Mitchverr wrote:No, they just try to make it so gays are illegal again (like in a theocratic government because the bible says they be ew, easily looked up), try to make abortion illegal because again the bible, try to make it so then x, y z are illegal based off the bible and so on even if the constitution holds it as a protected right.
This again? Not everything is some massive conspiracy against the gays. I'm sure that fact must disappoint those gays who spend their lives in some bizarre competition to be society's greatest victim. And what in specific are you saying is protected under the Constitution? Abortion?
They are theocratic in all but name in many aspects, when they say "i want x because bible" and ignore their constitution or other peoples religious beliefs but only their own is valid that is theocratic belief, take it from somebody whom still has a partially theocratic government
Your common Republican Senator isn't exactly the equivalent of Ayatollah Khomeieni. I'm not certain where you derive that image from but to generalize the entire party with it is foolish.
(i mean seriously, these guys are like the bishops/other religious leaders in my government more often then not, hell, my bishops are LESS bible thumping sometimes lol)
Who are these guys in specific?
Fade2Gray wrote:The Bible thumping bit is probably going to be Trump's big weakness. I have the feeling that Carson's surge was him directly calling out the evangelical crowd and basically saying that "I'm more Jesus than he is." Support Trump over me? You obviously don't care about Jesus.
Trump's greatest weakness is that he is short on ideas. He is popular now because of the rage that (rightfully) exists for the political class and state of politics here in the US. But chances are that sometime between now and November 2016 his playbook will stop working for him.
Bernie Sanders is much the same for the left. Personality wise they are entirely different, one is that weird crazy senator from Vermont and the other is an eccentric billionaire with a big mouth. Yet their popularity is derived from discontent both from the general public and within their own parties.
Evangelicals are a dying breed, but they still have more than enough political clout to put massive influence into the GOP. Trump may well have to up his "Jesus game" if he wants to keep up.
It's quite odd how the evangelical boogeyman those on the left like to complain about is constantly cycling between an all-powerful political steamroller and a irrelevant dying breed to be ignored. Whatever fits the weekly narrative.
But expecting consistency from them would be like expecting them to correctly illustrate the concept of irony.