Do evangelicals and the GOP base voters love Russia enough to support "Trumpcare"?
"To be sure, there are different avenues of Russia’s appeal for both the Religious Right and white nationalists in the U.S. For the American Religious Right, as detailed below, Putin is the foremost defender of nominally “traditional,” and nominally Christian, values. For white nationalists, Putin—via both his illiberalism and anti-Western bent—remains a political polestar, whose authoritarian model should be implemented within the U.S. And such support didn’t arise in a vacuum. Since he returned to the presidency in 2012, Putin has made a concerted effort to establish his country as a center for religious, especially Christian, conservatives throughout the world, most notably for those who oppose any legal or public support for same-sex relationships. This shift has taken the form of legislation that prioritizes the interests of the Russian Orthodox Church, that rolls back abortion rights, and that sidelines attempts within the LGBT community to obtain any kind of societal acceptance. Even Moscow’s ban on Americans adopting Russian children managed to gain support within the U.S.’s far-right, with anti-equality Christian activists praising Putin’s move as one that would prevent children from living with same-sex parents."
By Casey Michel / Right Wing Watch March 8, 2017, 10:18 AM GMTHow does the Trump 💞Putin affair play in GOP base gerrymander land?
Will it translate into MORE support for "Trumpcare"?
I think it will. But not all Republicans are in completely safe gerrymander zones. And many Senators are in "purple" states.
Republicans aren't sure. They're pushing for a vote on "Trumcare" next week.
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