Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by Joe L, Nov 16, 2017.
She repeats “8 credible allegations” even though that is a lie
I honestly believe that her sole motivation for sinking Franken was to vanquish a leading rival in her quest for the nomination for president. Otherwise, why would she say anything?
As much as I still rue the loss of Franken, I wallow in the glee of this pos consistently polling at 1% or less. F.O., harpee.
Where are you getting that from? I don’t think She cares who was running against her. Certainly he wouldn’t be considered a bigger threat than Biden or Bernie.
Seems like a stretch.
I think it’s much simpler than that. It was going to create a distraction and the Democrats gave themselves no wiggle room.
I think people forget how damning the photo of Franken intentionally pretending to grope an sleeping woman is/was. The Washington Post reminds us that three dozen Democrats called for Franken to resign. The mechanism for removal in the Senate is a two-thirds vote, and had McConnell moved to remove him, he would have needed only a third of them. My guess is that Schumer was also acting to avoid such a vote.
At the time, there was already some buzz about Franken being a tier one candidate for president. The Harpee used the event to up her visability and take out a serious opponent. As an attorney, one would expect her to have some semblance of understanding of due process. She never spoke to Franken about the event, instead standing in front of the pack and shrieking. Of course, Shumer is nearly as bad... he simply didn't like Franken. They still got a D from Minnesota, but there is only one Al.
I sincerely hope the Harpee gets primaried.
Damning in the short term. Had they proceeded with an ethics investigation, AS FRANKEN REQUESTED, the "shock" would have been mitigated, and the BS of Tweeden's accusations exposed. Censure? Ok. Forced resignation? BS.
I don't see anything in Gillibrand's statements at the time that resembles "shrieking" or warrants calling her a harpy.
Wow..... two whole interviews.....
Most of my comments on her come from the content or her statements I've read in print. And if it makes you feel better, I'll do "back-stabbing, self-serving P.O.S."
I just posted the most-viewed statements from the actual time. But I doubt we're going to find one that makes the characterization sound less retrograde, especially given the context. I'll leave it at that.
There was talk about many people being Tier 1 candidates. The reality is I know of nobody that was putting Al up there out of the gate. Again, though from her point of view not sure she or any other candidate was worried about anybody other than Biden or Bernie. Just seems like a very weak motivation that's all.
Democrats were hot to trot on any allegations. Then all of the sudden this Al thing popped up right in the middle of what seemed like all this fury. They really couldn't afford to look like hypocrites. Right or wrong...they couldn't. Hardly any of these resignation end up getting fully investigated before someone resigns. I simply don't see how she was doing something out of the norm or outside the party push so to speak.
I am not saying any of it was right. Al deserves due process.
Al needs to move to New York and primary Kristin
Franken was actually born in NYC, and obviously we know he lived there from the 70s to the 2000s. Raised mostly in Minnesota.
That would mean denying and ignoring such complaints
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