Trae Crowder is a comedian and self-proclaimed “redneck” known for his grounded, liberal political views and his co-authorship of a book called, The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin’ Dixie Outta the Dark. On Monday, he posted another manifesto on Facebook – this time denouncing Roy Moore with a dose of humor and a clear grasp of his moral compass.
People of Alabama, listen up. Crowder began his monologue calling attention to why Moore is an awful human being and should never serve in public office, regardless of your political affiliation.
“Seriously ya’ll, even when you take into account that the man that they’re replacing is a f—-ing Hobbit from an alternate universe where J.R.R. Tolkien owns slaves, Roy Moore is an unbelievable bag of s—t. He’s a judge who’s been kicked off the bench twice for refusing to do his job, he’s taken money from his own non-profit, he’s openly admitted that he thinks the last time America was great was before the civil war, thinks all legislation should be drafted by Jesus, and he presumably believes that the Devil invented dinosaurs and gay people.”
For Crowder, the issue is personal. It’s not about a Democratic victory or a Republican loss – it’s about changing the stigma that people in the South are politically ignorant. And Crowder is right – the more people feel comfortable engaging politically, the quicker we put a stop to the culture of far-right extremism fueled by religion and a twisted sense of culture.
“For me, this ain’t about a victory for Doug Jones or the Democrats. It’s bigger than that. For me, this is about a victory for the good South. The South that I know exists. It’s about sending a message to Moore and all of his ilk that they don’t speak for all of us, that they don’t represent us, that we are not like them, that we’re better. And I believe that the people of Alabama can send that message, I really do.”
Crowder’s message is one of hope for people in the South who think like him. He encourages those who feel politically disengaged and alienated to go out and speak with their vote on Tuesday.
“If you’re one of those people in Alabama who’s like me, and you’ve been politically discouraged for years because you look around and you know you’re a blue dot in a red sea and what’s it matter? Even if I vote or get involved what’s it matter? I live in Alabama. Well if you’re one of those people in Alabama or anywhere in the South, and you’ve felt alone, and you think all hope is lost, none of it matters, and all of that – I’ve got something I want you to see.”
Judging by the video he shot in Birmingham – Alabamans are just as ready to reject Roy Moore as the rest of the country.
“Birmingham, does Roy Moore speak for you?”
A thundering “NO!” roars across the auditorium in response.
“Are you gonna go out on Tuesday and let him f—-ing know that?”
The answer is loud and clear: “YEAH!”
Watch the video here:
Featured Image Via Facebook Video.