The 'If True' Cowardice
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1472) 14 days ago
"The 'If True' Cowardice" by David Leonhardt, New York Times, November 10, 2017

"She was 14 years old at the time. Roy Moore was a 32-year-old prosecutor. He took her to his home in the woods, the woman says, removed both her clothes and his and then molested her.

The Washington Post’s story about Moore — centered around that allegation — is detailed and persuasive. It included named sources, corroborating evidence and multiple disturbing incidents.

After the story’s publication yesterday, the most common reaction from other Republicans was a conditional condemnation that revolved around the words 'if true.' A spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence said, 'If true, this would disqualify anyone from serving in office.' Mitch McConnell’s statement was similar.

It’s a wholly insufficient response.

I understand why senators might make their immediate response conditional. Maybe they didn’t yet read the story. But once you have read the story, there is only one decent response: Moore, the Republican nominee to become Alabama’s next senator, needs to quit the race immediately."

Read more at:

https://www.nytimes.com/2...collection

https://www.washingtonpos...faa7f04315
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 13 days ago
Oh I get MCD, You just want to throw Republicans under the bus. Never forget the Clinton's.
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Posted by David Schott (+11223) 13 days ago
Reply to The man from snowy plains (#373807)
President Clinton was impeached by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives for perjury and obstruction of justice related to hearings regarding a consensual sexual affair he allegedly had with an adult woman. President Clinton was subsequently acquitted by the Republican-controlled Senate. Did you miss all that, Snowy?

In the end, President Clinton remained in office. Republican Representative Newt Gingrich, however, wound up resigning in shame.
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 13 days ago
True, how ever Clinton lost his law licence for perjury. His famous line "It depends what is Is"

East coast failing news continue to put out Progressive fake news along with CNN. This is story of FOLLOW the money.

To inject a personal opinion "Conservatives and Progressive are imploding from within..A possible solution could be term limits in the Congress and Senate.Our polorized news networks are failing.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1472) 11 days ago
Yes, after spending $80 million on the various aspects of the Whitewater investigations, all the Special Prosecutors could come up with against Bill and Hillary Clinton was that Bill Clinton lied about having an affair with another consenting adult female who was not his wife.

http://edition.cnn.com/AL...obe.costs/

While we are strolling down bad memory lane, let's not forget former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert (R-IL), who spent time in prison for lying to the FBI about cash withdrawals and payments he made to hide that he was paying someone for his misconduct.

After an investigation, it turns out that Hastert's misconduct was that he sexually abused at least four boys, as young as 14, when he coached a high school wrestling program in Illinois in the 1960s, 70s and early 80s.

https://www.nytimes.com/2...pe=article

https://www.nytimes.com/2...ncing.html
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 11 days ago
https://1995blog.com/2016/01/19/beyond-impeachment-the-penalties-bill-clinton-paid/
Slick Willy and Hellery
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 11 days ago
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/14/bill-clinton-ditched-secret-service-on-multiple-lo/

And yet more recent Wet Willy Escapades.
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 10 days ago
As a personal opinion, For the sake of the institution, Judge Moore of Alabama should step off this election cycle rather than disgrace it.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9901) 10 days ago
Reply to The man from snowy plains (#373826)
The man from snowy plains wrote:
As a personal opinion, For the sake of the institution, Judge Moore of Alabama should step off this election cycle rather than disgrace it.


Thank you very much for injecting a sane opinion amongst some seriously f'd up statements from white racist Alabama crackers. My favorite : "Joseph was middle aged, and Mary was a teenager, and they made Jesus." That is soooo f'd up it makes you want to just bang your head against the wall. No wonder we are the dumbest developed nation in the world.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9901) 10 days ago
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9901) 10 days ago
Just when you think Republican whack jobs can't get any worse, they sink to a new low.

Rush Limbaugh: Roy Moore ‘Was a Democrat’ When He’s Accused of Targeting Teen Girls

https://www.yahoo.com/ent...19801.html

You can't make this stuff up.
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+1486) 9 days ago
Leave it to Sex Tourist Rush Limbaugh, Gunnar.
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