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Monday, December 11, 2017

In his sternest rebuke yet, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said repeatedly Sunday his state can "do better" than electing fellow Republican Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate, making clear that a write-in candidate was far preferable to a man accused of sexual misconduct. Days before the pivotal race, Shelby, who is Alabama's senior senator, said he had already cast an absentee ballot for another, unspecified Republican, even as other prominent state Republicans fell in line behind Moore. "I couldn't vote for Roy Moore. I didn't vote for Roy Moore. But I wrote in a distinguished Republican name. And I think a lot of people could do that," Shelby told CNN's State of the Union. "The state of Alabama deserves better," he said. "There's a lot of smoke," Shelby said of Moore and his accusers. "Got to be some fire somewhere."

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Shelby said allegations that Moore had molested a 14-year-girl in particular were a "tipping point" in disqualifying him. His latest comments cast fresh doubt on a former judge that President Donald Trump and most Republican leaders in Alabama are backing to help maintain the party's narrow 52-48 majority in the Senate.

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Southern man
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Don't forget
what your good book said
Southern change
gonna come at last
Now your crosses
are burning fast
Southern man

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-10 09:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I didn't vote for Roy Moore. But I wrote in a distinguished Republican name."

Oh good job. You didn't vote FOR a pedophile, but you passed on your chance to vote against one. And you're hoping that's GOOD ENOUGH to still get you into heaven.

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-11 01:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You didn't vote FOR a pedophile, but you passed on your chance to vote against one.

Only in hyper partisan world is voting for anyone other than your Party not "voting against" the other Party.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-11 01:51 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter

I know what you were trying to say there but I think I have to say "a swing and a miss"... I had to re-read it several times and it just doesn't come out right - it's that "Party" word.

I agree with Speaksoftly. It's like casting a vote for neither Trump or Clinton. You threw that vote away. Of course if he would have voted for a Democrat the party would have lynched him on the spot...

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-11 01:59 PM | Reply

There isn't anyone from Alabama posting here is there? Would LOVE their take as they are getting direct exposure to all this.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-11 02:00 PM | Reply

It's like casting a vote for neither Trump or Clinton. You threw that vote away.

BS, just ask Lisa Murkowski.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-11 02:08 PM | Reply

God I hope Moore wins. I can see the 2018 campaign ads now...

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-11 02:16 PM | Reply

Every page on capital hill hopes he doesn't win.

#8 | Posted by qcp at 2017-12-11 02:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The National Mall won't be safe for kids anymore.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-11 02:38 PM | Reply

Only in hyper partisan world is voting for anyone other than your Party not "voting against" the other Party.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter

If keeping pedophiles out of power is important to you, then not voting for one is only HALF of what you could do to prevent that from happening. The other half would be voting for the person most likely to beat them.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-11 02:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4



It's looking quite close. In my view, too close to call...

www.realclearpolitics.com


#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-11 02:55 PM | Reply

What is sad for Alabama is that it is close. How partisan do you have to be to vote for someone who preyed on little girls?

#12 | Posted by bored at 2017-12-11 03:25 PM | Reply

Elise Jordan‏ @Elise_Jordan

Just got to Alabama and saw my first Roy Moore ad on tv: "They call us warmongers for wanting to rebuild the military, racists for wanting to secure the border and bigots for recognizing the sanctity of marriage, and they call us foolish for believing in God."
10:52 AM - 11 Dec 2017

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-12-11 03:47 PM | Reply

"Right-wing group sends 12-year-old girl to interview Roy Moore

"[We wanted] to show that there was a wide range of people who support Roy Moore."

video

thinkprogress.org

So.... that makes them what... pimps?

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-11 06:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They aren't right very often, but the republican party was 100% correct when they said gay marriage being legal would lead to the acceptance of pedophilia..

#15 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-12-12 05:11 AM | Reply

Republicans would vote for a 5 gallon bucket full of cow ---- if you applied an American flag sticker to it and scribbled a Bible verse on it with a sharpie.

Congratulations to Pedobama. Senator -------- will make you proud.

#16 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-12-12 05:37 AM | Reply

There isn't anyone from Alabama posting here is there? Would LOVE their take as they are getting direct exposure to all this.

#5 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

My VPN routes through Alabama, so I've seen the Roy Moore ads. Basically screw anyone that isn't explicitly against the b******.

#17 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-12-12 01:01 PM | Reply

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