Why they voted for Trump

At lunch with a woman recently, our conversation acted like a lightning bolt in my brain. I learned why evangelical Christians voted for Trump.

A progressive Jew, the woman told me that her son had converted to Christianity and not only that, but as an evangelical Christian. Her son told her that, as such, the candidate for the presidency might well be Micky Mouse as long as he was Republican. Evangelical Christians are against abortion. Period.

Not only that, they hate the LGBTQ culture and look to the Republican party to suppress it. Which they have done. And some of Planned Parenthood’s facilities have been closed.

Trump may indulge his idiocies as much as he wants; he is just a figurehead for the party.


The gloves have come off

Turnabout FairPlay: The media, excoriated by The Donald, is exploring the possibility that he is mentally unstable. I watched MSNBC in fascination as Lawrence O’Donnell interviewed a psychiatrist (I believe it was a psychiatrist) who stated that our president was displaying behavior that conformed with mental illness.

Take, for example his statement made earlier in his campaign that transgender people had every right to the bathrooms of their choice, and his current stance forbidding them that right. He has turned around previous remarks with regularity and firmness that has to be noticed, even by his supporters, although it seems the voters don’t seem to care. Currently, that is. In the meantime, the gloves of the media have come off.