Sunday, April 26, 2015

To Be Republican Means to Be Christian

To be American means to be straight and Christian. The rest of you? Good luck.

The GOP 2016 field, nine strong at this point, went to the Faith & Freedom Coalition in Iowa to declare their bonafides, which for the GOP means the candidates must be Christian, anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, and so completely for freedom, unless it was freedom to be pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, or pro-some-other religion. How very American!

Admittedly, we've (apparently) never had a non-Christian Democratic president either, but the stranglehold on Christiany things by teh GOP is pretty strong. And Jindal, Rubio, Paul, Perry, Cruz, Santorum, Huckabee, Walker, and Fiorina are now like so Christiany and Spiritual.

Why Jeb Bush chose to pass on this Iowan Christian lovefest beats me. Must have be doing God's work by fundraising his ass off somewhere, though a spox he sent made it clear Jeb supports "traditional" marriage.

The thing I'm praying for is that the clarifying process of the GOP going through the necessary paces to secure the nomination will taint them all. Bush seems to think he can slither past the required declarations. We'll see.

Bobby Jindal gets my vote for the most obsequious comment:
“It's like the Bible was written just for me. The words were jumping off the page.”
Oh, Bobby, Rick Santorum's got nothing on you!

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