Conservative pundits interpret this as compelling evidence that white conservative Alabamans have certain lines they won’t cross. Which is certainly true, but the line they won’t cross is voting for a Democrat, even if the opponent is a hybridization of the very worst of Humbert Humbert and Theodore Bilbo.
Ninety-eight percent of black women voted for Jones, while 63 percent of white women [JFCAYFKM?] voted for Moore. About 30 percent of white voters overall chose Jones, CNN reported.
Think for a minute about what it means to get 98% of any large voter demographic outside of North Korea. Think for a few seconds about what it means that SEVEN IN TEN of white Alabamans who voted voted for Moore. I realize there aren’t scads of white Democrats in Alabama, but even so that figure suggests that just about every white Republican in the state who bothered to vote voted for a child molesting slavery apologist.
Now I’m willing to give a (small, sugar and gluten-free) cookie to the 1.7% of voters — surely almost all Republicans, along with a Chapo House moron or three — who wrote in somebody rather than vote for Moore. As for the rest of the state, Doug Jones won because black people came out to vote in huge numbers, in a state where that activity has tended to be highly hazardous to their health. Heaping praise on the almost completely imaginary conservative voters who didn’t pull the lever for Humbert Bilbo is just another way of making black people disappear.