GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore Accused of Sexual Contact With Young Girl

By David G. McAfee

Roy Moore, an evangelical activist and Republican candidate for Senate from Alabama who recently made headlines for lying about receiving a massive salary from his Christian charity, is now involved in a much bigger scandal: he’s been accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl.

The Washington Post first reported this afternoon that Leigh Corfman, now 53, said she met with Moore several times as a child and that he touched her inappropriately “over her bra and underpants.” He was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney at the time.

Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.

Corfman’s childhood friends and mother also confirmed that she told them about the encounter with Moore years ago.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. Roy Moore

    As a single man of 32 allegedly sexually assaulted a girl of 14.

    Joseph Smith

    As a married man of 37 had sex with a girl of 14, and ‘married’ eight other teenagers.

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  2. “The Obama-Clinton Machine’s liberal media lapdogs just launched the most vicious and nasty round of attacks against me I’ve EVER faced!”

    “We are are in the midst of a spiritual battle with those who want to silence our message.” – Roy Moore on Twitter

    What a horrible human being. What a hypocrite. Two of his accusers were only 12 and 14 when this bastard took advantage of them. As a so-called christian conservative this is the height of hypocrisy. Now he is turning the tables and blaming the Left. He is trying to turn the entire thing around, a move directly out of Trump’s playbook. I am personally and quite literally sickened by this man – and by Trump and by all those who work with and around Trump. (And by the vicious fools who would allow themselves to be influenced and fooled by these monsters.)

    The alt-Right will stop at nothing.

  3. Astoundingly some Republicans are defending Moore, since it was “consensual”. She was 14 remember.

    “Take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus,” Alabama state auditor Jim Ziegler reportedly told the Washington Examiner.

    And so the debasing of American politics continues .. Dan I truly feel for you having to live there. I hope you can turn this around – don’t lose hope.

  4. Hi, john.wb

    Yeah, it’s not easy. Thanks for your empathy – although the war on science and the environment, and nuclear war, and unjust military aggression in general, is not an American problem; it affects everyone. This American fascist regime – and it is time to give it that name – affects everyone, the whole world.

    Attending a rally at Columbus Circle (in NYC) tomorrow. This nightmare has to end. It’s even worse than I thought.

    Just received a lot of information from an organization called Refuse Fascism. They are organizing a peaceful rally that I plan to attend. Here are just a few points and issues:

    This is fascism—a qualitative change in how society is governed. History has shown that fascism must be stopped before it becomes too late.” The more people understand what is really being done, the more they will see why it is on us to get organized to drive them out, starting Nov. 4.

    Spread these everywhere—to students and teachers, to friends, family and co-workers, to places of worship and professional organizations, on social media and beyond.

    Women and LGBTQ people are full human beings, not objects to be grabbed, demeaned, victimized, and denied their fundamental right to control their reproduction, and how they choose to live.

    Trump supporters are systematically attacking academic freedom. They have targeted progressive professors with online threats and terror, and fascist goons have gone to campuses to spread hate and attack students and professors.

    Republican legislators in at least 19 states have introduced bills criminalizing protest in different ways in response to the massive anti-Trump demonstrations, and other states may follow suit. Some have already been passed into law.

    Trump has systematically accused the press of “fake news” and being an “enemy of the people”; refuses to hold regular press briefings; threatens individual reporters and news outlets; and has tweeted a video of himself beating up a CNN reporter.

    The Trump/Pence regime has discussed rewriting libel laws to allow suits against those who criticize government officials or leak unflattering information. After the New York Times published parts of Trump’s tax returns in December 2016, Corey Lewandowski, former Trump campaign manager, said the Times’ executive editor “should be in jail.”

  5. Dan #5
    Nov 10, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    The Trump/Pence regime has discussed rewriting libel laws
    to allow suits against those who criticize government officials
    or leak unflattering information.
    After the New York Times published parts of Trump’s tax returns in December 2016,
    Corey Lewandowski, former Trump campaign manager, said
    the Times’ executive editor “should be in jail.”

    Ah! You mean laws like these – and a third-world state like this?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-41943888

    Four people accused of booing First Lady Grace Mugabe are facing charges of undermining the president’s authority.

    They were arrested after a rally in Bulawayo where Mrs Mugabe spoke last Saturday, the state-owned Herald newspaper reports.

    They have now been released on bail and have not yet commented on the charges.

