Where's the outrage for Sen Al Franken (D)?

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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,327 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    In feudal Japan, there was a way Franken (and his ilk) , could get out of his mess in an honorable manner....just a suggestion.

    OH, if only.......
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,372 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    In feudal Japan, there was a way Franken (and his ilk) , could get out of his mess in an honorable manner....just a suggestion.
    That would require.... personal honor .

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  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    Thus endeth the Al Franken case. The narrative moves on .......
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,031 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Moore: Allegations without evidence. No pictures, no sworn statements.
    Mitch McConnell: I believe the allegations are true and he should leave the race.

    Franken: We have a PICTURES and he acknowledges it DID happen!!!!!
    Mitch McConnell: We need to investigate.

    Exactly who is this idiot working for?!?!?!?!?!?

    Which idiot? When you're talking about a room full of 'em, you gotta be more specific. And the Senate Chamber is a very big room!:jester:
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  • JamesAPrattIIIJamesAPrattIII Member Posts: 156 Member
    I'm Shocked! Shocked! like the police chief in the movie Casablanca. Sexual harassment ect in politics and Hollywood! I read and heard when I was younger before Clinton became President about Congressmen hiring good looking women as secretaries even though they couldn't type. Jokes about pages bring Congressmen coke. as for Hollywood there has always been a casting couch there as long as there has been a Hollywood. I would also like to point out a director Roman Polansky who drugged and raped a 13 year old girl and fled to France where he still makes movies and gets awards form Hollywood and actors and actresses clap when he gets them.
  • Green Mtn. BoyGreen Mtn. Boy New Member Posts: 34 Member
    He's unfunny D bag,just flush the toilet.
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,033 Senior Member
    john9001 wrote: »
    Mitch McConnell is the RINO poster boy. I think McConnell wants the democrats in control of the Senate, then he will have a excuse not to pass laws that upstart outsider Trump wants.

    The swamp be dark and deep and full of evil creatures.

    I agree that McConnell is the RINO in chief of the Senate...and the House version is RINO RYAN. Both need to start doing what's best for the country and not what's best for GOP donors, their friends and themselves.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,294 Senior Member
    Another woman came forward today making the total 7, 14 Senators and the head of the DNC asking him to step down today, a statement by Sen. Franken will be made tomorrow, not looking good for the Senator.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,781 Senior Member
    I think some of the DNC leadership has come to the conclusion that they have to jettison Franken so they can renew their campaign against Roy Moore. Franken screwed up the plan against Moore, because now the Republicans are saying if your scumbag gets to stay, so does ours. If they can get rid of him soon, they can double down on trashing Moore and still come out ahead. Sure, they lose Franken and Conyers, but both of them can be replaced by the next party hack in line, and they flip a Republican seat .... in ALABAMA?...sweet.

    Of course, Alabama may still decide that they would rather have a good old boy who hasn't hit on a teenager in 40 years than a liberal.
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    Think. Nothing with liberals is ever as it appears. They would want you to believe that they are genuinely offended by Senator Franken's conduct, that they really care about women, that the moral high ground is really theirs, and that by setting themselves against Senator Franken they are seeking justice for the abused, and preserving the honor of the Senate.

    Boosheet. Never forget that liberals are liars, they lie all the time, and they lie about everything.

    Does anyone seriously believe that if Senator Franken represented a red state with a Republican governor, any of this would be happening? Of course not, not in a million years. If Franken represented Texas or Arizona or any other red state, with a GOP governor, they'd be circling the wagons around him, denouncing the accusers, and declaring Franken innocent until proven guilty. That photo on the plane was obvious humor, offending only the most overly-sensitive. They're throwing Al Franken under the bus because Minnesota is a blue state with a Democratic governor who is sure to appoint another Marxist to take Franken's place when he resigns.

    The Democrats calling for Franken's career know his leaving won't matter, nothing will change, the balance of power will not shift. Replacing Franken is a bloodless victory, a freebie, that allows the Democrats to crow about their high and impartial ethical standards, so that when they set their sights on their real target, President Trump, they will have the necessary credibility to refute charges of politics as usual.

    Bottom line: This has nothing to do with honor, molested women, or justice. It's all just groundwork for the real battle to come if and when (2018 elections) the Democrats regain control of Congress. It's a long game they're playing, with the first pitch still over a year away, but the Establishment Swamp is wide and deep and patient. They believe the game is scheduled, and they're getting ready to play ... hardball.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,327 Senior Member
    horselips wrote: »
    ....................Never forget that liberals are liars, they lie all the time, and they lie about everything........................

