by Abdul-Hakim Shabazz
Allow me to be brutally honest here; I am elated Roy Moore lost the U.S. Senate race in Alabama.
While there are plenty of reasons that, just like a school playground, Roy Moore should have never been allowed near an elected office, my primary one is that I have this thing about accused child molesters, like most sane people, I am not a big fan.
Luckily the majority of Alabama voters agreed. To retweet Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, “decency wins”.
Roy Moore represented everything that is wrong with politics. As a Supreme Court Justice, Moore ignored the rule of law and was removed from the court twice. He was kicked off the bench in 2003 because he ignored a federal court order to remove the ten commandments from the Alabama Judicial building and he was removed again in 2016 for directing state judges to disregard an unconstitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Most conservatives say they don’t like activist judges and Moore was the epitome of an activist who frequently mixed God with politics.
But we know what did Moore in, it was the allegations that he molested a 14-year old, among others.
I like a 14-year old too, but it’s in the form of a bottle of scotch.
So who gets the credit for the Moore defeat? You have to give credit to the African-American community that came out in droves, and you have to give credit to those Republican voters who, while they could not bring themselves to vote for Democrat Doug Jones, but decided to write-in someone else. Nearly 23,000 of them decided to go for decency than someone who had been kicked off the Supreme Court and banned from the food court.
See, Democrats and Republicans can work together for the greater good.
And at the end of the day, I think we can both take comfort in the fact that Roy Moore took it on the chin and the Alabama voters sent him a message, thanks, but no thanks.
I have two words for Roy Moore, but I can’t say them here, but I can tell you not only do they apply to Moore, but the horse he rode in on as well.
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Abdul-Hakim is an attorney and the editor and publisher of IndyPolitics.Org. His opinions are his own, but you are free to adopt them as well.