By Rondell Pettus
Right wingers are still reeling from Democrat Doug Jones’ stunning victory over Republican Roy Moore. Jones became the first Democrat elected as a senator in Alabama in 25 years. His victory has caused some Republicans to flip out.
The so-called alt-right, a loose collective of neo-Nazis and white nationalists, has already started attacking Jones.
An editorial on the Daily Stormer, a white supremacist site, labeled Jones a “race traitor who jailed his white brothers.” (Jones prosecuted KKK members who killed four black girls in a church bombing during the ’60s.) The Daily Stormer also suggested Jones could be a “secret Muslim.”
Posters on Stormfront, another white supremacist site, even questioned Jones’ heritage.
“He looks kinda dark, he’s probably mixed,” said a poster called Adolph88. “That’s why he’s a n**ger lover.”
On Tuesday, Andrew Anglin, founder of the Daily Stormer, was confident of a Moore victory but was worried about the Jews.
“No one actually thinks a Democrat can win, but they ran with it anyway because the Jew media has literally nothing left to lose,” said Anglin, according to Newsweek.
Alt-right figurehead Richard Spencer pointed the finger at mainstream Republicans.
“The big losers tonight are (Steve) Bannon and the Religious Right,” said Spencer in a Twitter post. “The Alt-Right lost nothing. For his entire career, Roy Moore campaigned for ‘Judeo-Christian values,’ not the interests of his people.”
And “FOX and Friends” had an even more ludicrous explanation. They blamed the loss on the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal, even though he was a major donor to the Democratic Party, said ThinkProgress.
“This was not a referendum on Trump, I feel like it was a referendum on Harvey Weinstein,” said “FOX and Friends” presenter Ainsley Earhardt. She also said it was not much of a win, even though Jones won by more than 20,000 votes.