I knew she would. You can read her post about her speech at CPAC right now.
I’m not convinced. It’s fine to talk about having a Republican background and wanting to bring some rational perspectives to the opposition party, so that we can have a reasonable choice in the voting booth, but it ain’t happening. The Republican party has left Jamila far, far behind — she may still have some lingering identification with it, and she may have family members who are Republican, but I’m sorry: instilling progressive values in a rabidly conservative group is quixotic and contradictory.
Even sillier is trying to get atheist values inserted into the agenda of the theocratic party. That’s not going to happen either.
If you want to do something productive and bring a group of conservatives around, try getting the Democrats to support progressive and atheist causes. It’s going to be just as difficult, but at least that party hasn’t yet defined themselves as our antithesis.