Skip to comments.Robinson: Is the tribe more important than morality in Alabama?
Posted on 11/25/2017 7:27:40 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Can the descent of American political culture into ugly tribalism be halted? Alabama voters will give their answer when they decide whether to send Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate.
Moore, 70, has built a long, disgraceful career out of smarmy religiosity spiked with tribal grievance. Having posed for years as the most pious of Christians, he now stands accused by nine women of un-Christian behavior: They claim convincingly that Moore, when he was in his 30s, aggressively pursued romantic or sexual relationships, including with teens barely half his age.
Successful demagogues can use tribal enmities to blind their followers to such moral and logical contradictions.
Moore uses his angry Christianity as a tool of self-aggrandizement. He uses the trust and passion of the Alabamians he defrauds to sully the reputations of women who bravely testify to his allegedly vile and creepy behavior.
Alabamas three major newspapers ran rare front-page editorials Sunday imploring voters not to send this unworthy man to Washington. It is a sad sign of the times that I am not sure whether that hurt Moores prospects or helped them. The mainstream media is an enemy whose disapproval Moore cultivates to make his supporters love him more.
Moore is not invincible. He can be defeated but only if Alabamians decide that honor, integrity and morality are more important than tribe.
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Were Bill Clinton’s defenders “moral”?
Crazy leftist alert!
Conservatives don’t “do” tribes, Eugene. Your types do.
This is rich. Liberals have bolstered tribalism in the segments of the electorate that they get votes from. Tribalism is a key feature in the subsets of the electorate they count on.
They are pulling out all the stops to prevent Moore from being elected. The left and GOPe don’t fight this hard against jihadists. That is very telling. Moore scares the crap out of them.
Isn’t this liberal idiot devoted to his liberal political tribe? He’s going to lecture us about identity politics? Really? And liberals tend not to ascribe to morality and to values, because they worship some amorphous concept of tolerance. Against that backdrop he’s going to lecture about morals?
Tribal behaviour? As in black or ‘African-American’ tribalism?
“by Eugene Robinson” is the Barf Alert.
I would have voted for someone else in the primary....but there’s no honor in voting for a Democrat.
Alabamas three major newspapers ran rare front-page editorials Sunday imploring voters not to send this unworthy man to Washington.
They love repeating this without pointing out that theyre the same paper just different headers for the appropriate city in which they are distributed. Their editorials are why ithey are about to go out of business.
Enjoy your upcoming defeat, you sniveling leftist cretin. Get used to it!
And who are these "editorial writers?"
The Birmingham News (al.com) has been on a rampage against Judge Roy Moore for many years, especially since their alleged lesbian editor took over as the main editor for the 3 largest newspapers in the state of Alabama and Judge Moore came out against sodomite marriage.
(I've met her and she is VERY butch.)
Kyle Whitmire is an extreme leftists and effete "columnist" there (though he's married) and he's written with more vitriol against Judge Moore than anyone, with the possible exception of John "I forgot I declared bankruptcy and I've got a gay brother" Archibald.
They hate Judge Moore and they have made it clear that they do.
Their jobs are also dependent on pleasing their editor. Those 3 papers are owned by Advance and they have laid off over 40% of their employees in the past few years and now only print 3 days a week.
So you have lesbians and leftists calling the shots and maybe a couple of people who are afraid to speak out in fear of losing their jobs.
But this is a hate campaign of the highest order.
This guy wins the award for “Biggest Hypocrite”.
God thing I scrolled down the thread first, I was just about to *PING* you.
Translation: conservatives can no longer be Alinskyed any further; all is lost!
So says a member of the tribe that has declared war on whites.
The natives in Robinson’s ‘hood sound restless.
Conservatives dont do tribes, Eugene. Your types do.
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Interesting to see the reaction were Moore to write a column suggesting Robinson belonged to a ‘tribe’.
Well WE know the answer to that one....
See earlier where Koch Bros buying ‘Time Mag(?) or Newsweek’ - doesn’t really matter which yet for Soros to interject into every LIB race or Brazos to get big Govt Contract then buy Washington Post completely normal IN THEIR EYES...
Yeah, beware the name Robinson if not preceded by Jim, John, or Mrs.
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