On Real Time, Bill Maher ripped conservatives for brushing off child molestation while calling out the Duggars for being a freak show.
We are in a state in this country. We are too partisan, and I think this week was the ultimate example of that, because I saw the red team get their back up about the Duggar guy, so they were basically brushing off child molestation because he’s one of them, and attacking Caitlyn Jenner because that’s the blue team….You’re either on team transgender or team molester, and I think we won this one. I think we look good on this one.
Let me ask about the Duggars, because to me, these are the biggest freaks in the world. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen this show, but the father of 19 and he’s always leering because he’s married to the wife, and he still wants to get in there. This is the sickest freakiest thing.
How selfish is it in this day and age to have nineteen children?…It’s because they read in their dusty old stupid book things like be fruitful and multiply which made sense when there was eight people on Earth, but doesn’t now. It’s beyond selfish….Anytime you sexually oppress as religion always does, this is what always happens.
Maher nailed it. Republicans were outraged by Caitlyn Jenner but ran to the defense of a self-admitted child molester and his parents who covered up his crimes because they were Republicans. If you watch any of the Fox News Duggar interviews, you will witness a network that was making excuses for and minimizing a child molester’s crimes. The Duggars and Fox News can try to minimize what Josh Duggar did with all sorts of terminology, but it was child molestation.
Those who follow politics already understand that Republicans no longer agree with the rest of the country on basic facts, but now the GOP and their cable news network are disagreeing with the idea that child molestation is wrong. Everything goes through their partisan filter and morality is determined by whether or not the person involved is a Republican.
This isn’t a both sides do it type of partisanship. Republicans are willing to look the other way when one of their own is involved, which is why family values have become extremely subjective within the Republican Party.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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