It is highly possible that the State of Alabama will vote today to send Roy Moore to the Senate. Whenever I hear people say: “Do they think the people in the state of Alabama are stupid?” I want to scream. “People in the state of Alabama are stupid.” And, I know. I am from Georgia. I grew up in a cotton manufacturing town right on the Georgia/Alabama line. Even in the 1950s my mother was saying that we should push the state of Alabama off into the ocean and abandon it. Roy Moore is not the exception to the rule in Alabama. He is the rule.
As an adult, I again lived in Alabama for a while, when I moved back to the South to take care of my aging parents. The legal system in Alabama has progressed little since the 1940s. If you ask questions or speak as if you had a brain and any sense of the rights of citizens in a civilized society, legal officials get immediately suspicious and ask if you are a lawyer, or worse, an outside agitator.
It is time to stop whining about the poor southern working class, left behind by the economy, alienated. It is time to stop planning to reach out to these people, to make concessions to bring them back into the fold. We don’t want them in the fold. They are bigots. They are racists. They are ignorant. They are gleefully uninformed. They have no interest in facts or truth, and they live in an ideologically closed world. We must leave them behind, not cater to them.
Fox News and the Republican party helped create them and we must leave Fox News and the Republican party behind with them.
While I’m on the subject of Fox News, the state propaganda channel, Fox News is putting their pundits out full force to defend Trump against the tightening net of the Russia investigation. Jeanine Pirro has even gone so far as call for the “cleansing” of law enforcement agencies who are daring to investigate Trump. She called for the whole bunch of law enforcement officials investigating Trump to be arrested. She even called Comey a “political whore” on her show.
Pirro: “There is a cleansing needed in our FBI and Department of Justice — it needs to be cleansed of individuals who should not just be fired, but who need to be taken out in cuffs!”