Although this Bloomberg report attempts to link the ongoing and appalling sexcapades of Minnesota Democrat Senator Al Franken with Alabama Senatorial candidate Roy Moore, there are no similarities.
Moore, a twice elected Supreme Court Justice and two-time candidate for governor has never had any charges of sexual impropriety leveled against him in all of his previous campaigns — until he decided to run for the U.S. Senate. Whereas Franken, when faced with overwhelming evidence, including a damning photo, acknowledged his guilt and, according to today’s front page article, “personally” apologized for forcibly attacking the woman who was on a USO tour in Afghanistan with him. The press account refers to the photo as “joking.” Crudeness is not new to Franken, who publicly discussed drugging and raping CBS reporter Lesley Stahl.
Moore has steadfastly denied the claims, post dated 40 years, and maintained his innocence.
Prior to being elected, Franken was a comedian. He was elected from the same state that put professional wrestler Jesse “the Body” Ventura in the governor’s office. Those occasional -60 F winter temperatures obviously mess with clarity of thinking.
An AP report in today‘s Arizona Republic, attempting to deflect from predatory Democrats is headlined, “As sex scandals topple those with power, some ask: Why not Trump?” referring to a private comment he made prior to his election. A better question would be “How did President Bill Clinton get away with lying and suborning perjury about his affair with a White House intern — which he later admitted?”
The Roy Moore case is simple to follow. It’s deeply rooted in politics. As we previously noted in “Gunning for Roy Moore: Why now?” within the state of Alabama Roy Moore was insulated and safe from scurrilous accusations to take him out of his previous campaigns. This time is different. He’s a conservative running for the U.S. Senate. The party apparatus — most notably Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — wants pliable. Roy Moore doesn’t fit that description. The accusatory story broke in the Washington Post, a far left publication solely owned by multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos, who didn’t think it important to cover the ongoing rape allegations against Hollywood insider Harvey Weinstein, but is dedicated to perpetrating politically based allegations against Roy Moore.
Mitch McConnell’s leadership position is riding on this U.S. Senate race. His shaky majority could well be upended by uncompromising conservative Roy Moore.
Curiously, none of Moore’s accusers were heard from when he was elected chief justice in 2000 and 2012 or when he ran for governor in 2006 and 2010, making the timing of the women’s claims even more suspicious.
The Washington syndicate can’t tolerate a man of conscience who won’t robotically fall in line with the D.C. power structure, which is why McConnell is now demanding that Moore, “Step aside.”
To his credit, Judge Moore is digging in his heels. If we were all to cower and run in the face of suspicious and contrived allegations, the wrong people would always win. As a man of faith, Judge Moore knows that and will not concede to evil.