FREE POSTER: Jesus breaks silence on Senate candidate Roy Moore Just Saying NO Moore

What sexual predator would support to hold the keys of public ?  It’s to say “NO more!” In the current case of Senate candidate , it’s to say “NO Moore!”

American so-called Christians have been practicing an Olympian level of gymnastics to justify sexual predators holding positions of great public and high public , when sexual abuse is perhaps the epitome of an abuse of and .  How can matter in the face of our apparent to aberrant characters and simple lust for , Sexual Predator-in-Chief, has lowered the bar so low that limbo seems impossible wile seems assure abet. Going long with , a serial sexual predator of teenagers, promises to come with a free handbasket on that road paved with good inattentions.

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FREE POSTER: Jesus breaks silence on Senate candidate Roy Moore Just Saying NO Moore

The commentary, Roy Moore, and the GOP’s persecution complex, gets it right:

Roy Moore now has Trump’s endorsement, support from the Committee and a reasonably strong chance of winning — all proving that the many leaders who tried to stop him have little over their party. Whatever leaders retained after the movement, in fact, has been severely undermined by Trump. And Moore, who stands accused of sexual misconduct with multiple minors, is easily the best indicator of that to date.

But the reason something like Moore could happen is more complicated than just Trump. And Republicans can blame one thing that Trump stoked, with plenty of help: The party’s increasing persecution complex.

After decades of being told that the is out to get them, the took that a step further and told Republicans that the establishment was also out to get them. Now Trump, with some prodding from Stephen K. Bannon, has told that the entire establishment and even many American ( enforcement, the judiciary, the intelligence , etc.) are out to get them. The combined effect of all of this is that almost reflexively recoil at the perception of being told what to do, whether by The Washington Post and the New York Times, by Mitch McConnell and Paul D. Ryan, or by anyone else not named Trump. Trump’s brand of populism has turned the enemy of their into the friends of all Republicans.

And nobody was primed to exploit that sense of persecution like Moore.

Much like Trump, Moore isn’t someone who necessarily , so much as someone that supposedly forces have tried to undermine. Moore finished fourth in the 2010 Alabama governor’s race and barely won his seat back in 2012. Yet just as with Trump, who started the 2016 GOP primary deeply unpopular with Republicans, here we are.

And this actually began long before the current allegations. During this year’s Senate primary, Moore seized upon his alleged persecution, arguing relentlessly and in hyperbolic terms about how Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-Ky.) was out to get him. McConnell, of course, had become toxic in Republican primaries thanks in large part to Trump. So even as Trump nominally backed Moore’s primary runoff opponent, appointed Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), voters picked Moore in the primary and then in the two-man primary runoff.

That sense of persecution only increased, of course, once a number of came forward in The Post to say Moore had pursued them when they were teenagers — including one who accused him of unwanted sexual touching when she was 14. Since then, other accusers have come forward, most notably a woman who accused him of when she was 16.

The more than three-decade-old allegations lend themselves to Moore’s assertions of persecution. That’s in large part because, like many accusations of years-old sexual misconduct, there is unlikely to ever be bona fide proof of them. Even as The Post and others have substantiated the ’s claims to the extent that’s possible, there is still and trust involved. Republicans in Alabama, it turns out, have in Moore and little trust in the — despite the severity of the accusations.

Another reason Moore has been uniquely able to hold the GOP base is his career, which has been built upon fashioning himself as a . He has effectively been kicked off the twice for choosing his convictions over the . Moore was almost perfectly positioned to claim persecution in this case, because he’s been claiming it for the better part of 20 years.

None of this is to suggest the GOP has a monopoly on claiming political persecution. is a game that rewards finding a convincing boogeyman, and populist candidates like Trump tend to find a large supply of boogeymen and rigged systems on the path to political office. But today’s Republicans are uniquely skeptical of the things they hear from the national , the intelligence and even their party leaders — all of which Trump has argued don’t have their interests at .

It’s almost a perfect storm, and combined with the uniqueness we find in Alabama, it might soon give us Sen. Roy Moore (R-Ala.), despite GOP leaders’ best efforts.

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