Standard Insight


Last week, the Weekly Standard took note of the fact that the Republican party has lately been having a heap of trouble with the least religious segment of the electorate. Naturally, being the Weekly Standard, this fact was not to be attributed to any behavior on the part of the GOP itself, such as its embrace of a conservative religious agenda to appeal to white evangelicals. Author Gary Andres pops the question:

Has the constant drumbeat in the media talking about “culture wars” and
GOP links to conservative Christians since the early 1990s moved
less-religious voters away from Republicans?

But of course it has. The fault, dear readers, lies not with ourselves, but with the Democrat-lovin’ media. Should the GOP do something about disabusing irreligious Americans of this woeful misconception? And if so, what? Andres does not presume to say.