Roy Moore is probably going to win the seat once held by Jeff Sessions and become Alabama’s next U.S. senator. I say that with the same enthusiasm I feel for my once-a-decade colonoscopy.
Roy Moore is uniquely unqualified to be a United States senator, which makes him a Republican in good standing.
He will be following other uniquely unqualified government officials from Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions down to Scott Pruitt, Mick Mulvaney, Rick Perry, Betsy DeVos and Ben Carson.
You may think that kneeling during the national anthem is disrespectful to the flag, but few people in public life have shown the level of disrespect for our flag and our laws than Roy Moore.
Roy Moore showed early on that he did not feel bound by the laws of Alabama or the need to abide by simple human decency. Roy Moore is child molester whom, according to Ivanka Trump is headed for “a special place in Hell.”
The only “law” that Roy Moore obeys is the little voice in his head that tells him he is God’s messenger and only he can interpret the Bible correctly. Roy Moore is obsessed with creating an America in which everyone either believes what he believes or, at least follows his rules.
In some parts of the world they call people like that Taliban.
Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to “drain the swamp.” Some folks believed him, some may have voted for him because of it. Some may even believe that he’s actually making good on that promise.
Washington, DC is a swamp and needs to be drained, but nothing could be further from Donald Trump’s agenda or from Roy Moore’s.
There’s many types of creatures in the swamp and they fall into three basic categories.
The top tier monsters are the ones who are there to enrich themselves and their friends at everyone else’s expense. That would be the Donald Trumps, Steve Mnuchins and every senator and congressman who thinks that it’s OK for all of them to trade on insider information while it’s criminal for Martha Stewart to do it.
The next level are the lawmakers who are there to do their donors’ bidding, whether it’s Philip Morris, Exxon Mobil, Pfizer, the NRA or any of thousands of lobbyists working for private interest groups.
At the bottom of the swamp, but no less dangerous are the self righteous wing nuts who think that they have a special relationship with God and an obligation to bend America to their will.
These are the Roy Moores, Mike Huckabees, Jeff Sessions, Mike Pences and a legion of holier-than-thou hypocrites.
In any case, neither Donald Trump nor Roy Moore have any interest in “draining the swamp.” They are the swamp.
Regardless of your politics, you have to question anyone who says, “I’d rather have a child molester from my party elected than a decent guy from the other party.” No politician should ever put party over that kind of depravity.
One of the few, besides Moore casting doubts on Moore’s accuser, Leigh Corfman is Donald Trump, a man whose credibility is up there with drug addicts and prison inmates.
Trump is such a liar he doesn’t even believe his own words; “I said it, I was wrong and I apologize.” That, of course was his response to his pussy grabbing remark on the Access Hollywood bus.
Roy Moore will be a welcome addition to the world of lying, misogyny and chronic moral indignation. It’s only a matter of making a little room for him in the swamp.
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