The roars of approval Trump received from his enabler-Republican lawmakers during his State of the Union is all you need to know about why the Republican Party — as it is now – must be to be utterly destroyed in 2020. The word euthanized comes to mind.
In democracies, sick political parties usually need years in the wilderness before they can heal. Let’s send all Republicans on a nice long vacation in 2020 to ponder their support for the lying sociopath they foisted on us.
“Trump’s presidency has become to the Republican Party what Vietnam was to President Lyndon Johnson,” Jonathan Rauch and Peter Wehner write in the NY TIMES. They are right. The Republican gamble that the party can ride out the Trump/white evangelical theocracy era without suffering tremendous damage is looking worse every day.
The white evangelicals are in fact all that’s left of the GOP base. They abandoned their core commitments to conservative principles and even to basic decency. Republicans and evangelicals were willingly hijacked by a seedy failure of a man and reality television star. Trump replaced Jesus and Lincoln as their ideal. Thus, “The most disappointing — development of the Trump era is not the president’s own election and subsequent behavior; it is the institutional corruption, weakness and self-betrayal of the Republican Party,” as Jonathan Rauch and Peter Wehner note in the NY TIMES.
Scandals and corruption besiege Trump on every side. But that’s not the big story. The big story is that Trump helps the worst actors in the world – the fossil fuel pimps and other billionaires — wreck our one and only earth. Only white evangelicals think this ecological Armageddon is a good thing. You see, they believe that we are in the “End Times.” So to them all bad news is a good news harbinger of the “return of Christ.” This belief makes evangelicals the most dangerous people on earth; dangerous to the earth itself and all who dwell thereon.
The Trump paradox is that his support deepens among his most persistent white evangelical admirers– even as it erodes everywhere else.
Good news: two thirds of America is sane!
Bad news: the dumbest cultists in America (the white evangelical deluded) still have their man running the show. By consolidating behind Trump, the evangelical-dominated Republican Party has isolated and alienated itself from the broader public. It has let white evangelicals write policy and appoint judges, and encouraged egomaniacal billionaires treat the rest of us as their personal piggy bank.
The evangelicals rape the earth for Jesus while the billionaires rape the earth for profit. This symbiotic relationship spells death for America, our planet and our democracy.
An insane, mentally defective, white evangelical, far right third of America presently governs the other sane two-thirds of us with an unpopular agenda, a lying fool for a leader and a Twitter account. This must end in 2020 with the utter liquidation of the insane religious right and a reform of the tax system that abolishes the earth-destroying billionaire class altogether.
Take hope! Trump’s hard-core evangelical and conservative Catholic base is large enough to dominate the Republican Party, but it is NOT large enough to dominate the country forever. Republicans lost significant ground among everyone except Trump’s core base of rural, evangelical and “non-college” dumb racist supporters. So this is no time to compromise with the Trump underbelly of America. These losers are literally destroying the entire planet by supporting Trump. And we must banish them from power over us.
Trump’s Gallup approval rating among Republicans is almost 90% and has never dipped below 80%! Translation: these are real cultists and totally delusional people. And Trump’s followers are mostly white evangelicals- proof positive that white evangelicals are the primary threat to American democracy and the health of our home planet. They must have their power eliminated in 2020.
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