Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

Bringing a knife to a gunfight:

And no man left behind: 

Al Franken has flatly denied the latest accusation against him (that he tried to kiss a woman after a radio interview in 2006, claiming it was his right as an entertainer), apologized for other events he did not say were necessarily true, and called for an ethics examination of the allegations against him by the Senate Ethics Committee.  He is also the reason Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation, which led to the Mueller investigation, and who doubts there would be no credible investigation without Mueller?

But no, he has to go.  This unseemliness is unseemly!  He's not accused of the actions of Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Harvey Weinstein, or Danny Masterson, nor even John Conyers.  He's accused of improper kissing (all of which he denies) and some butt groping, maybe.

Hanging's too good for him!

We have to remove him, of course, so we can be pure in our denunciations of Roy Moore.  Utter bollocks.  Roy Moore is not in the Senate and once he is, if he is, it's an open question whether the Senate would investigate him and decide to throw him out or even not seat him.  (And by the way maybe we could focus on Roy Moore's reprehensible politics, huh?  Maybe? Huh?)  Al Franken has called for an investigation of the allegations against him, but forget that, we need to get rid of Al Franken!  He has been one of the most effective freshman in the Senate, but no matter, he must go!  Purity uber alles!

I swear, Democrats are still their own worst enemies.


  1. I'll call for Franken to resign over what he's been accused of when Republicans are resigning for the same level of offense and more. I'll bet if you could enforce that you'd pretty well empty the Senate and House of male members - which might not be such a bad thing.

    This is what comes of prosecuting crimes on the internet, especially in the ever escalating definition of behavior as ersatz crime. The backlash this is going to lead to will not be good for women.

  2. Certainly won't be good for the country. We expunged Franken so we could criticize Moore: yeah, that'll make a difference.