The Hypocrisy Surrounding Judge Roy Moore

Let me be clear:  If Roy Moore is guilty of the alleged case of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old 38 years ago, and the latest charge of a sexual attack of a 16-year-old, I think he should step aside in the Alabama Senate race. I also think Bill Clinton should have stepped aside or been forced out by his party when it was discovered he had sexual relations with a White House Intern —in the Oval Office no less — and that Ted Kennedy should have suffered the same fate after it was revealed that he failed to call for help for a drowning, much younger Mary Jo Kopechne.

In the case of Judge Moore and the 14-year-old, the charges against him were leveled by a troubled, dysfunctional teen and may have been unearthed and/or massaged by overly aggressive, politically-motivated reporters at the Washinton Post who went on a deep-diving fishing expedition before the Alabama Special Election which is just a weeks away.    However, it is the most recent charge brought by Beverly Young Nelson, presented by dumpster-diving attorney Gloria Allred, that fails the credibility test.

In building a case against Judge Moore, the Washington Post relied on interviews with three women who had dated or been asked for a date by Moore as teenagers when he was in his early 30’s, with the full knowledge of their mothers.  The worst that the Post could come up with in is that Moore, while dating the teens, was a gentleman, or in the case of the 14-year-old, stopped the alleged seduction attempt and took her home when asked.

So why would a young man who was well-known in the community risk everything he had worked for by attacking a teenager in his car behind the restaurant where she was working?  By all accounts this eligible young man had no trouble getting dates.   According to the Post, Moore was considered “good husband material” by their mothers.

In light of the somewhat sketchy dirt in the Post story, the Allred allegation staggers the imagination!  It is completely out of character of what we know about him or what the Post even alleged.

It is no secret that men, more often than not, pursue younger women.   If that were declared a crime most men would be behind bars.  Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and the late Ted Kennedy are three high-profile examples well-known politicians who snagged much younger and considerably more attractive wives.

John McCain, that paragon of virtue calling for Moore to drop out of the race, married his current wife, who is 18 years his junior, just five weeks after dumping an older model.

That tawdry episode of Bill Clinton’s involved a woman who was 27 years his junior.   Monica Lewinsky was technically of age, but age is relative.  Lewinsky was a still a schoolgirl and had never been independent of her parents.

Let us remember that in 1979 things were a lot different.   In 1979, the medium age of marriage for a woman was 22.   Today it is 27, and many forgo marriage altogether.   In 1979, it was not unusual for young girls to marry in their teens.  Few obtained college degrees.   In 1979, it was rare to find a woman in her 30s who hadn’t tied the knot.  So, where was a man like Moore, who had spent his 20s at West Point, in the military and law school, going to find a 30-year-old to date?   In fact, Roy Moore ended up marrying a woman who was 14 years his junior.

The alleged incident with the 14-year-old was 38 years ago.  In contrast, the late Robert Byrd, (D-W.V.) was an Exalted Cyclops in the Ku Klux Klan and was welcomed to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1953, and to the U.S. Senate in 1959, a mere seven and 13 years respectively after writing a letter to the Grand Wizard stating, “The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation.”

My point is this:  If Moore guilty of sexual impropriety with a 14-year-old back in 1979, I would expect a man of his  character to step aside.  Moore has denied it so, unless it can be proved,  the Republican Party should let him alone.   Meanwhile, the Democratic Party is salivating while they still celebrate Byrd, Kennedy and Clinton as great Americans.

Hypocrisy abounds.

3 thoughts on “The Hypocrisy Surrounding Judge Roy Moore

  1. If I was an Alabama voter, at this point I would vote for Moore…as Ms. Chastain said, the Washington Pest and man-hating leftist Gloria All Red are not credible sources. On the other hand, Moore’s answers to Sean Hannity’s questions were, to say the least, ambiguous. Perhaps the truth will eventually come out, but right now all we have are allegations.

    And if Hanoi John McCain thinks mere allegations are enough to disqualify a man for the Senate, what of the allegations that McCain, through carelessness, set a Navy aircraft carrier on fire and killed dozens of sailors? What of the fact that he left his wife, then dying of cancer, to marry a younger (and very wealthy) woman? And what of the allegations that Hanoi John collaborated with the North Vietnamese while a prisoner, betraying his country and his fellow American prisoners?

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    1. In McCain’s defense, despite reports that were circulated on the Internet, there is no real evidence that McCain started the fire on the U.S.S. Forrestal. The fire was caused by the accidental firing of an Mk-32 “Zuni” rocket as a result of an electrical power surge during preparations for a strike agains a target in North Vietnam. Also, his first wife did not have cancer when he divorced her. That was Newt Gingrich. McCain’s wife was crippled in a car accident which occurred while he was a POW.

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  2. Great article and filled with the kind of research, analysis and comments that this column has been filled with for as long as I have been reading it, having known Jane via the internet for about five or six years. A thoughtful person should recognize the timing of these dirty, desperate, despicable, demonic Democratic Party tactics for what they really are; a last ditch political effort to discredit Judge Moore because of the critical nature of the balance in the Senate.
    Anyone who falls for this is allowing these kind of tactics to overshadow the real needs of our country. And Judge Moore has been on one ballot or another for about four times and none of these derogatory claims have ever surfaced. I don’t care if he did slip a few times in his younger years, people change and I’m totally sold on him as a strong, God-fearing, conservative Christian.
    One of the most widely known offenders who turned his life around is the Apostle Paul, having been involved in snorting oaths against, and persecuting, the new followers of Christ. His turnaround via the Holy Spirit is world renowned. Not that Judge Moore is anywhere near the Apostle Paul in his character, judgment, and service, but Paul shows it can be done and everyone can research that. There are countless other examples of men who have turned their lives toward good and seek the righteous approach to service. After 38 years or so, I believe those years of service speak volumes.
    And as for youthful girls, when we were in the 10th grade, there were a few well developing young ladies, one of which had no further developing to go. And a boy (man) named Hobart who looked like a 23-year old, had to shave and he was about 15 or 16. So Judge Moore’s attraction to a 14 (going on 15) year old may have been similar to my female classmate and what about “sweet sixteen and never been kissed.” There is likely much more (pun not intended) to this story than has become public. Go Judge Moore and Alabama!!

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