Big Luther Strange shows us all how to do the Plastic Goober. The Plastic Goober is the projection by a politician of a fake Good ‘Ole Boy. The Plastic Goober has an old, beat up Chevy Pickup. He drives it two or three times a year for political photo-ops and makes darn sure it isn’t stored on his property.
The Plastic Goober often works. For that reason, Senator Mitch McConnell sees a kindred spiritual scumbag in Big Luther and vastly prefers him to either Congressman Mo Brooks or Judge Roy Moore in the August 15, 2017, Alabama Senatorial Primary.
Good ‘Ole Big Luther got his temporary seat in the Senate the old fashioned way. He blackmailed Professional Criminal and Former Alabama Governor Bentley into appointing him to get him out of Alabama. You see, Luther Strange was Attorney General under Bentley and was closing in on legal gravamen to remove him from office. Jeff Sessions had resigned in order to work for Donald Trump as the USAG. This left a Senate vacancy in Alabama that Gov. Bentley could use as a bargaining chip to pry Big Luther out of his sordid private life.
Bentley got revealed as bent. Kay Ivy climbed the ladder from Lieutenant Governor to Governor, and decided she would do what she could to put the kibosh of Big Luther’s power play at the expense of government integrity. She scheduled a snap primary this summer to limit Strange’s ability to build up too large on an endorsement advantage before he had to go before the voters.
That’s where Luther used his sleazebag skills to buddy up with Mitch McConnell who knows a lack of principle similar to his own when he sees it. Cucks of a feather slime together, so Turkey Neck Mitch is all in for Big Luther.
Mitch McConnell is unleashing the full force of his political machine in an all-out push to stop two far-right conservatives who threaten to make his life miserable in the Senate. The Republican leader is aiming to thwart Rep. Mo Brooks and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in a special election in Alabama next month. Both men are campaigning against McConnell as a despised symbol of the establishment — and both would exacerbate his already stiff challenge wrangling his GOP Conference. McConnell is responding in kind. His super PAC is set to spend as much as $8 million to boost his favored candidate, recently appointed Republican Sen. Luther Strange. McConnell has activated his sprawling donor network and pressed the White House for more resources.
McConnell, like many Potemkin Cuckservatives empowered in the current GOP, finds his enemies to the Right far more threatening than those to the Left. He doesn’t like accountability. Mo Brooks and Roy Moore threaten him with that as they use Luther Strange’s ties to McConnell as campaign ad fodder. Someone to the Right is competition, where someone to the Left is a comic foil.
This past week, Brooks, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said he would not vote for McConnell as majority leader and called for him to step down after the failure of the health care bill. Moore, who rose to national fame after he refused to obey a federal order to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from an Alabama judicial building, made his feelings clear about the leader in a lengthy fundraising appeal with the subject line, “You & Me vs Mitch McConnell.” “If Mitch McConnell is accusing me of being a ‘conservative rebel’ who won’t march in lockstep behind his Big Government, big-spending agenda,” Moore wrote, “then I plead guilty as charged!” “I don’t have — nor want — the backing of Mitch McConnell and his cronies in Washington,” Moore added.
This is no slam dunk for Big Luther. He, Mo Brooks and Roy Moore are currently estimated to all be well under 50% yet far ahead of the rest of the field. Two of the three will then advance to a run-off. Turkey Neck hopes he can flood the state with pro-Strange advertising and financially starve whoever emerges from the run-off to oppose Big Luther. It’s an old story and a boring one until we ponder the implications.
Cuckservatives (formerly called RINOs) are a scam. When voters get a choice between actual Rightists and obvious Cucks, McConnell jumps in like The 101st Airborne Division to shut that crap down. The fake Right cannot afford competition from the real Right, and it depends on Leftists as bogeymen to keep it relevant. With friends like that, who needs John McCain?