Another day, another political contest where the media wants a Southern state to replicate Alabama’s Doug Jones mistake
When now-Senator Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) was elected in December 2017, people around the globe pretended it was the beginning of something new for Democrats in the South. It was not.
Jones’ election was a one-off event, a blip not a trend. It was an event that happened in spite of rather than because of Jones, his political views and the massive turnout effort of Alabama Democrats.
The national media and their Democrats keep attempting to create the firestorm so they can get their next Doug Jones moment.
They tried to stop now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by calling him a gang rapist. They failed.
They tried to stop Governor-elect Ron Desantis in Florida by pretending he was racist. They failed.
They tried to bring Stacey Abrams across the finish line in Georgia by claiming her opponent was running a massive voter suppression machine. They failed.
Now, with Mississippi moving into a run-off election for a United State Senate seat where they want to deal the president of the United States another loss on top of his loss of 30+ House seats.
See Sunday’s “State of the Union” on CNN where Jake Tapper leads a “discussion” about the Mississippi Senate race that devolves into a denouncement of “lynching,” which their target Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith never mentioned, as well as a strategizing session about reaching out to black women like Doug Jones did to win in Alabama.
Democrats want to make every seat in the South into the next Doug Jones.They tried racism in Florida and Georgia, now they are trying it in Mississippi.Oddly, they keep mentioning how Sen. Doug Jones won and pretending it was because he focused on black women.That's just not true, Jones won because Republicans stayed home. The math is simple:President Donald Trump's election in 2016:Donald Trump (R) – 62.08% – 1,318,255Hillary Clinton (D) – 34.36% – 729,547Sen. Doug Jones’ election in 2017:Roy Moore (R) – 48.4% – 649,240Doug Jones (D) – 49.9% – 670,551Gov. Kay Ivey’s election in 2018:Kay Ivey (R) – 59.6% – 1,014,821Walt Maddox (D) – 40.4% – 686,774
Posted by Dale Jackson on Sunday, November 18, 2018
The problem with this is clip is pretty obvious. Jones didn’t win because he energized black women. The only reason Jones won is that Republicans were convinced to stay home in large numbers because they were told their candidate was probably a child molester.
Jones won because Republicans stayed home.
President Donald Trump’s election in 2016:
Donald Trump (R) – 62.08% – 1,318,255
Hillary Clinton (D) – 34.36% – 729,547
Sen. Doug Jones’ election in 2017:
Roy Moore (R) – 48.4% – 649,240
Doug Jones (D) – 49.9% – 670,551
Gov. Kay Ivey’s election in 2018:
Kay Ivey (R) – 59.6% – 1,014,821
Walt Maddox (D) – 40.4% – 686,774
The Democratic turnout in Alabama’s 2017 U.S. Senate race was about one thing and one thing only — liberal hatred of President Donald Trump. The same can be said for the turnout of Democrats in Alabama in 2016 and 2018.
Democrats have plenty of reason to be excited about recent elections – even in the South. They won a race in Alabama that shouldn’t have even been competitive, but the repeated notion that Jones was some trendsetter who fired up a sleeping Democratic base is just a lie.