What if Roy Moore (R-AL) was a liberal Democrat like David Alcon (D-NM) UPDATE OR AL FRANKIN (D-MN)

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What if Roy Moore (R-AL) was a liberal Democrat like David Alcon (D-NM) UPDATE OR AL FRANKIN (D-MN)

[cap­tion id=“attachment_102716” align=“alignleft” width=“162”] David Lee Alcon, via Albu­querque jounral[/caption]

I’ve stated on this site that if Roy Moore was still a Demo­c­rat that the Har­vey Wein­stein /​Bill Clin­ton media/​left take on this story would be very different.

Now we have proof.

Meet David Alcon one of a large group of democ­rats run­ning for an open seat in the New Mex­ico 1st dis­trict that hasn’t gone for the GOP since the last decade.

A Milan-​based polit­i­cal con­sul­tant with a famil­iar last name has joined the race to suc­ceed Repub­li­can Steve Pearce in Con­gress.
David Lee Alcon, son of state Rep. Eliseo Lee Alcon, D-​Milan, is now among six Democ­rats seek­ing the nom­i­na­tion in the 2nd Con­gres­sional Dis­trict, which cov­ers the south­ern half of New Mexico.

I think we need a lib­eral in Con­gress,” David Alcon said in an inter­view Tues­day. “I think I’m it.”

His big issue seems to be draw­ing a major sports team into the state:

New Mexico’s amaz­ing weather, expan­sive land­scape and enthu­si­as­tic res­i­dents make for an ideal loca­tion for an excit­ing and inno­v­a­tive development-​one sta­dium in the heart of the South­west that will be home to not only a NFL expan­sion team, but ALSO a MLS team.
Eco­nomic Possibilities

New Mex­ico deserves a major-​league sports pres­ence. By devel­op­ing a part­ner­ship between the National Foot­ball League and Major League Soc­cer, the state-​of-​the-​art sta­dium will see nearly year-​round action, and the state and com­mu­ni­ties sur­round­ing it will reap the eco­nomic ben­e­fits and enjoy some thrilling sports.
Jobs in Cen­tral New Mexico

A project of this mag­ni­tude pro­vides a con­sis­tent pool of excel­lent jobs for New Mex­i­cans. Jobs in con­struc­tion, devel­op­ment, sta­dium oper­a­tion, com­puter sys­tems are just a few of the fields to ben­e­fit from NFL/​MLS expan­sion teams.

Now one can debate if Mr. Alcon’s posi­tion on this is a good one or not (I think pub­lic money to draw sports teams hurt tax pay­ers) but I think there is no debate that on the issue of stalk­ing women Mr. Alcon’s posi­tion leaves much to be desired:

David Alcon, the 39-​year-​old announced can­di­date for the South­ern New Mex­ico con­gres­sional seat, has been arrested on sus­pi­cion of stalk­ing a Santa Fe woman.

Alcon, a Demo­c­rat whose address is in Milan, was picked up by Albu­querque police on Fri­day and booked into the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Deten­tion Cen­ter, jail records show.

A Santa Fe judge signed a war­rant for Alcon’s arrest nearly two weeks ago, after a Santa Fe woman told police she was at a Hal­loween party when Alcon sent her a num­ber of threat­en­ing text mes­sages. A crim­i­nal com­plaint filed by Santa Fe police said Alcon’s texts told the woman he was watch­ing her, wanted to have chil­dren with her, and con­tained a pic­ture of his genitals.

Accord­ing to the com­plaint, the woman stated “mul­ti­ple times in the text mes­sages that she did not want any­thing to do with Alcon, and she repeat­edly told him to leave her alone.”

Well, that’s really some­thing, a Demo­c­rat con­sul­tant, the son of a Demo­c­rat State Rep and a Can­di­date for an open seat in con­gress arrested for stalk­ing a woman? Given the Roy Moore feed­ing frenzy I imag­ine this would be front page news. On Morn­ing Joe they would be denounc­ing Alcon. On CNN Jake Tap­per would be talk­ing about this on his panel. Martha Rad­datz would be ques­tion­ing Democ­rats about hav­ing such a per­son in their field, Twit­ter would be aflame with peo­ple denounc­ing him and of course Glo­ria Aldred would be rush­ing the vic­tim to New York to hold a press con­fer­ence with evi­dence of these actions.

