This is from exit polls and not actual votes but holy cow:
It's white evangelicals vs everyone else. And they're all-in for the child molesting bigot with major ethics issues.
Yeah, I'm a white evangelical, and I find Moore's actions deplorable.
Just so you know it's not all white evangelicals. Some of us have a moral compass governed by what God teaches.
Look up what Ed Stetzer has said on the topic. He has been a voice of reason in evangelical circles about this issue.
That is good to hear. I grew up in a strong Christian household so I understand, though I am no longer religious. Everyone has their beliefs, and while I might not agree with those beliefs I respect people who are consistent. On the flipside I also find it disturbing that some jettison those beliefs apparently for the sake of pure power. If ideology bends to fit the circumstances then it becomes Orwellian doublethink. Once it becomes habitual, doublethink can be used to justify literally anything.
One of the things that sickens me most about the evangelical republican segment of America is that it seems they are willing to compromise or bend their beliefs for power, or in their words the "greater good."
Truth is that you see this from any ideology at times, and both sides of the aisle, but there are pretty clear teachings by Jesus on some of these things that are are ignored.
No doubt the Democrats made a major mistake supporting Bill Clinton for all those years. IMO that hypocrisy was a contributing factor to Trump's victory after the Access Hollywood tape and the following accusations came to light.
Hopefully we can all learn something from all this mess.
If Trump runs for re-election in 2020, his mistake of supporting Moore will probably be used against him. He gambled on this one and lost in more ways than one.
Yeah, that's a good point, he will alienate a lot of moderates with this one. Overall he just seems really desperate. And he's not one who seems to play the "long game."
Which is sort of the larger problem with him overall, even with a GOP House and Senate behind him he acts like a desperate man with zero leverage. It is a bad look, hopefully he does not make a massive mistake in an effort to project strength.