    The booing came amid a bitter battle between rival factions of the governing Zanu-PF party to succeed President Robert Mugabe, aged 93.

    Mrs Mugabe leads one faction, while former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa leads the other. He was sacked two days after the heckling and has since fled to neighbouring South Africa.

    The four accused are said to be supporters of Mr Mnangagwa.

    Meanwhile, an American satirist arrested last week for allegedly referring to President Mugabe as “a goblin” has been freed on bail due to what the judge called “an absence of facts”.

    The three men and one woman have been freed on bail of $50 (£38) each and banned from attending a forthcoming presidential rally in the capital Harare.

    Prosecutor Jerry Mutsindikwa told a magistrate court that “the quartet, with others, allegedly sang the song ‘into oyenzayo siyayizonda'” – the lyrics of which say “we hate what you are doing” in Ndebele – while Mrs Mugabe addressed the rally, the Herald reports.

    Mrs Mugabe had been pushing for the removal of Mr Mnangagwa, referring to him as a snake that “must be hit on the head.”

    Yep! That “snake” has been competing with her for the position of the next president of Zimbabwe, rather than just letting her inherit the position from her husband! !

    He has been a close ally of the president for 40 years, dating back to the 1970s war of independence in which Mr Mugabe rose to prominence and his removal makes Mrs Mugabe the favourite to succeed her husband.

    She is now expected to be appointed vice-president at a special Zanu-PF congress next month.

    The take-over of another state as a corrupt family business!

  6. It should come as no surprise to us that many Republicans are supporting Roy Moore and in fact are saying that they’d still vote for him even if the allegations prove to be true. In the Republican demonocracy that is America today it’s still better to vote for a Republican paedophile than an honest Democrat. Only religion poisons people’s minds enough to cause division like this.

    I’ve said repeatedly that Trump is neither the cause nor the start of this phenomenon. He’s simply the first Republican who’s too stupid to hide his true feelings or behaviour and in doing so has paved the way for others to be deplorable too. The racism, mysogeny, homophobia and paranoia have always been there although never so divisively until religion fanned the flames and made “us versus them” a holy war. You’ll notice how many of the people supporting Moore are religious zealots using, or at least twisting, the buybull into some semblance of a way to justify his actions.

    What should be clear is that the Republican party have no moral code other than getting into power and holding onto it. Anything that furthers that ambition is acceptable now and in all things the ends justify the means.

    I would however say that I’m extremely wary about “age of consent” issues which vary widely from country to country and also keep changing all the time. In Spain for instance the age of consent was 12 from 1995 to 1999 when it was raised to 13 and then in 2015 it was raised to 16. In Germany it’s 14 and France 15.

    Nonetheless, people have to abide by the laws of the territory they live in and clearly what Moore is alleged to have done is reprehensible and even more so for someone in the legal profession.

    What we are seeing is that many of the rich and powerful don’t believe that laws that govern mere mortals should ever apply to them. They see themselves as above such trifling nuisances as laws or indeed any inbuilt codes of moral or ethical decency and Trump is their poster child. It should come as no surprise that people who have been found to be guilty of misbehaviour in some aspects of their lives may indeed have similar secrets in other aspects. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. I think it was always obvious that Trump’s disdain for laws, morals, honesty, truth or indeed the sanctity of other people’s right and bodies (mainly women’s) would only be magnified if he attained the presidency.

    So we’d best not hold our breath for anyone in the White House to condemn Moore. The Huckabitch has already said these are just allegations and Trump has ducked the issue on the grounds he doesn’t know the facts which is ironic as that’s his default level of knowledge on nearly everything but rarely stops him spouting off on topics he doesn’t understand.

    I do find it curious though why this tsunami of sexual allegations has suddenly broken after Weinberg. The wave didn’t break for Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Gary Glitter, Roman Polanski or even Trump himself during the campaign but now it’s a flood and moreover the allegations are in general not just being dismissed but are sticking to people like glue. Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Bill O’Reilly, Weinstein himself. Only Trump seems to glide teflon coated over the dozen or so allegations of his own abuses. Sadly I think the office of president is too powerful to be taken down except in situations of the most persuasive evidence.

  7. Electoralvote.com has a piece today about the Alabama senate race and Roy Moore’s chances in it. A poll just out finds not surprisingly that Moore’s popularity has dipped markedly for most people since the revelations of his alleged paedophilia but NOT among a certain class of person.

