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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:23 PM

Republican Women in Alabama on Roy Moore

By Charles Bethea
4:26 P.M.

... "For folks under forty in particular, Roy Moore has been a source of embarrassment — not a source of pride — for the majority of our lives. We don't want to reward that by putting him in the Senate, where he'll have an even larger stage — or pulpit, as he probably imagines it — to talk about his brand of Christianity. It's time that the Republican Party in Alabama knows that we're not going to stand for being told that they have to vote for a person just because they have an 'R' beside their name." Who would BeShears vote for? "I am prayerfully considering voting for Doug Jones."

Another powerful female figure in the state Party, who asked to remain unnamed, was more explicit ... "I wasn't gonna vote for Moore or Jones. Now I'm voting for Doug Jones. Because if that guy” — Moore — “doesn't think I need to be anywhere but the kitchen birthing babies, he can kiss my ass.” She added, “I can't say it publicly because it'll ruin my career, and I don't know how to do anything other than politics in Alabama. I would be without income tomorrow. I can't stand up and say anything. But if I'm not good enough to be in government, then I'm not good enough to vote for him, either.”

... Until earlier this year, Tynes worked as the chief of staff to the former Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley ... Tynes played down the impact of the textbook. "At this point, lifelong Republicans are not surprised by Judge Moore's association with a book that takes scripture out of context and preaches invalid beliefs," Tynes told me. "It's the credible allegations of child molestation against Judge Moore that rightfully have pro-life Christians staying home on Election Day or surrendering their votes to a Republican write-in candidate.” Tynes declined to publicly state for whom she would be voting, though .. she .. said elsewhere, it would not be Moore.

... there are .. female supporters of Moore for whom the textbook revelation is .. much ado about very little ...

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/republican-women-in-alabama-sound-off-on-moore

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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:26 PM

1. If Moore looses, we all owe the women of Alabama our respect.

But I'm not hopeful: the young don't gotv.

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