Or as the Daily Caller reports per­haps not:

The story has been met with silence from a num­ber of media out­lets despite their breath­less cov­er­age of the sex­ual assault scan­dal sur­round­ing Alabama U.S. Sen­ate can­di­date Roy Moore.

Accord­ing to a search of the tele­vi­sion data­base TV Eyes, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC have given zero on-​air cov­er­age to Alcon’s arrest. The net­works have also not pub­lished any sto­ries about Alcon’s scan­dal on their web­sites in the past week.

Mean­while, ABC, CBS, and NBC spent more than 79 min­utes talk­ing about Roy Moore between Novem­ber 9 and Novem­ber 13.

No ABC, No NBC, No CBS, No CNN, No PBS no Twit­ter Out­rage and Cer­tainly no Glo­ria Aldred

So let’s get this straight, 35 year old accu­sa­tions against a GOP can­di­date for an open seat in the con­gress gen­er­ally held by the GOP , are news­wor­thy to the point where there is a national feed­ing frenzy even though there has not been a sin­gle charge filed and said can­di­date stren­u­ously denies said charges.

Yet the actual arrest of a Demo­c­rat Can­di­date for an open seat in the con­gress, gen­er­ally held by Democ­rats are, even one of a large field, is so unnews­wor­thy that no major media out­let is touch­ing the story even with A cur­rent charge, a vic­tim who has made a police report and an actual arrest. And this is the case in a news envi­ron­ment where such charges are on the tip of everyone’s tongue.

Nope doesn’t mat­ter, it doesn’t fit the MSM tem­plate so no media, no social media and cer­tainly no Glo­ria Aldred.

Peo­ple have won­dered aloud why I haven’t yet joined the MSM/​Left band­wagon against Moore. Me I still won­der why peo­ple are so quick to give cre­dence to the MSM given this dou­ble stan­dard right look­ing us right in the face.

Now I’ll stip­u­late for the record that if Roy Moore is lying that he should be out, even if it risks hand­ing a sen­ate seat to the party of Har­vey Weinstein/​Bill Clin­ton Demo­c­rat for a time.

But I’d be must more inclined to believe that there is some THERE there is at least one of these women were will­ing to go to a police sta­tion, file a com­plaint and make their charges under pain of per­jury, after all if Moore is guilty of crimes he needs to be actu­ally charged and prosecuted.

At least at that point the charges against Moore would have reached the David Alcon standard.

Clos­ing thought #1: If Moore drops out of this race I pre­dict that despite claims that he is a ser­ial vio­la­tor of women not a sin­gle charge will be filed, not a sin­gle law­suit will be launched and none of the peo­ple cur­rently virtue sig­nal­ing on TV Radio or twit­ter will be the least bit dis­turbed that they find not being a US sen­a­tor an accept­able pun­ish­ment for a ser­ial abuser of women and children.

Update: Sacred Feces!

Other than our dia­logue on stage, I never had a vol­un­tary con­ver­sa­tion with Al Franken again. I avoided him as much as pos­si­ble and made sure I was never alone with him again for the rest of the tour.

Franken repaid me with petty insults, includ­ing draw­ing devil horns on at least one of the head­shots I was auto­graph­ing for the troops.

But he didn’t stop there.

The tour wrapped and on Christ­mas Eve we began the 36-​hour trip home to L.A. After 2 weeks of gru­el­ing travel and per­form­ing I was exhausted. When our C-​17 cargo plane took off from Afghanistan I imme­di­ately fell asleep, even though I was still wear­ing my flak vest and Kevlar helmet.

It wasn’t until I was back in the US and look­ing through the CD of pho­tos we were given by the pho­tog­ra­pher that I saw this one:

Pag­ing Glo­ria Aldred? MSM lib­er­als, Twit­ter Lynch Mob? Any­one of the Demo­c­rat lib­er­als who have been breath­lessly demand­ing I denounce Roy Moore?

