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Republicans Were Always Going to Come Crawling Back to Roy Moore
12-06-2017, 02:20 PM
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Republicans Were Always Going to Come Crawling Back to Roy Moore

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Quote:In what may be the least surprising development ever, the Republican Party has decided to rally around Roy Moore, giving the man accused of multiple sexual assaults on minors campaign funds from the Republican National Committee funding and a glowing endorsement from Donald Trump, at last report the president of the United States.

The arc of Moore's story precisely follows the one established by Republicans after the accusations against Trump during the 2016 campaign, which included a now-infamous recording of him bragging about sexual assault: An initial flurry of outrage, giving the conservative base a few weeks to hammer out their rationalizations and normalize the idea that sexual assault is no big deal, and then, when the coast is clear, a mass rush back to the accused sexual predator's side.

Many people hoped or believed that this time it would be different. Trump's election made it clear that Republicans don't care about sexual assault of adult women, especially women they can write off as sexually immoral because they had jobs that put them in situations where they were alone with an obvious sleaze like Donald Trump. But this time, the accusers were underage girls at the time of the alleged incidents; the youngest was 14 years old when, by her account, Moore molested her.

It turns out it was naive to think that teenage girls were exempt from the misogynist social narratives perpetuated by the right, which divide women into "good" women deserving of protection and "bad" women whose deviance from restrictive patriarchal rules on female behavior means that they deserve whatever terrible things happen to them. The fact that these women stood up to Moore in the first place meant they were destined, in the eyes of many or most conservatives, to be categorized as "bad" women undeserving of trust, much less safety, protection and understanding.


That "good" vs. "bad" woman narrative, again. It was a load of BS in the past, and that hasn't changed, just who is "good" and who is "bad". Those authoritarian abstract concepts are rather ironic, because one of the founding tenets of the KKK was the preservation of white womanly virtues from those "criminal raping Negroes", which continue to the present day. (Aside: one of the major factors in white flight from neighborhoods is the possibility that their white daughters may get involved with one of "those boys". It is the 21st Century, and some white girls and teens are still threatened with banishment from the family if they go out with a black boy or teen, but I digress.)

Roy Moore should have been disqualified from politics for the stunts he pulled from his time on the state supreme court. The fact that he is a candidate endorsed by a sexual predator and racist nazi and still has a chance of winning shows that it's all about power. It seems to be the power and need for the GOP to turn back the calendar.

Conservatism (n.), the irrational fear that somewhere someone you think is inferior is being treated as your equal.
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12-07-2017, 12:44 PM
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RE: Republicans Were Always Going to Come Crawling Back to Roy Moore
Never trust a repub of having a sane mind. The missionary position has left them wondering about good sex all their lives...somebody else's sex that is. So they supposedly put women on a pedestal to be knocked off by their mens raging hormones and curiosity. Keep them barefoot and pregnant. Use them. And then shun them if they tell. No it wasn't unexpected to see them go back to Moore, he is their norm.

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