On last week’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers (download at hittingleft.libsyn.com) my brother and I got into a short cross talk at the beginning of the show about the primary win for Roy Moore in Alabama.
Moore is the looney right-winger that beat the establishment Republican who Trump endorsed, appropriately named Luther Strange.
At the final campaign rally for Strange, Trump screamed, “I love Alabama!” Trump followed this by calling African American National Football League players, “sons-of-bitches” for taking a knee during the National Anthem.
Anyway, you know the story.
What you may not have heard is about the other Alabama.
The one Trump does not love so much.
In Birmingham, which is 73% African American, voters just elected a progressive Bernie-backed candidate, Randall Woodfin. Earlier, Woodfin beat the incumbent establishment Democrat in the first round of voting for mayor.
While Woodfin backed Hillary in the presidential primaries, he was backed by Bernie’s electoral organization, Our Revolution, in his run for Mayor of Birmingham.
This follows by a few months the election of radical Chokwe Lumumba, Jr. as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi.
Another African American progressive is a strong possibility as the next mayor of Atlanta.
Three southern cities. Three major electoral wins.
Stuff is happening in the South.
And Trump is not lovin’ it.