Alabama Senate Race

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  1. Bill Boggs

    Bill Boggs Very Well-Known Member
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    How about that Senate race in Alabama? Who is going to win that one? The president is pulling for one of them but I haven't seen how well he is doing. From what I've seen on television, it's a horse race. Anyone have a feel for this race to replace Jeff Sessions?
     
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    @Bill Boggs
    Being the only responder (so far) I'm sorry to say, politics is at the bottom of my list. So, no thoughtful response, except to say, I always feel kionda bad when I start a thread which remains responseless.

    Frank
     
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    Thank you, kind Sir. To be truthful I didn't expect any response. I had been noticing the party kind of split over these two candidates, the President for one, some senate members for the other. I listen to politics, read about politics but have no confidence in either party. In my opinion none of them gave a hangnail about the country they govern. So, for stepping up and saying what you think or what's on your mind on my post, thank you.
     
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  4. Ken Anderson

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    Of course, the party would split over it because it's a primary. So far, it's looking good for Moore. I wish Trump would have stayed out of it, and I think that would have been better for him. For the most part, his supporters are those who don't blindly do as they are told so I wouldn't be surprised if Moore won despite pushes by both the president and the vice president.

    A win in the general election would be difficult for Moore in most states, but he can probably pull it off in Alabama if the party doesn't desert him, which wouldn't surprise me. Unfortunately, most of those who are in the leadership positions in the GOP are neoconservatives who would prefer to be in the minority than advancing a conservative agenda.
     
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    He may not be a shoo in but in Alabama I expect they will send him to the Senate. I was interested because of Trumps support for one and Brannon's support for the other.
     
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    They are announcing on the local radio station this morning that Judge Roy Moore won the election.
     
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    "Former judge Roy Moore won the Republican nomination on Tuesday evening in the Alabama special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, defeating the Trump-endorsed former state attorney general Luther Strange.
    Moore is an insurgent candidate who was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court in 2003 after refusing to move a monument to the Ten Commandments from the state judicial building.

    Moore’s victory will elevate a highly-controversial figure to a prominent position in American politics. After refusing to remove the Ten Commandments Monument, Moore was suspended from the Alabama Supreme Court in 2016 after attempting to block the federal Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. In August, Moore claimed that there are communities in Illinois and Indiana that are “under Sharia law right now” in an interview with Vox, an assertion that PolitiFact found “zero evidence” to substantiate."

    From another source:
    And more immediately, the party will be forced to wrestle with how to prop up an often-inflammatory candidate given to provocative remarks on same-sex marriage and race — all to protect a seat in a deep-red state. Mr. Moore’s incendiary rhetoric will also oblige others in the party to answer for his comments, perhaps for years to come, at a time when many Republicans would just as soon move on from the debate over gay rights.

    It looks like he was elected by the religious right because of his stand for the ten commandments and against gay rights.
     
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    He's no Robert Byrd, yet the Democrat Party survived with a Klan leader representing the party in its top leadership positions.
     
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  9. Bill Boggs

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    Guess it takes all kinds. Guess I'm trying to decide whether I like the president.best or Bannon.
     
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