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    Franken on the verge of retiring. Let's hope Conyers and Franken start a pervalanche of resignations, dems and repubs alike. Everyone must go!!!

    https://www.ksl.com/?sid=46212091&ni...ct-resignation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma'ake View Post
    John Conyers bails out, a double standard is sensed: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/...-caucus-281044
    Others agree:

    It Took Way Too Long for Senate Democrats to Demand Franken’s Resignation

    It is utterly absurd to suggest that the decision to call for Franken’s resignation was anything more than pure political calculus on the part of Senate Democrats. They relinquished their chance to virtue signal when they all but ignored the first six of Franken’s accusers. Every Democratic senator had ample information well before this afternoon indicating that Franken had engaged in incredibly inappropriate behavior — if not outright sexual battery.

    And yet they all chose to remain silent or to offer non-answers when questioned about whether Franken should step down. Not one single senator suggested, until this afternoon, that, if the allegations were true, the Democrat ought to relinquish his seat. New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand — who is among the Democratic women being praised for taking a principled stand against sexual misconduct — was asked in late November whether Franken should resign following the allegations. “It’s his decision,” she replied, noncommittally.

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    I like Al Franken, but he has to go. If any other Democratic members of Congress have skeletons, they need to plan an exit strategy.

    We need to appeal to the new generation of voters, those who see social issues far more differently than older conservatives. Disaffected Millennials are the key to the future, the energy found in Sanders rallies last year. (Forget Alabama - lost cause.)

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    “Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.” -- Harry S. Truman

    "You never soar so high as when you stoop down to help a child or an animal." -- Jewish Proverb

    "Three-time Pro Bowler Eric Weddle the most versatile, and maybe most intelligent, safety in the game." -- SI, 9/7/15, p. 107.

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