I know I’ve been neglectful of the old blog and these times they are blog worthy, so I apologize.
Today however Jonah Goldberg has such a great quote, that I must share it even if I neglect further commentary. This is about the Judge Moore situation. The quote is made bold by me and the other is the setup. It’s perfect.
But serious thinking is a thing in short supply these days. When I called for conservatives to disassociate themselves from Judge Roy Moore, the response from so many Bannonistas was depressing in its vacuity. But he’s a True Conservative®! No, he’s not. But he loves the Constitution! No, he doesn’t. He’s a real Christian! Really? He’ll fight for the Trump agenda! He will? Trump supported his more conservative opponent, and Moore didn’t even know what DACA was and he opposed Obamacare repeal. And, of course, Shut up, you anti-Christian bigot!
All of this was hogwash then, and it’s hogwash now. What mattered is that people invested in Moore a meaning and symbolism he doesn’t deserve: He is one of us and he is against them. He’s not a person, he’s a talisman, a dashboard saint to a cause. I’m pretty sure Luther Strange is a conservative, a Christian, and a Constitutionalist. What he’s not is a thumb in the eye.
There is a lot to be said about all the latest in sexual assaults, and harassment and pedophilia and hopefully what I did say and sent to some of my nieces gets through. I may have more to say here later, but for now, this will suffice.
Jonah is absolutely right. Yes, it’s hard to trust the Washington Post. They have discredited themselves too many times and that is tragic, because right here, we have a real story that with 4 witnesses and Moore’s very bad responses should probably be heard loud and clear.
Thank you Republican party for hopefully ousting this man from claiming the mantle of Republicanism. Let’s bring shame back into our lexicon.