This post wasn’t one that I felt inclined to write. It originated as a one or two sentence comment to a recent YouTube video uploaded by an al.com reporter. It is only after my comment was removed after two attempts to post it that I decided to come to my own blog and post this. As you read further, keep in mind that I’m unpacking a single thought intended to be a couple of sentences buried in the comment section of an obscure YouTube video.
For the most part, I haven’t followed the 2022 Alabama Senate Race as close as I would like to. The only thing that has really piqued my interest in the race so far is the recent al.com report that Brooks claims he is the only current Republican Senate candidate to “vote against Doug Jones”. Mo Brooks, was immediately blasted in the media for making these remarks but my question is…Why?
As you can see in the article, over 650,000 Alabamians voted for Roy Moore in the 2017 Special Election. That’s a huge number considering the impact that the allegations against Moore had during the final days of 2017. As we all know, (and in spite of the media’s omission) The allegations against Roy Moore were published right in the middle of the misinformation campaign known as “Project Birmingham”. We now know that the operatives from this misinformation campaign had successfully pushed a story of a write in candidate on December 5th, 2017. Project Birmingham shopped this story to a writer at The Washington Post and the paper published it. That same WaPo writer is also the first journalist to refer to Doug Jones as a “KKK fighter.”
This characterization of Jones began only hours after Roy Moore won the Republican nomination back on September 26th, 2017. You can explain it away as mere group think if you would like but the fact of the matter is that Project Birmingham set a goal to “focus on Jones’ history of prosecuting the KKK” in order to drive black voter turnout and The Washington Post was the first paper to mention it.
That was over four years ago. The prevailing narrative on the 2017 Special Election in Alabama is one of shame and darkness in Alabama politics. A reminder of how we narrowly avoided putting an man accused of such terrible things in the US Senate.
Okay well, here are some facts:
- Roy Moore has never been proven guilty of any of these allegations after four years of lawsuits and scrutiny and has consistently denied them since day one.
- There was a group of Americans that set out to manipulate the voters in Alabama and steer the course of an election in this country. As I write this, not one person has been held accountable even though the person that funded it has apologized for it! This happened at the same time as the allegations were made.
- (Not so much a fact as it is common sense) The 650,000 Alabamians that didn’t believe the allegations against Roy Moore back in 2017 haven’t been shown anything since then that would change their mind.
What does this all mean for Mo Brooks in 2022? Well, if half of those voters that didn’t fall for the reporting in the waning days of the 2017 Special Election in Alabama show up and vote for Mo Brooks in May, Brooks will be the nominee. I’m basing this on the 2020 primary turnout numbers.
This is why I believe Brooks is making his vote “against Doug Jones” an issue. He isn’t afraid of what will come out when the 2017 election is revisited and scrutinized. I’ve been scrutinizing it for four years myself, my findings are – WE WERE LIED TO!
In closing, if we are to really look at this from an objective point of view, any online content or article that presumes Roy Moore sexually assaulted anyone at anytime, is doing so based on unproven claims that have been available for examination for over four years now. Is it unreasonable to take into consideration that there was a misinformation campaign underway and manipulating the narrative in Alabama at the same time these allegations were made? Feel free to comment below with your opinion about this issue.