So lets get this straight 30+ year old accu­sa­tions vs Roy Moore mean he should pull out of his sen­ate race but we have pho­to­graphic evi­dence of Al Frankin doing this against a woman’s will and he remains a sit­ting Senator?

I guess Glenn Reynolds was right:

Based on what we know so far, what per­centile of awful­ness in the Sen­ate would Roy Moore be? Would he be 99th Per­centile — mak­ing him the worst per­son in the Sen­ate? Seems doubt­ful given that there’s a secret slush fund pay­ing vic­tims of Con­gres­sional harass­ment already. He can’t com­pare to such past lions as Ted Kennedy or Robert Pack­wood, and it seems likely that there are other, cur­rent ones that we just haven’t hear about. So say he’s at the 90th per­centile. That means there are 10 sit­ting Sen­a­tors worse than him. How exer­cised should I be about the prospect of him join­ing them? And maybe he’s only, say, 75th percentile!

Jonathan Adler makes a per­sua­sive case that Moore is a con­sti­tu­tional illit­er­ate, but it’s not like that would set Moore apart much in the World’s Great­est Delib­er­a­tive Body.

The truth is, the Sen­ate is just awful — and the House is no bet­ter — because it’s full of politi­cians. The real trav­esty here isn’t that we might send another clown to join the clown show. It’s that the clown show has so much power, and so lit­tle account­abil­ity, when it’s doing things that are a lot more seri­ous than groping.

And no, this isn’t good, it’s ter­ri­ble. It’s more evi­dence of our decline. And I feel bad for hav­ing to point it out, again.

And that was writ­ten before the Frankin story broke.

Update 2: In fair­ness to Frankin vs Moore, the Moore alle­ga­tions are from a pre-​digital camera/​cell phone era so I’ll be happy to set­tle for at least one com­plaint for­mally filed to meet the David Alcon standard.

Update 3: Daily Kos AL-​Sen: Sen. Al Franken (D. MN) Gives Doug Jones’ (D) Cam­paign A Boost In Beat­ing Roy Moore ®

Sorry for miss­ing this but I received this e-​mail yes­ter­day from U.S. Sen­a­tor Al Franken (D. MN) in sup­port of Doug Jones’ (D. AL) U.S. Sen­ate campaign:

There is one race for U.S. Sen­ate going on in 2017 — the Alabama spe­cial elec­tion to replace Jeff Sessions.

That means we have exactly one chance left this year to elect some­one who will fight to pre­serve access to afford­able, qual­ity health care.

Some­one who believes in sci­ence and pro­tect­ing our environment.

Some­one who will fight for mid­dle class families.

That some­one is Doug Jones — and he needs our support.

I think the lat­est Roy Moore ad should be some­one read­ing this endorsement

Update 4: Al Frankin is on the Sen­ate Floor both apol­o­giz­ing and say­ing it was a joke. While CNN seems to be back­ing him up Moveon​.org of all folks are hav­ing none of it:

The real irony? Moveon was formed to “Move on” from the sex­ual charges against Bill Clinton

Oh and praise for ABC Reporter Miriam Kahn who is ask­ing Dem sen­a­tors on Cap­i­tal Hill about Frankin

Her time­line is full of this, she must not have got­ten the memo that you never ask Democ­rats about things that can hurt the party.


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David Lee Alcon, via Albuquerque jounral

I’ve stated on this site that if Roy Moore was still a Democrat that the Harvey Weinstein / Bill Clinton media/left take on this story would be very different.

Now we have proof.

Meet David Alcon one of a large group of democrats running for an open seat in the New Mexico 1st district that hasn’t gone for the GOP since the last decade.

A Milan-based political consultant with a familiar last name has joined the race to succeed Republican Steve Pearce in Congress.
David Lee Alcon, son of state Rep. Eliseo Lee Alcon, D-Milan, is now among six Democrats seeking the nomination in the 2nd Congressional District, which covers the southern half of New Mexico.

