Tuesday night, Alabamians saw something that many thought would have been impossible. However, the conservative state elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. Granted, there are plenty of reasons other than the desire for a Democratic platform that Doug Jones won. Roy Moore was a bad candidate who many asked to drop out of the race due to allegations of child molestation and sexual harassment of girls in their teens. However, he refused, and it was left up to the people of Alabama. It was a tight race; however, Jones squeaked by at the very end.
As Jones thanked his staff and the people of Alabama, the Moore campaign began the blame game, and you can bet none of the fingers pointed at Moore himself.
In an interview with Moore’s brother, Jerry Moore, he blamed everyone under the sun except for his own troubled brother. He also promised Jones would pay.
‘Roy Moore’s brother Jerry Moore spoke to @NPRDEBElliott: “It might not happen on this earth right now, but Doug Jones will pay for what he’s saying. And them Democrat people that’s out there and those Republicans in Washington. They’re going to have to answer to God.”
Where should we even start?
First off, let’s address the issue of Jerry Moore himself. If you were running for any political office, this is not the guy you want speaking for you whatsoever. Back in November when asked about the allegations made against his brother, he said his brother was being “persecuted like Jesus Christ was.”
Let’s just establish something, right now. Based on the Bible, whether you believe in it or not, Jesus was persecuted because he was a political threat to the Romans. In all the accusations and allegations the Romans could make against Jesus, none of them were about him messing around with 14-year-old girls while being in his 30s. So, no. Roy Moore was not persecuted like Jesus Christ.
Furthermore, has Jerry never heard of forgiveness? A huge theme in the New Testament of the Bible is forgiveness. He ought to be forgiving of “them Democrat people.”
The decision to elect Moore was left up to the voters of Alabama. He was pressured to suspend his campaign, and he refused. Republicans did nothing, and now they’ve lost a seat in an already tight Senate. They can now only afford to lose one vote. When talking about the allegations made against Mr. Donald Trump, Republicans like to say the American people spoke. The same applies in Alabama. That’s how it works. It’s been reported that many simply stayed home because they had no candidate to vote for.
There’s only one person to blame for the upset in Alabama. That person is Roy Moore. He was advised to drop out, but because of his pride, he did not. That pride and Republican officials’ inability to actually do something about a bad candidate is what put a Democrat in the Alabama Senate seat.
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