Groping for a way to move Democrats a seat closer to taking the Senate, Al Franken may be taking one for the team by resigning for being an ass. As I outlined last month, Franken would resign to try to hurt Republican Judge Roy Moore´s chances in next week´s Senate election in Alabama. A Democratic governor will appoint Franken´s successor for a net gain of one seat for Democrats. At 66, Franken has only 8 years seniority and has no prospects to be in Senate leadership. It is either run for president -- ha! -- or play the string out. Trump came
The people of Alabama will vote Moore in -whether they believe the denials or not. The timing of the women is what stinks and is clearly orchestrated - and by the Dems. Why not before the runoff with Strange? The Dems are delusional if they think Jones can win. Moore by at least 10%.
As for what happens to Moore once he gets to DC - many of us don´t care. If the Senate doesn´t want him the Governor will send someone else - someone who is not Doug Jones. Maybe Mo Brooks who came in third in the primary.
He should take a "reflective vacation" during the holidays. Lighting a menorah at a Temple photos will demonstrate his return to his faith. If he leaves, the governor should appoint a black female, who will keep the seat in perpetuity.
As has been said elsewhere, the Dems´ main concern with Franken is that he cannot be re-elected. They have to get a Dem into that seat well before then. Ethics are not their concern. Optics are. The Moore thing is not parallel. The Dems´ purges are merely proving that a very high number of people who identify as Dems are perverts.
The Democrats are so hypocritical. They support Hollywood and all of its celebration of sexual freedom (and perversion) and have tolerated much worse than Franken in Teddy Kennedy and Bill Clinton. It looks like the talking point of the day is, Franken must go. Is it a set up to get rid of Moore if he is elected? Probably. I hope the Republicans don´t fall for it, but they probably will.
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Donna M, 12/7/2017 6:39:20 PM (No. 11473890)
Franken was paid to leave. He´ll get some some sinecure project and money will transfer from Soros or another progressive front. He won´t pop the resignation till Jan either so he can make more mischief and collect another year on the pension.
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