Short-term memory gets the best of us these days.
Lest we forget, Turning Point USA founder and Students for Trump Chair Charlie Kirk once criticized Donald Trump for dividing the Republican Party in an appearance on Fox Business with host Charles Payne back in March of 2016.
A Twitter video posted by @GenXMatthew on Sunday, March 1, 2020, showcased Kirk’s previous anti-Trump comments.
In that video, Kirk declared that Trump was “self-destructing in front of us.”
“He thinks he’s going to bring the party together… when just a week ago, he publicly retweeted an image that went directly after the spouse of Senator Ted Cruz… I don’t understand how he thinks he’s going to bring the party together,” Kirk declared.
Kirk, who has positioned himself as the youth leader of the Trumpist movement, continued by saying that “I don’t think that’s exactly the uniter you want.”
He also said that the interview Trump had with Chris Matthews was “laughable.”
“Are you kidding me? This is the guy whose going to bring the party together? That says women should be punished because they pursued an abortion?” Kirk said. “This guy is — I think he is self-destructing in front of us.”
In this 2016 segment, Students for Trump founder, John Lambert, challenged Kirk’s assertions.
Lambert is no longer in charge of the pro-Trump student organization that Kirk and TPUSA have absorbed into their fold, after pleading guilty to felony charges of conspiracy to commit a $46,000 wire fraud scam in August 2019.
The sudden change of heart marks one of the more nefarious attempts by political actors to co-opt America First and morph it into a generic Trumpism that avoids the very policies that got Trump elected — immigration, questioning free trade, and ending wars overseas — and shifts the focus on sensationalist tactics on conservative media, “owning the Libs” in pointless Internet squabbles, and delivering generic policy reforms such as tax cuts for the corporate elite and the GOP donor base. BLP previously reported on Charlie Kirk’s attacks against Trump throughout the 2016 primaries.
There is a lot at stake now in America.
Several issues like immigration are not just casual public policy matters that must be tinkered with around the margin.
Immigration is a long-term civilizational matter that could decide what America will look like in the forthcoming decades.
Immigrant voting patterns of the past 50 years and Hispanic voter views (The primary migrant group whose descendants are more becoming more politically active as the decades go by) could fundamentally alter the American nation state as we know it.
It’s not a good sign that Trump is listening more to his Conservatism Inc. base rather than his Middle American “America First” base.
If Trump wants to leave a legacy behind, he should stick to the principles that got him elected.
In doing so, he could save the country from falling into globalist stagnation.
Southern Baptist Convention Reverses Course on Name Change After BLP Reporting
They say they’re not changing their name.
The Southern Baptist Convention has sought to dispel reporting from Big League Politics on the organization’s planned name change, arguing that the institution isn’t formally changing its name.
To correct multiple inaccurate reports, “We Are Great Commission Baptists” is the 2021 Annual Meeting THEME.
The GCB descriptor was approved in 2012 for churches to use if it would be helpful in their local context.
The Southern Baptist Convention remains our official name.
— SBC Executive Committee (@SBCExecComm) September 17, 2020
But a close look at the American Christian church’s plans relating to its name reveal that it’s played with the idea far more seriously than they’re making it seem.
Reports of a name change first emerged in a Washington Post article published on Tuesday. SBC President JD Greear told the Post that “hundreds of churches” affiliated with the denomination had “committed” to using the phrase “Great Commission Baptist” as an alternative to the denomination’s longtime moniker. The change would come as Greear touts his support of the Black Lives Matter, although he’s been careful in pointing out he doesn’t support any formal organization related to the movement. Greear also is renaming the church he personally pastors with the term.
The SBC’s 2021 convention will also organize under the motto of “We Are Great Commission Baptists.” Sounds a lot like a name change, even if the SBC’s leadership is steadfastly maintaining it isn’t.
The name ‘Great Commission Baptist’ is theologically sound in the Christian religion, but it’s somewhat questionable that the organization’s leader appears to be emphasizing it at a moment in which political correctness is making its entryism into many Christian churches and organizations.
It seems as if the organization’s figurehead is keen to present himself as a liberal-style suburban Evangelical to the Washington Post, but he changed his tune quite quickly when the rank and file membership of Southern Baptist churches learned that he was promoting the idea of a name change.
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