ALABAMA: Roy Moore +8 In New US Senate Poll

AL.com reports:

A wide-ranging poll conducted by an Alabama firm indicates Republican Roy Moore is still holding a strong lead in his Senate race. At the same time, Democrat Doug Jones is polling well enough to show “signs of life” for the Democratic Party in a deeply Republican state, the poll’s memo said.

Moore holds an eight-point lead over Jones in the poll released exactly two months before the election. Moore got support from 49 percent of poll participants to Jones’ 41 percent. That’s consistent with two other polls released during the general election campaign that had Moore leading by six and eight points.

Name recognition is still an issue for Jones, the poll said. Eighteen percent of poll participants said they had “never heard” of Jones — the former U.S. attorney who successfully prosecuted two men charged in the 1963 church bombing in Birmingham that killed four young girls during the Civil Rights Movement.

Meanwhile, Jones has a five-point lead among poll participants ages 18-49, which the poll memo said would make up just 27 percent of the projected electorate. Voters 50 and older, however, favor Moore by 12 points.

  • Ben in Oakland

    I would spend a lot of my time on moore’s ethics violations and encouraging people who think trump is a disaster to get off of their flabby asses and vote.

  • Adam Stevens
    • Tulle Christensen

      It’s Alabama, the only thing Alabama has going for it is that Mississippi exists

      • greenmanTN

        In TN we daily give thanks that Mississippi and Alabama exist to make us look good. Well, not as bad anyway…

        • Gustav2

          We in Ohio give thanks Kansas exists, but we are trying to be No.1.

          • juanjo54

            Ohio – the place where Kentuckians who graduated high school live.

      • Turtle73

        Alabama needs to be returned to the same form of government it enjoyed in the fall of 1865.

        Best damn government the state ever had.

  • Cackalaquiano

    Hey DNC, just sit back and wait. Don’t bother to get in there or anything… /s

    • Ken M

      Sarcasm, or expectation? 😉

      • Todd20036

        Yes

    • pch1013

      Have you donated to his campaign yet?

    • Publius

      IMO Democrats should be much more active in GOP primaries in states they know no Democrat will be elected.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Yes. You can’t just suddenly run someone as a dem for Senate in these backwoods states. You need to start from the ground up and I don’t think we’ve seen that since Howard Dean left.

        • Publius

          Yeah I agree. I mean, I can understand and appreciate the anxiety people have switching to another party’s primary. But ultimately, people need to know when to say when, lest we get situations like this when the less extreme candidate may very well have won with Democratic support.

          • northern_neighbour

            Unfortunately the average American voter who even thinks about possibly getting out to vote, is far far far less strategic than you are suggesting the voters should be.

            I hope Jones could win, but maybe when the repugnant Moore gets to the Senate, his noise and unctuous odiousness will motivate greater swathes of electors across the nation to desert the GOP. Well hoping anyhow …

            And Yes, the DNC should be funding and fighting this one as though the were fighting off HELLFIRE.

            But as in Gosford Park, 2001 … at the DNC, its more like

            “Cocktails at 4, Dinner at 8 and Murder at Midnight”

            (And its America that gets murdered.)

          • Publius

            For sure the DNC should be. I was just referencing the primaries. Obviously in the general, the party will want to open a can of whoop-ass.

          • I will be doing it in the spring. I will vote against all Republican incumbents. They are all scum. There won’t be moderate options so the people I’ll be voting for will be just as bad, but maybe it will send a message that they can’t take their seat for granted just because they gerrymandered the fuck out of my district(s).

      • JT

        Is this the fuckhead troll who posted wingnut shit here recently by the same name?

    • Lizard

      If they did, they’d just get a bunch more criticism. “Why aren’t you spending that money in states where you might actually win?!”

