Sep 27 2017
06:27 am

Roy Moore beats Trump's choice in Alabama Senate runoff. Yeehaw!

Moore, twice removed from office as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for defying court orders, will face Democrat Doug Jones, a former U.S. Attorney, in the Dec. 12 general election.

Moore was removed from his post as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court twice. Once for refusing to remove a granite monument to the ten commandments from inside the Supreme Court building. Then, for refusing to recognize the U.S. Supreme Court decision "striking down state laws banning same-sex marriage."

Roy Moore versus Democrat Doug Jones: Alabama Senate race will be 'ugly, exciting'

Once again, Yeehaw!. Alabama, once again making Tennessee look good.

R. Neal's picture

People even crazier than

People even crazier than Trump are taking over, sane people are heading for the exits.

Roy Moore, Marsha Blackburn looking to replace Corker, where does it end?

Interesting observations

"When a United States senator, particularly one as powerful and secure as Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) decides not to run for reelection next year, some obvious next questions are: Does his desire to leave have anything to do with Washington? And will others decide to exit, too, potentially changing the balance of power in Washington?"

Knoxoasis's picture

I hate making predictions

I hate making predictions because events have a way of coming back to make you look like an idiot but I'll make this one: if the GOP now fails to deliver on s significant middle class tax cut the Democrats will recapture one if not both houses of Congress as GOP voters stay home in droves in 2018.

Edit: Et voila, a link.

Herb's picture

just the opposite

Big GOP wins in 2018. Trump has set McConnell and Ryan up to take the blame. It's evil genius stuff.

Bernie can't get the job Done. Neither can Warren. Maybe Kamala Harris is the answer? If Hillary will ever shut up.

Treehouse's picture

Wake up Dems

Hey, Alabama. Now's the time. I don't know anything about the Democratic guy but if he can't beat Roy Moore, you're just not paying attention.

Trevor 's picture


If you folks are so far out of the loop as to not realize how Moore perfectly fits in wirh Alabama political leanings then you're the ones who need to start paying attention to something besides each other and the media whispering in your ears. How did that Alabama vote on same sex marriage go ? What do tou think the average Alabama citizen thinks about the 10 commandments ?

The NFL thing is a perfect example. I have progressive friends who actually think Trump lost that round. He's keeping his base motivated when they would normally drop off after an election win. Meanwhile.. Democrats are depressed and / or suffering from post November mental illness.

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Treehouse's picture

I agree

Charles Pierce at Esquire about Roy Moore:

"These people are preparing to make a lawless theocratic lunatic one of 100 United States Senators, and that means these people are about to inflict him and his medievalism on me, too....

""I’m out of empathy for this stuff. I’m out of pity. I’m out of patience. And, not for nothing, but Moore’s opponent is a guy named Douglas Jones. In 2001, Jones convicted two men for the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham in 1963, one of the iconic white supremacist terrorist acts of that period. One of those bastards already died in prison and the other keeps getting denied parole. If you’d rather be represented in the Senate by a lawless theocratic lunatic, rather than a guy that finally got justice for four murdered little girls, well, you deserve anything that goddamn happens to you.

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