A key fundraiser drops Roy Moore over sexual misconduct accusations...but will it matter?

Nah, probably.

click to enlarge A key fundraiser drops Roy Moore over sexual misconduct accusations...but will it matter?
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Fallout from Thursday's Washington Post piece thoroughly detailing accounts of Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Alabama Roy Moore continues.

Politico is reporting that the National Republican Senatorial Committee, an entity that raises gobs of money to assist Republican senate candidates with election and reelection, has dropped an agreement to help fund Moore's campaign.

On Thursday, the Post published a story featuring the accounts of four named accusers, each of whom were teenagers in the late Seventies and early Eighties, when Moore was in his thirties. The youngest of these, who was 14 at the time of her alleged encounters with Moore, gave the most lurid account.

The story led Republicans like Mitt Romney and John McCain and, locally, David Jolly, to call on Moore to drop out of the race. They probably didn't like him much anyway, given his tendency to trash the Republican establishment.

But he probably won't step down and he'll probably still win, even without backing from the NRSC.

After all, the Republican National Committee and the Alabama Republican Party have yet to distance themselves from him.

Republicans like Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are equivocating, though, and suggest that he should only abandon his bid only "if these allegations are true." Since these purported incidents occurred nearly four decades ago, they would be tough to prove. So in other words, unless he confesses outright, the allegations don't matter to men like McConnell and Trump.

Furthermore, allies of Moore even further to the right responded to the allegations in a manner that was outright grotesque, even by loopy evangelical standards (okay, maybe not).

Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler defended Moore by saying Mary, Jesus' mom, was a teenager when she birthed ol' Baby Jesus.


Election Day in Alabama is Dec. 12.

While Democrats are still celebrating Tuesday's Election Night sweep, it might be unwise to expect much from 'Bama.

Because it's, like, Alabama and all.

Republican voters there would rather elect a giant, fire-breathing palmetto bug than a Democrat.

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