WATCH: Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore arrives to vote on horseback.— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 12, 2017
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Not by any stretch of the imagination does The Gadfly consider himself a horseman. But The Gadfly has seen enough John Wayne westerns and Bonanza re-runs to be pretty fucking confident that that is not how a real cowboy and real man - at least one who legitimately knows something about horses - rides one.
That has has got to be some of the most sad-sack style of horse-riding The Gadfly has seen since Billy Crystal proved that nice Jewish yuppies from the city can't ride in "City Slickers."
Roy Moore broadcasts the depths of his desperation by pulling this idiotic stunt. But Moore, just like Trump, knows who his base is and he knows they will love him all the more for it and stiffen their resolve to continue ignoring the monstrous reality staring them in the eyes - namely that they are about to quite possibly elect a child molester to high public office.
The Gadfly honestly does not know what answers or solutions there are to dealing with the disturbing realization that about a quarter or so of our country's citizenry are just flat out mother fucking insane. All that The Gadfly does know is that if the rest of us don't confront these people and deal openly and determinedly with their bullshit, and instead allow it spread -- it most assuredly will be the end of democracy as we presently know it.