Roy Moore’s Campaign Manager Unveils US House Bid

The Montgomery Advertiser reports:

Longtime Roy Moore aide Rich Hobson on Wednesday announced he would challenge U.S. Rep. Martha Roby in June’s GOP primary for Alabama’s 2nd congressional district.

In an announcement on the State Capitol steps, Hobson, 56, outlined a platform very similar to the former Alabama chief justice’s Senate campaign last year, with an emphasis on military spending, opposition to abortion and LGBT rights and loyalty to President Donald Trump and his agenda, particularly on immigration.

“The president also believes in a safer and stronger America, but he can’t do it on his own,” said Hobson, surrounded by family members and some veterans of Moore’s campaign, where Hobson served as manager. “We need congressmen who will work with him, not against him.”

  • another_steve

    In other news, Satan just fornicated with my dead mother.

  • Boreal

    Rich Hobson: Working to make child dating legal.

  • Tread

    Wow. He doesn’t understand the stain Moore left on him, does he? Also, AL Democrats, get someone in this race, especially if this twat waffle is running.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Good Christian values. an emphasis on military spending.
    Apparently, satire WILL write itself.

  • watchthewingnuts

    Of course Bryan Fischer had to make an obligatory appearance.

  • james1200

    OT but I’m giddy from the Bannon-Trump bitchfight. I love watching Mean Girls go at it.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSouxGuVMAAiJD_.jpg

    • DreadPikathulhu

      Parody or real? I can’t tell.

      • Tread

        Real. Several newspeople have reported it.

      • Southeast PDXer

        I just got a breaking news alert from the Washington Post with some of this exact wording.

      • The_Wretched

        That’s the threshold question of our times. It’s damn hard to tell it’s all so incredible.

    • Leo

      It’s delicious. This whole this is delicious.

      Also he didn’t write that.

      • Tread

        Smells like KellyAnn Conway or McMasters.

        • nocadrummer

          EWWWW !!!

          • Tread

            Your profile pic: YUMMMMMM

            (Sorry, just throwing it out there.)

          • Todd20036

            You shallow, correct hussy!!!

          • nocadrummer

            Thanks! Oh, and that IS me.

          • Tread

            Sooooo… Northern Cali, huh? 😉

        • I was thinking it was that hideous, odious slimy fella….damnation I can’t remember his name. Thin, dark hair, receding hairline, younger…..stupid non-remembering of names brain!

          • Tread

            Stephen Miller? No, he and Bannon are peas in a pod. No way he would throw his master under the bus. Also, this is all just for show. A distraction from the fact that Mueller is quickly approaching his end game.

      • watchthewingnuts

        Not a chance the Shitgibbon could write that many relatively coherent sentences in sequence.

      • james1200
    • james1200
      • The_Wretched

        It’d be better without the slut & virgin shaming.

        • Orly

          Slutty virgins always say that…

          • The_Wretched

            I haven’t lost as many virginities as many times as I might like…

        • james1200

          It’s from the classic movie Mean Girls. And mean girls are mean, dontchaknow!

    • so he CAN suck his own dick.

      • Buford

        Yep. He keeps it in a jar by his bed, for convenience.

    • Buford

      Speaking of which, what’s the latest update on Melania’s effort to stamp out online bullying…? Is she done…?

      • james1200

        She’ll get to it once she’s done curing cancer.

        • Todd20036

          and dealing with the world’s silicone shortage.

  • TexasBoy

    Which ever one get the GOP nomination, I hope the other runs as an independent and splits the vote, assuming they find a Democrat to run in the General Election.

    • clay

      The district includes Montgomery– this is NOT one of the places the Dems have failed to challenge.

  • Snarky

    Nothing says “I’m a qualified politician” like being Roy Moore’s campaign manager.

    • Rambie

      I’m surprised Moore hasn’t declared for a House run yet.

      • Snarky

        He still hasn’t conceded the Senate race, I wonder if he could do one without first doing the other. Hmmm.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Oh I hope he brings Janet Porter on to help out.

  • nocadrummer

    Oh, we can only HOPE that the two GOP candidates get into such a bitch-fight that they destroy each other, and a Democrat ends up taking the seat!

    • clay

      In Alabama? That’ll never hap– Oh, wait.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Basket of deplorables. Nothing to see here.

  • TexasBoy
  • 2016 Results —- The seat is competitive. If Moore wins, a Democrat can win in the district.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8745d659918b27c12a01ce394b9cd87db864fd8bd5ce48621b8f6260e9061a35.jpg

    • Tread

      That’s not an unbeatable margin, especially if he gets the nomination. I guess it all depends on the level of gerrymandering.

