Former Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) inexplicably claimed that his onetime party has an “anti-Christian” streak running through it, though the GOP, generally speaking, literally embraces Christianity as well as the First Amendment guarantee of religious liberty for all.
During an appearance on MSNBC — where else? — Jolly claimed that the modern Republican Party possesses “an anti-democratic, authoritarian … xenophobic, culture war, divisive, angry platform” in comments that, in reality, describe the modern Democratic Party.
“There is an anti-Christian theme in today’s Republican Party. This whole ‘what would Jesus do’ constituency, absolutely not. It is adverse to everything that Jesus would do,” he said.
Jolly then essentially admitted that Democrats are anti-Christian when he advised that the party should “take back that faith argument from a party today who is acting with values antithetical to the Christian and faith-based evangelical movement.”
The Blaze adds:
His comments come as Democrats around the country bemoan the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade, thereby enabling states to enact abortion bans.
Jolly previously spent time serving as a congressman from the state of Florida — he entered office in March 2014 after winning special election, and then won a full term during the 2014 general election contest. But Jolly lost his 2016 re-election bid to Democrat Charlie Crist.
He wrote at NBC News:
You can’t be never-Trump and be a Republican. That’s the clearest and most unequivocal conclusion to which I’ve regrettably, but genuinely, arrived. And it took something more than politics to finally convince me that the fight for the heart and soul of the Republican party has been lost to darker angels — to a darker leader.
Three years ago, I was a sitting Republican member of Congress who took to the House floor and called on then-candidate Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race over his proposal to ban immigrants and asylum-seekers based on their religious faith.
I had not previously supported Trump during the presidential primary, nor did I ever come around to supporting his candidacy or his presidency, despite the overwhelming majority of Republican leaders who have dutifully fallen in line behind the brash, irreverent and often offensive leader of the party.
Trump never banned “immigrants and asylum-seekers based on their religious faith”; he barred people from terrorism-supporting countries from entering the U.S. that just happened to be majority Muslim. In fact, Barack Obama had banned people from those same countries, and of course, the left-wing mainstream media twisted itself into pretzels trying to ‘compare’ why Obama’s was good and Trump’s was bad.
As the SAM party, “We’re creating the new political party for the millions of Americans who are tired of choosing between the lesser of two evils. We’re made up of people who’ve been betrayed by their tribes and are brave enough to build something better,” its website states.
“No matter what labels you may have used in the past (or the ones you still do), if you’re tired of black and white choices in this brilliantly colorful world — welcome home.”
But in reality, the SAM party just sounds like ‘Democrat-lite,’ and so does Jolly.
Following the deadly mass shooting at a Uvalde, Texas grade school on Tuesday, he tweeted, “We can forestall the political conversation or acknowledge it. One party is willing to accept the status quo. One party is trying to change the status quo. If gun violence prevention and ending school shootings is what informs your politics, consider voting Democratic.”
Nothing Democrats are suggesting, however, would have prevented what happened Tuesday in Texas: Guns cannot be banned completely because Americans have a constitutionally recognized right to “keep and bear arms.” Also, the school itself had a substantial security protocol in place already, and even that did not stop the tragedy.
Yes, there is a lot of political dishonesty today, and much of it comes from ‘converts’ like David Jolly.