Democrat strategist calls Mike Johnson’s Christian beliefs ‘a bigger threat than Al-Qaeda’

I’ve written several columns in this space about the weird media meltdown in response to new U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson. First, journalists rushed to tell on themselves by mocking the fact that Johnson and his son use Covenant Eyes, an accountability software designed to help people keep their lives porn-free. Then there was the spate of stories breathlessly informing us that Johnson, a self-confessed Christian, does in fact believe all sorts of Christian things. The term “Christian nationalist” has been chucked about quite a bit, although what those using it actually mean is “Christian in the public square.” 

But the ante, as they say, has been upped. James Carville, the famous Democrat political strategist who helped engineer Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential victory, went on HBO’s Realtime with Bill Maher to discuss just how dangerous Mike Johnson and American Christians really are to the United States – as it turns out, very dangerous.  

“Mike Johnson and what he believes is one of the greatest threats we have today to the United States,” Carville told Maher and panel guest Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report. “I promise you – I know these people.” By “these people,” Carville is presumably referring to evangelicals, but he doesn’t specify – despite the fact that “these people” are clearly “very, very dangerous.” 

“You’re talking about Christian nationalism?” Maher asked.  

“Absolutely,” Carville responded. “This is a bigger threat than Al-Qaeda to this country. And let me tell you something. They’ve got the Speaker of the House. They got probably at least two Supreme Court justices, maybe more. And don’t kid yourself, people in the press have no idea who this guy is, how he was formed, what the threat is, and this is a fundamental threat to the United States. They don’t believe in the Constitution. They’ll tell you that.” 


One thought on “Democrat strategist calls Mike Johnson’s Christian beliefs ‘a bigger threat than Al-Qaeda’

  1. Navi says:

    “Christian nationalism” is just their new word for “dominionism”, but they don’t use the latter word anymore because it’s been discredited as a stupid conspiracy theory.

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