Washington Post: Roy Moore Is Unfit To Serve

From the Washington Post editorial board:

Alabama voters will pick a new senator in December, and their choice is between one of the most divisive, counterproductive figures in U.S. politics and a well-qualified, even-tempered former prosecutor. In other words, there is no choice. Former judge Roy Moore (R) is unfit to serve. Former prosecutor Doug Jones (D) would be a credit to the state.

It is cliche to say that Mr. Moore’s strange rise has been fueled by anti-Washington anger. Yet electing Mr. Moore would be a sure way to worsen Washington’s problems. His unapologetic extremism would pour gasoline on the already raging fire of partisanship and dysfunction.

Mr. Moore repeatedly forced the Alabama Supreme Court into unwinnable fights on tangential side issues, rather than keeping the institution focused on its job. If you think the Senate has failed to attend to the country’s real problems, just wait until he gets there.

Mr. Moore spins up “facts” to serve his worldview, as when he claimed that sharia was in force in Illinois or that the law required football players to stand for the national anthem. He called for a de facto religious test when he argued that Muslims elected to represent their communities should not be seated in Congress. This would have appalled the Founding Fathers and should alarm believers of all stripes.

Hit the link for the piece.

  • DaddyRay

    Breaking News: Water is Wet

    • AJ Drew

      And Roy Moore is, um… Roy Moore.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Trump isn’t fit to serve either, and look what happened there.

    • bambinoitaliano

      The fucking moron has revolutionized work place regulation. You can walk into any company and just assume any role you deem fit. Burn your resume. No previous experience and intelligence require.

      • Jeffg166

        It’s not who you know. It’s who you blow.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Is that the new fox news slogan?

        • Phillip in L.A.

          “I don’t wanna make you cry/
          I don’t wanna even try/
          I just wanna say I met you/
          It’s who ooh you know.
          * * * * *
          “When I think of the ways I can use you/
          Get me off the street.”

          X–“It’s Who You Know” (J. Doe/E. Cervenka), from their 1981 Slash Records release, Wild Gift (SR 107)
          https://youtu.be/ghcBd7Ii66s

  • Rebecca Gardner

    BREAKING! Water is wet.

    • FAEN

      Fake water 😉.

      Sorry, had to. I’ll stop now.

      • TuuxKabin

        Rather than abottom?

    • Dagoril

      The FAILING New York Times keeps misrepresenting the wetness of my water! FAKE NEWS! Sad.

  • Sam_Handwich

    yeah, so is Dotard

  • Michael R

    Alabama voters will read this as an enthusiastic endorsement .

    • Dave B

      Comin from the librul medea.

    • Uncle Mark

      I sincerely doubt that Alabama voters, who would even consider Moore, can read…let alone read the Washington Post

      • Reality.Bites

        Or another way to look at it is I doubt any Alabamans who read the WP need to be told about Moore.

    • TrueWords

      Trump was and still is unfit to serve therefore many of the same voters will not see the difference and give him rousing endorsement

      • Willys41

        It’s unfortunate but a lot of people are not mentally or emotionally fit to vote.

    • Tatonka

      Pfft. As if they read the Washington Post.

      • Paula

        As if they read!

    • kaydenpat

      Yep. And vote for him in droves.

    • Jack

      Only if they have someone to read it to them.

    • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

      Roy Moore’s campaign will use it in its ads, for those who can’t read, it will be read to them; if the NY Times chimes in, Roy will take it in a landslide.

    • Ninja0980

      Yup.
      The more hateful and bigoted someone is, the more likely they are to vote for him.

  • Tawreos

    Trump already has called the Washington Post fake news so the folks of Alabama already knows that Jesus demands they vote for Roy Moore because he lies for Jesus and borrows his wife’s gun on occasion.

  • TuuxKabin

    All the more reason he’ll win. His base, probably like Herr Furor’s, love all that about him.

    “Oh mammy dear
    We’re all mad over here.
    Livin’ in America.”

    Livin’ in America, Back 47.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc38jZQnhhU

  • bkmn

    That’s a badge of honor to the morans.

