5 Things Trump’s Endorsement of Roy Moore Has Proven About Republicans

A few years ago if someone had told me Republicans would be backing an alleged child sexual predator for the United States Senate, I’d have been surprised, but not shocked. Believe it or not, once upon a time, I actually had some respect for the Republican Party. I might have disagreed with most of their policies, and found them to be complete hypocrites and frauds, but I thought there were lengths to which even they wouldn’t stoop in order to win an election.

Obviously I was wrong.

With the GOP’s embrace (though some Republicans have — at least for now — refused to back him) of Roy Moore, it’s shown that there are no depths to which Republicans won’t stoop if it means getting the upper hand with their partisan politics.

So in the nature of Donald Trump and the GOP proudly professing that they’re willing to embrace a man who, in his 30’s, allegedly sexually assaulted females when they were as young as 14, I thought I’d throw together a quick list of 5 things Moore has proven about the Republican Party.

1. They’re not Christians: While this is something I’ve said for years, I think it’s safe to say that when you see millions of conservatives eager to elect a man who allegedly sexually assaulted multiple women when they were as young as 14, we can now safely say that anyone who’d vote for both a self-admitted sexual predator and child molester loses any right to call themselves a “Christian.”

2. They’re brainwashed: Let me put this into perspective. Ignoring everything else for a moment, what Republicans are really telling us, and Trump essentially said himself, is that being someone who’s sexually assaulted underage females is better than being a Democrat. That’s how indoctrinated and brainwashed millions of conservatives are. They see Democrats as such pure evil that defeating them is all that matters — even if that means embracing monsters who stalked and preyed on children.

3. They don’t care about the Constitution: Lost in all of this is the fact that, sexual allegations aside, Moore’s legitimately an unhinged radical who believes that the Bible supersedes the Constitution. He’s been removed from office twice for ignoring Constitutional-backed rulings because he clearly feels that his personal religious beliefs matter more than the laws supported by the Constitution. This is someone who ordered judges in Alabama to defy the Supreme Court after it ruled bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional. Take out the disgusting fact that this creep apparently stalked high school girls in his 30’s and you still have someone who’s completely unfit for office.

4. They care more about their political party than they do this country: Similar to #2, this applies more to elected Republicans who seem, at worst, just slightly indifferent to the fact that in just a couple of weeks conservative voters might elect a child sexual predator to the United States Senate. Many are trying to play this game of not embracing him, or even in some cases condemning Moore, but they’re not doing it too forcibly because, deep down, they’re still hoping he wins. That way he can help them pass tax cuts for the rich and strip health care away from millions. They don’t want to be seen enthusiastically backing a scumbag like Moore, but they also don’t want to say or do too much that might actually cause some people to rethink their support for him. Then, if elected, they’ll either try to expel him from office or use the cliché line of, “The voters of Alabama have spoken and it’s up to us to respect democracy.” This is just another example where Republicans are fine selling out the morals and dignity of this country as long as it helps them win an election.

5. They’re massive hypocrites: While this is something I’m sure everyone reading this has known for quite a long time, the fact that a party supported by millions of people who claimed that Hillary Clinton using a private email server “disqualified her from holding public office” are now set to vote for an alleged child molester is hypocrisy that’s unfathomable. By their actions, they’re literally saying that using a private email server while Secretary of State is worse than someone who, in his 30’s, stalked and preyed upon girls as young as 14. I’m not saying they have to change their minds concerning how they feel about Clinton — but at least be consistent. Republicans aren’t. Just look at Trump and all the things he’s said and done that they would never let a Democrat get away with. I’ve argued that “hypocrisy” isn’t even a strong enough word to use when speaking about modern day Republicans.

Obviously there are more I could have added to this list, but I’ll go ahead and wrap it up there.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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