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Fri Sep 22, 2017, 06:46 PM

This Alabama repug senate runoff is nuts.

MILLIONS being poured in on TV ads by both sides.
It's wall-to-wall down here now.

Roy '10 commandments' Moore is endorsed by 0.5 guv Sarah "I quit because it didn't pay enough" Palin, Sebastian "The Smiling Nazi" Gorka, Matt "Kill Abortionists" Trewhella, Steve (words fail) Bannon, Sean "Birther" Hannity, Alan "I'm Absolutely Nuts" Keyes, Phil "I Have the Longest Duck Dynasty Beard" Robertson, Pat "God Hates Gays" Robertson (no relation? maybe?), Chuck "I Can Kick Your Ass" Norris.
http://brewminate.com/roy-moores-crazy-cast-of-endorsements/

Alabama is a goddam zoo and here I be.
Right in the middle of it all.
WooHoo.

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Reply This Alabama repug senate runoff is nuts. (Original post)
trof Sep 2017 OP
FiveGoodMen Sep 2017 #1
Kaleva Sep 2017 #2
irisblue Sep 2017 #3
trof Sep 2017 #6
yallerdawg Sep 2017 #4
Warpy Sep 2017 #5
trof Sep 2017 #7
Warpy Sep 2017 #8
trof Sep 2017 #10
Warpy Sep 2017 #14
Blue_true Sep 2017 #13
trof Sep 2017 #9
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 2017 #15
trof Sep 2017 #19
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 2017 #30
SCantiGOP Sep 2017 #35
Blue_true Sep 2017 #11
trof Sep 2017 #12
Blue_true Sep 2017 #16
trof Sep 2017 #17
Blue_true Sep 2017 #21
trof Sep 2017 #23
Blue_true Sep 2017 #25
sarah FAILIN Sep 2017 #33
Blue_true Sep 2017 #34
House of Roberts Sep 2017 #32
trof Sep 2017 #36
haele Sep 2017 #38
trof Sep 2017 #39
eppur_se_muova Sep 2017 #18
trof Sep 2017 #20
CanonRay Sep 2017 #22
trof Sep 2017 #24
CanonRay Sep 2017 #28
blueinredohio Sep 2017 #26
paleotn Sep 2017 #27
OliverQ Sep 2017 #29
Rustyeye77 Sep 2017 #31
trof Sep 2017 #37

Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 06:47 PM

1. "Alabama, you've got the rest of the union to help you along ... what's goin' wrong?"

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 06:48 PM

2. And Trump openly supports Senator Strange.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 06:49 PM

3. trof, I was hoping you'd weigh in on this.

will the Rs fight enough for the Dem to slide in?

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Response to irisblue (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 06:58 PM

6. It's a stretch, but we're hopin'.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 06:52 PM

4. The "right" Republican...

could help us elect a good Democrat!

Wouldn't that be something?

The real campaign starts Wednesday!!!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 06:53 PM

5. Alabama has always prized ignorance as a virtue and education as a vice

so you must be tough as hell to survive there. I know they took the prize for the most poisonous talk radio across the south in 2003 when the first Roy Moore 10 Commandments Granite Penis Extender flapdoodle was at its height.

Yeah, I drove the length of the state with New Mexico plates, but they were on a battered pickup so I blended.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 06:59 PM

7. I'm on two hypertension meds and go through a lot of Tums.

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Response to trof (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:06 PM

8. Maybe it's time to decamp and de stress

I've seen others do it and it's done wonders for their health. Sometimes the geographical cure works.

And an acid blocker might be better than Tums. Ranitidine is generic, OTC, and has about the fewest side effects.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:10 PM

10. Can't. Economics has me here.

And I don't want to.
It's my home state.
There's a lot to like about it besides the politics.
I'm 76 and would be on the meds anyway.

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Response to trof (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:17 PM

14. I'm a few years younger, but I got off them

when I quit working and my stress level dropped. I had no idea how bad it was.

I'm still on a buttload of drugs but not hypertension drugs. Cured it.

I can understand about not wanting to leave your home, I guess. I never really had one, though.

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Response to trof (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:15 PM

13. Try drinking milk kifir. Best antacid I have ever used. nt

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:08 PM

9. Big Luther Strange:

Big Strange Luther's endorsers are Donnie Two-Scoops and turtleman.
(Luther is 6' 9", hence)

Luther says he and The Groper are BFFs.
He loves Donnie and Donnie loves him.
Bigly.
I think he's expecting to be invited to the White House for Thanksgiving.
I'm afraid he'll be disappointed.

Poll about last night's 'debate' gave it to Moore, 75-25.

The election will boil down to who loves Donnie the most or who loves Jesus the most.
My money is on Jesus.

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Response to trof (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:24 PM

15. Besides, Jaayzus ain't represented 'nuff in the Senate at this time.

Too damn many sinners like Franken to hold a good prayer meetin'.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:39 PM

19. And ain't he a jew anyway?

Well, there ya' go.

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Response to trof (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 09:15 PM

30. My, how things have changed.

Trof, when I was a kid in the Southern Baptist church in the 50s and 60s, Jews were consider completely hopeless sinners doomed to hell 'cause they didn't believe in Jesus. Of course, back then we believed Catholics were some form of alien (drinking in church and speaking in tongues, and all that), and Methodists and Presbyterians were questionable as well. Evangelicals were totally unheard of.

Now, it's only fair to explain that I was probably halfway through university before I ever met a Catholic or Jewish person. Were we isolated or what?

