Sunday, November 26, 2017
ProgDems Caught like Deer in Headlights as Allegations and Confessions of Sexual Harassment Just Keep Coming
THE REAL NEWS TODAY IS THAT WE ARE LOSING COUNT OF THE NUMBER OF POLTICIANS AND MEDIA CELEBRITIES ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT. And in this period of the #Metoo feeding frenzy, some men are going to be wrongly accused and ruined because of the charges. This is not to say that all or most of the current charges are not true, but it is to say that some common sense and caution should be applied, especailly as the ProgDem leftist mainstream media was, until their icons got caught in the deer headlights, using the Judge Moore allegations of 40 years ago in order to get at President Trump in the hope of reviving the unproven charges launched during the campaign when the ugly videotape surfaced. • • • MOORE IS HOLDING HIS OWN AGAINST THE PROGDEMS AND THEIR MSM. Breitbart reported last Friday that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has opened up a solid lead over Democrat opponent Doug Jones, according to a new poll by Sky Research, suggesting that allegations of sexual impropriety have not fatally damaged Moore’s candidacy. Alabama Today reported that the poll showed Moore with 46.7% compared to Jones’ 39.6%, with 13.7% undecided. The poll was conducted on Nov. 21 and had a margin of error of 3.1%. • The sky Research poll was released just days after another poll by Atlantic Media and Research showed Moore up by 6%. The Sky Research poll could still be swung Jones’ way by undecided voters, but that seems unlikely. • Judge Moore has been dogged by allegations of sexual impropriety, being accused of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old when he was in his 30s. [Google the Breitbart article by Aaron Klein on November 21, 2017 for a full argument about how court records involving the girl's custody case show that her accusations against Moore contradict facts.] • But, Moore refused to give up, insisting that the allegations were false and led by the Progressive Left determined to keep him out of the US Senate and by Senate Majority Mitch McConnell's equal determination to keep Moore from opposing McConnell's leadership position if elected to the Senate. And, it has changed Moore's fortunes. Moore himself has made clear that he was their target, telling Breitbart News : “I believe with all my heart that Mitch McConnell [Senate Majority Leader] and the establishment are in cahoots with the Democrats to stop this campaign. They have taken a calculated risk for two years with a Democrat [Doug Jones] and [then will] try to elect another Republican in two years. They want me out. So that’s what’s going on.” • Moore also got a boost by an indirect endorsement from President Trump, who told reporters as he was leaving the White House to go to his Florida home for Thanksgiving : “He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen,” Trump said. “Forty years is a long time. He’s run eight races, and this has never come up.” Trump also reminded the deep-red state that it may not want a “liberal Democrat” representing them in the Senate : “I’ve looked at his [Jones'] record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on the military. I can tell you for a fact, we do not need somebody that’s going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the Second Amendment.” • • • IT WAS NEVER GOING TO BE EASY FOR DEMOCRAT JONES TO WIN IN ALABAMA. It is very helpful that Moore is running in Alabama where 62.3% of the respondents in the polls identified as Republican, suggesting that Jones has an uphill climb to get Alabamians to vote for him. • Blabber Buzz and The New American reported last week that : "In an “unscientific” poll conducted by the Trussville (Alabama) Tribune on Monday [November 20], Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore is leading his Democratic opponent Doug Jones by 58% to 35%. The Tribune quizzed 2,741 readers in Trussville and surrounding towns in the suburbs of Birmingham (total population : 70,000) 80% of whom told the Tribune that they were not buying into the media depiction of Moore as a sexual predator. • Evangelical Christians in Alabama aren’t "buying in" either. Several national evangelical leaders, including Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Jerry Falwell, Jr., president of Liberty University, have expressed their support for Moore while others say that they believe Moore is being unfairly persecuted for his faith by the mainstream media and particularly the Republican establishment. • Moore's active refusal to give up has also been helped by what seems like ProgDem media spreading baseless rumors -- either not fact-checked or outright Fake news. A widespread claim that Moore was banned from a local mall for preying on teenagers was debunked by the former mall manager, casting doubt on some of the mainstream media reporting on the allegations. Moore has taken on the Republican establishment, showing that in at least two cases, the mainstream media got essential facts in their charges against him grossly wrong. In a campaign statement issued early last week, Moore’s campaign headquarters “unveiled statements from key witnesses that completely bust the story of [two of Moore’s accusers of sexual impropriety] and further reveal an unconscionable bias on the part of state and national press to hide the truth from Alabama voters who will undoubtedly see through the ‘fake news’ and elect Judge Moore for the man that they have always known him to be.” • Not only are Alabamans not buying into the media’s false frenzy but they are suporting Moore's campaign financially -- Moore’s campaign chairman Rich Hobson told ABC News that they have “raised more than $1 million in the last 10 days since the falsehoods came out. And that’s without the support of the NRC (National Republican