The Roy Moore loss would have been a loss regardless. Why? Because it was a lose-lose from the get-go.
First of all, I know nothing about Alabama state politics. But why couldn’t the governor of Alabama simply have inserted a Republican into Jeff Sessions’ seat after Sessions became Attorney General? No Democrat would have hesitated, even if it broke the law. I’m not advocating lawlessness, but I don’t understand why we had this problem in the first place. If Republicans acted like Democrats even 5 percent of the time, the Republican majority in Congress (for all it’s worth) would not be so precarious and slim.
Second, the false choice offered in Alabama basically boiled down to: (1) advocacy of child molesting, versus (2) blindly believing accusers regardless of the evidence, or regardless of contrary evidence.
It’s a hopeless choice. It put Republican, libertarian and conservative voters in the usual impossible position because of the deceit, fraud and inherent injustice in the leftist ethic that runs much of our culture, particularly the media.
Tired Republicans in the U.S. Senate like Mitch McConnell blamed it all on Roy Moore, but what can’t be blamed on Roy Moore is the fact we live in a totally unreasonable society. In our unreasonable society, the unstated (and increasingly stated) rules of logic and evidence are as follows: If a progressive did it, it doesn’t matter, because progressives “help women”; if a conservative did it, it doesn’t even matter if the conservative did it or not — because the conservative is guilty merely for not being a leftist. End of story. No reason need apply.
Faced with such a choice, it’s not surprising to see that a slim majority of voters in Republican Alabama opted for # 2 rather than # 1. If Moore had won by a slim margin instead of Jones winning by a slim margin, I’d be writing exactly the same thing, only I’d be saying it’s not surprising voters chose # 1 over # 2.
It was a lose-lose. Yes, it’s easy to say that a different candidate should have been nominated, not necessarily RINO Luther Strange, but a real conservative who wasn’t Roy Moore. Yes, it’s also easy to say there shouldn’t have been a special election in the first place. And both of those things are probably true.
But in the end it’s best not to dwell on it. As one reader of mine wrote, in two years when the Democrat Jones has to run again, he will likely be wiped out.
And of course Democrats, Huffington Post and CNN are all spinning this as evidence of an impending Democrat sweep in 2018 and a presumable triumph of an aging Hill (or whomever) to oust Donald Trump in 2020. But these are the same people who think that socialism works, that collectivist statism is moral and that Obamacare was actually a good thing. So if they end up triumphing in the end, America has much bigger problems than Roy Moore’s loss in the Alabama special election. Right?
The real problems in America run deeper than any one election or even politics. The real problem — the root problem — is the death of reason. One manifestation of the death of reason is the false narrative that accusers must automatically and always be believed, but only when those accusers advance a politically convenient narrative for the powers that be, powers (Republican and Democrat) who are unconditionally and irrationally opposed to anything or anyone remotely connected to President Donald Trump.
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