I read Miguel’s post and I wanted to do one more.
Roy Moore was a garbage candidate. Every media outlet focused on the sexual accusation against him.
Leaving that aside, he was suspended from the Alabama supreme court – twice – for violating the law, one time for violating the First Amendment. I don’t take kindly to judicial activism be it Left wing or Right.
He was a bloviating, evangelical, asshole who got into trouble with the law for his antics.
He comes from the Joel Osteen school of evangelicalism. A lot of show of faith but not a nice person in practice. (I believe a millionaire televangelist is nothing but a blasphemer who takes the Lord’s name in vein for personal weath.)
Yes I agree that the Supreme Court of Alabama should not have a tax payer funded 10 Commandments statue in front of it.
His press conference were a train wreck.
He declined to debate Jones.
His media surrogates were a clown show.
And on Tuesday the people of Alabama, in a narrow margin, decided that Jones was the cleanest turd in the bowl.
I didn’t find the results of the election too surprising. It was a microcosm of the National election with the high population density, educated, and black counties going Dem and more rural white counties going Republican.
What worries me is that this will send a message to the Dems that Alabama can be the Deep South’s Colorado. They have a tiny toe hold and can now ship in California liberals and Bloomberg lackeys and turn the state purple.
The national Dems need to understand that a vote for Jones was not a vote for Schumer or Pelosi.
Hillary Clinton and the God damn celebrities taking a victory lap like they won in Alabama is just fucking insulting. No, Hollywood did not win in Alabama. Hillary Clinton did not win in Alabama. Roy Moore lost. Making the Alabama special election a national referendum is a huge fucking mistake.
A big test for Jones test will be if concealed carry reciprocity gets voted on in the Senate. It’s easy for a Democrat to say he supports the Second Amendment when it means duck hunting with an over-under. It’s something totally different when it means the right to bare arms in public. In Alabama, we love our carry permits. We’ll see if Jones supports Alabama or the Party.