Evangelicals Without Standards

Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, endorsed Donald Trump in the primaries.
Source: Politico | Getty

By Rich Lowry - Posted at Politico:

"Clinton’s defenders used to wheel out the King David defense, and Trump supporters have resorted to it in recent days. It is true that the 10th century B.C. king of the Israelites committed adultery—and in truly spectacular fashion. He impregnated Bathsheba, got her husband killed to avoid discovery and then married her. A hot mic in King David’s court might have made Trump blush. But this story doesn’t end well—the consequence of David’s sin was deadly strife in his family and kingdom."

Lanny Davis must be dizzy from the déjà vu.

Davis was a famously stalwart defender of Bill Clinton during the scandals of the 1990s. Little did he know that the excuses and rationalizations made for Clinton then would be repurposed by some of Clinton's harshest and most moralistic critics for a Republican presidential nominee.

Such are the gymnastics that Donald Trump requires of his most loyal evangelical backers. ...