December 15th, 2017

[Update @ 1013 on 17 December—Damn! That didn’t take long.

Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Jones was asked if he would join new Senate colleagues including Cory Booker of New Jersey, who campaigned for him, in calling for the president to resign.

He said: “Where I am on that right now is that those allegations were made before the election. And so people had an opportunity to judge before that election. I think we need to move on and not get distracted by those issues.

The man isn’t even on the floor yet and he’s getting ready to flip.]

How many times in recent days have you read some version of the sentence: Alabama has not elected a Democrat to the United States Senate since 1992.

Did you bother to check who this unsung hero of southern democracy might have been? No? I don’t think anyone else has bothered to check either.

I did so that y’all don’t have too. That stand-up Democrat was Richard Craig Shelby, first elected to the senate in 1986 and then re-elected in 1992. He was defeated in 1998 by, wait for it, his evil twin Republican Richard Craig Shelby who is now Alabama’s senior senator.

No, I’m kidding, the opportunistic Shelby jumped ship in 1994 and joined the Republican Party.

So, here’s my question. Does anyone want to make book that in the coming months, newly elected Alabama Senator will be revealed as a stalking horse, part of a grand scheme to keep the toxic Roy Moore out of the Senate, who will either vote 95 percent of the time with the Republican caucus, or follow the lead of his senior senator and simply announce he’s switching parties?

Laugh now people. I’m calling this.

Why else do you think President Donald John Trump would tweet such an atypical message to Jones?


  1. Mary Jo says:

    You did indeed call it.

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