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zvelf

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Unstable Molecule

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Subj: Re: WOW! Moore-acalpse averted! Humanity gets a second chance.
Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 at 01:43:28 pm EST (Viewed 178 times)
Reply Subj: Re: WOW! Moore-acalpse averted! Humanity gets a second chance.
Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 at 01:15:20 pm EST (Viewed 199 times)



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      The backlash against Trump has been happening all year with Democrats winning the majority of special elections in the United States. The more Trump tweets and riles up liberals/progressives, the more likely Congress will return to the Democrats in 2018.

    I don't see this as a rejection of Trump. I think the pedophilia issue made it impossible for some to vote for Moore. I think if anything, a lot of died-in-the-wool Republicans probably just stayed home this election, whereas the anti-Moore contingent were highly motivated to get to the polls.


It's certainly more a rejection of Moore than Trump, but it's also partly a rejection of Trump. With a few weeks to go in the election, Trump decided to go all in and endorse Moore and record robo-calls for him, and this enticed a Republican committee to start funding Moore's campaign again. The brazenness of a Trump who's been accused of sexual harassment and who has basically admitted to it publically trying to help a man also accused of sexual harassment and statutory rape certainly motivated some voters to even more vehemently oppose Moore.


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    I've read articles that say this is more of a rebuke to Steve Bannon and his attempts to reinvent the Republican party to be more in line with his own brand of politics. I hope Bannon and Breitbart fade away forever after this.


That's not happening. Breitbart now has 15 million readers, a scary thought.


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    I'm always suspicious of political stories in my Facebook feed, but I saw a chart that showed black men and women overwhelmingly voted for Jones, while white men and women voted in favor of Moore (around the 70% range). That's very telling, and says a lot about the state of Alabama.


I was born and raised in Arkansas and so am pretty familiar with dynamics of the South. Alabama is a fairly segregated state with largely white regions and largely black regions (called the "black belt") and those regions have very different values. Since about 95% of blacks voted against Moore, it was barely sufficient to overcome the 70% of whites that voted for him.




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