DC Republicans Continue To Freeze Out Roy Moore

The Washington Post reports:

Roy Moore, the controversial Republican Senate nominee in Alabama, plans to visit Washington this week, according to three Republicans familiar with his plans. But there was no indication he was prepared to reconcile with the establishment GOP forces that expended considerable resources trying to defeat him.

There were no signs that Moore planned to meet or make up with President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., or Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, all of whom backed the Republican he defeated: Sen. Luther Strange. All three currently support Moore, now that he is the party’s nominee.

After contested primaries, it’s customary for the victor to come meet the Senate leader and GOP caucus, usually within a week or so of the primary to demonstrate party unity. But Moore was not on hand at Tuesday’s weekly Republican luncheon, a potential harbinger of lingering bad blood for the establishment’s backing of Strange.

One person that WILL meet with Moore this week is Breitbart head Steve Bannon. These days, that may be all that’s needed.

  • bkmn

    I wonder how many of them are secretly contributing to Moore’s Democratic rival, Doug Jones.

    • Chucktech

      Not a goddam one.

      • MichaelJ

        I could imagine more than a few of them would support a Democratic rival if Republicans were they in control of the Senate by a very large margin — say 65 seats, five more than needed to break a filibuster. But right now, they can’t afford to loose any votes, and for all the differences between more and “establishment Republicans,” Moore will vote with Republicans.

  • Gustav2

    Who knew one could be too Deplorable?

    • Bluto

      But still within the deplorable range. Dead girl, live boy thing & even that is subject to debate these days.

      • j.martindale

        I am sure the presidunt has gold encrusted rooms stuffed with the bodies of dead girls and boys. It wouldn’t make a bit of difference to his right wing evangelical base.

        • Bluto

          If he did I honestly believe nothing would happen.

  • Ben in Oakland

    They don’t care. As long as he is a republican, he can be Attila D. HUn, and they will be fine with him

    • jerry

      As long as he votes to the right of Attila the Hun.

    • wmforr

      But will they support his bill to declare Evangelical Christianity the Stat Religion?

  • Sam_Handwich

    i almost think that McConnell would prefer to lose a seat than have to contend with this slob for years to come

    • safari

      How old is Mitch?

      • Sam_Handwich

        172 75

      • Ben in Oakland

        Turtles can live hundreds of years.

        • Tawreos

          Please tell me that doesn’t apply to senatorial turtles.

          • safari

            I’m pretty sure Strom Thurmond only died because his stuffing fell out.

      • TampaDink

        He’s 75 but I don’t know how old that is in piece of shit years.

        • Lizard

          Wow! He doesn’t look a day over 93.

          • TampaDink

            Hate will do that.

    • Chucktech

      Give up a seat?? Oh, no. No, no, no, no, no. Not even with this god-goofy asshole.

  • safari

    They should kick him out of the party.

    Instead they’ll celebrate him.

    • DonnaLee

      I hope they can’t shut him up, and he makes them all look ridiculous.

    • MichaelJ

      They will celebrate him because he will vote their way on most things.

  • Tawreos

    They will cozy up to him just as soon as they need to guarantee his vote on some hateful shit they are trying to pass.

    • clay

      see “Cruz, Ted”

      • Tawreos

        No one should have to see that shit.

    • Snarkaholic

      Political Whores, Trading

  • Treant

    Al Abama. He’ll win regardless. And even if he doesn’t win, he’ll still win.

  • Adam Stevens

    Mr. Shit Goes To Washington.

    • Snarkaholic

      Pride & Prejudice.

  • PickyPecker
  • Reality.Bites

    OT: Is this what happens at sportsball gaming time?

    Because I get it now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wzgEAS4OwQ

  • clay

    Moore and Bannon are both confirmed for FRC’s fright-night conference.

  • Chucktech

    Hey, Moore, you christianist shithead! They hate you. And they really don’t give two shits about jesus.

  • Gerry Fisher

    At first, I was going to ask why they object to Moore when there are Congress-critters as crazy as he is. Then, I skimmed the post again and noticed that it’s Moore not meeting with *them*. He’s going rogue.

