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Alabama! Alabama! We Will Aye Be True to Thee!

First of all, congratulations Doug Jones on doing what many said could not be done.


Alabama’s Senator-elect Doug Jones and his wife Louise (photo from DougJonesforSenate.com)

And thank you Alabama for restoring hope in a lot of people, especially me. I was afraid this state would put that idiot in the Senate anyway… and to be clear, Moore had plenty of supporters turn out today. And yet there were just enough of us disgusted by Moore and his bigotry, misogyny, and extremist ideology to make what seemed impossible happen.

Now there are plenty of pundits jockeying for face time with any number of theories about how this happened. They’re already out and about blaming and bashing. They’re giving credits to celebrities and political heavyweights.

But in the end, it was the people of Alabama who elected Doug Jones… oh who’s kidding who, it was African-American voters who saved Alabama’s ass. Only 30% of white voters voted for Jones.  Much is being said about women voting for Jones, but 63% of white women voted for Moore (are you fucking kidding me??????) while 98% of African-American women voted for Jones. Those lily-white Christians so concerned about turning this country around for Jesus almost put a pedophile in the United States Senate. And you wonder why I don’t believe in God.

So thank you again, Alabama! And let this be a lesson to the rest of you: Turnout is everything, as is coalition-building.

Now get your ass registered to vote ‘cuz there’s a big election coming up next year!




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20 thoughts on “Alabama! Alabama! We Will Aye Be True to Thee!

  1. This was good news. Let us hope it will be part of a long term trend.

    Posted by danielwalldammit | December 13, 2017, 3:02 AM
  2. Tell it sister!!! And say Yes to the African-American voters (95% women), the Latino voters AND the lgbtq community that volunteered for Doug Jones, served on his staff and worked so hard to get out the vote!
    P.S. And as a white woman I have to say, what is wrong with you white women who voted for Roy Moore?? Seriously??

    Posted by Sheila Morris | December 13, 2017, 8:39 AM
  3. I know this must lift your heart. And it will encourage other Democrats to run in other “red” states. I read this morning that there are Democrats running in every congressional district of Texas.

    Frankly, I don’t know how many times African American voters need to save Democrats’ butts before they get more actively mentored and recruited to take over the party leadership. Right now, many of the most progressive, activist voices are those of black women.

    I want to see those leaders on the ballots.

    Posted by somethingwagging | December 13, 2017, 10:39 AM
  4. So happy about this result. It proves that people can hold men accountable for their inexcusable actions.

    Posted by Lynda and Duncan | December 13, 2017, 11:33 AM
  5. Such great news: a much deserved result for the Democrats! Pip

    Posted by mrpipponders | December 13, 2017, 1:13 PM
  6. What a pleasure to wake up to this news (here in Ohio !). What a pleasant contrast to what we woke up to in Nov 2016 ! GOOD ON ALABAMA !

    Posted by Mary McNeil | December 13, 2017, 2:59 PM
  7. My husband commented that for the first time in his life, Alabama made him smile. No small thing, that.

    Posted by Marilyn Armstrong | December 13, 2017, 3:45 PM
  8. Thanks to Mrs. Dumbass Moore for sealing her husbands’ fate. I now have some hope for America.

    Posted by corkscot | December 13, 2017, 7:59 PM
  9. Again In the UK Moore would never have been allowed to run he would have been forced to step a side and religion doesn’t come in to politics here.we just expect our politicians to be as honest as a politician can be with no scandal of any kind….and note I said as Honest as they can be…..because no politician keeps their promises or tells the the whole truth ,still a good result for Alabama,xx Rachel

    Posted by speedyrabbit | December 14, 2017, 12:00 AM
  10. Thank you to you and all the wonderful black women who made this happen.

    Posted by Animalcouriers | December 14, 2017, 4:27 AM
  11. Yes! God bless the ‘sistahs’ for this early holiday gift. Let’s just hope the rest of the country comes to its senses and stops this absurd madness with the current administration.

    Posted by Tails Around the Ranch | December 15, 2017, 9:16 AM

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