if Anthony Weiner was so bad, why is the GOP supporting Moore?

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Both are grown men picking up on underage girls, and while that was horrible for Weiner to do, the president of the US is actively campaigning for Moore! Could you imagine the reaction if Obama did the same for Weiner?!?

The morals of this country are really going in the garbage under Trump. Not to mention the standards of your average christian, conservative voter.
 

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Uh, because there is no doubt Weiner is a perv and the Clintons are criminals, while the accusations against Moore are unproven.
 

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Anthony Weiner is my favorite Democrat! Leave him alone! Don't even compare him to that Moore scum bag. Thank you Anthony for saving those E-mails and ruining Hillary's election! You rock!!
 

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No one mentioned it until it was too late to select another Republican candidate. Nothing fishy there. Whatever it takes to get a Dim senator elected in a red state.
 

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Seriously, let that sink in. -- jim
 

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Times have changed. It's taken many years for the pot to boil over, but it's happening now.

We had Jimmy Saville, Garry Glitter, the RC child abuse scandals, Bill Cosby, Anthony Weiner (D) and more recent prominent ones Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Each expose at least put the idea into past victims heads to expose their perpetrators. So Moore (R), Conyers (D), Franken (D) and now (again) Trump (R) are getting it in the neck. My take is that taking down less powerful perps emboldened victims to risk the inevitable crap to take down the more powerful perps. A bit like Mueller working his way up the food chain.

It's simply an avalanche that has gathered a head of steam, so big it is now the big players who thought they were beyond reach are being threatened. I feel that something like this was bound to happen, sooner or later. Once that did occur then wrongdoing politicians would also eventually be on the list. The reason the likes of Bill Clinton or Clarence Thomas did not get the same degree of heat was because the revulsion at that type of behaviour had not then reached the scale that it has now. Timing favoured Clinton and Thomas but not Moore or Franken. So far the rage is both non-partisan and bi-partisan.

Anyway Moore is now moot. There are a few R senators that are breathing a sigh of relief, now that they don't have to face a no-win decision about him.
 

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I will walk back a bit of my sentiment in that the current backlash is political. It is political in the true sense from Greek: Politika, definition "affairs of the cities". These days cities are not separate and sovereign, so it's current application is "affairs of the people". A segment of the population has made an issue about abuse of power and turned it into a question of public debate. That is true politics, the party system is just the the foam on the waves, the underlying strong currents are what will change societies. I see it as akin to abolitionism, women's suffragette movement, racial and sexual equality movements. Most of those started, not as party agendas, but as discussions between individuals fed up with the current situation. It is a true grass roots movement, that will be ignored to the peril of any party that tries to.

This is not the world of 20 years ago, never mind 60 years ago. The '50s are over (in Moore's case the 1850s).

This is politics, fundamental politics, not party politics.
 
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The Republicans have no majority. Fake Republicans like McCain, Flake, et al vote as their Dim masters tell them. Dims never deviate from the decree of the hive.
 

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Some of the accusations were not criminal per se, just plain creepy and the one (the 14 year old) that definitely was (even then), is now unprosecutable due to statute of limitations, as best I understand the law. So while the law would have been incapable of redressing their grievances, the electorate has given them some redress.
Actually that isn't correct. Sex crimes against a minor in Alabama is not subject to statute of limitations. http://statelaws.findlaw.com/alabama-law/alabama-criminal-statute-of-limitations-laws.html

Regardless, I agree with your overall point. A lot of people in the GOP happy to not have to deal with the flaming bag of shit any longer.
 

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The lesson here is clear: don't nominate assclowns for important offices.

Sure, there was an element of political assassination here on the part of the Dems. However, it was Moore's own history of buffoonery and unsavory behavior that made that possible. He was a horrible candidate who never should have come anywhere near the nomination.

Republicans in Alabama stayed home in large numbers, and that torpedoed Moore. The people of Alabama deserve some credit for rejecting this man.
 

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Republicans in Alabama stayed home in large numbers, and that torpedoed Moore. The people of Alabama deserve some credit for rejecting this man.
That I have to agree with.
 

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Regardless of all the thoughts written to this thread, the AL election is over and the Dems pulled it off by scandalizing another politician. All the accusations will now go away. Not one case of harassment or even sexual assault has ever been successfully prosecuted after the passing of 20 years let alone 35-40. This is always because of lack of evidence. The year book Moore allegedly signed is of no consequence even if proven real. The girl was 17 if or when they dated which is the age of consent in Alabama.

Weiner sent pictures of his junk to a 15 or 16 year old. That is not the age of consent and he got nailed shortly after it happened. That's the difference.
 

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It's because sending photos of your dick to underage girls (in violation of laws) is different from dating a girl of legal age with the understanding that you aren't going to get sex out of it unless it results in marriage.

and Leftists all know it.
 

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If Leftist indignation against Roy Moore is so rooted in principle and you are sure of the facts, why are they not indignant about foreign invaders making child prostitution rings in Europe?
 

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Very simple reason for that: sniveling cringing cowardice. They would rather see their children raped than stand up and fight back.
 
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