November 9th, 2017

So, now, according to Jonah Goldberg at National Review, we have an idea of where conservatives may (I’m not as certain as Goldberg) draw the line on bad behavior. In Saving Roy Moore Isn’t Worth It, Goldberg writes:

I suppose it’s good that some Republicans see this as a bridge too far. But it’s a little hard for me to focus on that upside when you think about what they considered to be acceptable until now.

Still, it’s good to know where the line is. You can set up shady charities for profit. You can call for religious tests and champion theocracy. You can cutely flirt with the idea that homosexuals have no rights—I don’t mean gay marriage, but the right to life — you can be removed from the bench, twice, you can demonstrate a thumbless grasp of the issues central to the Trump agenda: This is all acceptable for many conservatives. But, molest a little girl? That at least is too much.

But not for everyone. The state auditor of Alabama says that this sort of thing was allowed in the Bible, don’t you know.

Showers across America are working overtime.

We must stop, for at least a few seconds, to consider whether or not anyone would give a shit about what Moore did 38 years ago if we didn’t live in the world of Harvey Weinstein and #MeToo

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