The Case for Taxing Churches: A Reader
The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
Well … it’s true that Trump endorsed Strange, but that scarcely moved his polling numbers. And how, with the Republicans’ voter suppression efforts, may it be said that the deck was stacked against Moore?
The upset defeat of Roy Moore by Doug Jones has immediate consequences across a broad range of affairs.
The balance of power in the Senate — in more ways than one. Not only has the allocation of seats changed, but Republican indulgence of Trump will come to an end. One-third of the Senate, and all of the House, face reelection next year — and they aren’t going to want to be seen as close to Trump. When Alabama rejects a Republican, the party is on thin and cracking ice.
Expect a sharp uptick in Republican willingness to criticize Trump.
It was clear last week that Trump and his lackeys were trying to manufacture a casus belli to justify firing Mueller and, if Moore had won, Trump could have been confidant that there would be no lasting consequence. Now, as House and Senate Republicans try to put some distance between themselves and Trump, Mueller is probably safe.
Republican control of both the House and Senate are imperiled; voters aren’t going to forget the past year of relentless chaos and mean-spiritedness, or how casually the Republicans went along with it.
If evangelicals can’t be counted upon to deliver the votes, nobody is going to return those idiots’ phone calls.
Praying for Roy Moore.
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) December 12, 2017
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
The national disgrace that is Donald Trump just goes and goes, like the Energizer Bunny.