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  • Stand Up To Hate-Spewing Dem Bullies

    12/15/2017 12:55:13 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/17 | Judi McLeod
    In short, stand up to all hate-spewing Dem bullies, both male and female, to bring them out under the much-needed spotlight. Why is it that the first three words that should be stoically stated by those wrongfully accused of sexual harassment are never heard? The three words should be “Show me the evidence” that brought about the accusations against me. Does anyone wonder why we have so far never heard these words?
  • Pelosi On Calls For Trump To Resign: I Don’t Think He Should Have Been President

    12/14/2017 10:13:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 50 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The drama between Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and President Donald Trump has reached absurd heights. First, there was that rather tweet from the president, which was not out of the ordinary. He accused Gillibrand of doing “anything” for campaign contributions. Gillibrand said this was a sexist smear, despite the president using that line on pretty much everyone. This all is part of the ongoing sexual harassment reckoning on the Hill and elsewhere. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) is gone, and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has signaled his intention to leave…whenever that may be. Gillibrand has called on Trump to resign, as...
  • Dayton picks Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Franken

    12/13/2017 11:16:15 AM PST · by PeteePie · 25 replies
    Minneapolis (Red) Star Tribune ^ | December 13, 2017 | Erin Golden
    ...“Though I never anticipated this moment, I am resolved to do everything I can to move Minnesota forward,” Smith said. “I will be a fierce advocate in the U.S. Senate for equity and fairness.”
  • Former Planned Parenthood VP Tina Smith Replaces Disgraced Pro-Abortion Senator Al Franken

    12/13/2017 11:17:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    With disgraced pro-abortion Senator Al Franken stepping down from his Senate seat after being exposed of multiple counts of sexual harassment, Minnesota is getting a new Senator. Unfortunately the state as merely replacing one abortion activists with another. Today, pro-abortion Gov, Mark Dayton replaced Franken with a former executive of the Planned Parenthood abortion company, Tina Smith. Leo LaLonde, President of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, was disappointed but not surprised by the news. “Gov. Mark Dayton’s appointment of Tina Smith to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate is overwhelmingly disappointing to the state’s pro-life majority. An abortion industry insider,...
  • My Experience With the ‘Good Ol’ Boy’ Culture, and What I’m Doing About It Now

    12/12/2017 10:21:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Congressman Diane Black
    America is having a reckoning and it’s long overdue. I’m talking about the movement to hold sexual harassers accountable for their actions. This important movement is now shaking the halls of power in Congress and state capitols and I am determined to help lead it. I remember my first year in the Tennessee House of Representatives. It was 1998, and having spent my career as a nurse and an educator, I had a lot to learn about the legislative process. I immediately figured out that the state House had a “good ol' boy” culture - and learned about the inappropriate...
  • Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken

    12/13/2017 9:42:58 AM PST · by newgeezer · 99 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 13, 2017
    Dec 13 (Reuters) - Minnesota's Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith was appointed as U.S. senator on Wednesday to replace Al Franken, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment, the state's governor said at a news conference. Governor Mark Dayton said that Smith will serve a one-year term in the Senate, concluding in January 2019. Smith, 59, will run in a special election for the seat next year. Smith became lieutenant governor in January 2015. The Star Tribune said she previously worked as Dayton's chief of staff and held positions at General Mills and Planned Parenthood. Last week Franken, 66,...
  • For Once, the Joke Is on Al Franken

    12/12/2017 9:14:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2017 | Salena Zito
    There is a strong argument to be made that Sen. Al Franken's central reason for resigning is he knew he would be reduced to being shunned by his peers and the press if he were to continue representing Minnesota in the congressional upper chamber. In short, he would have become a joke, an afterthought, a pariah, a no one. For the egocentric Minnesotan who was courted by everyone in the Democratic Party to headline their fundraisers -- both for their re-elections as well as their state party's coffers -- and fawned over for his Hollywood pedigree and admired by progressives...
  • Al Franken Still Hasn’t Said When He’s Actually Resigning

