By John H. Glenn
This is an opinion column.
Reading the flub medley of senator-elect Tuberville reminds me of the first person I spoke to after the election. My brother, a flat-conservative freshman at UAH, who I figured would tell me to stop whining over the result. Remarkably, however, he shared my anguish. He had voted for Doug Jones—I was flabbergasted.
I asked him recently why he chose a Democratic candidate.
“The way I see it, I think Doug Jones is a fundamentally good person,” He said. “I think that if there were more people like him in the Democratic party, in world leadership, the world would be a better place. I don’t believe in everything he says, but his presence is a good thing.”
This sentiment wasn’t enough for Republican voters in our state, who’ve only just begun to reap from this imbecile what they’ve sown.
This election proves above nothing else that Republicans and their base will vote for any other multi-cellular organism, living or dead, over anything even resembling a Democrat.
Our senator-elect doesn’t seem to know the branches of government, basics of U.S history, the responsibility of a senator or even who won the election in 2000. His frivolous and reprehensible spreading of disinformation on the very election system which sent him to Washington ices this miserable cake. But what else from a senator-elect who ran almost entirely on being our current president’s chambermaid.
He must understand now that to survive means to fall in line behind McConnell and whatever Trump lackeys remain after January. Yet another shallow obstructionist cosplaying as an insurrectionist gains a seat in the senate, and our state and country are worse for it.
Whatever dignity left by Jones, who remained among the most bipartisan senators in congress well into his last year, will surely be destroyed by yet another Republican who’d rather block policy than run the country.
I hope to be proven wrong.
Edited By: Diane Mwai & Madison Goodgame