Franken rightly resigned for where he put his hands during photos. A man who fondled a 14 yr-old is running for Senate. Another man who boasted about committing sexual assault, and stands accused by over a dozen women of doing so, is POTUS. GOP, the ball is on your court.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) December 7, 2017
By the time I’m done writing this, it will likely be official—Al Franken is stepping down from his Senate seat due to several allegations of sexual harassment and/or misconduct. This is after his earlier apology to LeeAnn Tweeden, and after Democrats everywhere suggested that Ms. Tweeden’s accusation was a fantasy, jointly created by Roger Stone and Fox News. They pointed out that Mr. Franken has been a “champion of women’s rights,” an “ally,” and basically everything else that they say when somebody they like is accused of something that they normally accuse Republicans of doing. A couple of weeks went by, and all sorts of news threatened to bury the Franken accusations.
But, you see, there was a problem. Other women came forward. And kept coming forward. And what seemed like a fabrication could no longer be ignored, not even by leaders within his own party, as the total approached double digits. Al had to go.
What you must realize, of course, is that nobody in the Democratic party gives a damn if Al Franken groped a woman or two at a photo op. What they care about is the appearance of caring. Because there’s a sneaky, inconvenient truth that Democrats are coming to grips with, and it’s this:
Donald Trump isn’t nearly as unpopular with the American voter as the media wants you to think he is.
In fact, the vast majority of people who voted for him would gladly do so again. According to the WaPo, if we redid the election today, Hillary Clinton likely wouldn’t even win the popular vote. People are becoming more and more disillusioned with the party. The screams of RUSSIA are starting to look more and more like a partisan attack.
But the Republicans are prepared to deliver a gift on a silver platter to the Dems, and his name is Roy Moore. Even if you’re a dyed in the wool conservative, like your author, it’s hard to accept the accusations against Moore. Basically, when one boils it down, the charges come down to Moore being a big ol’ dirty pedophile. Even Mitch McConnell is uncomfortable with Moore.
However, the R majority in the Senate is so tenuous that Donald Trump has stepped up his support for Moore in recent days, much to the delight of Democrats everywhere. And the Dems looked at Moore and realized that they couldn’t hold the high ground in Alabama if they continued to support Franken, and Franken would be replaced by a Democratic governor with another Democrat. So, one by one, they began to call for his resignation.
And as the midterm elections approach, Democrats can remind you that they exorcised the demons within their own party while the Republicans elected a child molester. They can remind you that when “they go low, we go high.” They can shout “GRAB HER BY THE PUSSY” as loudly as they want now.
Make no mistake—if there were no Roy Moore, there would be no calls for Al’s head from Schumer, Gillibrand, Stabenow, etc. Franken was a pawn, a sacrificial lamb that the Democratic party was only to happy to send to the slaughter. Don’t give them any credit for it.