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Alabama Republicans Apparently Nominated a Child Predator for Senate

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for a special US Senate election to replace Attorney General Sessions, has been accused of sexually molesting a 14 year old girl back in 1979.

    The woman, Leigh Corfman, came out publicly to the Washington Post and the paper found multiple friends of hers who verified her story. Corfman accused Moore of "[taking] off her shirt and pants and remov[ing] his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear."

    On top of that, three other women publicly came forward and accused Moore of unwanted sexual advances when they were teenagers. Moore is accused of approaching a 14-year-old Santa's Helper and asking to take her out on a date, taking a 17 year old high school student on a few dates with Moore where she claims he kissed her, and of dating and buying an 18 year old cheerleader alcohol so she could get drunk.

    In normal times this would be a dagger in the heart of any campaign, but these aren't normal times considering a minority of voters elected an accused serial sex predator as President of the United States. Multiple Senate Republicans are calling for Moore to step down if the allegations are true, but I have a strong feeling they are more concerned about losing an otherwise slam dunk Senate election than anything else.

  • Independent
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for a special US Senate election to replace Attorney General Sessions, has been accused of sexually molesting a 14 year old girl back in 1979.

    The woman, Leigh Corfman, came out publicly to the Washington Post and the paper found multiple friends of hers who verified her story. They remembered her talking about Moore making sexual advances on her and how uncomfortable it made her feel.

    On top of that, three other women publicly came forward and accused Moore of unwanted sexual advances when they were teenagers. Moore is accused of approaching a 14-year-old Santa's Helper and asking to take her out on a date, taking a 17 year old high school student on a few dates with Moore where she claims he kissed her, and of dating and buying an 18 year old cheerleader alcohol so she could get drunk.

    In normal times this would be a dagger in the heart of any campaign, but these aren't normal times considering the a minority of voters elected an accused serial sex predator as President of the United States. Multiple Senate Republicans are calling for Moore to step down if the allegations are true, but I have a strong feeling they are more concerned about losing an otherwise slam dunk Senate election than anything else.

    Yes Jared; just look at how this guy was elected; no background check, just as with Trump and the "boys". No there is nothing wrong with this country. Get your six shooter, jump on the horse then you are suited to become senator or President. Thus this whole country has become the laughing stock of the world.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    You are correct Jared, it's faux republican outrage, the ones appalled by this openly are only trying to cover their asses, where were they when many women came forth with accusations of Trump the groper? Just crickets.
  • Center Left
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    I just read about this on Facebook so the story is out. Will just be the latest example of their everlasting double standard.

    I hope adult voters in Alabama look into a mirror and admit they're not using the same rules in their judgment of others.

    I hope it hurts him but I doubt that it will. Hoping for the best.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    It really depends on his Alabama Christian evangelical base. If they tell him to withdraw, he'll have to withdraw. The speed with which Republicans are coming out (if the allegations are true...ha) telling him to withdraw suggests that many already knew of these allegations before the Washington Post article. The Post reporters did not go down to Alabama on a fishing expedition. They followed a story that was probably already a whisper campaign that was gathering a voice.

    Republicans do research as well, except they suppress bad news.

    The past is catching up to Moore.

    The Alabama Special election is December 12th.

  • Center Left
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    I hope Alabama being a loyally Red state doesn't have ample time to reorganize and put a great next man up on the forms in time. The evening news said it is too late and an alternative choice would need to be as a write in selection.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Yes, Moore cannot be replaced on the ballot. Absentee ballots have already been mailed out.

    So the choices are a write in campaign for an alternative candidate.

    Or go all in on Moore, get him elected with the promise he will resign immediately and then hold another new election after he resigns.

    A new election will most like ensure another Republican in the Senate.

  • Independent
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    Even without a scandal, this guy is belongs in the pre-1960s era of politics. Gays and immigrants are now the targets rather than the blacks of pre-60s, at least when it comes to direct political attacks.

    Next time Moore or trump (etc) openly attack minority groups, replace the use of minority names (ie muslim) in their comments with the term "black". Its unacceptable when the term black is used, but is acceptable among the trump base when accusing immigrants of crimes because the are immigrants.

  • Center Left
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    Always us against them. Gotta keep it simple like the base.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    As reported by Business Insider and other media sources, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler called the claims in The Post report "much ado about nothing," even if they are true.

    "The allegations are that a man in his early 30s dated teenage girls," Zeigler told The Washington Examiner. "Even the Washington Post report says that he never had sexual intercourse with any of the girls and never attempted sexual intercourse."

    "Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist,” Zeigler told The Examiner. "Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus."

    "There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here," Zeigler said. "Maybe just a little bit unusual."

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    Sheesh. This is Alabama, and you can draw what inferences you want from that. After watching Rachel Maddow's guests on the topic tonight I am inclined to believe that Roy Moore will ride this out with the full support of Alabama Republicans.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Um, don't boys marry their cousins at the age of 12 in Alabama? Hey, that's where turtleman (Mitch McConnell) is from, I wonder how many teens he screwed as a kid, or worse, as an adult.
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    I have a hunch that the Democrats knee about Moore's sexual adventures, but kept it under wraps until it could do the most damage.

    For the re ords, Doug Jones is a white guy, best known for prosecutonh the KKK guys who bombed the church in Birmingham.

  • Independent
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    What is so strange? How come's Alabama is constantly in the news? That for an total backwards run GOP State as well an " (White) Evangelical State". However lots of "blacks" sing the same tune there.

    Take Sessions for instance; he lies under oath, but stays. He's also one of those "racist evangelical" Alabama "whities". Sorry, but this country is an very sick patient, if they keep supporting all of this backward Alabama hoopla. Why is n't California the center of attention?

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    that guy in AZ Wrote: I have a hunch that the Democrats knee about Moore's sexual adventures, but kept it under wraps until it could do the most damage.

    I listened to an interview on NPR this morning with one of the authors of the piece and she insisted they didn't coordinate with either the Alabama or national Democratic Party and I happen to believe her. She explained how none of the victims wanted to come out publicly and wanted to stay anonymous, but all came around and decided to publicly state their names.

    It takes a lot of courage for someone to accuse someone as powerful as Roy Moore of something like this. The main person in the story claimed she didn't come forward earlier because she was terrified of how Moore would respond by potentially using his position as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court as a weapon. With how crazy this guy is, I can't say that I blame her or any of the other women in the story for not coming out earlier.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Republican evangelical logic: Mary was a minor according to the bible.

    "Take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus," Zeigler told the conservative news outlet. "There's just nothing immoral or illegal here."

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    How sick.