I argued that conservatives should disassociate themselves from Roy Moore and denounce him weeks before credible allegations surfaced today that he preyed on teenage girls, one only 14 years old. So I’m pretty locked-in. I suppose it’s good that some Republicans see this as a bridge too far. But it’s a little hard for me to focus on that upside when you think about what they considered to be acceptable until now. Still, it’s good to know where the line is. You can set up shady charities for profit. You can call for religious tests and champion theocracy. You can Link repaired
Moore wins his primary, much to the chagrin of RINOs. The dems score wins in Virginia, and New Jersey. And all of a sudden, The Amazon Post reports that he may be guilty of inappropriate sexual contact with teens??? And of course, the usual spineless RINOs--McCain, McConnell, and Jonah Goldberg, among others are calling for Moore to quit the race?! Meanwhile, Hillary continues to go unindicted, despite the mounting evidence against her. Bob Menendez is bound to be convicted in his corruption trial, and the dems are plotting to keep him in the Senate, even if he goes to jail. Shocked, I tell you. Does anyone really believe that these things happen in a vacuum? There are too many traitors amongst us in DC. Sometimes I wish Al Quaeda or the NoKo Rocketman would just obliterate Washington, DC so we could build another one somewhere else. If Moore is guilty, he should go, no doubt. But after what the Demonrats have pulled on Tom DeLay, and Rick Perry, and even Joe Arpaio, this is an organized hit job. And if they pull it off, the GOP deserves to lose everything.
They convinced John Clemens "Jack" Ryan to resign rather than stay in the race after silly details from his divorce were leaked. And thus we got Barack Obama. At some point the Republicans need to quit giving up after every little trick of the Democrats and fight back. Trump showed them how to do it.
Hey Jonah, go pound sand you moron; you and the turtle Snitch McConnell must run in the same crowd! We the people are fully behind Judge Moore, this is a typical ploy out of the Looney Tune Left’s playbook; an unbelievable smear campaign!
So far no one has come up with a pattern of behavior over a period of 30 or 40 years....... in fact, outside of 3 claims that some women thought maybe he was flirting with them, the only thing we have is somebody who used to be 14....
Also telling is the fact that the MSM hopped on this like a bunny on a pellet AND the NEVER TRUMP crowd think it´s great stuff.
You want to do something to convince me Judge Moore is likely innocent, that´s what you do ~ and you guys can all troop over there to Jeff Bezos and tell him that I think he cheats on gasket material ~ Ali Baba has better stuff for less!
This is how the NeverTrumpers roll, always holding out for a bright future the day after tomorrow which is just going to involve sacrificing whatever battle we are in today out of highmindedness. If Jonah cared about dead babies he´d be in a bigger hurry for Republican wins. He´s more interested in his image in the mirror.. ahhhh.... what beeeauty....
Hmmm... I don´t like contemplating but still, -beginning to wonder if these accusations aren´t some sort of a RINO plot to take Judge Moore out. No such charges have been in the headlines before, but now that he is a U.S. Senator elect the accusations come out? ...Incredible, to say the least.
I´m baffled by the number of people who collapse and fold their hand at the first whiff of scandal. This allegation, perfectly time to grab the head lines after the election, is based on unproven claims about a man 30+ years ago. Not only are there allegedly 3 other complainants, its amazing the coordination, rapidity and luck to assemble the group, sign on the Washington Post fake news department, and slip in this controversy just in time to attempt to affect the special election. I call B.S.!! Let the investigation play out and not affect the coming election. Call it the "Hillary benefit of the doubt rule".
On Twitter I am constantly making the accusation that WaPo has turned into Penthouse Forum for libtards. Trying to read WaPo´s Moore allegation article is all the proof I need that my accusation is correct. I couldn´t get through the whole thing as it was shockingly disgusting for a major mainstream periodical. And given that these types of scurrilous accusations are straight out of the Demonrat dirty tricks playbook, I am absolutely stunned that Jonah would accept it as true without question. I´ve always been a fan of Jonah and used to subscribe to National Review, but over the past year I´ve wondered what has been put in the water at NR. It´s not Buckley´s publication anymore.
Jonah has been off track since his brother died suddenly and unexpectedly. He´s become bitter and cynical. I understand that grief. I´m not sure what he stands for anymore.. Only what he stands against
But the Wash Post and the remainder of the left-leaning media have been wrong enough times (by errors of fact and errors of omission) that I´m going to reserve judgement and wait to find out how this story just happened to find its way to the media today.
I got two suspects: Democrat operatives and the Republican establishment; the latter skilled at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Sorry Jonah, McConnell and the rest of the RINOs. I´ve seen this movie before, and the only ending that I´ve liked was the one where Donald Trump won! Isn´t this all a little too familiar? How come the Establishment is so eager to fold? That is the problem, they won´t fight for anything, and that is exactly why Trump won last year - because he FIGHTS!
