Two prominent Alabama-based musical acts are helping Democrat Doug Jones get out the vote for Tuesday's U.S. Senate election against Republican Roy Moore.
Singer Jason Isbell performed a free show for Jones' campaign in Huntsville Saturday night, and two members of St. Paul & the Broken Bones did a show in Birmingham.
Jones took the stage during the Birmingham show, telling the crowd:"Now is the time to make the winds of change blow through Alabama." Jones said Moore is divisive and would be a "disaster" for Alabama businesses.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick joined Jones on stage, saying the Alabama race is important to the whole nation.
Isbell played in a mid-sized music hall, while lead singer Paul Janeway and a bandmate from St. Paul & the Broken Bones performed at Birmingham's city auditorium. The hall seats 6,000 people for shows, but only the floor was full.
I can sum up why I'm choosing to cast a vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday based on a very few issues/facts. Roy Moore has consistently denied the allegations as they were made and deserves to be treated as any other citizen (guilty or not) by the presumptive innocent until proven guilty. IF, after the election, he is elected and seated then if proven guilty then he should be replaced by the Senate and the Governor replace him as there is provision to do. At this point though there is reasonable enough doubt to suspect that not all the truth has been told or that we have received incomplete information.
Regarding the statement above, regarding calling Moore divisive and being a disaster for Alabama business as well as saying that the race is important to the whole nation. For one Doug Jones is divisive as is almost every politician in Washington, at least divisive to some people and on some topics. In Jones case his stance on the murder of the most innocent, unborn children who are surely alive even though they are still in the womb.
If my vote for Moore is for anything it's to protect the lives of those who are at greatest risk, the yet unborn. If those who say they are so concerned about young children are consistent then they should also be concerned that the youngest and most vulnerable and innocent are at risk with pro Abortion politicians in Washington that would vote to allow their murder even up and until they are born. That IS murder of the most horrendous nature, in many cases pulling the fetus apart with pliers and discarding it as trash.
Additionally there is NO DOUBT in my mind that Doug Jones would vote 100% in line with the Democrats, regardless of what he says he will do, and vote against Donald Trump regardless of what the vote is about. On that front Donald Trumps performance in office, to date, has proven to be a boon for business both in Alabama and around the nation with economic growth far exceeding what Barak Obama ever could achieve.
The reductions of regulations, mostly put on by the Democrats, and the prospect of reduced taxes as promised by the Republicans and Trump have the Stock Market at all time highs with no sign of retreat. Business is striving, employment is up and rising while unemployment is falling. So Doug Jones predictable Obstruction vote as all Democrats are doing is not in the interest of Alabama business but would actually be harmful to Alabama business and National businesses.
The race is important to the whole nation but not in the way that Doug Jones people are trying to say. Important in keeping another Republican vote in Donald Trump's corner and in achieving what Donald Trump promised. Democrats are total obstructionist and can be counted on to vote against Trump 100% of the time, regardless. Republicans are having a hard enough time getting things passed with certain trader Senators that are so angry at Trump that they will vote against him no matter how it hurts the Republican Party and basically they don't care because they won't be up for reelection so they are going to join the Democrats in being obstructionist which means a vote for Roy Moore is extremely important in attempting to keep the Trump agenda.
Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, and John McClain can be counted on to allow their own hurt feelings to override their concern for the Nation and sadly there are a few others that fall into that category so with the totally predictable 100% Democratic obstructionist vote every potential Republican vote is needed so it is important to the Nation because Donald Trump's agenda is making a positive difference as miffed as the National Media is at reporting it, when or if they report it.
For that reason I believe it is imperative that all Republicans vote for Roy Moore even though he isn't the perfect candidate. IF he is proven to have lied with his denials or more evidence comes forward to prove he lied then he should be removed and replaced by the Governor, with another Republican Senator. I was for Mo Brooks and he didn't get anywhere enough votes and although I was totally against Luther Strange I would have chosen Strange over Jones for the same reasons I'll be voting for Roy Moore on Tuesday. I'm sure there will be plenty of folks out there that will offset my vote, which is all right for I'm sure they have their reasons to cast their vote.