So Judge Roy Moore couldn’t generate the kind of turnout Donald Trump did during the 2016 Presidential election and ended up losing to Democrat Doug Jones for the remainder of Jeff Sessions senate seat.
Democrats have been spiking the football and running laps around the track that a heavily Republican state like Alabama couldn’t stomach an accused child molester keeping the seat in Republican hands. Other Democrats are gloating about their power to get out the vote and turn the state blue, even though the other seat is held by a Republican.
The race was so close that the write in candidates garnered slightly more votes than Jones’ margin of victory. I don’t know about anyone else, but if you think that reads as a great “victory” while leaving your coffers with scant resources for use in the fast approaching midterms, you should probably re-examine your life.
It was clear that neither candidate was a good choice for Alabama so many stayed home. My mother lives in Alabama and she chose not to participate. Instead, like many of her friends, she is choosing to make her voice heard in the upcoming election.
Senator Chuck Schumer decided that the Republican Tax Reform bill awaiting a final vote should be delayed until Doug Jones is seated, saying the voters of Alabama have spoken and they deserved to be heard. Apparently, he thinks Jones agrees that American’s don’t want a tax cut.
Stupidly, he is attempting to apply the rules of play Republicans used in not confirming Obama’s Supreme Court appointment to the seat left vacant by the unexpected passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. The process of choosing successors is very different for Congress than it is for a constitutional appointment. You would think Schumer would get that.
He also has a very short memory: The ACA was passed without a single Republican vote, and Republican objections to the legislation were met with “Elections have consequences.” Every Democrat is now on record as saying they are voting against American taxpayers to keep more of their money. Will be interesting to see what kind of consequences those up for re-election in red states will face from their constituents.
I would imagine if the Schumer was on the other foot, he’d have an entirely different take on the situation.