By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Alabama Republicans were able to celebrate Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh’s victory over the last Democratic statewide officeholder (74 year old Lucy Baxley) and Roy Moore’s triumphant return to the Alabama Supreme Court; but the defeat in the national election leaves the GOP faithful shocked and disappointed. as Democrats dominated the Senate races, Barack Obama held most of the states he carried in 2008, and controversial Florida Congressman Alan West (R) was defeated. Many posted their reaction on Facebook and Twitter.
Mack Butler (R) from Rainbow City said on Facebook, “Lets all pray for our Great Nation! May God continue to Bless America!” Butler is the Republican nominee for the House District 30 special election. “Congrats to all the winners tonight. Republicans and Democrats alike. Now it’s time for us all to join together and push in the same direction, as we have much work to do!”
Stephen Gordon, the former Director of the Alabama Republican Liberty caucus said on Facebook, “All I have to say is the same as I’ve said for years and years on end: If you keep nominating Bob Dole or Bob Dole Light or Bob Dole even lighter, why do you keep expecting different results.”
Ron Paul activist, Marcelo D. Muñoz said on Facebook, “GOP, free advice: kick out the pro-war, anti-civil liberties, authoritarians.” He then endorsed Senator Rand Paul for President in 2016.
Sen. Phil Willliams said on Facebook, “A few minutes ago I posted that I did not have words for the national election….I do now….Alabama is a beacon of light for the rest of the nation. Tonight Alabamians voted overwhelmingly for freedom, for fiscal discipline, for peace thru strength, and a return to personal responsibility. I will continue to build “Free Alabama”….and for all of you conservatives who struggle in states like California, Ohio, New York, Nevada and other blue states you have an open invitation…come on in, the waters fine.”
The Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mike Hubbard (R) from Auburn was quoted as saying, “Our long national nightmare continues.