THANK YOU ALABAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “Suck it Bannon”

For the first time in a year I went to bed hopeful that American would emerge from the Trump era with a greater understanding and appreciation of the importance of voting.   Roy Moore lost the Senate race in Alabama last night.  Doug Jones is the only Democrat elected as a Senator from Alabama since 1992.

After the results were in, Moore said “God is always in control.”

Silly me.  I should have trusted that God was taking care of this election.  Thank God Alabama voters didn’t assume that God would take care of things, and they turned out to vote.  It was women and African American voters who turned out the vote that made the difference for Jones.

Fifty-eight percent of Alabama women voted for the winner, Democrat Doug Jones, including 35 percent of white women, according to exit polling.  That’s more than twice the 16 percent of white Alabama women who voted for President Barack Obama in 2012.

It amounted to a stinging snub of President Trump, who broke with much of his party and fully embraced Mr. Moore’s candidacy, seeking to rally support for him in the closing days of the campaign with his robo call.

Trump explained that the people of Alabama needed to vote for Moore.  “Moore is the guy we need to pass our “Make America Great Again” agenda.”  Whether because voters were disgusted with Trump, or Moore, or both,  the people of Alabama have made their voices heard.

The Washington Post reported in early Novemberthat Mr. Moore, while a local prosecutor in his 30s, had made sexual overtures to four teenage girls, one of whom was 14 at the time of their encounter. Other women said Moore had made advances on them, too, one of whom accused him of committing sexual assault.

The abandonment of Mr. Moore by affluent white voters, along with strong support from black voters, proved decisive, allowing Mr. Jones to transcend Alabama’s rigid racial polarization and Assemble a winning coalition. And solidifying Mr. Jones’s victory were the Republican-leaning residents who chose to write in the name of a third candidate rather than back one of the two major party nominees. More than 20,000 voters here cast write-in ballots, which amounted to 1.7 percent of the electorate – about the same as Mr. Jones’s overall margin.

Before the election in Alabama, Republicans were heavily favored to keep control of the Senate in 2018, when Democrats must defend 25 seats, including 10 in states that Mr. Trump carried in 2016. Just two or three Republican-held seats appear vulnerable, in Arizona, Nevada and Tennessee.

But after Mr. Jones is sworn in, Republicans will control only 51 seats, creating a plausible route for Democrats to take over in 2018.

Josh Holmes, a former chief of staff to Mitch McConnell, tweeted, “I’d just like to thank Steve Bannon for showing us how to lose the reddest state in the union.”

Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak piled on, adding that Bannon had “achieved more for the Democratic Party in one month than half of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate in a lifetime.”

Megan McCain tweeted her \thoughts about Steve Bannon:  “Suck it Bannon.”

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Representative King said it was Bannon’s fault and described him as looking like a “disheleved drunk.”

Bannon also made a huge mistake when he attacked Ivanka Trump.  Bannon told attendees at an Alabama rally for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday that “there’s a special place in hell for Republicans who should know better.”  
His remarks were an obvious jab at Ivanka Trump who spoke out against child molesters.  Ivanka  Trump told The Associated Press “there’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children.” She also said she had “no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts,.
The real danger for the Republicans is that liberal voters have learned a valuable lesson.  Their votes do matter.  An amazing 98% of black women who voted on Tuesday cast their ballots for Jones, while just 2% voted for Republican Roy Moore, exit polls showed.
Compared to the 2012 presidential election, 95% of black women voted for President Barack Obama and 4% voting for Mitt Romney, and made up 18% of voters.
Additionally, black men, who made up 11% of the vote on Tuesday, voted 93% for Jones.

Who is Doug Jones, the Democrat who just won in Alabama?

However, even more dangerous to the future of the GOP was the turn out of women who voted against Moore.  Fifty-eight percent of Alabama women voted for the winner, Democrat Doug Jones, including 35 percent of white women, according to exit polling. While that latter figure might not sound like much, it’s more than twice the 16 percent of white Alabama women who voted for President Barack Obama in 2012, the last presidential race in which exit polling was conducted.
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15 thoughts on “THANK YOU ALABAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “Suck it Bannon”

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  1. I was reluctant this morning to turn on the news. I felt Jones had a fifty/fifty chance of winning, though. Sincere gratitude to the black voters and women who got out there and did the right thing.


  2. Thanks especially to black women for their commitment to voting for the decent candidate. See what women can do when they unite. Best outcome ever.


  3. If then 20000 voters who voted for a wingnut other than Moore had stayed the course, Moore would have won. That was close, but the good guy won and the people of Alabama will get a small amount of relief from being considered inbred whiteys,


  4. Thx for the info.

    Yay Megan McCain (something I rarely say).

    Thanks, Ivanka (maybe the first time I’ve said that) – surely many voters heard your dismissal of Moore, as a mother.

    I’m happy Hillary’s happy.

    I’ve been calling Alabama churches for weeks, hoping maybe a word or two might get through to at least one voter. Churches seemed the best way in this election.
    Many staff, parishioners and priests surely heard my late night voicemails the next morning.

    And Palin agreed with David Axelrod.

    What a 24 hrs. She’ll probably celebrate with a brawl.


      1. Think of the last 10yrs of nasty republicans campaigning and who said what. Who stood up for rapist? Who said boys will be boys? Who encouraged assault, rape and bullying? We know the answer here. And their nasty outrageous comments and behavior should be exposed on national tv. The best cure for them is showing the world who they are.


  5. Alabama went from possibly the WORST example of candidate to maybe the BEST to represent Alabama. Jones sounds like a very good leader. I’m am hopeful too.


      1. Jones sounds like a real man with real leadership skills. If all 50 states sent a real leader to DC we could get this mess cleaned up quick.


  6. Our thanks to the minorities who rose up and made a statement about a man who feels we should go back to allowing slavery.
    In 2018 we need to keep this up and assume any GOP candidate who supported Roy Moore also is in favor of allowing slavery and disallowing women the right to vote.


    1. aj,
      the women and minorities carried this election, and its going to be an election that taught them that their vote does matter! Imaging the idea that people start turning out to vote in record numbers and realize that their votes do matter! We might have seen the Roy Moore defeat teaches a lesson that won’t soon be forgotten.


  7. Yes Our Votes do count. And that was one problem, the count. The rigged voting machines, the gerrymandering, the hacked registration. Yes we must vote but we must also be extremely alert to rigged elections and bad actors. We cannot allow useful idiots for communism involved in our election process. Be on guard at all times. We cannot trust republicans until they dissolve and remove their mess and rebuild. I may never forgive living and dead republicans that enabled this crime against America and harmed our nation and her citizens.


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