Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Trump as Pit Bull

Ben Domenech writes at The Daily Beast about how Donald Trump - clearly not a kindred spirit - is winning perhaps a third of evangelical votes. His answer: they want revenge on an establishment that has handed them gay marriage, abortion, the dissolution of the family, and hard-edged secularism. And handed their jobs over to foreigners who work for less.

According to Domenech, resentment of the culture wars - which they feel they've lost - motivates many evangelicals. Trump is a warrior against the establishment's smug political correctness, evangelicals like his destructiveness.

Voting for Trump is a way of showing your middle finger to those who have let you down repeatedly. My analogy: You don't care if your pit bull isn't a cuddly pet, what you want is an attack dog.