Roy Moore and the Fickle Scythe of Republicans

Leave it to the GOP to drop their collective scythe, then pick it up again at the last moment. Republican Alabama Senator Richard Shelby claimed that he “couldn’t vote for Roy Moore.”

He also had this to say:

“(W)e call it a tipping point,” Shelby said. “I think, so many accusations, so many cuts, so many drip, drip, drip — when it got to the 14-year-old’s story, that was enough for me. I said I can’t vote for Roy Moore.”

Well, that’s nice and everything, but despite the firm allegations of sexual misconduct (such a clinical, dispassionate term) against Roy Moore, he’s still in a competitive race with his democratic opponent, Doug Jones. I’m wondering if a firmer Republican revolt earlier on would’ve wilted the Moore parade. Instead, we have to contend with Mitch McConnell’s firm spinelessness. “Let the voters decide.” Blah, blah, blah, now he wants to tout the virtues of democracy.

Not much else is new in Roy Moore land. He disappeared for the weekend, the ghost of his controversy keeping the buckle on the bible belt vibrating in his absence. Even the old goat’s absence has to spark attention. “Where did the goat go now? What’s he up to? Does he still have kneecaps?” Roy Moore without kneecaps, he’d probably pull a stunt like that to sway swing voters. The sympathy card. Not on my watch.

Anyway, two more days. “Ya’ll” sit tight until then. Maybe Roy Moore has a trick up his sleeve. He probably doesn’t need one. It’s Alabama, after all.


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