by Jay Lorenz
Like many, when the sexual assault allegation against Roy Moore came out in the Washington Post last Thursday, I had flashbacks to the accusations against Donald Trump down the stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign. The timing of the story, one month before the election, against Moore, an anti-establishment Republican who looked almost certain to gain a seat in the Senate, seemed suspicious. I couldn’t help but be skeptical.
I’m not alone. In Alabama, and elsewhere in the country, most Republican voters do not believe the accusation against Roy Moore. People who were going to vote for Roy Moore before this are still going to vote for him, unless the allegation proves true or Moore drops out. Americans have been desensitized by Democrat and media lies. They simply do not believe the accusations. After the most massive and dishonest propaganda campaign in American political history against Donald Trump, the Democrats and the controlled leftist media have exposed themselves as liars and shills. These are also the same people trying to normalize every form of sexual degeneracy, from homosexuality, to transgenderism, to pedophilia. The double standard here is obvious, as many of the people pushing the Moore story have downplayed the actions of prominent Democrats such as Bill Clinton, or have protected perverts like Harvey Weinstein or Louis CK. Already the story is has become connected to the Democratic Party, as one of the accusers, Deborah Wesson Gibson, appears to have worked for Joe Biden as a sign language interpreter, and has made several social media posts that were anti-Trump and anti-Roy Moore. One could be forgiven for not immediately accepting the narrative from the left.
The Republican establishment has been more than happy to support the Democrats in their efforts. Cuckservatives want Moore gone even worse than the Democrats do. Establishment Republicans who never wanted Moore to run in the first place are now calling for him to step down. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell both said that Moore should step down if the allegation is true, and many others said he should step down regardless of its veracity. Failed Tennessee Senator Bob Corker tweeted, “Look, I’m sorry, but even before these reports surfaced, Roy Moore’s nomination was a bridge too far,” openly admitting that establishment motivation for attacking Moore is not due to the allegation, but the fact that they do not want him in the party. John Kasich called for Moore to step aside, tweeting, “I’ve long opposed Roy Moore & his divisive viewpoints. The actions described make him unfit for office. The GOP must not support him. He should step aside.” The most aggressive statements came from Mitt Romney, who tweeted:
“Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections. I believe Leigh Corfman. Her account is too serious to ignore. Moore is unfit for office and should step aside,”
and John McCain, who tweeted:
“The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of.”
All of these men jumped on the opportunity to sabotage the Republican Party, because it is leaving their neoliberal globalist platform behind. They would rather put a Democrat in office than someone who appeals to the Republican base. It’s clear their reasons for attacking Moore are less than dignified.
Moore has denied the accusation. He framed the story as an attack from the media and the political establishment, saying in a statement Saturday morning, “We do not intend to let the Democrats or the establishment Republicans or anybody else behind this story stop this campaign.” Moore also said the Post article is “fake news” and a “desperate attempt to stop my campaign for U.S. Senate.”
Moore then asked what many people are asking: “Why now?” Why didn’t this come to light at some point during Moore’s long public career? Moore warned that, “In the next few days there will be revelations about the motivations and the content of this article.” As we wait for more evidence, no one knows for sure the veracity of the claims against Moore. But in today’s political climate, I’m not taking accusations against anti-establishment politicians at face value. And neither is anyone else.