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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Embattled U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., the longest-serving current member of Congress, retired effective Tuesday, rather than seek re-election amid allegations that he sexually harassed staffers. "I am retiring today," Conyers said, in what is effectively a resignation. ... Conyers has been in the U.S. House for 53 years -- the longest-serving African-American in history. ... Conyers previously relinquished his high-profile position as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee pending the outcome of an investigation by the House Ethics Committee of sexual harassment accusations.

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While the GOP backs away from their previous condemnation of Roy Moore, Dems have pushed out their most senior member and are trying to do the same to Nevada Congressman Ruben Kihuen.

The Republican Party is sick.

#1 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-12-05 02:59 PM | Reply

But but but the parties are the same.

And the GOP is about family values!

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-05 03:03 PM | Reply

Republicans have no morals.

They're the child molester party, they're the sexual predator party, the misogyny party, the white supremacist party, the anti intellectual party.

They will be the reason America fails. Every red state is an economic failure. And now. They will tank America.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-12-05 03:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If the Republican Party had any morals, Moore would have been replaced.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-12-05 03:39 PM | Reply

I'm not condoning his behavior in any way. But unless someone else has the courage to pick up the baton, with Conyers may also go any chance at universal healthcare for at least another decade.

#5 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2017-12-05 04:04 PM | Reply

If the Republican Party had any morals, Moore would have been replaced.

#4 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2017-12-05 03:39 PM

The problem is, legally, they can't even if he had agreed to step down.

The National GOP leadership called for him to step down, but under Alabama law he can not be replaced on the ballot after 76 days before the election. The Alabama GOP could "withdraw" his nomination which only means that any votes made for him would not be counted, he would still be the candidate. Any chance of the Alabama GOP of doing that is zero, since what they want to do is have him get elected and then hope that the Senate refuses to seat him, in which case the Alabama Governor would appoint Strange to continue to serve for another year until new elections can be held.

FACTS MATTER:
It's too late for Roy Moore to be replaced on the ballot in Alabama

Back on topic, Conyers wants his son to replace him and run for his seat, which will probably happen.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-05 04:20 PM | Reply

If only the Grimy Old Pedophiles would force the same resignation from their leaders.

#7 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-12-05 04:52 PM | Reply

with Conyers may also go any chance at universal healthcare for at least another decade.

There will never be universal healthcare in capitalist America.

Get over that fantasy.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-12-05 07:26 PM | Reply

#6 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

What a lovely list of excuses you've got there to defend Roy Moore.

"Nothing can be done."

Why don't you simply be honest and admit if he were a democrat you'd have flow out to Pedobama to join the lynch party.

But. He's a republican. Pedophilia is simply part of the party motto.

GOP= Gross Old Pedophiles.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-12-05 07:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What a lovely list of excuses you've got there to defend Roy Moore.

It's called "facts" Clowny, I know that this crushes your narrative, but I have been calling for him to step down since this news first came out.

If there was a way to get Judge Pedo off the ballot I am all for it. Under Alabama law, its too late.

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-05 08:01 PM | Reply

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"If there was a way to get Judge Pedo off the ballot I am all for it."

And I'm sure if there were a way for McConnell and the Senate to go on the record, they'd do it.

Too bad they don't control Congress.

#11 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-05 08:03 PM | Reply

And I'm sure if there were a way for McConnell and the Senate to go on the record, they'd do it.

Per my #6, they have already called on him to step down, and can refuse to seat him on moral turpitude grounds, letting 'Bama's Governor appoint Strange to serve another year until new elections can be held.

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-05 08:10 PM | Reply

"they have already called on him to step down, and can refuse to seat him on moral turpitude grounds"

They can also take a formal vote, before the ballot. Too bad they don't control Congress, right?

The President can also refuse to endorse Moore. Could've, now.

The RNC could also refuse to support his campaign. Instead, they're spending over a million bucks. IOW, contributing to the RNC = contributing to the campaign of Roy Moore.

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-05 08:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#13

RoC knows other actions could have been taken by now. The news of him being a pedo has been public for months now.

He honestly couldn't care less. He has posted a dozen sexual harassment threads and yet nothing about Moore.