Committee).” • • • PROGDEM SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS KEEP COMING. It is rather ironic that Moore’s campaign is being helped by real and provable sexual predations by Democrats. First, there were the revelations about charges levied against Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape. These opened Pandora’s Box because of Weinstein’s close connections to top people in the Democrat Party and Hollywood. Then came Senator Al Franken, whose sexual escapades came to light last week, reported by journalist Selwyn Duke -- to read a good exposition by Duke, go to the November 26, 2107, American Thinker article by Selwyn Duke, "Ex-Cop Making Roy Moore Harassment Claim Is Leftist, Anti-Moore Opponent" < http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/11/breaking_excop_making_roy_moore_harassment_claim_is_leftist_antimoore_opponent.ht ml#ixzz4zZS6vWdw >. According to Duke, these were just the most obvious and most recent of sexual predations linked to Democrats : "On the liberal side we have Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Anthony Weiner, Ben Affleck, directors James Toback and Oliver Stone, journalist Mark Halperin, NPR editor Michael Oreskes, Congressman John Conyers, Vox Media editorial director Lockhart Steele, New York Times correspondent Glenn Thrush, CBS’s Charlie Rose, and Al Franken -- and the list goes on." The list does indeed go on. Last Monday it was confirmed that Michigan Democrat John Conyers, the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a complaint for $27,000 in 2015 from a woman who alleged that she was fired because she wouldn’t “succumb to [his] sexual advances.” • These allegations, many apologized for by the harasser, is making Moore's absolute denial look much more believable when compared to the serious and provable accusations involving Democrats. • So, the GOP establishment and corrupt ProgDems -- who want so desperately to keep Moore out of the Senate -- are instead building the case, and the momentum, for Moore to outlast Jones in the December 12 contest and take Jeff Sessions' place as junior Senator from Alabama. Duke quotes Huffpo’s Amanda Terkel, who wrote that the best chance to defeat Moore is : “ 'for the Democratic Party to lie low.' Why? Because their positions are damning in Dixie. Consider how Terkel also wrote that 'Doug Jones is trying to distinguish himself from the national party….' Well, he’s not trying very hard. He’s pro-prenatal infanticide, apparently even up to the moment of birth. He’s pro-'transgender' agenda, which includes support for 'transgenders' in the military and having confused (or clever) boys use girls’ locker rooms. He’s also pro-amnesty, pro-CO2 regulation, pro-ObamaCare and is a tax-and-spend politician. This is the real scandal in the Senate special-election campaign : that Doug Jones wants to bring New York values to Alabama. And maybe this is why Democrats have to bring a Hollywood scandal to Roy Moore." • ANd, on Saturday, Carson News wrote that : "One of the many contingencies being floated by Senate Republicans regarding the impending election of Roy Moore, expulsion after the fact, is fraught with legal peril, a former House general counsel wrote for Politico. Stan Brand writes that the Senate, after what would certainly be months of grueling hearings, could use "disorderly behavior" as the mitigating factor to expel Moore," because of sexual harassment allegations made against Moore, but Brands sees two problems : "For one, Senators would need two-thirds vote to expel him. However, more important is that Moore's alleged misconduct happened before he was a Senator, meaning overturning the will of the people, who were well aware of his alleged improprieties, but voted him in anyway. In the end, the Supreme Court case Powell v. McCormack dictates that as long as a candidate fits the qualifications -- age, citizenship, residency -- undoing the will of the people is not and should not be an easy undertaking. Can the Senate get away with expelling Moore regardless of these precedents? Maybe. Moore might have a tough legal case to make. But so would the Senate." • • • THE 'SLUSH FUND.' Many online outlets -- not so much the MSM -- have reported in the past week that congressional sexual harassment settlements are paid for by US taxpayers. Patriotic Viral News wrote : "We knew that there were a lot of perks that come with the job of being a Member of Congress, but this is truly infuriating. Your tax dollars are paying to settle the sexual harassment complaints against Representatives and Senators. Plus, based on the way the special law that Congress wrote for itself is structured, the settlements are kept in absolute secrecy. The taxpayers never get to know which Senators and Representatives are spending our money to settle their sexual harassment cases!" • The existence of the 'slush fund' was revealed during a recent hearing of the House Committee on Administration. Congress set its own rules on sexual harassment as part of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995. Since that time, 264 staffers have been paid more than $17 million in 'hush money' -- that is the right term because each settlement requires the victim to sign a nondisclosure agreement preventing the victim from talking about the situation -- after they were harassed on the job. Congress also made it extremely difficult for staffers to file a harassment complaint against them to begin with -- before a complaint can be filed, a victim is required to attend 30 days of mediation. At least two current Members of Congress -- one Republican and one Democrat -- have used this taxpayer settlement money to silence their victims. According to testimony before the House last week, one Member of Congress invited a female staffer to his home to drop off some paperwork and greeted the young woman in a towel. Then, of