By Raul Hernandez
The Redneck rumors fell on Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s ears and came without a scintilla of evidence. Nonetheless, the secretary of state is “investigating” concerns of voter fraud in the race between Roy Moore and Bob Jones.
Deja vu, Benghazi. Crank up the investigations. Trudge through Hillary’s emails.
Merrill, a Republican, told Fox10 in ‘Bama on Monday he was investigating a viral clip of a Doug Jones supporter on election night.
In a spontaneous interview in the moments after the race was announced for Jones, the supporter spoke about getting people out to vote, according to news reports.
“We came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together and we got our boy elected,” the supporter, who is not identified, says.
Republicans are riled up because Grandpa McCoy Moore got his ass kicked. But the GOP is simply doing what they do best: running rigged political games, lying and distorting the truth.
I’m surprised that they haven’t blamed the Muslims, Mexicans or the three million people who, they swear, voted for Hillary or Hillary’s emails. But it’s still early, and they need to get Fox News on board to fuel another conspiracy.
No doubt, Republicans have become the World Wrestling Federation of the American polity.
Merrill should know better than rely on the redneck grapevine where the source could possibly be traced back to Alex Jones bottom feeders or someone from the ladies’ sewing circle that probably meets in the basement of an Alabama Baptist church.
But Merrill instead of considering the source of this “…we got our boy elected” as southern braggadocio and laughing it off, is unleashing his sleuths and tapping into the Bubba babble to launch an exercise in futility.
But all this is nothing new in Republic Party quarters.
In Texas in 2015, one or more of the local lunatics told the state’s Gov. Greg Abbott — idiot extraordinaire — that Obama was up to something.
Psssst. Obama wants to take over Texas, they claimed.
The state’s crazies found out that the Wal-Mart was closing and the rumor was that Obama planned to hold political prisoners there until they were transported out of state.
It got worse. The homegrown nutjobs then convinced Abbott that the U.S. Army annual training exercises in the Lone Star State were a pretext for a military coup of state government.
Based upon the word of conspiracy loons, Abbott deployed the Texas National Guard to stave off an Obama takeover of the state. The governor ordered the Guard to keep an eye on the Army’s training exercise just in case.
It’s really no surprise that an assortment of alt-reality kooks have many Republicans who are in high places on speed dial.
That is sad and dangerous. Hopefully, it will change in 2018 when American sanity returns and takes control of the U.S. Congress.
Omarosa Sent Packing
The Huffington Post Headlines stated: “Omarosa Says Donald Trump Is ‘Racial’ But ‘Not A Racist”
(The I’m just a little bit pregnant defense)
Omarosa said she regrets not seeing the level of diversity she “strove to see.”
Omarosa is a two-legged, self-help program who was used by Trump as props and photo opportunities. She was given a pretend title and some office space in exchange. Her unofficial job was to stand near Trump while cameras were clicking so he could try to endear himself to blacks.
There is an excellent article about Omarosa’s departure in New York Magazine published Wednesday titled: “Omarosa, White House Oracle”
The article states, in part: “Of course, Omarosa was only playing the role of outreach liaison — a role as theatrical as all her others, and as fictional as the White House’s professed interest in black constituents. Omarosa had to be fired not because she didn’t do her fictional job, but because she exposed it as fictional — as part of the White House reality-TV show. (According to some reports, while Omarosa was being escorted out, co-workers gathered to watch Apprentice reruns of Omarosa being fired — proof positive that this administration is truly a pop culture Hall of Mirrors.).Warning: file_get_contents(): https:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_fopen=0 in /hermes/bosnacweb02/bosnacweb02af/b360/ipg.sbnotebookcom/wp-content/themes/goodnews5/framework/functions/posts_share.php on line 151 Warning: file_get_contents(https://plusone.google.com/_/+1/fastbutton?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cjnotebook.com%2Fjust-saying-redneck-rumors-run-amok-texas-guard-omarosa%2F): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /hermes/bosnacweb02/bosnacweb02af/b360/ipg.sbnotebookcom/wp-content/themes/goodnews5/framework/functions/posts_share.php on line 151