Posts by Stingray51

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  • Rep. Peter King: Bannon Looks Like A ‘Disheveled Drunk’

    12/13/2017 4:44:17 PM PST · 47 of 66
    Stingray51 to x

    What a joke. Moore would have won easily but for the underage sex attacks which came long after Bannon supported him in the primaries. There is no way this was Bannon’s fault. He was not even the campaign manger; he showed up at some rallies, not much more than that.

  • Rep. Peter King: Bannon Looks Like A ‘Disheveled Drunk’

    12/13/2017 4:41:58 PM PST · 45 of 66
    Stingray51 to x1stcav

    Peter King looks an old queer angry about being trapped in a straight marriage. That’s my opinion anyway.

    Anyway, Bannon soused would still be twice as smart as King.

  • Deputy AG Won’t Say Whether The FBI Paid For Dossier

    12/13/2017 1:02:42 PM PST · 14 of 54
    Stingray51 to x1stcav

    “I believe I know the answer, but the Intelligence Committee is the appropriate committee…” Rosenstein began.

    Why does the witness get to decide the jurisdiction of the committee? Can every witness do that, or only special ones?

  • Scaramucci: Tuesday was a 'good day for America' because Bannon lost

    12/13/2017 11:30:40 AM PST · 36 of 38
    Stingray51 to proust

    I actually don’t think that Bannon was running Moore’s campaign. (Was he? IDK) But I don’t think Roy Moore considered dating teenagers (no sex!) a skeleton in his closet. There’s no use going over all this again, it’s all over now, but small town Alabama in the 1970s was a very different time and place, and what is weird and creepy now may not have been, then and there. Moore almost won despite everything so I don’t think this is some great miscalculation by Bannon. I think Moore lost by a lower percentage of the vote than Trump did in the nationwide popular vote (you know, the metric that Hillary thinks matters but which does not!). To me, the big factor here was the sex allegations, which layered on top of the dating teenagers thing, was a killer. And I don’t put that on Bannon.

  • Judge Roy Moore, Thank You!

    12/13/2017 10:27:12 AM PST · 10 of 107
    Stingray51 to DoughtyOne

    I like your post very much and agree with it. Thank you Judge Moore! Hey, nobody’s perfect and nobody runs a perfect campaign, but for a 70 year-old man to voluntarily endure what he did is something to be grateful for. Most of us, me included, would be unwilling to go through that.

  • Scaramucci: Tuesday was a 'good day for America' because Bannon lost

    12/13/2017 10:16:01 AM PST · 26 of 38
    Stingray51 to proust

    Prior to winning his primaries against Mo Brooks and Big Luther, nobody had alleged sexual impropriety against Roy Moore. It was those allegations that caused Moore to lose. Put differently, had those allegations not been made, there is no way in the world that Moore would have lost, despite his personality, campaign decisions, reputation in some circles as being “crazy”... Bannon was not wrong for not anticipating the sex and underage dating allegations. After 40 years and several statewide campaigns as well as a primary and a run-off in this race, how could Bannon have expected that? He is a smart guy but not Carnac the Magnificent. Now, there were plenty of contributing factors for the defeat (there always are, esp. when the margin is tight). For just one example, Moore did not help himself with his Hannity interview. There is no way that any of this is Steven Bannon’s fault. But I am all for the GOPe thinking it is Bannon’s fault and marks his demise, because they will leave them even more surprised when he strikes them again. As he will.

  • Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken

    12/13/2017 9:51:45 AM PST · 13 of 84
    Stingray51 to newgeezer

    I guess I missed Franken actually resigning, as opposed to stating that he would resign in the coming weeks.

  • CNN's Anderson Cooper: Hackers hijacked my Twitter and called Trump a 'pathetic loser'

    12/13/2017 9:41:44 AM PST · 30 of 48
    Stingray51 to x1stcav

    Was anyone staying with him?

  • Schumer goes to police about bogus sexual harassment complaint

    12/13/2017 8:46:43 AM PST · 35 of 47
    Stingray51 to COUNTrecount

    Before closing the book on this one, it would be a good idea to verify Schumer’s claims. For example, the woman claims her signature was forged. Does she deny ever consulting a lawyer to draw up the complaint or in regard to the allegations? Did somebody sign it for her? She reportedly says that basic facts in the complaint are wrong. Could it be some kind of draft? I mean, a draft document usually has errors about basic facts. I am not assuming that there is any truth to this at all and I am not disputing the Senator’s contention that it is false and a forgery. But I think that rather than take the word of Schumer and the anonymous non-victim for it, the matter should be looked into.

  • Does Shawn Hannity Share Much of the Blame for Defeat of Roy Moore?

    12/13/2017 7:35:39 AM PST · 84 of 169
    Stingray51 to The_Media_never_lie

    Obviously, Moore himself and the sex allegations bear most of the blame. But as long as we are looking at contributing factors, I think fellow Alabaman Sen Richard Shelby really hurt him. (Keep in mind that when an election is lost by a tiny margin, almost anything negative can be fingered as “the cause”.)

  • Vanity - Roy Moore pulls a Hillary Clinton disappearance act and loses.

