First of all, congratulations Doug Jones on doing what many said could not be done.
And thank you Alabama for restoring hope in a lot of people, especially me. I was afraid this state would put that idiot in the Senate anyway… and to be clear, Moore had plenty of supporters turn out today. And yet there were just enough of us disgusted by Moore and his bigotry, misogyny, and extremist ideology to make what seemed impossible happen.
Now there are plenty of pundits jockeying for face time with any number of theories about how this happened. They’re already out and about blaming and bashing. They’re giving credits to celebrities and political heavyweights.
But in the end, it was the people of Alabama who elected Doug Jones… oh who’s kidding who, it was African-American voters who saved Alabama’s ass. Only 30% of white voters voted for Jones. Much is being said about women voting for Jones, but 63% of white women voted for Moore (are you fucking kidding me??????) while 98% of African-American women voted for Jones. Those lily-white Christians so concerned about turning this country around for Jesus almost put a pedophile in the United States Senate. And you wonder why I don’t believe in God.
So thank you again, Alabama! And let this be a lesson to the rest of you: Turnout is everything, as is coalition-building.
Now get your ass registered to vote ‘cuz there’s a big election coming up next year!