BY Kareem Rahman
“The President had a positive call with Judge Roy Moore during which they discussed the state of the Alabama Senate race and the President endorsed Judge Moore’s campaign.”
This is the official statement released from the White House minutes ago. The White House’s statement of the President’s endorsement of Roy Moore comes a day after Republican Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell said “we’re going to let the people of Alabama decide”, when asked if Roy Moore should hold Alabama’s Senate seat. Just last month, November 13th to be exact, McConnel said “I think Roy Moore should step aside”, when asked the same question. So what happened between November 13th and yesterday to change Mitch McConnel’s opinion on the Roy Moore situation? Was it facts surfacing that prove that Moore is innocent of harassing children and attempting to engage with them sexually? No it wasn’t that. Between the time McConnel spoke out against Moore, and yesterday, there have been at least five more claims made that Moore attempted to engage in some sort of inappropriate sexual behavior with a minor. Honestly, I believe that if the show “To Catch A Predator” was a thing back in the 70’s and 80’s when Roy Moore was on the prowl, he would’ve probably made a guest appearance at some point. Mitch McConnel’s opinion on the Roy Moore situation changed for one reason. BECAUSE HE IS A COWARD. Mitch McConnel is not alone in his cowardice though. 99% of the GOP are in the same cowardly boat. What most of us don’t see is that there is heavy fighting going on within the Republican party. It’s not exactly in-fighting, it’s more of a hostile entity moving in to take over, while conventional Republicans kneel down in submission out of fear, instead of fighting back. COWARDS.
The Republican Party is crawling with former Tea Party Members who have switched their name to Republicans during the rise of the Trump “grifters” takeover of the government. If you remember, the Tea Party was just a bunch of angry individuals. They had no idea what they were really angry at, except the fact that a black man was President Of The United States. The Tea Party had backers though. Backers with money. Backers with political influence. And backers within the media. Three things that you desperately need to attempt a coup’ of a government. With those things in place, all you need is a figure-head to preach your message (or non-message) to other angry-for-nothing individuals. The Tea Party found the perfect figure-head in Donald Trump. A reality star….I take that back. A reality personality who’s claim to fame is making people believe that he is rich, and saying and doing racist and idiotic things. The Bannon led group are running things. Trump is just an idiotic figure-head. The thing that represents everything the followers believe in. Hate and exclusion of anything not white. This has been the Republican way for a long time, but hate and exclusion has long been an underlying part of what the party stood for, or at least what they claimed to stand for. At the forefront of the Republican agenda was always fiscal responsibility and “high morality.” Republicans have prided themselves on being morally correct for decades. That belief was the thing that allowed Republicans to get on their high-horse when Bill Clinton got a blow-job from an intern. Republican “morality” was even the thing that allowed them to be “outraged” when president Obama decided to wear a tan suit one day. Republicans and the Republican base argued that a tan suit was “not presidential.” Fast forward to today and ask where all of this “morality” and outrage is at now? A blow- job and a tan suit are the least of this Country’s problems. As a matter of fact, I believe most people (with common sense and not cult members) would be happy if that was all that we had to worry about these days. The party of “morals and fiscal responsibility” now openly accepts lying, cheating, running up the national deficit, endless tax-payer funded spending sprees for public officials, stupidity, hate speech, hateful actions, abuse of power, possible treason, collusion, espionage, selling the Country to a hostile foreign power for profit…….and now, Republicans can add pedophilia to the long list of things that are now acceptable to the party of “high moral standards.” The Republican Party doesn’t even look like itself anymore. That’s mostly because it’s not the Republican Party anymore. The Republican Party has been taken over by a right-wing, angry for nothing, racist, sexist, misogynistic, hate everything that’s not white, band of low-life, uneducated criminals. They have a huge following of people who fall into some, or all of those categories too. This is why Mitch McConnel and probably every other Republican has changed their stance on Roy Moore. Because Trump has. The old-school Republican establishment assumed that being accused of sexually assaulting children was something that would shame Roy Moore into hiding. They assumed that the accusations would surely be enough to make ol’ Roy say “uh oh! It’s time for me to quit and get myself out of the spotlight, before more allegations come forward!” What the old established Republicans failed to realize was how little Roy Moore cared about being shamed, and that it’s really hard to shame someone who has no shame. Roy Moore has no shame. Voters in Alabama who plan to vote for Roy Moore have no shame. Donald trump has no shame. Steve Bannon and the “Band Of Grifters” have no shame. By affiliation, Mitch McConnel and the old school Republican Party of “Morals” have no shame. And they’re totally fine with that………AS LONG AS IT ALLOWS THEM TO STAY IN OFFICE!