Vote for Roy Moore December 12

December 11, 2017

By Dr. Tom and Leigh Ford

We have had so many ask us about the sexual misconduct allegations from 40 years ago against Judge Roy Moore that we wanted to post our thoughts.  We are including a 1 paragraph summary first and for those who want more information, a longer version following.  Hope it will help answer any questions or concerns you might have and give you the assurance you need to confidently vote for Roy Moore on December 12.

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In campaign’s final days, Jones works overtime to turn out black, millennial voters

December 10, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Nicole Bennett, a 45-year-old Navy veteran, saw a man trekking down U.S. Highway 80 between Selma and Montgomery on Thursday, only a plastic bag and a beanie shielding him from a cold, persistent rain — a small flag in hand.

Bennett, thinking the man was a veteran, pulled over, rolled down her window and asked him if he needed a ride. He didn’t. Instead, to her surprise, he told her he was walking down Highway 80 — the route of the historic Selma to Montgomery marches — with a purpose. That purpose, he told her, was to get out the word about U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones.

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Moore accuser admits to writing notes below Moore’s signature, inscription in yearbook

December 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Beverly Nelson, one of the women accusing GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, admitted to ABC News Good Morning America that she wrote the notes below Moore’s signature in her yearbook.

The yearbook had been introduced by Nelson as corroborating evidence that Moore attempted to sexually assault her when she was a 16-year-old waitress at Gadsden’s Olde Hickory House.

“Nelson admits she did make notes to the inscription,” ABC News reported. “But the message was all Roy Moore.”

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Pre-filed bill would abolish elected School Board

December 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

State Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Atmore, declared war on the state school board of Education with his introduction of Senate Bill 25, which would wipe out the Board and the position of Alabama state school superintendent.

Albritton’s bill would eliminate the position of State Superintendent of Education and reclassify the position as a cabinet position known as the Director of Education.

For decades Alabama governors have complained that they did not have enough power over education in the state.  This bill would turn education into just another cabinet level agency, much like the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency or the Department of Corrections.

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Progressive Turnout Project sending staff to Alabama to support Doug Jones

December 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Progressive Turnout Project will support Doug Jones in Tuesday’s Senate special election. The organization dispatched eight staff members to Birmingham and will mobilize its supporters to knock on doors and make phone calls to voters in the final days of the campaign.

“Republicans have truly lowered the bar by putting their full support behind accused child molester Roy Moore,” said Communication Director Priyal Amin.  “We refuse to sit on the sidelines while Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the RNC bankroll such a shameful campaign.”

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Moore suggests Doug Jones would harm defense industry to fund Obamacare

December 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Moore campaign said that seventy-six years ago, Christmas was interrupted in America when our military base at Pearl Harbor was attacked without warning.

The Moore campaign said that this historic event offers important context for their next question of Doug Jones. “Will Doug Jones kill our defense industry to fund Obamacare?”

“The world becomes unstable during times of American weakness.  That weakness should never be self-imposed,” said the Moore campaign in a release.  “Our enemies will only stand down when America stands up.  Obama gutted America’s military in a way that not only encouraged our enemies but discouraged our allies and put longstanding relationships with friends like Israel at risk.  Alabama has always been a strong industrial supporter of our military, and we should maintain that role with pride.”

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Political Animals and Sacrificial Lambs

December 10, 2017

By Sen. Phil Williams
Alabama State Senate

Anyone who supposed that politics was not a contact sport has likely had that opinion changed in the last thirty days. In actual fact politics and public life in general have become a bloodsport. Compared to a mere decade ago the relative speed at which accusations now fly and public officials resign in the age of social media and the 24/7 news cycle is like comparing my Grandmothers rotary phone with the iPhone X. Blood is spilt daily. But it is also noteworthy that the death blows no longer come in the form of attacking the public positions of another. All too often the kill shot comes by crushing the person, the name, the character of the individual. Liberal activist and community organizer Saul Alinsky opined that “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon”. Tear down the person and you can effectively diminish his or her ability to operate. The current US Senate race in Alabama is ground zero for the political weaponization of character crushing.

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We need a principled conservative to uphold Trump’s agenda

December 10, 2017

By State Rep. Tim Wadsworth
House District 14

Alabama Senators have important votes that affect our country. The most important vote that a newly elected Senator will cast is to confirm the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Do we want a Conservative as our next U.S. Supreme Court nominee? Conservative means principled, and one who would honestly interpret the Constitution instead of making up law to impose on the rest of us from the bench. The effect of those judicial appointments on our American freedoms and culture will last for generations. Roy Moore is a principled conservative. I want Roy Moore to cast the vote for the next U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Do we elect Roy Moore as Senator who supports President Trump’s conservative agenda, or do we want a liberal who would not?

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The V to carry extended interview with Roy Moore on Sunday

December 8, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

For the past few weeks, following allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior by several women, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been mostly quiet, denying interview requests and refusing to answer questions at public appearances.

On Sunday, the “Voice of Alabama Politics” will air Moore’s first full interview with an Alabama news outlet in more than a month. That will include questions from host and “V” producer, Bill Britt, to Moore about the allegations against him and his recollections of that time in his life, nearly 40 years ago.

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Strange preaches bipartisanship, laments divides in farewell speech to Senate

December 8, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., called for bipartisanship and an end to “entrenched factionalism” between the two political parties as he gave his last speech on the Senate floor.

Strange will not be returning to the chamber as he lost the party primary to Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in September. Before Strange left, he gave his final speech to the Senate.

In the speech, Strange talked about a room in the U.S. Capital called the Marble Room. According to Strange, the room was used for senators to find a place of resting between long chamber meetings.

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