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Why Al Franken Should Be Worried
Wall Street Journal, by John Feehery

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Posted By:MissMolly, 8/14/2014 6:04:23 AM

Keep an eye on Minnesota. The state that gave us Michele Bachmann and Jesse Ventura just might decide to dump funnyman Al Franken from the Senate. Most pundits think that challenger Mike McFadden is, at best, a long shot. I don’t think so. In several polls the incumbent, a former Saturday Night Live star, can’t break the 50% mark. Given his narrow victory in 2008 (which some say wasn’t a real victory), it’s probably not that surprising that Mr. Franken is still a polarizing figure. But after six years in the Senate, one might expect that the incumbent would have built a more comfortable

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Poobah, 8/14/2014 6:35:27 AM     (No. 9965339)

RealClearPolitics shows polls that increasingly favor Franken -- by 6 in early June, 11 in mid-June and 14 in July.

The voters in Minnesota must be insane.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: provide, 8/14/2014 6:37:50 AM     (No. 9965342)

Franken´s ads have to include how much he loved Robin Williams and hates Bush.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JimS, 8/14/2014 6:54:58 AM     (No. 9965360)

Wht should Fricken´ Franken worry?
The same dead voters who won the election for him last time are still available.
And they will surely recount all the ballots until he wins.
They also probably have a few boxes of ballots in someone´s car trunk from the last time.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mws50, 8/14/2014 7:05:58 AM     (No. 9965371)

What makes anyone think Franken is capable of worrying? His level of intelligence does not reach the "worry" level.

That said, are the voters of Minnesota really this stupid?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ASAvet, 8/14/2014 7:32:58 AM     (No. 9965389)

Yes, #4 Minnesota is that stupid. This is the state that also gave us Eugene McCarthy, Jesse Ventura and Mark Dayton.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: shamus, 8/14/2014 7:36:49 AM     (No. 9965398)

Voters in Minnesota are obviously brain dead. How else can you explain Al Franken.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/14/2014 8:12:52 AM     (No. 9965447)

Franken will be in the Senate as long as he wants to. The overwhelming majority of his colleagues are also comedic actors. Not all that funny but adept at learning their lines.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: varkdriver, 8/14/2014 9:13:28 AM     (No. 9965550)

Unfortunately true, all of the above. I love the Dimocrat method of election recount: keep recounting until the Dem wins, then ALL STOP!

The DFL in Minnesota will keep him in power ad nauseum. Much like the Dims in Mass kept re-electing Teddy [D-Chivas], Lurch [D-Gigolo], and Barney Frank [D-Homo Sapiens], and West Virginia kept sending Robert KKK Byrd.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 8/14/2014 9:34:25 AM     (No. 9965575)

FWIW, we never seem to hear much about Senator Smalley in the rest of the country. Other than casting votes incorrectly, it doesn´t sound like he´s a troublemaker ala cardin, boxer, etc.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: marthaville, 8/14/2014 9:49:27 AM     (No. 9965594)

An article by John Feehery. Is Feehery the same John Feehery, the Tea Party hating lobbyist? Isn´t he the John Feehery, the Tea Party hating lobbyist hired by Steve Scalise to help hire his (Scalise) staff?

Thought so.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: chillijilli, 8/14/2014 10:01:54 AM     (No. 9965615)

Are they brain dead? Maybe. I moved from the Arctic Riviera 20 years ago and never looked back. The Land of 10,000 Fakes consisted of lily-white Scandinavian socialists who were overwrought with white guilt from living in a completely uniform society of good-looking, blond, angular people. Completely void of diversity (until the Somalis), the Minnezohtans were consumed with showing the world that they *care*---even though historically they have never experienced the problems of heavily-industrialized large cities. This Minnezohtah Nice Face that they all wear trumps reason and logic and unfortunately makes MN an easy mark for con artists like Ventura and Franken. You betcha.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/14/2014 11:21:21 AM     (No. 9965752)

He stold the election last time and voters know it. But - he could certainly steal the election again this time.

It´s not like Minnesota is suddenly going to start checking for felons at the polling places.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: NYbob, 8/14/2014 1:08:49 PM     (No. 9965879)

Until this freak loses the tiny bit of self control he has and throws another blindside punch at a Republican holding a sign, I´ll know that he isn´t worried. Mike McFadden needs to push the jerk hard enough to have Franken challenge him to a wrestling match. Like all progressives the snark has a hair trigger and after going though the name calling, they try and make it physical.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/14/2014 2:39:32 PM     (No. 9966000)

#6, and those voters that aren´t brain dead are just plain dead.

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