All the stars aligned themselves in a perfect constellation to do what many thought impossible in Alabama: elect a Democrat to the senate.
The devil swaggered into town on horseback and got chased out of town, not by guns but by democracy.
A coalition of historic African American turnout, white suburban women, who had voted for The Don in the presidential election, as well as lower white turnout, sealed Moore’s fate.
Moore’s response to a black man’s question at a rally to explain what The Don meant by “Make America Great Again” enraged black voters and led them to say “No Moore!”
“I think it was great at the time when families were united-even though we had slavery. The care for one another. People were strong in the families. Our families were strong. Our country had direction.” Yes Master Moore, we are very grateful for the way you treated us and letting us be part of your family.
That Doug Jones was the one who prosecuted two of the men responsible for the church bombing in 1963 in Birmingham, which killed four black teenage girls, brought it all full circle.
Some Republican white women, were revolted by the pedophile and sexual predator and said: Me too! Moore did carry the white women vote by 29% and college educated women by 7%. (What college did they go to, one of those for-profits?). However, when you break it down, evangelical white women voted Moore 76%-22%; non-evangelical white women 74-21 Jones!” Praise the Lord!
But let’s not get too carried away as 48% of Alabamians did vote for a racist, homo/Islamaphobe who preyed on underage girls. 48% of Alabamians were prepared to put a man who was barred from his local mall, because of how creepy he was with young girls, in to the U.S. Senate. Yes, this was a very sweet victory, but we still have a long way to go.
As elated as I am that Jones won, there is a part of me that would have loved to see Mitch McConnell stand side by side with Moore when he seated him in the Senate. It could have been a new reality TV Show called: The Cringe Factor.
Who ever thought that a Democrat winning a precious Senate seat would make Mitch McConnell’s jowls shake like he just got the best blow job of his life.
What would have happened if Moore had won?
Preparing for Moore’s victory, McConnell and his staffers were working feverishly on a bill called: Moore’s Law or Meghan’s Law Comes to Washington.
Sex Offenders Residency Restrictions
A sex offender cannot live or loiter 500 feet from community safety zones. A sex offender cannot live within 1,00 feet of schools childcare facilities.
Moore’s Law would prohibit Moore from being within a mile radius from any government building.
But passing the bill would not be easy as Moore has supporters, his biggest one being the president! So what would the consequences if a known pedophile were to walk the halls of the Senate.
No Moore bring your child to work days in the Senate.
No Easter egg hunts.
No kids in their adorable costumes during Halloween.
No Moore halls of the Senate drop-ins for Barron. (Though I guess having secret service accompaniment would mitigate the danger and allow special exception? By the way, aren’t we all waiting for Melania to come out and say: Me Too, when it comes to the Don?)
Despite The Don’s insistence that we would once again be shouting Merry Christmas from the rooftops, gift sharing with the grandchildren might have to be moved from the White House because Moore would be too close by.
What about daycare for all the children of the members of congress? Currently there is a three- year wait list for a spot at the day care that is located in the Ford House office building, just steps away from congressional offices. The buzz was that congressional staffers were searching desperately for new places to drop off their kids.. Who ever thought that an elected official could have such a positive effect on a nursery school wait list!
McConnell would have to come up with money from the budget to hire special employees whose duties would be to wipe down the floors of the Senate corridors which would be desecrated by Moore’s presence.
Those close to Moore had leaked that his first order of business was to ensure that his horse had a parking spot. Everyday the horse’s manure would waft in to the White House and remind the Predator-in-Chief that his partner in crime was there.
Speaking of the Predator-in-Chief, his backing of Moore has boomeranged, and turned the conversation back on his sexual transgressions. His tweet about Kristen Gillibrand has members of congress calling for an investigation.
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!
USA Today, not exactly known for its partisan politics, responded to the Gillenbrand comment: A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush.
The vision of germophobe Don, on his hands and knees, scrubbing Obama’s toilet, would make this Jew (and Roy Moore’s Jew lawyer, too?) yell Merry Christmas from the rooftops! Well, if it isn’t Obama’s toilet, maybe he will have to clean the latrines in prison.
Who knows, given the current come to Jesus moment regarding sexual assault in our country, when the democrats win the House back in 2018, they could create Don’s Law, which would prohibit a sexual predator from being the The White House.
*Despite extraordinary turnout by the African American community, the Republicans shameful attempt to suppress their vote in Alabama and the country at large, continues and is a dark stain on their party and our democracy. Below I’ve included just a few of Sweet Home Alabama’s greatest hits.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, then a United States senator, applauded the Supreme Court’s devastating ruling in Shelby County vs Holder (2013) which watered down the Voting Rights Act, stating it was “good news” for the South. For Mr. Sessions, who called the Voting Rights Act an “intrusive” piece of legislation, it was a victory.
The result of this Supreme Courts decision was to allow Alabama and other states to institute Voter I.D. laws with impunity. As a result, an estimated 118,000 registered voters in Alabama, who do not have a photo ID, were not able to vote. Black and Latino voters are nearly twice as likely as white voters to lack such documentation
The photo ID law isn’t the only obstacle in front of Alabama voters. The state’s felon disfranchisement law, which affects 250,000 people, is estimated to impact 15 percent of Alabama’s black voting age population, but fewer than five percent of whites.
The law bars people with felonies of “moral turpitude” from voting. For decades such crimes were ill defined, but once included things like miscegenation. A new law narrowed the list of disfranchising crimes, but a federal judge ruled this summer that the state is not required to inform people with convictions who couldn’t vote under the old law that they may now register to vote.
One more thing: If moral turpitude is the criteria for barring people from voting, then I guess Roy Moore and The Don wouldn’t be able to vote in Alabama. Not to mention a whole lot of other Republicans who have decided to tie their fate to a man who embodies “moral turpitude.”