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Vote for Moore because of the sad bakers and the chainsaws on machine guns. Or something.

Vote for Moore because of the sad bakers and the chainsaws on machine guns. Or something.

by digby


Some Republicans are desperate to excuse their voters' total hypocrisy.

Here's Erick Erickson's rationale for excusing people voting for Roy Moore, the man who tried to get 14 year old girls to touch his dick through tighty whiteys:

I really don’t blame Roy Moore’s voters for sticking with him and I know they are going to come under withering attacks for standing by their man. They don’t deserve it. Clearly a lot of people would prefer to avoid dealing with how we got to this point of moral decay among conservatives who used to really believe character counted.

Well, just this past Sunday a militant atheist shot up a church in Texas, killing about half the congregation. One of those killed was still in the womb, but the baby gets counted as a person to boost the arguments for gun control, otherwise the baby would just be a fetus.

And many on the left on social media attacked the congregants of the church. Some said they got what they deserved. Meanwhile, the media ran with stories of chainsaws attached to machine guns distorting all the basic facts out of willful ignorance.

A week before, a Muslim ran over a bunch of people in New York while Democrats were patting themselves on the back for showing Trump voters running over muslim kids on television.

A few weeks before that, a CBS lawyer lost her job for mocking the dead in Las Vegas that they deserved what they got after a mass shooting, the motive behind which is still unknown.

While all of this is going on, a cake baker is headed to the Supreme Court because he had the audacity to bake a cake for a gay wedding, but he would not do all the decorations the gay couple wanted. So the baker got compared to a Nazi. He will join a florist at the Court who is being put out of business because despite having gay clients, she won’t provide flowers for gay weddings.

People are being harassed for refusing to cheer on men with mental illness who think they are women and the left thinks people in Alabama should have to let men use the ladies’ bathroom. The left is openly counting the days before churches can have their tax exempt status revoked for not embracing gay marriage. Christian private schools will be the first targets. The media on a near weekly basis runs stories that paint culturally conservative voters in a negative light, often distorting basic facts for the sake of narrative.

So you’ll have to excuse Trump voters and Moore voters for thinking the left in this country with a complicit media is out to get them.


What in the hell is he talking about? Chainsaws on machine guns? Who attacked the congregants of the church? All of this is just obsessive picking of grievances and outright lurid fantasies. I'm sure there are people saying stupid things on twitter. These wingnuts have turned that into this full blown sense of social victimization. I guess there's nothing new in that. They rose to power claiming to be a persecuted minority and still believe it even though they have everything.

But this is a real Fox News fever dream and Erickson really, really needs to stay off of right wing media for a while. Because a baker who doesn't want to bake cakes for gay people is going through a court case it's ok to vote for a man who attempts statutory rape --- a man, I might add, whose entire career has been defined by his proclaimed conservative Christianity.

Whatever gets you through the dayI guess.