Republicans are trying to send the American version ISIS to the Senate

Is Roy Moore - the gun-toting, Muslim hating, same-sex marriage opposing Alabama Senate Candidate - the American version of ISIS?

Republicans are obsessed with fighting what they call "Radical Islamic Terrorism".

So why are they trying to send the American version ISIS to the Senate?

Judge Roy Moore is officially the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama.

This week he beat out sitting Senator Luther Strange in a special runoff election to choose the GOP nominee for Jeff Sessions' old seat.

Every American who's not a straight white Christian man should take this news very, very seriously.

"Conservative" doesn't even begin to describe Moore political views.

A better term would probably be "American ISIS".

Among other things - Moore has said that homosexuality should be illegal, blamed 9/11 on abortion, and once argued in an op-ed that Keith Ellison shouldn't be allowed to serve in Congress because he's Muslim.

Moore was also removed or suspended - not once but TWICE - from Alabama's Supreme Court -- once because he refused to remove a statue of the Ten Commandment's from the court's grounds, and a second time because he ordered judges to defy the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same sex marriage.

In order to enhance power of plutocrat class, are republicans willing to let the American version of ISIS take power in the Senate?


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deepspace 41 weeks 5 days ago

Roy Moore doesn't sound much different than all the other right-wing radical Christianist who populate the majority of the Republican Party and wield their narrow-minded, 3 by 5 card belief system as a cudgel against everyone they've learned to hate. Yes, that kind of bigotry is learned. They sit in the pews of their indoctrination centers as innocent children with trusting eyes and grow up as severely damaged adults with dead stares.

If Christian churches don't disavow such radical extremists and weed them from their congregations, perhaps that whole religion also should be judged evil and banned, painted with a broad brush stroke for the behavior of the radicals within its ranks, who have co-opted the name of the religion as cover for their own wicked behavior, much like the whole of Islam has been unfairly judged by the violent actions of the few.

After all, Roy Moore's style of violence, that of thought, is the prelude -- indeed, the excuse -- for outward violence. All one has to do is attend a Trump rally or a white-supremacist march (same thing) in order to fully understand this phenomenon.

Just because one might call a delusional personal belief system "religion" doesn't mean that it has anything to do with acting religiously. That disconnect is the essence of false religion, is it not?

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stopgap 41 weeks 5 days ago

As Deepspace has proven time and time again, no matter how many ironclad facts you put forward, no matter how much irrefutable evidence and references and footnotes you provide, no matter how many times conservatives own words are shown to contradict themselves and prove their hipocracy, no matter how detailed and meticulous opposing arguments are; you will never penetrate the conservative mind. Never!

Therefore, for Doug Jones to win in Alabama, it would be pointless to try and reach out to the conservatives. You don't want stir their passions by pissing them off. Basically, you just want to politely ignore them. Even the passionate pleas of their political messiah, Donald J. Trump ricocheted off their granite skulls sending Washington Republicans running for cover. What chance would anyone that is even an iota more progressive than the Old Testament have in reaching the conservative voter in Alabama?

Perhaps if every black voter turned out and their vote was actually counted, and whatever smattering of swing voters and every Democrat in the state turns out; Jones might squeak out a victory.

In the short run, if Roy Moore is elected, it might spell disaster. But it the long run it might amplify the insanity of the Donald Trump era and hasten its demise.

Nonetheless, it might not be a bad idea to get behind the Jones candidacy and fork over a little money to his campaign.

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deepspace 41 weeks 5 days ago

A donation is on the way.

Anyone on this blog who has ever tried to engage the trolls has proven the futility of doing so.

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stopgap 41 weeks 5 days ago

Republicans preach Christianity but practice the OldTestament, which is no less violent than Isis or any other extremist religion.

Bottom line, the Christian Oligarchy is the American Isis.

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BoxCar 41 weeks 5 days ago

Sure the Old Testament has it that Gays s/b put to Death, but Christ had it that "Ye who R w/o SIN cast the first stone"> That's the DIFF between the 2 religions, essentially that Christianity goes by "TWO Wrongs don't make a Right" something my GrandMa' told her grandkids to follow IF U want to get thru life> ISIS SandNiggers don't follow this AXIOM

BTW> "S-N" term came from Sgt.MM Smith WW2 Vet drove a Tank in North Afrika> Saind Arabs were a primitive, tribal disgusting PPL> How disgusting? Saw them EAT own SHIT & IF U object to the term, need to ask 9/11 victims their take on it

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stopgap 41 weeks 5 days ago

Yeah Boxcar, Lucky they didn't eat you!!

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2950-10K 41 weeks 5 days ago

Like many of his fellow Kochbaggers, Roy Moores's disregard for the First Amendment is a blatant display of anti-american sentiment and a slap in the face to all the patriots who died in the great war for the establishment of liberty and democracy. I'm certain our Founders would take- a- knee in protest of the bigotry/insanity Moore stands for. Alabamastan should be extremely embarrassed by this. Alabama Getaway!

