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The Moore allegations

13 Nov

are just not believable. Yes, it could be true, but there is a very good reason for a statute of limitations–it’s hard to imagine that the recollections are veridical after some 38 years, especially when there are significant political issues involved. And the mother says that some things are just not true. I mean, could YOU defend yourself against something that allegedly happened 38 years ago?

I understand that “To the pure all things are pure,” and that the naïve are likely to believe anything (especially when it fits with their biases), but there is a real odor about this. Uh, there are times when people lie

In any case, there are reasons to think this allegation is really not true, or at the very least significantly distorted. Add to the time aspect as well as the obvious political gain issues, and I think we can safely dismiss this stuff out of hand. The most likely thing is that this is just a political hit job. The timing alone pulls very strongly for that. On the merits of the allegations alone, there is no reason to believe these things. The fact that you believe them tells us far more about YOU than it does about Roy Moore.

I deal all the time with the courts. And people often often lie to me to my face. I can tell you that this story may, in fact, be true. It may tell us something important about Roy Moore. And maybe not. But it certainly does smell bad. It has the odor of a smear. It looks like a smear.

In any case, what does what allegedly happened 38 years ago have to do with now? Just what is the link, here? And why is this just coming up now when it never has before (even though this is NOT Moore’s first public race)? Fishy. Very fishy.

UPDATE:  The Post hounded her to get the story in the first place. This was a political hit. Virtually for sure.

UDATE II: This is said very well.

 
 
  1. Oregonian

    November 13, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Why should I listen to Breitbart News over a dog-faced baboon?

     
    • Gregor Mendel

      November 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Don’t. Heavens to Betsy, don’t. But YOU decide what you think is true AND WHY. Then YOU take responsibility for your beliefs. But be VERY careful who you trust to be your teacher. Not all who say they know something actually do. Not all who say, “Lord, Lord” will enter into the kingdom of heaven…

       
  2. Oregonian

    November 13, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    There is a long list of prominent Republicans saying Moore should drop out.

    Even if he doesn’t drop out and wins the election, it’s likely the senate will kick him out.

    The GOP establishment isn’t stupid. They don’t want some Lolita drama going on for the next several years.

     
    • Gregor Mendel

      November 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      I agree that they don’t want that. But it will be hard for Democrats to capitalize on that with Bill Clinton being a frequent flyer on the “Lolita Express.”