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The Republican Civil War continues…

It’s been going on for a while….

And will keep going….

Bannon is out traveling around trying to recruit MORE Roy Moore’s…(He picked the winner that Trump didn’t back)

Donald Trump is trying to go both ways….

WTF is Raul Ryan and Mitch McConnell trying to get stuff done with their OWN Grand Ole party people beating them up….

And should Democrats be smiling at what could be their good fortune?

The stunning defeat of President Trump’s chosen Senate candidate in Alabama on Tuesday amounted to a political lightning strike — setting the stage for a worsening Republican civil war that could have profound effects on next year’s midterm elections and undermine Trump’s clout with his core voters.

The GOP primary victory by conservative firebrand Roy Moore over Sen. Luther Strange could also produce a stampede of Republican retirements in the coming months and an energized swarm of challengers.

It marked yet another humiliation for the Washington-based Republican establishment, particularly Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), whose allies pumped millions of dollars into the race to prop up Strange and reassure his colleagues that they could survive the Trump era.

Moore’s win, however, also demonstrates the real political limitations of Trump, who endorsed “Big Luther” at McConnell’s urging and staged a rally for Strange in Huntsville, Ala., just days before the primary. The outcome is likely to further fray Trump’s ties to Republicans in Congress, many of whom now fear that even his endorsement cannot protect them from voter fury….

“If you’re an incumbent, you have to assume the wind is against you,” said consultant Tom Ingram, a longtime Corker adviser. “If you do run, you take nothing for granted and leave nothing on the table. You start out with one big strike against you: You’re an incumbent Republican senator.”

For Democrats, the prospect of further retirements and revived GOP infighting has sparked talk of competing for Senate seats previously thought out of play. That is particularly true with candidates like Moore, long considered a fringe political figure who has, among other things, expressed doubts about whether former president Barack Obama was born in the United States and referred this month to “reds and yellows” in remarks on race. On the eve of the election, Moore, wearing a white cowboy hat and a black leather vest, pulled a handgun out of his pocket and flashed it at a rally.

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Roy Moore wins Alabama Special US Senate GOP primary….

The Republican Trump supporting rightwingflame thrower proves the polling correct….

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He is sure to win the general election against Democrat Doug Jones…..

Trump gave lukewarm support to Senator Luther Strong, who was chosen to replace Jeff Session, who left the job to become the US Attorney General….

Trump has said he’ll support Moore in the general election….

Former Alabama judge Roy Moore has won the state’s Republican Senate runoff, a victory that will threatens establishment Republicans and hands President Trump his first electoral loss since taking office.

Moore led every public poll since he and Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) advanced to the runoff in August. And the former state Supreme Court justice’s reputation as a conservative firebrand won him the enthusiasm of the party grassroots, even as Strange and his allies outspent him by a staggering margin.

But now that the GOP’s insurgent wing has taken its first Republican incumbent scalp, establishment Republicans now have to reckon with what that means for the party’s future.

Moore ran as an unabashed opponent of the Washington establishment and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), whose allies poured more than $10 million into the race on Strange’s behalf. That message drew support from many high profile anti-establishment forces, including former White House chief strategist….

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The Special Election is Dec. 12th

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