Rush Limbaugh is Wrong – Alabama is Not McConnell -vs- Bannon, It’s Bigger…

CTH has attempted to stay away from talking about the Alabama ‘clown show‘, all of it, since we made our position clear long before the primary run-off race.  Play stupid games, win stupid prizes etc.

My concern with the Alabama mess was a very simple MAGA issue: riding horses to polling stations does not establish a connection to the man or woman who hit the necessary alarm clock at 5:15am to pay the bills.  Those are MAGA people. That’s the essence of the Trump coalition.

The MAGA coalition I know has never been predisposed to racism, sexism, nativism, or any other kind of “ism” or “ist”, because we’ve never been not busy. It takes time to give a rats-ass about bathroom police, social justice etc. Time and energy for that, who has it?

The current position of the epic fiasco was/is entirely predictable…. warnings, deaf ears, blah-blah-blah; water under the bridge.  That said, the current race to the exits by all of the fly-by-nights (populist wallflowers) is embarrassing to see play out.

Factually, I feel sorry for Mr. and Mrs. Roy Moore… However, I don’t have a smidgen of sympathy for the noob-right financial opportunists: Steve Bannon, Laura Ingraham, Sebastian Gorka et al, or the political Roberts-The-Bruce: Ted Cruz, Mike Lee etc. Heck, I’m still waiting for the ‘Use El Chappo Money to Build The Wall‘ bill…  I digress.

So why engage now?  Well, today Rush Limbaugh weighs in in using the customary (passive aggressive/mamet principle) approach to frame the argument as: “The Roy Moore Soap Opera is Really About McConnell -vs- Bannon”.   No, no it’s not.

I understand the frame of reference, why Limbaugh views it that way, but that’s not an accurate assessment.

The UniParty is against Roy Moore, not just simply Mitch McConnell and the professional political apparatus within the GOP elitist class.  Things are not what they were in 2014.

In 2014 such a Limbaugh framework would be accurate (though the GOPe cat had his tongue back then).  Indeed, during the 2014 Thad Cochran -vs- Chris McDaniel race the current perspective of Limbaugh would have been accurate.  But that was then, this is now 2017.

In 2014 there were billions worth of personal and party indulgences at stake; in 2017 there are trillions of UniParty indulgences at stake.

In 2014 Mitch McConnell was trying to use Thad Cochran to defeat the Tea party.  In 2017 the entire apparatus of the DC system is trying to use Alabama to defeat the existential risk that is Donald Trump.

If ‘political strategist’ Steve Bannon, or ‘political thinker’ Rush Limbaugh, were half as smart as they say they are, they’d chip in buy a vowel, get a clue and see that.

This is no longer small enough for individual personalities, this is a much bigger zero-sum outcome battle albeit with useful side-benefits in smacking Bannon’s ego down to size etc.  Which, in all honesty, speaking as a person on the same side while watching the idiots on our team giving the enemy ammunition, would not be a bad thing – AT ALL.

Domestic DC battles are to billions what multinational UniParty battles are to trillions.   Alabama is bigger than McConnell or Bannon.  Alabama is now as much about NAFTA, China, renegotiated trade deals, geopolitical alliances and Saudi Arabia, and the trillions swirling around via multinational corporate interests.

The swamp is engaged, self-aware and the deep-state part is self actuated now.  Instructions are no longer needed.  Each cell can operate independently to protect itself from any confrontation.  Thus the arguments are bigger; every angle is weighed as does it improve position, or does it weaken position… way-points are transparent. Globalists don’t need to give direction in feet or inches, the battle is much bigger, more broad – the decisions are about “generalized direction”.

Example: NAFTA Round #5 (Mexico) begins this week:  “lest trade disputes create friction with NAFTA-supporting Republican lawmakers.”

Example: “Republicans” control all senate hearings:

Example: Remember when the Senate voted unanimously to block President Trump from making recess appointments?   That rule required “unanimity”, a single Republican senator could block the Senate from handcuffing President Trump.  Not a single Republican broke ranks.

The professional political class in DC, the UniParty, is not confronting Steve Bannon though he’d probably like to make money off that outlook. The united political apparatus is confronting something far more consequential than the annoyance that Bannon represents; they are confronting the framework of ‘America First’.

That bigger dynamic is what’s adverse to their interests.  Bannon is an annoying gnat.

When you accept that difference you are then prepared to ask yourself the question(s):

♦What would/will the professional apparatus do to protect their interests?

♦How far are they willing to go to oppose anything that appears adverse to those interests?

“Christmas Yearbooks”?

Written in two sets of handwriting?

Using two different inks?

Uh huh.

