Alabama is in the news a lot lately. The other night I heard a woman state, emphatically, that “Washington is not going to tell Alabama what to do!”. I’m guessing she doesn’t want any advice from the other 49 states in the nation, either.
She was referring to a special election taking place that could send controversial candidate, Roy Moore, to the senate. Roy Moore is an ultra conservative, religious, republican, with a contentious past as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who currently stands accused of soliciting multiple young women during his years as district attorney. Mr. Moore denies all charges. He is running against Democrat, Doug Jones, for the senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, current United States Attorney General and old school troglodyte.
I wouldn’t dream of telling Alabama what to do even if their state’s bottom of the barrel statistics on poverty, obesity, diabetes, infant mortality, and gender-based wage disparity do seem to indicate that some strong maternal guidance is warranted. In fact, despite a population that’s more than 50% female, Alabama is just about the last place you want to be if you are a woman. This is surprising given that Alabama is one of the most religious states, according to this Gallup poll. Or maybe it’s not surprising. Is it me or does it seem to be a trend that the most religious states in the country are the worst states for women and children? That seems odd, doesn’t it? But hey, it’s working out quite well for Roy Moore, and maybe that’s the way Alabama likes it.
No one is telling you what to do, Alabama; far be it for the rest of us to take an interest in who you send to the senate because what could go wrong there, right? We’ll just pray you vote in your own best interests, for once. But even if you don’t, all us libtard elite blue states will still be here, willing to pay higher taxes so that your poor, which far out number ours, by the way, can also receive healthcare, fair wages and a decent public education. We’ll continue to vote for experienced politicians who want to help raise you up from the bottom of the barrel instead of stepping on your heads to climb out of it. And yes, you just keep going to church and voting for the guy who says he’s against abortion and birth control and yet, somehow, also against Medicaid and welfare. After all, who cares how people are treated after they’re born.
We’ve got your backs, Alabama. We know it’s a thankless task.