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Excuse this minor political rant.

I don't have high hopes for the Alabama election. Moore believes that 9/11 was punishment from God, doesn't believe that women should serve in politics, doesn't believe in freedom of religion, thinks gays should be outlawed, and thinks America attained moral perfection during slavery. He says that he has more in common with Putin than he does with most Americans, because Putin authorizes beat-downs of gays in Russia.

I watched a CNN special recently where 'conservative tech workers' were feeling discriminated against because they couldn't express support for this brand of conservatism in the workplace.

The implication was that this is a valid ideological viewpoint, on par with other mainstream ideologies. And I guess now it is. Or maybe it always was and we were just fooling ourselves otherwise.

What's the saying?

'Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.'

although this election is quite a bit closer than it has any real right to be. Alabama is the reddest of red states. And it is basically a tie in the polls. Given the leanings of the state most people will break for Moore in the end anyway, but it is shocking that it is this close.

It does partly move along the trend of even deep red areas swinging hard the other way. A few double digit red races have had special election results that were in the single digits and only within a few points in several. I am hoping that points to at least better things to come. At least with holding Trump accountable. Because the GOP has no interest in that at all.

Back to the point. Much of the Moore, or even Trump, brand of conservatism is based on victimization. They happily attack others for being too PC but their entire situation is anger that the world is not some idealized thing in their minds. They want their views to be paramount.

In many cases, it is the right to hate and discriminate against other people. And that is horrible. Just horrible.

Not all conservatives are like that, but it has been a growing movement that has gradually taken the party. It is not that liberals are sunshine and rainbows but by comparison they might as well be in most respects.

It does show the hypocrisy in many religious conservative voters. I am sure most of them demanded Frankin resign and others but if it is their guy than evidence is needed. Even if there were photos they would come out saying he was a good man. Not sure I have seen any evidence that Roy Moore or Donald Trump are good men by any stretch. At least not their public faces.

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