When allegations that Roy Moore sexually assaulted minors were brought to light, the Republican establishment quickly backed away from Moore and called for him to step down if the allegations are true. It is pretty obvious that such a conditional statement would put Moore in a difficult position, and the fact that it’s one person’s word against other people’s word is another. It is also easy to see that the timing of these allegations are suspect; however, Moore’s answers to his accusers claims have been less than satisfactory.
Did Roy Moore really take advantage of minors? We don’t know. If I were voting in this election, I couldn’t vote for Roy Moore (due to his very strange answers to questions about these accusations), but I also couldn’t vote for Doug Jones either. One thing is for sure, the democrats were very excited about the prospect of winning Alabama’s election. I said from the beginning of this fiasco that Roy Moore will still win, and I stand by my prediction. I suspect that the citizens of Alabama will vote for Moore because they don’t like liberal ideology at all.
As the polls tightened again (Jones was ahead of Moore after the allegations surfaced), the RNC has agreed to back Moore. This is further evidence that it was never about the allegations; it was about political agenda. That should hardly be surprising. After all, Republicans promised to repeal and replace Obamacare but instead tried to shove a water-down version of Obamacare down our throats. Also, the bill they are passing as “tax reform” does not pass for tax reform. Is it an improvement? It will be if the bill is at the very least revenue neutral (I think it will be). I’m a hard one to please on this issue because I believe the income tax rate for Americans should be 0%.
What makes this switch on position by the Republican establishment so appalling is that they sided with the women that came out against Moore. Regardless of whether or not Moore did it, the Republican establishment (I’m looking at you, Mitch McConnell) obviously thought that the evidence did not favor Moore yet they are backing down anyway. This clearly shows that they never cared about the offense, they just were trying to get on the best side of the boat.
Nevertheless, we can’t trust the Republicans any more than the Democrats. The Republicans might be slower to relinquish the power of the people to the federal government than Democrats are, but just like Democrats, their motives are always political. For these politicians, power will always trump principle.