    I've been saying since 2008 they are PATHOLOGICAL liars!
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,434 Senior Member
    Well local news broke the story that Frankenfuter has announced he's stepping down


    edited to add: apparently that story is incorrect, per Franken's Twitter page
    Senator Franken is talking with his family at this time and plans to make an announcement in D.C. tomorrow. Any reports of a final decision are inaccurate.
    https://twitter.com/SenFranken?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2017%2F12%2F06%2Fpolitics%2Fal-franken-democratic-senators-resign%2Findex.html
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,761 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    Well local news broke the story that Frankenfuter has announced he's stepping down

    Now the dems can claim moral outrage over Roy Moore.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,434 Senior Member
    JerryBobCo wrote: »
    Now the dems can claim moral outrage over Roy Moore.

    See my edit above. Franken denies the reports he's stepped down on his twitter page
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,929 Senior Member
    horselips wrote: »
    Think. Nothing with liberals is ever as it appears. They would want you to believe that they are genuinely offended by Senator Franken's conduct, that they really care about women, that the moral high ground is really theirs, and that by setting themselves against Senator Franken they are seeking justice for the abused, and preserving the honor of the Senate.

    Boosheet. Never forget that liberals are liars, they lie all the time, and they lie about everything.

    Does anyone seriously believe that if Senator Franken represented a red state with a Republican governor, any of this would be happening? Of course not, not in a million years. If Franken represented Texas or Arizona or any other red state, with a GOP governor, they'd be circling the wagons around him, denouncing the accusers, and declaring Franken innocent until proven guilty. That photo on the plane was obvious humor, offending only the most overly-sensitive. They're throwing Al Franken under the bus because Minnesota is a blue state with a Democratic governor who is sure to appoint another Marxist to take Franken's place when he resigns.

    The Democrats calling for Franken's career know his leaving won't matter, nothing will change, the balance of power will not shift. Replacing Franken is a bloodless victory, a freebie, that allows the Democrats to crow about their high and impartial ethical standards, so that when they set their sights on their real target, President Trump, they will have the necessary credibility to refute charges of politics as usual.

    Bottom line: This has nothing to do with honor, molested women, or justice. It's all just groundwork for the real battle to come if and when (2018 elections) the Democrats regain control of Congress. It's a long game they're playing, with the first pitch still over a year away, but the Establishment Swamp is wide and deep and patient. They believe the game is scheduled, and they're getting ready to play ... hardball.

    Fox had an interesting idea of why some Dems are asking him to step down also. They can't accuse Rep. of the same thing and get them to step down as long as he is there. Sacrificing some of there own folks for a bigger picture down the road
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,947 Senior Member
    horselips wrote: »
    Think. Nothing with liberals is ever as it appears. They would want you to believe that they are genuinely offended by Senator Franken's conduct, that they really care about women, that the moral high ground is really theirs, and that by setting themselves against Senator Franken they are seeking justice for the abused, and preserving the honor of the Senate.

    Boosheet. Never forget that liberals are liars, they lie all the time, and they lie about everything.

    Does anyone seriously believe that if Senator Franken represented a red state with a Republican governor, any of this would be happening? Of course not, not in a million years. If Franken represented Texas or Arizona or any other red state, with a GOP governor, they'd be circling the wagons around him, denouncing the accusers, and declaring Franken innocent until proven guilty. That photo on the plane was obvious humor, offending only the most overly-sensitive. They're throwing Al Franken under the bus because Minnesota is a blue state with a Democratic governor who is sure to appoint another Marxist to take Franken's place when he resigns.

    The Democrats calling for Franken's career know his leaving won't matter, nothing will change, the balance of power will not shift. Replacing Franken is a bloodless victory, a freebie, that allows the Democrats to crow about their high and impartial ethical standards, so that when they set their sights on their real target, President Trump, they will have the necessary credibility to refute charges of politics as usual.

    Bottom line: This has nothing to do with honor, molested women, or justice. It's all just groundwork for the real battle to come if and when (2018 elections) the Democrats regain control of Congress. It's a long game they're playing, with the first pitch still over a year away, but the Establishment Swamp is wide and deep and patient. They believe the game is scheduled, and they're getting ready to play ... hardball.
    See post #20. It seems at least a few Democrats aren't completely stupid. Even if it took them way too long to wise up.
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  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,929 Senior Member
    See post #20. It seems at least a few Democrats aren't completely stupid. Even if it took them way too long to wise up.

