In a stunning upset, Doug Jones became the first Democrat in twenty-five years, to win a Senate seat in the overwhelmingly red state of Alabama Tuesday night. I have to admit I did not see this coming. I mean, I hoped and I prayed, but I truly thought that perverted, racist, anti-Semitic, bigoted, homophobic little cockroach, Roy Moore was going to win. Yes, he had credible allegations of child molestation and sexual assault leveled against him, but even after these brave women came forward, his supporters either denied the accusations or even more unbelievably, said it didn’t matter even if they were true.
It’s nice to be reminded that good can still triumph over evil. Doug Jones is a former prosecutor who successfully put away two KKK members for the 1963 bombing of the 16th Baptist Church in Birmingham, which resulted in the deaths of four young black girls. He’s already stated that he will stand for certain ideals of the Democrats such as healthcare, but he’s also willing to reach across the aisle and work with his soon-to-be Republican colleagues.
So, does this mean it’s the beginning of the end for Trump and his minions like Steve Bannon, who fully endorsed Moore? It’s too soon to say. But for the first time since last November, I feel the faint stirrings of hope for this country.
For now though, it’s time for some of this:
and a bit of this: