And now for the Roy Moore post-mortems

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And now for the Roy Moore post-mortems

I’m not in Alabama, I don’t read tea leaves, and I can’t tell apart the My Pil­low guy from Larry Sabato.

How­ever, I’ve been read­ing enough social media and news edi­to­ri­al­iz­ing that I can observe the fol­low­ing, Roy Moore or no Roy Moore:

One: Amer­i­can pol­i­tics is clearly a bare-​fisted blood sport. Mitt Romney-​like gen­tle­men are not going to win against full-​Alinsky “Pick the tar­get, freeze it, per­son­al­ize it, and polar­ize it.”

The only dif­fer­ence between Fight Club and present-​day pol­i­tics is the first rule of Fight Club; we must talk of pol­i­tics because it affects us.

Two: I have to agree with Andrew Kla­van, all the news is one big scam:

From the sex scan­dals to Russ­ian col­lu­sion to cli­mate change, we are being dis­tracted from the great moral ques­tion of the age

And what is the great moral ques­tion of the age? FREEDOM.

Kla­van explains it in his pod­cast, and asks, among other things, which can­di­date would restrain the growth of all-​intrusive government?

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Three: Like Kla­van, I’m done with the sex scandals

pros­e­cute, eject or slap. Oth­er­wise, I’ll take each case in con­text as it comes.

The more you focus on this, the less atten­tion you pay to the issues.

Four: Moore’s looss may end up becom­ing a net-​positive for the GOP, but, as a Face­book friend put it, “If you’re a Repub­li­can who isn’t wor­ried about the 2018 midterms yet, you’re a Repub­li­can who isn’t pay­ing attention.”

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U. S. and Latin Amer­ica at Fausta’s blog

I’m not in Alabama, I don’t read tea leaves, and I can’t tell apart the My Pillow guy from Larry Sabato.

However, I’ve been reading enough social media and news editorializing that I can observe the following, Roy Moore or no Roy Moore:

One: American politics is clearly a bare-fisted blood sport. Mitt Romney-like gentlemen are not going to win against full-Alinsky “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

The only difference between Fight Club and present-day politics is the first rule of Fight Club; we must talk of politics because it affects us.

Two: I have to agree with Andrew Klavan, all the news is one big scam:

From the sex scandals to Russian collusion to climate change, we are being distracted from the great moral question of the age

And what is the great moral question of the age? FREEDOM.

Klavan explains it in his podcast, and asks, among other things, which candidate would restrain the growth of all-intrusive government?

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Three: Like Klavan, I’m done with the sex scandals

prosecute, eject or slap. Otherwise, I’ll take each case in context as it comes.

The more you focus on this, the less attention you pay to the issues.

Four: Moore’s looss may end up becoming a net-positive for the GOP, but, as a Facebook friend put it, “If you’re a Republican who isn’t worried about the 2018 midterms yet, you’re a Republican who isn’t paying attention.”

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U. S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog