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JOHN BRUMMETT: Of winners and losers

By John Brummett

This article was published December 14, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Congratulations to colleague Rex Nelson on his prediction and to Alabama and humanity on the outcome.

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BoudinMan says... December 14, 2017 at 7:26 a.m.

The demise of decency among the electorate in Alabama had been greatly exaggerated. Thank you, Alabama!

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TimberTopper says... December 14, 2017 at 7:40 a.m.

Enjoyed the read, John.

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hah406 says... December 14, 2017 at 8:10 a.m.

I like what Huckabee said yesterday, that "God's not registered to vote in AL." He urged Moore to exit with grace, and instead he is making a fool of himself waiting on provisional ballots and divine intervention.

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lohr52 says... December 14, 2017 at 8:43 a.m.

Before the sex related stories and immediately after the Republican primary (where mainstream R's endorsed and campaigned for Sen. Luther Strange) one of the talking heads said "They may have nominated the only man in AL that could lose to a Democrat".

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DoubleBlind says... December 14, 2017 at 8:48 a.m.

I think many of us are reading way too much into the very narrow win over Moore. There was no sea change in AL. There is no sea change in America going into 2018. It’s an illusion, and potentially dangerous DElusion. There’s an excellent article in today’s NYT by Bret Stephens which I encourage all to read. Anyone still celebrating Tuesday’s win needs to have some strong coffee and sober up. There’s a lot of work still to be done.

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PopMom says... December 14, 2017 at 9:15 a.m.

Doubleblind,

There is much work that needs to be done, but I believe that the American people will rise up and do it. What happened in Alabama is that many young people, blacks (especially women), and women with young children took matters into their own hands and got out and vote. I also concur with what Lohr said. People will not get really riled up until the Republicans try to mess with Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security in January. If they get this tax bill passed, we also are going to look at massive debt and tax increases. It is ironic that the Democrats are going to have to be the party of financial responsibility. The Republicans have sold their souls to the extremely wealthy.

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conwaykram says... December 14, 2017 at 9:25 a.m.

Still, there are 650,000 people in Alabama that, sadly, voted for Roy Moore,and could stomach his crazy hateful ideas, or bought in to the poisonous Kool Aid of Bannon. Hard to imagine.

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MaxCady says... December 14, 2017 at 9:59 a.m.

There's more bible thumpers in Bama than Arkansas!

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BirdDogsRock says... December 14, 2017 at 10:44 a.m.

Conway, I hear what you are saying, and as a native Alabamian I couldn't be more disgusted. But I also wonder what percentage of Arkansans would have voted for Roy Moore under similar circumstances? I bet Roy would be very competitive here in Arkansas.

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Packman says... December 14, 2017 at 11:05 a.m.

Hey DoubleBlind - Stop it. Please, just stop. It's best for America if libs misread the Alabama election results and stick to their habit of opposing tax cuts, supporting abortion on demand, trying to repeal the 2nd Amendment, and accepting cash from Hollywood rapists.
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My contacts in Montgomery predicted a Jones win, but thought it would be by a larger margin. Their bubble was urban voters and they miscalculated the low turnout in rural Alabama. Which is a tribute to rural voters. They showed proper disdain for tribalism and affirmed independent thought. Alabama voters are to be commended. Especially in two short years when they replace Jones with someone more in line with Alabama values (God, Guns, and Babies In The Womb).

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