Thursday, 14 December 2017

I WOKE UP THIS MORNING ...

... AND ROY MOORE HAS GONE.




WOKE UP THIS MORNING - ALABAMA 3


The People said he wasn't the chosen one - Oh yeah, Oh yeah.


Oh yeah, Alabama has spoken.  Or, more importantly black American voters have (at last) spoken, particularly the black american women voters.

This is a tipping point not just because Alabama was a Republican stronghold but because the Democrat vote in so many states has always had the potential to be the largest percentage vote due to the demographics of the voters who would most benefit - elderly, working class, Hispanic and Black but, because a significant proportion of these people don't vote that potential is just that - a potential, not a reality (not unlike the situation in New Zealand).

The Alabama result with Republican candidate Roy Moore being swept aside by Democrat candidate Doug Jones is ground-breaking but not just because of the shift from Red to Blue in Alabama, but because it was the Black vote that tipped the balance. This could, not will, but could, change the face of American politics if the Democrats and Black and Hispanic America work out how to capitalise on this and develop strategies to get the elderly, working class, Hispanic and Black voters to the polls.

It's a long road but a possible road and one that will lead to Trump and his supporters being ousted.

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Yes it's USA politics but this (diminishing) world power still influences us greatly. Trump and GOP have, in as recently the last 12 months greatly endangered us through dangerous global interactions like: alienating key European states like Germany, France and UK; damaging delicate detente arrangements with sub-powers like North Korea and Iran; upsetting decades old balances like that between Palestine and Israel; allowing China to grow in dominance in the Pacific, South China Sea area and South East Asia; withdrawing from the Paris Accord and it's position on combatting global warming; pulling out of TPP; allowing Russia to basically do what it likes in the East - and this doesn't even cover the massive geo-political, social and environmental catastrophes that the Trump Administration has been orchestrating in domestic America.

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Let's all hope that we can 'wake up tomorrow' to a better future.

3 comments:

Richard (of RBB) said...

Fingers crossed.

My Spurt said...

This post is sooooooooooooooooooooooo Cooooooooooooooooooooooool! I like the thinking and I'm a thinking kind of guy.

THE CURMUDGEON said...

Right. I'd better change it then.

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