It's those selfish, white single people who elected Barack Obama
For decades, Ron Arnold has been an influential figure in the U.S. "wise-use movement", which aims to counter environmentalists.
As the long-time executive vice president of the U.S.-based Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, he's been an outspoken advocate for the logging industry and a relentless critic of green groups.
His Left Tracking Library and Green Tracking Library provide reams of information suggesting that environmentalists are engaged in a relentless resource grab led by the likes of billionaire George Soros.
This, of course, will leave poor, rural residents without any means to support themselves.
As a propagandist, Arnold may be without equal.
This is why I was so intrigued by his latest column in the Washington Examiner.
Citing research by Democratic Party consultants James Carville and Stanley Greenberg, Arnold points out that there are 111 million single eligible voters in the United States.
"Exit polls found that among nonmarried voters, Obama beat Romney 62-35, but marrieds went for Romney 56-42," Arnold writes. "It gets worse: Carville and Greenberg found that between the 2008 election and this year's, the nonmarried share of the total vote increased by 'a whopping 6 percentage points,' which meant 7.6 million more single voters than in 2008. That gave Obama a margin of 2.9 million votes, about two-thirds of his margin of victory, they said."
Here's Arnold's clincher: "Marriage is what made America so successful. And it's declining."
Then he launches into a tiresome right-wing shibboleth—civility, self-restraint, compassion, and personal responsibility are jeopardized when people aren't married.
It's the classic language of division.
It's designed to drive a wedge between married and unmarried people. And it plays into Arnold's claim that nonmarried people "turn out to be dominantly affluent, urban—and liberal-voting—white people".
He closes by maintaining that big government "won't transmit compassion for property rights or resource workers".
Consider that Republican Mitt Romney's top five financial contributors were financial institutions Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Wells Fargo.
In light of this, it's a bit rich to suggest that the Republicans are the party of the people.
The real reason that Romney lost was the large number of Latinos who preferred Obama. The Democratic candidate took 66 percent of the Hispanic vote, largely because of the Republicans' cruel immigration policy.
It's why Obama carried the swing states of Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, Virginia, and Colorado.
But if Arnold and his allies on the right can persuade enough married Hispanic voters that selfish, white singles elected a callous government, the Republicans just might take back the White House in 2016.