    • charemor

      Which may not be a bad thing as if he goes rogue that is one less Republican vote they can count on.

      • The_Wretched

        eh no. I doubt Moore will miss a single opportunity to make things worse for American citizens. At best, he’ll be like Rand Paul and jump up and down screaming to make bad bills even worse but vote on them up regardless.

  • Uncle Mark

    One would think it would be in Trump & McConnell’s best interests to heal the wounds, befriend Moore and in the process temper his extremism…unless they are expecting his pending corruption investigations will damn him. On the otherhand, as McConnell stated a couple weeks again about the Alabama Republicans, “They really hate us. They hate us as much as they hate Obama.” If true; it’s very possible that McConnell & friends’ snubbing may only aid in Moore’s election.

    • worstcultever

      With all respect, Uncle M – “temper his extremism”? Seriously?

      • Uncle Mark

        Thanks for the “respect;” it is far kinder than “fucking moron” and reminds me that genteel language still exists in this country, despite the orange scourge ravaging this culture.

        Upon reviewing my statement, the phrase “What the flying fuck were you thinking, Mark,” comes to mind. However, in my defense, I would like to argue that I did not actually say that it would work. Conversely, I didn’t say it would be an exercise in futility either. However, drawing upon my own past experience in managing project teams, I found that extending a hand, and showing the ropes to new people does often aid in smoothing out rough edges, defusing tensions, and setting some early ground work in establishing a good working relationship.

        Of course these efforts could all be for naught, and Moore could be a total, pathological, anti-social, Machiavellian asshole, except Machiavelli would have been too clever to trash his judicial career…so let’s just say that Moore could just be a totally moronic wanker.

  • Blake J Butler

    Jan Morgan, a fox news gun hoarder may challenge Asa Hutchinson for the republican primary for governor next year.

    Since we are on the topic of crazy.

    https://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2017/10/04/oh-please-let-it-be-so-a-gop-gubernatorial-primary-over-whos-the-gun-nuttiest

  • Ken M

    I’ve said it before. He’s going to realize he isn’t in Alabama anymore. The GOP is having enough trouble trying to keep it’s ranks in check. He’s going to be more trouble than his Bible thumping, big mouth is worth.

    • Lizard

      He thinks he’s going to sweep into the Senate and bring everyone to Jesus.

      What’s actually going to happen is that establishment Republicans are going to roll over him without feeling the bump.

      • Ken M

        I’m waiting for the first time they take his gun. Concealed are allowed with DC permit in the city. They are NOT allowed on the hill though.

  • Leo

    Roy Moore will be the new Jesse Helms. Point blank and period.

    • Ken M

      Helms had back up. Moore doesn’t

      • Leo

        He’s a tax cut vote. He’ll get enough back up, even if it’s begrudging.

        • Ken M

          Th House is already so no way to the new budget. It’s going to need a lot of love from both houses. Government closure won’t help them as a party, put Trump knows what he wants, an this is his one chance to dick them for at least some of it.

    • UrsusArctos

      But less effective because Helms played real politik, while Moore is a True Believer.

  • Rex

    If they can get behind Trump as president, they can get behind anyone.

  • safari
    • Lizard

      Well yeah. Christian theocracy, hating gay people, and hating brown people pretty much encompass his entire schtick.

      • Jay George

        He hates women too and would like to deny them health care.

  • netxtown

    what a fucking snagglepuss. exit stage right and leave the rest of us alone!

  • Ninja0980

    Republicans will condemn Roy Moore while continuing to vote yes on judicial nominations who think just like him.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I was listening to a short interview of Michael Moore and I still see a huge refusal to acknowledged how much of Trump’s support is racism and sexism. I do not accept at face value claims by Trumpies they ever voted for Obama, much less twice. if racism wasn’t a factor, why do people like Roy Moore and Steve King get elected?

    • Lizard

      Homophobia?

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        He didn’t mention it in the interview but I wonder if he discounts that as well.

      • Gustav2

        That, too.