Fact is. After the news broke about Moore, Trump went to his defense. The Alabama state legislature went to his defense. The RNC continues to support him. He still stands on their stage. He still represents them.

After the news broke about every liberal/democrat they resigned or were laid off/got fired.

But. The GOP still supports Moore the pedophile. And then on other threads post about how morally superior they are.

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-12-05 08:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Phony family values, phony fiscal discipline, phony concern for working people, phony patriotism. The only genuine thing about the GOP is its desire to serve the greedy and nothing else.

#15 | Posted by squinch at 2017-12-06 12:52 AM | Reply

The deep state should have left one of the poorest members of the exclusive cingress club alone....he is married to a homely felon half hiz age and doesnt have time for legislating and stuff.

He should have went for kids like that clown in that backwards craphole sothern state...ped obama....(someone else.coined that here).....kids are not too up on harassment laws and they are too gullible to demand payment.

#16 | Posted by mutant at 2017-12-06 07:56 AM | Reply

Thread is about Conyers so naturally the DR lefties want to make it about Moore.

#13 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

What will your reaction be if he wins and the Senate refuses to seat him?

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-12-06 02:42 PM | Reply

The GOP Senate is not going to refuse to seat one of their own.

What will your reaction be then? Glee.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-06 02:46 PM | Reply

What will your reaction be if he wins and the Senate refuses to seat him?
#17 | Posted by JeffJ

I'd be wondering why hell froze over. How bout you?

#19 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-12-06 02:48 PM | Reply

I'd be wondering why hell froze over. How bout you?

#19 | POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS

If the Senate refuses to seat Moore, the Republican governor will simply appoint Strange to fill the seat. Not seating Moore won't cost the GOP any political power, which is why I won't be surprised if they do it. Just like Conyers stepping down won't cost the Dems any political power. Probably the case with Franken as well.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-12-06 02:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What will your reaction be then? Glee.

#18 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

I'll be pissed if the Senate seats Moore.

#21 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-12-06 02:58 PM | Reply

Just not pissed enough to sever ties to the GOP.

But hey, you'll be pissed. Why, nobody knows. He will be voting exactly the way you want.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-06 03:06 PM | Reply

If the Senate refuses to seat Moore, the Republican governor will simply appoint Strange to fill the seat. Not seating Moore won't cost the GOP any political power, which is why I won't be surprised if they do it. Just like Conyers stepping down won't cost the Dems any political power. Probably the case with Franken as well.

Posted by JeffJ at 2017-12-06 02:57 PM | Reply

Moore shouldn't even be running. If the Republicans had any credibility they would demand him to drop out now.

#23 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-06 03:23 PM | Reply

RoC knows other actions could have been taken by now. The news of him being a pedo has been public for months now.
He honestly couldn't care less. He has posted a dozen sexual harassment threads and yet nothing about Moore.

---- you Shart, there are plenty of Moore threads already up and I have called for him to step down from day 1.

As for things that could be done, the National GOP has called for him to step down and stopped funding him, as has the RNC and all other non-Alabama Republican PACs have done the same. The people in Alabama are ------- for supporting him, but that is their problem, not mine.

The Senate can't vote pre-ballot to do anything, and McConnell has already said that he is going to refuse to seat him. When that happens, don't be pissed when I rub it in your face.

Take your hyperpartisan -------- elsewhere.

#24 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-06 03:25 PM | Reply

If the Republicans had any credibility they would demand him to drop out now.

#23 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2017-12-06 03:23 PM

As I have said repeatedly, they have, he won't and under Alabama law he can not be removed from the ballot.

The only legal option they have is to refuse to seat him and let the Governor appoint Strange to sit for another year.

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-06 03:27 PM | Reply

"Convyrs Resigns"

It's spelled "Converse".

#26 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-12-06 05:34 PM | Reply

That SOB was 20 years late.

#27 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-12-07 12:27 AM | Reply

Good Riddance. For all the good he did do legislatively the man was a vile human being based on what his accusers have described and been compensated over.

#28 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-07 09:23 AM | Reply

Wow, funny how this thread is about a democrat, but the liberals are whining about the Republican party.

Any why isn't this on the front page in bold font? This isn't newsworthy enough?

#29 | Posted by boaz at 2017-12-07 09:52 AM | Reply

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