Residents of the county where GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore was once the assistant district attorney say it was common knowledge that he would flirt with and try to date teenage girls, The New Yorker and Alabama news source AL.com reported Monday. Local residents told AL.com that Moore had a reputation for approaching teenage girls long before last week´s bombshell Washington Post report alleged he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his early 30s. One woman, Wendy Miller, told AL.com that Moore approached her at a local mall in 1977, when she was 14 and working
Alinsky tactic overwhelming the system or flooding the zone. This is why we have a Sixth Amendment in criminal matters. Since this is being tried in the court of public opinion, we are all jurors. Where are discovery and cross-examination of the accusers and their evidence?
Time for some serious scrutiny, especially with Gloria Allred, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and others pushing these accusations. I, for one, have "resonable doubts" about the veracity of Beverly Young Nelson´s story.
I remember Rathergate and the font discovery that invalidated his document, and even Obama´s questionable "Certificate of Live Birth". With today´s technology, documents can be forged and/or doctored to the satisfaction of many. I want a thorough forensic examination of Beverly Nelson´s original yearbook: ink analysis, handwriting analysis and comparison with Moore´s handwriting at the time, and analysis and corroboration of other entries in the yearbook - all of it.
Then there is the Hannity interview, which no one has emphasized conflated Moore´s response to the allegations with his memory of actual events at the time. That, in my mind, explains much of the hesitation and confusion in the interview that some have cited as a "smoking gun".
Color me unconvinced. This is why Alabamians should vote for Moore, and allow time for hearings or whatever to confront and vet the accusers and their evidence. Then let the real facts and justice prevail in time for the 2018 primaries.
The last time I checked flirting is not a crime. There are many men who flirt and they are called ladies men or charming.
Did he ever get a young girl pregnant? Did he ever physically hurt a young women? Does he have a police record? How many times has he been married? Did he have a child out of wedlock? Did he pay for an abortion? What kind of man has he been for the past 40 years?
Funny how the press only has women from that time period making accusations.
I remember something that President Bush once said when THEY were trying to lynch him for being an alcoholic... "When I was young and stupid, I was young and stupid."
Moore is not going to survive this and the GOP will find a way to stop him from being elected.
A 32-year old man should not be flirting with underage girls. He was not doing this just to flirt. I was a teenager in the 70s and I know what flirting leads to - dates. He should have been dating women not girls. This is troubling behavior.
If Moore was running in my state I would still elect him. Why? These gals have been around since 30 years ago. Yet, not a peep out of them all the wile Moore has been a highly controversial figure. They have to have read papers and seen TV about him. Yet, not a peep! If he had really done something so evil and nasty to them as they are claiming now, would they have remained silent? Why now? someone is lying. And you know what? I do not think it is the candidate.
Go Judge Moore! And when you get in office, keep being a pain in the tush for these "Never Trumpers"!
The one good thing about Judge Moore is- if elected, at least we would have one SOB in our corner! It´s past time for that.
Smear tactics and lies worked to destroy Herman Cain, so why not use them again. I see disgusting GOPe Trump haters like Steve Hayes glibly talking like Roy Moore has already been convicted. All part of the Uniparty.
A 14 yo girl walks up with a year book and asks Moore for his signature. (or anyone she happens to see) Never happens???
A 14 yo girl "working" in a mall flirts with a man of importance who happens by and he responds in kind. She then tells him she´s nineteen. Never happens???
A 16 yo girl claims she´s 21 and is asked for a date by a 32 or 58 yo and he´s supposed to remember her. Never happens???
A 16 yo girl asks for a ride from a man she knows as a customer and a man of the law. She claims she´s nineteen and jumps his bones then brags about it. And now it´s rape! Never happens???
I don´t mean to say this happened in this case, but it was not unheard of back 30 years ago and it happens today even to Old Men. And Moore is expected to remember some young thing who asked him to sign her school year book? He was well known in town because of his positions. Because these girls knew him and he may have "flirted?" with them in response doesn´t mean he even knew who they were.
It’s not the nature of the evidence, it’s the seriousness of the allegations that matters Your Honor. The ends justify the means and in this case Mitch and Company are looking at as many ways as they can think of to destroy Roy and prevent him from being elected. Nice try but no cigar and this effort will be the catalyst to destroy your chance of being elected next time. Mitch McDumpty will have a great fall.
I´ve read someone´s comments tearing these things apart, Mr. Busy Moore was ALWAYS, EVERY NIGHT in this one restaurant AND hung out in the malls AND going to all the high school games? He MUST have been VERY busy!!
The whole truth is unknowable. That is why there are statutes of limitations. Moore apparently did date teenage girls when he was in his early 30s. Alabama voters will have to decide if that is reason not to vote for him.
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