I do not think we needed any further proof that Donald Trump is a liar, did we? I was convinced of it more than two years ago, and since then, not a day has gone by that he has not done or said something that reinforced that notion. But his latest takes the cake. Remember that last week Trump was down in Alabama stumping for Luther Strange in the republican primary for the senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions? I even wrote about it because it appeared that Strange’s opponent, former judge Roy Moore was winning in the polls, and many of Trump’s supporters, including Steve Bannon, were backing Moore. Trump made multiple tweets announcing his support for Strange, and in a speech he gave, he said that Strange would be on board to help do away with the filibuster rule in the senate.
One of Trump’s more ridiculous statements was that in predicting congressional elections he was 5-0, and would be 6-0 with the election of Strange. Well, he lost that bet. Roy Moore won the primary and will run against democrat Doug Jones on December 12th. But once it became clear that Moore had won the runoff election, guess what Trump did? He erased all his tweets supporting Strange, and switched his rhetoric to sound as if he had supported Moore all along.
This seems rather like betting on a horse, the horse comes in last, and then claiming that you actually bet on the horse that came in first. You still hold a losing ticket, no matter how many lies you tell. Turns out, Trump was, according to CNN’s Jim Acosta, actually furious over Moore’s win and blamed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others for misleading him and encouraging him to back Strange. It is said that he is pointing the finger of blame at many, but never at himself. One advisor explains, “Losing is bad for his brand.”
Never one to be caught with his pants down, he tweeted …
“Spoke to Roy Moore of Alabama last night for the first time. Sounds like a really great guy who ran a fantastic race. He will help to #MAGA!”
And ultimate boot-licker Kellyanne Conway put her usual head-scratching spin on it all, saying that Moore’s win was actually a validation of Trump’s agenda …
“I think that this is an extension of what we saw last year, which is that when some voters have a change [sic] to vote against Washington and the establishment, they will do exactly that, especially after we haven’t had a lot of legislative victories. It’s actually a vindication for Trumpism because it’s very much what happened last year to President Trump.”
Does anybody have a clue what she just said?
Sadly, with Moore on the ticket and likely to win the election in December, given that Alabama is a very red state indeed, it is We The People who stand to lose. Moore is a disgrace and an abomination to human rights. He is primed to take our nation back at least 100 years with his beliefs. He is a homophobe, stating that homosexuality is a crime and should be punishable by law. He is a racist, referring to people as “blacks and whites … reds and yellows”. He believes, so he says, that “… there are some communities under Sharia law right now in our country. Well, there’s Sharia law, as I understand it, in Illinois, Indiana — up there.”
The list of idiotic things Moore has said and apparently believes is endless, and back in a much saner era, an era before Donald Trump, before the rise of the white supremacists, Moore would have stood zero chance of winning a senate seat. But this is 2017, and frankly my fear is that we will see more republicans running on a platform of fear and phobia, of hate and divisiveness. It is up to us, to We The People, to stand up and speak, to let the nation know that the majority of us do not support the “values” espoused by the likes of Roy Moore. What we need is people in power who will bring the people … all people … of this nation together. What we do not need is those who, like Moore and Trump, have narrow little minds and will only create more chaos in an already divided nation.