    • FAEN

      But they’re such hypocrites-if they went into a hospital for surgery they’d want the best doctor possible not someone who was an outsider and not a doctor. Yet with running the country they choose a thin skinned no nothing.

      • jmax

        “What ya got there Junior, a gunshot wound? Here, slap this chewin’ tabbacky and mustard green poultice on it. You don’t need no fancy doctor!”

        • FAEN

          Yep. Reminds me of how the Khmer Rouge treated their citizens-you don’t need a Doctor, I’ll perform brain surgery on you instead of that elitist that studied brains.

          • jmax

            So Cambodia had TrumpCare?

          • FAEN

            They were the first.

        • vorpal 😼

          They need the best doctor possible.
          Everyone else just needs thoughts ‘n prayers.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    “Unfit to Serve”, is the Alabama way of saying, “He’s a fucking moron.”

    • netxtown

      but i thought donnie is the fucking moron…. does this mean…there are TWO!!??!!

    • AJ Drew

      No, not at all, it’s how they say, “Wait, who’s the other name?, Meh, I’ll vote for Moore.”

  • netxtown

    Assumption: Alabama voters can read….and comprehend.

    • Ross

      Assumption?

      Nay.

      Impossibility.

  • Todd20036

    This is why I still subscribe to WaPo. They don’t hold back. Even CNN has failed as a news source.

  • greenmanTN

    OT, but something that is amazing, a distraction from these dark times.

    https://youtu.be/NW53foOlQaw

    • worstcultever

      saw this the other day – something so beautiful/hypnotic about the movements of the people

      • greenmanTN

        I thought it was CGI at first.

    • TuuxKabin

      Glad they’re catching on. Did you see their performance to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way?” They’re truly awesome.

      • greenmanTN

        No, I’ve never seen them before. I’ll have to look that up.

        Not the same, but in the same wheelhouse maybe? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ldhkLiGoQE0

        • TuuxKabin

          I posted it the other day. I’ll go back to find it. It’s a matter of centrifugal force.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Actually ‘centripetal.’ ‘Centrifugal’ is not a “real” force in Physics–a popular misconception.

  • FAEN

    Roy Moore is but one of many in this ‘administration’ unfit to serve starting with BLOTUS.

  • worstcultever

    Good thing all the Jonestowners have been inoculated against this sort of obvious fake news

  • DaddyRay

    Alabama will just consider this an endorsement from the Washington Post

  • bambinoitaliano

    In other words, he is perfect for the job.

  • romanhans

    Who are you going to believe, a guy who talks about God constantly or successful people with their educations and jobs and brains?

    • greenmanTN

      Them gol-durn EE-LEETS and their book learnin’!

      • AJ Drew

        Wanna know what folks from Alabama have to write about folks from TN? Yeah, me too.

        • greenmanTN

          Mississippi and Alabama only exist to make Tennessee feel superior to something, ANYTHING! 😁

      • TuuxKabin

        Here’s the other dance piece. Sorry to butt in here, but gotta run out into the thunderstorms from hell this morning. Errands you know.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0zqQxz4DHs&feature=youtu.be

        • AJ Drew

          Storm’s coming…. Milk and Bread! Oh wait, gay storm…Brie and baguettes!

          • bambinoitaliano

            The most important of all alcohol beverages.

          • AJ Drew

            Is there a Brie-flavored vodka?

          • bambinoitaliano

            Why not? It’s a very competitive market, I’m sure there is every desirable flavor of beverages out there. Have you try Whore Food Market? 😛

          • Duh-David

            I think all vodka is Pumpkin spice-flavored this month.

          • Prost Seattle
          • TuuxKabin

            Well, on my way back in I picked up some hummus, baba ghanosh and pita chips. There’s a plate of crudities in the frigo to go with that mess. El HubCap’s bringing in the Stella Artois and it’ll be snooze the storm away after lunch.

        • bambinoitaliano

          That’s how I felt someday. Running around going nowhere. I suspect that’s how the universe operate. I’m just wasting my time trying to get out of that spinning square. LOL!!

          • TuuxKabin

            The ‘Human Condition’ is what I see. Holding on while a centrifugal force tries to send me flying off on my own.

