- Jul 19, 2012
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Evangelicals get kicked around a lot for so strongly supporting Trump, and I’m not a fan of evangelical leaders going on cable TV and twisting themselves into pretzels to rationalize Trump’s moral lapses. But this week has brought home why many evangelicals are with Trump. Ralph Northam, as far as anyone can tell, is a perfectly decent man of sterling personal character—who also is fine with legalized infanticide. And he’s a centrist in today’s Democratic party. So should evangelicals be with him, because he’s not going to insult anyone in public and (presumably) have to try cover up pay-offs to porn stars? Or with Trump, who despite his flagrant flaws, will do everything possible to roll back the abortion regime? The same question can be asked about any number of other issues, but abortion poses it most starkly and makes the answer of evangelical Trump supporters entirely defensible and understandable. Link
Indeed. You really can't rationalize Trump's moral lapses and course nature at all. But none of that makes any difference. None of that affects policy. You can blather on all you like with bullcrap about how Trump coarsens the public discourse and encourages violence, which is all mostly just self serving nonsense, but Trump's policies are mostly good, conservative and correct. Abortion is just one example.
Foreign trade is one Trump policy I don't like, but he did tell us he what he wanted to do in that regard during the campaign. (I was just hoping it was one promise he wouldn't keep, but he at least tries to keep all of his promises.)