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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:15 AM

Moore forces seek retribution against Shelby

Source: Politico




Alabama's special election is still tearing at the Republican Party.

By ALEX ISENSTADT 01/13/2018 07:00 AM EST

Alabama GOP Sen. Richard Shelby is confronting a fierce backlash from conservatives over his refusal to support Roy Moore in last month’s special election — with Moore backers pushing a censure resolution and robocall campaign targeting the powerful lawmaker.

Moore’s supporters are furious with Shelby over his remark days before the Dec. 12 election that he “couldn’t vote for Roy Moore,” a controversial former state judge who was facing allegations of child molestation. Instead, Shelby said he would write-in the name of another unnamed Republican.

Moore’s backers say the comments from the 83-year-old dean of Alabama’s congressional delegation effectively delivered the election to Democrat Doug Jones, and now they’re fighting back.

This week, three Moore supporters submitted a resolution to the Alabama Republican Party executive committee calling for Shelby to be censured. It argues that Shelby “publicly encouraged Republicans and all voters to write in a candidate instead of voting for the Republican Candidate Judge Roy Moore,” and that his “public speech was then used by the Democrat Candidate in robocalls to sway voters to not vote for Judge Roy Moore.”

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/13/roy-moore-richard-shelby-alabama-339185

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:23 AM

1. I'm certain Shelby is just devastated

At 83 I doubt he planned on running again -- which is a good thing, since he's done very little good while in the senate

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:25 AM

2. That makes it simple, Shelby will just become a Democrat again, and leave these idiots in the dust

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:22 PM

9. That's exactly what he needs to do,

And others should follow his lead and move away from the hate group party of trump, while they can.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 06:00 PM

13. not sure if he will, but if they start to throw that kind of censure garbage his way, it sure would

increase the probability of that I would think



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:26 AM

3. So, what is Woody from Toy Story going to do..........?

He's such a loser!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:29 AM

4. Vengence and retaliation are trademarks of hard core Republicans --just like Trump.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:18 PM

8. And fascists everywhere. The use of force instead of

 

persuasion, esp. in politics, is fascistic. Period.

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:56 PM

10. Bullying is a form of Force and effective.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:56 PM

12. Excellent point

 

It's coercive and intimidating -- definitely part of force rather than persusion.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:41 AM

5. That's an illegal robocall campaign, I'm pretty sure.

Although politicians are generally exempt from the regulations outlawing robocalls, the exemption only applies during election season, does it not? I mean, politicians or their like can't just call you up whenever they feel like annoying you. Only within so many days of an election can they do that.

Failure to comply means that the people behind this can get fined for each call they make.

Can someone look into this?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:19 PM

6. Fuck Them

I hear they hold their meetings in a phone booth.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:33 PM

7. so they have to effectively prove that Shelby's actions actually caused Moore to lose the election?

So the voters who supported Jones were wrong too?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:58 PM

11. Alabama needs another good candidate for US Senate

Moore is going to runa dn defeat Shelby in the primary! Dreaming of a Blue Alabama!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 06:08 PM

14. Sage advice from the original short fingered vulgarian

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:42 PM

15. Roy Moore is the gift that keeps on giving the GOP butt hurt.

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