Roy Moore — The ‘Values’ Candidate

In just over a month, December 12th, the people of Alabama will go to the polls to elect a senator to replace former Senator Jeff Sessions who is now the U.S. Attorney General.  There are two major candidates, former Judge Roy Moore, who was twice thrown off the bench for failing to uphold the law, and Democratic candidate Doug Jones.  Now, if you are not familiar with Mr. Moore’s history, please take a look at my last post about him, written last month.

Roy Moore’s boat, once again, should have just sunk, but I am not so sure.  The details, according to The Washington Post

Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore.

It was early 1979 and Moore was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

“He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her to go in there and hear all that. I’ll stay out here with her,’ ” says Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71. “I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.”

I will not repeat the details here, in the interest of time, space, and decency, (click the above link if you’re interested) but suffice it to say that twice thereafter, Moore behaved very inappropriately, according to Miss Corfman.  Her account is supported by her mother and two people who were friends at that time. There are three other similar accusations against Moore.

Now, ten years ago this would have been a death knell for Moore’s candidacy and he would have hung his head in shame and slithered, like the snake he is, off the campaign trail.  But this is the year 2017, the year that people in the U.S. decided this sort of behaviour in a politician is alright in their book, for the man they elected to the highest office in the U.S. has been accused multiple times of sexual harassment and was even captured on tape admitting to groping women without their consent.

So … what is the reaction to this accusation against Moore?  Let us hear first from Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler …

“Take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus. There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here. Maybe just a little bit unusual.”

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!

Even two of the biggest idiots in the upper echelons of the federal government have better sense than Mr. Ziegler …

“If these allegations are true, he must step aside.” – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

“Like most Americans, the president does not believe we can allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person’s life. However, the president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside.” – Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, speaking on behalf of Trump

“The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of.” – Arizona Senator John McCain

“I think it was already perfectly well stated that no one in Alabama gives a s— what Mitch McConnell or John McCain thinks we should do.” – Republican consultant Jonathan P. Gray

And what, you might ask, is Roy Moore’s response?

“Our children and grandchildren’s futures are on the line. So rest assured — I will NEVER GIVE UP the fight! I believe you and I have a duty to stand up and fight back against the forces of evil waging an all-out war on our conservative values.”

Prior to this story in the Post, Moore was polling an average of six percentage points above the Democratic candidate, Doug Jones.  Today?  He is polling an average of six percentage points above Jones.  It may simply be that it is too soon for the polls to reflect a shift based on the latest news, and it bears watching over the coming week or two.

The deadline has passed to take his name off the ballot. The Alabama state party could disqualify him from the election, but down in Alabama there are no signs that they wish to do so.

Roy Moore and Doug Jones were invited to a debate by a local television station, WHNT. Jones accepted the invitation, but the Moore campaign declined, saying …

While we appreciate the invitation from WHNT, the differences between the two candidates are crystal clear. Judge Roy Moore believes in cutting taxes. Doug Jones wants to raise your taxes. Judge Moore believes we should cut spending and balance the budget. Doug Jones believes in putting America in more debt. Judge Moore wants Obamacare repealed. Doug Jones wants to expand it. Judge Moore wants to rebuild the military. Doug Jones supported an administration that slashed our defense spending and put American security at risk. Judge Moore wants to secure our borders. Doug Jones wants open borders and supports amnesty. Judge Moore wants to protect our most vulnerable like our seniors and the unborn, but Doug Jones has spent his career defending violent criminals and he supports partial-birth abortion. There has never been a clearer choice: one candidate will stand up for Alabama and the other candidate will expand federal tyranny. Judge Moore will continue to take his message directly to the voters of Alabama.

Moore-1Roy Moore claims to be the candidate who stands for ‘values’.  Perhaps he defines values differently than I do.

24 thoughts on “Roy Moore — The ‘Values’ Candidate

  1. May I offer some thoughts re: Evangelical Christian support of Mr. Moore?
    1. We all bear the shame and the glory of the Cross. When anyone in our Christian family fails, separates, sins, etc. we are hurt because we belong to the same body.
    2. Major characters of the Bible including the Lord were scorned, falsely accused, and even conspired against.
    Isaiah 8:11-13
    A Call to Fear God
    11For thus the LORD spoke to me with mighty power and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying, 12″You are not to say, It is a conspiracy!’ In regard to all that this people call a conspiracy, And you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it. 13″It is the LORD of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, And He shall be your dread.…
    All who are accused in public opinion of a crime are innocent until proven guilty. I will cheer when Judge Moore goes to court, and then we can see that he or his accusers are brought to justice.