        • billbear1961

          Beat me to it!

    • Gustav2

      When my rural Ohio raised husband woke up and ask me who won and I told him and said, “It was race.” He replied, “Yes.” When I added sexism he said I didn’t want to see what his high school classmates had said on Facebook.

      • Ninja0980

        It was race, sexism and homophobia, period.

        • Gustav2

          White Male Heterosexual Tribalism.

          • UrsusArctos

            A WHOLE LOT of White Female Heterosexual Tribalism too. I can’t get past the outer ‘burbs, educated, females voting for 45*. They’re not rich enough for anything he does to do anything but hurt them.

          • Gustav2

            For all the independence women now have, the man makes the political decisions in many, many exurban/rural homes. I am shocked when talking to my in-laws and their friends. And they like having a man in charge of the country.

            Hillary is a feminazi!

    • The_Wretched

      bigotry, lies, false media bubble, unverifiable voting systems, threats of deportation or abuse, gerrymandering etc. it’s a long list.

      At the very base of it, however, is a cadre of psychopaths who want to amass control over the GDP of the USA economy. They are the oligarchs, an elite class of ultrawealthy who more or less openly run the Republican Party and keep the Democratic Party utterly spineless. They also either own the media or are friends with the owners of the media.

    • Tiger Quinn

      I think this has been well covered many times over. And Moore was VERY VOCAL about what a Trump presidency meant for us and has been working tirelessly against it since.

  • Bluto

    Who wants to venture a guess what the 1st bill he introduces is?
    (hint: death to gays bill)

    • billbear1961

      which the valiant American media, courageous defenders of the truth and protectors of genuine democracy, will daringly describe as “controversial”

    • UrsusArctos

      He’s not ready for “death to gays”, yet. He’ll go with “Refuse service because: Jeebus” first, knowing it will lead to LGBTQ (and female) deaths.

  • another_steve

    He and his need to form a religious party. Other nations have them, after all. “The Party of God,” or something.

    Wouldn’t that be lovely? Both a Republican Party and a religious party. Split the monsters’ vote that way… yes?

    Why gee golly Miss Molly, I think I’d actually financially contribute to the formation of such a new political party. 😉

  • billbear1961

    Roy Moore, the controversial lawless fascist theocrat Republican Senate nominee in Alabama . . .

  • worstcultever

    Let’s remember, the pukes’ agenda is already being stymied by their hyper-extremist “Freedom Caucus” – this guy is a hyper-extremist showboater with a veritable brass band and dancing girls (in long skirts and Handmaid hats).

    Fuck you Mitch – enjoy!

  • JWC

    Donny found DC was a different ball game Jeffy Noreguard foun it that way Fuck Moore

  • Belthazar

    They like their homophobic racists not so overt – smh.

    • MBear

      Whatever gave you that impression?

  • pablo

    Didn’t they try to freeze out Trump during the primaries? They need to work on their freezing out lunatics skills.

  • MichaelJ

    If he gets elected, as is likely, they will welcome him into the fold and keep him engaged so that he reliably votes with other Republicans on all the stuff they really care about, such as tax cuts for the wealthy, deregulation, undoing protections of the environment, workers, voting rights, etc.

    • UrsusArctos

      Same as they tolerated Sessions. People are acting like Moore means the end of American Democracy. All it’s doing is replacing one hyper-religious shitbag with another one. It’s electing more of this type that hurts, not changing out one deplorable for another. The head count of Awfulness isn’t shifted by Moore joining his fellow traitors.

  • You fucking morons. You just made him MORE popular with his base not less. The Trumpites (a/k/a the GOP base) hate the GOP establishment more than they hate Democrats! You just assured a huge turnout for him. Fuck!

    • Tiger Quinn

      Who are you fucking talking to?

  • Sam D. Maloney

    Moore just says what the rest of them are thinking. When he’s elected– and it is when, not if– they’ll welcome him with open arms.

  • wmforr

    If the people of Alabama vote to send this enemy of the United States Constitution to the U. S. Senate, the Russia can fucking annex them. Better yet, annex him.