    12/12/2017 1:38:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/12/17 | Peter Hasson
    Democratic Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has yet to announce when he’s actually going to leave office. Franken announced last Thursday that he would be resigning “in the coming weeks” after eight different women accused him of groping or forcibly kissing them. “The timing of Franken’s resignation remains unclear, as is his motive in delaying it,” New York Magazine’s Ed Kilgore noted at the time. Franken has yet to offer any more specificity about when he’s going to follow through in resigning. Franken’s office did not return multiple requests for comment on the subject.
  • Big media’s sad and extremely horrible week

    12/12/2017 11:47:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 11,2017 | Wesley Pruden
    Newspapermen were rarely whiners. Whining became fashionable only after “journalists” overran newsrooms. The best newspapermen, so the folk wisdom went, were Southerners, Jews and the Irish. Southerners loved the words and the occasions to tell stories, the Jews for the opportunity to do public good, and the Irish for the bottle frequently slipped into the bottom desk drawer by boosters, lobbyists, public-relations flacks and others up to no particular good. Such an irreverent formulation was enough to offend everybody, but in the old days no one took offense because everybody knew that nobody would particularly care if anybody did. What...
  • For once, the joke is on Al Franken

    12/09/2017 11:30:02 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 10, 2017 | Salena Zito
    There is a strong argument to be made that Al Franken’s central reason for resigning from his Senate seat is that he knew he would be reduced to being shunned by his peers and the press if he had remained to represent Minnesota in the congressional upper chamber. In short, he would have become a joke, an afterthought, a pariah, a no one. For a man who was courted by everyone in the Democratic Party to headline their fundraisers — both for their re-elections as well as their state party’s coffers — fawned over for his Hollywood pedigree, and admired...
  • CNN Reporter: Before The Dam Broke On Franken, The Silence From Democrats Was 'Remarkable'

    12/10/2017 1:26:28 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 09, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, the dam broke for Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). He’s going to leave. After eight women accused him of sexual misconduct, along with the resignation of Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) who also faced sexual harassment accusations, Democratic leadership decided it was time to clean house. It’s not a profile in courage. It’s not a come to Jesus moment. It’s all politics, which you already know. Franken is from a Democratic state with a Democratic governor. He was expendable and his exit allows Democrat to refocus their pressure on Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. It still doesn’t erase the fact...
  • Mika Questions Honesty of Franken Accusers, Wonders ‘If It Happened’

    12/08/2017 7:16:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 8, 2017 | Chris Reeves
    On Friday’s Morning Joe, the MSNBC show’s hosts and guests spent most of their broadcast mourning the announced resignation of Minnesota Senator Al Franken from Congress in the wake of over half a dozen allegations of sexual assault against him. In a stunning display of hypocrisy, MSNBC’s liberal morning pundits went to extraordinary lengths to cast doubt on the women who have accused Franken of sexual misconduct, violating the network’s own oft-repeated standards for Republican and conservative politicians.New York Times writer Bari Weiss was even brought on to complain about how “some innocent people are going to go down” as...
  • Mika Doubts Franken Accuser: “Playboy Model Who Goes on Hannity, Voted for Trump”

    12/08/2017 5:30:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 74 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Among all the women who have accused all the various men, Leeann Tweeden has pictorial evidence: the infamous photo of Al Franken with his hands over her breasts. So why would Mika Brzezinski single out Tweeden to cast doubt on her veracity? On today’s Morning Joe, Brzezinski said: “We’ve never really talked about the woman who first came out against Al Franken . . . Playboy model who goes on Hannity, who voted for Trump . . . I’m just wondering if all women need to be believed.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Prediction: Al Franken will NOT resign - here's why

    12/08/2017 11:46:17 AM PST · by Sopater · 98 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | Friday, December 8, 2017 | Bryan Fischer
    <p>Contrary to popular perception, Al Franken did not resign yesterday.</p> <p>"[T]oday I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as member of the United States Senate. I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that 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 has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party."</p>
  • Accused leftist abusers of women: the list grows (again)

