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Saviolo

(3,289 posts)
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:36 PM Nov 2017

Limbaugh: Moore was a Democrat at time of sexual misconduct allegations

From The Hill: http://thehill.com/homenews/media/360346-limbaugh-moore-was-a-democrat-at-time-of-sexual-misconduct-allegations

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday criticized Republicans for distancing themselves from Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, while saying that Moore was a Democrat at the time he allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

“Did you know that before 1992, when a lot of this was going on, that Judge Moore was a Democrat?” Limbaugh said on his radio show. “Nobody said a word.”

“When he supposedly was attracted to inappropriately-aged girls — he was a Democrat,” Limbaugh added.

Limbaugh also went after Republicans who have called on Moore to step aside from the race.

“No matter what the real stories are here, and no matter what the evidence is, these guys, these people on the Republican side, are making it clear they are going to prevent this guy from ever being seated in the United States Senate,” Limbaugh said.


A new low, even for Limbaugh. Like it matters or has any bearing on anything at all in any way?

The reaction on the twitter thread:


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Limbaugh: Moore was a Democrat at time of sexual misconduct allegations (Original Post) Saviolo Nov 2017 OP
After I fell out of my chair, does that make it better or worse Motley13 Nov 2017 #1
conservative democrat? nt OhZone Nov 2017 #2
Southern Strategy lapfog_1 Nov 2017 #5
More like until the late 40s... JHB Nov 2017 #23
His lying is very republican lame54 Nov 2017 #3
So what? Iggo Nov 2017 #4
so what is the point. SummerSnow Nov 2017 #6
Oh, so THAT explains it!!! DFW Nov 2017 #7
There were plenty of complaints about him during that time louis-t Nov 2017 #8
Of course he was. At the local level the South was blue then. moriah Nov 2017 #9
Perversion is an equal opportunity problem. dixiegrrrrl Nov 2017 #21
Truth, but also, still the duh thing. moriah Nov 2017 #24
Oh, by the way, he was a Democrat when committing the acts louis-t Nov 2017 #10
Oh for God sakes Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2017 #11
Jaba the Hut says what? Raster Nov 2017 #12
From the Twitter comments: mac56 Nov 2017 #13
OxyRush is a rethug every time he goes on his sex weekends. lpbk2713 Nov 2017 #14
When Moore ran for office as a Democrat, he lost. onenote Nov 2017 #15
so Jeff Christie plcdude Nov 2017 #16
That deserves the stink eye. Solly Mack Nov 2017 #17
Well that would mean his supporters Turbineguy Nov 2017 #18
What is so annoying about this type of bullshit..... A HERETIC I AM Nov 2017 #19
Even if he was, who cares? Is Rush 12 years old? Oneironaut Nov 2017 #20
LOL CatWoman Nov 2017 #22
He was great!!!! n/t RKP5637 Nov 2017 #29
Loved Flip bdamomma Nov 2017 #33
Welp, looks like Moore has lost Limbaugh uponit7771 Nov 2017 #25
LOL Tiggeroshii Nov 2017 #26
Hmm. If true, wouldn't that be even more reason for Republicans to NOT vote for him? tanyev Nov 2017 #27
The subtext here is that he found Jesus and became a Republican, right? YoungDemCA Nov 2017 #28
Limbaugh's such as tool. And... Beartracks Nov 2017 #30
Who gives a crap? What does party have to do with pedophile behavior? appleannie1943 Nov 2017 #31
Fox will start putting a D under his picture McCamy Taylor Nov 2017 #32
Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms, etc etc were dems bobbieinok Nov 2017 #34
You know why he became a Republican? moondust Nov 2017 #35
fuck you Limbaugh Skittles Nov 2017 #36

lapfog_1

(29,271 posts)
5. Southern Strategy
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:50 PM
Nov 2017

The Democratic party WAS the southern racist party until sometime in the 1920s...

They were still the party of conservative southerners right up until Nixon's southern strategy... and for probably 20 years past Nixon.

My racist grandmother (from Georgia) was a Democrat. My conservative parents were Republicans...

I'm a liberal and a Democrat, but I have no association with the party of the old south,

JHB

(37,170 posts)
23. More like until the late 40s...
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:44 PM
Nov 2017

...when civil rights measures under Truman spurred Stromm Thurman and others to balk and form the Dixiecrat Party.

Then, on top of domestic reasons, Southern segregationists were Soviet propagandists' wet dreams come true in a decolonializing world. The public lynchings, murders in the night, burning crosses, dogs, fire hoses, beatings, everything the Rooskies could want to undermine America in the eyes of the world, foaming bigoted southerners handed them on a platter...

... just like they're doing today.

