Most Christians are Republicans and a few liberal ones are Democrats (or something like that). That’s been the conventional thinking for the past few decades, especially with the rise of the Moral Majority and Evangelical movement going back to the late 60’s and early 70’s. However, the election of 2016 is pointing to a possible shift in perception of this old adage. Are we seeing a role reversal where the Democratic Party becomes the party of patriotism, American Exceptionalism, and faith while the Republican Party becomes the party of angst, cynicism, and Russian influence? We discuss the last two weeks of both parties’ conventions and why that role reversal might just be the case.
Delivered every Friday and full of all the stuff we didn’t have time to cover on the show plus a few extra tidbits from around the web.
- The Real Plot Against America | NYT
- Donald Trump’s AMA | Reddit
- Tim Kaine Takes Back Faith for The Democrats | The New Yorker