Skip to comments.Franken Resignation Is About Roy Moore, Not Decency
Posted on 12/07/2017 11:53:44 AM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: I got tell you, folks, Im stunned, Im surprised, Im shocked. I thought that Al Franken would try to hang in there for another week. I thought he would try to make it past December 12th because thats the key date. I told Snerdley that I was all ready for Franken to continue to stay in the Senate, not resign, defy his party. I told Snerdley, I told Snerdley before the program, just to get it on record, why I thought Franken would do that. Turns out I was wrong.
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Okay. So Franken buckled to the pressure of his own party. Even a personal plea from Fauxcahontas, Elizabeth Warren, for Franken to step aside. Now, heres the thing about this, folks. Yeah, we had a seventh and an eighth woman surface this week with explicit claims and details about the mistreatment they experienced at the hand and mouth of Al Franken. But I dont believe that all of these whats the number up to now, 38 Democrats demanding I dont think its about him.
I dont think the Democrat Party standing up now in so-called righteous indignation, this sudden demand that Franken leave and get out of town as fast as he can, I dont think it has anything to do with the Democrat Party and decency and justice. I dont think it has anything to do with female senators and their power or any of that. This is all about one thing, and its why I thought that Al Franken would hang on. This is all about Roy Moore.
This is all about the Democrats desperate effort to contrast the way they handled the Franken thing and the way the Republicans are handling the Roy Moore thing, and then in an ancillary way, the way Republicans are not dealing with the Trump thing. It is clear that the Democrats looked at the Franken, all this talk about he was a potential presidential candidate in 2020, an upcoming Democrat star, all of that obviously total BS, because theyre happy to get rid of him because theyre not losing a seat!
Theres a Democrat governor in Minnesota thats gonna name Frankens replacement. I dont know if its gonna be John Conyers son. (laughing) Keith Ellison is the name thats being bandied about. Regardless, the Democrats are gonna hold the seat. So Franken became expendable. Franken became a pawn. Franken became a nonentity. Franken became a nobody to them. At the end of the day, they didnt care about Al Franken. At the end of the day, they dont care about individuals.
They never let Al Franken face his accusers. You know, Franken wanted to go to the Ethics Committee. He wanted these allegations examined. He claimed all along that he would be found innocent. But they werent gonna let that happen. No Ethics Committee, no Franken being allowed to hold on. No, Al Franken not allowed to face his accusers. Al Franken gone. See you later, Al. Maybe you could call Lorne Michaels at Saturday Night Live and get a gig there again. Just tossed Franken aside.
It was a groundswell that happened in the last couple of days. And Im telling you, it isnt about any newfound decency on the part of the Democrat Party or newfound morality. It is all about Roy Moore. Because the polling data thats out there in Alabama, they are convinced that Moores gonna win. So now theyre gonna try to turn what they think is going to be a Roy Moore victory into an albatross around the Republicans necks. And it began today by telling Al Franken to take a hike.
Look at this story. This is the Washington Post. White Women in Alabama Have Made Up Their Minds About Roy Moore. This headline is filled with spite, spittle, and disgust. The Washington Post is livid. White women, probably Christians and a bunch of racists, have already made up their minds about Roy Moore. And the Washington Post is livid that white women in Alabama are not listening to them. And it was a Washington Post poll. It shows that nearly six in 10 white women in Alabama are likely to vote for Roy Moore.
After the 2016 presidential election, women on the left called out the 53 percent of white women who helped elect Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. Last spring, actress Tina Fey warned white, college-educated women who had supported Trump that their votes would have negative consequences for them.
Why does anybody care what a TV comedian thinks about any of this? Why the hell should anybody care what some TV actress has to say about anything? This is no different than taking public opinion from Twitter and assigning it automatic credibility.
So, anyway, you white women in Alabama, you have become the enemy. Youre idiots, youre racists, and probably sexists, and youre blindly What these people in the media dont understand, if they would have just shut up, if the media would have just reported this 10% of the way they did, there might be a whole different take going on in Alabama. But the media, in so many parts of this country is so distrusted and so despised and so disliked that they create a backlash against themselves to the point whatever they want is the exact opposite of what people do.
Now, it could be that the media is playing a psych game here, knows that full well, and wants Roy Moore elected. I dont think so. I think the media wants to be able to claim they got his scalp. I think the media would love to be able to say they defeated Roy Moore with their coverage, and their coverage is being ignored here, and white women say theyre gonna vote for Moore anyway, and I think it ticks em off.
