May 11, 2022 by Chris Peeks
Every election cycle it's the same thing in Alabama politics. No matter what the office the message never differs. It's tiring. It's old. It makes me want to scream. Second verse same as the first.
Are you ready? Insert generic candidate here looking at the camera. " Hello I'm Candidate X. Are you tired of the liberal agenda? *Music starts* *Camera pans to a welder* It's time to elect a candidate who understands the average worker." "Supports low taxes." * Camera pans to MAGA rally* "Supports President Trump."* Camera pans to a gun range.* "Supports the second amendment."* Camera pans to the the the dinner table.* "A family man." "When you elect me as your _ I will represent our Conservative Christian values."
Gag, please it's Alabama. Every Republican is pro-Trump, pro-gun, pro-family values, and a Christian conservative. We get it. Just fix the problems. By the way, isn't conservative counter to Christian? After all, Christ, born of refugees, championed the poor and urged his followers not to cast the first stone. Heaven forbid was Christ a liberal?
By Chris Peeks
Reporter and Columnist
Alabama Political Contributor