Former judge Roy Moore wins Alabama Republican runoff


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/27/former-judge-roy-moore-wins-al.html


#2

Wow @beschizza you timed that whole citizenship thing well. Then again not like your homeland is doing great either.


#3

First right-wing populists take 13% of the German parliament for the first time in more than 80 years and now the Senate has [ETA: will likely have] its first open member of the Gilead Party. More evidence that we’re in the Darkest Timeline.


#4

To be clear, this was just the runoff election to choose a Republican candidate. He’s going up against the Democratic candidate in November (though he’s a long shot).


#5

I have every faith in my former fellow Alabamians that they will fiercely fight to elect… the most religiously zealous backwoods bible-thumping idiot they can find.

It was a novelty to move to the PNW and actually have candidates I wanted to vote for rather than just candidates I wanted to vote against.


#6

We can only hope his bigoted insanity is proportional to his ineptitude as a senatorial candidate. With a lot of luck he could be defeated, but since this is Jeff sessions seat, I’m not holding my breath.


#7

Alabama voters, the ghost of Atticus Finch hereby frowns upon your mendacious shenanigans!


#8

His new nickname will be Mr. Blue Slip. And the Honorable Asshole from Alabama.


#9

Between Strange and Moore, it seemed like a ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ vote; both seem horrid.


#10

If only because supporting Strange would mean backing the same guy as Trump. (Shudder)


#11

The people who ran the Brexit and Trump campaigns are pulling the strings behind the scenes, so, yeah, breath-holding is not recommended. The one thing that could make a difference is if Facebook, Google and Twitter all implemented new rules for political campaigns, but the chances of that happening are slim to none.


#12

Par for the course with Southern Republicans. Of course, within those constraints there are differences, and Moore – someone who gained national notoriety for his continual attempts to undermine the Establishment Clause – was, unfortunately, the more horrid choice.

Edited for accuracy, though your point still stands.


#13

Where are Bo and Luke to set this straight?

“Dukes of Hazzard”, more a documentary than a TV show in Ala.


#14

It’s quite difficult to parse Trump trying to support the slightly less crazy candidate and failing.


#15

Scary thing is that Moore makes Sessions seem reasonable. Think about that, about the likelihood of Al’bama electing a Democrat and be afraid. Be very, very afraid. And angry… that’ll help, too.


#16

giphy-8


#17

I would have voted for Strange.


#18

To be honest though, that’s only a slight veneer of civility over a racist demagogue.


#19

Not really, we just don’t know what he got in exchange. Because I’m sure that there was a deal involved.


#20

Well, Republicans are pretty terrible people, aren’t they?