Just asked a Republican county chairman in Alabama what he'd say to critics who call Roy Moore anti-Muslim.
Answer: "I'm anti-Muslim too."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 27, 2017
It's find euphemisms for lunatic day in the media. https://t.co/IJ6h18nvJ4
— Schooley (@Rschooley) September 27, 2017
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 1, 2017
MSNBC finds a way to phrase the GOP problem… delicately:
… There are five counties in the state of Alabama where more than 30 percent of the 25-and-over population has a college degree, according to the U.S. Census. Strange won three of those counties and did so fairly convincingly, by about 8 points, 54.1 percent – 45.9 percent.
But the rest of state went against the sitting senator and the margins for him got worse as the percentage of those with a college education dropped.
There are two counties where the college education rates were between 25 percent and 30 percent. Moore won those counties by about 6 points, 53.2 percent – 46.8 percent. The rest of the counties have fewer than 25 percent of the population with a degree. Moore won them by more than 18 points, 59.2 percent – 40.8 percent.
Those education numbers have a special significance when you look at the Republican Senate seats that are up in 2018. In eight of them, all but Utah, the college-educated population numbers are below 30 percent, which is roughly the national average.
The Alabama results suggest the Republican voters in those states may be ready for a more populist, anti-establishment candidate — one that would challenge the incumbent and pull him or her toward the more populist end of the GOP.
To be clear, these college education figures aren’t solely about education, they are about people living in different economic and cultural worlds…
In other words: “We’re not gonna spell it out, but there’s a genuine fear among the people who make a living off the GOP that it’s turning into the house brand for ignorant rubes who’ve never had to meet anyone they weren’t related to.”
(And, of course, they’re heavily armed.)
On TV today we played footage I found of Roy Moore saying the Newtown, CT. shooting happened because we forgot God's law. pic.twitter.com/jzyVD4tIcW
— andrew kaczynski ?? (@KFILE) September 27, 2017
Bannon says Moore win shows Trump's "program" works politically.
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) September 28, 2017
Because if a racist, revanchist program can work in an Alabama Republican primary, it can work anywhere! https://t.co/CwaghomFsA
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) September 28, 2017