        • greenmanTN

          The end is an interesting counterpoint, evoking (to me) battlefields and fallen comrades. The danger of always doing things YOUR way?

          • TuuxKabin

            That was ‘Frankie.’

  • Boreal

    Alabamastan loves crazy wingnuts like Moore-I predict he will be their next senator.

  • bambinoitaliano

    C’mon Caleb Moore! I’m tired of watching the clock waiting for your 10th arrest. Also my lawyer is watching in case TLC decide to make a show out of your arrested career, I am entitled to some loyalty.

  • Joe in PA

    In other words, there is no choice Alabama will elect him.

    Sigh.

  • fuow

    And he’ll win. Forgot to mention that.
    Why?
    Because rethugs and christers always vote and we simply cahn’t be bahth’d.
    I’ve long since given up asking ‘how much worse does it have to get’. We know there is no level of bad to which the christers won’t stoop and, sadly, no level of bad sufficient to motivate us to vote.

  • Pumpkin Overlords

    You’re assuming that people in Alabama will make thoughtful, informed choices. I believe you’d have better luck teaching algebra to a dog than getting those people to vote for anyone that doesn’t uphold their bible-thumping, bigoted views.

  • Rex

    Thank you, Washington Post, for stating the obvious and assuming Alabama voters have a clue.

  • Joe in PA

    I’m kind of surprised at this, I hadn’t seen these stats before (the 2016 Presidential vote in Alabama):

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4e041f767d0248b62a9a6e00e09c7f0d5f23ac8f335bb21de0687b9234efdf6d.png

    • Boreal

      Surprised that Hillary didn’t lose by more there?

      • bambinoitaliano

        The Russian hackers put their emphasis on other more important states.

        • Boreal

          but Dems had 3 million illegal votes…………………in the wrong states.

      • Joe in PA

        Yes.

    • Berdawn Hutchinson

      stupid Green party fucking shit up

  • Gustav2

    WaPo just gave Moore some GOTV assisstance.

  • Joe in PA

    I wonder when Trump will start campaigning for him?

    • bambinoitaliano

      I wonder what the fucking moron ask in return for a pardon Roy Moore needed for later use.

    • Uncle Mark

      Interesting question. Moore’s in a bit of a snit with McConnell and the Fucking Moron, since they endorsed his primary opponent. Maybe Moore feels his support from Banannon will be enough

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    ♪ With a rebel smell, they cried Moore, Moore, Moore…♪

    • bambinoitaliano

      You meant repel smell.

  • worstcultever

    Well, the whole country and planet also know that President Very Very Unfair To Me is unfit to serve too, and look where that’s gotten us.

    Srsly though – Doug Jones can win. Follow him, support him, do anything and everything. The puke fuck insanity complex relies more than anything on the notion of infallibility and inevitability for these nutjobs. Overwhelming turnout, in numbers even the criminal pukes can’t fuck with, will send Moore packing.

  • JuanGalicia

    Yeah well … so is our president.

  • Pablo Sánchez

    Sadly, I think these East Coast editorials make him look more favorable to Alabama voters, and do more to help him, then hurt him.

    • Joe in PA

      I got in to a “discussion” with the brother of a friend earlier this summer. He was upset that all of the MSN was headquartered in NYC. Snowflake.

      I gladly reminded him of Fox News. Ahem.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Bill O’Reilly is mad at God because He didn’t protect him enough.

    • CharlestonDave

      In O’Reilly’s world view, doesn’t that mean he’s mad at himself?

    • Uncle Mark

      And yet the tide goes in, the tide goes out. Never a miscommunication…or a sexual harassment lawsuit. God is soo lucky.

    • AJ Drew

      God is such a fickle bee-atch, the Bible told me so.

  • Jeffg166

    Is anyone else getting the prize winner site trying to view this blog?

    • AJ Drew

      Just a toaster oven if you report to the mutually-agreed-upon place.

    • Sam_Handwich

      i was getting it yesterday on my phone.

      • AJ Drew

        You are so setting the rest of us up to make a joke, yes?

    • Joe in PA

      only on iPad. 🙁

      • Jeffg166

        That’s what I’m on. Cleared my safari history twice in a row to get rid of it.