      • Someone is always going to criticize you. Always. Maybe it’s a lifetime on stage but I can’t abide people who are such wimps about a little criticism. You can’t please everyone. No one ever has. You can do your best and usually when you do enough people get it. If you’re waiting for that last asshole to give you a standing ovation you’re going to have a sad miserable life because they are going to withhold approval just to be an asshole. That’s how it is. So yeah, someone will say something. Probably someone too lazy to get off their fat ass and do something themselves. Also, how many races are there in 2017? Doing better than usual will encourage Democrats and that will encourage volunteers, potential candidates, voters and oh yeah DONORS.

    • melllt

      I know right. Voter turnout in these elections are so low. If the DNC would just focus on getting democratic voters registered and then actually physically getting them to the polls.
      A senate seat is so fucking valuable. The dnc needs to get boots on the ground that can organize a huge push to physically get people to the polls

  • Rocco

    It would take a miracle for Jones to win…

    • hoover2001

      …or at least 30% of the white vote so, yeah, it’ll take a miracle (i.e. it ain’t gonna happen.)

      • BeaverTales

        Or an incentive for 100% of poor blacks to vote…like assurances they won’t be harassed and that Jones has a chance of making a difference in their lives under President Trump….also unlikely.

  • james1200

    If I had even an ounce of faith in the national Democratic Party, I’d be excited. But why be disappointed?

    • pch1013

      If you can suggest a way for them to help a Democrat win in a state where no Democrat has won a Senate race since 1990, I’m sure they’d love to hear it.

      • james1200

        Pour money into it, which they don’t want to do. Let him run as a pro-lifer and back him anyway. Understand he can’t be as left as we want him to because Alabama is 100 years behind the rest of the country and give him all the money anyway. Also, keep Hillary and Obama quiet, they’re poison to him.

        And get rid of Nancy Pelosi, who is poison to the national Democrats. Get a promise from her she won’t run for Speaker if the Dems win the House next year. All this will help big time.

        • Todd20036

          Your comment makes me sick. Not because I disagree with you, but because in 2017, and we have states where being pro science and against bigotry is a bad thing.

        • pch1013

          Trump still enjoys a 59% approval rating among registered voters in Alabama. Need I say more?

          • james1200

            He’s only 8 points behind when he should be 30 points behind. Do you not see that as a sign? You realize fucking Scott Brown won in Obama’s first midterm right here in my Commie state of Massachusetts by pretending to be a moderate, right?

            Remember Scott Brown? He was the slut who posed nude once.

          • pch1013

            So have you donated to Jones’ campaign yet?

          • james1200

            No, lol. But thanks for reminding me! He gets $5. Maybe $20. Listen, I give to ActBlue every election season.

          • JCF
          • Rambie

            The DNC should give him campaign funds.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Why are you apologizing for the incompetence of the DNC? It is obviously broken. I’m not going to get bogged down rehashing 2016…but I will say that if the House and Senate are both Republican, 3/4’ths of the state legislatures Republican and the majority of governors Republican, then the DNC is heading in the wrong direction. I think we can all agree on that without engaging in ad hominem attacks.

        • pch1013

          Please point out where, in my post above, there is an ad-hominem attack.

          • Joseph Miceli

            Rather than discuss the shortcomings of the Democratic Party, you placed the onus of proof on James…and you are right. That was not an ad hominem. That was misdirection. I apologize for my error. Wrong logical fallacy.

          • pch1013

            Let’s suppose the DNC (or, to be more exact, the DSCC) does as you ask, and pours huge amounts of money into the Jones campaign, and he loses anyway – because Alabama.

            Would you still hold the DSCC responsible?

          • Joseph Miceli

            I wouldn’t ask the DNC to pour huge amounts of money into that election. Don’t put words in my mouth. I’d have the DNC go back to what worked: a 50 state strategy that built networks of Dems from the ground up, rather than trying to capture the higher offices in these showy, expensive and mostly doomed challenges to long time safe Republican districts. Slow, incremental takeover works. Just ask the Republicans.

          • pch1013

            Yes, and it only took them 30 years to accomplish their ultimate goal. See: Project REDMAP.

          • Joseph Miceli

            So you are saying it didn’t work. Great! Good to know. Thanks!

