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Moore holds election eve rally with Steve Bannon, other supporters in Midland

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, December 11, 2017, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore held a “Drain the Swamp rally” in Midland just 13 hours before Alabama voters go to the polls to decide whether they want to vote for Moore or Democrat Doug Jones to be their senator, replacing Jeff Sessions (R) who vacated the seat to become U.S. attorney general.

“We are not going to stand by and let people from out of state and California control this election,” Judge Roy Moore said. “Three years before I was born, 1944, America was in crisis. We were at war with Adolph Hitler and the armies of Nazi Germany.” President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said on the radio that many would die in that war; but we had faith. Three years later I was born. “In the 1960s, we started to forget God and we started to forget where our strength comes from.”

“My opposition has always been about my acknowledgement of God,” Judge Moore said. “When I put up the Ten Commandments, when I stood up for marriage being between one man and one woman.” “We had had several Senators contest my election, one of them from Alabama.” “President Trump and I want to drain the swamp. We are up to our neck with alligator with people in Washington who don’t want change.”

“The Establishment spent over $30 million in the primary and another ten to fifteen million dollars in the general election.” The false ads that have been put on by media. Highway 31 is running false ads against us and we don’t even know who they are. We have had threats on social media to anybody who would support this campaign, Moore said.

Moore denounced the “Fake News” by saying, The Washington Post put out this terrible, disgusting article about me and there were accusers against me that did not come forward in forty years. “In that time, I have run five state wide campaign three campaigns in the same county and they never came forward.”

Moore said that recent reporting revealed that, “a former Jeb Bush staffer, Tim Miller is his name, planted the story with the Washington Post. Did you see that on the TV?”

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“Fox News came out today and said my opponent was ahead of me by ten points. On the same day Emerson came out and said that I was up by nine points. Somebody is lying. We will find out tomorrow,” he said.

Moore stated that the media said “some Republicans will ignore what they believe and vote for me anyway.” Moore responded to that,“If you don’t believe in my character don’t vote.”

Moore highlighted the policy differences between he and his opponent on: abortion, transgender rights, strengthening the military, etc.

“I think we should repeal Obamacare. My opponent wants to keep and expand it. The federal government can not run our Veterans hospitals, how are they going to run the entire health care system?” I do not support federal involvement in the educations systems of the states. “Common Core should be eliminated.” I served in the military. I know the military and I support a strong defense. “My philosophy has always been since the Academy: duty, honor, country. America can’t be great until America is good. She can’t be good until we go back to God. One nation under God,” Judge Moore said.

Moore’s wife, Kayla, said that this was the ugliest campaign she has ever seen. “Fake news says that he does not like women in leadership positions; but he appointed me as President of his Foundation for Moral Law, which he founded 15 years ago today.”  “The fake news says that he does not like black people; but he appointed the first black Marshall to the Alabama Supreme Court.” We have Black friends.” When he was elected to the Alabama Supreme Court he took three people from Etowah County with him and one of them is here tonight. Fake news says my husband hates Jews: one of our attorneys is a Jew. We have Jewish friends. “Fake news are the ones who are an embarrassment and they should be ashamed of themselves for getting involved in this election. This is a federal election and in my opinion they should be held accountable.”

“I love doing barn rallies in the state of Alabama. We have got the whole world here [the media]. Somebody called me a Yankee. I am from Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy. I went to school up North but I am from Virginia,” Breitbart News Chief Executive Steven K. Bannon said.

Bannon said that the win last year, “In the wee hours of the morning. It was the hand of divine providence. That will be a headline tomorrow: Bannon said God voted for Trump. Donald Trump promised that American workers will be at the top of the heap. On the campaign trail they mocked him. In the first year they have 3.3 percent growth and 3.9 percent growth in the fourth quarter. We have the lowest unemployment in 17 years. 400,000 new manufacturing jobs have been created, 2 million jobs overall. Finally there is somebody standing up for the United States of America.

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“This would be an absolute blowout except the Republican establishment wouldn’t have it,” Bannon said. “To Mitch McConnell and Senator Shelby [booing from the crowd] and Condoleezza Rice and little Bobby Corker….there is a special place in Hell for Republicans who should know better.” That is why they are trying to shut up Donald Trump and Roy Moore. “Its’ about raw power. The Republican Establishment would rather be in a minority than in a majority and have you guys in control,” Bannon said. “They would be happy to manage America on decline to China, you know why? They will make just as much money on the way down as they did on the way up.”

“This is a national election tomorrow,” Bannon said. “This is the Trump miracle versus the nullification project.”