DFW

(54,684 posts)
7. Oh, so THAT explains it!!!
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:52 PM
Nov 2017

And the fact that Hillary and Elizabeth Warren were once Republicans explains away anything they might have done wrong, too.

Right? No? Am I getting warm, at least?

louis-t

(23,335 posts)
8. There were plenty of complaints about him during that time
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:53 PM
Nov 2017

for "suspect conduct" and other "bar complaints". So to say his behavior was "ignored" as a Democrat is, of course, not true. Even when appointed as a temporary replacement for a circuit court judge who had died, the county DA had reservations about him after doing a background check. By this time he had switched parties. At the local level, a lot of politicians switch parties to give themselves the best chance of winning the seat they are going after. So, rush is full of shit once again.

moriah

(8,312 posts)
9. Of course he was. At the local level the South was blue then.
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:54 PM
Nov 2017

You just didn't run for any local office in the South as a Republican in the South in the 70s. The Democratic primary was the big battle and the Republican candidate, if one even ran, almost always lost.

That's when voting blue at the bottom of the ticket and red at the top happened frequently in the South, and did pretty much until the Tea Party movement.

Edit to add: Obviously the "blue" shade in the South then was awfully pale. Not defending that era's Southern Democrats, many of whom were atrocious and would have, as Moore did, left the party as things changed.

dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
21. Perversion is an equal opportunity problem.
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:26 PM
Nov 2017

So to me it matters not at what point in time Moore jumped into bed with the Republicans,
perverts need to be seen for what they do, not their politics, religion, marital status, etc.

moriah

(8,312 posts)
24. Truth, but also, still the duh thing.
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:44 PM
Nov 2017

He switched in '92 when Bill won and the '94 midterms were coming up, too.

So again, likely opportunistic reasoning for both his perverted political and perverted sexual conquests.

mac56

(17,576 posts)
13. From the Twitter comments:
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:57 PM
Nov 2017

You know which Democrat wasn't at the mall cruising for 14-year-olds? DOUG JONES.

onenote

(42,999 posts)
15. When Moore ran for office as a Democrat, he lost.
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:07 PM
Nov 2017

He finally got appointed to fill a vacancy by a Republican governor and switched his party affiliation, whereupon he started winning.

Democrats, even in Alabama in those olden days, didn't want him.

plcdude

(5,311 posts)
16. so Jeff Christie
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:08 PM
Nov 2017

is calling out Moore for being a Democrat perv. Pot meet Kettle. One would think Jeff would refrain from this kind of topic.

A HERETIC I AM

(24,393 posts)
19. What is so annoying about this type of bullshit.....
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:39 PM
Nov 2017

is that Limbaugh and others of his ilk REFUSE to admit or acknowledge that political IDEOLOGY has stayed constant, but the identifying labels have not.

No "Southern Democrat" of the 1960's would be caught dead within a mile of the word "Liberal" today.

This bullshit extends all the way to blaming the Democratic party for the genesis of the KKK. To suggest that the founders of that group were liberal progressives is laughable.

The names have changed. NOT the ideology. Roy Moore was NEVER a liberal, full stop.

Oneironaut

(5,568 posts)
20. Even if he was, who cares? Is Rush 12 years old?
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:11 PM
Nov 2017

It doesn’t even matter that he’s a Republican now. He’s a pedophile who doesn’t deserve to win, and that is all.

Rush is a tribalist turd who needs to be scooped up and dumped into the trash (in a non-literal way).

 

YoungDemCA

(5,714 posts)
28. The subtext here is that he found Jesus and became a Republican, right?
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:54 PM
Nov 2017

Or was it the fact that the Democratic Party isn't the party of white supremacy/ethno-nationalism anymore? Is that it?

Beartracks

(12,869 posts)
30. Limbaugh's such as tool. And...
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:05 PM
Nov 2017

... I think it's telling that this was, apparently, the *best* thing he could come up with to defend Moore.

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appleannie1943

(1,303 posts)
31. Who gives a crap? What does party have to do with pedophile behavior?
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:09 PM
Nov 2017

Granted, they tend to more likely be Rethuglicon but that has to do with views more than anything else.

bobbieinok

(12,858 posts)
34. Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms, etc etc were dems
Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:17 PM
Nov 2017

Southern dems became GOPers because of dem party's advocating civil rights.

Party affiliations flipped in 60s-70s.

moondust

(20,050 posts)
35. You know why he became a Republican?
Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:24 AM
Nov 2017

Because he knew Democrats would give him the boot while amoral Republicans would welcome his "manly" behavior with open arms.

Skittles

(153,548 posts)
36. fuck you Limbaugh
Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:26 AM
Nov 2017

they prevented Garland from being seated and they prevented Hillary from being seated, and THEY ARE NOT PERVERTS

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