course, he dropped the towel as soon as she came inside. Your tax dollars at work!" • Sounds a lot like the special Obamacare treatment MEmbers of Congress and their families and staffs get. • And, despite all, CNN’s Gloria Borger is calling for some understanding to be extended to the poor, suffering Democratic Senator from Minnesota Al Franken, who has been accused of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Borger says the Senator “is suffering greatly," adding "He was not a member of Congress at the time this occurred. He was just a comedian. I don’t doubt his remorse....and I think look, we have to look at the context in which all of this is occurring, which is Moore, Judge Moore, and, that has been brewing, percolating, whatever you want to say, for days and days and days.” • There is also Michigan Representative John Conyers, whose office paid a woman more than $27,000 under a confidentiality agreement to settle a complaint in 2015 that she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. On Sunday, Conyers stepped aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, but again denied recent allegations of sexual and inappropriate conduct. Conyers issued a statement : “In light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the Democratic leader of my request to step aside as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee during the investigation of these matters....I have come to believe that my presence as ranking member...would not serve these efforts while the Ethics Committee investigation is pending. I cannot in good conscience allow these charges to undermine my colleagues in the Democratic Caucus.” The 88-year-old Conyers, starting last week, was hit with several allegations of misconduct while in Congress that are now being investigated by the House Ethics Committee. • BUT, House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi is defending Conyers as an "icon" for women's rights and declining to say whether the longtime lawmaker should resign over allegations that he sexually harassed female staff members. The Ethics Committee announced last week that it had begun an investigation into Conyers, after receiving the allegations of sexual harassment and age discrimination involving staff members and about the congressman using "official resources for impermissible personal purposes." As an example, Melanie Sloan, a lawyer who worked with Conyers on the House Judiciary Committee, said she was called into the long-serving congressman's office to discuss an issue and found him “walking around in his underwear.” Sloan worked on the Judiciary Committee in the 1990s, but it was not clear when the alleged incident occurred. She also claims Conyers often screamed at her, fired and re-hired her, criticized her for not wearing stockings and once even ordered her to baby-sit one of his children. Conyers has denied Sloan's allegations : “I deny [all of] these allegations, many of which were raised by documents reportedly paid for by a partisan alt-right blogger. I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family.” The blogger to whom Conyers seems to be referring is President Trump supporter Mike Cernovich, who reportedly gave BuzzFeed the harassment settlement documents, which the news outlet says it independently verified -- gee, jounalists actually doing their job.. After Conyers announced his withdrawal as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said : “Zero tolerance means consequences. As a woman and mother of four daughters, I particularly take any accusation of sexual harassment very seriously. Any credible accusation must be reviewed by the Ethics Committee expeditiously. We are at a watershed moment on this issue, and no matter how great an individual’s legacy, it is not a license for harassment. I commend the brave women coming forward.” Pelosi was talking on Sunday's “Meet the Press,” andwhile the above statement might sound honorable, Pelosi also defended former President Bill Clinton and Senator Al Franken, as well as Representative Conyers against allegations of sexual misconduct while attacking President Donald Trump and Alabama GOP US Senate candidate Roy Moore. On Clinton, Pelosi said : “I think it is a generational change. Let me say the concern we had then was that they were impeaching the President of the United States, and for something that had nothing to do with the performance of his duties and trying to take him out for that reason.” On Conyers, Pelosi said, “We are strengthened by due process just because someone is accused and is it one accusations or two? He has done a great deal to protect women. Right wing is praising him for his work on that and did great work on that. The fact is as John [Conyers] reviews his case I believe he will do...He will do the right thing.” Asked if she believed Conyers’s accusers, Pelosi answered : “I don’t know who they are," adding that they hadn't come forward. On Franken, she added : “I don’t believe you can equate Senator Franken with Roy Moore. It is two different things.” Pelosi called Roy Moore “a child molester.” On Trump, she said “So many women have had a bad experience. Now they are saying I have had a bad experience and now a person who possibly engaged in that activity is the President of the United States. I’m speaking out.” • • • DEAR READERS, leave it to Nancy Pelosi to wrap the Progressive arguments up in a big red ribbon. She is often of late being called old or senile or past her time, but her ProgDem instincts are intact and they move always to justifying ANY Democrat and/or Progressive act, while excoriating Republicans and/or conservatives for things they never did. • This is a long and disgusting history of Progressive and Democrat harassment of and indifference to the inherent humanity of women. And, it is joined at the hip with Hollywood and media elites. More tomorrow.