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.@realDonaldTrump says of the Alabama Senate race: "we don't need someone who is soft on crime," referring to Doug Jones. But sexual assault is a crime. And assault of minors, which @MooreSenate is accused of, is a doubly heinous crime. Doesn't that make Trump soft on crime?
But this, from Alabama's female governor, Kay Ivey, might be the worst thing I've heard on this Roy Moore story. Just horriblehttps://t.co/mlALirKxRB.
There's lots of variation. Not everyone in Alabama is in lock-step. https://t.co/ChKc3IWvHl
That said, people definitely vary on Roy Moore in Alabama. https://t.co/CfZnz80kCi
This kicker though...
Inside the store, a man who declined to give his name said, "This is Republican town, man. (Moore) could have killed Obama, and we wouldn't care.https://t.co/KZHmtbkmX6 "
It's not just in the South though. It's really everywhere. Just more concentrated in some places than others.
I watched a lot of clips of MOS with segregationists for research when I wrote my first book (and am generally fascinated by that period in history.) It's easy to forget the banality of such things. People just blandly favor things you find horrific. They just do.
You hope they are in the minority, but the absolutely lack of a second thought, and the unflinching support in their voices and on their faces is kind of breathtaking.
Watching "man on the street" interviews with Roy Moore supporters felt a lot like viewing clips of rank and file southern segregationists interviewed on TV in the 1950s. People in deep, thoughtless denial and completely unbothered about the judgment of history.
.@jheil with a bit of smart pop psychology of @realDonaldTrump on @DeadlineWH with @NicolleDWallace: "Trump sees himself in Roy Moore." Spot on.
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