Refreshingly candid

Refreshingly candid

by digby

 He's just saying what many of them think:

Roy Moore, one of the Republicans vying to replace Attorney General Jeff Session as an Alabama senator, said in a recent interview that "you could say that" America today is evil.

When The Guardian's Paul Lewis, who was probing the rising popularity of Russian President Vladimir Putin among U.S. conservatives, told Moore that former President Reagan called Russia "the focus of evil in the modern world," Moore said it wasn't the only one.

"You could say that very well about America, couldn't you?" Moore responded in the interview published Wednesday.

"We promote a lot of bad things," added the former chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court, specifically citing same-sex marriage.

"That's the very argument that Vladimir Putin makes," Lewis pointed out.

"Well, then maybe Putin is right," Moore said. "Maybe he's more akin to me than I know."

Yes, yes he is.

He's actually a little bit late to the party. The American right came to this a while back --- just about the same time that the United States decided to elect an African American as president. Coincidence, I'm sure.