      • The district lines stay the same in 2018. This district was Democratic in 2004 and 2008. It has a very high percentage of minority voters — 35%. Redistricting takes place after the next census I believe.

        • Tread

          Is Mathis running again?

      • Gustav2

        “What did he know and when did he know it.”

    • Mike C

      That’s a hell of a lot of write-ins for a small district. That’s more total write-ins than the senate election just had. What was the deal here?

  • Buford

    Interesting, but before I can support Hobson, I need to know his stance on the age of consent.

    • Todd20036

      Too old for Moore’s and Trump’s tastes.

      • Buford

        Moore’s followers’ stance on the age of consent is “I know it when I see it”.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    “That there, Roy Moore, he’s the gift that keeps on givin’ the whole year through.”

    • David Walker

      He’s a very generous guy. You know, southern gentleman and all.

      • The_Wretched

        Even asks mothers for consent to court their daughters.

    • Todd20036

      Yup, being a public face of the GOPedo can only help, especially since he will probably win in the district he represents.

  • SFBruce

    I guess this is as close to a concession on losing to Doug Jones for the Senate that we’re going to see.

  • BeaverTales

    Today is a big day in Alabama. Now they have a Democratic senator for the first time in this millenium. Jones is their first non-Christianist bigot since reconstruction.

    Not even a clown like Hobson can ruin history with his announcement.

    This pisses off all the white supremacist dinosaurs. I hope we can piss off quite a few more in the next 2 years.

  • OhSoGood

    Well surprise, surprise, surprise!

    Who didn’t see this coming?

  • JWC

    another ploy by Roy Moore to stay in the spotlight

  • Nic Peterson

    I wonder what sort of interesting courtship rituals are in this asshat’s past.

  • Steve Smith

    Endless supplies of ignorant bigoted arseholes you’ve got there.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    The GOP is really doing its best to turn Alabama blue.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Tawreos

    Every time he talks to the press I hope the reporter starts off with “How does someone that supported a child molester feel that they would be fit to represent the people of Alabama in congress?”

  • RaygunsGoZap

    Hmmmmm…..I’m pretty sure he’s gonna face ads like:

    While Martha was doing HER job, passing the blah blah blah tax reform, Rich was calling sexual assault victims liars and supporting a pedophile.

    Rich Hobson: bad judgment, sore loser, loves pedos

  • boatboy_srq

    ohpleaseohpleaseohplease

    Is there any greater gift the Reichwing could give us than a candidate who’s a grifting paedo-enabler?

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  • Todd20036

    We saw this coming a mile away. And unlike the senate race, which required the entire state to vote, all Moore needs is a little incestuous Nazi berg and he’ll be in.

    Of course, he doesn’t have nearly as much power as a House Rep, and he’ll still manage to embarrass Alabama.

    SO it’s all good.

    • clay

      The 2nd is gerrymandered to avoid Mobile and to avoid the Black Belt.

      • Todd20036

        White, rural, racist, stupid. Yeah, Moore will win. And if he doesn’t win, it will only be because someone even more racist and stupid beat him

        • clay

          Or a 41 year old woman with name recognition. He’ll still have to beat the incumbent. Her only apparent weaknesses are being 41, a woman, and not a Trump fan. Their stands on abortion, the military, and LGBT rights are the same.

  • thrunch

    Well, if you can’t get the pedophile into Congress … try the apologist.

    • Orly

      Well, he’s really pedophile-adjacent.

  • Snarky

    I hope Moore’s horse Sassy leaves the stable and runs as a Democrat. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5296673d9ea0d8f5f7522b21f01b28b50f8bf5874c23d842afe1eb470e527ca9.jpg

  • Treant

    It’s Alabama, and asking them to pull their dicks out of their sisters long enough to vote Democratic a second time? In a gerrymandered district?

    By all means, run opposition and force them to defend the seat, but don’t hold your breath.

  • Ninja0980

    Roby is a far right hack herself and so is her daddy, 11th Circuit judge Joel Dubina.
    So if she loses, it will merely be one bigot replaced with another.

  • anne marie in philly

    ANOTHER loser, just like his former boss!

  • ted-

    Dear Satan, please remove punish this one too.

  • JCF
  • olandp

    The thumbnail for that video he looks like that guy from “30 Rock”, that is the face he would make when he would be too confused. IN the other pics he looks much, much older.

  • carlstrauser

    Could this be a situation Dems could use to snag a House seat?