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Morning Joe: “Cynical Politics” Behind Dem Ousting of Al Franken
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/07/2017 5:07:51 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

The likes of Kirsten Gillibrand parade themselves as paragons of avenging feminist virtue in calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign. But the Morning Joe crew sees another motive behind the Democrat’s move to force Franken out: “cynical politics.”

Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough, and Willie Geist all made similar points: the move to defenestrate Franken is really about Democrats trying to give themselves the high ground on the issue of sexual misconduct. The Dems’ real target is Roy Moore.

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1 posted on 12/07/2017 5:07:51 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: miss marmelstein; patro; abb; SE Mom; HarleyLady27; connyankee; Behind Liberal Lines; ...

Watching the likes of Kirsten Gillibrand preen and parade as avenging angels of feminist virtue makes me ill.

We all know what this is really about for the Dems — getting Roy Moore, and ultimately, President Trump.

Ping to Liberal Media Criticism list.


2 posted on 12/07/2017 5:10:06 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Says the man with the dead intern...


3 posted on 12/07/2017 5:12:49 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Enough of the mindless rants of the obtuse.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s ALL a lead up to trying to take down Trump this way next year.

Weinstein, Franken, etc. are all worth throwing to the wolves to get the country into an uproar and then have a zillion women accuse Trump of blah blah next year.

Only problem is the country doesn’t give a ####.

More concerned with silly things like mortgage and food.


4 posted on 12/07/2017 5:12:50 AM PST by dp0622 (The Left should know that if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

One of the few salient points they have ever made...


5 posted on 12/07/2017 5:12:51 AM PST by MortMan (I can resist anything, except temptation. /sarc)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They are eating their own and whiffing on Republicans.


6 posted on 12/07/2017 5:13:07 AM PST by Lisbon1940 (No full-term Governors (at the time of election!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Well,at least no dead girls have been found in Franken’s office...
7 posted on 12/07/2017 5:13:46 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Remember: All Cultures Are Equal!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

...simply the “enablers” trying to
seem truly concerned. The media never
had a conscious when it came to RATS
and their own. It’s just more fake news


8 posted on 12/07/2017 5:17:06 AM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

STOP THE PRESS!

Joe & Mika Didn’t Blame The Latest Political Outrage On President Trump!!!!!

Are they going soft?

Are they losing their touch?

Has Soros stopped sending the monthly checks?


9 posted on 12/07/2017 5:17:18 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (United We Stand - Divided We Fall. Remember: Diversity is the opposite of unity.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is correct. This is an easy one for the democrats. Remove Franken and replace him with another Democrat that can win the special election next year. Democrats can claim they remove their deviants, while the Republicans do not. Every GOP candidate in 2018 will be defined as being part of the Roy Moore party. It is going to be a long year for Republicans.


10 posted on 12/07/2017 5:17:39 AM PST by mcjordansc
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Well, at least no dead girls have been found in Franken’s office...”
At least none that we have heard about.


11 posted on 12/07/2017 5:17:46 AM PST by certrtwngnut
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To: Gay State Conservative

...yet


12 posted on 12/07/2017 5:17:51 AM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sorry. Joe has no credibility anymore.


13 posted on 12/07/2017 5:18:09 AM PST by sauropod (I am His and He is Mine)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is a symptom of the Progressives loss of control over the narrative.

For decades, they controlled the narrative with the establishment media. The alternate media now has enough power to break the dominance of the establishment, Progressive, media.

Without the ability to control the narrative, Progressives are resorting to desparation tactics like getting rid of Franken and Conyers without due process.

Of course, they have never believed in due process, so to them it seems completely normal.

But to most people, throwing Franken under the bus, while it may be satisfying, has nothing to do with voting for Roy Moore.

Essentially the Progressives are saying, see, we threw Franken off the cliff, so you should throw Moore off the cliff as well! See! see!

But Conservative voters have other sources of information. They do not find the establishment media persuasive any longer.


14 posted on 12/07/2017 5:18:42 AM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: mcjordansc

Well said. And the same applies to Conyers, of course. Odds of a Republican winning his seat are precisely zero. So Dems sacrifice nothing in pushing out the senile Conyers.


15 posted on 12/07/2017 5:19:09 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why is it that people see this “joe morning” person as some sort of “guru” on what is right and wrong, what is “American”.

He’s just another Lauer, living in sin with Mika and espousing liberal talking points.

His only quest in life seems to be to bash Trump.

Stop posting about this idiot...he is dirt.


16 posted on 12/07/2017 5:19:32 AM PST by FrankR (On the knees is not a good place to be...a man on the knees is only half a man.....)
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To: Gay State Conservative

...Well,at least no dead girls have been found in Franken’s office....

Yet.


17 posted on 12/07/2017 5:20:36 AM PST by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

MoJoe must be a Lurker here. Freepers have been observing and commenting on this obvious leftist tactic for weeks.


18 posted on 12/07/2017 5:20:54 AM PST by Sirius Lee (In God We Trust, In Trump We Fix America)
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To: sauropod

I hear you. I do think Joe has lost his grip in his hatred of Trump.

I used to enjoy the show, but find it almost unwatchable nowadays. But I dipped in this morning, and was pleasantly surprised by this segment.

I’m sure they’ll get back to apocalyptic Trump-bashing in due course today.


19 posted on 12/07/2017 5:21:28 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: dp0622

It’s ALL a lead up to trying to take down Trump this way next year.


Exactly. The real target is Trump, not Moore. If anything, Moore is target practice.


20 posted on 12/07/2017 5:22:42 AM PST by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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