Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Beverly Young Nelson's statements unmask Roy Moore, Jeff Sessions, and Mitch McConnell as a GOP version of the Not Ready for Prime Time Players

Beverly Young Nelson and attorney Gloria Allred
(From cnn.com)
Yesterday's revelations that a fifth Alabama woman had come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore go way beyond groping, a forced attempt at oral sex, and other disgusting acts. The statements from Beverly Young Nelson shine a white hot light on the moral rot at the center of the postmodern GOP. Nelson added to the mountain of evidence that the "conservative movement" is filled with rogues -- Roy Moore, Jeff Sessions, Mitch McConnell, to name a few -- who are a political version of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players."

Nelson's words about a 1977 encounter with Moore outside the Old Hickory House restaurant went way beyond the statements of earlier accusers. Before yesterday, Moore had been depicted as a creepy guy who approached under-aged girls at a courthouse or a mall and wound up making inappropriate physical contact with them. Nelson, on the other hand, described a sexual assault.

Evidence is mounting that Moore has engaged in sins of the flesh. But his greatest sin might be arrogance. Moore has spent the past 25 years trying to con Alabamians into believing he is a man of God because of his propensity to tout The 10 Commandments with every other breath. The con game worked well enough that he twice was elected chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, and he probably could have held that position for a lifetime. But Moore had to defy higher-court rulings, causing him to twice be booted from his chief justice role.

The Alabama press had shown no ability, or interest, in unearthing the dark secrets in Moore's past, so he probably would have been secure had he remained in a statewide position. But arrogance -- and an exalted belief in his own abilities -- caused Moore to seek a nationwide slot in the U.S. Senate. And that drew the attention of Washington Post reporters, who exposed Moore's taste for the tender flesh of teen girls.

That brings us to Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's attorney general. He held the seat that Moore and Democrat Doug Jones now are seeking, and Sessions probably could have held it until he was fossilized. But Sessions apparently thought he belonged on a bigger stage, so he accepted the AG appointment. Now, he is one of many targets of Robert Mueller's investigation in the Trump-Russia scandal -- and Sessions has scrambled matters even more by repeatedly making false statements, under oath to Congress. Just this morning, Sessions testified before the House Intelligence Committee, where The New York Times reported he displayed "unsteady recall on Trump-Russia matters."

Roy Moore
(From aol.com)
And get this: Sessions claims that he "has no reason to doubt" the accusers against Roy Moore. That's fine, I have no reason to doubt Moore's accusers either. But based on his clear record of lying to Congress, Americans have no reason to believe a word Jeff Sessions says. It's doubtful Sessions even recognizes the irony in his statement regarding Moore.

That brings us to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Like Sessions, McConnell says he believes the Moore accusers and suggests Moore should step out of the race. How rich is that? This is the same Mitch McConnell, who in fall 2016, did not believe U.S. intelligence reports that Russia was meddling in the presidential election and vehemently objected to the reports being made public. From a New York Times report about Russian meddling, which was known before the 2016 election and could have kept the tainted Trump administration out of the White House:

The classified briefings that the C.I.A. held in August and September for the so-called Gang of Eight — the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and the Senate and of the intelligence committees in each chamber — show deep concerns about the impact of the election meddling.

In the briefings, the C.I.A. said there was intelligence indicating not only that the Russians were trying to get Mr. Trump elected but that they had gained computer access to multiple state and local election boards in the United States since 2014, officials said.

Although the breached systems were not involved in actual vote-tallying operations, Obama administration officials proposed that the eight senior lawmakers write a letter to state election officials warning them of the possible threat posed by Russian hacking, officials said.

But Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican majority leader, resisted, questioning the underpinnings of the intelligence, according to officials with knowledge of the discussions.

So, Mitch McConnell believes Roy Moore's accusers -- and I believe them, too -- but McConnell's statement seems to be a political calculation. After all, Moore apparently does not subscribe to the pro-business GOP agenda, and he had the audacity to beat Luther Strange, McConnell's favorite, in the Alabama GOP primary.

That's the same Mitch McConnell who did not believe the U.S. intelligence community on matters of national security and election integrity -- because he knew if the revelations became public it would hurt the chances of a Republican (Donald Trump) becoming president.

That's what serves as "statesmanship" in postmodern America. Mitch McConnell doesn't have it, and neither do Roy Moore and Jeff Sessions. Not even close.


Anonymous said...

Ole Roy done stepped in it big time, and the pile of doo-doo keeps getting deeper and deeper.

Anonymous said...

Ole Roy signed this girl's yearbook. Smart move, Roy, smart move.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Mitch McConnell believed allegations that Luther Strange had an extramarital affair with his campaign manager, Jessica Garrison, and made under-the-table payments to her to help keep it on the down low.

Anonymous said...

Roy Moore Pick-Up Line:

"On a scale from 1 to 10, how old are you?"

legalschnauzer said...

@2:50 --

Great question. I'm guessing Mitch would have a hard time believing those allegations.

Anonymous said...

Roy Moore Pick-Up Line No. 2:

"Want to go to dinner with me, darling? Kids eat free on Tuesdays."

Anonymous said...

Roy Moore Pick-Up Line No. 3

"Homework is a lot easier if you do it naked."

Anonymous said...

Moore clan is claiming the Old Hickory House restaurant never existed in Gadsden. Records show it did. Oops!


legalschnauzer said...

This guy is borrowing a page from the "Roy Moore Guide to Young Love":


Anonymous said...

Yep, it's the A-word -- arrogance -- that will bring down Roy and Jeffy.

Anonymous said...

Seth Abramson Tweet about today's Sessions testimony:

I want to be clear on something: Sessions responding to questions about Russian contacts by reading a prepared statement means he thinks he's going to be prosecuted. This *is* what a witness does to avoid speaking off the cuff in a way that can be used against them in court.

Anonymous said...

Roy Moore Pick-Up Line No. 4

"Pedophile? Now that's a big word for such a little girl!"

Anonymous said...

Ole Roy knows how to charm the "ladies"

"You smell great. Is that Clearasil you're wearing?"

Anonymous said...

Seth Abramson, on Twitter:

"Not one—not a single one—of Mueller's agents will credit even for a moment the idea that Sessions was *not* negotiating sanctions policy with Kislyak in his Senate office on September 8, 2016. And he did so while knowing Russia was committing crimes against the United States."

e.a.f. said...

20 times, can't remember
Roy and his supporters are so funny. on the other hand they saw a similar line worked for Sessions. Sessions favorite line seems to be, he can't remember. One person at today's meet and greet suggested Sessions had already said 20 times that he couldn't remember. His response, he can't remember. omg, the United States of America has that guy as their A.G.

Stephen corbett did great routines on tonight about Roy, well worth the watch.

This dating young girls by older men must be a southern thing which just never went away. who can forget Jerry Lew Lewis marrying his 13 yr. old cousin. ruined his career. You'd think Roy would have paid attention.

why more senior republicans at this late date are speaking out? because they think now that the press has gotten the story and all the hollywood stories are out there, they can get Moore to go away. No such luck, so now they have to take other actions, which will in the end allow Luther Strange to become the senator. who would have thought that when he lost. I swear neve saw this one coming and must say Alabama is so entertaining, the problem is its all so real...........

Anonymous said...

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