Yellow stripes, dead armadillos and Alabama’s Doug Jones
Political commentator Jim Hightower wrote a book about politically wishy-washy folks entitled “There’s Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos“.
If you were writing that book in 2018, you might add Alabama Senator Doug Jones to that title, although it would be a bit wordy.
Jones still can’t put together a cognizant argument about what he is looking for in a Supreme Court Justice, not that Trump cares to consult him because Jones was not at his meeting with moderate Democrats Donnelly, Heitkamp and Manchin.
Jones’s silence was deafening on the biggest political issue outside of the Mueller investigation.
Jones appeared on CNN this weekend and said absolutely nothing when asked about the Trump’s Supreme Court choice.
“I’m open to voting yes. I’m open to voting no.”
Why this matters:
Senator Jones is caught in the middle of the road staring down an orange 18 wheeler with a comb-over.
He knows he is a caretaker senator in the reddest state in the United States of America.
He’s a part of the Democrat Party, but he is not even close to being a part of the #Resistance. There is absolutely no way Jones can win this battle, and he can’t straddle the fence on this one like he did on tax cuts.
Sen. Doug Jones will have to cast a vote on this nominee. He either burns his base by voting “YES” or enrages the majority of the state by voting “NO” on a pro-life judge and against President Trump.
Either way, Jones is probably roadkill.