Rumors that the Republican National Committee was built on the site of an ancient moron burial ground gained new credence this week when it confirmed that it was renewing its support for Alabama´s Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. I shouldn’t joke, because the worst thing about the RNC’s decision isn’t the stupidity — though the stupidity is real, and spectacular — but the moral obscenity. Last month, the RNC and the National Republican Senatorial Committee pulled out of their joint fundraising agreements because Moore had been credibly accused by several women of having preyed upon them when they were teenagers,
The RNC now sees the writing on the wall of a win and wants to be able to take credit for it and possibly ensnare Moore into some sort of one-sided loyalty. Moore should tell them thanks, but no thanks.
The credibility of his accusers is a lot to be desired. How can you convict a person on only accusations and no proof. Nobody would ever run for Congress again if they are disqualified by a Accuser with no evidence...
Oh, way to go, Jonah! What a terribly disguised POS article. Would your rather hand the seat to a Democrat just because some women came up with a really not-so-credible accusation of Moore creeping on them as teens? Think about it, dummy! For crying out loud, what the h is wrong with people these days?
Look, I know about Jonah. I´ve been a fan of his for years. but, this guy now needs to go on a sabbatical or a vacay to get his head on straight. All this one dimensional BS going around and knee jerk politics is getting to him.
If Moore happens to be a bad guy, things can be done to censure him. If real evidence suddenly appeared that clearly demonstrated the guy was as immoral as a Democrat, then something can be done. but, the man is a demonstrable conservative before he is a demonstrable monster! At the very least he can keep the seat warm for a future man or woman to your/our liking. But, for crying out loud, do not pull the plug in the bottom of the boat just because you don´t like the color of it!
So the Democrats can do all this sex garbage x1000 and we have to hand them a crucial victory, over 38 year accusations that have no proof, so that we have the moral high ground?
Jonah was prepared to put the evil worse-than-trump-times-10,000 hr Clinton in the White House.
NO thanks. I will take advice from someone who isn’t icky from sidling up to hr Clinton.
I read a headline today, Another Woman Gives Evidence on Moore or similar. I read the article. It was a card from Moore. They had dated when she was 17 (of course). They kissed like once. He never tried to have sex with her. When she got engaged later he wanted to meet him to make sure he was good enough for her.
This woman cried according to the article as she realized what a monster Moore is after finding that card.
It actually makes him sound like a saint. Seinfeld dated Shoshanna when she was 17 and he was 39. See, the Demons can do it all day long. Vote for Moore. I am over the libs garbage.
Lucianne must be a little embarrassed. Perhaps she didn´t give Jonah the right toys for Christmas, or something. Maybe he has been prescribed the wrong meds lately. Anyway, I hope it will all work out with time and maturity. Is he too old to enter the military?
Journalism 101: When you start out your opinion editorial with a bald faced lie -- "...because Moore had been CREDIBLY accused by several women..." -- you immediately render your argument invalid!!!!
Can someone please explain to me what happened to Jonah?!?!?!? Seriously, he used to be one of the good guys in journalism. He was a good and serious conservative who could express himself in clear and straight-forward ways.
But it´s like Trump Derangement Syndrome has rotted his once genius brain. What a pity...
No, no, no, #19. If Moore is guilty of abuse w/ the 14 yr old then he should not run and should be in jail. I think we all agree on that. If he kissed 17 year old girls when he was 32 and never did anything else the next 38 years, then you cannot say that we are slimy as the Democrats. Furthermore, where is your proof that Moore did the that one awful thing? I was totally against him too until I saw all the holes in the story. I am all for booting out perv Rs. But you have got to have proof before you hang somebody.
Jonah may not realize that the attack on Christian Judge Moore was aimed at President Trump. Maybe he is blinded by the NeverTrump hatred permeating The National Review that Rich Lowry and Jonah Goldberg have ruined. Sad to see. Donald Trump is the best President in my lifetime and we will defend him to the end. Judge Moore is for the ten commmandments and president Trump for Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Wake up young man!
Once more Jo-nah proves his brain is rotting from the inside. A dedicated swamp dweller who would sacrifice his country rather than give any quarter to the President. And supported by our own resident Romneybots. There has been not one shred of proof Roy Moore did anything. Go away Jo-nah. Peddle your nonsense elsewhere.
Moore has run and/or been elected to statewide office four times in the past, yet nobody ever bothered to come forward and make a claim against him until he was running for the U.S. Senate. The whole affair has a really bad stench of political sabotage by the left. As a result, I am inclined to believe Judge Moore over all of the so called accusers. They´ll disappear after the election, whether he wins or loses. We can bet on that.
Give it up Jonah, your hypocrisy is showing again.
One of the problems with the stand that these nevertrumpers and eGOP oppo groups have is that the odds are stacking up real well for at least a couple of them being accused of harassment from years ago. So why should we listen to their cries of woe and denial if it happens? After all, women don´t lie, right?
I just want that Hush Fund payout list released. I am betting there are some surprising names on that list.
So far, all I´ve heard against Moore are Bought and Paid, unproven allegations. I´m tired of hearing sanctimonious guff from the Liberals and RINOs; if they want to press criminal charges, let them. The only charge-worthy individuals I know of are in Hollywood, the MSM and the Leftist side of the aisle in Congress.
It is unbelievable that the author of the truly great book "Liberal Fascism" is now treating the Washington Post as a credible news source, transcribing "credibly accused" from a Leftist smear, and in effect helping the liberal-fascist Left gain a senate seat. What happened, Jonah?
I will try to remember Jonah for 3 things. He was gracious and a delight to talk with on a NR cruise way back, his analysis of the movie "Ground Hog Day" is outstanding, and the book "Liberal Fascism" is a must read.
Today, he must be reading the NYT and it has done something to him.
If 3/4 + of congress is liberal/ unprincipled, and 4/4 of the msm is liberal/pravda, then Jonah is conservative as he calculates his best shot for future employment is not to be the truth teller. There will always be redemption for the scribes after Trump´s realignment, or war. As he and all his conservative-left friends have said to Gary Cooper in "High Noon":"I´m only a piano player."
What a disappointment is the once-honorable and astute Mr. Goldberg. So many conservative characters have been assassinated by the left with impunity, yet until this month, their major players have totally gotten away with not only egregious sexual harassment, but theft, corruption, slander, even rape and murder. Now in a fit of national virtue preening, nobody is safe from groundless accusations, and ´guilty until proven innocent beyond a shadow of a doubt´ seems to be the unwritten law of the land. An ER doc I know once remarked how few rape cases present with any physical findings at all, no DNA, no bruising, no emotional trauma apparent... The counseling nurses can document nothing. Just a claim, not verifiable. And that is right then and there, not 40 years later. How many eye-witness accounts of accidents and crime scenes are loaded with misperceptions? Remember the ´recovered memories´ fad of some years back, where ´victims´ were persuaded of abuse that didn´t happen, and innocent people had not only their reputations and livelihoods ruined, but served hard time? How about the alleged hate crimes, ugly graffiti spray-painted by members of the aggrieved groups themselves? The Duke debacle? This that same lynch mob mentality, and I´m not buying the left´s coordinated hit job on Moore.
The New York Times has published a story with an accompanying chart suggesting that while President Trump has told 103 falsehoods during his first 10 months in office, President Barack Obama told just 18 throughout his entire presidency. It was a chart clearly designed to be spread widely on social media, given that it confirms all the priors of the publication´s readership. But it was also absurdly charitable to Obama. In fact, an additional analysis of Obama´s public statements, detailed below, finds that in fact, Obama had told at least 18 falsehoods in selling Obamacare in 2009 alone. To start,
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