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Frankenís resignation shows that only 1 of our 2 great parties has any integrity(hurl alert)
Washington Post ^ | December 7th 2017 | Paul Waldman

Posted on 12/07/2017 4:46:30 PM PST by Ennis85

Al Franken announced his resignation on the floor of the Senate today, a development that makes abundantly clear that the Democratic and Republican parties have never been more different in modern American history than they are right at this moment.

Franken’s speech started off on a surprisingly defiant note, going much farther than he had up until this point in asserting that the charges made against him are not true. But that only reinforces the point I’m making about the two parties, as I’ll explain in a moment:

“Over the last few weeks, a number of women have come forward to talk about how they felt my actions had affected them. I was shocked. 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 and their experiences taken seriously. I think that was the right thing to do. I also think it gave some people the false impression that I was admitting to doing things that in fact I haven’t done. Some of the allegations against me are simply not true. Others I remember very differently.”

As I argued in a piece today at The Week, when it comes to sex scandals, it’s usually the most guilty, least repentant politicians who wind up surviving, whether it’s Bill Clinton or Roy Moore or Donald Trump. Those latter two have seen their party go through the same cycle: At first the party (or at least significant portions of it) is outraged at revelations of their misbehavior and withdraws its support for their candidacy. But then, when it appears that the offender is not politically doomed, they come back to stand behind him.

Many Republicans rescinded their support for Trump after the release of the “Access Hollywood”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: alfalfathepervert; alfranklin; bullstalin; compost; coverup; democrats; fakenews; idiotorial; notaresignation; nothingtoseehere; republicans; scandal
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1 posted on 12/07/2017 4:46:30 PM PST by Ennis85
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why didnt Bubba the Rapist resign?


2 posted on 12/07/2017 4:47:31 PM PST by beergarden
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To: Ennis85

Nice try, WaPo.
Uh, not working.


3 posted on 12/07/2017 4:47:44 PM PST by Da Coyote
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Oh yes, all about the party that really cares about people. Anybody have change for an 8 dollar bill, lol?


4 posted on 12/07/2017 4:48:50 PM PST by OttawaFreeper ("If I had to go to war again, I'd bring lacrosse players" Conn Smythe)
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To: Ennis85

I guess the Russia line has given them all it could.


5 posted on 12/07/2017 4:48:58 PM PST by madprof98
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It’s no wonder Trump was reported to have asked whether or not people thought Bezos’ Amazon was a monopoly. After all, the WaPo is Bezos’ mouthpiece.


6 posted on 12/07/2017 4:49:04 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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Yup, here it comes...Trump must resign to maintain the dignity and integrity of our Government...

Look, leftist jerks, you take care of your “problems” but leave our guys alone.


7 posted on 12/07/2017 4:49:17 PM PST by The Deplorable Miss Lemon (If illegals are here to do the jobs Americans won't do why are so many illegals on welfare?)
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To: Ennis85

He resigns after he got caught and that’s considered integrity?


8 posted on 12/07/2017 4:49:35 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: beergarden

why didnt Bubba the Rapist resign?
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Everyone who backed him after his perjury needs to resign.


9 posted on 12/07/2017 4:49:37 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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What it shows is, they’re GUILTY AS HELL.

Do you think any of those gerbils in the democrat party would give up that power, and money/perks, if this was not true?

Integrity is the guy who stands firm, and says “prove it, if you can.” Not, tuck and run.


10 posted on 12/07/2017 4:49:46 PM 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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As I argued in a piece today at The Week, when it comes to sex scandals, it’s usually the most guilty, least repentant politicians who wind up surviving, whether it’s Bill Clinton...

...what happened to Move On, hmmmm?

Just STFU wapoo

11 posted on 12/07/2017 4:51:09 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (FUMSM)
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Yeah, BJ Billy showed us what integrity is all about among the Dems. His wife - I forget her name - showed us what blaming the victims was all about, too. Wonder whatever happened to her...


12 posted on 12/07/2017 4:51:13 PM PST by Billthedrill
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Bill Clinton

James Carvel

George Step on all of us

you lose.


13 posted on 12/07/2017 4:51:30 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: Ennis85

Predictable as rain...

Dear WP....FU...


14 posted on 12/07/2017 4:52:15 PM PST by Professional
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To: beergarden

Make an old allegation. Remove a senator. A new cottage industry.


15 posted on 12/07/2017 4:52:18 PM PST by ActresponsiblyinVA
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What “two parties”?


16 posted on 12/07/2017 4:52:46 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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This is from their liberal blog "Plum Line."

It may not actually have appeared in the print version of the newspaper.

Pretty soon that may not be an issue, as the print version may not be around much longer, but you should indicate that it comes from one of their blogs, and they may not have thought it worth inclusion in the paper.

17 posted on 12/07/2017 4:53:19 PM PST by x
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Since Ben Bradlee was such good friends with the Kennedy brothers, I wonder if he should have tried persuading them about this sort of conscience way back when, lol?


18 posted on 12/07/2017 4:53:53 PM PST by OttawaFreeper ("If I had to go to war again, I'd bring lacrosse players" Conn Smythe)
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To: Ennis85

Slick Willie, DNA, Blue Dress, Sink, Perjury, Suborn Perjury, and “put some ice on it”.


19 posted on 12/07/2017 4:55:04 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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That was NO resignation..if the a-hole were resigning he would have done it TODAY..he said he will “Wait a few weeks” yeah right..he is going to see who wins the Alabama election..once Moore wins Franken will refuse to leave..oh and the douche bag NEVER ONCE apologized to the women he victimized


20 posted on 12/07/2017 4:55:24 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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