    One thing that the poll found is a bit surprising: 37% of Alabama evangelicals are more likely to vote for Moore since he has been accused of being a child molester, while only 28% said the allegations made them less likely to vote for him. Among non-evangelicals, only 16% said they were more likely to vote for Moore on account of the allegations, but 54% said it made them less likely. It makes one wonder what part of the Bible says that child molestation is a good thing.

    I think all of us in here understand that religion corrupts and taints and poisons who and what it comes into contact with but even so I’m struggling to understand why evangelicals are more likely to vote for a paedophile than otherwise. I remember that poll of suitability for political office thing that was doing the rounds a few years ago and in the opinion of most Americans atheists ranked slightly lower in popularity than paedophiles. However among evangelicals it seems paedophilia is now a plus point.

    However it goes to the point I made at the start of the previous post. Republican partisanship is so divisive now that it’s better to vote for a Republican paedophile than any Democrat. This is a state of affairs that should be anathema for normal people but sadly America is largely populated by people that do not fit the definition of normal in most other countries.

  8. Arkrid Sandwich #8
    Nov 13, 2017 at 7:12 am

    A poll just out finds not surprisingly that Moore’s popularity has dipped markedly for most people since the revelations of his alleged paedophilia but NOT among a certain class of person.

    One thing that the poll found is a bit surprising: 37% of Alabama evangelicals are more likely to vote for Moore since he has been accused of being a child molester, while only 28% said the allegations made them less likely to vote for him.

    One thing this clearly shows, is that some sections of US voters, are easily distracted and swayed by superficial allegations of sex scandals, and pay very little attention to massive serious issues concerning their own and national or global interests!

    (Obviously, in post-truth “the age of Trump”, just as global warming is “Democrat science”, this is just a good old “victimised” Republican, being subjected to “false news Democrat allegations” 🙂 )

  9. I don’t think that religion alone is what motivates the supporters of people like Moore or Trump. It’s tribalism. It’s many things; not just religion, Arkrid. They would vote for a moderate (if there is such a thing) Republican atheist and accused sex offender rather than vote for a Democratic religious fiscal and social conservative who is not an accused sex offender. I am quite sure of that. As long as he calls himself a Republican he has their unwavering support.

    It’s that sick. They’re that primitive and stupid. It’s absurd. Tribalism. (Trying to figure these people out. Tribalism is my latest take on it. Very complex. No one explanation, and no clear explanation, for such exorbitant and destructive loyalty.)

  10. Arkrid

    I’m struggling to understand why evangelicals are more likely to vote for a paedophile than otherwise.

    I’ll tell you why this is not surprising. First of all, those evangelicals were already, in their minds, committed to that creep. They know who he is and that he is devoted to the Bible and Christian values due to his stubborn insistence of plunking those ten commandment monuments in front of his courthouse and refusing to acknowledge and support the new law of the land – gay marriage. So we already know that the fundamentalist Christians will vote for this guy as a defender of almighty Jeezis no matter what he may or may not have done in his personal life.
    Every time Roy Moore says the word “Jeezis” his supporters feel a zing of bias confirmation.

    As for the sexual activity with an underage minor or with individuals who are significantly younger than he was, I don’t believe that the religiously devout puritanical bunch have any difficulty at all in dumping every ounce of blame and shame on the girl/young woman in the incident as is done in every Abrahamic primitive tribal culture as standard procedure. You know what they’ll say; She’s a little slut who temped him like the devil. Why weren’t her parents supervising her?! They left her vulnerable so they’re a bad family. She’s just trying to wreck his career and life and probably a hundred other guys too.

    I’ll venture to say that even if there had been a child as a result of a relationship that this wouldn’t even change the narrative a single bit. She’d still be blamed and shamed for being a slut. Remember that the evangelicals can’t seem to dredge up a single molecule of compassion at the point of disaster for girls/young women when they find themselves “in trouble” pregnant as a result of a sexual encounter. In fact, they see the “illegitimate” pregnancy as the shameful punishment that they brought on themselves from their sinning behavior. They refuse to pay for birth control, abortion, medical insurance for her or the child, nutritional support, housing support, cash support, or any support funded by tax dollars at all. I really think it’s clear that the intention here is to grind these girls and women down into the dirt and ruin them as a way of confirming to themselves that they are morally superior clean and pure humans on the face of this earth. They are forcing women into a false dichotomy of virgin-whore. It is at this point that I realize that the male contribution to the scenario has disappeared into thin air.

