Donald Trump and Roy Moore Epitomize Everything Wrong With the Republican Party

As someone who’s lived in Texas my entire life, I’ve seen firsthand the hypocritical and contradictory nature of your typical conservative. It’s probably the main reason why I’ve opposed nearly everything Republicans have stood for my entire life. It’s not because I was “raised to be a progressive,” it’s because their hypocrisy and ignorance was nauseating.

That’s why I’m not-at-all surprised that there’s a very high probability that someone like credibly accused child molester Roy Moore, someone who’s changed his story several times about knowing some of his accusers, and struggled to answer simple questions during a softball interview with Sean Hannity, will be elected as this country’s next senator from Alabama.

Conservatives in the South (though I’m sure all over the country, too) are some of the biggest frauds I’ve ever come across. They’re people who claim to be “good Christians who love America,” yet many are racist, hateful, angry, vilify the poor (even though many of them live in poverty, themselves), and have a clear disdain for our government — which is a big part of what makes America… America.

They claim to be “pro-life,” yet they love guns, hate any type of common sense gun regulations, and often brag about their support for the death penalty. All the while they support a political party that frequently pushes for cuts to programs that provide food and health care to the sick, elderly, needy, and poor children.

It’s millions of so-called “family values” people who voted for a twice divorced self-admitted sexual predator and adulterer who has five children with three different women. Many people who now seem perfectly fine supporting an accused child molester for the United States Senate, not exactly because they doubt his accusers, but because his letter (R) matters more than rejecting a child predator.

Let me say one thing, if you’re someone who cares more about a vote in the Senate than you do rejecting a child molester, you damn sure don’t get to call yourself a “follower of Christian values,” someone who cares about family values, or even a decent human being.

Because you aren’t any of those things.

Aside from Moore’s apparent sick obsession with underage girls, the guy is legitimately crazy.

This is someone who’s said same-sex marriage is worse than slavery, that the time of slavery was a “great time” in the country, believes that the Bible supersedes the Constitution, and once was part of a “school” that taught women shouldn’t be allowed to hold public office. He even once suggested that getting rid of every Constitutional amendment after the 10th would “eliminate many problems.”

Meanwhile, Moore’s opponent, Doug Jones, is a distinguished former U.S. attorney who secured the conviction of KKK members who murdered four girls in an Alabama church in 1963. And Alabama voters are somehow struggling with this decision.

If Donald Trump perfectly represents the typical type of factually devoid and hateful Republican voter, Roy Moore represents their hypocrisy of “Christian values” and “love for the Constitution.” Now just over a year after electing a sexual predator and terrible person who doesn’t represent a single real Christian value like Trump as “president,” many of the same folks who voted for him are going to cast their vote for an accused child molester to become our next senator.

The party of “good, wholesome Christian values” strikes again.

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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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