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Missouri Republicans Knowingly Backed an Alleged Child Sex Abuser​


A deeply disturbing story has been unfolding for months in Missouri, below the scrutiny and attention of the national press. It involves alleged child molestation and abuse by a conservative pastor turned elected official, and a state Republican Party that apparently turned blind eye to it during election season in order to secure victory before expelling him only yesterday.

On September 29th, the Kansas City Star published a shocking exposé detailing allegations of horrific abuse by Missouri House candidate Rick Roeber, a conservative pastor. Roeber is alleged to have engaged in a pattern of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse of his children, including two aged just 9 and 5 at the time. He is also alleged to have drowned puppies in a pond, an example of the psychological trauma and cruelty he apparently inflicted.

Despite the devastating allegations, Roeber nevertheless went on to win his election, defeating Democrat Chris Hager by just 301 votes in Missouri’s conservative-leaning 34th district.

The Missouri House rejected Roeber’s resignation, choosing to expel him instead on Wednesday. That is the bare minimum of decency, but it is also far too late. And the Missouri Republican Party still has much to answer for.

Not only did the party fail to vet Mr. Roeber in even the most perfunctory way, but it also did not take active steps to prevent his election after his actions were exposed. A representative for the Missouri GOP claimed there was “nothing they could do” and that they “expected the voters to take care of it.” The Jackson County GOP Chair David Lightner even insisted that not intervening was the right thing to do, because he believed the accusations were somehow partisan despite coming from Roeber’s own family. Worse, he felt that bygones should be bygones.

Even as House lawmakers prepare to oust only the second member in their history, Jackson County GOP Chairman David Lightner said he would not have supported intervening in Roeber’s candidacy if he knew about the allegations earlier.
“I personally feel that if someone is, they’ve got that sort of past but they’ve made themselves better… I go on how they’ve improved themselves in life,” he said, adding that some county Republicans believed the accusations were driven by “partisan politics.”
After all, what’s a little child sexual between friends as long as you say you say you found Jesus later? GOP officials, meanwhile, are remaining mum as to the extent of their contacts with Roeber after the story broke. Missouri Republican campaign officials took the district off their target list–but again, that’s a bare minimum. And we do not know what may have been done to support him behind the scenes:

None of Jackson County’s four Republican state representatives responded to inquiries about how much contact Roeber had with local and state-level GOP officials while running for his late wife’s seat.
Roeber’s personality was a red flag for some, but GOP officials overlooked it because of the professed redemption story:

When he declared he was running, Evans said some Republicans who had served with Rebecca Roeber expressed misgivings about Rick Roeber’s personality, but said she wanted to “give him the benefit of the doubt.”
“People do strange things when they’re grieving,” she said. “I was put off by him in different ways personally, but I didn’t know anything” about the abuse allegations.
The party recruits candidates to run for open seats, and Evans said Republican officials “talked to some people” in that district but did not find anyone other than Roeber.
Lightner said Roeber was known at the time in the local party only as a recovering alcoholic who “sought to be a better man and tried to erase his past as much as possible.”
In some ways, this is a story about a pathology fundamental to conservative evangelical culture. It is very often the worst perpetrators, men (and it is almost always men) with vicious personalities, abusive tendencies, and destructive urges, who profess outwardly the most religious piety. This piety takes the form of dogmatic conservative theology, an attempt to both control and validate the self by inflicting restrictions on the freedom and self-determination of others–usually women and children. The path of salvation and redemption is curiously open to these men, who are then granted extraordinary psychological and political power over others, and the abuses of their past are seen as irrelevant to or even a validation of the supposed piety of the present. The abusers with the most demons wield disproportionate control, perpetuating the cycle of abuse.

But beyond that, this is also a story about accountability. The state Republican Party knew that Roeber had this allegedly abusive history, but did nothing to ensure his defeat. They waited months to expel him. Why?