    In a cruel punitive mindset, these people seem to feed off the misery that the (pregnant or not) slut will face for the rest of her life. If there is no opportunity for abortion and if she can’t get out of that small minded small town to start over fresh and escape from a lifetime of being the town slut then she really does face a dismal future. This, as I see it, is why the puritanical fundamentalists everywhere are furious that we women would have the possibility to quickly and quietly and safely end a pregnancy; because the minute that pregnancy goes down the drain, so does their ability to inflict cruel punishment on us for saying yes to a sexual encounter that is outside of legal and sanctified marriage.

    The only comfort I have here is with the statistics that we’ve seen here showing this archaic mindset and the people that are infected with it are a diminishing group in our species. Most women and men and especially the young people here in the States find this mindset to be repulsive. The trajectory of morality is in our favor here (a la Pinker) and the Roy Moores of this world are on the way out. We can’t crush the religious far right but we can contain them and restrict their ability to inflict their special kind of cruelty on the rest of the public and especially on the most vulnerable young people and children who aren’t capable of defending themselves from this pernicious ideology.

  11. Dan #10
    Nov 13, 2017 at 7:52 am

    It’s that sick. They’re that primitive and stupid. It’s absurd. Tribalism.

    It is the recycled confirmation bias and ignorance of the badge voter, interacting with the liars and sensationalists of the right-wing media!

    Their right-wing biases direct them to right-wing propaganda rags and channels, which in turn feed-back more repetitive propaganda, coaching in flawed thinking processes, contradictions of evidence, and superficial distractions.
    They then further recycle this junk information among fellow tribal religious/political badge wearers – rallying to defend those “good” tribe members – right or wrong, from outside criticism which intrudes into their fantasy bubble!

  12. Laurie,

    There are many non-evangelical Christians and even non-religious (nominally Christian) Southern and non-Southern Republicans who would support Moore over any Democrat. It is not religion alone that drives these people. That premise is flawed.

    Religion is a factor, a very large one; but not the only one. Religion is just part of a much broader problem with many facets.

    I would argue – and I said this before – that a religious Democrat would get fewer votes from registered Republicans in Alabama – or anywhere for that matter – than a self-proclaimed non-religious Republican, in most races. As crazy as that sounds I am sure it is true. There is a long and complex history behind the two parties. I don’t really understand this tribal partisanship; but I am sure it is about race as well – and a distorted sense of loyalty and about a twisted yet implacable value system (jingoism, excessive patriotism, chauvinism, extreme nationalism, xenophobia, flag-waving, etc.). All of this works together. Add propaganda, indoctrination, and the fear of “socialism” to the mix…

    I have a friend who is a true believer, prefers Trump to Obama. He is a Catholic; but when I press him he says that for him religion is about “community”. In other words, he isn’t really religious. I think a lot of people are like that.

    I think it’s a mistake to single out religion at the expense of other factors. But I think you know all that.

    By the way, Alabama was at one time a highly repressive fascist state.

  13. I don’t believe that the religiously devout puritanical bunch have any difficulty at all in dumping every ounce of blame and shame on the girl/young woman in the incident as is done in every Abrahamic primitive tribal culture as standard procedure.

    That’s top of my list.

    Satan working through the inadequate morality of victims leads good men of God astray. She had an apple. SOP.

  14. Dan

    a religious Democrat would get fewer votes from registered Republicans in Alabama – or anywhere for that matter – than a self-proclaimed non-religious Republican,

    Ha! I really wonder if that’s true. I’d love to observe an election with that situation. Do you know of any examples of this? I can’t think of any but I don’t follow those elections in the South at all. Remember, I’m from ultra-blue state Massachusetts.

    It is not religion alone that drives these people. That premise is flawed.

    It’s not religion alone, that’s true but at this point in time, is it even possible to unweave the religion strand from the toxic web that is the conservative reactionary Republican party in this country?

    I am sure it is about race as well – and a distorted sense of loyalty and about a twisted yet implacable value system (jingoism, excessive patriotism, chauvinism, extreme nationalism, xenophobia, flag-waving, etc.). All of this works together.