“I think we need a liberal in Congress,” David Alcon said in an interview Tuesday. “I think I’m it.”

His big issue seems to be drawing a major sports team into the state:

New Mexico’s amazing weather, expansive landscape and enthusiastic residents make for an ideal location for an exciting and innovative development-one stadium in the heart of the Southwest that will be home to not only a NFL expansion team, but ALSO a MLS team.
Economic Possibilities

New Mexico deserves a major-league sports presence. By developing a partnership between the National Football League and Major League Soccer, the state-of-the-art stadium will see nearly year-round action, and the state and communities surrounding it will reap the economic benefits and enjoy some thrilling sports.
Jobs in Central New Mexico

A project of this magnitude provides a consistent pool of excellent jobs for New Mexicans. Jobs in construction, development, stadium operation, computer systems are just a few of the fields to benefit from NFL/MLS expansion teams.

Now one can debate if Mr. Alcon’s position on this is a good one or not (I think public money to draw sports teams hurt tax payers) but I think there is no debate that on the issue of stalking women Mr. Alcon’s position leaves much to be desired:

David Alcon, the 39-year-old announced candidate for the Southern New Mexico congressional seat, has been arrested on suspicion of stalking a Santa Fe woman.

Alcon, a Democrat whose address is in Milan, was picked up by Albuquerque police on Friday and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center, jail records show.

A Santa Fe judge signed a warrant for Alcon’s arrest nearly two weeks ago, after a Santa Fe woman told police she was at a Halloween party when Alcon sent her a number of threatening text messages. A criminal complaint filed by Santa Fe police said Alcon’s texts told the woman he was watching her, wanted to have children with her, and contained a picture of his genitals.

According to the complaint, the woman stated “multiple times in the text messages that she did not want anything to do with Alcon, and she repeatedly told him to leave her alone.”

Well, that’s really something, a Democrat consultant, the son of a Democrat State Rep and a Candidate for an open seat in congress arrested for stalking a woman? Given the Roy Moore feeding frenzy I imagine this would be front page news. On Morning Joe they would be denouncing Alcon. On CNN Jake Tapper would be talking about this on his panel. Martha Raddatz would be questioning Democrats about having such a person in their field, Twitter would be aflame with people denouncing him and of course Gloria Aldred would be rushing the victim to New York to hold a press conference with evidence of these actions.

Or as the Daily Caller reports perhaps not:

The story has been met with silence from a number of media outlets despite their breathless coverage of the sexual assault scandal surrounding Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.

According to a search of the television database TV Eyes, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC have given zero on-air coverage to Alcon’s arrest. The networks have also not published any stories about Alcon’s scandal on their websites in the past week.

Meanwhile, ABC, CBS, and NBC spent more than 79 minutes talking about Roy Moore between November 9 and November 13.

No ABC, No NBC, No CBS, No CNN, No PBS no Twitter Outrage and Certainly no Gloria Aldred

So let’s get this straight, 35 year old accusations against a GOP candidate for an open seat in the congress generally held by the GOP , are newsworthy to the point where there is a national feeding frenzy even though there has not been a single charge filed and said candidate strenuously denies said charges.

Yet the actual arrest of a Democrat Candidate for an open seat in the congress, generally held by Democrats are, even one of a large field, is so unnewsworthy that no major media outlet is touching the story even with A current charge, a victim who has made a police report and an actual arrest. And this is the case in a news environment where such charges are on the tip of everyone’s tongue.

Nope doesn’t matter, it doesn’t fit the MSM template so no media, no social media and certainly no Gloria Aldred.

People have wondered aloud why I haven’t yet joined the MSM/Left bandwagon against Moore. Me I still wonder why people are so quick to give credence to the MSM given this double standard right looking us right in the face.

Now I’ll stipulate for the record that if Roy Moore is lying that he should be out, even if it risks handing a senate seat to the party of Harvey Weinstein/Bill Clinton Democrat for a time.

