Anything But A Democrat …

I had hoped never to write another piece about Roy Moore, candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama.  But, as sometimes happens, this story just keeps adding layers and my fingers itched, so here we are again.

The latest? Well, it began yesterday with Donald Trump giving his full endorsement to candidate Moore …

“Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more.”

In contrast, another notable republican, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said …

“No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity.”

Well, at least there is some honour, some conscience somewhere in the republican party.  The party itself, however, has none, for just after Trump endorsed Moore, the Republican National Committee (RNC) reversed their prior decision not to support Moore, and came out in support of him, pledging to renew its efforts and devote its resources to seeing Moore elected next Tuesday.  How low they have sunk.

Then just this morning a spokesperson for Moore’s campaign, Janet Porter, appearing on CNN, began her interview with pregnant host Poppy Harlow thusly …

“Thank you, it is great to be with you, and by the way, congratulations on your unborn child. That’s the reason I came down as a volunteer to speak for Judge Roy Moore, because he stands for the rights of babies like yours in the womb, where his opponent will support killing them until the moment of birth.”

Say WHAT??? I might be a bit behind the times here,  but since when does supporting a woman’s right to make choices concerning her own body equate to wishing to kill other people’s babies?  Support of women’s choice is not comparable to genocide, folks! Nobody in this country is supporting forced abortion!  And how terribly inappropriate, gruesome, in fact, for Ms. Porter to make that statement to an expectant mother.  Since Ms. Porter is Moore’s representative, what she said reflects on Moore and he is just as responsible for her words as she.

Ms. Harlow responded to Porter’s comment with, “leave my child out of this. Let’s leave my child out of this.” Quite so.

Though Jones is pro-choice, he made clear during a recent interview with AL.com that he supports Alabama’s existing abortion laws, which ban most late-term abortions.

“To be clear, I fully support a woman’s freedom to choose to what happens to her own body. That is an intensely, intensely personal decision that only she, in consultation with her god, her doctor, her partner or family, that’s her choice.  Having said that, the law for decades has been that late-term procedures are generally restricted except in the case of medical necessity. That’s what I support. I don’t see any changes in that. It is a personal decision.”

Not exactly a threat to all unborn babies in the nation, now is it?

rep vs dem 2I will not repeat all the reasons that Moore should not fill the senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, for I did so at length in my post of 24 November titled, For All The Wrong Reasons   Suffice it to say that he is the most inappropriate candidate imaginable, and yet, I sense that he will win the election to be held in just one week.

After multiple and credible accusations of pedophilia and sexual harassment, one would think it would be a no-brainer, wouldn’t one?  But today, the polls, depending on which one you believe, show him leading or trailing by a very narrow margin, and most interestingly, only a scant 3% of Alabama voters are either undecided or support a write-in candidate.  Since all polls show him within the margin of error, and now that Trump and the RNC have given their blessing, unless Alabamans suddenly find their consciences in their back pockets, I would bet that Moore will become the next senator from Alabama.  What a damn shame for this nation.

I have heard many people say it is the choice of Alabama voters and that the rest of us should stay out of it.  But what they fail to realize is that any member of Congress ultimately makes decisions that affect every man, woman and child in the nation, so even though, thankfully, I do not live in Alabama, I do have a right to be concerned, to voice my opinion.  And my opinion is that nobody in the RNC or in the Trump administration are concerned with what is best for the nation, but rather are only concerned with packing Congress and the Judicial branch full of republicans in order to push through anti-humanitarian policies that hurt all but the wealthiest among us.  That, folks, is the goal … the only goal.  The powers that be have one mantra:  Anything But A Democrat.

24 thoughts on “Anything But A Democrat …

  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    GOAL .. ‘only concerned with packing Congress and the Judicial branch full of republicans in order to push through anti-humanitarian policies that hurt all but the wealthiest among us. That, folks, is the goal … the only goal. The powers that be have one mantra: Anything But A Democrat.’
    Never in my lifetime …

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  2. I saw one Alabama voter (male) interviewed yesterday and he was asked about the accusations by multiple credible sources about Judge Moore. You could actually see his mind closing as he blinked and said that he believes Judge Moore. I certainly hope that other states haven’t lost their moral compass yet, Jill!

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  3. Jill, let me see a prosecutor who has put away criminals including the KKK members who bombed a church is “not tough on crime” per Trump. Really? Please reread the bombing reference again. Plus, having a mainstream and Supreme Court supported stance on abortion does not make someone a murderer. It says the right to choose is the women’s.

    There are so many reasons not to vote for Moore before the sexual assaults. He has violated the law twice and been removed from office. Our country was founded on a separation of church and state, which he seems to have major trouble with. Yet, he has a history of being a troll for teen girls and cannot answer questions very well about whether he knows the girls or not.