Congressman Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said, “Roy Moore never put D.A. behind his name. The truth will find you.” “Have you ever met somebody like a Jezebel?” It drives me crazy to hear these people say; they sound so polished. That is what lawyers do they work to make their clients sound polished. If somebody waits 38 years to make an allegation that would destroy a person they should give them more than four weeks to defend themselves. “She said that she talked with Roy Moore on the phone in her room and then we find that she didn’t have a phone in her room. They are a liar.” Gohmert said that some of Moore’s accusers have been involved in alcohol and drugs.

“If they are successful at taking down a righteous man like Roy Moore they can take down everybody.” Gohmert is a former Texas Supreme Court chief justice.

Former Army Captain Bill Stahle, who served in Vietnam with Roy Moore, said, “I grew to admire him. His military bearing. He was morally straight. He was a terrific officer and I knew if the occasion arose he would lay his life down for me and I for him.”

Captain Stahle said that he and Moore were taken to a brothel by a fellow officer celebrating his last day in Vietnam.  Roy Moore said let’s get out of here. “Part of the reason was that our commander would have lost respect for us if we were found to be in a prohibited area and we could have lost our commands,” Stahle explained. “No, according to the media that same man who served in Vietnam and then applied for and accepted to Law School and after that as a young deputy district attorney, he was willing to lose all of that by getting in bed with a 14-year old? I am not buying it. All of it is false charges as far as I am concerned. It was the political equivalent of an ambush in Vietnam.”

“Roy Moore was not a summer soldier,” Stahle said. “And tomorrow we don’t need to be sunshine patriots. Vote for Roy Moore.”

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“Turnout, turnout, turnout. If you turn out like you turned out for Donald Trump last November, he will win. Alabama, you have been skewered in the media. You have been called all manner of names. If you want to see Obamacare given its proper burial you must turn out for Roy Moore. If you want to see a wall, not a fence, on our southern border…..then you must turnout tomorrow and vote for Roy Moore. If you believe like me that blue lives matter and you want law and order in your community they you must turn out tomorrow and vote for Roy Moore. If you want to help President Trump drain the swamp you must turn out tomorrow and vote for Roy Moore,” former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said.

“This is the most important Senate and race in my lifetime. It has been among the greatest honors of my life to stand with the greatest man I have ever known Judge Roy Moore. This race is winner take all. The winner of this race will decide who will sit on the Supreme Court for the next forty years,” family values activist and Moore campaign surrogate, Janet Porter, said.

“The people of Alabama are going to rise up and send Roy Moore to Washington,” Porter said. “I wish they had not taken down the Ten Commandments monuments; because people could read it every now and then and learn things like: ‘Thou shall not bear false witness.’ Our God is more mighty than the media.”

“America is watching and they want to know if Alabama can be bought. America is watching and they want to know if Alabama can be fooled by the lying media. The people of Alabama have already selected their candidate and they selected their candidate, Roy Moore. You will have your victory tomorrow, Alabama,” Missouri U.S. Senate Candidate Courtland Sykes said.

Texas Congressional Candidate Veronica Birkenstock said that she has supported Roy Moore for months because he will work with President Trump to make American great again. “There are so many people on Capital Hill whose words are good, but their deeds do not match it. Make American Great Again,” said Birkenstock.

Black Pastor Dan Webster said that Moore’s enemies are attempting, “a high tech lynching” of Judge Moore. “We already vetted Judge Moore twice when he ran for Supreme Court Chief Justice. We know this man, there are no secrets. With all due respect to Roy Moore’s opponent, this is about good versus evil, this is about right versus wrong,” said Webster.

Associate Justice Tom Parker (R) gave the opening prayer and thanked God for protecting Judge Roy Moore. Parker is running for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2018.

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Moore has been a very controversial figure in Alabama politics for almost 29 years. The judge from Etowah County was despised by secularists for his displaying of the Ten Commandments and his insistence on acknowledging God, from whom Moore insists that the natural law was derived and on which, Moore believes, the U.S. Constitution is based. Moore’s stubborn refusal to take down his Ten Commandments plaque in the face of opposition from liberals and atheists ultimately propelled Judge Moore to a successful run for the Alabama Supreme Court. Moore was later removed from the bench by the appointed Court of the Judiciary for displaying those Commandments on a monument Moore placed in the Alabama Supreme Court Building.

Moore then formed the Foundation for Moral Law to fight for religious liberty across the country. Roy Moore ran for the Republican nomination for governor in 2006 and 2010 unsuccessfully. Moore was elected as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court again in 2012. In 2016, Moore was suspended for the remainder of his term by the appointed COJ, this time for refusing to issue an order to the state’s probate judges to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples following the controversial Obergefell v. Hodges ruling.

Moore retired to run for U.S. Senator after Gov. Kay Ivey called a special election to replace Sessions. Moore beat nine GOP Primary opponents, including appointed Sen. Luther Strange (R).

The Establishments of both political parties have spent in excess of $45 million to defeat Roy Moore.

The polls open today at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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