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Al Franken’s career is collateral damage
for the Dems on the way to getting Trump

American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson

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Posted By:magnante, 11/17/2017 9:16:39 AM

That sinking feeling Al Franken is experiencing is the realization that his career is now a pawn in the fanatical efforts of Democrats to get President Trump out of office. The Democrats would not lose his seat, since Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton can be expected to appoint a Democrat to serve out his term. Franken is not well liked for reasons that should be self-evident: he is as big a jerk in regular life as the infamous picture of him and Ms. Tweeden on the C17 would seem to indicate. The logical steps for getting Trump are clear: Step one, establish

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 11/17/2017 9:33:32 AM     (No. 11454557)

Ya think?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TasmanJulep, 11/17/2017 9:36:05 AM     (No. 11454565)

The demonrats can "demand" all they want and hold their breath until their faces turn blue, but they won´t be able to impeach Trump. Not gonna happen.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: shamus, 11/17/2017 9:36:52 AM     (No. 11454569)

Al Franken admitted to doing what Roy Moore is accused of. But it´s okay for him because he´s progressive.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 11/17/2017 9:47:04 AM     (No. 11454583)

The real damage politically was the manner in which the Dems cheated to get Franken elected to the Senate in the first place. What a travesty. ´Bout time the chickens came home to roost.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 11/17/2017 9:51:45 AM     (No. 11454590)

Franken taking one for the "team". As Lifson points out: Moore and Clinton are also stepping stones to get to Trump.

But Lifson correctly details the risks being taken. I might disagree in that sending these matters to the Ethics Committee can successfully bury them, with the help of the media, once the "target" has been acquired and "neutralized".

Lifson concludes:
So, we have a situation which something approaching mutual assured destruction could be unleashed on Congress, but with heavier damage likely on the Democrats’ side of the aisle. In this circumstance, the only winners would be those Americans who want to drain the swamp. A wholesale bloodletting on Capitol Hill would not be the worst possible outcome, so long as the new legislators are wisely chosen in sufficient numbers.

Now is the time to start planning those candidacies.


Now is the time for a new party to properly and effectively do it.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: mc squared, 11/17/2017 10:12:21 AM     (No. 11454616)

Lifson clarifies what the take-downs mean and how it will work. (or not)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: OhMy, 11/17/2017 10:49:43 AM     (No. 11454647)

The double standard on evidence for sexual harassment is evident to all. It is long overdue to end the code of silence for congressional offenders when they are smearing Roy Moore with such old unverifiable doubtful allegations. I would favour following through and draining the swamp of these hypocrites. A good first step would be to reverse the 17th amendment and clean up the Senate right away. More states are in GOP hands so it would fix a lot of problems fast as it drains the swamp. There is almost no turnover with elections given the big advantage of incumbency. This is not really about sex but about deeply entrenched corruption.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/17/2017 10:52:48 AM     (No. 11454651)

Wholesale bloodletting...over "sex"? This is quickly becoming hysterical, not in its seriousness, rather in its farcical nature of the disclosure-counterdisclosure.

Politicians are odd animals - 99% of Americans don´t have the ego to be one. But the one percent who do are like "violent" football players - it´s in the nature of the beasts to be self-centered, which leads to these episodes. Very few are "well adjusted."

To discover any politician engaged in sex-capades over the years is increasingly a yawner, unless it´s public and egregious. The liberal "outrage" is feigned, while the blue noses get themselves all wound up with the "sin" and the hypocrisy of the liberals. In the middle, as always, people go with the flow of their friends´ and neighbors´ opinions.

The swamp creatures are very good at subtly closing bi-partisan ranks when need be. It´s just business. Don´t take it so seriously.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Caveman, 11/17/2017 11:02:56 AM     (No. 11454667)

Is Al terminally ill?
Is he taking one for the team for getting him there illegally in the first place?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 11/17/2017 11:41:23 AM     (No. 11454708)

Hey, Al - you’re dumb, you’re ugly, and gosh darn it, people don’t like you!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ocho reales, 11/17/2017 12:03:12 PM     (No. 11454729)

Does anyone really believe that Tweeden is the only one that Franken ever harassed? He has apologized and she has accepted it but if there is another out there somewhere Franken will be un tostado. His term comes up in 2020 and has said he intends to run for reelection. Let´s see!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/17/2017 12:06:31 PM     (No. 11454732)

He is not “one of theirs” and thus is easy to jettison and toss under the bus. I believe they could now do the same with Bubba if they felt it was necessary.

Do not be any less wary. They’re still out to get us. And Moore.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 11/17/2017 12:39:21 PM     (No. 11454758)

Face it, Stuart, you´re not good enough, you´re not smart enough, and doggone it, people don´t like you! Sayonara!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lucky5, 11/17/2017 1:15:46 PM     (No. 11454784)

A new party will never work and not happen. It is a great idea, but we need to keep trying to clean up the crappy one we have.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Smart11344, 11/17/2017 1:25:19 PM     (No. 11454795)

Democrats: Engage brain before opening mouth.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 11/17/2017 1:34:49 PM     (No. 11454806)

Who better to sacrifice than this sick chimp, who once had a monolog/joke while roasting Rob Reiner in which he imagined Rob´s father raping his son, then inviting friends to do the same. He´s a sick man, and his loss on the way to destroy Trump is like a pebble in the road.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: dman, 11/17/2017 6:08:50 PM     (No. 11455052)

The GOPe apologists are so cocky that "A new party will never work and not happen.", because they believe they have rigged the system (like the FEC being populated only by the two "big tent" wings of the UniParty). President Trump and the Freedom Caucus need to "unrig" the system, so that a new party can form and replace a feckless relic, like the Republican Party itself did to the Whigs in 1854 / 1860.

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