Late Night Repub Venality Open Thread: Roy Moore Goes Back to Full-Time Grifting

I’d wondered whether Roy Moore was endangering his established Christianist-bubble “calling” by keeping the media’s attention focused on his failed campaign, but then I’m not a professional grifter. Looks like he’s gonna keep looking for the missing birth certificate — I mean, the 20,000 “fraudulent” Doug Jones voters…

Roy Moore’s campaign announced Friday that it is seeking donations for an “election integrity fund” following the former judge’s unsuccessful bid for an Alabama Senate seat….

The campaign is seeking to meet a deadline to report cases of voter fraud before Alabama’s secretary of State certifies the vote. The election will be certified between Dec. 26 and Jan. 3.

In a letter sent out to supporters, the campaign said its budget “ran through” on Tuesday, the night of the Alabama special election, and asked supporters to help raise another $75,000 to collect reports of “voter fraud and other irregularities at polling locations throughout the state.”

“My campaign team is busy collecting numerous reported cases of voter fraud and irregularities for the Secretary of State’s office,” the statement said…

Rally on, “Judge” Moore… the more you posture, the worse your claims look to the loosely political non-Deplorable voting population. Give us Democrats a chance to make you and your chaos-muppet buddy Steve Bannon the face of the GOP for 2018!

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    Yutsano says:

    asked supporters to help raise another $75,000 to collect reports of “voter fraud and other irregularities at polling locations throughout the state.”

    Why do I get the feeling we want to get thrown into that particular briar patch? Especially considering the irregularities seemed to affect Jones voters more.

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    scav says:

    Whole new career paths are opening before them. All the free incoming cash of permanent campaigning — plus the sweet sweet media spotlight and adoring crowds at rallies — now with none of the boring interferring details of actually occupying the office! His Orangeness must be so kicking himself at this point.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    This guy needs the General Sherman march to the sea treatment.

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    David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch says:

    Speaking of grifters

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    Cornel West’s meltdown today is the latest reminder that – whatever you thought of Bernie Sanders – he had the most divisive and hideous surrogates of all time. Most of them were just trying to use him to destroy the left from within. Let’s all learn from that next time around.

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    Open thread!

    I just watched the Bob’s Burgers Christmas special and it’s really good! You should watch it!

    That is all.

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    Bruce K says:

    I thought that John Rogers already smacked down that angle of the vote-fraud argument, as opposed to the vote-suppression argument (vote suppression counts as vote fraud, doesn’t it?).

    In other random news, apparently Ted Cruz came at Mark Hamill over net neutrality. Hamill’s response seems to be the first recorded use of “smarm-splaining”.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Bruce K: Naturally, Uday thought that Rafael pwned Hamill, but it was actually the other way around.

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    hellslittlestangel says:

    Election integrity funds aren’t cheap to run. The salaries alone …

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    Bruce K says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: “Evacuate? In our moment of triumph?”

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    NotMax says:

    “But I could’a. You saw it, I was winning!”

    “No, Trelane.”

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka The Hope of the Universe) 🗳 🌷 says:

    I really loved that episode. Trelane was just such a psycho. Exactly how a kid would act with godlike powers.

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    West of the Rockies (been a while) says:

    Moore has a disagreeable, ugly mouth.

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    NotMax says:

    A vignette.

    (crack of thunder followed by booming stentorian voice from on high)

    VOICE: It’s over, Roy. Give it up.

    (thunder cracks again, lightning flashes)

    MOORE: #FakeGod!

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    NotMax says:

    In the coming days, expect stories to come out attempting to tar the Alabama Sec. of State. Such as:

    Witnesses (gasp!) will suddenly come forward to soberly announce they absolutely, positively, saw him munching on some grapes before reaching the checkout at the Piggly Wiggly. Therefore he must resign NOW.

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    sukabi says:

    @David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch: there was a meltdown? And I missed it? 😠

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    NotMax says:

    Looks as if it’s gonna be tumbleweed central here tonight. Guess shall stretch out and watch an episode or two of the Finnish series Black Widows.

    Y’all have a Merry…


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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:
    Mark Hamill is older and more experienced than Ted Cruz, smarter than Ted Cruz, and a Jedi master. Ted Cruz is unaware of these facts.

    Vanity, I think. He sees himself as the most significant black thinker around, and is affronted that upstarts like Barack Obama and Ta-Nehisi Coates have dared usurp his crown.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    West reviewed Coates’ new book for the Guardian. West got the title wrong, and then took up the whole piece calling Coates a neoliberal instead of discussing what Coates had to say.

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    raven says:

    The Atlanta airport is fucked.

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    oatler. says:

    @Major Major Major Major: That Bob’s Burgers special was last week. It’s always ground my gears that this show is constantly preempted by sports and only the first season is available on real dvd; the rest is contemptuously emitted on dvd-r.

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    sukabi says:

    @Amir Khalid: Thanks…oh one of those “me, Me, ME, ME things. He’s always struck me as an attention seeker.

    They are more entertaining when they’re on air. Really hard to pass yourself off as a ‘thinker’ when you’re wild eyed and spittle flecked.

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    Glidwrith says:

    Don’t know if thread is dead but will post anyway: I am in Louisville KY for the week, any Juicers game for a meet-up?

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @Glidwrith: Check post above, dude — you’re front paged!

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    Tata says:

    Why do we care if Moore concedes? I’ve never understood the concession thing.

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    NCSteve says:

    AND if you contribute in the next thirty minutes, he’ll throw in a free set of Dead Sea Scroll steak knives!

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