          • UrsusArctos

            For the Democrats (DSCC/DCCC/DNC) the clock is ticking and the powers that be were too busy protecting safe seats, and preparing a coronation to ensure a positive Electoral College result in 2016. They need to get behind ANY candidate that has a chance.

      • marshlc

        Put money, time and effort into making sure that young and minority voters have the right ID, and have transportation and other help like babysitting on voting day.

        If everyone who is against Roy Moore voted, even in a place like Alabama, he could lose. The problem is that people don’t turn out, and often the reason they don’t turn out is often not uninterest, but practicality – and this is disproportionately so among those likely to vote D. If it’s going to cost me a hundred bucks for ID, and I have to take off work a couple hours early to take the bus to the polling station, I won’t vote. If a group pays for my ID, and gives me a ride to the poll, I will.

      • It’s not always just about winning. We’ve let the news media turn politics into a horse race. It’s not. This is a good time to debate the ideas that will be the main issues in 2018. Everyone will be watching this race. If Jones can articulate a strong message even if he loses in Alabama, he could make a difference in Florida and Ohio and Pennsylvania. We need to be playing the long game here.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    I can’t wait for the strongly worded letter from Charles Schumer letting us know his concerns about Roy Moore.

    • Ken M

      Good things come…supposedly

  • Tatonka

    If he wants to win, he’s going to have to do and say things that any decent person would regret for the rest of his life.

  • JWC

    Moores time has come and gone The only thing thatsupport Moore is the corrupt Alabama legislature Moore knows where too many bodies are buried

  • Lazycrockett

    Racist vote for the Racist. Congrads Alabama.

  • Leo

    I get Bernie’s 50 state strategy but you work your way to the reachables (the RUST BELT VOTERS THAT FLIPPED) and THEN the far off’s in the Deep South. That’s politics. This thread already full of people quickly blaming the DNC for lack of investment but you don’t change the entire CULTURE of a state overnight.

    Full bore “reds-and-yellows” theocrat supported by brainwashed MILLENNIALS is a situation that you don’t recover from for generations.

    Not from millions thrown by the DNC or other Democratic entities either. I have no apologies for saying that. The national groups are inept but even if they were on top of their game can’t change a scarlet state at the bottom of the totem pole.

    There are good people in Alabama who deserve to hear the TRUTH about their neighbors, not Bernie bros blaming coastal Dems 24/7 and pretending their neighbors aren’t actual deplorables living off the country’s largess (despite claiming otherwise.) Enough.

    • Joseph Miceli

      This is what annoys me about this site. The subject is Roy Moore and the deplorable population of Alabama that is going to make him a senator…but we still have time to blame the Bernie Bros for …well…everything. 2016 is over. Time to move on. They aren’t really a thing anymore.

      • pch1013

        Right, so let’s waste time attacking the DNC instead. That’ll help.

        • UrsusArctos

          The DNC deserves a thrashing for their ineptness. Hopefully that will open some eyes. Losing the number of state house seats/governorships/federal seats is NOT something that happens to a group that is self aware. The idea of defending safe seats has enabled the GOP to almost be at the point where the theofascists could call a constitutional convention and make some awful changes. They’re almost at the 2/3 threshold they of statehouses and congress they need, just a few more senators and they’re there.

    • UrsusArctos

      The missing bit is that even in Alabama 32%± voted for HRC, in MS 40%± voted for her. These “red” states aren’t unsalvageable. They do require work and decent candidates, which a LOT of both HRC AND Bernie fanatics seem to want to ignore because it ruins both their framing of “I should have won, but for the other”.
      I really don’t give a crap WHICH Democrat wins. The party needs to focus on supporting ANY Democrat with a decent chance. Even the DNC can multi-task. Gawd knows the GOP has been doing it for years. There’s hardly a race they don’t force the Democrat to fight for.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    “Eighteen percent of poll participants said they had “never heard” of Jones — the former U.S. attorney who successfully prosecuted two men charged in the 1963 church bombing in Birmingham that killed four young girls during the Civil Rights Movement.”

