Yesterday after the Alabama Senate race was not called for Roy Moore, on my Facebook page came this: "One wonders how many of the thousands of write-ins were by Christian pro-lifers protesting the controversy of Moore."
Here is my reply:
If so, extremely counterproductive.
And no moral basis -- because in fact we know virtually nothing about the truth value of the unsubstantiated allegations against Moore.
For me, IT'S IMMORAL to launch unsubstantiated allegations 4 wks out from an election. UNFAIR and UNJUST and UTTERLY MANIPULATIVE.
But let's see how this all turns out.
I will not be surprised at all if SUDDENLY all goes quiet on the ALLEGATION FRONT.
Mission accomplished -- NOT TRUTH. NOT Justice. NOT caring about women.
But DESTROYING MOORE. And protecting the oppressive DC establishment at all costs.
Well, let's see how things turn out. Cheers, all.
About the "Structured Con," on December 4 I wrote in this space:
"Let's see the evidence" . . . .
"To borrow from Christopher Hitchens, if we are expected to condemn Roy Moore apart from evidence, we can just as easily -- and more rationally (innocent until proven guilty) -- not condemn Roy Moore in the absence of evidence. Without evidence, a 'bombshell' becomes a dud. Sizzle becomes drizzle. Your parade is hereby rained upon," I wrote November 9.
Thus far, we have no evidence. Just accusations. Plus, there is no way these politically timed accusations against Roy Moore could ever be properly and fairly evaluated when thrown at him some 4 weeks before Election Day.
Of course the WPost knows this. Of course the D.C. Establishment knows this.
This is why I say what we are witnessing is structured as a con: It's a "structured con" -- made to look like a search for truth and justice with regard to the treatment of women when in fact the timing makes certain that no just or fair assessment is possible.
The real target: To strike a bull's-eye on behalf of the D.C. establishment's objective to destroy Roy Moore and keep him (and other Constitutionalists) out of the Senate.
Thus the con, thus the lie. Thus the voter wisdom of skepticism in the face of a con no matter how much hand-wringing and peer pressure that media mobs and other mobs try to exert.
These accusations smack of serious, underhanded politics.
They do not bespeak seriousness about the pursuit of fairness and justice -- either with regard to Roy Moore or with regard to a putative concern about the ill-treatment of women.
"Elections are more important than this. And so is how we treat women in society," I concluded.