Al Franken's Ouster Is Not Morality, But Political Opportunism

Al Franken resigning is political opportunism, not a sudden embrace of values.

Democrats need a political opportunity to morally preen against Republicans who are going to put Roy Moore in the Senate. It is no coincidence that this is happening as Roy Moore rebounds in the polls, higher now in those polls against Doug Jones than before the accusations came out.

So using the seventh accuser as an excuse, in a more likely than not coordinated effort, Democrats in the Senate and the DNC Chair because to demand Al Franken resign and he will hold a press conference tomorrow doing so. Then the Democrats can go back to attacking Roy Moore.

But make no mistake about this. If the Governor of Minnesota were a Republican and the Democrats had a one or two seat Senate majority, the Democrats would be behaving just as the GOP is behaving with the Alabama Senate seat. The party of Bill Clinton and Harvey Weinstein really has no moral high ground. The media is just going to pretend they do for today.

And now I'll remind all you Republicans nodding along that you're about to send a man credibly accused of child molestation to the United States Senate and the only real reason you reject the use of the word "credibly" is because you don't want to believe the accusers, but were fine believing Paula Jones, Juanita Broderick, Kathleen Willey, etc.

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Bear8
Bear8

Most everything said about Moore's past by his accusers, has been debunked by sources more credible than the accusers. The decision that counts rests with the voters and not any opinion or speculation, pro or con, by outside sources that attempt to influence outcome. The voters will decide who they believe can best represent them, just as voters did in the presidential election, and that is the way it should be.

MarkS
MarkS

Jtriip re: "There are huge holes in the credibility of the Moore accusers"

Such as? marginal details of their accounts, down to the location of a dumpster at the Old Hickory House restaurant"* 40 years ago?

The whole's in Moore's stories such as when he started dating his wife or his claim that his accuser did indeed appear before him in court when he was a judge* are much bigger.

Re: The over all crediblity of the accusers as a whole (not just one particular accuser)
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2017/11/13/is-roy-moore-guilty-beyond-reasonable-doubt/

Also
It apppears the reporters of the WaPs do do their due diligence in vetting their informants.
https://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2017/11/28/busted-washington-post-project-veritas-wants-money/

MarkS
MarkS

Edited SteveSmith re: "You honestly do not see the difference between allegations of 40 years past versus women admitting to having consensual sex with a sitting president. ?"
You're eager to defend Roy Moore, you're willing to call the actions Paula Jones, Juanita Broderick, and Kathleen Willey accused Bill Clinton of as "consensual sex."
Your tribalism is showing.

MarkS
MarkS

SteveSmith re: "You honestly do not see the difference between allegations of 40 years past versus women admitting to having consensual sex with a sitting president. ?"

You're eager to defend Roy Moore, you're willing to call the actions Paula Jones, Juanita Broderick, and Kathleen Willey accused of as "consensual sex."

Your tribalism is showing.

Jay-Kay
Jay-Kay

Yes, the vote fraud that brought Franken into office. He and the Dem Party did to opponent Norm Coleman what Tonya Harding's bodyguard did to Nancy Kerrigan. But at least Kerrigan had time to heal.

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