    Horribly enough, I’m not sure that remarkable accomplishment will work to his advantage in Alafuckingbama.

    • Joseph Miceli

      He’ll probably be called a “community organizer” aka “communist” or as they call them in Alabama…”Ni@@##$ lover.”
      Charming people. I never stop there when I drive through on my way to the beaches of Destin.

  • Ken M

    http://i.imgur.com/lRTxfHJ.gif Wow, shocking. It’s AL. Next topic. Despite all that he and his son have done, it’s AL. next topic.

  • TampaDink

    O/T: Because the Al Abama senate race turns my stomach. Here’s the latest video from my favorite Canadian indie band, Walk of the Earth. It is a cover of the song “Hey Ya” by Outkast. They utilize a number of unique instruments & do some of their signature instrument tosses. Enjoy….and by the way, FUCK Roy Moore.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7R8XRKqHAI

    • JWC

      Hehehe See what long dark winters can do to you I am a Canuck

      • TampaDink

        And you are one of my favorite Canuck’s.

        • JWC

          Aw Shucks

          • TampaDink

            ;-D

  • Lumpy Gaga

    We’re all Alabama now. Awesome.

    • TampaDink

      Does that mean we all have to sleep with our cousins?

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Maybe I should give Alabama a try? A couple of my cousins are quite attractive…

      • Joseph Miceli

        Hey, growing up my Cousins Joey and Vic and Jeff were fucking hot. I’d have done them.

        • UrsusArctos

          Like LA doesn’t have kissing cousins? Cher! *innocent look*

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    As usual, the Democratic Party stays on the fence instead of going all in.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Bryan

      Was a female speaker not available?

      • canoebum

        They should have asked Wanda Sykes. If they were insisting on a Jewish white guy, at least ask Lewis Black. You know, someone who could get the gathering inspired.

    • Leo

      Is this Twitter handle a Russian bot? Are they even trying anymore?

    • JWC

      all together now ” Bye Bye Bernie”

    • Tulle Christensen

      I have a great idea they could invite Harvey Weinstein to speak at it too

      • Jefe5084

        I think he’s hiding out in Europe now. Making believe he is a sex addict in search of therapy, when in actuality he’s a power hungry, misogynistic, narcissistic, bully asshole.

    • Ninja0980

      And this is why folks claiming liberals were shocked by Weinstein really aren’t.
      Bernie and his bots provided plenty of racism, sexism etc. to show Republicans don’t have a monopoly on it.

    • Ken M

      Maybe they’re hoping he gets booed off stage.

    • SoCalGal20

      I’m glad the theme of the convention is “Reclaiming our Time” and that Maxine Waters will be speaking. It’s complete bullshit that a man has the opening night speech at the first Women’s Convention. Even if I liked Bernie, just no. How Kirstin Gillbrand or any other number of promonent women?

    • Joseph Miceli

      I love this site, I just don’t understand the Bernie Derangement Syndrome. Don’t bother explaining it…I’ve already heard it.

  • Ken M

    He’s been an ousted Judge twice. Who better to be a Senator?

    • Lazycrockett

      Putting the Constitution ahead of the Bible ain’t Murican!!

      • Ken M

        Tell that to the 10 Commandments Judge. He lives for that logic/

    • The_Wretched

      Not just judge, chief justice.

  • Richard B

    Roy Moore and Jeff Sessions are merely a reflection of the voters in the state of Alabama.
    This is what the state is in 2017.
    Now you know why Alabama has some of the worst quality of life statistics in the country.

  • another_steve

    May his election to the Senate lead us closer to the destruction of the Republican Party.

    • Ken M

      Don’t know about it’s destruction, but it’s very likely to drop it approval rating a view points.

  • Joe in PA

    RE Jones: successfully prosecuted two men charged in the 1963 church bombing in Birmingham that killed four young girls during the Civil Rights Movement.

    Kiss-o-death to ever hold office in Alabama. 🙁

  • HZ81

    The south (and the right) are an anchor on the world.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Alabama is Republican country. They could run Adolph and he would win, well hell they did and he did (Trump).

