Why Roy Moore’s Loss Is Not A Win For America.
Roy Moore may be the worst candidate to run for the United States Senate in modern history. Listing all of Moore’s negatives is a daunting task in memory, but here’s a few:
- Believes all homosexuals should be in jail. Going even further, he supports a pastor who argues gays should be executed. He issued opinions consistent with these beliefs as a justice on the Alabama Supreme Court.
- Believes Muslims should not be allowed to serve in Congress. This position left his own spokesman looking like a slack jawed idiot on election day.
- Believes portions of the Constitution applying the Bill of Rights to states, ending slavery, and giving women the right to vote should be repealed.
- Twice removed from the Alabama Supreme Court for refusing to abide by the rule of law with the Alabama Council for the Judiciary concluding he lied in his defense the second time.
- Said the last time America was great was when we had slavery.
- Was and remains a Birther.
- Supported secessionist white supremacy groups.
- Has credible allegations against him for sexually assaulting teenage girls.
All that and this man still got nearly half the vote. Think about that. This nation is filled with immoral nut jobs. Many of Moore’s deplorable supporters said they would vote for him even if the allegations of his sexually assaulting teenage girls were true.
The President of the United States strongly endorsed this man. The President of the United States actively campaigned for this man holding rallies and even recording robocalls for this man.
Moore received over 650,000 votes in Alabama. 68% of whites voted for Moore. Moore won an incredible 91% of votes from Republicans. Look at that list above again and realize 91% of Republicans voted for that.
His opponent, Doug Jones, a devoid of scandal moderate Democrat with laudable history of prosecuting KKK terrorists, squeaked by with a razor thin victory margin of about 1.5% and 21,000 votes. Only about 30% of whites voted for Jones.
The sad message from this election is that, while Roy Moore is not who we are, he is who a lot of us are. When America looks in a mirror there is a very ugly side to see.