Go read about a republican operative named Harvey Leroy “Lee” Atwater, and how he trained a young protege’ named Karl Christian Rove in political warfare against other republicans.

Remember, from the Uniparty’s perspective they have nothing to lose in Alabama by getting caught making crap up.  They were going to lose the race anyway…. so why not pull out the black arts.   It’s simply how they roll.

ps. Friends in Alabama, you must fight like an insurgency.

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918 Responses to Rush Limbaugh is Wrong – Alabama is Not McConnell -vs- Bannon, It’s Bigger…

  1. fedback says:

    This was so predictable. People decided not to listen to Trump and here we are
    Bannon and Moore need to clean up this mess
    Sick and tired of the Bannon/ Breitbart cult. Looks like Bannon is in it for Bannon

    Glad that Bannon is out of the WH: Don’t trust him

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  2. dobbsfan says:

    Yeah….we’ve seen this strategy by the left and GOPe before.

    His name was Herman Cain. Smearing, slanderous albeit untrue unsubstantiated lies can take down any campaign.

    Prayers for Judge Moore.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. grandmotherpatriot says:

    Another great post- Sundance. Today my credit score went up to 845 so I will be funding the Treehouse.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Icandy55 says:

    You missing the entire point. This is a trial balloon to nullify the people’s vote based on nothing more than rumor. Period.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Lindenlee says:

      And the move to have the state GOP nullify Moores candidacy, thereby disenfranchised the voters who want him, is very much akin to the delegate crap they pulled in the primaries…”The party selects, the voters elect”, i.e., we peon voters only get to vote on the pre-selected swampy candidates that the unitparty gives us. So we end up with no representation at all.

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    • V.Lombardi says:

      The author of this article completely missed the point, for his purpose of criticizing Rush, Ingraham & Bannon. It’s transparent.

      Liked by 1 person

      • James says:

        V.Lombardi, I think you make a valid point. I don’t know what his purpose was in criticizing Rush, Ingraham & Bannon but I do take issue with some of the points in the article and in particular will say that he missed the mark on Rush when the author (Sundance) wrote:

        “So why engage now? Well, today Rush Limbaugh weighs in in using the customary (passive aggressive/mamet principle) approach to frame the argument as: “The Roy Moore Soap Opera is Really About McConnell -vs- Bannon”. No, no it’s not.”

        No, no it’s not was written in red. That’s a poor way of characterizing what Rush said. In fact Rush said:

        “This is a microcosm of what they’re trying to do to Trump. They’re essentially trying to say Trump is not fit, Trump is not worthy, Trump is not justified. There’s a coup that’s been underway to essentially disregard the duly constituted presidential election of 2016.”

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  5. trapper says:

    I can’t read 700+ comments, so if this has already been covered I apologize in advance.

    OK, Bannon backs Kelli Ward against Flake, then Bannon operatives who had joined her campaign got a close look at her and quit, saying she is not the Trumpster she makes herself out to be, Flake quits, and now Arizona gets … what? PDJT endorses Strange in Alabama (a Republican who could get elected, recall Reagan) over Moore, whom Bannon backs. Moore wins, Bannonite backers briefly celebrate, but then Moore backers get blindsided by the sex scandal stuff.

    Mr. Bannon doesn’t seem to be doing so well as a political advisor, backing lame horses. Did PDJT know what was coming?

    Why would anyone who claims to be a Trumpster back another candidate AGAINST the candidate Trump endorsed and held a rally for? People keep crashing their political planes into the side of Trump Mountain. No one learns, even some of us who claim to support Trump.

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    • yy4u says:

      My guess? Luther Strange was McConnell’s man, would have voted as McConnell wanted once he had secured his six year term. President Trump could not not endorse a sitting senator who had voted (with permission from McConnnell I bet) 100% for Trump policies.
      Republican senators have a history of running one way and voting another — see John McCain who ran on repealing and replacing ObamaCare in Nov. 2016 and then in 2017 was one of the four votes AGAINST repealing and replacing ObamaCare.

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    • MAGAbear says:

      Do you honestly not think that Strange wouldn’t have been put thru the ringer if he had gotten the nomination? In his case by the left. But as it looks like what’s happening to Moore was done at least in part by GOPe, how does that make Bannon the villian? And as far as who Trump has endorsed, he hasn’t always backed the right candidate (e.g. McCain).

