CNN’s Ed Martin: The Senate Won’t Be Voting On Slavery So It Doesn’t Matter If Roy Moore Wants It Back

“He’s getting elected to the Senate. When he gets to the Senate, he’s going to have to vote on things. And slavery’s not going to be voted on in the Senate, and it’s not — neither is homosexuality. And here’s the thing. Let’s be clear because it’s such a slur against him. What he said was families still loved each other when they existed. People in bondage, when the Jews were in bondage for years, they still loved each other.” – Right wing CNN commentator Ed Martin, dropping jaws on Twitter.

  • Will Parkinson

    Fun people. Yup. Fun.

  • Boreal
    • j.martindale

      Hey, asshole. My family members love each other. And we didn’t need slavery to help our love along. Prick. And the direction of the nation was Civil War. The clodhopper is wrong about everything. No wonder the orange shitgibbon endorses him.

  • JAKvirginia

    Sure, Jan. Just wait……

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • Mark Née Fuzz

    This is an incredibly stupid statement. No he won’t be voting on slavery (we hope anyway) but it’s a huge clue regarding how he’ll vote on many other issues that will come before Congress.

    • Snarkaholic

      They won’t vote on it; they’ll just (continue to) turn a blind eye to it wherever it occurs.

  • Todd20036

    Um, what makes you think the Senate WON’T try to reinstitute slavery?

    They don’t even have to call it that.

    Allow cops cate’ blanche in killing people.

    Cut all government assistance programs

    End civil rights for minorities.


  • Todd20036

    This stupid panelist is a great illustration of how far CNN has fallen.

  • Lazycrockett


    • Lazycrockett
      • Gustav2

        I am making beef stew for our first cold snap dinner…I usually add some booze. I afraid if I open the wine, I will finish the bottle before the hubby gets home.

        • ColdCountry

          Psssst! The store will sell you another.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          He may like you being a bit tipsy.

          • Gustav2

            Not unless he is. It is a relationship rule.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Rules ?!! I don’t understand.

          • Gustav2

            We don’t drink unless the other one is drinking so we can get messy together.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            What !!

          • Gustav2

            Yup, the first drink must be with the hubby.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Just joshin’ ya.

            But that wouldn’t work here. We aren’t together often enough, also, he didnt get the party gene.

        • Lazycrockett

          My little secret is to toss the beef in a mix of flour salt and pepper before browning.

          • Gustav2


          • Reality.Bites

            And that keeps you from drinking? 😉

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Ah yeah such a great loving time it was during the slave years.
    They didn’t even have to pay for their trip to America.
    How great is that !?!

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    You know who should be fired? Jeff Fucking Zucker. He encourages and pays for this shit.

  • coram nobis

    The Senate is also not going to be voting on war with Germany or Mexico this coming month, most likely. So?

  • juanjo54

    Judge Moore forgot to mention that those happy Black slave families were routinely broken apart and various members sold to different masters. I am sure that made them all ecstatic.

    • MusicBear88

      Ah, but they weren’t people. At least not 2/5 of them.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    We should all just take our clothes off, crawl into a giant bed, pull the blanket over our heads, and fuck like bunnies until the asteroid hits.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Lol, Angela Rye will knock the stupid right out of your mouth.

  • Tawreos

    This is one of those days where you realize that our ancestors made a huge mistake by coming out of the water to live on dry ground, it is too bad we can’t go back and start over again.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      What once was, will be again.

      • Treant

        Well, until the end of the Stelliferous Age. Then it changes.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Just give me a few billion years.
          Literally anything is possible.

        • Paula

          The Holocene epoch has ended, we are now living in the Obscene epoch.

          • Snarkaholic

            When do we move fully into the Dragqueecene epoch?

      • Tawreos

        Soon, I hope and may the next attempt be better done.

    • Nowhereman

      I’m hoping that another species gives it a go. We really fucked it up.

  • Treant

    I have a headache. This, this is the reason I suffer chronic migraines; the incredible, intolerable, ever-present stupidity.

  • Lazycrockett

    You know a couple more Governorships going GOP and Moore could very well be voting on Slavery, when the GOP rewrites the constitution.

    • Treant

      On the up side, it’s a free ticket for all the blue states to not ratify the new Constipation and leave the union, making their own.

      Honestly, I’d be pointing that out to any Republicans you can find who actually think a Conference is a good idea. It’ll shatter the union and the taker states will all end up with cannibalistic populations within a year.

