There was something intrinsically apocalyptic to the euphoria surrounding Bruce Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover photo that shocked even “live and let live” conservatives.
But on Sunday, the wave of Jenner acceptance among Republicans might have just started. South Carolina Senator and impossible presidential candidate Lindsey Graham said that he would gladly welcome the new female into his party.
“If Caitlyn Jenner wants to be a Republican, she is welcome in my party,” said Graham, who, along with many other candidates, is seeking the GOP nomination for President in the 2016 election. “I’m a pro-life, traditional marriage kind of guy, but I’m running to be President of the United States.”
“If Caitlyn Jenner wants to be safe and have a prosperous economy, vote for me,” Graham responded. “I’m into addition. I haven’t walked in her shoes, I don’t have all the answers to the mysteries of life. I can only imagine the torment that Bruce Jenner went through; I hope she has found peace.
And, to bring this all back to the real enemy:
“In the eyes of radical Islam, they hate you as much as they hate Caitlyn Jenner. They hate us all because we won’t agree to their view of religion. So America, we are all in this together.”
It’s interesting how the party that once billed itself as the one of values and tradition can have one of its leaders embrace someone who single-handedly overturns all those things with one photo shoot. But since Jenner is hated as much by radical Islam as Bible-loving Middle Americans, that makes him alright and worthy of protection.
Graham might let on what defines the current conservative mindset. Instead of values, all Republicans care about is a vague sense of safety and a “prosperous economy.” That neither requires a culture nor ideals to accomplish. All it needs is a well-financed, well-equipped military and a value-system that stresses material gain. America checks all those boxes; ISIS doesn’t.
Maybe that’s why Graham and his ilk hate radical Islam so much. . .
Radical Islam is no longer seen as the enemy of Western civilization in the eyes of the leading Republican Senator, but as a threat to the prevailing post-Western orthodoxy.
In other words, it takes effeminate war hawks to defend transsexuals from the terror of Islamism.