Steve Bannon tells us what was won last night when Judge Roy Moore mounted up and rode to victory.
“You’re going to see in state, after state, after state, people that follow the model of Judge Moore – that do not need to raise money from the elites, from the crony capitalists, from the fat cats in Washington, DC.,” said Bannon at Moore’s victory party. The race, he said, centered on the question of “who was sovereign — the people or the money — and Alabama answered today, the people.”
What made Bannon so happy? Big Luther getting cut down to size in the Alabama GOP Senate Primary.
Republican challenger Roy Moore defeated Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama’s Senate primary Tuesday night, riding a wave of rural support over the incumbent backed by President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Moore, a former state Supreme Court justice, had 55 percent of the vote to Strange’s 45 percent with 95 percent of precincts reporting. Strange, who was appointed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ old seat earlier this year, is the first senator to lose a primary since Indiana Republican Richard Lugar was defeated in 2012.
“So what?” Asks the skeptic. Politician A beats Politician B and we get the empty suits that we get told to vote for. Well, not so much here. We in Alabama are getting the guy literally everyone from Donald Trump on down to Donald Duck told us was too radical, too scary, too Rightist to win.
But Strange never led a single public poll against Moore since finishing behind Moore in the August primary and qualifying for the runoff. Moore had been elected statewide twice and built up a committed conservative following during stints on the state Supreme Court, where he defied federal orders on same-sex marriage and the display of a statue of the Ten Commandments and racked up a history of controversial comments on race and religion. Strange leaned on Trump’s endorsement to try and overcome Moore’s popularity among Republicans. While the McConnell-aligned super PAC Senate Leadership Fund slashed at Moore, Strange cited Trump at every chance, especially in a debate the week before the primary runoff. Trump touted Strange on Twitter in addition to appearing with him in Huntsville on Friday.
A Right-wing wave is rising over the “whatever is popular is true” notion that has ruled America since the 1930s. Now all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t put the Cuckwads together again. In Missisippi, Chris McDaniel straps on the armor to take on Roger Wicker. In Tennessee, Senator Bob Corker has decided that the Cuck-Jib is up. He can safely pocket his loot from selling nuclear weapons to Iran and go home unconcerned about his failure to honor his promise to repeal ObamaCare. In Arizona, Kelly Ward plans to take out Globalist Republican Jeff Flake. In Nevada, Danny Tarkanian plans to take down incumbant Senator Dean Heller. That’s six seperate incumbent Republican Senators who support Mitch McConnell and who frequently attempt to knife President Trump in the back.
These Republican Senators who tremble in fear are creatures of the swamp Donald Trump promised to drain. Obamacare would no longer exist if these Senators cared why the people voted them into office. Judge Roy Moore has put the fear of God into the GOP. The GOP wing of the Moldbuggian Cathedral can no longer claim to be “the right side of history.” Mitch McConnell’s money cannot buy them immunity from voter rejection. They are out of excuses. They are running out of time. The populist Right-wing wave is coming.