Sunday, February 21, 2016

Evangelicals Attacked For Supporting Trump (They Said The Same Things About Reagan)

Trump with Jerry Falwell Jr.

By Brandon Hall
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The attacks against Evangelical Christians for supporting Donald Trump have grown louder after last night's big win in South Carolina, and look for them to continue. Matt Walsh had a particularly nasty response that I refuse to even share...

After all, no one who has won New Hampshire and South Carolina has ever lost the GOP nomination, so opponents will be getting desperate.

It all may sound familiar to some: many went after Reagan in many of the same ways they attack Trump... Jerry Falwell Jr. touched on that earlier in the campaign when he endorsed "The Donald."

According to the Washington Post:

"Falwell then spoke of his father’s support for Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, an affiliation that was controversial in some evangelical circles because Reagan’s opponent in the 1980 election, then-President Jimmy Carter, was a devout Southern Baptist.

“When he walked into the voting booth, he wasn’t electing a Sunday school teacher or a pastor or even a president who shared his theological beliefs; he was electing the president of the United States with the talents, abilities and experience required to lead a nation,” Falwell said of his father.

“After all, Jimmy Carter was a great Sunday school teacher, but look at what happened to our nation with him in the presidency...(Trump) cannot be bought, he's not a puppet on a string like many other candidates who have wealthy donors as their puppet masters,” he added."

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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  1. As an evangelical, my opposition to trump stems from his lack of principles. He was able to identify the hot buttons for conservatives and many evangelicals, especially our frustration with establishment Republicans for promising and reneging so well and so consistently that P&R seems to be the primary plank in the establishment platform, right next to caving. Trump is a non-establishment guy, but he has already told us that he is willing to negotiate anything to get a deal. If Republicans fail to recognize this, we will get more of the same P&R action. On the other hand, if Democrats recognize that their present candidate selection includes a congenital liar and a socialist, and the dire consequences of nominating either; they may find a viable candidate. In that unlikely scenario, the sizable anti-Trump sentiment (those who will never vote for Trump) will ensure another republican debacle. Remember, in every primary and poll so far, 70% of Republicans have voted Not for Trump.

  2. The 64 dollars question,can Donald win in the fall? It is for sure Christians will vote Republician. Grass roots the same except many of the young for B.S. should he beat H.C. Trump will need some of the insiders to pull this off. If they splinter(pride of ownership) prepare to go to the big Dem. Ball.