Donald Trump has created an excruciating moment for evangelicals

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Mark_Smith's picture

Go to the story at the Washington Post that Jim has linked to, and then read the comments.

Bert Perry's picture

I'd argue that EVANGELICALs have created a difficult environment for ourselves.  Had we acted en masse on what anyone who's read his books would know--that Trump is a sleaze--we would have Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz as our nominee, and they'd be ten points up.   Honestly, there is nothing new in those 2005 videos/audio that we didn't know already.  He didn't part from Ivana or Marla because of irreconciliable differences, after all.  

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Mark_Smith's picture

was Marco Rubio was widely disliked for initially being against amnesty when he ran for senate, but then immediately got involved in the Gang of 8 allowing amnesty. Ted Cruz was disfavored by some because of the problem where he was born in Canada. Some thought that was disqualifying.
 

My point is, regardless of the details, many evangelicals had problems with all of the options, and given the fact that many despised "business as usual" in Washington, they went with the outsider. That is what happened.

Let me be clear, I voted for Cruz, and the state I live in went for Cruz.

Bert Perry's picture

Mark, agreed 100% and liked, too.  What you say serves as an example, I think, of how I need to make sure I look at character, because "the right position without character" is generally equal to the wrong position.  I caucused for Rubio, but liked Cruz, too.

Jim: true as far as it goes, but interestingly it doesn't mention how Hilliary didn't just stay with her husband, but actively covered up for his adulteries and perhaps even at least one rape he committed back when running for President in 1992.  There seems to be a not very subtle difference between forgiving behavior and enabling it, and Hilliary is clearly on the "enabling" side.  

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WallyMorris's picture

The Clinton marriage is a political marriage, each using the other to achieve political goals. Does anyone really think that Hillary Clinton has been faithful to Bill Clinton during their marriage? Many questions and rumors abound about Hillary Clinton's sexual orientation and relationship with some of her staff. Hillary Clinton remains married to Bill Clinton because of the many perks and benefits which come with the relationship. Both of them are politically astute and shrewd, not to be underestimated.

Wally Morris

Charity Baptist Church

Huntington, IN

amomentofcharity.blogspot.com

Joeb's picture

Trump is an idiot and I said that from the start.  The only and I repeat only Republicans who were willing to handle SSA and Medicare were Cruz Mark's man and Chris Christie.  The most important two issues. So in my book they were the only two viable candidates .  

The reason Trump was chosen was 30 year Gothardite Veteran Daniel Webster and his Gothardite leaning Freedom Cacus tried to force their version of America on everyone else.  The the establishment Republican's were going along with it until it blew up in their faces   The tail was wagging the dog.  People want these guys to get the work of the nation done ie steer the boat in the right direction both morally and financially.  

It's a two party system.  You have to work within the system or take up arms and make it a theocracy, which is treason.  

Some Christians have the idea that the gospel is to be spread by militancy and that the Government should spread the gospel.  That is the churches job. Not the government.  The head of the FRC is on record saying that the 1st amendment only applies to Christians.  

It's this thinking that causes the problem and the result is Trump.  Cruz's father says the Baptist Ministers should form an insurgency and take over and split the wealth of the wicked with the kings.  Papa Cruz identifys the Kings as the Baptist ministers.  

Folks if you think Christian Republicans have not seen this your  living in a dream world.  Although if I'm wrong shine up your ordination docs to get your share of the wealth.  Papa Cruz gets the first cut.  

Bert Perry's picture

I did look up Webster, and yes, he's been a friend of IBLP for a number of years.  Now Webster is not the only problem, nor is the Freedom Caucus as a whole, but certainly scorched earth tactics in the pursuit of a completely unreasonable goal aren't helpful.  

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.