|Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority.|
A belief in the connection between personal morality and fitness for office used to be a bedrock of Republican politics. It undergirded the crusade to impeach Bill Clinton, and also supplied the primary theme for George W. Bush’s presidential campaign, which promised to restore “honor and dignity” to the presidency. Five years ago, white evangelical Protestants were the most heavily Republican voting bloc in the country, and also its most moralistic. Only 30 percent of them believed that “an elected official can behave ethically even if they have committed transgressions in their personal life.”
But Donald Trump has changed all that. Today, white evangelical Protestants are the least moralistic cohort of voters. According to a new PRRI/Brookings survey, a full 72 percent of them now believe elected officials can behave ethically even if they have committed transgressions in their personal lives.
This is how the article ends:
Trump has cured what used to be called “the Moral Majority” of its moralism.
So the national Republican party is in tatters, Alaska might vote blue for the first time in forty years, and there is no longer any "moral majority" powerhouse voting block inflicting unqualified candidates on the American people?
What did I do right to deserve so many wonderful gifts?
And do I really owe all of this good fortune to Donald Trump?
Boy am I one confused Liberal.