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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Hey Pope, Catholics like Trump

So Pope Francis declared Episcopalian Donald Trump is not a Christian because Trump wants to put a wall between Mexico and the United States.

Unlike the Vatican, of course, the United States allows millions of people into the country legally each year. Good luck trying to stay over night in the Vatican.

But the Italian Pope who served in Argentina's venture into American politics is a colossal blunder because it shows the gulf between American Catholics and Pope Francis.

The Reuters tracking poll shows:
Donald Trump 33.2%
Wouldn’t vote 26.5%
Ted Cruz 11.3%
Ben Carson 9.4%
Marco Rubio 6.8%
But among Catholics only, the numbers are:
Donald Trump 40.0%
Wouldn’t vote 24.0%
Ted Cruz 11.0%
Marco Rubio 9.6%
Ben Carson 5.3%
Neither John Kasich nor Jeb Bush cracked the top 5 in either poll result.

In summary, four times as many Catholics prefer Trump over the sole Catholic in the Republican race (indeed, in the entire race). That Rubio was quick to disassociate himself from the Pope's trashing of Trump shows an understanding of the flock that the Pope lacks.

While the Pope is more popular than Trump in the United States, the Pope is not on the ballot.


  1. I do not go to the Pope for immigration advice like I do not go to Argentinians for economic advice.

    - Mikey NTH

  2. The Pope don't know America. Or Americans.

  3. "I don't go by polls, I go by pols." - Don Surber, who apparently likes polls if they fit his agenda.
    BTW, millions of people visit the Vatican every year just as freely as
    those who visit Washington D.C.
    Love your contradictory gems Don. They define this blog.

    ".... because it shows the gulf between American Catholics and Pope Francis."

    "The Pope is more popular than Trump in the United States... "

  4. I'm not a big fan of Pope Francis. He comes from a liberation theology background that is inherently anti-capitalism and pro socialism.

    However, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Evidently Pope Francis knows a demagogue and con artist when he sees one.

  5. The Pope's of the middle ages that had women and lined their pockets and poisoned opponents were better than this clown on stilts. They hurt a few. He relegates millions to lives of despondency depression and poverty with his leftism. He'll be in Hell and will be sitting around for at least a thousand years before he figures out why. If he happens to run into Peter Abelard he'll find out sooner.

  6. I think Trump's stated he's a Presbyterian. Which, if I remember, is a Calvinist sect.

  7. This Catholic doesn't like Trump.