Tag Archives: Robert Bentley

How Does Bentley’s Fall Change Things for Alabama’s 2018 Governor’s Race?

I’m really of two minds about disgraced Alabama Governor and amateur phone sex participant Robert Bentley’s resignation this week. On the one hand, he was a truly terrible Governor and by most accounts not a very nice person, the kind-of hypocrite that would talk about being a Christian as he’s denying Obama’s aid to the unemployed.… Read More »

How to Flip the South–State By State

Sure, I’ve posted videos today talking about how to win over Trump’s base and exploring why poor Southerners vote Republican, but how do we flip each state from red to blue? Here are at least some answers, ranking each state from “most flippable” to “hopeless.” Disqualified: Virginia and Oklahoma. Virginia is disqualified not because it isn’t part of the Southeast–it… Read More »

The Most Likely Candidates to Fill Jeff Sessions Senate Seat…

Will Jeff Sessions be confirmed as Attorney General? Sad to say—and despite a noble effort from Corey Booker to block it—but yes, he probably will be. And that means that there is an open senate seat in Alabama for the first time in almost thirty years. Gee, who can believe Alabamians have won the Turd Lottery… Read More »

Down & Out in Bumblefuck: Should Gov. Bentley Be Impeached? (Surprisingly) No

In the last couple of “A Year Long Conversation” podcasts, the themes have revolved around various hypocrisies liberals might be committing. It’s been noted that the politically correct are the new social conservatives and also that Democrats are less forgiving of sex scandals than Republicans. And now those chickens have come home to roost for… Read More »

Bentley is Embarrassing but Not Nearly as Much as Other Republican Governors

What’s it like to be from a state where you might occasionally get mentioned in the national news for something positive? Other people probably see their home state trending on twitter and think “Cool, I can’t wait to see what it’s about!” But Alabamians know all too well it won’t be for something positive, and… Read More »