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Opinion: The Roy Moore mess actually began with the Trump ‘Access Hollywood’ tape
Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2017 | By Paul Waldman

Posted on 11/10/2017 11:39:06 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Roy Moore may or may not become a U.S. senator, but he was fortunate that the explosive allegations about him pursuing relationships with teenage girls (one as young as 14) while he was in his 30s emerged at a time in his party’s history when it had been preparing for years to defend something like this.

If Moore’s political ambitions survive, he’ll have President Trump — and the way the GOP, in service to Trump, abandoned any pretense of moral principle — to thank. [snip]

But if you read the story, it’s almost impossible to believe it isn’t true. Our reporters found four different women, none of whom know each other, telling similar stories of Moore pursuing them when they were teenagers. They didn’t come forward themselves — the reporters, after hearing rumors that apparently had been circulating in Alabama for years, tracked them down and convinced them to share their stories. They have nothing to gain. Relatives and friends corroborate the stories. And if more women don’t come forward, I’d be shocked.

In short, the Republican Party has made amply clear that it holds no moral principle above seizing and maintaining power. So a U.S. Senate candidate hit on teenage girls as a man in his 30s? If he can get away with it, Republicans can live with it.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: roymoore; smears
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The Washington Post had declared jihad against Judge Roy Moore -- and continues its jihad against President Donald Trump.
1 posted on 11/10/2017 11:39:07 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The voters have a way of seeing this sort of thing for what it is, so yes, Access Hollywood was good preparation.


2 posted on 11/10/2017 11:40:56 AM PST by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

More Russian interference in the US elections.


3 posted on 11/10/2017 11:40:58 AM PST by Skywise
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah, while at the same time they were 1000000000% for the rapist Bill the slob Klinton!!!


4 posted on 11/10/2017 11:41:38 AM PST by RetiredArmy (We are in the Last Days of human history. Jesus is coming back, & soon! Do U know Him?)
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They didn’t come forward themselves — the reporters, after hearing rumors that apparently had been circulating in Alabama for years, tracked them down and convinced them to share their stories.

The reporters apparently went up and down the state looking for anybody willing to accuse Moore of anything.

5 posted on 11/10/2017 11:42:53 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Big governent is attractive to those who think that THEY will be in control of it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh, it’s the Washington Post. Never mind.


6 posted on 11/10/2017 11:43:03 AM PST by LydiaLong
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***WARNING***

WaPo = A Whale of Poo

Don’t believe these Lying Leftist Media outlets that proved themselves during the 2016 campaign to be operatives of the DNC and intentional liars. They are presumed to be lying and we should presume what they publish is a lie. The presumption can only be rebutted with the outlet providing clear and convincing evidence they are not lying.

If this story is true and has some redeeming value, at least get the story from a relatively reliable source, not from a known Lying Leftist operative posing as a “news” organization.

We should be mostly publishing the truth on FR, not the lies, and as much good news as possible to bolster morale. We should find and post reasonably reliable sources that have already deconstructed the lie and replaced it with the truth and with a headline that says the truth. We need much more of that on FR IMO.

7 posted on 11/10/2017 11:43:04 AM PST by Jim 0216
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I want to know how much changed hands and whose checkbook it was.


8 posted on 11/10/2017 11:44:04 AM PST by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The GOP is helping them politically assassinate Roy Moore and they know it.
This is just a way to dig at Trump.

Everything is about preventing the citizens from keeping their country.
They intend to only allow us to vote for open borders/amnesty candidates, like it was before Trump broke the Bush blockade at the RNC.
The Bush Plan for North Mexico and protecting the 30 million people they invited here against our will is the most important thing to the Uniparty.


9 posted on 11/10/2017 11:44:35 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When I heard that Moore had drunkenly driven off a bridge and run off to leave a young woman to drown I decided I was through with him.

Oh, wait, that was a Democrat Senator.

Never mind.


10 posted on 11/10/2017 11:44:50 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800><p><h1>NYC 9-11 Memorial 09/11/2016</h1>)
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Desperation. The backlash against the Post has begun, and they're circling the wagons defending their decision to publish.
11 posted on 11/10/2017 11:44:58 AM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius available at Amazon.)
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Not with Bill Clinton? The politician known to have exposed himself and asked an employee to “kiss it”?


12 posted on 11/10/2017 11:45:26 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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Bingo!!!! All this started with a false premise, and every COMPOST article and writer continues to reiterate and magnify that false premise against Moore, now bringing the president into the mire. FU Bezos!!!!!!


13 posted on 11/10/2017 11:45:45 AM PST by Fungi (What the hell is a fungus?)
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I would be thrilled with the GOP abandoning any "moral principles" when it comes to election campaigns. Sanctimoniously maintaining moral principles when you're running against an opposition that has none is a losing proposition. It's like playing a football game by the rules against an opponent that sends 40 players onto the field and lines them up on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

This is why Donald Trump is now President of the United States, and Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are not.

Every political candidate should have this attitude:

If Ted Kennedy could plant his ass in the U.S. Senate for 47 years, then even Charles Manson shouldn’t be disqualified from serving.

14 posted on 11/10/2017 11:46:52 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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so this is Trump’s fault...ironic they skipped over the 8 years sexual assaulter bill clinton was in office...


15 posted on 11/10/2017 11:47:47 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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If the GOPe and the MSM, working together, manage to take out Moore based on that hoax, then no conservative Republican will ever again be elected to a top job.

They won’t mess around with the small fry, but when the stakes are high, they will have a successful play book to attend to.


16 posted on 11/10/2017 11:48:37 AM PST by odawg
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QWGGa
17 posted on 11/10/2017 11:49:08 AM PST by timestax
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The Washington Post had declared jihad against Judge Roy Moore

They have for a while. Their previous hit job against Roy Moore was such a dud that no one noticed. The paper is the arm of the DNC at this point.

18 posted on 11/10/2017 11:50:11 AM PST by Trump20162020
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Apparently the public hears unsubstantiated allegations, while those speaking out seem to know something that we don’t.

Even the president is commenting that the judge “will do the right thing”.

Something is up.


19 posted on 11/10/2017 11:50:44 AM PST by RitaOK (Viva Christo Rey! Public Education/Academia are the farm team for more Marxists coming... infinitum.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WP is public enemy #1.


20 posted on 11/10/2017 11:51:44 AM PST by Lent
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