As the last precincts closed in the Moore-Jones race, it seemed logical to take note of some last minute reflections.
As of 7:11 P.M., Jones was being given a 73% chance to win, according to the New York Times. Moore was up in the count all night- to no avail. The big city precincts don’t get counted until late in the evening. It must have been humiliating.
Reportedly, the man had already planned his victory celebration. “You smell that?”, said Moore’s campaign manager earlier today. “That’s the smell of victory.” One wonders how they’re liking the smell around now.
As the last precincts are closing, the papers will be readying themselves to declare that the first Democrat to hold office in Alabama in decades has been elected and that his name is Doug Jones.
This is historic. And shocking.
Earlier today, Steve Bannon angrily yelled that there’s a special place in hell for any Republican who refused to vote for Roy Moore. That’s more along the lines of the expectable.
When the RNC gave in at last and got back in touch with Moore’s campaign, even after all that huffing and puffing Mitch McConnell did, that was more like par for the course. And Trump’s ringing endorsement for an even bigger sex offender than himself was like a dingleberry cherry on a steaming sundae.
This, combined with the inexplicable hurling to the jackals of Al Franken by certain members of our own party leadership. It was horrible. It was starting to seem like the unstoppable #BlueWave we were building in November wasn’t going to amount to much.
It is the opinion of Millennial Democrats that we have been gifted a miracle here, and we have got an opportunity to get people back on track. This small Senatorial race may go down in history as a pivotal moment in the history of this country.
The first step is going to be to get our house in order. We have got to find out who the fakers are. There are going to be libertarians masquerading as progressives, again, and they are going to try and attack us in elections all over the country. We know them as the Justice Democrats, Our Revolution, Brand New Congress, and a grocery list of other organizations that might seem like they’re cool but are not.
Both Al Franken and the superdelegate process have been consumed by the need to eliminate the foundation upon which they’ve been building their complaints. We bent over backwards for them. Let’s hope it’s enough, this time around.
Last week the retirement of Bob Corker opened up a seat in Tennessee, where they landed the popular former governor Phil Bredesen as a candidate.
And now we have the first of the three pickup seats we needed a year early, tonight in Alabama.
The math is clearly within the realm of possibility now. Democrats are also claiming a double-digit lead on the generic ballot. Things are very much looking up. All we have to do is hold it together.
Moore is screaming, furious, demanding a recount. We’re sorry, Judge Roy. Tough break. You didn’t get to smell victory, after all. How do you like the smell of justice?