Former Presidential advisor Steve Bannon gave Barack Obama some good news in California over the weekend. To thunderous applause, Bannon declared someone other than Obama “the worst President” in American history. No, not Jimmy Carter. Bannon, to the applause of the California GOP, declared George W. Bush the worst President ever.
Proving more and more how cult like Trumpism is, the Californians who had voted for Bush twice, were now willing to jeer him because Steve Bannon said so.
Bush has lots of flaws and his presidency really did lead to both Obama and Trumpism, but the man kept us safe for eight years and united the country in a way neither Obama nor Trump could. He does not deserve the label of worst President, but he gets it because he dared to call out the white nationalism that Bannon designed Trumpism to feed off of.
There have been many books written about anti-Christs and Beasts and false prophets from Revelation. I do not think Bannon is or Trump is and do not mean here to suggest they are. But given how easily they can get a crowd to cheer for things the crowd once opposed and jeer things the crowd once supported, let’s not pretend it won’t be easy when the Beast actually does show up.
And cultural Christianity makes all these things easier.