And Bubba Clinton was doing a lot worse, a lot more recently and not too many in DC had a problem with it.
Sorry, but these allegations simply don´t pass the smell test. The alleged events happened 40 years ago. The charges are completely unprovable. The article comes out one month before a general election, when it´s too late to remove Moore from the ballot. Where have these women been all these years? Moore was the Chief Justice of Alabama. It wasn´t like they couldn´t find him. Why didn´t they say anything while he was on the Supreme Court? Why didn´t they say anything when he announced his Senate candidacy? Why didn´t they say anything before the GOP primary?
Sorry, but it just doesn´t pass the smell test. The story is being told now deliberately to help the Dems pick up a Senate seat. That´s it.
I agree. It´s political dirt, saved for the right moment to drop a bomb. If the Wapo was so outraged, why didn´t they put this story out during the primaries? The answer is obvious. They wanted maximum injury to Moore. That is bad journalism and bad journalism is unreliable.
Karma has a way of coming back around and biting the spewers of false witness hard in the keister. Mr. Goldberg had better hope that somebody doesn´t successfully spread some horrible gossip about him someday. This willingness to shred somebody on the mere say so of a most likely lying woman is getting real scary to watch.
You were raised much better than this Mr. Goldberg. You know it too.
We´ve seen the heroic stand Judge Roy Moore has fought for over the years for the right to display the Ten Commandments. We´ve admired his brilliant mind and judicial knowledge. We´re not about to believe the Washington Post´s allegations. I´m sorry you do, Jonah.
Is this the new tactic of destroying candidates- someone pops up and says they were sexually harassed and a career is ended, true or not? Not saying it´s not true but we are back to mass hysteria again.
#7 has it right. ELECT, first, then look into this.
These magically timed accusations are two generations old? Moore has had a long career checkered with well-publicized controversy and more than ample opportunities for any and every piece of dirt to surface.
And despite the salutary airing of harassment claims, there is too much fraud about as well to take a possible political dirty trick at face value.
I read the column. It´s a lot more petty and snippy than I expected. Very little thought seems to have gone into it.
To me it reflects poorly on the National Review. They should have asked the author for another draft, one that doesn´t read like troll bait.
The Republican Establishment is certainly behind this. They saw the opportunity to take advantage of the current wave of sexual misconduct allegations and knew if they threw Mr. Moore´s name in the wind he would get caught up in the whirlwind. It is political opportunism at it´s dirtiest.
I have come to the conclusion that NRO was in financial ruin and sold it´s soul to the highest Republican Establishment bidder. I trust very little what they publish and even less so if it is by Jonah Goldberg.
Open your books NRO. Show us you who is writing the checks because it certainly is not your former subscribers.
One of the facts of this story is that it´s coming from the Washington Post. That´s a problem. It doesn´t mean the story isn´t true, it´s just that the source is guilty of writing false news stories in the very recent past.. like the one about the "Russia hacking the nation´s power grid" when all it was ... a Vermont Power employee exposed the company laptop to a hacker when looking at porn.
Only republicans are guilty until proven innocent. This is the fastest I have seen McCain & McConnell move since January 20th! I´m surprised people believe the WP, they are not a legitimate news source.
This story isn´t going to gain any traction in Alabama, and Moore is going to win. Unfortunately. It´s going to increase his support and turnout. Why? * It was broken by the WAPO, not local press * No way to substantiate it * It´s the South--older men and younger women are a fact of life. Loretta married Dooley when she was 15 and he was 22. Moore is 14 years older than his wife, whom he married when she was 24. A 32 year old Moore hitting on a 14 year old woman, while disgusting, is not that unusual. So Roy Moore is going to be Senator Moore, and his GOP Senate colleagues are going to be tied up in knots every time he opens his mouth. Way to go Steve, you´ve given a real boost to the Democrats in 2018 and beyond.
Guilty until proven innocent Ignore the will of the voters because Moore is allegedly Steve Bannon´s candidate. Don´t fight back against the Soros/McConnell smear machine and race to abandon the Republican candidate for Senate because he doesn´t toe the Washington Swamp line.
I suppose Jonah is so squeaky clean he can throw stones like this. Heaven help him, or anyone for that matter, if some gals come rushing forward from his own past screeching he brushed up against their bosoms once. This kind of political hit is a result of the left contorting the language to mean anything they say it means. Suddenly, all sexual innuendo and communication, even from our youth as teenagers is a death sentence for any career, guilty or not. This is how the left will win- destruction of our last bits of decency. And because it comes from media- we never even question it- it can roll over us like a fallen log.
From the headline, I can picture Jonah gleefully writing this. Still won´t get any traffic from me. The timing is suspicious. If the evidence is only she said/he said, that isn´t sufficient, in my book. Where are all the women that accused PDT in the run up to the election these days? You mean not a single one had more to offer than just an accusation?
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