Again, it was understandably overlooked yesterday, but the RNC+NRSC just signed a deal to raise $ with/for Moore. https://t.co/zpDnpkXMx4 https://t.co/3lbdhElZPD
— Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) October 25, 2017
One principle, to be exact: “How can I best conserve my cushy job?”
…Moore, who was twice ousted as chief justice of the Alabama state Supreme Court, has largely based his Senate run around his promise to make life difficult for Washington’s entrenched class, including his own party’s leadership. Moore has pledged to oppose Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, among other things. But the fundraising pact is a formal behind-the-scenes step by the establishment to support Moore, after unsuccessfully spending millions to defeat him in Alabama’s primary.
The new fund, Alabama 2017 Senate Victory Committee, will allow Moore to raise $80,500 at a time from individual contributors…
The soiling of Mike Lee & Rand Paul is complete, but the show isn't over https://t.co/do50JX0Bcs
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) October 23, 2017
News: First big DC push for @MooreSenate next month at REX ELSASS’s townhouse. $5K per-PAC. Rand & Lee the draws pic.twitter.com/HaeJQ5VIud
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) October 23, 2017
Incidentally, I know some libertarian activists in Alabama, all of whom are voting for Jones against Moore.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) October 23, 2017
(Or so they tell you now, Mr. Weigel.)
Senator Ted Cruz endorses candidate who called for banning religious minorities from office, citing his "passion for the Constitution" pic.twitter.com/m5MEJGUFgf
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) October 24, 2017
True, in the same sense that termites have a lifelong passion for wood.https://t.co/MWZT8qgLJl
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 24, 2017
Surprising. When has Ted Cruz ever abandoned his principles to endorse a highly objectionable populist? https://t.co/1KWSInyxuc
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) October 24, 2017
Which principle, exactly? His Muslims-can't-be-congressmen principle? Or his maybe-we-should-execute-gays principle? https://t.co/JSyIq8DmpL
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 25, 2017
Inbox: "U.S. Senator @JohnCornyn Endorses Judge Roy Moore"
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) October 25, 2017
The #2 Senate Republican just endorsed a man who said Muslims shouldn't be able to serve in Congress. https://t.co/8yHIgp8iem https://t.co/zGCywgoJAC
— Kevin Robillard (@PoliticoKevin) October 25, 2017
I can never tell if @JohnCornyn is really this moronic or if he is pretending to be moronic to try to fit in with the modern GOP https://t.co/uI8XoZCAaH
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) October 25, 2017
Is there really a John Yob?
I thought somebody might have stuck that in as a joke, so I looked it up.
That’s John Yob. lol.
There are two Muslims in the House of Representatives. Is Moore calling for that chamber to expel them?
Former President George H. W. Bush’s office said he “apologizes most sincerely” to any women he has offended after actress Heather Lind accused Bush in a now-deleted Instagram of touching her “from behind” and telling “a dirty joke” when she met him.
“Yob” (boy, spelled backwards) is dated British slang for a lout.
If I remember correctly, Yob was the brains behind Sharon Angle, which is also funny
I really hope John Yob didn’t lose his home to the hurricane.
@Amir Khalid: Yes.
Excuse the source linked, but it is the most succinct rundown I could readily find.
Also too, Lord Adonis is a titled name that once heard is impossible to forget.
To fit in there, there has to be a pretty big touch of the moronic involved, so the question is really down to how moronic is he. From the odds standpoint I’d go with close to maximum. One sheet of paper thick close. LV odds are 1:1 minus the house cut.
Two? Everybody knows Keith Ellison, but I had to google to find out André Carson, even though he’s been in the House almost a decade. We sure go from milestone to no big deal quickly in this county. Sometimes that an excellent thing, as in this case, and sometimes frightening, as with Trump’s norm busting.
The layout of that flier hurts my eyes. Republicans seem to take pride in ignoring typos and writing norms.
@Amir Khalid: Yes. They will deny it, but yes. These are the people who are very happy with extensive public surveillance of Muslims in this country, want to bring back Gitmo (and supersize it), and basically engage in “civilizational” war – religious tests to “weed out” Muslims from federal office are very much so part of bringing those policies about as much as an enactment of whatever hatred of Muslims they have.
I know the normal thing is to describe elected Republicans as pandering to racism but on this issue I don’t think it’s as pandering-driven, I think there’s a lot f genuine feeling here.
Yes, but that’s only because, in a rare moment of not acting completely fucking bonkers, Moore decided not to call for the public execution of them and their families. [Please note that I wrote “acting,” not “being.”]
And it would surprise me not one iota to find out that it’s what he actually wants. Well, actually, it would surprise me a little, because I would have expected him to say it out loud.
The formatting on that poster is making my eye twitch. Why would you split a name between lines like that? It’s confusing and looks horrible.
Yes, Cornyn really is that moronic. Take it from a life long Texan.
Oo oo! I can actually answer the Cornyn question with some direct knowledge! I used to teach at the law school he went to (St. Mary’s in San Antonio). John Cornyn was widely thought of as one of the stupidest graduates. Many Professors were amazed (but thankful) that he managed to pass the bar.
Yes, the word spacing & breaking of the names over lines is so hideous. You want to ruin America? At least learn to format a Word document before I drop $100k on ya!