Al Franken probably will have to resign...

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  1. SidJustice

    SidJustice Master of the world and the universe

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    I am sad to hear Franken is such a creep. A couple people could just be a thing, but he is up to what, 7? Guy needs to go.
     
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    Wait... I thought Franken was gay? Why are all his accusers women or am I missing something?
     
  3. ProBoxingInsidr

    ProBoxingInsidr Silver Belt

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    so he has finally resigned. good riddance. i am sure snl will let him be a guest host
     
  4. Leagon

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    But it's really not the right thing. He has an important fuckin job and he, like everyone else who has ran for something, campaigned on the premise that he was the best person for the job. Either he lied to get into office or he's being a coward and bowing to political pressure.

    If a father does something terrible, you know what he doesn't do? Resign from his family. If Steven Hawking groped a grad student when he was younger, should his contributions to science be outlawed? Should he vow to never discover anything again?

    If he's so unfit, he'll be voted out. I was a fan until his resignation. Complete lack of integrity. "I didn't do anything I'm accused of, I'm an amazing person, I'm still gonna resign but let's talk about Trump and Moore, amirite??"
     
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    And this post doesn't do anything to reinforce the idea that Republicans are a bunch of misogynists with no principles at all does it.
     
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  6. Letssnuggle

    Letssnuggle Green Belt

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    Franken is simply acting like a typical democrat. By day he’s a champion for women. By night he’s their molester.
     
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  7. deltapapha

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    I do have principles, I just think there are bigger fish to fry. A la the sexual revolution having metastasized I don't happen to think there are very many of the sorts of boy scouts you allude to out there at this point.

    AND I have serious doubts about Moore's accusers.
     
  8. X-Pac Rules

    X-Pac Rules MAKE SOME NOISE.

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    It wasn't a problem for Bill so it can't be a problem now. Can't have it both ways.
     
  9. waiguoren

    waiguoren Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    So he basically admits to none of it except for the photo. Seems the witch hunt is out of control.

     
  10. trac209

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    I would wonder that myself if they will have him on
     
  11. X-Pac Rules

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    Then he shouldn't have resigned, period. Was he even a Senator yet at the time of the pic?
     
  12. waiguoren

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    He was not a Senator at the time of the photo.

    You say he shouldn't have resigned, but every day more of his colleagues were publicly calling for his resignation. I think 10 female Democratic Senators went public.
     
  13. X-Pac Rules

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    His colleagues can go fuck themselves then.
     
  14. Pickle Rick

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    Meanwhile theres a sexual predator in office still

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/08/us/donald-trump-tape-transcript.html
     
  15. waiguoren

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    I do wonder what kind of consequences there would be for him if he had stuck around. Obviously it would be difficult to work on new legislation when your colleagues want nothing to do with you. Probably wouldn't get invited to parties. Can't really think of anything else.
     
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    Not a particular fan of his political leanings but I always liked his questions during hearings. Seems as though he always had a unique and insightful take on something no one else had asked.
    I thought he was smarmy and smug but at the same time had a bit of appreciation of his intellect.

    I can't disagree with wanting to have his day in court so to speak. I mean who wants to be lynched by a mob as opposed to having a fair trial and hung lawfully?
     
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    so democrats have principles because they resign when they get caught sexually assaulting women? ok, got it
     
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    I think it would've been a story for a few weeks, then they would've moved on and let him do his job, while the ethics committee sorted it out.

    If Schumer, Pelosi, and Trump can work together, I'm pretty sure Franken's colleagues would've lived with it. Franken showed no balls here. He maintains his innocence, was entitled to due process, and still folded. Pretty weak move on all sides, and the Dems are complete morons for ganging up on him, thinking it will pressure the Reps to do anything about their people.

    Reason #346 why the Dems are a bunch of losers.
     
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  20. LuchaBear

    LuchaBear The Last Son of Harpy

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    Bill Maher is a partisan hack. Fuck that guy.
     

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