Republicans – The Party of Christian Charity

I don’t know why evangelical historians are so opposed to Trump. Have they not seen how forgiving Republicans are when it (thanks to one of our southern correspondents) comes to failed campaigns and the managers who run them?

The Republican Party has no natural defense mechanism against charlatans and saboteurs because politics is not what Republicans think about every second. Democrats love government. They spend their lives trying to maneuver themselves into a position to run other people’s lives. Republicans don’t want careers in government and give little thought to how to get there. Often they run for president only because they hope it will lead to more speaking gigs and TV appearances. […]

Anyone who hurts the Democrats’ electoral prospects is dead. Not so, the Republicans. If John Edwards, Ned Lamont, and Bill Bradley were Republicans, they’d have radio shows, TV gigs, and bestselling books.

What ever happened to Wesley Clark? Where’s Mike Gravel? Mike Huckabee has a TV show. If you want to know what the other former Republican presidential candidates are doing these days, just turn on the radio or TV. […]

No one gets rich by sabotaging the Democratic Party. But a lot of people get rich off losing races for the Republican Party. […]

There are no prizes in politics for caring the most, only for scoring the most. Devotion to the cause isn’t better than having a modicum of political savvy. If we’re serious about improving the country, we need candidates to be brutally honest about their own appeal. That’s if they really care about the team.

That sounds like conservatives are the truly loving and caring Americans.

Update:

Even when you fail, you win:

Fox News confirmed to The Daily Beast editor-at-large Lloyd Grove on Tuesday that beleagured chairman and CEO Roger Ailes will depart the cable news network following sexual harassment claims by former anchor Gretchen Carlson. According to a document obtained by the Drudge Report, Ailes will receive at least a $40 million buyout from the network. The news comes hours after New York Magazine reporter Gabe Sherman wrote that Fox News star Megyn Kelly told investigators hired by 21st Century Fox that Ailes had sexually harassed her ten years ago.

See how conservatives love one another?

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9 thoughts on “Republicans – The Party of Christian Charity

  1. The republican party even invites all the losers to speak at their convention, and since the losers don’t know they can’t sing, the hunger game survivers get lose some more,in public but any PUBLICity is better than no TV time. Ted Cruz is the new Rick More Sanctified Than You Santorum

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2007/09/present-at-the-creation/306134/

    It seems to me there is less meanness in atheism, by a good measure…. Of course he’s right about many things, one of them being the destructive potency of religious self-righteousness. (p. 146)”
    ― Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

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  2. CW,
    Were you surprised that Benson’s version was better? After all, there is a difference between musicians and singers and there are very few who fit into both categories. Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter did as well as Pops and perhaps Mel Tormé, but I can’t think of any others.

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  3. “Trump’s best unscripted moment came when he humbly acknowledged that he probably didn’t deserve the support of evangelicals. That was persuasion genius. Nothing will make religious people love you harder than admitting you are not worthy of their affection. Boom. That’s a ten-out-of-ten on the persuasion scale, and you probably thought it was just an unscripted aside. They’re locked in now”

    Come to the means of grace, even if you are not worthy. No salvation outside the church. No power outside one party or the other http://blog.dilbert.com/post/147798324931/my-opinion-of-trumps-convention-speech

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  4. pubic religion is good for the common good—in the kingdom or the creator, not in the kingdom of the redeemer

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