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It's official: Al Franken says he will resign, though he denies many of the allegations

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by NightHawkeye, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. NightHawkeye

    NightHawkeye Work-in-progress Supporter

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    Live feed over.
     
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  2. Darkhorse

    Darkhorse just horsing around

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    :clap: :oldthumbsup: :wave:
     
  3. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    He'll still be in there a few weeks.

    *wonders if he'll try to reek havoc before leaving*

    *Also wonders why fellow Democrats were SOOOO eager to get rid of him.....hmmmmm*
     
  4. chevyontheriver

    chevyontheriver Well-Known Member

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    Very non-apologetic I thought.
     
  5. NightHawkeye

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    Some conservatives have also already noticed that Al Franken hasn't actually resigned ... not yet, anyway ... and are speculating that this is a ploy to sway the Moore election.
     
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  6. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    Seriously?
     
  7. NightHawkeye

    NightHawkeye Work-in-progress Supporter

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    Stay tuned ...

    ... it's not a done deal 'til the fat lady sings.
     
  8. AirPo

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    "I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party."
     
  9. AirPo

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    That's weightist!

    :D
     
  10. brinny

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  11. Aryeh Jay

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    I have noticed that too. I also noticed that The President Announced the Capitol of Israel is now Jerusalem but the embassy is not open there yet. What gives?
     
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  13. brinny

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    i believe Mike Pence was quoted as saying that it may take some time....
     
  14. Almost there

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    So, why did he resign? I mean, what was his personal motivation, if he believes he did nothing wrong?
     
  15. NightHawkeye

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    I'm reminded of a fellow employee some years ago who tendered his resignation ... but then, before leaving his boss's office, thought better of it and asked for his resignation letter back. His boss enjoyed telling the story afterward about how he said "NO". His boss was so glad to get the resignation, he wasn't about to give it back. :eek:

    We'll need to wait a little longer to find out if Al Franken actually tenders his resignation, or whether this is just talk.
     
  16. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    I agree.

    Weird, eh?
     
  17. chevyontheriver

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    It's political for sure. But some of it may have to do with Minnesota politics. The Democratic Party governor Dayton now gets to pick someone to fill the vacancy. He will probably pick his lieutenant governor Tina Smith, creating a vacancy there. That vacancy apparently is automatically filled by the leader of the state House. Problem there is that she is a Republican. And the state House is Republican by only one vote. Her 'promotion' would put them into a tie until a special election, which could go either way. There is a scramble within Minnesota politics about this and both sides stand to lose or gain. If Tina Smith goes to Washington, she will be a reliable leftist in the Franken tradition, another partisan, and I'm sorry to say probably one more swamp dweller in a town filled with swap dwellers of two parties.

    I'm sure Al Franken, one of the most partisan politicians around, will try to take down who he can on the way out the door. He did telegraph this in comments about Trump and Moore. Now I personally think Trump should not have been elected, was and is unfit, is probably guilty of as much as Franken. I didn't vote for him (nor for Hillary) and left the party he now heads simply because it's his party now. It's not what it was two years ago. Maybe Franken can take Trump down. The good part of that would be that Mike Pence might be an honorable president. We need one of those again some day.
     
  18. Kenny'sID

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    Exactly...something ain't right about this.
     
  19. NightHawkeye

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    Meh.

    I think too much emphasis is placed on the person occupying the oval office ... and too little on the actions that person takes as president. So far Trump is doing things which need to be done. I'm not convinced Mike Pence has the intestinal fortitude to tackle the difficult issues Trump has.
     
  20. Almost there

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    That may be why he's leaving - to set some sort of precedent.

    I don't think they'll bite, though. Different stuff - and less pictures. :D
     
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