        • Joe in PA

          Dunno if this is the proper way to get out of it…but I close Safari and restart (not just close, but actually CLOSE). I haven’t had to clear history.

          • Jeffg166

            Clearing history gets rid of cookies. It also gets rid of passwords. I have to reenter my email accounts passwords. Lots of fun when I forget what they are.

      • AJ Drew

        Safari? (and not joking… is @safari actually sleeping? I hope so!)

  • Sam_Handwich

    the one good thing is that whatever the outcome of the election, it’ll suck for McConnell

    • Joe in PA

      Great point. A tarnished silver lining. Or something.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Moore is the darling of the Toothless Goober demographic, he’s a shoo-in.

  • worstcultever

    Yes, it’s not even 10 am but the hamsters have already had several mimosas and are now ready for a nap

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/859524a51279a3ae77f51c2e6df600424ece2ea96988af3de5ee390c41bd0faa.jpg

    • Joe in PA

      What a great idea. 🙂

      • AJ Drew

        Filling your hamsters’ water bowl with mimosas?

        • Silver Badger

          Hamsters are not always the most pleasant of creatures. They would probably make a mean drunk.

    • Boreal

      Those are prairie dogs. I used to have some as pets. Super smart and very loving critters.

      • worstcultever

        thx for the correction!

        • Silver Badger

          Except that Boreal is wrong. They aren’t nearly big enough for Prairie dogs. They have a gerbil’s coloring but hamster heads. The one in the lower right is closer to hamster norm.

          • Boreal

            I’m not wrong. I have had hamsters, gerbils, flying squirrels and prairie dogs as pets. I know what each looks like.

          • Silver Badger

            We have wild prairie dogs in Colorado, where it is illegal to keep them as pets. It is very possible that the domestic variety is much smaller.

          • Boreal

            There are different types of prairie dogs and ground squirrels.
            These are black tailed. Here is the article the picture came from.

            https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/30/prairie-dogs-cuddle-like-humans_n_3845551.html

          • Silver Badger

            Unlike some illegitimate presidents I could mention, I have no problem being wrong. Thanks for the information.

          • worstcultever

            oh sheez, you guys are giving me whiplash .. well, whatevs

            anyway and btw, i had several pet white rats as a kid. they were so personable and smart and i *still* miss them. have even thought of getting one now, but the life spans of all critter friends (esp tiny ones) are so short, i just get too emotional with the goodbyes the older i get 🙁

          • Boreal

            My pdogs barked whenever I came home. They were so happy to see me and my hubby.

          • jmax

            The grounds around Dodge City (KS) Community College are riddled with prairie dog holes. I used to take my dachshund there for fun – it was like watching a giant game of Whack-A-Mole when he tried to catch them.

          • vorpal 😼

            That is utterly adorable. I had no idea they were kept as pets!

          • Boreal

            They are not supposed to be now because of an incident where African Rats at a pet store infected the Pdogs with monkeypox that made a child sick. P dogs do not naturally carry this African virus.

          • Adam King

            Squirrel!

          • AJ Drew

            I just watched “1922” … not feeling rat love right now.

          • marshlc

            They look like Richardson’s ground squirrels, which we call “gophers” here. Some people also call them prairie dogs, but there’s something a lot closer to a marmot that is also called a prairie dog.

  • bambinoitaliano
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Quite beautiful – (once you get past the creepy.)

      • Adam King

        Can’t get past the creepy.

    • AJ Drew

      ah, when you’ve had one too many… of anything.

    • The_Wretched

      Spiders don’t have pupils.

      • MBear

        That’s a reflection. The spider is staring at a giant black orb which is a door to an alternate dimension – a universe inhabited by a race of spider beings of immense technological power, but lack a few necessary conditions to secure supreme control of this dimension.

        This spider was only one of the trillions of scout castes…pic taken as he created the orb doorway to return to his master race to report that all is going well with their plots to destroy human civilisation

  • LovesIrony

    Oh Shakespeare, where art thou?

  • Yes, he’s unfit. So was Trump and he got 62% of the vote there last year.