    Forgot you said that awhile back. Did you call Fox.
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,947 Senior Member
    Forgot you said that awhile back. Did you call Fox.
    Maybe they have an intern that reads the forum. Although I admit I posted after reading an article from Nate Silver making the same point so can't claim originality, just the ability to spot a good argument and repeat it.
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  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,475 Senior Member
    He's gone. Wonder who will be appointed to take his seat? Probably someone worse....
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,761 Senior Member
    bobbyrlf3 wrote: »
    He's gone. Wonder who will be appointed to take his seat? Probably someone worse....

    Last night on Fox, Doug Schoen (?), who was part of the Clinton white house staff and a "centrist" democrat, said that he feared it might be Keith Ellison. Ellison is a muslim, and a far left guy, from what I know. Schoen said that this would be a bad move for the dems.

    I guess time will tell.
    Jerry

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,434 Senior Member
    bobbyrlf3 wrote: »
    Probably someone worse....
    Probably :roll:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,294 Senior Member
    bobbyrlf3 wrote: »
    He's gone. Wonder who will be appointed to take his seat? Probably someone worse....

    Supposedly it will be our Lt. Governor.
    http://www.startribune.com/gov-mark-dayton-likely-to-tap-lt-gov-tina-smith-as-franken-replacement/462412193/
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • john.41john.41 Member Posts: 315 Member
    I guess, since poor old John Conyers had to leave....it would have been racist for Franken to stay.:uhm:
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,593 Senior Member
    bobbyrlf3 wrote: »
    He's gone. Wonder who will be appointed to take his seat? Probably someone worse....

    He isn't gone yet. He can still withdraw his resignation. He's waiting to see the Moore election results. I saw his awkward resignation and no where did he apologize for his actions.
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  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,947 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Laura Ingram said the same you did almost word for word tonight on her Fox Show. Are you working for Fox now :tooth:
    Of course Fox's agenda is equally transparent. They need to convince their audience that Franken stepping down is only about political strategy so they can continue rationalizing defending Roy Moore from all the terrible things he's done once he is elected tomorrow.
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,434 Senior Member
    ... once he is elected Tuesday.
    FIFY, the special election is 12/12
    Unless something changes, I won't be voting
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,781 Senior Member
    Of course Fox's agenda is equally transparent. They need to convince their audience that Franken stepping down is only about political strategy so they can continue rationalizing defending Roy Moore from all the terrible things he's done once he is elected tomorrow.

    I don't need any convincing. I've witnessed the full range of political hypocrisy over several decades, and the verdict is in - both sides do it, but the lefties win overwhelmingly in anything to do with hypocrisy, and they are usually absurdly obvious about it. I mean really - Kirsten Gillibrand saying now that Bill Clinton should have resigned...after he and Hilary put her in the Senate. You give them credit for being smart, while I laugh at their consistent inconsistency.

    In all fairness, I don't think the evidence is anywhere near conclusive against Franken. Some of the claims by the women seem credible, but the only proof against him is one photo that looks like something he might of done on SNL. Still, I think he is a bad Senator, so I'm happy to see him quit, rather than keep all of this in the news for weeks. As for anybody who is accused, I think they have to stay and fight, if they are innocent. Anyone who is innocent, and still quits, does not care about their reputation, or what their family and friends believe about them. If I were accused of such a thing, I would go to my grave defending my reputation.
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,752 Senior Member
    When I watched his vague BS speech live yesterday morning I wondered if his nasty comment concerning Trump and Moore was scripted by the DNC or he relied on his own natural idiocy?
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,761 Senior Member
    Of course Fox's agenda is equally transparent. They need to convince their audience that Franken stepping down is only about political strategy so they can continue rationalizing defending Roy Moore from all the terrible things he's done once he is elected tomorrow.

    If it's not about political strategy, they why have the dems been providing cover for Clinton all these years?
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,327 Senior Member
    Of course Fox's agenda is equally transparent. They need to convince their audience that Franken stepping down is only about political strategy so they can continue rationalizing defending Roy Moore from all the terrible things he's done once he is elected tomorrow.

    A story was released today that the yearbook that Moore supposedly signed was actually altered by the complainant. Moore's lawyer stated early on that it was a forgery, and it looks like that may be true.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
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