      • Reality.Bites

        Even as a non-American and non-Mexican I’m willing to help pay to build a wall.

        At the Mason-Dixon line.

        • Treant

          We’ll actually have to move that; Maryland is now staunchly, reliably blue, and Virginia is swingy enough not to consign it to the flames. Without the drag of the Southern states, we can change Virginia.

          • Reality.Bites

            If such a thing were to peacefully happen, I wonder if the Remaining States of America would become unaffordable due to the initial influx of immigrants from the Good Riddance States of America and the end of the financial burden of supporting their old states.

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  • Clive Johnson

    I’m so sick of living in a society in which such fucking idiots have any say or power at any level. [be still my typos…]

  • OdieDenCO

    the RNC has voted yes on pedophilia by supporting moore
    the GOP senate has voted yes on pedophilia by supporting moore
    the pResident has voted yes on pedophilia by supporting moore
    will the people of Alabama vote yes on pedophilia by supporting moore?

    • MBear

      Of course

  • Gustav2

    See folks, if you will never have to vote on slavery you can’t be a racist!

  • TJay229

    I’m so accustomed to (some) White people and their stupidity since November. The only sad thing is that, it’s more prevalent.

  • Gustav2

    He is president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles

  • Butch

    I wouldn’t make that bet, dude.

  • Lazycrockett

    Gov. Cuomo is basically asking internet providers to provide the FBI with info on who is visiting radical sites and or buying homemade bomb material……….

  • Harveyrabbit

    “when the Jews were in bondage for years, they still loved each other”

    “Because they knew their place”. he added under his breath.

    • …when the Jews were in slavery bondage for years, they still loved each other…ergo slavery aka bondage isn’t so bad after all
      Isn’t that what he meant?

  • The_Wretched

    Amendment 11 – Authority of Federal Courts Restricted
    Amendment 12 – Election of the President and Vice President
    Amendment 13 – Slavery Outlawed
    Amendment 14 – Rights of Citizenship
    Amendment 15 – Voting Rights for All Races

    Amendment 16 – Federal Income Taxes
    Amendment 17 – Election of Senators by Popular Vote
    Amendment 18 – Liquor Outlawed
    Amendment 19 – Voting Rights for Men and Women
    Amendment 20 – Terms of the President and Congress;
    Replacing the President
    Amendment 21 – Control of Liquor Returned to the States
    Amendment 22 – Presidents Limited to Two Terms
    Amendment 24 – Voting Rights Protected from Taxes
    Amendment 23 – Presidential Electors for the District of
    Amendment 25 – Replacing the President and Vice President
    Amendment 26 – Voting Rights for All Citizens Eighteen or

    Amendment 27 – Changes in Salaries of Senators and

    Bolding is mine. However, every one of those amendments was a fight in the FEDGOV and among the States and related matters are consistently before the Senate. And if the Koch Bros ask for slavery as their next ‘must have’ McConnel will hold that vote, suspend every rule and pass it.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Roy has said that we need to keep the first 10 amendments, forget the rest.

      • The_Wretched

        That’s why I started at 11 – to show what he can do without.

      • he meant Commandments…

        • jerry

          I don’t think he’s ever actually read those either.

  • Cackalaquiano

    So if we promise not to vote on abortion you’ll vote for Jones, right?

  • Dk

    transgender in the military F U Trump!!

    The Associated Press‏Verified account
    13m13 minutes ago
    BREAKING: Pentagon says it will allow transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite Trump’s opposition.

    • pch1013

      I don’t know why anyone – trans or otherwise – would want that lying traitor as their Commander in Chief.

      • marshlc

        Back in the sixties, we used to say “What if they gave a war, and nobody came?”

        I know that in some parts of the country, enlisting is the only viable way to make a decent living, so people don’t really have a choice, but it would be great if everybody just stopped being part of it.

        I have thought for some time that if there were still a draft, so that middle class white kids were at risk of going to war, the US would not be in the state of perpetual war that it has been since 2002. The howls of outrage would have ended it years ago.

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  • MikeBx2

    Good last minute ad for Moore; “His racism, bigotry and Antisemitism will probably never come up”.

    • Treant

      You act like that’s a bad thing in Alabama.

  • GanymedeRenard

    I. Just. Can’t. Too much reality for a Monday.

    I’m taking a momentary break. Stay strong, fellow JMGers!