    • worstcultever

      But now it’s this year – you think Dumpy’s performance has solidified his support? A lot of non-cultists – such as my dumbass neighbor with the Trump yard sign – thought it would be fun to take a chance on this fun “outsider.” Now he admits his mistake and HATES the fucker.

      • Enough to vote for a Democrat next time?

        What I have noticed from right wing relatives is their silence. None of them (well most of them) were not proud of voting for the Pussy-Grabber guy. But they did. And they’ll vote for him again if he’s the GOP nominee in 2020. And they’ll vote straight Republican in the primaries so their bad feels change nothing.

  • medaka

    Parenting Skills. Apple don’t tree far from the fall, you shitbag.

  • Natty Enquirer

    In other words, he is the perfect candidate for the times.

  • kaydenpat

    “In other words, there is no choice”

    In other words, they’ll chose the unfit bigot just like Trump voters did last November.

    • worstcultever

      Don’t say this! (Oops, apologies – I hate to order people around.) But still – another month+ of Dumpy and Moore follies and embarrassments. We gotta keep holding up the banner for sanity! Jones is a fantastic candidate and there are many, many adults in AL!

      • kaydenpat

        Please don’t get me wrong. I’m rooting hard for Jones and hope with all my heart that he wins. I’m just feeling very cynical right now with the way the presidential election panned out. All the best to Jones.

  • safari

    Will Roy Moore stick it to the libs? That’s all that matters.

  • FAEN

    OT-https://www.theonion.com/happy-monday-everyone-looking-forward-to-another-week-1819769158/amp

    I’d say this is pretty much how we all feel every fucking day.

  • LeeCMH

    It will be difficult at first, but hateful Christian Roy Moore, as senator, may serve to energize our base as much as an unapologetic racist named Eugene “Bull” Connor of Birmingham, Alabama, did when he unleashed extra pressure fire hoses and police dogs on child protesters.

  • Jack

    “It is cliche to say that Mr. Moore’s strange rise has been fueled by anti-Washington anger.”

    I wish I could be that diplomatic. I’d have written that he’s an educated asshole who uneducated assholes can identify with.

    Speaking of which, wth is Ben Carson up to?

    • FAEN

      I thought Dr Stabby/Sleepy was still stuck in the elevator.

      • Adam King

        Sssh. He’s napping.

    • AJ Drew

      meditating poverbs.

    • AJ Drew

      do NOT say that name again, it’s like Beetlejuice… aww, dammit.

      • Jack

        Even when it’s a quote from the WashPo?

      • AJ Drew

        bloomberg.com 12 hrs ago…. “Ben Carson doesn’t want big banks to worry so much about being penalized from mortgage lending errors.”

        • LeeCMH

          And jail those damn debtors dammit.

          Ben has stock in the private prison system.

    • worstcultever

      still in his coma

    • The_Wretched

      Ben Carson was forgetting he ran for president even before Donny the Unfit was sworn in. I feel bad that his dementia is going unrecognized or being hidden. His was feeding him answers in one vid clip and there’s the infamous “oh, where is my luggage” mid interview clip.

  • Sam_Handwich

    and as encouraging as that Fox poll seemed last week, which showed him tied with Jones, the RCP average still has Moore +6

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2017/senate/al/alabama_senate_special_election_moore_vs_jones-6271.html

  • vtdave

    Another racist, homophobic hell hole to avoid at all cost! And don’t be all “there are some good people there” either…this is one of the ReThug “trifecta” states under complete GOP control. And that means the “good” people there have voted for a very large number of complete a**holes with enthusiasm. So, like North Carolina, this is a place to shun. And it is a joke to think that Moore will not win. The fundraising letters dangling hopes of a Jones win just needing my $25 victory contribution are nothing but a cynical ploy by the Demo-cons that can’t shoot straight.

    • worstcultever

      Fuck that noise. I want Doug to win and me and Joy Reid think it’s actually possible. And even if he loses, these fuckers are on the run. At some point the majority of normal decent people are going to rebel against our institutions and elections all being rigged in favor of minority insane Jonestowners.

      • LeeCMH

        Too bad they won’t drink the special kool aid when we are closing in on them as the Jonestowners did.

