David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer new poll numbers showing that voters in many states with incumbent Democratic senators overwhelmingly want someone new. David explains his concern that evangelicals are showing themselves to be hypocrites and damaging their efforts to share the gospel by defending President Trump in every situation. And they discuss the closing ad from Republican West Virginia Senate candidate Don Blankenship, who uses his 30 seconds to accuse Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of creating jobs for “China people” and labels McConnell himself as “Cocaine Mitch.”

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  1. J.D. Snapp Moderator

    David French: Part of following Christ also requires people to allow God to judge the sins of man, doesn’t it? 

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    • May 4, 2018, at 11:57 AM PST
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  2. Patrick McClure Member

    J.D. Snapp (View Comment):

    David French: Part of following Christ also requires people to allow God to judge the sins of man, doesn’t it?

    NT was amended to allow Mr. French to throw stones.

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    • May 4, 2018, at 12:42 PM PST
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  3. George Townsend Inactive

    J.D. Snapp (View Comment):

    David French: Part of following Christ also requires people to allow God to judge the sins of man, doesn’t it?

    J.D., I really like you. And appreciate your comments. But what does this mean? Are we not allowed to voice our thoughts as to how a man conducts himself, because we are not God? Would you be saying all this if Trump were a Democrat? I respect what I think you may getting at here, but I totally disagree. None of us is God, but that should not stop us from saying when we think that Men have violated God’s commandments.

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    • May 4, 2018, at 4:52 PM PST
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  4. Jim Wright Coolidge

    We need not defend Trump’s personal behavior to not (yet) deem it a “high crime and misdemeanor.” If Mueller finds something impeachable I’m fine with proceeding against Trump, or urging his resignation. The Rule of Law should reign supreme. (It wasn’t Clinton’s sins that merited his impeachment. He violated the law to win a lawsuit. He was a known adulterer before he was elected; the perjury and obstruction were new.)

    If Mueller finds Trump is a world-class (but law-abiding) sleazebag…we knew that. I won’t waste a second defending his character, but if he didn’t do anything impeachable, he shouldn’t be hounded out of office.

    Be embarrassed daily by his behavior. Hope he will resign or be impeached (for valid reasons) sooner rather than later. Spend time and treasure nominating someone else in 2020…I have no problem with any of that. I share the wish we’d elected someone better, worthier of the office. And yet…I still feel deeply relieved he beat Hillary.

    Every time HRC opens her mouth, I’m grateful she lost. Every time the #resist army remind me how they acted when they were in power from 2009-2016, and how they’d act the nanosecond they get power back, I’m grateful she lost. Every single regret about Trump’s worst traits is swallowed in gratitude for him keeping her and all who would have come with her out of power.

    Everything else is gravy, and i’ve been pleasantly surprised by how much good has happened under his watch. My big fear – nuclear Ragnarok – hasn’t come to pass; in fact, the threat of the crazed Orange Menace seems to have broken the fever in many of the world’s worst hotspots. If actual peace comes to Korea, I hope he wins a Nobel. 

    Trump reminds me of Inspector Clouseau or Maxwell Smart: he may be bumbling from success to success, but he’s succeeding. Trump is presiding over some of the biggest wins for conservatism and America in years. He’s also exposing and confounding many of our nation’s enemies and saboteurs. He’s disrupting the status quo; he muddies the waters, but I’m surprised how often things are improved once the sediment settles.

    Trump might be the most loathsome person since Lyndon Johnson or Andrew Jackson to hold the office; he could well be Bill Clinton’s brother from another mother. I don’t want him in my house, or in my Twitter feed. But given the choice between him and Hillary, I believe the last 18 months demonstrate convincingly that America made the best choice it could given the options, and is substantially better off than it was the day he took office. Skid Row peep show and all.

     

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    • May 4, 2018, at 8:34 PM PST
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  5. George Townsend Inactive

    Jim Wright (View Comment):

    We need not defend Trump’s personal behavior to not (yet) deem it a “high crime and misdemeanor.” If Mueller finds something impeachable I’m fine with proceeding against Trump, or urging his resignation. The Rule of Law should reign supreme. (It wasn’t Clinton’s sins that merited his impeachment. He violated the law to win a lawsuit. He was a known adulterer before he was elected; the perjury and obstruction were new.)

