It’s not only some of the GOP’s bad policies and believing that if they compromise with Democrats the Democrats will return the favor and compromise with them that loses the big elections for what’s left of the Grand Old Party. It’s their unwillingness to fight because they don’t believe they are in a war for the survival of civilization.
Civilization was once identified with a Christian worldview. That is beginning to slip away. Even atheist Richard Dawkins is worried:
I have mixed feelings about the decline of Christianity, in so far as Christianity might be a bulwark against something worse.
Winston Churchill considered “the Battle of Britain” to be a struggle between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness. “Upon this battle,” he said on the 18th of June 1940, “depends the survival of Christian civilization.”1
There was a time when people understood what was at stake. Playing nice does not win wars or elections when civilization is on the line: generational theft, the maintenance of a permanent poverty class, loss of fundamental constitutional rights, the forced financing of the murder of unborn babies, overturning the definition of marriage, the persecution of people who do not agree with Big Brother, and so much more.
John Nolte at Breitbart describes what’s happened recently over the Bill and Hillary Clinton sex scandal and the Republican response:
“The Republican Establishment has lost the popular vote in 5 of the last 6 presidential elections, and a large part of the reason was on display over the weekend when a number of Establishment Republican candidates blasted frontrunner Donald Trump for raising awareness about one of the DC Media’s biggest cover-ups: the legions of women who claim that both Bill and Hillary Clinton have abused them.”
Trump is way out ahead of these guys, so the only thing they could do is try to break one of his legs. It hasn’t worked for the last six months, and it’s not going to work now.
Trump calling out the GOP establishment, the Democrats, and the media is what’s energizing his campaign.
Is Bill Clinton’s sexual abuse history fair game when it’s his wife who’s running for President and not him? Of course it is. Bill said so himself when he first ran for the presidency. During the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton said that when you elect him you also get Hillary, “and you get two for the price of one.’”
So why doesn’t the two for one price include Bill this time around?
Bill Clinton is fair game, but it seems that most of the Republican presidential candidates don’t want to go there. Even Bernie Sanders has called what Bill Clinton did “totally, totally, totally disgraceful and unacceptable.” Some in the usual fawning media are reporting that Bill Clinton’s sexual accusations are a campaign issue.
“Here you have three Republican governors [Bush, Christie, Kasich] running for president who are as representative as anyone could possibly be of the GOP Establishment, and rather than criticize Hillary’s hypocrisy, rather than stand up for the women who claim to have been victimized by the Clintons, these losers just roll over by pretending they don’t understand what the issue is really about.
“And this is after Trump’s defensive attacks on Hillary not only shut her hypocritical ‘sexist’ talk down, but successfully forced Hillary’s DC Media palace guards to talk about an issue they were prepared to claim was out of bounds.”
Women are being raped by “rapefugees” in Europe, and the European media and the politicians don’t want to talk about it. Well, the rape victims sure do, and I’m sure that young women in America who are 20 years removed from the Clinton era want to know what kind of man would be living in the White House if Hillary gets elected.
- John Baillie, What is Christian Civilization? (London: Oxford University Press, 1945), 5. [↩]