Religious Left?
Sharon Sanders

Thank you.

Some here may be tired of seeing this, but prior to about 1980, Christians in the south voted overwhelmingly for Democrats because of, well….Jesus. (As Democrats were the champions of social security, unemployment insurance, medicaid and medicare, WIC, food stamps and even rural electrification and mail delivery (and much more, every one hard fought by republicans), it’s not hard to see the words of Jesus turned into the actions of the Democrats helping southerners’ disproportionate needs.) Around the mid-1960s the Southern Strategy was slowly and quietly begun to turn southern racism and fear of civil rights into a plus for republicans, and has been so overwhelming successful that one needs go very little distance today to find a republican swearing that Jesus will return as one of them.

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