  • Macbill

    I was reading comments in one of the online AL newspapers. A fellow said Roy had his vote: he hadn’t voted for a Democrat ever in his 37 year voting record.

    How can you deal with logic like that?

    • pch1013

      You can’t. You also can’t successfully sway voters who sincerely believe that the Democratic Party is *literally* Satanic.

    • Ninja0980

      You can’t.

    • JCF

      And undoubtedly his grandfather had never voted Republican in HIS 37 year voting record.*

      * In the days of the Dixiecrats, of course.

  • Lazycrockett

    Kelly is blowing Drumpf at the press conference.

  • Lazycrockett

    Kelly doesn’t seem to know that much bout being the Chief of Staff.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Infamy sells these days.

  • safari
    • jerry

      “But tomorrow is another day…”

    • greenmanTN
      • Snarkaholic

        I see cash that’s green
        Black roses, too
        Chump, the Dems are after you
        And I say to myself…what a wonderful world
        I see pearly teeth
        In smiles bright
        When we impeach that orange shite
        And I say to myself…what a wonderful world
        The many bloodthirsty smiles
        Of those who catch my eye
        Belong to all the people
        Who lined up to watch him cry
        I see friends giving high fives
        Yelling, “Whoop-de-doo”
        They’re really saying, “Chump, fuck you!”
        I hear JMGers cry
        But it’s not grief
        They’re all sobbing from relief
        And I say to myself…what a wonderful world!

    • KCMC
    • William

      Tomorrow is Friday. Things happen on Fridays.

    • edrex

      he doesn’t THINK he’s being fired today?

  • JCF

    Blurgh: 2nd question (to Kelly!) in today’s WHPC, some Christianist talking about UNESCO!

  • Ken M

    Fact for the day – AL, The Yellowhammer State, not named for the bird exclusively however. Confederate soldiers from AL had yellow piping on their uniforms to show where they were from. This gave them the nickname (and Google calls them this) “Allerbammer Yallerhammers” Little fun fact for the day. 😉 http://www.19thalabama.org/yellhamr.html

  • FAEN

    It’s Alabama-enough said.

  • Ninja0980

    Not a surprise at all.
    As others have said, folks like Jeff Sessions , Steve King, Marsha Blackburn etc. are bigots who keep getting reelected because their voters are bigoted too.

  • Tawreos

    Being a lying greedy lawbreaking prick for Jesus never really fails in the south when the lying greedy lawbreaking prick in question has to borrow his wife’s gun to prove he is a man.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Alabama is an armpit. After my first husband died, a friend wanted me to move down to Alabama with him. I couldn’t have handled it.

    • Jay George

      I’m sorry for your loss but you were wise in not coming to Alabama. I wish to dog in heaven I would have never made the same mistake in coming back. It’s just about as awful as you think it is.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Might as well make Alabama a giant grave yard state. Since the older voters is on the path of self destruction anyway. Kill health care, kill environment, kill the women, kill the children, kill the blacks and kill the gays. Oh and open carry assault rifles.

  • Mike

    Alabama really is the Maine of the south. Blecch!

  • Scoot

    People in places like Alabama whine and cry endlessly that the rest of us think they’re a bunch of backward, racist, inbred, stupid hillbillies. And then they elect people like Roy Moore (and fucking Jeff Sessions). Go figure.

    • Treant

      My point exactly. I’ve had plenty of Southerners get very angry with me for implying (or outright saying) that their state of origin is a hellhole.

      And yet, if you look at them…and the complete lack of will, ability, or protesting to get anything decent done…well…

      I’ve actually been told that “voting” is a form of “protest.” If you can believe it. If so, I’ve protested at least once a year since the age of 18. Voting is a civil responsibility, but not an act of bravery in the US.

  • Publius

    Roy Moore will be elected. I think the best strategy is going to be to find ways to exploit GOP infighting, and pin Moore against the more relatively moderate members of his party. Isolation is going to be key.

