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Suburbs Rebel Against Trump, Threatening Republicans in Congress

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“Republicans are being obliterated in the suburbs,” said Chris Vance, a former chairman of the Washington State Republican Party. “I don’t think the Republican Party has a future in any state like Washington or Virginia, or Oregon or California, or many other places, where the majority of the voters are from urban or suburban areas.”

Mr. Vance placed the blame squarely on Mr. Trump: “Among college-educated suburbanites, he is a pariah.” In Washington, D.C., congressional Republicans braced for a new wave of retirements just one day after another pair of House members, veteran Representative Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey and Representative Ted Poe of Texas, declared they would not seek re-election. Mr. Dent, channeling the exasperation of his colleagues, suggested an exodus might be imminent.
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A refugee from Liberia was elected Mayor of Helena, MT.

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I just heard Charlie Sykes say that earlier today Steve Schmidt referred to yesterday's elections as a victory by the coalition of the decent.
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Washington state just went total Democrat control of state government so now we got no checks and balance. This is a reaction of Trump being our fearless leader and the far right Republicans that elected him. I expect more of this backlash and it isn't good for any of us.
Both side of this need to realize that we need to have policies that represent all of us. The old white men that have run the country are giving it to Women, African Americans, and Gays with their policies. I don't have a problem with who they are but I have a problem that they are far too far left.
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I posted this in the harassment thread, but it probably belongs here also

Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32

The pedophile Judge Roy Moore?

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Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.
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Aside from Corfman, three other women interviewed by The Washington Post in recent weeks say Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s, episodes they say they found flattering at the time, but troubling as they got older. None of the women say that Moore forced them into any sort of relationship or sexual contact.
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Judge Moore. I wonder how this will turn out.

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In The Post's report, Leigh Corfman accuses Moore of initiating sexual touching with her back in the 1970s, when she was 14 and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. Three other women say Moore pursued them when he was in his 30s and they were between the ages of 16 and 18. "I wasn’t ready for that — I had never put my hand on a man’s penis, much less an erect one,” Corfman told The Post about one encounter with Moore. She added: "I wanted it over with -- I wanted out."
The GOP’s Roy Moore and Steve Bannon nightmare just came true
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Judge Moore. I wonder how this will turn out.



The GOP’s Roy Moore and Steve Bannon nightmare just came true
People will see this for what it is, gutter politics from shady politicians, published in a Democratic media outlet that has already endorsed Moore's liberal opponent. This will backfire on the left and Moore will take his liberal Democratic opponent to the woodshed for a little arse whopping.

Here is his statement:

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He has been a candidate in four hotly-contested statewide political contests, twice as a gubernatorial candidate and twice as a candidate for chief justice. He has been a three-time candidate for local office, and he has been a national figure in two ground-breaking, judicial fights over religious liberty and traditional marriage. After over 40 years of public service, if any of these allegations were true, they would have been made public long before now.
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Well, Danny boy,

The women all went on the record in a well-reported story by the mainstream media.

I suggest we keep our eyes on the story.
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People will see this for what it is, gutter politics from shady politicians, published in a Democratic media outlet that has already endorsed Moore's liberal opponent. This will backfire on the left and Moore will take his liberal Democratic opponent to the woodshed for a little arse whopping.

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That's quick. What criteria do you use to so swiftly question the credibility of the accuser? She's not working for the political opposition; she did not seek out the Post; she claims she voted for Trump.

You seem to belong to the badbreath camp. If the accused is someone you support or admire, the accusers must be lying. I do not know if the accusations are true. Neither do you.
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McConnell: Moore should step down if allegations true | TheHill

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Moore has been the favorite to win against Democratic candidate Doug Jones, but the shocking revelations could roil the race.

It's unclear whether the Alabama state party will stand by the nominee, but Alabama law bars any candidate from withdrawing their name within 76 days of an election. That could present a situation where Moore's name is on the ballot but he cannot be certified the winner if he wins, according to Alabama state law.

Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who ran against and lost to Moore in the September GOP primary for the Senate seat, could run a write-in campaign following the allegations against Moore. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Thursday she has talked to Strange about potentially running a write-in campaign.
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That's quick. What criteria do you use to so swiftly question the credibility of the accuser? She's not working for the political opposition; she did not seek out the Post; she claims she voted for Trump.

You seem to belong to the badbreath camp. If the accused is someone you support or admire, the accusers must be lying. I do not know if the accusations are true. Neither do you.
To say the timing of these allegations, as well as the source, which already endorsed the Democrat, is suspect would be an understatement. You don't find it odd that the accuser would wait 40 years to level these allegations and then choose to do so during the course of a political campaign that only last a few weeks or months? And the accuser voting for Trump is irrelevant, both Trump and McConnell endorsed the other Republican who lost to Moore in the primary.
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To say the timing of these allegations, as well as the source, which already endorsed the Democrat, is suspect would be an understatement. You don't find it odd that the accuser would wait 40 years to level these allegations and then choose to do so during the course of a political campaign that only last a few weeks or months? And the accuser voting for Trump is irrelevant, both Trump and McConnell endorsed the other Republican who lost to Moore in the primary.
To say that anything you have written is even in the same area code as a credible defense is absolutely laughable. That is just pathetic.
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To say the timing of these allegations, as well as the source, which already endorsed the Democrat, is suspect would be an understatement. You don't find it odd that the accuser would wait 40 years to level these allegations and then choose to do so during the course of a political campaign that only last a few weeks or months? And the accuser voting for Trump is irrelevant, both Trump and McConnell endorsed the other Republican who lost to Moore in the primary.
I think that it follows the pattern of a great number of these allegations. Reporters (who you can absolutely argue have the timing of the election in mind) hear a rumor and seek it out. Weinstein, Spacey, Cosby, Louis CK. Of course, reporters are hunting a story, no question there (that doesn't make it untrue, especially when multiple corroborators come forward). That also does not determine the credibility of the accusers. Many, many of the accusers in all of the cases in the news lately only told family or friends. A great many, for whatever reason, did not have the courage to come forward at the time.
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To say the timing of these allegations, as well as the source, which already endorsed the Democrat, is suspect would be an understatement. You don't find it odd that the accuser would wait 40 years to level these allegations and then choose to do so during the course of a political campaign that only last a few weeks or months? And the accuser voting for Trump is irrelevant, both Trump and McConnell endorsed the other Republican who lost to Moore in the primary.
There were 4 women who were teenagers on the record in the story, not just one. Illegal behavior was only alleged by one, but the other 3, between the ages of 16 and 18 at the time of their stories, do establish a pattern of behavior on Moore's part.

Who do you say is the source? Cough up some of your local knowledge. What are your sources?
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To say that anything you have written is even in the same area code as a credible defense is absolutely laughable. That is just pathetic.
You speak the truth.

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