The Republicans are known for their tribalism and blindly following whatever President Trump says. Many are concerned where that lack of critical thinking will lead us a country. Think about it. Conservatives were all about protecting law enforcement, the CIA, and the FBI. But now, since Trump is anti-FBI, conservatives are arguing that the agency is infested with agents who want to bring Trump down.
Just a few decades ago, the conservatives hated Russia and the Soviets but now they have no issues with Trump blasting his own government agencies while cozying up to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Republicans are also known for being hypocritical. Just recently, former judge Roy Moore tried to run for an Alabama Senate seat. However, when Moore was accused of pursuing teenage women in his 30s and many called for him to step aside, Trump endorsed him and the Republicans blindly followed and blasted the allegations as “fake news.”
Luckily, common sense prevailed and the Alabama voters elected Moore’s Democratic opponent Doug Jones making him the first Democrat elected to Alabama office in over twenty years. But the hypocrisy and tribalism still continue within the Republican Party.
In fact, during a recent interview, CNN’s Chris Cuomo blasted Rep. Matt Gaetz (R- Fla.) for using the term “Immaculate Conception” without truly understanding its meaning. The Republican lawmaker argued the missing FBI text messages were the biggest “coincidence since the Immaculate Conception.”
The host asked him what he meant by that phrase since it is often referred to as the birth of Jesus Christ. “I was making a point that this is an absurd coincidence,” Gaetz responded. Cuomo then questioned whether Gaetz actually knew that the term meant. Gaetz then claimed that Immaculate Conception “deals with the Christian faith.”
Cuomo then asked, “What do you think happened with the Immaculate Conception?” “Look, did you really bring me on to discuss my religious views?” Gaetz replied. “I’m a Christian. I believe that the Immaculate Conception was how Jesus was born.”
The CNN host then decided to educate the conservative on what the phrase actually meant. “It was Mary’s conception. It was the mother’s conception without original sin. It was not the conception of Jesus,” Cuomo informed Gaetz.
“Facts matter, congressman. If you’re going to make an analogy, at least know what you’re talking about,” Cuomo insisted. Do you agree with Cuomo?