It was an open and shut case. A daycare center employee, Eric Higdon, raped a 12-year old child. He was found guilty under a sodomy statute specific to minors by all members of the 9-judge panel supreme court in Alabama.
Actually, make that all 9 members except one.
Judge Roy Moore.
Moore stated there was “no evidence in this case of an implied threat of serious physical injury.” A child was raped. What kind of “judge” says that?
The exact same judge who sexually assaulted a 14-year old girl in a court custody case!
It’s not like Alabama GOP voters didn’t know about Moore’s awful decision: his primary opponent blanketed the airwaves with ads attacking him for it. Alabama GOP voters just didn’t give a ****. They voted for him overwhelmingly anyway.
(What got lost in Moore’s scandals was the fact that he was entirely unqualified to begin with--Moore was twice removed from the Alabama’s top court for violating the U.S. Constitution.)
But now, Alabama GOP voters recently learned that Moore took a 14-year old child—whom he promised her mother he would watch while she attended a custody hearing— to his home in the woods, gave her alcohol, stripped her, slobbered over her, and tried to guide her hand to his private area.
I wanted it over with. Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over! --Leigh Corfman on Roy Moore’s sexual assault to the Washington Post
Moore didn’t ask forgiveness, and in fact, is currently fundraising off this incident.
That should have been the end of his political career. But those same so-called “God-fearing” voters rushed to his defense. They didn’t argue that this wasn’t true, mind you, just that it was OK.
Their defenses of Moore’s sexual assault have been just as appalling as they are: (All of these are real)
- Jesus’ dad did it — so Moore was being Biblical
- It was so long ago that she’s the age of consent NOW
- Only one of his victims was 14-years old-— the rest were 16 and 17
- Yeah, 14-years old but c’mon, it was probably consensual (Hannity)
- It was the girl’s fault somehow for not making “good decisions”
- The rape wasn’t “forcible” enough to be a concern
- Screw the victims, they should all be prosecuted for coming forward now
- Yeah, child rape and all….but at least he’s not a Democrat—I’m voting for him anyway
Then Alabama State Rep. Ed Henry, Donald Trump’s Alabama campaign co-chairman, asked if there were any pictures.
That’s it. I’m out.
Hey, Trump voters: I don’t give a f*** what Bernie or anyone else says about your needs, anxieties, or economic troubles.
When you can justify the rape or assault of children, I’m f****** done with you.
You pedophile-loving, sexual-assault defending, Bible-thumping, Putin-worshipping, evil, authoritarian racist losers can all drown for all I care. (Or, what would be more likely, shoot each other up.) If these are the values of the so-called “heartland”, then f*** the heartland.
You embrace hatred of your fellow man, yet promote lust for someone’s else’s child. Then you have the sick audacity to say you promote “family values”. You don’t need economic help--you need psychological help. The only people worse than you are the GOP silent enablers who excuse every monstrous thing because speaking out might mean they won’t get to kick a poor person in the teeth anymore.
To be blunt, there are too many rational people with a basic sense of decency that we need to be courting. Hell, there’s a ton more people who are already on our side that we can go after that simply don’t bother to go out and vote! (Although your constant assaults on their families are helping fix that.)
I used to listen to people who said we need to try to align because we are both being used by the establishment. No more. You folks deserve every piece of suffering you inflict on yourselves. Do this nation a favor and leave. GO somewhere far where you won’t hurt anyone else—your own land where you can fetishize assaults—albeit women, children or rifles. This is who you are now and what you do. Go burn in hell.
We’re done with you.