Shock loss rant reveals Moore is less

It was regarded as a shock loss when republican candidate Roy Moore failed to win the Alabama seat for the US senate.

I find it a bit shocking that a candidate like Moore would have been selected and come close to being elected to the Senate.

Moore hasn’t conceded defeat yet, but has let loose with a rant that sounds scary for someone who came close to becoming a Senator.

Stuff: Roy Moore turns recount into religious crusade: ‘Immorality sweeps over the land’

A day after losing the US Senate race in Alabama to Democrat Doug Jones, Roy Moore has issued a new statement refusing to concede the election.

In the video issued by the campaign on Wednesday evening (Thursday NZ Time), Moore said his campaign is still waiting for the official vote count from Alabama officials. The Republican candidate framed the election as not just a political contest but also a dire ideological battle for “the heart and soul of our country.”

It was a four-minute fire-and-brimstone video about abortion, same-sex marriage, school prayer, sodomy, and “the right of a man to claim to be a woman and vice versa.”

“We are indeed in a struggle to preserve our republic, our civilisation and our religion and to set free a suffering humanity. Today, we no longer recognise the universal truth that God is the author of our life and liberty. Abortion, sodomy and materialism have taken the place of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

“We have stopped prayer in our schools. We have killed over 60 million of our unborn children. We have redefined marriage and destroyed the basis of family, which is the building block of our country. Our borders are not secure. We have a huge drug problem. Our economy is faltering under an enormous national debt.

Trump’s tax bill will significantly increase debt – and it may be passed by the Senate before the new Alabama Senator is sworn in.

“We have even begun to recognise the right of a man to claim to be a woman, and vice versa. We have allowed judges and justices to rule over our Constitution, and we have become slaves to their tyranny. Immorality sweeps over our land.”

“Even our political process has been affected with baseless and false allegations, which have become more relevant than the issues which affect our country. This election was tainted by over $50 million dollars from outside groups who want to retain power and their corrupt ideology.”

“In this race we have not received the final count to include military and provisional ballots. This has been a very close race, and we are awaiting certification by the secretary of state.”

So despite most of the Republican Party sighing with relief when Moore lost he still holds hopes of getting into the Senate.

For one of the most advanced countries in the world there is still some very old fashioned views popular in some states.

Alabama Senate election

It’s interesting to see so much interest in a US senate election here in New Zealand.

Alabama would normally be expected to be a safe Republican seat, but a controversial conservative candidate with a raft of sexual misconducts thrown into the campaign, sever splits in the GOP with some Senators openly saying they would vote against their own party candidate and if he won would seek to have him dumped from the Senate./

And then President Trump stirred up his own alleged sexual misconduct while endorsing and campaigning for the GOP candidate added more interest.

Especially now the results are in and he lost, and the Republican Senate majority is down to a bare 51, which make it even hard for Trump to progress his policies.

What are their names? Moore and Jones (the winner) I think from memory, but that doesn’t matter much here.

The Republicans have had a reality check, especially Trump and Steve Bannon of helped run the losing campaign.

But this is unlikely to do much to address the dysfunction in US politics.