Doug Jones was victorious in Alabama last night; and it was historic. However, the election was far more important than a win for one Democrat.
This was a victory for your America and my America. This was a defeat for the ‘new’ America created by Trump and his hypocritical Republicans. This was a win for morality, equality, minorities, patriots, women, and the people of Alabama.
Personally, I found a new sense of pride in my nation. Much of it was lost on the morning of November 9, 2016. The win for America was just that and the breakdown of demographics was inspiring. Moore’s base was primarily older, white men. African Americans and Hispanics turned out in large numbers. Women voted for Doug Jones. Younger Alabamans voted for Jones. This is the future of the reddest state in the Union.
The Republican Party is filled with old, white men. They are a scourge on our nation. We will soon be rid of these men who have made our nation’s government dysfunctional. It is time for younger Americans to restore the nation of our founding fathers by taking control of our government. Women are no longer waiting for men to ‘grant’ them equality, they are demanding equal protection and equal rights. 2018 will be the ‘year of the woman.’ In 2020, I predict that America will have a woman president.
One other very important change in our nation’s power structure occurred. The Senate is now controlled by just one vote. Republicans hold 51 seats; Democrats 49. On November 6, 2018, eight Republican senators face reelection. A change in just two of those races would return control to Democrats and Mitch McConnell would lose his position as America’s biggest traitor. McConnell is running scared.
“The favorable map makes Democratic gains more challenging, but it’s not just about geography, but also about voters,” said GOP pollster Glen Bolger. “The electorate does not give political parties a long leash on control.”
One Republican who is in great jeopardy is Dean Heller in my state of Nevada. He has stood with Trump and opposed the wishes of our state’s voters for the last 10 months and 23 days. He is in a very tight race with Democrat Jacky Rosen. The most populous part of my state is in the south, and it turned ‘blue’ in the 2016 election.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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