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Alabama Senate Seat - Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:20 pm    Post subject: McConnell mocks Steve Bannon's 'political genius' Reply with quote

McConnell: Bannon’s ‘Political Genius’ Helped Lose Alabama

During his final press conference of the year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took a shot at Steve Bannon, the former Trump strategist who has positioned himself as a kingmaker for Republican candidates running against the so-called “establishment.” Asked if he blamed Bannon for Democratic candidate Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama’s special U.S. Senate election, McConnell took the opportunity to mock the supposed strategizing of the Breitbart chief. “Well, let me just say this: the political genius on display throwing away a seat in the reddest state in America is hard to ignore,” McConnell said. The Senate majority leader shied away from publicly endorsing the Republican candidate Roy Moore, an accused pedophile, while Bannon and Trump openly endorsed him even after a litany of sexual-misconduct allegations emerged.


Sen. McConnell mocks Steve Bannon's 'political genius'
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a holiday season press conference Friday to deliver a lump of coal to Steve Bannon, mocking the former White House adviser's "political genius" for costing Republicans an Alabama Senate seat.

McConnell, R-Ky., made the remark 10 days after the Bannon-backed Roy Moore lost a special election to Doug Jones, giving Democrats their first victory in an Alabama Senate race in a quarter century. Moore faced multiple allegations of improper conduct with teenagers decades ago and touted extremist views that repelled many women and minorities.

"The political genius on display, throwing away a seat in the reddest state in America, is hard to ignore," McConnell told reporters.

Bannon, who was President Donald Trump's strategist, has returned to the right-wing Breitbart News and has been openly seeking other GOP candidates who like Moore would support toppling McConnell as majority leader. McConnell backed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in the Republican primary.

McConnell declined to predict how many more GOP primaries there will be next year in which far-right challengers try ousting incumbents. Though Trump also backed Moore, McConnell said he believes the White House "will be in the same place I am, want to nominate people who can actually win."

Following a summer that saw Trump criticize McConnell for the Senate's failure to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, McConnell described a "really good" working relationship with Trump. He said the $1.5 trillion tax package Republicans pushed through Congress this week had "brought everybody together."

McConnell echoed earlier remarks in which he's all but ruled out a 2018 effort to overhaul benefit programs like welfare, saying such an effort would need bipartisan support in a Senate that will be divided 51-49 next year.

He said he'd devote floor time to bills "that have enough votes to pass." Of GOP senators who want to continue trying to repeal Obama's statute, McConnell said he'd like to do that but added, "I wish them well."

He also said:

—He'll meet with Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., in early January to discuss next year's agenda;

—He's committed to bringing immigration legislation to the Senate floor if a bipartisan group of senators can reach an agreement. He said "there is no emergency" to address the issue before March, which is the deadline Trump has set for lawmakers to reach agreement. McConnell also said Congress should address "chain" immigration, in which immigrants already in the U.S. help bring relatives into the country;

—He had "not been a fan" of Trump's tweeting until this week, when the president has used Twitter to laud GOP lawmakers for approving the tax bill. "I'm warming up to it," he said.

Asked if he'd visit Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida over the holiday, McConnell said the closest he'll get is attending a college football bowl game in Jacksonville, Florida.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject: Talk about a sore loser! Reply with quote

Roy Moore Moves to Block Alabama Election Certification

Failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore filed an election complaint late Wednesday to delay the certification of the recent special election “until a full investigation of voter fraud is conducted.” The Republican lost the race on Dec. 12 to Democrat Doug Jones but has refused to concede. He lost by more than 20,000 votes. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill is set to certify the results of the election on Thursday. “This is not a Republican or Democrat issue as election integrity should matter to everyone,” Moore said in a press release. “We call on Secretary of State Merrill to delay certification until there is a thorough investigation of what three independent election experts agree took place: election fraud sufficient to overturn the outcome of the election.” Just weeks before the vote, Moore was hit with credible allegations published in the Washington Post claiming that he had sexually abused teens. Moore has repeatedly denied the accusations.


Hey, then what about Trump's election?? confused

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:18 pm    Post subject: Moore Reply with quote

Please, no more Moore. He's nuts. shameless grin super weird crazy Eek
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: No more Moore! Reply with quote

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Please, no more Moore. He's nuts. shameless grin super weird crazy Eek

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Alabama Certifies Doug Jones As Senate Winner Over Roy Moore’s Objections
The Alabama Secretary of State’s office certified the Senate election results, just after a judge rejected Roy Moore’s attempt to block his defeat.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:47 am    Post subject: Trump blames Sessions for Moore's defeat Reply with quote

Trump blames Jeff Sessions for Roy Moore's defeat

To Donald Trump’s numerous gripes with his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, add this new one: The president apparently now partly blames him for Roy Moore’s electoral loss—because his departure from the U.S. Senate necessitated the Alabama election in the first place, the Associated Press reports. Moore’s loss to Democrat Doug Jones has only reportedly served for Trump as a reminder that nominating Sessions may have caused more harm than good. Trump has repeatedly called out Sessions on Twitter, slamming his AG as “weak” and “beleaguered” since he recused himself from the investigations into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign—and has privately entertained the idea of firing him.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:40 am    Post subject: Pathetic bigoted sore loser Reply with quote

Sore Alabama Senate Race Loser Roy Moore Goes After Doug Jones’ Gay Son
Arch-homophobe Judge Roy Moore won’t accept he lost the Senate election in Alabama to Doug Jones, so today this sorest of sore losers went after his opponent’s gay son, Carson.
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Judge Roy Moore cannot accept that he lost the race to become Alabama senator to Democrat Doug Jones.

Eight days after his loss, he has not conceded the race.

He appears to be the sorest and most deluded of losers.

Having attacked LGBT people for years, and used homophobia as part of his campaign, now in the ashes of self-denial surrounding his defeat he has turned to homophobia again to stoke his supporters.

On his Facebook page today, Moore, or a member or members of his staff, posted an interview with Carson Jones, Doug Jones’ gay son, conducted by The Advocate (a post that appeared to have been later removed).

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:53 pm    Post subject: Roy Moore has a nerve!! Reply with quote

Roy Moore Begs for Donations to Fight Accuser's Defamation Lawsuit

Failed Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has issued a public plea for money to help him fight a defamation lawsuit filed by a woman who says he molested her when she was 14. In a statement posted on Facebook Friday, Moore portrays the lawsuit as part of an attack waged by the “liberal media,” “gays,” “lesbians,” and “transgenders” to derail his “influence in the 2018 elections.” “My resources have been depleted and I have struggled to make ends meet,” he writes, adding that his legal fees could top $100,000. He makes no mention of Leigh Corfman, the woman who filed the lawsuit in January, instead referencing only a “vicious attack from lawyers in Washington D.C. and San Francisco.” Corfman, one of several women who came forward during Moore's bid for Alabama Senate to allege sexual misconduct, is not seeking financial compensation as part of her lawsuit, demanding instead a public apology for remarks she says publicly maligned her. Moore suggested her allegations against him were “politically motivated” and “malicious” lies.


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