    • canoebum

      Or, we can go for the Hat trick and see him expelled from the Senate.

  • Treant

    +8 is hardly surprising. It’s actually a bit surprising that it’s that close. In a normal cycle, the voters of Al Abama would be jumping at voting for Moore by at least +15.

    So I guess the Al Abamans lifted their mouths from their crack pipes and Oxy stupor long enough to notice a few things.

    • pch1013

      Yes, but these races have a way of breaking Red suspiciously at the last minute. If spreading lies about Jones doesn’t work, they’ll simply keep black voters away from the polls; and if that doesn’t work, they’ll fuck with the results.

      • Treant

        Fucking with the results is cheaper and easier. All you need is somebody willing to change a few numbers in Excel.

      • UrsusArctos

        Watch the results from Baldwin County closely. They got Bob Riley (r) over the finish line for governor by having “reporting problems” and were the last sizable county reporting votes. The county GOP committee took the machines out of the room and like magic returned with just enough votes to not require a recount AND the audit trail was screwed so even if they tried it was a no go.

  • Jay Mills

    This will be the final nail in the coffin for the senate. RIP

    • pch1013

      It’s just replacing one theofascist asshole with a slightly worse theofascist asshole.

  • pch1013

    This would be a great time for Bernie to activate his vaunted grassroots donor network!

    • Treant

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      • pch1013

        Well, why not? Everyone is whining about how the DNC isn’t doing enough – but, as we were reminded ad nauseam last year, Bernie can raise tens of millions from ordinary people with a mere wave of His hand!

        • Treant

          “Bernie does it the hard way. Twenty seven dollars per trick.”

          Really, it’s very simple. The probability of a win is small, and there’s nothing in it for Bernie. Plus the candidate isn’t pure enough.

    • The_Wretched

      Why, on a day with Trump being over the top awful, are people going out of their way to attack bernie? Distraction much?

      • Tread

        Lord, you do have one huge hard on for that ol’ charlatan.

        • joe ho

          a pied piper spoiler in a third-term election year. he’s revolting.

          • pch1013

            LOL at the whining about attacks against Bernie in a thread that’s full of attacks against the DNC.

          • joe ho

            lol at the far-left fucktards here who are still in denial about their self-destructive voting behavior.

    • Reality.Bites

      Why? Moore has enough support already. Let’s not pretend Bernie’s real Supporters are democrats

    • BeaverTales

      The “real” Democrat cavalry is infamous for showing up too late and too broke in states they’ve never set foot in before,….just in time to fuck everything up for the fake Democrats who weren’t pure enough for them.

  • Clive Johnson

    And then there’s this:

    Roy Moore’s former law professor guts him
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/29/roy-moores-former-law-professor-guts-him/?utm_term=.bacb84f24216

    “Moore was quite the irritant to some people at law school, according to Guy V. Martin Jr., a former adjunct professor at the school and who is now a director of Foundry Ministries. Martin wrote this piece on AL.com that guts Moore, saying that he was illogical and refused to back down on blatantly wrong positions. In fact, he wrote that he changed his teaching style because of Moore.

    Roy Moore did not get along with his colleagues in law school or on the Supreme Court. The arguments were not over Christianity.

    In law school, the arguments arose from what Disraeli called “falling into a deep groove of illogic and being helpless to allow reason to pull you out.” If Moore’s analysis of a case was tantamount to thinking 1 + 1 = 3, and his classmates reasoned otherwise, there was no backing down by Moore. The class was willing to fight to the death against illogic that no legal mind but one in America would espouse.

    Moore never won one argument, and the debates got ugly and personal. The result: gone was the fulfillment a teacher hopes for in the still peace of logic and learning. I had no choice but to abandon the Socratic method of class participation in favor of the lecture mode because of one student: Roy Moore.”

    A psychological problem–extreme dogmatism–construed by conservatives as a kind of virtue.

    • pch1013

      “WASHINGTON POST! BEZOS! FAKE! LIES! #maga #trump SUCK IT UP, DEMOCRAP LIBTARD SNOWFLAKES! #moore2017 #alabamaderservesmoore”

      – Every Red asshole on teh interwebz right about now.