  • j.martindale

    I don’t want to see ANYONE elected who can look at slavery and Nazism and find “good parts.” CNN should be ashamed of having anyone represent them that demonstrates such callous stupidity. Yeah, it’s nice they won’t be voting on homosexuality (?), but they will vote on everything in America that affects Blacks and Jews and LGBT. And Moore is an insufferable bigot who will undermine the rights of every minority in America with every vote he casts. And if this Bozo on CNN doesn’t understand that, he needs to find more suitable employment.

  • Brian G

    What do you expect from the protege of the evil Phyllis Schafley and her Eagle Forum hate group.

  • LeeCMH

    Some romantic antebellum notion that plantation slaves were nice well kept families.

    How far from the truth can one get? Ever visited restored plantation slave houses? I don’t need words, just visit them.

    Also family units doing well? Hardly. People were traded as commodities. Family units were only somewhat considered in the buying and selling of people. The ultimate determinant was, our course, the business deal.

    • SFBruce

      Charles Ball on the separation between his mother and himself on his being sold:

      “But my poor mother, when she saw me leaving her for the last time, ran after me, took me down from the horse, clasped me in her arms, and wept loudly and bitterly over me. My master seemed to pity her, and endeavored to soothe her distress by telling her that he would be a good master to me, and that I should not want any thing. She then, still holding me in her arms, walked along the road beside the horse as he moved slowly, and earnestly and imploringly besought my master to buy her and the rest of her children, and not permit them to be carried away by the Negro buyers; but whilst thus entreating him to save her and her family, the slave-driver, who had first bought her, came running in pursuit of her with a raw hide in his hand. When he overtook us he told her he was her master now, and ordered her to give that little Negro to its owner, and come back with him. My mother then turned to him and cried, “Oh, master, do not take me from my child!” Without making any reply, he gave her two or three heavy blows on the shoulders with his raw hide, snatched me from her arms, handed me to my master, and seizing her by one arm, dragged her back towards the place of sale.”3

      • LeeCMH

        Thanks finding this very apropos passage.

      • ikahana

        I guess that didn’t fit on the MAGA hats.

      • zhera

        That’s OK, because the family loved each other!

        /too much snark on such a horrible subject?

        • Nowhereman

          When they say family, they mean white family.

          • marshlc

            When they say family, they mean white family.
            Ding ding ding ding! We have a winner!

    • Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiies!

      photographic truth! Eye witnesses! Damned libruls always trying to re-write history!


  • olandp

    How do we know that the Senate won’t be voting on slavery? Or homosexuality? Or…? If Roy Moore had his way, they would, and we all know how he would vote, as would many of the Republicans. The Senate votes on what ever it wants to vote on. How many times did they vote to repeal Obamacare?

  • Blake Mason

    I wish that one state would secede… so that they could created the Utopia that is “Jesus, slavery, young brides, and Theocracy….”

    Did I miss anything?

  • Cuberly Deux

    (Sigh) resorting to fables as evidence. There’s absolutely zero zip nada evidence to suggest that the Jews were enslaved by the Egyptians. It’s just not there.

    • LeeCMH


      Even considering the thousands of years of meticulous Egyptian record keeping and how well preserved the documents are — many in stone.

      No evidence for the Moses Exodus stories at all.

      • marshlc

        Just like the story of the great flood was probably, originally, something like “There was a really bad flood here and it flooded out the whole valley. And the next valley, over, too. A lot of people drowned, but we put our goats and chickens on a raft and we were OK. It took a really long time for the water to go down.”, the original story of Exodus was something like “My family, my brother in law’s family, and my uncle’s family are Isrealite immigrants, and the guy we all work for is a real jerk and doesn’t treat us well. And now we want to leave but he says we owe him money and can’t go until it’s all paid off. The heck with it, he’s preoccupied with some bad luck he’s had, and his son is really sick, so we’re just gonna leave”.

    • Snarkaholic

      According to my research, huge government projects, like building those pyrami-uh…I mean grain silos(!), were staffed mainly by Egyptian citizens, who were available to work outside the farming season.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Yep, from what I’ve read when they’ve excavated sites believed to be housing for the workers they’ve found some burials in the vicinity. When the remains are examined there’s evidence of hard labor but the condition of the remains also suggest that they were very well fed. The burials also appeared to be ceremonial in nature.

        Evidence of torture or deprivation? Nope.

