When the election came, my prediction was spot-on. I predicted that I had no idea who would win, and when the election came, I had no idea who would win. On who did win, I could not be more pleased. Watching the different wings of the Republican Reich sniveling and pointing fingers at each other could become addictive. But about that horse… later.
Doug Jones, a Democratic former prosecutor who mounted a seemingly quixotic Senate campaign in the face of Republican dominance here, defeated his scandal-scarred opponent, Roy S. Moore, after a brutal campaign marked by accusations of sexual abuse and child molestation against the Republican.
The upset delivered an unimagined victory for Democrats and shaved Republicans’ unstable Senate majority to a single seat.
Mr. Jones’s victory could have significant consequences on the national level, snarling Republicans’ legislative agenda in Washington and opening, for the first time, a realistic but still difficult path for Democrats to capture the Senate next year. It amounted to a stinging snub of President Trump, who broke with much of his party and fully embraced Mr. Moore’s candidacy, seeking to rally support for him in the closing days of the campaign… [emphasis added]
Inserted from <NY Times>
The Fuhrer actually says he knew his co-pervert couldn’t win. That’s a load of bull, but about that horse… later.
Here is Jones’ victory speech.
Now, I know I’ll be objecting to lots of his positions and, when I do, reign me in and remind me of the alternative, and about that horse… later.
Lawrence O’Donnell covered Doug’s win and Bannon’s reaction.
Bannon is a horse’s ass, and about that horse… later.
Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to seat newly elected Democratic senator, Doug Jones, “without any delay” in a Wednesday tweet.
Jones defeated his Republican opponent, accused child molester and harasser Roy Moore in the Tuesday Alabama special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former seat in the upper chamber. Warren’s tweet comes as a clear effort to reduce the slim Republican majority before the passage of major tax reform and spending legislation.
McConnell indicated the newly-elected Alabama senator would not be seated before the end of the year when asked about the timeline Tuesday.
“Sen. Strange is going to be here through the end of this session,” McConnell told reporters referencing Luther Strange, who was appointed by the Alabama Governor to occupy the seat following Sessions’ departure…
Inserted from <The Daily Caller>
Bought Bitch Mitch took the opposite position on seating Scott Brown beat Martha Coakley in the special election in 2010. But Bought Bitch Mitch is also a horse’s ass. And about that horse, kudos to the NY Daily News.