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Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:40 AM

 

On MSNBC, 4 Dem Senators call for Franken to resign

Ugh, this is very bad. We're going to lose a Senate seat it looks like. Franken gets railroaded by suspicious allegations, while Trump and Moore get no consequences.

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Reply On MSNBC, 4 Dem Senators call for Franken to resign (Original post)
OliverQ Dec 2017 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2017 #1
OliverQ Dec 2017 #2
exboyfil Dec 2017 #3
Bengus81 Dec 2017 #11
Roland99 Dec 2017 #4
Trumpocalypse Dec 2017 #5
OliverQ Dec 2017 #10
bagelsforbreakfast Dec 2017 #6
OnDoutside Dec 2017 #18
Bengus81 Dec 2017 #7
Baitball Blogger Dec 2017 #8
FarPoint Dec 2017 #9
CrispyQ Dec 2017 #12
madaboutharry Dec 2017 #13
BannonsLiver Dec 2017 #16
BannonsLiver Dec 2017 #14
OkieLib41 Dec 2017 #15
OnDoutside Dec 2017 #19
brooklynite Dec 2017 #17
moondust Dec 2017 #20
Demsrule86 Dec 2017 #21
OliverQ Dec 2017 #22
Demsrule86 Dec 2017 #24
OliverQ Dec 2017 #27
Demsrule86 Dec 2017 #23
hexola Dec 2017 #25
nini Dec 2017 #26
peggysue2 Dec 2017 #28
Kimchijeon Dec 2017 #29

Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:41 AM

1. It's ridiculous, but we won't lose a Senate seat if it happens.

Our Dem governor will appoint a Dem replacement, possibly Keith Ellison. But it's absurd, and I hate it when Democrats stab other Democrats in the back.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:42 AM

2. Well that's hopeful at least. I'm not familiar with MN politics

 

and your Governor.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:42 AM

3. What not a hearing

Let the women tell their story and let Franken respond. Then make a decision.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:46 AM

11. You'd think one of those women would shout they'd be willing to take a lie detector test...

Just to prove her allegations against Franken aren't BS.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:44 AM

4. Time for encompassing hearings. But only after Moore is elected, if he is

Then include his sorry ass or itís a no-go

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:44 AM

5. What 4? nt

 

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:46 AM

10. Gillibrand, McCaskill, Hirono, and I forget the 4th but it's a woman.

 

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:44 AM

6. Two posts on this and no one names the 4 dem senators? Nm

 

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Response to bagelsforbreakfast (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:53 AM

18. This fits most of Frankens "accusers" being anonymous too.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:45 AM

7. Hell....any real investigation or even a lie detector test??

Or just take it all at face value?

"It's my right as an entertainer" Such BS............

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:45 AM

8. Fuck them.

They are just trying to take pot shots at a progressive Democrat.

Does anyone have transcripts for those four Senators to see what kind of fight they put up in the Senate?

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:46 AM

9. Democrats will not get any financial or grassroots support from me...

I'm done battling when they sit pretty and the surrender....

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:46 AM

12. This is partly how we lose. We look weak & eat our own.

Where are the dem voices demanding that Trump step down? This is a GOP plot to unseat one of our bulldog senators & we have party members helping them. And we're the smart party? Not sure I believe that anymore.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:48 AM

13. Minnesota has a democratic governor.

Gov. Mark Dayton (D) would appoint his replacement. He could choose Rep. Keith Ellison as his replacement, whose name has been mentioned.

I'm not saying that I agree with this statement, but it is difficult to see how Sen. Franken survives this.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:51 AM

16. Except for the little problem about what happens after that.

There would be a special election. Minn is trending Repub. Odds are the seat will eventually flip.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:50 AM

14. The GOP slime machine says jump. Dems say "how high?"


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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:50 AM

15. I dont get it...

Iím not condoning anything Al Franken has done allegedly. However, thereís a difference between groping and the shit with Moore and Trump are accused of doing. Iím trying to figure out the end game these senators are trying to do? Have a blanket policy that if a person feels that made them uncomfortable, then you need to resign? This deal that the Democratic party feels that they should always take the high road on EVERYTHING is why the Repubs are running the country into the ground! Sometimes you have to fight bully and not turn the other cheek.

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Response to OkieLib41 (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:55 AM

19. It gets rid of a 2020 competitor ? What goes around comes around...

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:52 AM

17. BREAKING: Gillibrand, Hirono, McCaskill, Murray, Harris, Hassan call on Franken to resign

(all women)

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:55 AM

20. Must let Minnesota voters decide!

That's how it works, right?

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:08 PM

21. Name them.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:09 PM

22. Already did, try reading.

 

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:11 PM

24. What a nasty comment...

I have few posters on ignore..but you made a very small list...I love to argue and discuss but don't care for needless snark.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:15 PM

27. Your post sounded snarky against me.

 

"Name them."

Seemed like a rude order. You could have politely mentioned you didn't see their names mentioned.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:10 PM

23. Never mind. I see who they are ...damn...was hoping a couple would run for president...won't vote

for any of them now in a primary.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:13 PM

25. Must be something damning in the pipeline...

 

This seems sort of abrupt, considering ongoing drip...

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:15 PM

26. Have the investigation now and put this to rest

I'd bet that investigation exposes some right wing interference. He deserves his day ' in court' here.

Q#%$&%#&^($^(&

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:22 PM

28. Unless these 4 know something we don't . . .

I don't see how this resignation call makes any sense. Not all sexual harassment claims are equal. Al Franken does not = Roy Moore or the Trumpster, for that matter. What Franken did (groping/acting like a frat boy) the man owned up to and apologized without excuses. Women currently working for Franken--his aides and others--have said they've received nothing but respect and support from the Senator.

So what am I missing, other than a pointless purge?



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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:23 PM

29. Fuck these fascist enabling simpletons

Going along with the wave of McCarthyism and committing suicide just like the lying trolls wanted. Shit like this is why so many hate on the "spineless liberal" - Stand up and call this fake shit what it is - FAKE.

We get what we fucking deserve if they railroad him out. He is one of the few who actually has the guts to speak out.

What utter garbage.

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