A cynic might suggest that the GOP preferred to see Roeber elected and expelled, thus setting up a new special election, than to see a Democrat win the district. despite the fact that Republicans hold a dominant 113-49 advantage in the state house. Certainly, the Republican voters in the district seemed to have no problem sending Roeber to represent them rather than an even more dreaded Democrat. It’s not partisanship to suggest that had the tables been reversed and some Democratic candidate been exposed as a child molester, Democratic voters would have rebelled. The county GOP chair who was quick to believe this was a partisan plot and that a molester can find redemption? It’s hard to picture a Democratic equivalent.

Republican officials in Missouri should have to answer for this scandal—especially since so many of their voters ardently believe in QAnon-adjacent false conspiracy theories about Democrats and child abuse. The gulf between the real and the imagined are growing into a widening chasm in the party of Lincoln. Ask the state’s ambitious Josh Hawley. We need to have a much tougher conversation about what decency and piety mean, and which cultures and institutions are enabling trauma and abuse.

Because a specific party and a specific culture enabled Mr. Roeber to become a pillar of his community, to stand for public office, and to win public office despite such revelations. That deserves much stronger scrutiny, discussion, and accountability.
 

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JATTKING: Talking to himself in yet ANOTHER thread. It must get REAL lonely
in LibTardVille.....
 

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GUILTY! Was there any surprise? No. Is it any less thrilling? Nope. It's awesome! Burn in hell motherfucken racist pieces of shit. Love it! U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A!
 

JATTKING

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A little random ^ but truly shows the difference between a republiCANT and a Democrat. We are always cleaning up after those republicunts.
 

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A little random ^ but truly shows the difference between a republiCANT and a Democrat. We are always cleaning up after those republicunts.
Any1 else hear the LOONEYTUNES song playing in the background whenever u read one of @JATTKING 's posts or is it just me ? LOL
 

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As usual Libtards project what is true of themselves onto others. How do you like the crappy job that pedo prez Poopy Pants is doing? A delusional idiot like you probably thinks he is doing a great job!
That's literally all you guys talk about in here. Oh yeah, and you're all obsessed with Michelle Obama having a dick
 

sportsm60

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That's literally all you guys talk about in here. Oh yeah, and you're all obsessed with Michelle Obama having a dick
Are you denying that pedo Joe is doing a crappy job? Michelle does have a penis and you have an obvious case of penis envy!
 

sportsm60

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The doctors who disagree with the vaxx narrative are silenced.
You have every right to be a dummy and buy what they are selling. The powers that be love idiots like you who willingly self-depopulate. Do yourself a favor and make sure you have your affairs in order before you continue to take more booster shots!
 

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The doctors who disagree with the vaxx narrative are silenced.
You have every right to be a dummy and buy what they are selling. The powers that be love idiots like you who willingly self-depopulate. Do yourself a favor and make sure you have your affairs in order before you continue to take more booster shots!
I'll go with the majority of doctors around the globe, idgaf about what "doctors" like Ronny Jackson have to say the virus.

But go on getting your "Facts" from Facebook, Q, or whatever conspiracy theory site you subscribe to. I'll continue to listen to my doctor.
 

GasMan

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I'll go with the majority of doctors around the globe, idgaf about what "doctors" like Ronny Jackson have to say the virus.

But go on getting your "Facts" from Facebook, Q, or whatever conspiracy theory site you subscribe to. I'll continue to listen to my doctor.
You really are clueless. I work with MD's every day of my life, and I PROMISE you it's maybe 50/50...probably more 60/40 of those that know this is all bullshit.

To clarify, it's not that the virus is not real, but the way we are treating, or not treating, is complete garbage...and yes, those that dare to go against the Biden and CDC direction are threatened, punished and shamed.

The studies being cited by Fauci and crew are crap....and they poo poo the ones that don't fit their narrative.
 

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You really are clueless. I work with MD's every day of my life, and I PROMISE you it's maybe 50/50...probably more 60/40 of those that know this is all bullshit.

To clarify, it's not that the virus is not real, but the way we are treating, or not treating, is complete garbage...and yes, those that dare to go against the Biden and CDC direction are threatened, punished and shamed.

The studies being cited by Fauci and crew are crap....and they poo poo the ones that don't fit their narrative.
Poor guy is months behind and a CNN jizz swallower
 

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