Roy Moore. Twice removed from supreme court because he unconstitutionally put his religious beliefs before the law. This guy shouldn't be eligible for public office even without the rape charges. What a POS.
It's a win-win situation. If Moore wins, the GOP will absolutely be named the Rapeuclican Party. If Doug gets in, congress might have to put the brakes on some of the more bat shit crazy ideas, like putting another trillion and a half on the Visa card to finance a tax cut.
I'm sure he'd be better than the democrat. The democrats are crazy. Why did those women wait 40 years to bring this up. That smells like the democrats are trying to do something crooked to win the election. I hope Roy Moore wins even though I don't like the religious influence as he is a strong conservative.
I agree that Roy Moore is a POS. While I believe in the separation of church and state, though, I will never say that an individual's beliefs (whether based in religion or not) should not impact their decisions as a public official.
That said, there are legal standards that exist for a reason and if one's beliefs are in opposition to those legal standards those particular beliefs must be disregarded. For example, a female judge who never intends to have an abortion should not impose those personal beliefs on anyone else without legal precedent.
How about the defense that Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter but they had Jesus. I thought that God was Jesus's father. He is older than time. So this old bastard got the teen girl pregnant. Poor old Joe, he fell for it hook line and sinker.
Even if people are ashamed of Roy Moore in public. Voting is anonymous and racism, misogyny and Coo Coo religious beliefs are easy to hide when you're anonymous. So between the outwardly vile people and the cowardly vile people, he will most likely get elected unless they get out the vote in December.
We've gone in a bad direction because the Religious Right and nationalist groups have become so emboldened by Trump's inflammatory rhetoric and bizarre choices of advisors and lifetime positions. Our country has become a Kakistocracy for the moment, or rule by the least competent or most corrupt among us. But nothing lasts forever. Eventually Trump will leave, and the scars he has left will begin to heal.
If you want to be REALLY mad about the fact that Alabama might choose Moore, read this crap: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/14/roy-moore-alabama-law-rape-victims-judge
Roy may be elected because he ignores the law and puts God's law first. That's what his supporters are okay with. No recent accusation will matter to them.
He's running against Doug Jones, a person who won convictions against KKK members who killed 4 young girls in a church fire in 1963 Birmingham.
You would think the choice would be obvious, but I think it will be really close.
I agree, anyone who puts their religion before the law should automatically be disqualified from any public office. Some people can separate the two--religious zealots cannot. The Moores of this country believe we were established as a Judeo-Christian nation and refuse to learn/accept the truth that our founders held Christianity in no higher regard than any other religion--and absolutely feared its deleterious effects.
I think that the revelations have shamed enough prior supporters to cause many to pull away from him. I don't think he will win. Even if he were to win, there is a large chance that the US Senate will vote to deny him a seat. I think he is dead in the water -- thankfully. My applause to the women who cam e forward!
Guilty before proven innocent.
I love to watch American Politics, it is the greatest "reality" TV show going..
A 60 yo woman comes forward (44 years later) with allegations, just before Roys election..Damn those DEMs.
Looks like the DEMs are playing the same games the REPs did to cost Hilary her win?
American Politicians are like whinny children...Snot nosed brats..
Makes for good entertainment..
The world is laughing at what the US has become..
Praise Jesus, and Praise the NRA!!!