    I agree that all of those items you listed above are part of the very definition of tribalism. From Wiki:

    Tribalism is the state of being organized in or an advocate for a tribe or tribes. In terms of conformity, tribalism may also refer in popular cultural terms to a way of thinking or behaving in which people are loyal to their own tribe or social group.[1]

    Tribalism has been defined as a ‘way of being’ based upon variable combinations of kinship-based organization, reciprocal exchange, manual production, oral communication and analogical enquiry.[2] Ontologically, tribalism is oriented around the valences of analogy, genealogy and mythology. That means that customary tribes have their social foundations in some variation of these tribal orientations, while often taking on traditional practices (e.g. Abrahamic religions such as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam), and modern practices, including monetary exchange, mobile communications, and modern education.[3]

    Tribalism implies the possession of a strong cultural or ethnic identity that separates one member of a group from the members of another group. Based on strong relations of proximity and kinship, members of a tribe tend to possess a strong feeling of identity. Objectively, for a customary tribal society to form there needs to be ongoing customary organization, enquiry and exchange. However, intense feelings of common identity can lead people to feel tribally connected.[5]

    The distinction between these two definitions for tribalism, objective and subjective, is an important one because while tribal societies have been pushed to the edges of the Western world, tribalism, by the second definition, is arguably undiminished. A few writers have postulated that the human brain is hard-wired towards tribalism by its evolutionary advantages, but that claim is usually linked to equating original questions of sociality with tribalism.[6]

    Something that tribes do is control the behavior of their own members. With women it’s all about sexual behavior and this is what I was writing about above. When women control their own sexuality and reproductive choices then the patriarchal tribal system will collapse. This is just one aspect of what is going on in our current political environment. I don’t claim that it’s the only thing going on here.

    Ask your friend if the word “community” is any different from the word “tribal”. What’s the damn difference? He’s just white-washing his tribal affiliations. People have a negative reaction to the word “tribal” when I use it. They interpret it as synonymous to “primitive”. But if the shoe fits…wear it.

    Running out now. Typing too fast..Late for appointment..ugh..

  15. I see the tribalism and sensationalism, has reached new levels of nuttery!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41972267

    US conservatives are destroying their Keurig coffee machines after the company announced it would stop advertising on a Fox News programme.

    Keurig is among five US firms that said they would pull ads from The Sean Hannity Show after the host was accused of going easy on an alleged abuser.

    He interviewed Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore about claims he assaulted a 14-year-old girl.

    The Fox News host defended Mr Moore and cast doubt on the allegations.

    Mr Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court judge, has also denied the claims.

    The conservative firebrand has threatened to sue the Washington Post, which last week published accounts from three women who alleged encounters with Mr Moore decades ago when they were teenagers and he was in this 30s.

    On Monday, Senate leader Mitch McConnell became the latest top Republican to say he believes Mr Moore’s accusers, calling on him to step aside for next month’s election.

    But Mr Hannity argued that Mr Moore “deserves the presumption of innocence”. He invited him on his radio show to defend himself and his campaign.

    As an outcry mounted over the interview, Keurig said it would pull its Fox News ad.

    Conservatives vented their displeasure by taking to social media to smash their instant coffee machines.

    “Liberals are offended by this video of a Keurig being thrown off of a building. Please retweet to offend a Liberal” one user posted.

    The hashtag #BoycottKeurig surged on Twitter’s trending list over the weekend as Hannity took to his own Twitter account to applaud his “deplorable friends”.

    Fans also used baseball bats, golf clubs and hammers to destroy their machines.

    Mr Hannity retweeted videos of the destructions, and promised to give away 500 coffee makers.

    It looks like some conservative politicians are advocates of mob rule, and “trial by media”, rather than having matters decided by the courts!

    Others online mocked the conservative backlash, pointing out that Hannity’s fans were destroying their own expensive appliances.

    Four other companies said they would stop running their ads on the Fox show , without explaining their decision.

    They are realtor.com, a real estate website; Eloquii, a plus-size women’s clothing company; 23 and Me, a DNA genetic testing company; and Nature’s Bounty, a vitamin manufacturer.

  16. Conservatives vented their displeasure by taking to social media to smash their instant coffee machines.

    Let them drink tea.

  17. Meanwhile:-

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41973952

    A fifth woman has accused Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault as Republicans have increased calls for him to “step aside”.

    Beverly Young Nelson said she was 16 years old when Mr Moore allegedly tried to force himself on her after offering a ride home from her job as a waitress.

    “I tried fight him off while yelling at him to stop,” she said, adding that he locked his car to prevent her escape.

    Mr Moore, 70, denies the allegations, describing them as a “witch hunt”.

