Friday, November 10, 2017
Josh Moon, Alabama Reporter: Maybe there is no rock bottom for the Alabama Republican Party. Maybe it's just that mushy mud that you find on the bottom of the Tennessee River, and the ALGOP just keeps burrowing deeper and deeper into the muck and filth. Thursday brought on a new bout of digging, with a familiar face behind the shovel. Roy Moore. The ever-constant poster boy for what is wrong in Alabama politics. Too much Bible thumping. Too much holier-than-thou. Too much greed. Too much law breaking. Too much self-involvement.
The Washington Post dropped a story Thursday in which a woman claimed that Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 14 and he was 32. Three other women quoted in that story said they too had been pursued by Moore when they were ages 16, 17 and 18 -- all above the age of consent in Alabama, but well below the age of scandalous for a 30-something man.
For nearly 40-year-old allegations, the Post's story was about as solid as it could be.
Within minutes, national Republican leadership was calling on Moore to step aside, if the allegations are true.
In Alabama, there was a decidedly different response -- justification. Like a bunch of naive moms, Alabama's brainwashed politicos came rushing to the defense of the guy with an R by his name.
It was a pathetic and infuriatingly stupid display of all-out ignorance.
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