Written August 22, 2017 in Facebook
A lot of people take exception to candidate Hillary Clinton's description of many of the so-called President's supporters are "deplorable." As a political tactic, it was a mistake. As far as accuracy, I present the following.
In Alabama, two Republicans are fighting for the nomination to run for the U.S. Senate, and since this is a very "red" state, the winner of the nomination is very likely to win the election. What is interesting is that BOTH candidates are ardent supporters of the so-called President. THEY ARE ARGUING BETWEEN EACH OTHER ABOUT WHO SUPPORTS THE PRESIDENT THE MOST. The candidate that the so-called President did NOT endorse, Roy Moore, however, is something akin to the American Taliban, and the Taliban are almost, but not quite, owed an apology for this comparison. Yet, the American pseudo Talibaner is ahead in the polls.
Why? He appeals to the most "deplorable" instincts in Alabama's Republican voters apparently. Is this right?
From Huffington Post: "In February, several months after being suspended from court for defying federal orders on same-sex marriage, Moore appeared on the radio show of a pastor who has claimed the Bible calls for the death penalty for gay people. He’d appeared on pastor Kevin Swanson’s program several times over the years, and there was a clear affinity between the men who believe they are two lone crusaders for Christ. Moore lamented to Swanson: “Our problem today is we’re denying that there is even a God or that he has sovereignty over our country.”
When the pastor asked him: “What does one do when God’s laws conflict with man’s laws?” Moore responded, “God’s laws are always superior to man’s laws.” It’s an extreme view that would put an elected judge far outside the bounds of the legal mainstream: The U.S. government relies on its judicial branch to maintain checks and balances and uphold the law of the land. But, for Moore, there’s no contradiction. The Vietnam veteran and lifelong Christian holds the view that the U.S. Constitution is a kind of extension of the Bible, and that the Founding Fathers intended their America to be a Christian nation."
Here is a tidbit about a section of the American public: "23 percent of Americans still think that same-sex relationships should be illegal..." (Gallup polls) http://news.gallup.com/poll/1651/.-.-rights.aspx#!mn-topics . Would these be more likely Clinton supporters or the supporters of the so-called President.
To get more specific, here are some facts about Alabama: " Public Policy Polling (PPP) revealed... that 21 percent of likely GOP voters polled in Alabama believe that interracial marriage should be illegal."
Alabama Republican voters also thought Obama was a Muslim (45%); and evolution is fake (60%). (2012) https://www.publicpolicypolling.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PPP_Release_SouthernSwing_312.pdf
American Taliban. Supporter of the President. Leading in the polls for the Republican Alabama Senate nomination. If he is elected, would those voting for him be "deplorable"?