A small but significant Christmas miracle recently happened on Friday.
It seems like the Evangelicals denounced their quasi-prophet, and boy, what a denouncement it was! Yes, the very same people who claimed with absolute certainty and not an ounce of shame, that Trump was sent from God himself to the White House to save us from….well, I’m not sure what, but it’s all moot now.
That unbelievable whirlwind romance between a narcissistic sociopath and the conservative, religious elite is over.
I am so delighted that I am not even going to nit-pick the Evangelicals with silly questions like why is this particular sin the winner? Or ask them why after all this time they suddenly find his Twitter rants and treatment of women immoral?
Even though I really want to, I’m not going to try to uncover the mystery of God’s horrible choice in a president -allegedly of course. Instead, I’m going to sit back and watch this surprising yet absolutely satisfying gift unwrap itself. Or rather, unravel. Bigly.
As you’d expect, the IMPOTUS responded instantly to the op-ed that called for his removal from office. On Twitter. All the cool commander-in-cheetos do it…It started off pretty ‘Presidential’ for him:
I’m guessing there may be a few Muslims who disagree with that last part…just sayin. And just like a screen door in a hurricane, his retorts escalated from there. I guess he was expecting more than an “It’s you, not me” rejection from the very people who could ignore the multitude of this man’s “indiscretions” (sins) and abhorrent hateful rhetoric just for political power. Apparently Jesus approved though?
Now, as the orange hurricane grows and Trump keeps showing us who he truly is, as he abandons his TV lustre (still ungodly), the cheap and obviously orange veneer can’t hide what was really in front of his believers and yes-men the whole time. All the people who actually sacrificed, in some cases, everything for this charlatan might pause to ask how God and their churches could be wrong?
This dissidence and public rejection from a powerful, nationally influential congregation sends a message to everyone. Many fans and followers of the Orange One won’t question their Church and their congregation. Sanity could even be restored in some areas. Perhaps another miracle in the making!
Trump’s ego sold him on his ability to con the Holy Grail of marks — religion. He went after the biggest target because they were necessary. The Conservative Right Wing Evangelicals’ wealth and influence are paramount to Republican politics. And their stunning and scathing rejection was an assault he didn’t see coming. Trump was conned by his own con.
And maybe you can’t screw with God and get away with it?
Since the Evangelicals swore it was God himself who sent The Orange One to Washington, it would appear someone has some explaining to do.
I’m in the camp that believes there’s no longer a point of return for the Republican party; morally ethically and possibly politically. Everyone needs to stop hoping that these people will find their hearts or conscience or, I don’t know, maybe their duty to their country.
This is not the same GOP you think is just buried somewhere deep down in Mitch McConnell’s neck. That party isn’t going to come back. They sold their souls long before Trump won the Republican nomination. The GOP is responsible for Trump and they have been the trick behind his con.
Trump is their Frankenstein and the irreparable damage the monster and it’s creator have caused is deeper than anyone thought possible. I know my hope has been all but lost….unless this beautiful stocking stuffer that could be a “sorrry” from above, makes them pause.
No, they don’t suddenly get their hearts back like a Christmas movie and start doing the right thing. But just maybe they realize what will happen to their own careers, and even their futures outside of politics if this man does get kicked out of office.
All it takes is one Republican to worry about covering his own treasonous ass to start thinking somewhat clearly. They aren’t going to suddenly agree with healthcare for all or that poverty is government’s problem, but they might vote to push the clown back into its box.
Whatever happens, I’m making popcorn and watching it unfold without despair for the first time in what feels like a century within three years. And I know I’m not alone with this misery.
So I say to you all: Just enjoy this little nugget of glory! Let’s all bask in this real-life Christmas movie/heavenly blessing sent from a possibly sheepish savior above. And dammit, hark those herald Angels sing!
Hallelujah!! Merry Christmas!! Happy Holidays! Feliz Navidad!!
Let’s Make America Sane Again!