    12/08/2017 8:47:56 AM PST · by Sopater · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    More women are speaking out against boorishness and much worse that they claim to have experienced from prominent politically active men, encouraged by the courage of others, and by the contrition expected of their accused tormentors. A decision appears to have been made at the top levels of the Democratic Party that the sacrifice of the careers of their own pawns on the political chessboard is worthwhile in the quest to unseat a sitting POTUS. So, the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, John Conyers, only partially functional owing to advanced age, is stepping down from his safe seat...
  • Democrats Forced Franken Out To Ramp Up Their Strategy To Bring Down Trump

    12/08/2017 6:22:11 AM PST · by blam · 59 replies
    Fox Nws ^ | 12-8-2017 | John Fund
    In the comedy movie “Anchorman,” comedian Will Farrell advises his TV audience to “stay classy.” On Thursday, former “Saturday Night Live” comedian Al Franken didn’t follow that advice and resigned from the U.S. Senate in a particularly classless way. Even after eight women told reporters that the Minnesota Democrat had groped or forcibly kissed them, Franken denied he had done anything wrong. Franken said from the Senate floor that “some of the allegations are simply not true” and that he remembered other accusations differently. He then tried to wrap himself in a feminist flag by vowing he had always been...
  • Dem Sen Durbin: Franken Leaving Should ‘Establish a National Standard’ For Roy Moore

    12/10/2017 3:15:21 PM PST · by Cheerio · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) leaving the U.S. Senate should “establish a national standard” on how the Senate deals with Alabama GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore if he wins. Partial transcript as follows: DICKERSON: Joining us now is Senate Democratic Whip Richard Durbin. He is in Springfield, Illinois. Welcome, senator. I want to pick up on something that Senator Collins said about the choice that senators may face if Roy Moore is elected in Alabama. And the question is: What business does the Senate have in overturning the will of...
  • Expert: Franken's Senate Seat Has Odd Past

    12/07/2017 7:28:14 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/7/17 | Brett Hoffland
    Sen. Al Franken has announced he will resign his seat in the coming weeks. But this isn't the first time Minnesotans have witnessed a shift in that particular seat.  Some political experts even call it cursed. "This is a troubled seat," said David Schultz, a political expert at Hamline University. Schultz said to better understand why, you have to go back more than 40 years.   "It all started in 1976 when then-Senator Walter Mondale resigns to become Vice President of the United States," he said. "It creates a vacancy. Gov. Wendy Anderson wants to become Senator, (so) he resigns as...
  • Franken exit could be game-changer for control of Senate

    12/07/2017 2:19:29 PM PST · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    NBC ^ | 7 Dec 2017 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    WASHINGTON — Republicans may have just gotten another layer of armor to defend their Senate majority. Sen. Al Franken's seat wasn't supposed to be up again until 2020. But his announcement Thursday that he was resigning amid allegations of sexual misconduct sets up a 2018 special election in Minnesota. And Republicans, who hold a 52-48 majority, are now on the hunt for a top-tier candidate in a politically competitive state where President Donald Trump lost by less than 2 percentage points last year. The unexpected opportunity could be a "total game-changer in terms of control of the Senate," said Republican...
  • Schumer Told Franken Wednesday Morning That He Needed to Go

    12/06/2017 5:38:54 PM PST · by SMGFan · 55 replies
    Roll Call ^ | December 6, 2017
    Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer knew it was time for Minnesota Democrat Al Franken to leave the Senate even before the public calls for his resignation Wednesday. The New York Democrat told Franken in a phone call that he needed to resign after Wednesday morning’s publication of further allegations of sexual misconduct by the senator, according to a person familiar with the conversation. That’s despite the close friendship between the two lawmakers. Franken was a member of one of Schumer’s Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee classes and he provided the party with 60 votes in 2009 when he was sworn...