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    • Bannon has called Drudge out – he is 100% standing by Moore

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    • Mark Hinge says:

      I’m thinking Trump and Bannon are working in concert. Bannon is on the outside working to replace the establishment guys while Trump uses them in the meantime; and where Bannon fails, Trump doesn’t suffer the consequenses of having tried. Just a thought…


  6. malikknows says:

    Yrd, this is a great post. But I’d quibble and say it is really about Trump, rather than America First. Defeat Trump, America First dies. If they kill Moore, then those arguments will be used against Trump. They are so desperate/committed that they are throwing Bill Clinton under the bus after 20 years, and a whole host of other leftwing worthies. Many ladies will all of a sudden come forward and make decades old claims.

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  7. V.Lombardi says:

    Limbaugh knows it is bigger, but his statement that it is also McConnell versus Bannon is correct. They are not mutually exclusive. The author wishes to outdo Rush as a goal in this writing. People can have good motives and still make money. How gratuitous to also trash Bannon & Ingraham as profiteers, indicating jealousy. This site is largely an ego trip.

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    • James says:

      V.Lombardi, I think you make a valid point. I don’t know what his purpose was in criticizing Rush, Ingraham & Bannon but I do take issue with some of the points in the article and in particular will say that he missed the mark on Rush when the author (Sundance) wrote:

      “So why engage now? Well, today Rush Limbaugh weighs in in using the customary (passive aggressive/mamet principle) approach to frame the argument as: “The Roy Moore Soap Opera is Really About McConnell -vs- Bannon”. No, no it’s not.”

      No, no it’s not was written in red. That’s a poor way of characterizing what Rush said. In fact Rush said:

      “This is a microcosm of what they’re trying to do to Trump. They’re essentially trying to say Trump is not fit, Trump is not worthy, Trump is not justified. There’s a coup that’s been underway to essentially disregard the duly constituted presidential election of 2016.”


    • James says:

      V.Lomardi, oops, oops I duplicated a response I made to you above. sorry everyone. But here is a new response to your comment here (I hope).

      Here again you make some insightful points. And the money thing – I don’t get that. I mean, who doesn’t want to make money. And calling them profiteers – obviously he can’t know that.


  8. rumpole2 says:

    If you concede that a mere accusation is sufficient in deciding how you regard Judge Moore, then you are conceding that Mob rule takes precedent over our established concept of Justice. The “golden thread” of “Innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt” is lost. The Judicial outcome matrix, intentionally weighted to ensure that INNOCENT persons are not punished.. even at the expense of letting some guilty people walk free, is turned on it’s head.
    You have abandoned the principle that the ONUS is on the Prosecution (accuser) to prove a case. You are in the realm of “GUILTY.. Unless you can prove your innocence”. Which is fraught with danger, since “proving a negative” can often be impossible.
    And you can FORGET the 5th amendment!!! The right to remain silent is GONE.. if you insist that accused people MUST prove themselves innocent.. or be regarded as guilty

    The fundamental principles of British (US) justice are being abandoned. It is a ploy to claim that somehow the fundamental principles of “Justice” only apply in the formal setting of a court. The system of justice is supposed to apply across society.

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  9. Senate cannot legally refuse to seat Moore if he wins – decided in a SCOTUS case in 1969:

    “Both houses of the United States Congress have refused to seat new members based on Article I, Section 5 of the United States Constitution which states that, “Each House shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members, and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner, and under such penalties as each House may provide.” This had been interpreted that members of the House of Representatives and of the Senate could refuse to recognize the election or appointment of a new representative or senator for any reason, often political heterodoxy or criminal record. Powell v. McCormack (1969) limited the powers of the Congress to refuse to seat an elected member to when the individual does not meet the specific constitutional requirements of age, citizenship or residency. From the decision by Chief Justice Earl Warren: “Therefore, we hold that, since Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., was duly elected by the voters of the 18th Congressional District of New York and was not ineligible to serve under any provision of the Constitution, the House was without power to exclude him from its membership.”

    The Federal Contested Elections Act of 1969 currently lays out the procedures by which each House determines contested elections.”

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  10. yy4u says:

    Here’s what I think Roy Moore should do.

    Maintain his innocence.
    Point out this is what was done to Herman Cain, Donald Trump and to some extent Jack Ryan (and also that Sen from LA whose wife put the kabash on the dirty trick).
    Ask Alabamans to support him, to not be cheated out of their vote
    If he wins, he will pursue this by making those who accused him, including the Washington Post, PROVE their accusations in a court of law
    That he will launch a multi milion dollar law suit against the Post, the money to be donated he wins if he wins to be donated to charity
    Ask that every American join with him in stopping these elections by slander

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  11. JohnPaulJohnes says:

    McConnell could have avoided this whole mess by passing a law where all Senators must submit and pledge loyalty to the Senate majority leader.

