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Tuesday News: “Ala. drama nears an explosive end”; “One of Our Attorneys Is a Jew”; “How is my daughter a pervert?”; Bizarre Election Eve Moore Rally

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, December 12.

  • Video: “One of our attorneys is a Jew” (so we can’t possibly be anti-Semitic)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFqVPfMHkYE&feature=youtu.be

  • Laura Lee

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

    Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck
    Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign
    contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now
    in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill &
    Crooked-USED!
    “begging” for campaign
    contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them

    Did Trump just call Kisten Gillibrand a whore

    33,532 replies

    9,664 retweets

    34,124 likes

  • From DPVA:

    DPVA CHAIRWOMAN: ON DAY OF ALABAMA VOTE, VIRGINIA REPUBLICANS MUST DENOUNCE COREY STEWART’S SUPPORT FOR ROY MOORE

    With U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stewart campaigning for Roy Moore in Alabama, Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker is re-issuing her call for Virginia Republicans to denounce their party’s support for Roy Moore:

    “Last week, the Republican National Committee did the unthinkable by openly backing Roy Moore, a certifiably creepy old man that our mamas spent years warning us about. Now, Corey Stewart — a leading candidate for U.S. Senate — is in Alabama to publicly support an alleged child molestor who pines for the days of slavery.

    “But instead of condemning the RNC and Stewart, Virginia’s Republican leaders have said nothing. Their silence isn’t just hypocritical. It’s a moral abomination. The choice is simple — do they stand with the good people with values on both sides of the aisle, people like Mitt Romney and John Kasich, or do they stick with Roy and the RNC? If Virginia Republicans have any sense of decency left, they will immediately denounce Stewart’s decision to stump for Moore and their party’s support for a neo-Confederate child molestor. Otherwise, they will be complicit in helping the campaign of a pro-slavery pedophile.”

  • Andy Schmookler

    Like everyone else, I’ve got an eye cocked on Alabama. I’m hoping the futures markets are wrong, and don’t see this thing coming: they give Jones about a 1 in 3 shot. I’m hoping they under-estimate factors that might make turnout in Alabama skewed blue as happened in our Virginia elections. The passionate against the demoralized.

    Also I’ve been wondering how much damage it would do to the Republicans if Moore were defeated, and how much if he won. Maybe Moore would be a good albatross around the necks of the Republicans (the Party of the sexual assaulter in the Oval Office and the sexual predator over in the Senate)– now with that issue having become so paramount at this cultural moment.

    But I think there are so many albatrosses to hang around the Republicans’ necks that the value of one more — even about sexual misconduct against non-consenting females — is not worth the Senate seat.

    (The problem is not with the lack of damning GOP albatrosses but rather with the power with which the Democrats hammer the Republicans with the albatrosses that are there.)

    Moreover, the Rs need to get a message about the public’s rejection of what they’ve become. The Rs losing a Senate seat from Alabama — Ala-freaking-bama ! — should be a signal to the Rs that the public is not going to keep giving them power no matter how ugly they become.

    So I’m hoping for a Jones victory– but I’m not counting on it. And I’m ready to hope that if Moore does get elected, he’ll prove to be the toxin that continually saps the GOP, and the gift that keeps on giving to the Democrats, that some say he’d be.

  • Andy Schmookler

    Another thing that preoccupies and disturbs me is how the Republicans are now going after Bob Mueller and his whole investigation. I can see what they’re doing, and I am disgusted and outraged by it. But I’m also worried about it, because I can’t judge just how much power there is in this Trump-defending counter-attack on the Special Prosecutor as he’s closing in.

    I can’t tell if the rule of law will be defeated, or if it will prevail.

    And I ponder what will happen in America if Mueller does survive and presents the nation the picture of Trump criminality (and maybe even treason) that I would strongly predict he’s uncovering. Will Trump have succeeded even so in sowing the seeds of a kind of Civil War by this campaign to impugn the integrity of Mueller’s investigation?

    And will the Democrats ever start fighting with the intensity that this threat to the rule of law calls for?

  • Andy Schmookler

    On the Republican attack on Mueller, here in a nutshell is why it is incumbent on the Democrats to be vocal in his defense: the right is in full attack mode (from Congress to Fox News, to the White House), while the object of their attack — Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller — is mute, as befits the professional requirements of his job. If no one else speaks up to counter what the right is saying, then the public discourse is one-sided. The battle is inherently about the hearts and minds of the American people. The stakes are the rule of law. It is unacceptable for the side of the rule of law to be mute, or even out-shouted, by the side of obstruction of justice.

  • Quizzical