It’s 10:30 PM and as I write this the AP is calling Alabama for Jones (although some networks have not yet done so) and the spin has already begun.
This is Scott Brown x 10! (It’s not the MSM didn’t spend a month hitting Coakely 24 x 7 nor accusing her of sexual sins will take it back in a walk )
This means the Democrats have a shot at the senate in 2018 (They don’t it means that after 2018 the GOP majority will likely be 5 instead of 6)
This hurts the Trump agenda and tax cuts (that’s fair true but if the GOP wasn’t willing to repeal Obamacare with 52 votes 51 isn’t going to make a huge difference)
That hurts Bannon (A fair point but it’s going to be a lot of fun when the establishment that tried to bury him comes to strong conservatives and asks us to hold our nose for a RINO again)
It hurts Trump (A little but let’s not forget he was for Strange and his entire argument was “I need this vote”, not “I love Roy Moore”)
But what really matters , the really big story is the opportunity that has been lost by the GOP / right that they completely fail to see.
This was the best chance to absolutely bury the MSM and the left and the GOP Establishment has thrown it away. If Roy Moore had managed to pull it off even with the left pushing unsubstantiated accusations 24 x 7 for months and still couldn’t beat him then they would have been completely finished. It would have been the final demoralizing blow that they unlikely never would have recovered from. And if in the very unlikely case actual evidence of wrongdoing had been produced after the election Moore could have been removed and replaced by an appointed republican.
That we had the MSM on the floor and let them up is inexcusable and will cost republicans and conservatives for decades to come. That people did not see this is incredible and that is the real sad thing about Alabama to me.
What a waste.
Closing thought. Now that the Democrats have won the watch every single member of the media who insisted that the allegations against Roy Moore were serious, credible and demanded action suddenly decide they’re old news and the accusers who made them suddenly decide they’re not worth perusing them in the courts at any level. Particularly as such courts would require the rules of evidence be followed and statements made under oath under pains of perjury.
I wonder why?