Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mormons Will Save the Republican Party. Black Women Will Save the Democratic Party

When the Republican Party can moving beyond the smoking ruin that the Trump presidency will leave, I think it will be the Mormon Never-Trumpers who will rebuild the party on a moral foundation.  The evangelical Protestants who used to be the moral leaders of the party have wasted their authority by backing Trump.  I think we will see a massive falling off of young evangelicals, just as the priest sex scandal has driven away masses of young Catholics.

Black women have been the solid leaders of the resistance to Trump and of articulating a decent alternative.  I believe a record number will get elected this cycle, and many more will step forward as leaders.  Black women will be the most important -- though far from the only -- face of the rainbow party that stands against the White Man's Party now in power.