So, anyway, theyre planning on Moore winning. That means Franken has to go. Conyers had to go. That meant Franken had to go. You cant kick out the octogenarian black guy and leave in the pencil IQ senator white guy from Minnesota. You cant do that. Not on the Democrat side where identity politics is everything. This is also about I think Kirsten Gillibrand. Shes serious about being in the race for the Democrat presidential nomination 2020. And I think a public position here on the reprobate Al Franken, how hes gotta go, is all part of that.
But I told Snerdley, and Snerdley can confirm this on Twitter where he hangs out, I told him, if Franken could just hang on to December 12th, when the election happened, whatever happened, Moore wins, Moore loses, it doesnt matter, when the elections over, the Democrat braying against Franken would go away. Because thats all this is about now. (interruption) No, no, no. I dont have any sympathy for Franken.
But Ill tell you what. It is noteworthy, I believe, that this party Republicans have been known to do this for a long time but its noteworthy here the Democrats, I mean, they didnt even have a second thought to anything approaching due process. The word of these women was automatically accepted.
Franken was not allowed to challenge em directly, he was not allowed to have them present their evidence via the Ethics Committee, cause they wanted him gone because they dont care about him. Thats what this all boils down to. They care about the seat. Theyre gonna hold on to the seat cause it comes from Minnesota with a Democrat governor. So Franken became expendable in the furtherance of other Democrat Party agenda items.
Frankens speech in the Senate just now was a combination pathetic, sorrowful, pitiful. I think he thought he was Richard Nixon at times. He clearly thinks hes a martyr. And he clearly has a very, very Well, hes deeply hurt personally by what people he thinks loved him have done here. And so he thinks hes been martyred and he played that card up pretty well. He also drew some analogies.
He said (paraphrased), Its quite ironic that on the day I resign, a political party is fully endorsing a man who engaged, whatever, sexually with young girls in Alabama and a president who admitted to grabbing whatever. Trump never admitted doing that. Trump was describing what powerful entertainers can do if they want to. But to try to parse that is a losing cause because people already think that Trump said that describing his own behavior. So well never know. Well never know.
Well, maybe we will. What if the Roy Moore election happens, regardless of the outcome, and what if Franken and, by the way, hes entirely capable of this. After September 12th, the Roy Moore election; so forth and so on. If Roy Moore wins, I can see Franken saying, You know what? You know what? After this, Im not leaving. I retract my resignation. If the Senates gonna seat this clown, theres no reason I should be quitting here. This is outrageous. I wouldnt be surprised whatsoever.
RUSH: Now, a lot of you might have laughed when I said, You know, Franken might change his mind and not resign. Well, I want to play a couple of sound bites here for you from Senator Franken today, and youll see why I opined as I did. Heres from his speech on the Senate floor about a half hour ago
FRANKEN: Over the last few weeks, a number of women have come forward to talk about how they felt my actions had affected them.
RUSH: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait Hold it just second. Let me Where is the one I want? Im looking Well, go ahead. I guess its in this one. Go ahead. Keep playing it.
FRANKEN: I was upset. But in responding to their claims, I also wanted to be respectful of that broader conversation, because all women deserve to be heard
RUSH: No, no. Stop it. Stop it. Here, I want to get sound bite 20. Time is of the essence on this program. I dont have a lot of it. Grab sound bite 20. This is the point I want to make. Play it. Three two one hit it!
FRANKEN: I know in my heart that nothing I have done as a senator nothing has brought dishonor on on this institution. And I am confident that the Ethics Committee would agree. Nevertheless, today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as member of the United States Senate.
RUSH: Stop the tape! In the coming weeks I will be resigning He has not resigned. He has stated his intention to resign in the coming weeks. This means that Franken will still be able to vote, for example, on legislation say the government shutdown, say take the tax bill if it ever gets out of conference committee and any other item that comes up. In the coming weeks The Roy Moore election in Alabama is five days from now, for example.
So depending on how that goes and how people react to that, Al Franken could easily change his mind and say, I just said I was going to resign in the coming weeks. But until he submits the papers and even then. Its a long shot, I understand; but I think hes leaving the door open, is the point here. He doesnt want to go, folks. He does not want to go. He doesnt want to go back to being a comedian. This made him, in his mind, somebody. You know, this made him a member of a club with only 100 members, and the last thing he wanted to do was go, and he still doesnt want to go.
And he knows theyre not forcing him out because theyre really bothered by what he did, and thats got to be eating him alive. Theyre not asking him to leave because of what he did. I mean, ultimately, yeah, but theyre not offended by what he did, these women, these other Democrats. Theyre not offended by that. They see Franken resigning as a political opportunity. Im telling you, its all about Roy Moore, which then makes it all about Donald Trump. Grab audio sound bite number 21. This is close to the wrap-up.
