>Is it time to start talking about the Democrats’ capture of the evangelical vote? For several years now disgruntled evangelicals have become increasingly aware and angry about the abuse they suffer at the hands of the Republican party. Especially with greater insight into Karl Rove’s clear contempt for the religious right and his willingness to use them to accomplish his own (and his party’s) political ends, I have found more and more Christians, particularly my age or thereabouts, rejecting the Republican party. To be honest, this has warmed my heart on several levels. But in my naivete, I failed to recognize the (what now seems obvious) results. These Christians are seeking to punish the Republican party by voting Democrat. This is nowhere clearer than in the ludicrous arguments being advanced by Christians that the pro-life issue is broader than abortion, and that somehow a vote for Obama is pro-life. I won’t rehash the excellent article by Robert George, or the reflections on it by JT and others in the blogosphere. But I think there is an angle no one is covering on this: These Christians that are so incensed by the fact that they have been used by the Republicans are mindlessly allowing themselves to be used by the Democrats! They are buying into these silly arguments, glad to be snookered if the result is sticking it to the GOP.
Christians who think it is ok to vote for Obama despite his pro-death stance: Where are you? Why don’t you answer these arguments? Explain how it is that you can ignore the MILLIONS of babies murdered each year in order to gain ground on other supposed pro-life issues such as war (the death toll of which pales in comparison to abortion), and feeding the poor. Explain how it is that something you agree is so clearly heinous as abortion is not worthy of swaying your vote. If Obama was an open racist, would this disqualify him? If McCain ran on the “Make Rape Legal” ticket would that disqualify him? Then why doesn’t Obama’s “Make the murder of innocent unborn children more accessible” plank disqualify him? Wake up, Christian! If you so despise the Republican party that you cannot vote for it, at least don’t bloody your hands by casting a vote for Obama. If you are upset at Bush and the Republicans, being coopted by the Democrats is no intelligent response.