Congratulations to Judge Roy Moore, who handily beat appointed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in yesterday’s Alabama GOP runoff for the special election to fill Jeff Session’s former seat. Full disclosure: I endorsed Moore, so if we can take anything away from the results, it’s that y endorsement is more powerful than President Trump’s.
No, I’m only joking (although, hey: my guy did win!) Trump congratulated Strange on a good race then immediately gave his support to Moore. Good for him for accepting the voters’ will instead of wallowing in sour grapes (Hillary Clinton, take note.)
What we can take away from this was summed up well by John Nolte at Breitbart.com, who said it shows that the voter wave that put Trump in office is larger than any one person, even Trump. Hillary and fellow Democrats are desperately ginning up excuses as to why she lost to Trump without ever reaching the truth, because they don’t want to face it: Trump won because many millions of Americans are fed up with both parties living inside a bubble of privilege and arrogance. They are sick of being told that they have no choice but to accept policies that take their money, kill their jobs, erode their freedom, steal their privacy and bloat federal power and debt; that reward cronies and scofflaws while punishing hardworking citizens and taxpayers; and if they object, they’re racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic deplorables.
It wasn’t a determining factor in the race, but it was perfect synchronicity that Moore’s win came on the very day Senate Republicans once again caved on their latest attempt to replace Obamacare, the bedrock promise they’ve been making to voters for seven years. Maybe there’s some truth to Trump’s claim that Strange was not really close to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell. But he was close enough for the bad juju to rub off. And the very fact that a candidate being seen as favored by the party’s leaders now acts as voter repellent on the base should tell you just how fed up Republican voters are with the Washington establishment’s broken promises and lack of accountability.
Democrats who are gleeful that Moore won because he’ll be “easy to beat” should remember that they said the exact same thing about Trump. And if they think Republicans will sit out the 2018 election and help them win, sorry: we are now “woke.” If we’ll throw out our own incumbents for not killing destructive, failed liberal policies, then we’re not going to help give power back to the very people who forced them down our throats to begin with.
And Republicans who think that the power of incumbency will protect them from primary challengers are also not just whistling past the graveyard, they’re twerking past it. The lesson establishment Republicans should take from the stars falling in Alabama last night is that they are eminently replaceable. The days of a Congressional seat meaning lifetime job security are coming to an end.
You are called Representatives for a reason. Start representing the people who put you there, or they will find somebody who will.PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT BELOW. I READ THEM!