FRANKEN: Let me be clear. I may be resigning my seat, but Im not giving up my voice. I will continue to stand up for the things I believe in as a citizen and as an activist. But Minnesotans deserve a senator who can focus with all her (sic) energy to addressing the challenges they face every day.
Senator Al Franken resignation speech (full speech)
RUSH: Now, the polling data on the 2020 senatorial election in Minnesota at this stage, it doesnt look good for Franken. There is no guarantee that he would win reelection right now because of this. In his remarks today, he alluded to the fact that really the mitigating factor here is the people of Minnesota and how much he treasures them and how much they mean to him and how honest and hardworking they are and how, thus, they deserve an honest and hardworking representative and senator.
But this has caused problems for his reelection bid. Its not automatic. But did you note here, Minnesotans deserve a senator who can focus with all HER energy on addressing the challenges they face every day. Yeah. You have to think here that its gonna be a banner year for women in Democrat electoral politics. You can almost make book on the fact that the Democrat presidential nominee is gonna be a woman, and its gonna be either Kamala Harris, its gonna be Fauxcahontas, or its gonna be Kirsten Gillibrand.
Those are at least three. Now, there are gonna be some men, obviously, who will run, and its gonna be fascinating to me to watch how the Democrat Party treats those men, because when we get to 2020 which will start next year. When we get to the presidential cycle of 2020, the Democrats have set the table here for the fact that they had better nominate a woman. It was gonna be Hillary in 2016, and it was. But she lost. She blew it.
And there are gonna be some Democrats thinking, Hey, weve already done that. You know, we played the women card. We threw that down, and weve shown our diversity. Weve shown our loyalty. We dont have to set ourselves up and limit ourselves by requiring and demanding a woman be our nominee. Theres gonna be some guys that want this gig, too, although itd be hard to name them right now, but they will surface. So its gonna be
And of course what happens in the 2018 midterms is going to hugely determinant here. Its gonna be a big factor in what the Democrat presidential aspirations of 2020 look like. Because right now the Democrats think they own it. They think theyve won the House back already. They do this all the time. They won the governorship election in Virginia. They kept the seat. There was nothing earth-shattering about it.
He didn’t resign. He just promised to, sometime.
Moore will win even bigger now. The Rat scheme is obvious and people will get it.
Only if the Moore PR machine can spin to his benefit. Media is loudly saying he quit, he said in the coming weeks. There is a reason behind it. why?
They aren’t trying to keep Moore from winning, they are resigned to him winning, and now want to use #metoo as a hammer to bludgeon Republicans in the 2018 election to try and get the Senate and House back.
The Democraps war on women is home to roost.
He didn’t resign. His promise is worthless.
Agreed. You have to fully swallow the Dem/RINO media elite narrative in order to buy into this nonsense. Even people in Russia after a while no longer paid serious attention to what Pravda or Tass told them.
Big difference. Moore’s “accusers” were all LIARs and plants. Franken really victimized his. Effing drama queen with his farewell speech...
“Turns out I was wrong.”
Now the whole universe is thrown out of whack.
Yep and that is why foolish Al will wish he resigned for real. The assault against him will continue and with greater ferocity.
Every single Republican up for reelection in 2018 will have multiple women coming forward just weeks prior to election day. Gloria Allred’s going to be awfully busy!
Al’s going to wake up tomorrow with a horse’s head in his bed.
He wakes up with a horse’s ass in bed every morning.
>>He didnt resign. He just promised to, sometime.
They think that Progressive Virtue Signaling works on us. He is saying, “I’m willing to resign, so Moore should drop out to signal his virtue.”
Virtue Signaling is great for adolescent girls and bearded hipsters, but it not very effective for real adults who believe in actual virtue and not just signals.
News flash, Rush ... you weren't wrong.
Franken didn't resign today. He announced that he's resigning sometime in the future.
I'm going to resign sometime in the future, too. His "resignation" is no more meaningful than mine.
It’s not REALLY about Roy Moore.
It’s about President Trump. Bernie Sanders has already come out this morning calling for PDT’s resignation because of something the Donald said back in 2005.
The Dems have decided this is their next line of attack on the POTUS and they’ll continue to hammer him as long as they feel it’s effective.
How long will that be? We’ll see.
Foxnews insider article states that Al Franken MAY NOT LEAVE senate if GOP seats Roy Moore !!!
There you have it, he did not resign today, they just want to influence the Moore election to get a Dem in. If that does not work then good chance he CHANGES his mind and does not leave Senate.
That is exactly what it is about.
Onward to victory Judge Moore.
Millions are behind you and will march on DC to defend you!
All those women Democrat Senators have just been groped for political power! Bwahahahahahaha! Swallow it girls!
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