What a difference a half-century makes!

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Response to trof (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 11:20 PM

35. Jesus isn't a Jew

He and Henry VIII stated their own churches.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:13 PM

11. Thank god you people have good liquor up there.

Use it!!!!! Just don't drive or beat your family or pets. Oh, or walk around your neighborhood nude.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:14 PM

12. Hunh?

????

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Response to trof (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:25 PM

16. Just kidding about getting drunk.

I am not following it, but looks like the Ten C nut is going to win the R primary.

Maybe the R can be ambushed in the General. Quietly fight it and remind people to vote on the right day. Impossible to win? I just had a local election in my town, and unknown Dem against an incumbent, well funded republican for Mayor. The funding difference was obscene in the R favor. Turnout heavier in republican areas, with record turnout, she lost by less than 900 votes. Imagine what could have happened if the Dem areas came out to vote? I think we need to learn how to fight these elections, regardless of the level down to the wire and turn the hell out.

I can promise you that there are lots of non religious freak republicans in Alabama that won't vote for Moore in the General, Dems just need to bulk up and try to steal this election.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:34 PM

17. It would take a lot of money from Dem national party. State party is in a shambles.

I don't think they see this race as winnable.

I do know a lot of repugs who don't like either candidate.
I keep tellin' 'em "You DO know there's another choice?"

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Response to trof (Reply #17)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 08:10 PM

21. See, that is the problem.

Did you even read my statement on a local race? Republicans outnumber us by 25% and they VOTE in all elections. Yet, an unknown Dem came within less than 900 votes of unseating a wel funded, incumbent republican in a race where turnout in republican areas swamped turnout in Dem areas. My point was and I repeat it, there are republicans who are scared shitless of their choices after Trump with them seeing what is happening, some of those people will sit home in the general or fill the box for the Dem - but none of that matters if Dems don't vote because they expect to lose.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 08:20 PM

23. Yes, I read your post.

Because of the lack of state leadership, the Democratic party in Alabama is lethargic if not comatose.
Not a hell of a lot I can do about that.

What we're doing is forming local, grassroots clubs that operate in spite of the state organization.

We're phone banking nd working GOTV.
I don't have great hopes about the senate race, but who knows?

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Response to trof (Reply #23)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 08:33 PM

25. Keep working. I will donate to your guy this weekend.

Just keep freaking fighting, get Dem voters informed and don't make a show of it. Work to have people show up and let the chips fall where they will.

BTW, given your really red state, you are better if the national party stay away and let grass roots locals fight to win the seat. She is a great politician and human being, but in red state m, republicans have made a cottage industry of tying locals to Nancy Pelosi when the national party makes an effort. Fight a local fight and fight well, you guy will get funds from people like me who want sane Dems in office instead of republicans from red states.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #25)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 09:51 PM

33. The locals are working as hard as we know how

I'm talking to a lot of republicans though. Believe it or not, I have had a LOT of reps saying they are crossing over to our side for this on. I feel like we are in a lot better place than in past elections.

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Response to sarah FAILIN (Reply #33)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 10:01 PM

34. Good luck. There are some sane republicans left, even in Alabama.

I think the republicans that will cross over know they can likely retake the seat before we can seat a strong Dem majority in Washington DC. Unfortunately, when it comes to voting and voting strategically, they are better than us right now.

Good luck. I will send a donation to our guy on Saturday.

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Response to trof (Reply #17)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 09:44 PM

32. Has there been any polling

to determine which R had a better chance in the general?
BTW, I am in Huntsville, and didn't know Dotard was coming to town tonight. I work until 11 so I wasn't able to head down to the VBC anyway.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #32)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 06:29 PM

36. Moore by 10 points.

I think Strange would have been easier to best in the general.
Not 'easy', but easIER.

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Response to trof (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 06:38 PM

38. My MIL in Tuscaloosa and SIL in Demopolis say theres a GOP group that's backing Jones.

Maybe not in the South where the end-timers are making their little enclaves of revivalism, but in the north, there are at least some Republicans business people who want nothing to do with either.

MIL and her Spouse are Democrats, SIL and her spouse are Republicans, but they're not total wing-nuts -just the old-fashioned "want to live comfortable and not fret our minds" Republicans that would be Democrats if it weren't for all that outsider Diversity stuff they don't understand and the Socialism that cuts into profits.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #38)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 06:51 PM

39. One can hope.

I have to credit Karl Rove for masterminding the state's turn to repug.
Dimocrap and librul are now pejoratives in Alabama.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:34 PM

18. Strange and Moore. It's an understatement. nt

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #18)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:41 PM

20. More strange.

It is a weird ferkin' place we've come to in Alabackwards politics.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 08:19 PM

22. A Who's Who of American Nutjobbery

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #22)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 08:23 PM

24. Nutjobbery are us.

We are more to be pitied than despised.

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Response to trof (Reply #24)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 08:58 PM

28. Until we bring the planet down with us.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 08:37 PM

26. What a pair to choose from

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 08:54 PM

27. I have a sister in law down there...

You both have my sympathy.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 09:01 PM

29. They're both vile human beings and do not deserve a Senate seat.

 

Those who defy the Rule of Law and violate the Constitution and those who support treason should not be allowed to run for office.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 09:17 PM

31. Must be tough being a D in ALabama.

Maybe the dem candidate will win the senate race...I hope.

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Reply #31)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 06:30 PM

37. It ain't easy bein'...blue.

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