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Moore Or Less

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Memo to Alabama: I EXPECT YOU TO DISAPPOINT ME.

I don’t know whether or not Roy Moore is going to beat Doug Jones tomorrow in Alabama’s Senate race, but I’m assuming he will, so that if he doesn’t I can be pleasantly surprised. This is not a situation where, as an outside observer, hope or enthusiasm is helpful in any way whatsoever.

But I’ll tell you this. If he does win, it’ll be because he’s the ne plus ultra of straight white male pigfuckery, not despite it. Well, that and the systematic voter suppression in place in Alabama where they instituted a voter ID law and then closed all the offices where you could get IDs in majority black areas. Which is, again, the ne plus ultra of straight white male pigfuckery. So the point stands.

Roy Moore is actually more disqualifying, in more ways, than Donald Trump was. Which is difficult to believe, I know, but at least Trump isn’t a religious zealot who got fired at least twice for putting his version of his God ahead of the law. And Trump has never technically endorsed slavery.

And everyone who votes for Roy Moore today knows this and is fine with this because someone told them Doug Jones murders babies and that’s all they need to embrace the worst example of the white supremacist culture in power in most of America in recent history.

And, you know, we can blame tribalism and polarization, and yeah, that’s part of it, but there’s a difference between tribalism used as an excuse to overlook faults and tribalism as an excuse to embrace them. And both with Trump and Moore, it really feels like a freeing of the true conservative id, in all its gross glory.

But hey, maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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