    • greenmanTN

      Worse. They made them pay retail!

      (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

  • Paula

    Roy Moore is a shoe-in for the new Secretary of Diddling. The catlicks won’t be happy because it encroaches on their territory

  • JWC

    Most of the pundits on here are only imterested in saying their bit, to be heard, most are missing the major point. You have a sick sex addict running your country into the gound. Oh he flashes the system with his innane tweets but what are he and his henchmen slowly dismantling and destroying in the back ground What morning do you wake up to find your civil liberties vastly curtailed, the only media is that which is controlled by Trump How far has America slipped while listening to tales about Roy more or Lindsay Graham panderings or other placebo diversions Wke up America

  • Gregory In Seattle

    So… Since Congress will not be voting on death camps, it would acceptable for a wanna-be senator to want to bring the Final Solution to America?

  • Robincho

    There’s your stupid, and then there’s your Ed Martin stupid…

    • Daveed_WOW

      Evil. Not stupid.

  • BeaverTales

    This why black folk can’t talk to (many if not most) white people about racism….it’s always okay for someone to be a racist because “things won’t go back to the way they were”.

    Now that Trump and Moore are on the same team, writing laws and appointing SCOTUS nominees, it’s not inconceivable that Jim Crow against BOTH gays and blacks will be legalized.

    • LeeCMH

      They certainly are working to that end.

  • jruffdc

    Love her expressions!

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    Things won’t go back to where they were, no. They’re quite likely to get worse than they used to be, because of stupid ass numbskulls like Ed.

  • Rascal

    Ed Martin looks like an evil leprechaun.

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  • Richard B

    What Ed Martin said was egregious and offensive.
    Roy Moore is one of the most asinine bigots running for Congress in modern times.
    Roy Moore has said all the Amendments to the constitution past the 10th, we would be better off with out them.
    Roy Moore has said women should not vote nor run for elective office.
    Roy Moore has said gays people belong in a prison.
    CNN, please take Ed Martin off the air.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada


      But also, why isn’t anyone at CNN or anywhere else not calling these people flat out liars, scumbags and pedophile enablers on air, to their faces? Why is it free speech to call gays every fucking name, slur and accusation under the sun but not call these idiots out? There’s no libel if the statement is true and Ed Martin IS a liar, he IS a scumbag and he IS a pedophile enabler by virtue of supporting Roy Moore. So why not go there? Honestly, he wouldn’t last 5 minutes on Canadian, Australian or European TV.

  • zhera

    Well, gosh golly. A white man told us it would be fine, no vote on slavery, no worries.

    So vote for the guy who wants slavery, women with no rights, and teen girls in their underwear?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Pretty much.

  • bkmn

    A reminder that CNN is paying Ed Martin’s salary.

  • Mike

    That’s who CNN is. That’s what they are. Cable news is crud. Don’t watch.

  • Friday

    So the Republicans are trying to set the bar so low they’ve officially broken out the Ditch-Witch. 🙂

  • Secure

    Do these assholes forget that the Senate votes on the SCOTUS Justice picks?

    The SCOTUS decided Lawrence v Texas, not the Senate.

  • There’s nothing Republicans won’t defend to elect one of their candidates. Raping 14 year old girls. Check. Slavery. Check. Any sane person should get out of the party now while they still have a salvageable reputation because by 2020 you won’t be able to show your face in public.

    • Gianni

      That is so true. Roy Moore and supporters, including Reverends and Pastors, gleefully use their faith beliefs in the lowest, most repulsive, and distorted way to support the man.

  • Nowhereman

    White families got to stay together. Black families under slavery were bought and sold individually. And no, they WERE NOT better off under slavery. What Moore will do in the senate is to constantly try to take us back as far as he possibly can as to the days of owning black slaves and women of any color. I mean whose bright idea was it to “let” women vote?

  • Gianni

    To me it seems he missed the whole point. What the man has said now and in the past, bespeaks the character of the man and his mindset/thinking. Republicans used to believe that character matters, didn’t they?

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    And the head of CNN just smiles.

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    The belief that black people didn’t have it so bad under slavery has gained a lot of cache among Republicans. Fundamentally, Republicans don’t view slavery as necessarily being evil, though they’ll allow that some slave masters might be too cruel. After all, the Bible, which Republicans revere, speaks positively about it, encouraging slaves to obey their master. That Ed Martin can speak so flippantly about it is not shocking.

  • Sporkfighter