It's so refreshing seeing Doug Jones on stage with his supporters tonight, looking like America – brown and white, young and old, male and female, professional and blue collar – in stark contrast to those standing with Roy Moore – the Old South, nothing but pinched-faced, elderly white men, with that pasty look of Scots-Irish backwoodsmen gone to pot in old age, jowly and scowling, barking about a bitter and angry Jesus. Perhaps, finally, the Confederacy is dead – or at least overwhelmed.
– Ken Darling
December 12, 2017
December 12, 2017
Related Off-site Links and Updates:
Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race – Alexander Burns (New York Times,December 12, 2017).
An Upset in Trump Country: Democrat Doug Jones Bests Roy Moore in Alabama – Jessica Taylor (NPR News, December 12, 2017).
Trump, Bannon, and Roy Moore Rebuked as Doug Jones Claims Victory in Alabama – Jon Queally (Common Dreams, December 12, 2017).
Roy Moore’s Stunning Defeat Reveals the Red Line for Trump-style Politics – Richard Wolffe (The Guardian, December 13, 2017).
Doug Jones Rides a Perfect GOP Storm to the Senate – Pema Levy (Mother Jones, December 12, 2017).
Roy Moore’s Loss Signals a GOP Tearing Itself Apart Ahead of 2018 – Theo Anderson (In These Times, December 13, 2017).
African American Voters Made Doug Jones a U.S. Senator in Alabama – Vann R. Newkirk II (The Atlantic, December 12, 2017).
You’re Welcome, White People: Alabama’s Black Voters Just Saved America – Michael Harriot (The Root, December 12, 2017).
Just Say No Thanks to #ThanksAlabama and "Magical Negro" Narratives – Cynthia Greenlee (Rewire, December 14, 2017).
Sore Loser Roy Moore Lashes Out at Doug Jones’ Gay Son – Zack Ford (Think Progress, December 21, 2017).
Image: Democratic U.S. Senator elect Doug Jones speaks to supporters during his election night gathering at the Sheraton Hotel on December 12, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Doug Jones defeated his Republican challenger Roy Moore to claim Alabama's U.S. Senate seat that was vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)