Unwilling to stay out of politics, former President Barack Obama has injected himself into the special election in Alabama by recording a robocall message for Democrat Senate candidate Doug Jones.
“This one’s serious — you can’t sit it out,” Obama said in the call, according to CNN. “Doug Jones is a fighter for equality, for progress. Doug will be our champion for justice. So get out and vote, Alabama.”
Though Obama didn’t mention Jones’ opponent, GOP candidate Roy Moore, by name, it’s clear the robocall was motivated by his desire to keep Moore out of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat.
If Moore wins Tuesday’s race, President Donald Trump would have yet another strong ally in the Senate to help him move ahead with his agenda.
This isn’t the first time Obama has tried to use his influence to sway elections. According to Axios, Obama “campaigned for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey, both of whom won last month.”
While some might automatically assume the results in Virginia and New Jersey bode badly for Moore, the evidence suggests otherwise.
“Obama never received more than 38 percent of the vote in Alabama, losing its electoral votes in 2008 and 2012,” noted the Washington Examiner.
Moreover, Obama’s so-called “champion for justice” is in fact a radical leftist with what some might classify as “extremist” views.
Besides once reportedly defending “a man in court who has ties to the Ku Klux Klan and Holocaust deniers,” as noted by Fox News, Jones made it clear in an MSNBC interview three months ago that he would not be in favor of legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks.
“I’m not in favor of anything that is going to infringe on a woman’s right and her freedom to choose,” he told MSNBC host Chuck Todd. “That’s just the position that I’ve had for many years. It’s a position I continue to have.”
Alabama is a strongly pro-life state. Even the left-leaning NRP admits the issue alone could be enough to push Moore over the finish line. In that context, for the former president to call a candidate who supports abortion at virtually any point in a pregnancy “our champion for justice” is not just politically obtuse, it’s morally sickening.
The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List calls Obama “the most pro-abortion president ever.” This message to Alabama voters shows just how wedded to that cause he really is.
Jones likewise hosts deep ties to radical leftist groups financed by leftist radical and billionaire George Soros.
“Jones’s personal website has urged supporters to get involved with Soros-financed far-left groups and he took leadership positions in numerous Soros-financed activist projects, including one seeking to fundamentally remake the U.S. criminal justice system into one that pushes progressive policies,” Breitbart noted in a report this week.
The guy is about as far left as a man can be, so of course Obama wants him to win in Tuesday’s special election. But given how Alabamans rejected Obama in 2008 and 2012, and given also Moore’s impressive performance in most polls, the odds are looking exceedingly against Jones — and Obama.
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