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Charles Blow: The GOP May Never Survive Roy Moore
12-12-2017, 06:30 AM
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Charles Blow: The GOP May Never Survive Roy Moore
https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politi...-roy-moore

From the article:
Quote:Roy Moore is not a bad apple within the Republican Party; he's what the Republican Party has become, despite many well-meaning Americans' attempts to claim otherwise. In fact, Charles Blow writes in his Monday column, if Moore wins the Alabama Senate race on Tuesday, "the Donald Trump-diseased party once known as the Republicans may as well call themselves Roypublicans."

Pundits and average voters alike have been comforting themselves with fantasies of a kinder, non-sexist, non-racist Republican Party that may or may not have ever existed, but certainly doesn't now. How could it, when "Moore has been fully endorsed by the Republican 'president' of the United States, the leader of his party, and is now fully supported by the Republican National Committee."

Even if there was a better Republican Party in previous decades, or at least a better faction, Trump's rise all but assured its destruction. Evangelicals, who in previous years shunned Trump's gold-plated excesses and multiple marriages, have flocked to his side. In doing so, Blow writes, "Republicans have surrendered the moral high ground they thought they held, and have dived face-first into the sewer."

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Even though there are (white) people in Alabama that are not alright with this, there are enough of the evil-gelicals and rabid racists and "anyone but a (D)" that will do the mental contortions and vote for Moore. Too bad that they can't "bow to their conscience" and stay home and not vote. See the NPR article on today's Morning Edition; the pastor interview will hold his nose and vote for Moore. Great seeing those "xtian values" in action. Rolleyes

They can't blame this on blame this on "those people", they are but a little over a quarter of the population, and maybe one-eighth of the voting population, victims of voter suppression and ineligibility not withstanding.

Hopefully, outside of the severely red states, repubs will be relegated to the minority party after this. They have earned it.

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12-12-2017, 12:28 PM
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RE: Charles Blow: The GOP May Never Survive Roy Moore
If Moore wins AL will be the poster child for condoning child abuse. They can no longer hide from themselves...or from us.

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