    McConnell has been so great at passing legislation in the Senate, so this should be an easy bill to pass.


  12. Luther Strange’s campaign tried and failed to confirm Roy Moore allegations

    “About six or seven months ago, Sen. Luther Strange’s campaign heard that Roy Moore “liked to chase women around the courthouse,” according to two Alabama Republican sources.

    At the time, Moore faced a three-way Republican primary against Strange and Rep. Mo Brooks. In a tight race, it was clear the rumor could prove politically lethal.

    “We did a lot of research. We tried and tried and tried,” one source said. “I think if we were able to find the names out, we probably would have passed it along to a reporter to track down … We just weren’t able.”

    The second source said the campaign “was never able to get any solid information or leads or corroboration. Just like many people in Alabama, we heard a rumor.”

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    • James says:

      Did you ever notice that there is a lot of this “sources say” going around? Did you ever notice how many of the hit pieces by the MSM about PDT said something like “a source in the White House said…”?

      I don’t what is true about Roy Moore but whenever I read an article that says “sources say” red flags immediately go up all over the place.

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      • Problem is, pretty much EVERY article is written that way these days. I actually started keeping count in every article I read – very rare to find anything but these phrases. That is why it is so very hard to determine fact from fiction – intentionally, I know.

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        • Back in my college days (the immediate years after Watergate), I was given the volunteer job of writing scripts for the 10-watt station newscast, and copies of the St. Louis Dispatch were furnished me so I could crib from the articles to furnish the show news copy. I noticed for the first time how many national stories were headlining news based on nothing more than anonymous sources. So I put in the scripts that literally stated there were rumors of such-and-such news item happening, because I figured it wasn’t really confirmed if no one was willing to come out on record on it. Frankly I’d do the same to wire copy today in hopes local audiences would catch on to just how little substance there is to this kind of so-called news.

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          • I will occasionally take a particularly grievous example and use it as an example in a Letter to the Editor of our local paper. Everyone has become conditioned to accept this misdirection and obfuscation based on the masthead of the periodical or site where it is read.


  13. sunnydaze says:

    hah. Turns out Hannity worked in Athens , AL. in the early 90’s as an afternoon Talk Show host. He spoke of himself as “the most talked about College Radio host in the America.”

    Wonder if he ever signed any H.S. Yearbooks for the local H.S. girls and 18 YO College students while he was out eating lunch or anything?

    “…….after leaving KCSB, Hannity placed an ad in radio publications presenting himself as “the most talked about college radio host in America.” Radio station WVNN in Athens, Alabama (part of the Huntsville market), then hired him to be the afternoon talk show host.[10] From Huntsville, he moved to WGST in Atlanta in 1992……”

    See how easy that is, Sean?

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  14. Kaco says:

    I just called the RNC and left a message. That I couldn’t believe that the RNC and the Congress majority leaders are under the belief it is guilty until proven innocent, and that they think that we’re this stupid to fall for a yearbook with two different inks and handwriting and all these false accusers that didn’t make themselves known until now. And that they’d rather the Dems get majority so it comes down to Obamacare and collectivism and that’s what the GOP wants. I told them to consider me off their list.

    Roy Moore better get off his butt and do something to save his hide from this witch hunt.

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  15. Bacall says:

    Thank you, thank you, Rumpole 2. We should not concede our constitutional rights to due process. The rule of law does apply here: Roy Moore is innocent of the accusations until he is proven guilty in a court of law by a jury of his peers. I am still praying for him and his wife and his brother and mother and his whole supportive traumatized family. Salem witch trials are what we have here: the evil thugs of rumor and innuendo should not rule the day on any serious matter. We should turn our backs on these villains. In the process I learned that my Republican Senator — Jim Risch — is one of them: “et tu, brute?”

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  16. Acumenmac says:

    This is as easy to see as the nose on your face in the bathroom mirror. Great analysis.
    They (the uni-party) want Moore defeated for all their agenda reasons as mentioned.. This is the most concentrated attack in history. This makes Clarence Thomas hearing look like a walk in the park.

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  17. Well well well that Moore presser at 5PM was pretty darn good. He’s not quitting, and he’s defiantly ignoring the chortling for his demise. I for one like the guy and believe him. He has a long history of fighting liberal loons and their Satanic Majesty. Good for him!

    One other thing: I met my lovely wive when we were both in college- me working on a PhD and she a freshman. I was 11 years older than her. She was 19 when I met her. She turned 20 on our third date. We began dating exclusively when she was 21, and married when she was 22. Does that make me a pedophile? Explain that to her and my 3 grown children. Seriously- people need to get a grip and some dang perspective.

