Skip to comments.Steve Bannon's Big Loss in Alabama
Posted on 12/13/2017 3:43:25 AM PST by deek69
The big loser in Tuesday's Alabama's special Senate election was not the Republican Party. They had already lost weeks ago, the moment the Washington Post wrote their (carefully vetted, in this instance) exposé of the thirty-year-old sexual proclivities of Judge Roy Moore.
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I watched his final rally. He was without energy, terribly disorganized around a 3 inch folder sloppily stacked full of notes, dropped one on floor, others slid around lectern. He quoted long passages from memory without transitions, he didn’t thank the vietnam buddy who traveled to support him, and he had no conviction. A lousy close out.
He never denied dating teenage girls.
I wish it had been Jones who had that problem and not our guy. Trump was right. Moore wasn’t a good candidate.
And they have operated as the swamp any different than that in how many years? It is never about fixing things, it is about keeping the wound festering or making new ones as they feel they are the only ones to apply the dressings, and want the repeat business.
You and I want a whole new medical staff if you will...
Agreed, Trump is not a purist. He has his agenda... and he will do what he thinks is best for that... He know nominating Crazy Roy was a losing hand but was forced to go along with it...
Then Bannon should never again endorse a candidate. After this election in Alabama all conservatives will be the targets of such charges. They have been shown to work.
Wyowolf is part of the small cadre of worthless liberal disrupters on FR. rrod is another.
Prospects are good only if you posit that the Republicans quit trying to prove to one and all that they are compliant adjuncts of the DNC.
for weeks we have been hearing that the people of AL would decide and they have now done so. one has to assume that they know best who is most fit to be their senator.
the Hannity interview did it. not Soros.
Other than TRUMP the GOP is dead to me.
Moore was outspent 25 to 1. He was accused of doing everything from molesting little girls to the Lindbergh kidnapping. He was beaten on, mocked and belittled by a media whose sole intent was to make sure that he never see a day in the senate. The write in candidate took almost 2% from him. The good Christians who may or may not have believed him, instead of voting, stayed home. And his own party disavowed him to a point, they donated to the rat.
And he still held his opponent below 50%.
First I’ve heard that. Thx.
***2: When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.***
I agree with you my FRiend. Fox news died along with the GOP. I will use FR to get all of my news and will never again watch Faux news.
This article is right on target
Im sick and tired of outsider pontificating on Roy Moores loss. If you arent from Alabama you do not understand why this happened. Moores loss was not due to Steve Bannon or Mitch McConnel, although Mitch McConnel was directly responsible for Moore winning the nomination.
Mitch McConnel threw millions of dollars into trashing Mo Brooks in the primary while virtually ignoring Roy Moore. No one liked the way Luther Strange was appointed and everyone knew he was a swamp critter, but he might very well have won if Mitch had stayed out of it. The avalanche of anti Brooks ads did manage to kill any chance Brooks might have had, but had the unintended consequence of suppressing turnout by potential Strange voters because they were disgusted by the obvious GOPe play. This allowed Moores hard core base to rise to the top. Mitch did it again against Moore in the runoff virtually assuring Moore the nomination.
Moores only claim to fame was his 10 Commandments stand. He started out by putting them on the wall in his Etowah County courtroom generating outrage by the liberal media, then parleyed that into winning election to the Alabama Supreme Court. He continued his grandstanding by placing a 10 Commandments monument at the Alabama Supreme Court and
defying court orders to remove it, leading to his removal from the bench. He failed when he tried to run for governor then managed to win election again to the Alabama Supreme Court where he was again removed for defying court decisions on gay marriage. His grandstanding has won him a core of support among single issue voters, but Alabama isnt quite as redneck as the national media would lead you to believe. We are conservative but we (excepting Roy Moores base) are pragmatic.
Yesterday I went to the polls, held my nose and voted for Roy Moore because, as President Trump said, we need the seat. I came very close to staying home, not because of the accusations against Roy Moore, but because I have always considered Roy Moore to be the political equivalent of a TV preacher. Moore lost because many Republicans simply couldnt stand the stench and stayed home. Pretty much everyone thought Moore would win, so voters felt comfortable standing by their principles and staying home...oops! The November Surprise probably cost him the election, but it shouldnt have been close, and with ANY other Republican it would have been a landslide.
Doug Jones will be in office until the 2020 election and will lose in a landslide. Take it to the bank.
What is sad is all of the people on this thread turning on Moore, who was the victim of an enormous smear campaign that worked. Thanks God it did not work on Trump. However, you can bet that this crap will be used again and again on all true conservatives like Roy Moore. I am afraid that most elections in the future will be between full blown commie and commie light - similar to selecting murder or suicide.
1. Republicans didn’t help this one.. they hindered, big time!! They didn’t want another conservative vote in congress to mess up their thing going with the dems...
2. Some Lousianians took the dems’s threat to remove Moore if he won.. seriously.. and didn’t want to deal with another election.. lazy bums they are.
3. The swamp is far from being drained... and Trump didn’t help this one soon enough nor loud enough.
4. The media won this one.. there are still too many establishment relics in LA and too many ill informed/out of touch with reality folks.
5. It was incident after incident ... mistakes/errors on the part of the conservative movement. Too much chatter every day all day, about allegations that should not have had a miniscule difference or notice among the voters or the viewers. What happened that long ago did not matter even if it had been true... it just didn’t count in the scheme of things... and compared to bill clinton and to hillary and to the dirty hands obama had for 8 years and the criminal hands going after Trump... all of which are momumental situations that should remove/charge/arrest/imprison all of them.. ALL of them! But our justice is not only delayed, it’s non existance.. and that should upset every American.
On the obama deals.. you can never.. never .. tell me he is innocent of anything you’d want to bring up. he openly lied to the public, routinely used every illegal power he could use, against the voters and against anyone he chose to lord it over and use. He was and is evil incarnate.. so you ask was he involved? Does the rooster crow in the morning? Yes, it’s his nature... thus it is with people like obama! and hillary.. and all who have fallen in step with them.
Will we ever see justice? ONLY If we who care, pursue it without ceasing... for as long as it takes!
Baloney. When Roy Moore decided that traveling to Philadelphia — TO WATCH A STUPID FOOTBALL GAME — the weekend before the biggest election of his political career was more important than hitting the campaign trail in Alabama, he turned his back on his own supporters. I’d also suggest that in doing this he also ripped off all the people who contributed to his campaign thinking he took his candidacy seriously.
Trump was right. Big Luther was the man to get behind. Bannon should have gotten behind Trump’s candidate instead of trying to stake out his position as movement leader. Trump is leading this movement, not Bannon. Luther Strange was never a McConnell guy. McConnell was simply trying to get his hooks into him so that he could own him down the road but Trump wasn’t about to let that happen. Bannon screwed this up royally.
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