  • joe ho

    2016 is an example of an infantile, self-destructive way to deal with anger. Trumpanzees and Bernobos both chose to self-harm.

    • Boreal

      Jill Stein apologist below as well.

      • Berdawn Hutchinson

        no apologies from me but after close to a decade, I’m done with comments. I will say this, thanks for not using “retard”–that IS refreshing. Dems had gotten as bad as Republicans using offensive slurs.

        • Boreal

          No need to debase mentally handicapped people. You got the president you voted for, who will do more to pollute water and screw you over than any dem could or would have. Enjoy your legacy of voting for a ‘pure candidate.’ None of us will forget either.

          • Berdawn Hutchinson

            other commentators who share your political beliefs do not share your ability to be civil. I do not enjoy the current president and I certainly did not vote for a “pure candidate”– only one of four who most closely align with the policy I want my country to pursue

          • MBear

            Russias!

          • Boreal

            He’s yours, you own him by voting for someone who drained away votes from Clinton. All voting is always for the lesser of evils. Clinton would have made more incremental progress. All progress is incremental and comes slowly. Stein and Sanders promised what could not be delivered except incrementally and not by either of them. There are lots of policies I want my country to pursue but reality is that only some of those will come to fruition and only gradually. By claiming I am against clean water for example, you prove this pie in the sky mentality of Stein voters.

      • Treant

        Of course. I’m sure she has some creative explanation for Jill’s chummy little dinner with Vlad but, after almost a year of Trump, I don’t care to hear it.

    • AJ Drew

      Only Stein Bros could afford bespoke Bonobos.

  • Gene Perry

    Unfit, yes. But the Alabama rednecks are gonna elect him anyway.

    • LeeCMH

      Let’s hope the Dems use Roy in the 2018 campaign.

      There is hate everywhere, but not as open and concentrated as in Dixie.

    • vorpal 😼

      Every day is opposite day when you live in Alabama.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    “Hello, Washington Post, you do know that Roy Moore was TWICE-IMPEACHED as Chief Justice of Alabama, right?”

    “Oh, you didn’t know…. Well, why don’t you check it out, and….”

    “What? What’s that? Oh, yes–of course he is UNFIT TO SERVE. But if he is elected, only the US Senate can do anything about it. Hmm? Oh, well, the Senate could choose to seat him, or not–and that decision is unreviewable.”

    “Yes, yes, that is EXACTLY what I mean. No, the Supreme Court cannot do anything about it, at least the way the Constitution is now written.”

    “Right, ok. Yes, yes, I see, thank you for calling. Please have a pleasant day.”

    • Natty Enquirer

      When the Republicans of the Senate refuse to seat Moore, I shall celebrate by purchasing an extra-large Slurpee in hell.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        It certainly is a long-shot, I know

  • Dagoril

    It’s nice that they noticed.

  • Ninja0980

    And yet he will be the next Senator from Alabama most likely.

  • JWC

    A small island, where all these haflwitted retards, dotards and bastards , Trump to Moore and everyone in between can run their own kingdom .Its called GITMO

  • Willys41

    Yeah, if you want to see minorities slapped into chains and enslaved on plantations then Moore is your primate.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    The man is fucknuts crazy so the GOP should…oh wait…never mind.

  • Since the race is between a well qualified candidate and a know nothing religious hack, its obvious that the know nothing hack will be elected.

  • ted-

    In other words, Roy Moore will be a senator soon. This is AL. I expect nothing less than stupidity from them.

  • Galvestonian

    …another nutty Republican that only would help to bring down the whole damn party – this one is a bit nuttier than most of the others but he has the same values as the rest of them – only he admits them out loud while the rest of the Republicans sneak around and profess to be ‘good’ people.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    If elected he’ll probably end up being removed from office like has the last two times on the State Supreme Court.

  • FelineMama

    “Unfit to serve”!! Ha! When does that make any difference with voters? I think the gop has this “voter’ thing right where they want it. If you know what I mean? Look who’s occupying the White House & ‘cunt-gress’.

  • Ann Kah

    We are all aware of the amount of attention the voting public paid to newspaper endorsements in 2016. Yes, snark: do I have to say so?