    If Mueller finds Trump is a world-class (but law-abiding) sleazebag…we knew that. I won’t waste a second defending his character, but if he didn’t do anything impeachable, he shouldn’t be hounded out of office.

    Be embarrassed daily by his behavior. Hope he will resign or be impeached (for valid reasons) sooner rather than later. Spend time and treasure nominating someone else in 2020…I have no problem with any of that. I share the wish we’d elected someone better, worthier of the office. And yet…I still feel deeply relieved he beat Hillary.

    Every time HRC opens her mouth, I’m grateful she lost. Every time the #resist army remind me how they acted when they were in power from 2009-2016, and how they’d act the nanosecond they get power back, I’m grateful she lost. Every single regret about Trump’s worst traits is swallowed in gratitude for him keeping her and all who would have come with her out of power.

    Everything else is gravy, and i’ve been pleasantly surprised by how much good has happened under his watch. My big fear – nuclear Ragnarok – hasn’t come to pass; in fact, the threat of the crazed Orange Menace seems to have broken the fever in many of the world’s worst hotspots. If actual peace comes to Korea, I hope he wins a Nobel.

    Trump reminds me of Inspector Clouseau or Maxwell Smart: he may be bumbling from success to success, but he’s succeeding. Trump is presiding over some of the biggest wins for conservatism and America in years. He’s also exposing and confounding many of our nation’s enemies and saboteurs. He’s disrupting the status quo; he muddies the waters, but I’m surprised how often things are improved once the sediment settles.

    Trump might be the most loathsome person since Lyndon Johnson or Andrew Jackson to hold the office; he could well be Bill Clinton’s brother from another mother. I don’t want him in my house, or in my Twitter feed. But given the choice between him and Hillary, I believe the last 18 months demonstrate convincingly that America made the best choice it could given the options, and is substantially better off than it was the day he took office. Skid Row peep show and all.

     

    Nicely stated, Jim. Congratulations!

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    • May 5, 2018, at 4:42 AM PST
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  6. Dr. C. Member

    @davidfrench – Substitute “Dentist” for “Porn Star” in your comments. Would that change the meaning? Would it change the offense?

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    • May 5, 2018, at 7:33 AM PST
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  7. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    Jim Wright (View Comment):

    We need not defend Trump’s personal behavior to not (yet) deem it a “high crime and misdemeanor.” If Mueller finds something impeachable I’m fine with proceeding against Trump, or urging his resignation. The Rule of Law should reign supreme. (It wasn’t Clinton’s sins that merited his impeachment. He violated the law to win a lawsuit. He was a known adulterer before he was elected; the perjury and obstruction were new.)

    Impeachment is primarily a political act; only secondarily a rule of law act. The impeachment of Clinton was one of the greatest political blunders in American history.

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    • May 9, 2018, at 5:29 PM PST
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  8. Jim Wright Coolidge

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    Jim Wright (View Comment):

    We need not defend Trump’s personal behavior to not (yet) deem it a “high crime and misdemeanor.” If Mueller finds something impeachable I’m fine with proceeding against Trump, or urging his resignation. The Rule of Law should reign supreme. (It wasn’t Clinton’s sins that merited his impeachment. He violated the law to win a lawsuit. He was a known adulterer before he was elected; the perjury and obstruction were new.)

    Impeachment is primarily a political act; only secondarily a rule of law act. The impeachment of Clinton was one of the greatest political blunders in American history.

    I agree that the GOP blew the execution of Clinton’s impeachment. At the same time, since America has never successfully convicted an impeached President and the last actual Senate trial of a president was in 1868, I’m not surprised. It doesn’t remove the fact of his impeachment, which is forever. He may not have been removed because the GOP overplayed (and underplayed) its hand and Bill ran circles around them in the PR war…but I’d argue that in the long run, Bill getting away with it spared us from the presidencies of both Gore and Hillary. He survived by sheer chutzpah (and a decent-at-the-time economy), but he tainted everyone close to him. In hindsight, it was a fair trade. Yeah, he got to keep his job for a couple more years, but the stain on his presidency endures.

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    • May 10, 2018, at 4:02 PM PST
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