Last Tuesday, the day of the Alabama special senate election, Randy Turner posted the following interesting tidbit:
The most recent campaign finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission shows no one gave more money to embattled Alabama U. S. Senate candidate Roy Moore than Sen. Roy Blunt.
Blunt’s support was not a personal contribution to Moore, but came in the form of a $5,000 contribution from Blunt’s Rely On Your Beliefs PAC.
Turner notes that other Republicans who gave big, like Mitch McConnell, asked for their money back when it became clear that Moore had sexually assaulted teenagers when he was in his thirties.
But not our Roy Blunt.
Blunt did talk the talk, stating unequivocally that “the women have a more credible story than Judge Moore. Alabama voters should have a better choice and Judge Moore should have better answers to these charges.”
Blunt just doesn’t seem willing to walk the walk.
Our MO GOP Senator’s just got a different point of view; we call it a “bottom-line” mentality. What’s good for the bottom line of his campaign donors – and the various lobbyists in his family – that is. And he evidently thought that insuring important deliverables by boosting a criminal (who avoids prosecution by virtue of Alabama statutes of limitation) was worth the moral taint. After all, Moore wouldn’t be the first criminal in Congress to offer a reliable Republican vote.
Given Roy Moore’s notorious Christian predilections it seems appropriate here to note the words of a famous religious figure Christians tell us they revere above all others: “By their fruits shall ye know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?”(Matthew 7:16).
I’d advise you to keep an eye on those thorns and thistles sprouting in various congressional offices.
*Last two paragraphs revised slightly for clarity (12/16, 11:32 am)