Roy Moore Lost, but That Doesn’t Absolve Republicans From Supporting a Child Molester

To the Republicans out there, especially those in Alabama, who refused to support or vote for credibly accused child molester Roy Moore, let me simply say thank you.

Thank you for restoring at least some of my faith in the humanity that does exist within at least a few Republicans. We probably won’t ever agree on much, but at least those of you who refused to back a sick, morally bankrupt child predator simply because there was an “R” next to his name recognized, like millions of others, that there are certain things that can’t be — and shouldn’t be — ignored just for the sake of electing someone who’ll vote the way we want them to.

No vote is worth the price of backing a child predator just to win an election.

With that said, while the Republicans who refused to vote for Moore should definitely be praised for taking that stand, I feel that it’s important to point out that the vast majority of Republicans did support him.

While the GOP clearly didn’t put its full support behind Moore, they still endorsed and supported himas did Donald Trump. While this “president’s” support didn’t show up right away (he endorsed Luther Strange during the primary), Trump’s put everything he had behind Moore over the last few weeks.

Yes, Moore lost, but not by very much. Granted, any victory for a Democrat in the extremely red state of Alabama is considered extraordinary, but the fact that Doug Jones only won by a couple of points despite going up against someone who isn’t just a credibly accused child molester, but also a legitimately crazy and unhinged radical, is a fairly good indication as to how most Republicans think.

Most Republicans made it fairly clear that they couldn’t care less about morals, ethics, or values when it comes to politics. They couldn’t care less how credible the accusations were against Moore. None of that mattered to any of them. For Trump and the majority of Republicans, politics is about nothing more than voting for a candidate who’s going to be a loyal puppet, no matter how vile, horrific, or sick they are as a person.

Just because Moore lost, that doesn’t change the reality of what happened. The Republican Party, led by this current “president” Donald Trump, backed, supported, and endorsed a man accused of molesting and stalking underage girls when he was in his 30s because they cared more about getting his vote in the Senate than they did rejecting a child molester.

Roy Moore didn’t lose because most of the Republican Party refused to support him. Roy Moore didn’t lose because Donald Trump told voters that getting a vote in the Senate wasn’t worth backing a child molester. Roy Moore didn’t lose because most conservative voters chose decency over party.

He lost because Democrats showed up in Alabama to stand against a racist, bigoted child predator — especially in the African American communities — and because a small percentage of conservative voters refused to sell their souls to elect a sex offender just to win an election.

Roy Moore lost, not because of the GOP’s efforts to keep him from shaming this country as a United States senator, but in spite of their efforts to help him do just that.

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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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