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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:37 AM
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Minnesota Poll: Most want Coleman to call it quits
Minnesota Poll: Most want Coleman to call it quits

The Republican should end his recount fight, most say, and fatigue over the six-month ordeal is clear.

By KEVIN DUCHSCHERE, Star Tribune

Last update: April 26, 2009 - 12:10 AM
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Nearly two-thirds of Minnesotans surveyed think Norm Coleman should concede the U.S. Senate race to Al Franken, but just as many believe the voting system that gave the state its longest running election contest needs improvement.

A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found that 64 percent of those responding believe Coleman, the Republican, should accept the recount trial court's April 13 verdict that Democrat Franken won the race by 312 votes.

Only 28 percent consider last week's appeal by Coleman to the Minnesota Supreme Court "appropriate."

Large majorities of those polled said they would oppose any further appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Should Coleman win at the state Supreme Court, 57 percent of respondents said Franken should concede. And 73 percent believe Coleman should give up if he loses at the state's highest court.

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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:40 AM
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1. They don't care about what the people want. They will keep it
going until someone stops it. It's ridiculous, I'm glad the people of Minnesota are starting to make that clear.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:40 AM
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2. This makes it quite clear that Coleman never considered himself a servant of the Minnesotan people,
but was instead nothing but a puppet for the GOP. As upset as Minnesotans are that we do not have full representation in the Senate, we should be thankful that we are no longer have a hack whose loyalties are with the Republicans in Washington claiming to represent us.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:42 AM
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3. He's a user and an opportunist, old Neon Tooth is! He even got deep discounts
from his dentist for that scary grin he bought!
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Raine1967 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:13 PM
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16. I wish I could K & R a post.
This is so very very true.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:43 AM
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4. Coleman Is No Longer A Candidate. He's A Stalker.
Norm, dude, Minnesota is just not into you. Let her go with her new man, Al Franken.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:31 PM
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11. Ha ha! Norm is getting scary and way too possessive now.
Its time for him to let go.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:01 PM
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5. K&R
Hear that, Normie? The people of your state want this to end.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:12 PM
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6. It's about 2/3rds of Minnesotans and pretty much all of us.
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 12:27 PM by saltpoint
Coleman was smarmy and manipulative to begin with and this draw-it-out legal hokey-pokey dance exaggerates those traits in his personality.

The Yuck Factor with Norm Coleman is incredibly high. Coleman is to public service what karaoke is to music.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:21 PM
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7. Coleman is officially a squatter now.
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 12:23 PM by AtomicKitten
The object is to deprive Democrats of that 59th vote (I concede the point that the Senate Blue Dogs aren't reliably in that coalition).

Minnesota's constituents are the last thing Coleman is thinking about. The upside is that dragging his feet further erodes any political future he think he might have in politics. So, there's that.

edited for a missing "h"
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:26 PM
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8. Agree. It's always been about Norm for Norm. Constituents? Norm don't
need no lousy constituents.
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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:27 PM
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9. Hey now, no need to be so hard on karaoke!!!
;-)
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:29 PM
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10. LOL!
:hi:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:46 PM
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12. Are they throwing tomatoes & rotten eggs at his office windows yet?
(Or is that too "Un-Minnesota" a thing to do?)
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:11 PM
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13. He can't concede until Limbaugh gives his permission.
After all, the party isn't over until the fat druggie sings.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:52 PM
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14. 57% think Franken should concede if the MN Court screw it up?
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:08 PM
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15. 28% = the backwash
Yet these "people" are always built up to be a larger group than they really are. Tea baggers?--the backwash, yet look at how much media attention they got.

28% represents the number of Americans who are motivated by hate and fear. They cannot be reached by logic nor reason. They believe that they are superior to others. And quite frankly, they are dangerous.

Maybe this wasn't the right place to post this, it's just that 28% seems to be the magic number that pops as those supporting idiocy.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:25 PM
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17. I agree with the majority. If Normie's still collecting monies for his legal...
fight, what happens to the excess? Does he get to keep it? I'm thinking that the longer he drags this out, he keeps filling his coffers?
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