Judge Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate for Alabama, may have earned a small reprieve from the recent onslaught of the Left calling for his tar and feathering, with the subsequent march of shame through the streets of Montgomery. One of his accusers, Beverly Young Nelson, has begrudgingly admitted that she doctored parts of the alleged inscription by Moore in her yearbook, adding another layer of mystery to Moore’s past.
Lying for Political Gain 101 advises to never veer from the original story–ever. Once an allegation is made, stick with it, or it will provide enough thread for your enemies to tug at in unraveling your entire claim. And this is the case with Young Nelson, and her attorney, the spotlight-seeking Gloria Allred.
In November, Allred and her teary-eyed client appeared on every national and cable news network holding the yearbook aloft for photo ops. Norma Ray is beaming with pride somewhere.
And almost immediately, the “proof” of incorrigible wrong-doing became yearbook-gate:
“On Nov. 15, after Nelson displayed her 1977 high school yearbook with an inscription apparently by Moore, he suggested that someone had “tampered” with the inscription, noting that the date and location information appended to it were written in a different style.”
The same question swirling around the Allred smoking gun is the same football fans once asked Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots: Why cheat when you are seemingly ahead? Or, I guess Hillary might better address that question after her lie, cheat and thwart shenanigans landed her in second place.
Where There is Smoke
The adage, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” goes both directions in this political battle. With the current climate of victims parading past transgressions by the hundreds against any man in power, many stemming from decades ago, for either justice or a shot at their 15-minutes of fame, no one is safe. Senator John Conyers (D-MI) recently stepped down among scandalous allegations and hush money payouts to alleged victims, and the hypocritical, groping, photo-bombing Senator Al Franken (D-MN) has threatened to resign in the future as his past has finally caught up to him.
But Judge Roy Moore denies any wrongdoing whatsoever, and the two women that Allred has as proof of his debauchery can be viewed as opportunistic pawns in her selfish war to stay relevant on the small screen. And she is getting a healthy dose of primetime airtime, but lately, it has been on the defense in clearing up the forgery admission:
“At her original news conference on Nov. 13, Nelson said Moore signed the yearbook, but she didn’t mention the notes she added.
Nelson will hold a news conference Friday at which her lawyer, Gloria Allred, said expert evidence would be presented that it was Moore’s signature.
“We’re going to present evidence that we think is important on the issue whether Roy Moore signed the yearbook,” Allred told ABC News.”
The Times They Are a Changing
Let’s talk 40-years ago in America, and in the southern states specifically. In Alabama, the age of consent was 16 years old, and it was not uncommon for older, established men to date younger women. In today’s America, with the noted exception of some religious sects, that once commonplace social norm is now considered deviant behavior. As it should be; thank goodness we have evolved in the last half-century to recognize, rebuke, and forbid this type of behavior.
Both of Moore’s accusers were of age when they claim the incidents took place—that alone should negate this entire tawdry scandal. Whatever, if anything transpired between two consenting adults is no one else’s business. Well except Allred; this is just what she relishes best.
So far, Moore’s opponent, Doug Jones, has not benefitted one whit from Allred’s crusade; in fact, these allegations have seemingly bolstered Moore’s base. Allred, as history repeats, will be the only winner of this political debacle.
Whatever the outcome of the vote on December 12, this battle is for Alabamans to decide. Not the court of media opinion, not the opposing political parties, and certainly not for the parasitical Gloria Allred; no, because when the dust settles, she will be off to find another host.