Politics/Law/Government

Spot the racist dog whistle in Roy Moore’s victory speech from last night

Roy Moore and supporters after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage (Image credit: Brynn Anderson/AP, via NPR)

Let’s play a quick game I like to call “spot the racist dog whistle.”

Together we can make America great. We can support the President. Don’t let anybody in the press think that because he supported my opponent that I do not support him. As long as [he’ll] advance our society, our culture, our country, I will be supportive.

This is a small part of Roy Moore’s victory speech last night after he won the Republican primary runoff for the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, as played this morning on NPR.

That’s Jeff Sessions, former racist Senator turned racist Attorney General. That’s Roy Moore, whose commitment to the rule of law was shown lacking when he was thrown out of the Alabama Supreme Court – twice – first for refusing to abide by a federal court decision forcing him to remove a Ten Commandments monument that Moore installed against the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment (the one that says the government isn’t allowed to establish a state religion) and second for refusing to abide by the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage (Obergefell v. Hodges).

Roy Moore who referred to people as “red, yellow, black, and white” repeatedly during his campaign. Who said that Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to serve in Congress because “Islamic law is simply incompatible with our law” and yet unironically believes that his own Christian fundamentalism is compatible.

Oh, and the dog whistle is “our society, our culture,” since the implication is white, Christian, patriarchal, sexist, and and arguably even white supremacist.

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