    But Senator Cory Gardner, the National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman, said on Monday Mr Moore should be expelled if he is elected.

    “If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him, because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate.”

    Mrs Nelson’s accusation comes after four other women detailed allegations of sexual assault by the conservative firebrand while they were teenagers in Alabama.

    The 56-year-old said she met Mr Moore at the Olde Hickory House restaurant in Gadsen, Alabama, where she worked as a waitress while she was a teenager.

    She claimed Mr Moore, a 30-year-old district attorney at the time, offered to sign her high school yearbook and wrote: “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say Merry Christmas. Christmas 1977. Love, Roy Moore, DA 12-22-77 Olde Hickory House.”

    At least a week later, he allegedly offered to drive her home and instead drove to the back of the restaurant car park.

    “I was terrified. He was also trying to pull my shirt off. I thought he was going to rape me,” she told reporters at a news conference on Monday.

    “At some point he gave up and he then looked at me and he told me, ‘You’re just a child,’ and he said, ‘I am the district attorney of Etowah County and if you tell anyone about this no one will ever believe you”, Mrs Nelson said, adding that her neck was bruised in the struggle.

    “He finally allowed me to open the door and I either fell out or he pushed me out.”

    She added: “The passenger door was still open as he burned rubber, pulling away, leaving me laying there on this cold concrete in the dark.”

  18. The Beverly Nelson video is playing every five minutes now here in US on national news. It’s excruciating. Roy Moore is toast.

  19. Laurie,

    Roy Moore is a decent man. (kidding)

    Let me turn on the news.

    “…is it even possible to unweave the religion strand from the toxic web that is the conservative reactionary Republican party in this country?”

    That sounds hard. A funny thought, in a way. The idea of actually trying to do that…

    I hope your appointment went well.

  20. This is scary. This guy Bannon had me worried from Day 1. He got Trump elected, is a powerful operative and is absolutely a fascist revolutionary. Yes! What if enough Republicans in America were to embrace this madness? We could get someone like Bannon elected president and then it’s over: fascism will have arrived. Look what he says about Moore. (Palin likes Moore too.) Now it’s clear. The Republican party is getting worse and worse, is now a radical insurgency for the most part. They are anti-Republican! What else is there? Conservative Republicans are not right wing enough? What else is there but fascism? And Trump is their man. But if we get a Bannon type, and someone with more skill than Trump in 2020 we’re really in trouble. Not that we’re not in trouble already.

    From RealCearPolitics, 3 days ago.

    “Understand something America, they’re the ones that did that dossier, they’re the ones that put that dossier together, and that stuff is so crude,” Bannon said. “A pack of lies. To put a pack of lies about that together on a man that is running for president of the United States. And then to hand it off to the Democrats… […]

    “On Billy Bush weekend — I was there. When they all bailed,” Bannon said about the GOP establishment in 2016. “Campaigns are like warfare… In the middle of a battle, it comes down to one or two decisions… All that stuff that Donald Trump got attacked on. They tried to destroy him and his family, the politics of personal destruction.”

    “It is about the politics of personal destruction in Alabama. Have you heard from issue debated down there?” Bannon said about allegations of sexual abuse against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. “This is about destroying Roy Moore and you know why they want to destroy Roy Moore? They want to destroy anybody that will step up and speak on your behalf, whether it’s Donald Trump, whether it’s Judge Roy Moore, whether it’s Breitbart News, they’re at full out war. You know what my response is? Bring it.”

  21. At least Moore’s campaign chances seem to be firmly in the tank now after even more women have come forward to accuse him of predatory sexual behaviour with teenagers.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/15/roy-moore-doug-jones-poll-244937

    Republican Roy Moore is trailing Democrat Doug Jones by 12 points in the Alabama special Senate election, according to a poll conducted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee after five women accused Moore of pursuing them as teenagers.

    Jones led Moore 51 to 39 percent, according to the survey taken Sunday and Monday. The NRSC withdrew its support for Moore after the Washington Post published the first allegations against Moore on Thursday, and the group’s chairman, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said Moore should be expelled from the Senate if he wins on Dec. 12.

    The poll shows a dramatic turn against Moore in Alabama: In early October, a committee poll had him leading by 16 points, and a survey early this month had him up by 9 points. Moore’s favorability numbers also tanked, from 49 percent in early October to 35 percent in the NRSC’s latest poll.

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