    12/13/2017 7:01:45 AM PST · 54 of 103
    Stingray51 to JLAGRAYFOX

    Roy Moore lost because of the allegations of misconduct from years ago. Those allegations were supported (not logically but in the minds of the public) by evidence that while he was over 30, he dated teenagers. Even though that would not have been weird in that time and place, combining it with the sex allegations was enough to sink him. It is crystal clear that he would have won but for these allegations. So all the talk today about him being crazy and divisive has very little to do with the actual precipitating cause of his defeat. He hurt himself in a number of ways,
    including by the Hannity interview. But he still would have won without the allegations. So for me the lesson is that in future elections we should expect and be prepared for lurid sex-related allegations just prior to Election Day. The second takeaway is that the cause of defeat, which was the sex allegations, had nothing to do with Steve Bannon!

  • ‘We Can’t Take That Risk’ — FBI Officials Discussed ‘Insurance Policy’ Against Trump Presidency

    12/13/2017 5:39:25 AM PST · 44 of 173
    Stingray51 to JohnnyP

    McCarthy has gone easy on Strzok since his name first surfaced. Perhaps there is a personal connection or some other explanation?

  • Meghan McCain after Jones win: 'Suck it, Bannon'

    12/13/2017 4:45:58 AM PST · 13 of 34
    Stingray51 to x1stcav

    So it is Steve Bannon’s fault that Moore was hit 3 week ago with lurid allegations from 40 years ago and then viciously attacked or abandoned by the entire GOP Establisment?

  • HEAVY ALABAMA TURNOUT

    12/12/2017 2:06:30 PM PST · 297 of 398
    Stingray51 to chiller

    BTW, one has to search far and wide to see any report of the fact that Roy Moore is a West Point graduate and former Army officer who served in Vietnam. I guess that does not fit the narrative of him being a know nothing hick and, even worse, it might induce some people to vote for him.... so it is ignored as much as possible.

  • HEAVY ALABAMA TURNOUT

    12/12/2017 2:03:33 PM PST · 296 of 398
    Stingray51 to ifinnegan

    “What if liberal judges start ignoring Supreme Court orders on gay marriage, prayer in public places, etc. The result would be SHEER CHAOS!”

    I think a better question would be ‘what if liberal judges start ignoring the Constitution’ and the answer would be tens of millions of dead babies, sodomy enshrined as a right, open discrimination in education against White and Asian people (among others), treatment of the Second Amendment as less worthy than the other Amendments, killers sentenced to death who die of old age, depriving the public of the right to control the country’s borders... and on and on. I am lot more concerned about that than I am about your spectre of “sheer chaos”.

  • Cath Cauc: Cardinal Kasper: the controversy over Amoris Laetitia is now over

    12/12/2017 1:17:40 PM PST · 6 of 16
    Stingray51 to ebb tide

    Pet peeve: why does the article use the verb “said” for something that the Cardinal wrote?

  • Dem lawmaker: Moore supporter called my office pretending to be a reporter, shouted racial slurs

    12/12/2017 1:15:57 PM PST · 47 of 81
    Stingray51 to DoughtyOne

    So what was the real name of the person who called and how did she verify that he was a Moore supporter? Has she reported this to the police?

    (crickets....)

  • HEAVY ALABAMA TURNOUT

    12/12/2017 11:40:19 AM PST · 265 of 398
    Stingray51 to jjsheridan5

    I definitely agree that the sexual harassment thing is a big part of the Left’s and GOPe’s thinking on this one. But Roy Moore has also gotten under their skin in a big way on religion (unapologetically evangelical as shown by the Ten Commandments controversy), on gay issues (which are all-important to Left, right up there with abortion) and with his disdain for the Establishment (saying he will not vote for McConnell as leader). So they really (!) do not like him. But I have to disagree a bit on the Trump angle. First of all, Trump has belatedly come back around to backing the Judge following the allegations so that this point Trump “will own” whatever happens. Surely that is the way the media would work overtime to portray a defeat. Second, the heavy Bannon involvement also throws this in Trump’s lap. Look, I think Judge Moore is going to win and we won’t have to worry about what would have happened if he lost.

  • HEAVY ALABAMA TURNOUT

    12/12/2017 9:11:56 AM PST · 188 of 398
    Stingray51 to HamiltonJay

    “Something much bigger is in play here, and no one is talking about it....”

    I think what is in play is that Trump is winning. If Moore can be defeated, that is a defeat for Trump and Trumpism and Bannon, i.e., a defeat for conservative populism’s attempt to control the GOP. If Moore were to lose, the narrative would be that the Trump wave has ended. So I think that has huge psychological significance for both the President’s political prestige and therefore power, and for the GOP primaries going into the 2018 mid-terms.

  • Gun Used in Kate Steinle Homicide: Facts, Distance, Richochet, Bullet

    12/12/2017 5:36:40 AM PST · 17 of 43
    Stingray51 to marktwain

    “It is easy to understand how even a federal agent could be intimidated into not carrying a gun in San Francisco, when he was not on duty.”

    I am not sure I understand this. Why would he be any more intimidated than an off duty SF cop would be? Also, does current policy of federal (and state & local) law enforcement agencies allow leaving firearms in unattended personally-owned vehicles? In this case, the agent was found not to have violated policy but is the same generally true of current policy?