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“Country over party”

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Jeff Flake, Donald Trump, sexual misconduct, and choosing when and where to put country over party.

Jeff Flake decided to put country over party, in his words, when he donated to Roy Moore’s democratic opponent Doug Jones. This is in advance of Alabama’s special election next week. To be clear, several women have come forward in accusation of Moore.

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The Moore saga has taken some strange turns. At first Mitch McConnell and the usual Republican leadership, except Donald Trump, came out and pretty unanimously said that Moore should step aside. McConnell said that he “believed the women”. That didn’t last long because now the RNC is back behind Roy Moore and Donald Trump came out in support of him winning. Basically saying that even if Moore is accused credibly of sexual assault that he’s better in office then a democrat.

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This wasn’t something that was incredibly brave or anything. This wasn’t a small story without sources or backing, the Washington Post did a comprehensive report that should at the very least have been enough for the President to make a comment on it. He had no problem speaking up about Democrat Al Franken, and yet not even touching much more serious allegations against Republican candidate Roy Moore. Franken is going to resign and Moore is still running with the entire RNC and Trump behind him.

Yet I believe it’s important to mention that our president has been accused by a plethora of women of sexual misconduct and yet he’s still our president. According to the White House all of those women are lying, which is just rich. It isn’t surprising considering that he’s literally on tape describing sexual assault.

“I did try and f — — her. She was married,” Trump says.

Trump continues: “And I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.’”

“I moved on her like a b — -ch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married,” Trump says. “Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony t — s and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”

“I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” Trump says. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”

“And when you’re a star, they let you do it,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”

“Grab them by the p — -y,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”

President Donald Trump

Now, the reason I bring up Roy Moore, Donald Trump, Jeff Flake, Mitch McConnell, and more is that I’m finding as this story is evolving from some Republicans bashing Moore, to then supporting him again in subtle ways is that it seems to be taking the same pattern as Donald Trump.

Republicans did a decent job of coming out against Trump after the Access Hollywood tape, but there was a plethora of information regarding Trump and sexual misconduct before the tape even surfaced. I get politics is hollow, but the hypocrisy was and still is insane.

I applaud Jeff Flake for putting country over party, but good grief, why in the world didn’t Republicans do the same thing with Donald Trump? Even if they’re numb to him describing sexual assault on tape, there’s tape after tape of Trump on Howard Stern just being a great guy.

“Well, I’ll tell you the funniest is that before a show, I’ll go backstage and everyone’s getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” Trump said. “You know, I’m inspecting because I want to make sure that everything is good.”

“You know, the dresses. ‘Is everyone okay?’ You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody okay?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that. But no, I’ve been very good,” he added.

President Donald Trump

If some republicans are choosing “country over party” with Roy Moore, it just comes of as hollow because the man that they helped elect is sitting in the White House on a mountain of sexual misconduct allegations, not even mentioning the other concerns (Russia, poor and incompetent governing, belittling the press like a third world dictator, juvenile Twitter comments about women, democrats, North Korea and more).

So “country over party” doesn’t seem as noble now that it’s for the smaller fish in the Washington sea. It may have actually come off as genuine had they put country over party when it came to the presidency.

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