But I’d be must more inclined to believe that there is some THERE there is at least one of these women were willing to go to a police station, file a complaint and make their charges under pain of perjury, after all if Moore is guilty of crimes he needs to be actually charged and prosecuted.

At least at that point the charges against Moore would have reached the David Alcon standard.

Closing thought #1: If Moore drops out of this race I predict that despite claims that he is a serial violator of women not a single charge will be filed, not a single lawsuit will be launched and none of the people currently virtue signaling on TV Radio or twitter will be the least bit disturbed that they find not being a US senator an acceptable punishment for a serial abuser of women and children.

Update: Sacred Feces!

Other than our dialogue on stage, I never had a voluntary conversation with Al Franken again. I avoided him as much as possible and made sure I was never alone with him again for the rest of the tour.

Franken repaid me with petty insults, including drawing devil horns on at least one of the headshots I was autographing for the troops.

But he didn’t stop there.

The tour wrapped and on Christmas Eve we began the 36-hour trip home to L.A. After 2 weeks of grueling travel and performing I was exhausted. When our C-17 cargo plane took off from Afghanistan I immediately fell asleep, even though I was still wearing my flak vest and Kevlar helmet.

It wasn’t until I was back in the US and looking through the CD of photos we were given by the photographer that I saw this one:

Paging Gloria Aldred? MSM liberals, Twitter Lynch Mob? Anyone of the Democrat liberals who have been breathlessly demanding I denounce Roy Moore?

So lets get this straight 30+ year old accusations vs Roy Moore mean he should pull out of his senate race but we have photographic evidence of Al Frankin doing this against a woman’s will and he remains a sitting Senator?

I guess Glenn Reynolds was right:

Based on what we know so far, what percentile of awfulness in the Senate would Roy Moore be? Would he be 99th Percentile — making him the worst person in the Senate? Seems doubtful given that there’s a secret slush fund paying victims of Congressional harassment already. He can’t compare to such past lions as Ted Kennedy or Robert Packwood, and it seems likely that there are other, current ones that we just haven’t hear about. So say he’s at the 90th percentile. That means there are 10 sitting Senators worse than him. How exercised should I be about the prospect of him joining them? And maybe he’s only, say, 75th percentile!

Jonathan Adler makes a persuasive case that Moore is a constitutional illiterate, but it’s not like that would set Moore apart much in the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body.

The truth is, the Senate is just awful — and the House is no better — because it’s full of politicians. The real travesty here isn’t that we might send another clown to join the clown show. It’s that the clown show has so much power, and so little accountability, when it’s doing things that are a lot more serious than groping.

And no, this isn’t good, it’s terrible. It’s more evidence of our decline. And I feel bad for having to point it out, again.

And that was written before the Frankin story broke.

Update 2:  In fairness to Frankin vs Moore, the Moore allegations are from a pre-digital camera/cell phone era so I’ll be happy to settle for at least one complaint formally filed to meet the David Alcon standard.

Update 3:  Daily Kos AL-Sen: Sen. Al Franken (D. MN) Gives Doug Jones’ (D) Campaign A Boost In Beating Roy Moore (R)

Sorry for missing this but I received this e-mail yesterday from U.S. Senator Al Franken (D. MN) in support of Doug Jones’ (D. AL) U.S. Senate campaign:

There is one race for U.S. Senate going on in 2017 — the Alabama special election to replace Jeff Sessions.

That means we have exactly one chance left this year to elect someone who will fight to preserve access to affordable, quality health care.

Someone who believes in science and protecting our environment.

Someone who will fight for middle class families.

That someone is Doug Jones — and he needs our support.

I think the latest Roy Moore ad should be someone reading this endorsement

Update 4:  Al Frankin is on the Senate Floor both apologizing and saying it was a joke.  While CNN seems to be backing him up Moveon.org of all folks are having none of it:

The real irony? Moveon was formed to “Move on” from the sexual charges against Bill Clinton

Oh and praise for ABC Reporter Miriam Kahn who is asking Dem senators on Capital Hill about Frankin

Her timeline is full of this, she must not have gotten the memo that you never ask Democrats about things that can hurt the party.


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