Continuing our support for Ukraine is morally right, but it is not only that. It is also a direct investment in cold, hard, American interests. pic.twitter.com/zlWoAVz3Kk— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) December 24, 2022
McConnell: "Providing assistance for Ukrainians to defeat the Russians is the number one priority for the United States right now according to most Republicans. That's how we see the challenges confronting the country at the moment." pic.twitter.com/NPmzWRzoz1— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 20, 2022
I have a new poll to share with you which more or less sums up my current take on American politics which is that White Christian Nationalism is simmering in the Republican base.
“Voters in the two parties are divided, for example, over whether Black or white Americans face the bigger problems with discrimination. Some 59% of Republicans in the Journal survey said that white people face discrimination or prejudice, compared with 21% of Democrats who said so. By contrast, 88% of Democrats said Black people face discrimination or prejudice, compared with 49% of Republicans who said so.
In the Journal survey, a large share of Republicans—some 61%—said discrimination is a problem for Christians in America, while only 25% of Democrats agreed. At the same time, 85% of Democrats, but 38% of Republicans, said gay and lesbian Americans face discrimination. …
The two parties also had different views of the extent of prejudice against Jews. Some 81% of Democrats said prejudice against Jews is a problem in the country, including 50% who called it a major problem. Among Republicans, 49% saw a problem, including 18% who called it a major problem. …”
Most Republican voters believe that Whites and Christians are under attack in “mainstream” culture and see this as a bigger problem than anti-Semitism, anti-black racism, homophobia and so on. 8 out of 10 Republican voters are White Christians. White evangelical Protestants are the core group that believes this. Democrats are also far more concerned about anti-Semitism than Republicans.
This is why it is important to distinguish between the voters and politicians. In poll after poll, we can see that our views have gained a lot of traction with Republican voters, especially on subjects like immigration and the Great Replacement. Most Republican voters are alarmed by rising anti-Whiteism. These sentiments and priorities which are now deeply mainstream (the cuck wing is only around 15%), however, are not reflected in the Senate gerontocracy that is running the party into the ground.
Note: Go look at Mitch McConnell’s replies on Twitter.
It is a glimpse into how deeply disconnected the most powerful Republican politician in Washington is from the base under his feet even on a subject like Ukraine.