Thank you to the majority of Alabamians for loving our country more than you hated Democrats. Thank you for voting as citizens, not as members of a tribe. Thank you for understanding that sending a credibly accused child molester to represent Alabama in the U.S. Senate would not only have denigrated your state, it would have denigrated that whole legislative body. Thank you for seeing the decency of Doug Jones, even though he is a Democrat, and seeing the indecency of Roy Moore.I do find it encouraging that even given our deep divisions, not everybody would vote for a yella dog of his own party over a saint from the other.
And most of all, thank you for sending a message to Donald Trump and Stephen Bannon that you are not as dumb as they think you are. That you see what they are up to — trying to use divisive tweets and racist dog whistles to get as many Americans as possible so aroused and inflamed that they won’t think about the real issues, they won’t think about the actual candidates, they won’t think about the national interest, or even their own self-interest, but just how much they dislike “the other” — and you’re not buying it any more.
God bless every one of you. Yours was a deeply patriotic act.
It probably helped Jones that Roy Moore has been making trouble in Alabama politics for a long time, so many voters have had time for their dislike of his shenanigans to harden.
"I do find it encouraging that even given our deep divisions, not everybody would vote for a yella dog of his own party over a saint from the other."
And I find that to be very much a bad thing. I, for one, like party systems that make sense.
Moore, the Stuck-In-Time candidate for the Stuck-In-Time party. He hit every trigger. No small feat.
Something about nothing: Heard lots of people this morning ridiculing Moore for riding into Dodge on a horse to vote and accusing him of not knowing how to ride. The horse was spunky and didn't much like Moore mounting or riding him (a horse with good taste). Looked to me like it tried to throw him more than once, but Moore didn't fall off. I'm not a rider -- never got past holding onto the saddle horn -- but it looked to me like he knows how to ride but picked a horse with too much sass for a man of his age. He's lucky he didn't break his neck.
He sat that horse like he’d never been on one.
"And I find that to be very much a bad thing. I, for one, like party systems that make sense."
Political machines do tend to appeal to those with predilections toward sycophancy and cronyism, and those with aversions toward truth, morality, and independent thought...
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