Skip to comments.White Protestants, your monopoly is over
Posted on 09/09/2012 6:15:13 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
Attention white Anglo-Saxon Protestants: Your days of running things are over. You have jumped the shark.
But there's no need to feel bad for WASPs.
They've had an amazing run. Every single president in our nation's history, except for John F. Kennedy -- a Catholic -- and Barack Obama, has been a white Protestant. Except for a handful of exceptions, for over 200 years the presidential nominees of both major political parties have been WASPs. WASPs had almost as many victories in a row as The Harlem Globetrotters.
But it's over. Look at this year's presidential tickets: A Mormon, an African-American, and two Catholics. Even some of the keynote speakers at the Democratic and Republican conventions were not WASPs. The GOP featured Italian-Irish Catholic Chris Christie and the Democrats tapped Latino-American, Julian Castro. Dean Obeidallah Dean Obeidallah
Times are so bleak for WASPs that there's not a single one on the Supreme Court. Likewise, in Congress, the percentage of Protestants fell from 74 percent in 1961 to a slim majority of 55 percent today. Neither the current Speaker of the House (John Boehner: Catholic) nor the Senate majority leader (Harry Reid: Mormon) is WASP.
I'm sincerely not gloating. And my jibes are in jest. But what I'm happy about is that our two major political parties are increasingly reflecting the new face of America. The demographics of our nation are changing and, by 2042, minorities are expected to become the majority in the U.S.
Objectively, the delegates at this year's Democratic convention were far more diverse. The Republican convention looked more like the early bird dinner crowd at The Cracker Barrel.
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Why would someone look at people in such a way: members of this group or that group. It would never occur to me to divide people into categories like this.
Mitt Romney is definitely an Anglo-Saxon (his ancestors hailed from Preston, England) and I’m pretty sure Mormonism is a denomination of Christianity that isn’t Catholic, and therefore protestant.
And whatever you might say of Barak Obama, his father was essentially a sperm donor, and he was brought up by his WASP maternal family..
For our entire history, SCOTUS almost always had at least 7 Protestants, usually more.
CNN crows about these changes, but doesn't seem to make their usual correlation-equals-causation assumptions about how horrible things have become in this nation lately, along with this demographic change in the highest levels of the Fe'ral government.
“Im pretty sure Mormonism is a denomination of Christianity that isnt Catholic, and therefore protestant.”
Um, Mormons are not Christians. They do not believe in Christ as Christians do. Their organization is far more inline with the Muslims than Christians.
Liberals are obsessed with race. They are such racists.
So....color DOES matter.
Thanks CNN for clearing that up.
The founding fathers were WASPS almost to a man. And the reason they were great men was because they had soaked up the philosophy of freedom inherent in protestant theology and British (esp English) political and constitutional history and practice.
Out of all the other cultures in the history of the world at the time, I would suggest that only the Dutch could have could have come close to contriving a similar system of government.
It is indeed sad therefore, that ‘WASP’ culture and people are so mocked and derided when they have probably made the lion’s share of the contribution towards liberty and common prosperity..
“Bush has named his White House lawyer, Alberto Gonzales, to be the first Hispanic to hold one of the powerful “big four” Cabinet jobs, attorney general.
He named his national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, to be the first female African-American secretary of State, the Cabinet’s senior position.
He also nominated Margaret Spellings, his domestic policy adviser, to lead the Education Department and Cuban-born business executive Carlos Gutierrez to head Commerce.”
The Bush Administration had the same percentage of women and ‘people of color’ as Clinton’s.
And let’s not forget Colin Powell (tho some of us would like to)
Apparently, this guy has been asleep for a while.
You can call Mormonism anything you like, however, it is not a Christian faith. If you will check out their beliefs they do not believe that Jesus Christ is God. They believe He is the brother of Satan. Therefore, they cannot be a Christian faith. They are a cult. Believing that they, each one of them, can become a god.
When the White people withdraw their support for the government, and their sons no longer send in payments to the IRS because they have no jobs, we’ll see how well the USA gets along. If there is a shred of Scots/Irish blood still flowing in their veins, the Diverse America might be unpleasantly surprised.
So true, the muslims end time scenario believes three figures will return: the Mahdi, Issa(their version of Jesus Christ whom they will say is a prophet but not the son of God, they believe the MAhdi is) and the Dajaal. The Muslims fear the Dajjal, they believe he is the antichrist, yet, having researched him, I believe he is the true son of God, the Christian Jesus, research it, it’s fascinating stuff! Thus, I believe many Christians and Mormons may embrace this false Christ Issa who will proclaim the Mahdi as the true messiah, scary times indeed, yet Ariel Sharon sleeps!
It is almost impossible to say at this juncture if a man is an Angle, a Saxon, or a Jute. Even if his ancestors came from England, he might be a Celtic Welshman, Scottish, Pictish, Cornish, or Manx. Or he could be a Dane, a Norman, or a Huguenot immigrant.
Don't think I really want to. I do wonder, though, if at the end of the piece, the author writes, "nyaa, nyaa, nyaa nyaa nyaa!"
Dean Obeidallah (Arabic: دين عبيدالله) is a Palestinian-American/Italian-American comedian. He was born in Lodi, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Paramus. His father was born in Battir, a small village near Bethlehem in Palestine; his mother's parents were born in Sicily. He is part of a small but growing number of Arab-American comedians who have increasingly received media attention in the past few years, as they use comedy to both entertain and dispel negative stereotypes of Arab-Americans and Muslims.
Fits in perfectly with CNN and the rest of the MSM - they now have Muslim
commediansclowns writing their opinion pieces...