Erick Erickson again unwittingly demonstrates how his religion is harmful to reasoned discussion.

Erick says, “putting someone in the Senate with that hanging over him is of questionable prudence that would all but eliminate the GOP’s ability to be taken seriously on the matter of harassment, assault, and indecent behavior. Moore in public office, with that level of ineptitude in his ability to defend himself right now would just be used by others to harm both Christians and conservatives in politics. (emphasis mine.)

The fact Erick uses the words “Christians” in this context is critical.

This should not be about Christians at all.  This should be about picking the best Senator, Doug Jones the Democrats or Roy Moore, a Republican.  For the last few weeks, Erick has supported Moore.  Only, now when the weight of evidence is impossible to ignore, has Erick come out against Moore.  He will not support the Democrat.

My question to Moore supporters is why is Moore better than Jones?

 

 

misses the point

I don’t blame Alabama voters for feeling the need to stick with Roy Moore. But I do have to start wondering about national conservatives. This is not about what the other side would do, but what conservatives should do. At a basic level, if Roy Moore won’t defend himself sufficiently, there is no reason for the rest of us to. At a deeper level, the allegations are disturbing and credible and putting someone in the Senate with that hanging over him is of questionable prudence that would all but eliminate the GOP’s ability to be taken seriously on the matter of harassment, assault, and indecent behavior. Moore in public office, with that level of ineptitude in his ability to defend himself right now would just be used by others to harm both Christians and conservatives in politics.

I don’t blame Roy Moore’s voters for sticking with him. And I still think it is notable that the biggest pile and rush to judgment has come from establishment Republicans who have always hated Moore. But I have contended all along that the accusers were credible. Now we have […]