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    • I certainly welcome all viewpoints, for I think our world is better served by listening to others, promoting civil discourse (of which there is too little these days), so of course I welcome your views. As I am not of the Christian faith, I cannot make any comment on your biblical references, however, for if I did so, it would be out of my own ignorance. I, too, hope to see Mr. Moore in court someday. But even if it turns out that he is innocent of the accusations of sexual assault, I felt he was unqualified to begin with, having been removed from the judicial bench not once, but twice, for failure to uphold the law. This, to me, signifies that he has no respect for the laws of the land, and I find that to be the antithesis of what we need in Congress. Thank you for your comment!

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  2. Dear Jill,
    This republican party has become the party of enablers for perverts,sexual predators, White supremacists, anti immigrants, Neo-Nazis ,the greedy corporation executives, the greedy rich. They are kissers of big donors behinds. The last thing they consider when formulating their laws is what is best for ALL their constituents especially the poor and the working stiffs. No wonder, Judge Moore thinks he belongs in the US Senate.

    Sen McCain is a hero who has been serving his constituents first versus holding true to the party line.
    If Judge Moore makes the cut, then his fellow senators will have to kick him out or become known as the party which provides a safe haven for child molesters.

    I dare anyone who is supportive of Judge Moore to read the entire Washington Post article and then ask themselves, if they would willingly leave their teenage daughter alone for an hour with this man.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • You are so right, my friend. The frightening thing is that these behaviours have become normalized … people are no longer, it would seem, as appalled by them as they would have been just a few short years ago. I saw that coming when the Access Hollywood video was made public of Trump admitting to groping women, and so many people just shugged their shoulders and said, “so what?” We are becoming inured to it, and that is a very dangerous thing.

      I fully agree with you re McCain. As I told Keith, although i have not always agreed with McCain, I have never felt he was willing to sell his constituents down the river for his own profit. His kind, politicians with a conscience, are quickly becoming an extinct animal.

      Hugs!!!

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  3. Good opinion piece, but I come to opposite conclusion on MCCain. Why? Moore has no history as a child molester. McCain has a long history of accusation and unethical behavior. He HAS been a hero in the past, but little problems like:
    Keating 5
    McCain-Feingold
    Gang of 14
    HRC ” my favorite democrat”
    Killing ACA repeal
    Falsely accusing Judge Moore out of spite after falsely accusing President Trump out of spite w/ fake dossier eem to tarnish his past heroism.

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      • Jill, as an independent, I agree with your lens on McCain, who remains an American hero. He did his party and country a great service by defeating ill-conceived and rushed ACA repeal and replace bills and being consistent in his concerns over what this President is doing to civil discourse in our country.

        As for Roy Moore, I tend to get weary of folks saying they are the values’ candidate. As a former Republican and Democrat, American values are not owned by either party. As someone who works as a volunteer board member to several homeless services agencies, I witness people of all faiths helping those in need and learning from the robust faith that these people being helped have. To me, values have to be more than just words. If what is said about Moore is true (and the assertions in The Washington Post are well sourced), then he should step down. My guess is others will come forward as it sounds like he enjoyed young company. Keith

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        • Thanks, Keith! No politician is perfect, and I have disagreed with McCain on many an issue, but even so, I think he is one who acts in what he believes to be the best interests of the nation and its people. And as for Moore … I thought he was a sleazeball even before these latest accusations … this just put the icing on the cake. And, like you, I think more will come forward. This was not just a fly-by-night accusation made up to get attention. There is sufficient documentation. But Moore, I believe, will never voluntarily step down, and what frightens me is that the people may still elect him! Sigh.

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    ‘In just over a month, December 12th, the people of Alabama will go to the polls to elect a senator to replace former Senator Jeff Sessions who is now the U.S. Attorney General.’
    … if this isn’t stopped, I strongly believe there is no hope for this country!!

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    • Thank you so much for sharing my work, dearest friend. And I agree with you … if the people are willing to elect this pos, then I have no confidence in my ‘fellow Americans’. Seriously considering leaving this country … I get a bit more serious every day. Hugs ‘n love!!!

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      • Hi there!! Thx for hugs and love! You’re most welcome 🙏🏽 … I’ve considering leaving since the elections. My choice … of course, my country. Yet, you’re aware of what PR is going through! 😥 … however, I will go back someday. Somehow this Moore story is making me feel quite dirty & soiled. Not to mention all the stuff about Hollywood, etc.
        The complacency of Congress is mind blowing ….
        ❤️❤️

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        • Yes, very aware … and it may be quite a while before Puerto Rico is back on its feet, especially since the U.S. government seems to feel no obligation. The Moore story, in conjunction with so many allegations of sexual abuse coming into the open, and the greed of the bunch in Washington … it all makes me feel dirty, and … well, it’s hard to keep up a hopeful and positive attitude these days, isn’t it? Hang in there, dearest … you are loved by many! Hugs!!! ❤

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  5. In addition to the statement of Mary and Joseph being disgusting as a statement of pedophilia being ok, as Stephen Colbert pointed out last night, if one believes in the birth of Christ story, as a “good Christian” one should know that JOSEPH WAS NOT HIS FATHER!!

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