      • Clive Johnson

        Exactly.

  • boobert

    I guess it’s possible for the people in Alabama to wake up. LOL, I made a funny.

  • bmedle

    Quite frankly, I think the preferred scenario here is that Moore conjures up a closer-than-normal win, and proceeds to make a further sideshow out of the GOP Senate. If a normal person thought that the likes of Cruz and Lee were out there, well, , , have we got a corrupt theocrat dominionist for you!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    ROY NO MORE !

  • JCF

    Give if you can! Get Jones’ name recognition up via advertising…

    https://dougjonesforsenate.com/

  • Gerry Fisher

    Americans have lost the ability to spot a wildly unqualified candidate. 1) Tribal (party) affiliation over ALL, and 2) We seem hellbent on electing “John Belushi’s character from ‘Animal House'” to upend the political table, the more badly behaved the better. (Didn’t the “funny” ending say that Belushi’s character went on to become a US Senator?!)

  • Matt

    Alabama deserves Roy Moore. They consistently vote for the dumbest person available for federal (and presumably most others) elections. If they can’t figure out why theirs is the always the worst at everything, or just ahead of Mississippi, then screw ’em – you deserve what you get.

  • Lizard

    Alabama doesn’t let citizens vote unless they’ve cleared all outstanding court fees, so if you can’t afford it, you’re shit out of luck. They also don’t let felons vote even after they serve their time. Nearly 300,000 Alabamans are disenfranchised, a disproportionate number of them black.
    http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/10/too_poor_to_vote_how_alabamas.html

  • Turtle73

    If Roy Moore wins, the appropriate thing to do would be to send in troops.

  • Bj Lincoln

    Don’t the people of AL know what a crooked guy he is by now? He has been in the news plenty and those who vote for him in the polls are MORONS! I do not want this man in the Senate! His vote WILL go against us nation wide.

  • The Professor

    They Fucking deserve him. They really do. Do these yutzes realize how much his pointless fighting of Obergefell cost them in their taxes?

  • JT

    Alabama. So the rest of the world can feel good about itself, no matter how bad it is.

  • teeveedub

    Next time someone in Alabama tells you “we’re not all ignorant bigots,” point to these numbers. Not all, perhaps, but clearly a preponderance of ignorant bigots.

  • juanjo54

    The fact is that Moore could go on prime time television and engage in sodomy as the passive partner with a 15 year old Black kid while screaming Hail Satan, and the good people of Alabama would still vote for him.

  • UrsusArctos

    As I drove around Mobile, AL today I didn’t see a single Moore yard sign, and quite a few Jones signs. I was in several areas, including the HEAVILY GOP Spring Hill, Dauphin Way, and West Mobiile areas. I didn’t see a single Moore sign on the Eastern Shore in Baldwin County either and that’s GOP central for the south 1/2 of the state.
    Either the deplorables aren’t excited about voting for Moore, or they’re ashamed they know they will. 50/50 shot in my opinion.

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    The very best thing JMG readers can do to help is donate whatever they can to the Democratic candidate, Doug Jones.

    https://dougjonesforsenate.com

    I have. If you give less than $200, they don’t have to report it publicly.

    Why donate? Because Doug Jones is running against idiot Roy Moore (R).

    If that’s insufficient, as appears to be the case for the Democratic establishment, well, then I’m glad Hillary lost the election – she deserved to lose.

    Thank you.

  • Moore is ahead by 12 points with the age group most likely to vote. Jones is not going to win, however, Democrats should get in there and fight for two reasons: 1) if Jones gets more than 40% of the vote that will be a huge shift and 2) Younger voters are leaning Democratic in the state. The party needs to be building for 10 years from now when statewide elections there will be winnable. They can’t wait until then to start. They need to develop local/community leadership. Those leaders will one day be running for office. That 20 year old volunteer might be ready to run for Congress at 30 or 35. The time to be building the party is now.