San Francisco, Writer, Republican Party discussed on Marketplace

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The listeners of kqed fm san francisco and kqe ifm north highlands this is all things considered from npr news i'm robert siegel nancy french is a southern conservative christian writer who has written about her experience as the victim of childhood sexual abuse she was twelve the man was her pasture she has written columns about her break with the republican party over donald trump's presidential candidacy and about empathizing with roy moore's accusers in alabama she joins us today for member station wpro lenin nashville to talk about the alabama senate grace and its implications for christian conservatives welcome to the program thank you for having me this is a glass halffull halfempty a question first are you cheered by doug jones's victory in alabama or does disturb you that nearly half of alabama's voters chose to vote for roy more a despite some pretty convincing allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls well i think if both and but i really think you cannot overlook the fact that hundreds of thousands of conservatives made a decision and sent this message to the white house into people like steve bannon um you're right it is profoundly demoralizing to be a part of a party that seemingly overlooks your voice that's why i quit the republican party but still there is a glimmer of hope in it's the first glimmer i've had in a long time and i'm just going to relish it for a few minutes you mentioned steve bannon bannon's appealed to voters in alabama and before those were uh but in this case on behalf of roy moore was very angry message the elites are listening to people like you they'd laugh at people like you i mean does that kind of resentment resonate with conservative christian voters in in the south you know i think that it has and i think that white i donald trump was elected in november however there's this great passage in the bible a book that republicans to read and it says in your anger do not said i think for a long time republicans have been maligned and mischaracterized by people in the media and other politicians by saying things like for example mitt romney was a racist or mitt romney was a big it when an actual elodie you know he was just a.

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