    A big reminder to GOP leadership is your reputation is the most important thing you have. Is this where you want to place it at risk? Keith

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    • All of what you say is the truth, my friend. But there is big money and determined forces, starting with Steve Bannon, working to convince the masses otherwise, and it seems to be working from what I can see. As to the reputation of the GOP leadership? As far as I’m concerned, it’s already in the toilet.

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  4. Dear Jill,

    Those voters who believe Judge Roy Moore and who plan to vote for him like to advertise their strong adversion to abortion.

    In their mind, abortion is such an evil deed to where they will vote for a pedophile who harms the souls of children because he is against abortion and they choose not to believe the following:

    The numerous women who have come forward with their stories about how he sought sexual favors from them while they were teenagers and he was a local district attorney in his early 30s;

    The mall store personnel who tell stories about how security had to escort him off the premises on multiple occasions because he kept stalking HS girls;

    that there is a fellow co-worker in the Gadsden, AL courthouse who describes how his penchant for dating very young girls was an open secret.

    They wonder about why these women waited 40+ years to come forward. I want to tell them it is because of peoples like them, so called Christians, who would never believe them even if videos were available.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Yes, I wonder how these people who see abortion as a greater evil than pedophilia can hold their heads up, can sleep at night, or can even think of themselves as Christians. They are among the greatest hypocrites. And … all their talk about ‘right to life’, yet they support the death penalty where innocent men might die due to a faulty eye witness. They support sending refugees back to an almost-certain death in their home countries. This entire scenario is like something from Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. Did you enjoy your vacation, by the way? You are certainly back with renewed vim and vigor! Perhaps I should go to Colorado for a while! Hugs!!!

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  5. It’s not “up to Alabama” as the S. Huckster said. It was up to the GOP and Drumpf, and they have sold their souls (and their spines) to support a predator. I wish I could believe that this will lose them votes in 2018, but I just don’t believe that anymore.

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    • No, I think it will hard for the democrats to win a majority in either chamber of Congress next year, though it shouldn’t be. Part of it is that the democrats seem to be rather adrift, with no clear plan and no very strong candidates. Sigh.

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    • It certainly seems so. Even those who used to “pooh-pooh” my predictions of Trump & Co. seeking to turn this nation into an autocracy, are now sitting up and taking notice. Unfortunately, the others are still screaming loudly in their support of the far right. Hugs!!!

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      • That is what I don’t understand. I can see why the wealthy would support the GOP as it currently is, but why to the working and non-working poor support tRumpsky? I have never understood why they voted for and supported someone who can not care for or about them any less. Even his rally speeches are not for his supporters but for him to bask in their admiration. So why do they give it, when he and the republican party are pushing legislation that hurts them most? Hugs

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        • My friend, that is what none of us who think, can understand. I have spoken at length to people who support him, trying, genuinely trying, to understand, and I still cannot. I get nonsense answers like “He tells it like it is” … tells what how? He lies all the time, for Pete’s sake! Or … “he is goona drain the swamp” … excuse me, but he just brought in the meanest alligators and crocodiles ever! In other words, they don’t know. I think it is, at least in part, his loud, brash manner that appeals to some. He is said to have ‘charisma’, though he turns my stomach. And when they say “he is going to ‘make America great again'”, what they mean is simply that he will keep out immigrants and perhaps even find a way to marginalize African-Americans and Asians, and then the bigots can have their tidy little ‘all-white’ nation. If that happens, I am outta here, for I won’t live in that nation for a day. Hugs, my friend … Huge Hugs!!!

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          • That leaves the many who can not go. Yes I think you are correct it comes down to his belligerence, his loudness, his conviction he is always correct and the way he will never admit wrong or back down. The people supporting him want to do that also. THey want to loudly and belligerently shout what they think and they don’t want to have people show them their ideas are wrong. They want what they want, they want to hate or stop what they want to without having interference from others or to have to confront they may be wrong. I think it is, I don’t care what he may have done, he acts in a way I wish I could. Look at the bigots who know openly do what they hid before tRumpsky started proclaiming his bigotry. And lying about the very bigotry while doing. Those people revel in never backing down and never accepting they , what they think and believe maybe wrong. Hugs

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            • Yes, I have been saying since well before the election that he turned over a bunch of rocks, and ugly things came slithering out from the darkness. He basically told people that it is okay o be racist, okay to abuse women, okay to hate those who are different. And people who used to tamp down those feelings felt vindicated and now it’s a free-for-all. What’s the solution? I don’t think I have an answer … at least not a viable one. History will take care of it, but not in our lifetime.
              Hugs!

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