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  18. ditzee58 says:

    Did y’all see the press conference wil Moore’s attorney? He said that Judge Moore handled Beverly Young Nelson’s divorce. She had said that she had no dealings with him in the years since he supposedly signed her yearbook.
    Note to women or men who plan to go after anyone, do not hire Gloria Allred. Seems she does not do her due diligence. I mean, come on, you’re going to represent a woman making an accusation 40 years after something supposedly happened. She tells you that she had nothing to do with the accused in over 40 years. As an ATTORNEY, what would be easier than searching PUBLIC records to verfiy? I sincerely hope that Judge Moore goes after the media, the accusers, and that scummy Allred.

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  19. At a bare minimum, the close-up pictures of that “signature” introduce reasonable doubt (if not provide outright proof of fraud). And Judge Moore’s team ought to be all over that detail like flies on fresh poop. One of my colleagues here in Michigan suggested that the money trail on this smear campaign might lead to senate republican leadership, assuming that the money trail is traceable in the first place.

    I worked on Herman Cain’s campaign back in in 2011, and I’m pretty sure that he can relate to the crap that’s being slung at Roy right now (as could Bill Cosby, now that I think of it).

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    • Glad to see someone else doesn’t believe this crap about Cosby. I would venture a guess that some sleazy activity was there but it would have been consensual, IMO.


      • Kaco says:

        I kind of wondered if Cosby wasn’t a hit job, too. He was always America’s Dad. And one of the few prominent black person to tell his people to pull their pants up, stop acting like punks, and get an education. Doesn’t fit with BLM or Soros’ plans.

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        • garylthmp says:

          Even if he’s guilty, if you only call him to account for it when you want to punish him for not getting in line with the Uniparty, in my mind your knowing about it and ignoring it for years makes you as guilty as he is as an accomplice and accessory.


    • rumpole2 says:

      It is quite RIDICULOUS that more and more people (even lawyers) come out with statements like “I believe the accusers”…. with no evidence.. just a “gut feeling”

      THAT is the same stance as the various rioting mobs take… they just KNOW that “Hands up don’t shoot” was real. They are SURE that all cops shooting dindus are guilty of Murder… same same… Judge Moore is guilty of sexual advances on a 14 year old. Even though the creepy behavior described (even if true) is NOT irredeemable… if somebody was found guilty of such a thing…. it would be past it’s “use-by date” well before 40 years had passed.

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  20. From GP on the most recent Roy Moore accuser:

    “[Nelson & Gloria Allred] said that Ms. Nelson after the allegations had never seen or had any contact with Judge Moore… In 1999, Ms. Nelson filed a divorce action… The judge assigned was Roy S. Moore,” said Roy Moore’s Attorney.

    Apparently the divorce action was dismissed by Judge Moore. If you were looking for her motivation this is it. That and probably a few thousand $$ from the Wash comPost.

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  21. rumpole2 says:

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  22. What if the Roy that signed the yearbook was the boyfriend who always picked her up at work? Someone needs to get a copy of that yearbook and find out who the Roys are. Don’t be surprised if she signed his yearbook next to his picture.
    Bannon is baiting the GOPe. Luther Strange was part of that. Remember he voted along with the rest of the Senate to keep them in session.
    Let’s call on the Roy who signed her yearbook to come forward and admit he was the one who signed her yearbook.


    • Sassy says:

      Or the Rays. Remember Allred “mistakenly” said Ray, not Roy, and the woman had to correct her. Maybe Gloria didn’t make a mistake after all.


  23. rumpole2 says:

    And we have a SIXTH accuser…. claims 1991….Moore grabbed her ass as she was leaving his office… she was older woman (28)… with 2 kids.. so NOT the “Underage meme”

    This is getting SILLY now. Reporting an ALLEGED ass grab of an ADULT woman 26 years ago??

    What man could possibly remember every ass he grabbed once..(and did not grab)… 26 years ago 😎

    And…. so what???

    Ass-grabbing an adult woman is NOT the meme du jour…. future accusers need to get with the program!!

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  24. Well, the “D.A.” is now explained as Moore’s assistant used to stamp documents with Moore’s name and then put her initials below to show that she had stamped that “signature.” Her name? Deborah Adams.

    Allred won’t release the yearbook as demanded by Moore’s attorney for forensic analysis until a Senate hearing which will never happen as it’s controlled by the swamp creatures. So, if it were authentic, she’d release it. Fraud!
    Roy Moore Campaign to Gloria Allred: Release the Evidence to Determine Whether There is Fraud


  25. zucccchini says:

    Just insist on a lie detector …..for all! What’s so terrible about that. If he is going for broke then do it.


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