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Wed Nov 22, 2017, 08:47 AM

Republican Women in Alabama Begin to Turn on Roy Moore

Source: The Daily Beast




The GOP Senate candidate was always divisive. Now he’s grown toxic.

PATRICIA MURPHY
11.22.17 5:00 AM ET

ANNISTON, Alabama—B.L. Shirley is a Republican woman from a Republican county who always—always—votes Republican. And yet, on a windy, grey morning last weekend, the Talladega, Alabama, retiree found herself in, of all places, a Democrat’s campaign office, wondering just what she could do to defeat the GOP candidate running for a seat in the U.S. Senate from her state.

“Roy Moore,” she said, when asked why she would go canvassing for Democrat Doug Jones before the special election on Dec. 12. “I think Roy Moore is an impostor. I am a Christian and I don’t want to be counted in his camp. He’s a divisive person.”

If Jones is to pull off a victory, it will be because women like Shirley knocked on doors, called neighbors, and worked to convince otherwise skeptical voters that his opponent is fundamentally unfit for the office he’s seeking. A few weeks ago, that seemed like a tall order. As the election nears, it no longer appears quite so improbable.

Allegations that Moore routinely pursued teenage girls and in some cases assaulted them when he was a single man in his thirties have caused Republican voters in Alabama to reassess their options. Some have decided to rally around the nominee. But others have recoiled, leaving Moore in real risk of losing his attempt to take over the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/republican-women-in-alabama-begin-to-turn-on-roy-moore

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Reply Republican Women in Alabama Begin to Turn on Roy Moore (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2017 OP
PearliePoo2 Nov 2017 #1
beachbum bob Nov 2017 #2
HuskyOffset Nov 2017 #4
dalton99a Nov 2017 #3
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2017 #5
yallerdawg Nov 2017 #6
ffr Nov 2017 #10
Judi Lynn Nov 2017 #20
mopinko Nov 2017 #7
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2017 #8
mopinko Nov 2017 #9
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2017 #15
yallerdawg Nov 2017 #11
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2017 #13
L. Coyote Nov 2017 #12
LisaL Nov 2017 #14
L. Coyote Nov 2017 #16
LisaL Nov 2017 #18
Skittles Nov 2017 #17
Hekate Nov 2017 #19
GeoWilliam750 Nov 2017 #21

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 09:01 AM

1. Much like what happened in Virginia, I believe it will be up to women and IF they turn out.

If Alabama sends a Democrat to the Senate it will be mind-blowing. HUGE.
I hope it happens but I will never underestimate the filthy racists that infest the RepubliCON party.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 09:13 AM

2. 3-fold here. if all democratic women show up to vote, if some republican women choose not

 

to vote for Moore and if some republican women choose to vote for Jones.

I think any combination of 3 could give Jones a victory.

Who knows, there MAY be some republican men that follow the women's lead

2 weeks ago it was highly unlikely for Moore to win, now, its very possible for Jones to squeak a victory. Take some doing buts now possible.

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 09:32 AM

4. Im confused . . .

2 weeks ago it was highly unlikely for Moore to win, now, its very possible for Jones to squeak a victory. Take some doing buts now possible


Did you mean to say that two weeks ago it was unlikely for Jones to win?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 09:17 AM

3. Good. Stay home.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 09:42 AM

5. Actually, Roy Moore gets turned on by little girls.

Your subject line is a classic.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 09:59 AM

6. Democrats are outnumbered in most of Alabama.

It will take something from Republicans for Jones to win.

Guess who Jones is talking to?

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 11:30 AM

10. That's a great ad!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 23, 2017, 12:44 AM

20. Thanks for the ad. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 10:07 AM

7. with only this race on the ticket

i have my fingers crossed.
i can believe people would hit the button for moore on a longer ballot, to just turn out for this race? i dunno.

i hope they stay home in droves. but i wont be shocked either way.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 10:42 AM

8. But with a lot of churches in AL pushing for Moore...

it's a hard call. On the other hand, perhaps enough Republican women will have enough heart to go against their husbands and preachers, and hit the right button when confined to that voting booth. If not, they will be carrying this black mark for all their lives.


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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 11:03 AM

9. but a lot are not.

saw a letter w 100 pastors speaking against him.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 01:41 PM

15. True, but that's not many preachers in AL.

When I was traveling for a living, I used to tell friends that up north, there was a bar on every street corner, but in the south it was a church.

Those 100 could pull a lot of votes, though.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 11:37 AM

11. Lot of A.M.E churches pushing the vote.

The pundits predict around 25% voter turnout.

We could win with 13% of the voter pool in Alabama voting for Jones (regardless of Party)?

That is do-able!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 01:36 PM

13. Yaller - wow, that's perspective we have not heard.

With all the national publicity, I would have guessed higher. Good to hear the A.M.E. groups are woken! They could tip it!

Go Doug!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 12:15 PM

12. In the privacy of the voting booth, women will not vote Moore.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 01:37 PM

14. The same thing was said about women voting for Trump.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 04:19 PM

16. And the stats proved that correct. Women voted Dem.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 06:46 PM

18. Majority of white women voted for Trump.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 06:29 PM

17. they're just NOW figuring this out?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 23, 2017, 12:43 AM

19. KnR

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 23, 2017, 04:30 AM

21. If Jones wins

It will be heavily because women of color - the Democrats' most staunch group - turn out to support him.

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