It was a rough week for Republican voters. It was the kind of week that tested their patience, like a nitwit driving below the speed limit in the passing lane.
As the great thinker Steve Bannon said of Tuesday’s election losses in Virginia and elsewhere, Republicans must fully embrace everything about President Donald Trump — or else.
“You can’t fake the Trump agenda. You have to go all in,” Bannon told an audience in Michigan. “This agenda is a winning agenda. Do not believe the opposition party. Do not believe the fake news and the fake media.”
It’s Bannon’s party now, and there’s no turning back.
That’s why I believe GOP voters in Alabama on Dec. 12 will heed calls to rally behind their embattled hero and make Roy Moore the next U.S. senator from the Heart of Dixie.
Alabamans will reject calls from people like Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who said Moore should drop out of the race because he allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old.
“There is no option to support Doug Jones, the Democratic nominee,” Covington County GOP Chairman William Blocker told a Toronto Star reporter. “When you do that, you are supporting the entire Democrat party.”
Moore denied the allegations and said he is not dropping out of the race. It’s too late to reprint ballots. In a race between someone accused of molesting teenagers and a Democrat, the choice for GOP loyalists is clear.
I know this to be true because it happened a year ago. When the “Access Hollywood” video emerged and showed Trump talking about sexually assaulting women, some Republican leaders ran from Trump.
“I’m out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president,” then-Rep. Jason Chaffetz said at the time. “It is some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine.”
But look what happened: Trump won the election. Chaffetz, the former chair of the House Committee on Oversight and…