For what it’s worth, Kaz, I had this exchange just this morning — before reading your article:

Me: If you lived in Alabama, would you vote for pedophile Roy Moore?

She: I would vote against the Democrat

Me: You dodged the question.

She: It’s a mental trick, no Democrat, so I would need to vote for the alternative then

Me: Wow. So I won’t ask if you’d vote again for an admitted serial sexual abuser who supports a pedophile running for the Senate.

She: Democrats have their own set of problems when it comes to the same issues

Me: But the Dems are calling-out their own while the GOP is doubling-down with Trump’s and the RNC’s support of Moore. The bigger question is — how does anyone justify to the women in their lives that morals don’t, especially sexual abuse doesn’t, matter when making these choices?

She: For me it is real simple. I don’t want another Democrat in Congress, I am ignoring moral issues and placing my bet on ridding congress of liberal legislators who have destroyed this country.

Me: But I’m guessing you know immoral Trump only became a Republican, a conservative, and a faux “Christian” when it was expedient to do so. By definition, an immoral person puts their self interests first and everyone else’s (especially their victim’s) last. You will only benefit when what they do for themselves has some fallout in your direction, i.e. you get a small decrease in your taxes while Trump and his donors reap million$. When what you need/want doesn’t serve their personal goals, they’re done serving you and, in this case, operating in your best interests or the country’s. So where do you draw the line in terms of how bad an actor someone is before you won’t vote for them?

She: That is all your view, I’m not changing my views.

Me: I understand I’m not going to change your mind, but just so I’m clear, do you not agree Trump’s immoral or do you disagree with how I said someone who is immoral will act?

She: I don’t know the answer to your question, he may be, he may not be,

Me: I thought we ought to conclude the conversation on a lighter note 🎼

She: Will check it later, driving

Me: Drive safely and watch out for hitchhikers whose outward appearance may be deceiving — like a cowboy hat, tie, and leather vest!

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