Newspapers settled on an interesting word to describe Roy Moore on Tuesday night after he beat Donald Trump-backed Luther Strange in Alabama’s Republican primary.
That word is “firebrand.” Which sounds fun! Who wouldn’t want to be a firebrand?
Well, let’s just see what that incorrigible rabble-rouser has been up to over the years:
Oh, that scamp, always the maverick with his blatantly racist, homophobic comments. Anyway, many people weren’t happy with the phrasing.
Stop calling Roy Moore a “firebrand.” That sounds cool. He’s a racist maniac who said 9/11 was God punishing us for being too secular.
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) September 27, 2017
when you can just say
— Wilfred Chan (@wilfredchan) September 27, 2017
Now Moore — backed by Steve Bannon and the Breitbart crowd — will take on Democratic nominee Doug Jones in December. They’re fighting to fill the seat vacated by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.