To Preserve Democracy We Must Defeat the GOP and White Evangelicals

The priorities of white evangelicals are ending abortion, opposing vaccines, protecting 2nd amendment rights, limiting the reach and authority of the federal government, restricting immigration, denying climate change, crusading against critical race theory and demonizing the LGBTQ community.

The aforementioned priorities of white evangelicals are the same as the policy preferences and principles of the Republican Party, so it’s not surprising that over 80 percent of Republicans voted to reelect Donald Trump.

The subjects that evangelicals are enthralled with have nothing to do with answering the existential questions that religion is supposed to answer: what is the meaning of life, how can I be a moral person, how can I best serve my community, what does God expect of us …

When the mission statements of a political party and a religious movement are almost identical there is something rotten in Denmark.

A religion is supposed to think in terms of the eternal, whereas politics is concerned with the current news cycle. A spiritual person expects the rewards of fealty to his faith to be peace of mind, love for his fellow man and a sense of unity with the divine. A politician expects the rewards of loyalty to his party to be temporal power and influence.

White evangelicals and Republicans have the same objectives: the subjugation of religious, racial and political minorities, and by any means necessary keeping the white power structure intact.

Striving to form a more perfect union means being cognizant of the existential threats to democracy: authoritarian political parties and intolerant religious groups that seek to impose their religious views on citizens.

White evangelicals and the Trumpian Republican Party are anathema to democracy.

Republican Candidates Risk Losing by Defending Trump

“Earlier this month, the Senate Republican campaign arm circulated a memo with shocking advice to GOP candidates on responding to coronavirus: “Don’t defend Trump, other than the China Travel Ban — attack China.”

The Trump campaign was furious.

On Monday — just days after POLITICO first reported the existence of the memo — Trump political adviser Justin Clark told NRSC executive director Kevin McLaughlin that any Republican candidate who followed the memo’s advice shouldn’t expect the active support of the reelection campaign and risked losing the support of Republican voters.”

Politico

Donald Trump expects unquestioned loyalty from Republican senators, and even a nuanced criticism of his policies results in automatic condemnation on Twitter.

Trump’s dementia has taken a toll on his mental acuity, but he remembers every perceived slight and he’s not one to forgive and forget.

Therefore, Trump was outraged at the Senate Republican campaign arm for circulated a memo advising Republican Senators running for reelection not to defend him.

It should be noted that it’s not unusual for senators and congresspeople running for reelection to distance themselves from the incumbent president of their own party. Even popular presidents, like Obama, make mistakes during their tenure and politicians usually run touting their own merits.

Trump’s base will remain faithful to their false messiah, come hell or high water. But after Trump’s disastrous management of the coronavirus pandemic, I expect more than a few Republican senators to practice social distancing from the president.

Trump is a stinking pile of dung and he’s made such a mess out the coronavirus pandemic that fewer and fewer Republicans will risk losing their seats by defending the indefensible.