Research Council), they’re already planning for 2012. Turns out there is one area that the Christian right did really well last Tuesday, and they think it could be the key to future success, according to MSNBC.

“Conservative politicians lost. Traditional values succeeded,” said Tom Minnery, a vice president of Dobson’s Focus on the Family. “It ought to tell them to get a clue about the importance of marriage. We were frustrated that Sen. McCain would not speak out about marriage strongly and repeatedly.”

While discussion of the future of the G.O.P. is an ongoing one, social conservatives are of the opinion that the key to winning back the White House is by holding fast to social issues like “abortion, gay marriage and judges”. Because it’s my first day and I don’t want to totally depress you off the bat, exit polls seem to indicate that this election is in fact, “a realignment” and unless evangelicals are able to appeal to a broader group than, well pissed off white folks, they’ll find themselves increasingly irrelevant in our shiny rainbow-hued tomorrow.