A Fake Victory

Hey, the Democrats are giddy about their HUGE win in Alabama-stan. It obviously bodes well as an arbiter of the Party’s fortunes come 2018 and beyond. And why not? After all, their candidate Doug Jones absolutely destroyed Roy Moore in the that Senate race to replace Jeff Sessions.

No, wait. That’s not what happened. Jones barely edged out Moore. Jones won by about 20 thousand votes out of more than 1.2 million cast. So, it took a probable pedophile and religious loony who once put up a monument to the 10 Commandments in the Alabama Statehouse, and who considers homosexuality a sin and other icky ideas a la Roy Moore, for Jones to eek out that win. The African-American voters clearly made the difference. Without their big turnout, Jones would have been toast. At the same time, the vast majority of white Alabaman voters, both men and women, voted for the creep-a-zoid! If any other variety of Republican was running against Jones–anyone short of another suspected pedophile, that is–Jones would have been easily beaten. The black voters, in such a “normal” election case, figuring the Democrat has little chance of winning would not have hit the ballot booth in droves, figuring it would be a waste of time. Not to mention, historically, black voters across the land figure the democrats simply take their vote for granted. You know, the arrogant attitude of the DNC being blacks and hispanic voters have no where else to go, given the racist DNA of the GOP.

Well, bully for Jones. A win is a win is a win. He’ll likely get voted out by the Right white men and women of ass-backwards Bama as soon as they get the chance. In the meantime, as testament to the actual, undeniable, irrefutable, disastrous modus operandi of the national Dems, who lost the 2016 election up and down the voting ticket, giving complete power to the Party that has no shame when it comes to serving their corporate donor-masters, just today “net neutrality” has been done away with and the GOP tax cuts are ready to be approved by both Houses. And both the FCC’s 2-1 vote to do away with net neutrality and that tax cut–a massive transfer of wealth from everyone as far as one’s eye can see to the top 1/10th of those one %-ers, hidden behind gated mansions or ensconced in their lavish corporate suites–are accomplished without a single Democratic vote. That’s how useless the Democratic Party is these DAZE.

This eroding-away of the once-upon-a-time idea of our democracy being of, by and for the people doesn’t change one iota because of that Senate seat going to a Democrat, not short nor long-term. Given the mid-terms are still almost a year away, who knows what other damage can be done by the GOP and their morbidly wealthy donor class. There’s still not a thing, not any possible means for Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and other long-in-the-congressional-tooth democrats to stop the carnage being committed by republicans. They handed the keys to our kingdom to a sickening gang of cutthroats, somehow, someway, implausibly, stupifyingly, in losing that 2016 election.

Thinking back on it, whereas Doug Jones managed to get just enough of the vote out against a cretin like Moore, it is all the more nauseating to think that the DNC couldn’t run a winning campaign against a candidate who was then and is now as reprehensible a sociopath as Moore, with just a teeny, tiny slight variation here and there, a-morally. Thus, the irony of the specious spin by many DNC mouthpieces that Alabama shows that if they can win in that blood-red, hayseed haven, who knows what else may be possible? Right.

Yeah, sure. Nancy and Chuck, and their wheezing Calvary to the rescue.  They’ll probably just run off a cliff. Again.

Never mind…

 

 

About jharrin4

mass communication/speech instructor at College of DuPage and Triton College in suburban Chicago. Army veteran of the Viet Nam era.
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One Response to A Fake Victory

  1. So true! This squeaker shows the lack of enthusiasm of the electorate for anything Dem. Beware what 2018 will bring. I foresee nothing but further concentration of wealth and power until that trickle down wrecking ball flattens the economy. And even that might not end this trend of concentrating wealth.

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