Yes Alabama loves Trump, but Roby’s concerns were valid — are we really going to hold them against her?
Rep. Martha Roby has found herself in muddy water as she seeks to serve the people of Alabama through another term in Congress.
Last week, Rep. Roby was forced into a runoff after failing to garner more than 50 percent of the votes from her district. She now faces Bobby Bright, a former Democrat, in a July 17 runoff election.
After the revelation of the “Access Hollywood” tape where Trump boasted about sexual assault against females, Rep. Roby withdrew her support for him as he vied to become America’s new commander in chief.
Trump loyalty is a big deal for hardcore southern conservative voters. If you are not in line with President Trump and all that he envisions, many voters will quickly toss you to the side. That’s what we are witnessing in Roby’s case.
Just as there are “never-Trumpers,” the ones that never have anything positive to say about President Trump, there are “always-Trumpers.” The “always-Trumpers” never have anything negative to say about President Trump, which is as equally frightening, in my opinion, than a never-Trumper.
Americans must remember that the president is not to be worshipped. Is he to be appreciated? If he is doing good for the American people, most definitely. However, we cannot sit around and praise President Trump in the same way that we cannot sit around and condemn every single thing that he does. He is a human like you and me. While he may have much more money and influence, he is a human nonetheless. He is going to make mistakes. If you have your blinders on every single time he makes a mistake and strays from conservative values, you should consider yourself part of the problem.
A good voter knows when to call someone on their bull. If you consistently allow the wool to cast a shadow over your eyes, you become a worshipper. A worshipper that sees no wrongdoing and worships a tangible god.
I am in no way saying that President Trump is a bad president who is leading the American people blindly, I am only stating that the American people should never worship a president’s views and practices as if the president is the almighty powerful.
While Rep. Roby strayed from President Trump after the release of the “Access Hollywood” tape, I cannot say that I disagree with her. But are voters still holding this over her head? I am a Trump supporter just as much as the next one, but I can tell you that I did not appreciate his language in that clip.
Alabama voters must understand how Trump’s comments about grabbing women must have impacted Roby’s voting decision. Martha Roby is a woman who understands the real world issues women in America face. His comments, made prior to running for office, impacted the decisions of millions of voters in this country. Roby was not alone.
I understand that he seems to have changed now and I believe Rep. Roby understands that as well. She wants what is best for the American people and she knows that Trump is providing new and prosperous opportunities. Ninety-seven percent of the time, Roby sides with the Trump administration in voting.
Roby is pro-gun and anti-abortion and supported the tax cut bill last year while voting in every effort to repeal Obamacare.
Are Alabama voters going to keep that one issue hanging over her head? When do they swallow their pride and understand that Rep. Roby is following Trump’s plans and foresees the same future for America that President Trump does?
@RealKyleMorris is a Yellowhammer News contributor.