Evangelist Franklin Graham announced that he is leaving the Republican Party.
Now if we could only persuade Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum and the rest of their ultra-right- wing evangelical Bible thumping followers to do the same, we just might end up with a Republican Party that would win the presidency in 2016 and lead our nation out of the stinking swamp of socialism forced upon us by the Democrats.
“Unless more godly men and women get in this process and change this wicked system, our country is in for trouble,” said Graham.
You see, that’s the problem in a nutshell. In recent decades our nation has been controlled by the right-wing “godly” on the one hand, or the left-wing “progressives” on the other. Both represent recipes for disaster. It’s high time for Americans to find their way back to the reasonable center.
Ideally, the frustrated religious extremists that have hijacked the GOP should form their own political Party – The Evangelical Party – where they would become marginalized by the vast majority of Americans who are sick and tired of the Hobson’s choice between either religion or socialism presiding over our government.
A new and revitalized GOP without extremist evangelical influence would attract multitudes of rational Democrats and Independents looking for a better alternative. It would become a bigger and better Party leading to a better United States of America.
Good riddance to you Reverend Graham. And you can take the rest of your fellow travelers along with you.