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2950-10K 41 weeks 5 days ago

Only in Trump World would it not be a career destroying story for a President to support a candidacy like Moores...which he openly does now. Read Thom's post again and think about this comment.

Legend 41 weeks 5 days ago

Steve Bannon supports him.

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changeX 41 weeks 5 days ago

Everyone sing ... Ala bama oops i mean a La Bamba

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2950-10K 41 weeks 4 days ago

Nodoby in Alabama knows what the word plutocrat means but they know the word fascism stands for something bad! However I agree in general that plutocrat is an accurate description of the monied elite involved in the overthrow of our democracy.

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ChristopehrCurrie 41 weeks 4 days ago

If Roy Moore gets to be a US Senator, it will bring nationwide attention to the FACT that the screw-your-neighbor teachings of so-called "right wing christian" religious leaders are the teachings of money-worshipping "antichrists" (according to Matthew 22:37-40) rather than the teaching of Jesus Christ or God as revealed to us by Jesus Christ.

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Howard Laverne ... 41 weeks 4 days ago

I'm guessing there is high voter suppression in Alabama.

Legend 41 weeks 4 days ago

It is that the middle and lower class of people have been convinced by Fox News that Democrats (among other reasons) want to take their guns away. Thus Republicans get elected and rob them blind with tax deductions for the wealthy and tax increases for the middle and lower class.

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Edward Dodson 41 weeks 4 days ago

The experiment that is the United States of America is failing. The experiement to which I refer is best described by the term "Liberalism," which involved and required compromise toward the center and away from the extreme positions held by some. We are moving (or have moved) to a political atmosophere in which compromise if perceived as ideologically unacceptable. We are increasingly subjected to an extremism not in defense of liberty but in defense of privilege. The election of Mr. Moore to the U.S. Senate would reveal that a majority of those in Alabama who vote have no clear idea of the true meaning of liberty.

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deepspace 41 weeks 4 days ago

You got that right, Legend. And by the time Republican "leadership" and Donnie Dildo are done deflowering their flock, the beer-gut meat heads won't be able to afford a gun ...or anything else.

Edward Dodson: Yup. When has the majority of modern-day Republicans ever thought compromise with "libtards," the spawn of Satan and socialism, was a good thing? Their idea of "compromise" is for liberals and progressives to sit down, shut up, and meekly go along with the fascist agenda of billionaires and centimillionaires.

The American experiment isn't failing; it already has failed! Widespread voter suppression and the stolen presidency, congress, and state governments, especially the installation of possibly the most corrupt "businessman" (a very loosely used term) on the planet to the highest office in the land, is proof positive. What more does the brainwashed electorate need to wake the feck up?!

Roy Moore is just one more turd in the cesspool.

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Wet Willie 41 weeks 4 days ago

"In the short run, if Roy Moore is elected, it might spell disaster. But it the long run it might amplify the insanity of the Donald Trump era and hasten its demise.

Nonetheless, it might not be a bad idea to get behind the Jones candidacy and fork over a little money to his campaign." Great comments....

" matter how detailed and meticulous opposing arguments are; you will never penetrate the conservative mind. Never!"

You may well be correct, stopgap....

However, there's this: "In The Influential Mind, neuroscientist Tali Sharot takes us on a thrilling exploration of the nature of influence. We affect others just by moving through the world―from the classroom to the boardroom to social media. But how skilled are we at this role, and can we become better? Sharot reveals that many of our instincts―from relying on facts and figures to shape opinions, to insisting others are wrong or attempting to exert control―are ineffective, because they are incompatible with how people’s minds operate. She shows us how to avoid these pitfalls, and how an attempt to change beliefs and actions is successful when it is well-matched with the core elements that govern the human brain.

Sharot reveals the critical role of emotion in influence, the weakness of data and the power of curiosity. Relying on the latest research in neuroscience, behavioral economics and psychology, the book provides fascinating insight into the complex power of influence, good and bad." --from Seattle's Town Hall, where Tali Sharot'll be speaking this Sunday evening.

Oughta be interesting....

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Wet Willie 41 weeks 4 days ago

“In order to enhance power of plutocrat class, are republicans willing to let the American version of ISIS take power in the Senate?”

Well, sure they are, Thom. Whatever it takes to take over, they’re all for. Remember how the first thing they tried to do when they got their current (ill-gotten) monopoly on governing was to disband their own Ethics Committee? Money now OWNS politics. (And, sadly, 'our' constitutionally protected Fourth Estate.)

Any kind of American Taliban – regardless of race - is oh, so dangerous: our brand of Fundies appear to just wanna get to their very own Heaven, ASAP, everyone one else can just burn in Hell; you’re not gonna get Armageddon with a bunch of Peaceniks running the Show. Now that Mein Trumpfy's in charge, opportunity’s knock knock knocking on their very own Private Heaven’s door....

Oh, and why bother ‘saving the Environment’ when it’s all gonna be Over?

Drill bay drill, burn baby burn, indeed….

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