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Tempers flare, and the charges fly (MN Senate Debate)
PioneerPress ^ | 10/25/08 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger

Posted on 10/25/2008 3:12:20 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

>>>SNIP<<<

Even Franni Franken, the candidate's wife, tried to get into the act. She put her hands in the air while the candidates were talking about gun rights — albeit from the audience, where Franken likely couldn't see her — as if to tell her husband to calm down.

Franken, at the time, was demanding co-host Eric Eskola cite where he had read Franken supports limiting access to guns.

"Can you cite one?" he demanded. "I support the Second Amendment."

The Coleman campaign immediately after the debate was happy to provide a sheet of citations with Franken's writings and words about guns. It claimed that in an interview on Minnesota Public Radio, Franken said he would like handgun control in urban centers.

"I don't like it when someone is allowed to buy a hundred guns," he said, according to their transcript.

Franken said Friday night that he has the same positions on gun rights that Coleman has.

"I don't think we are any different on this. ... I don't think there is any difference whatsoever between us," he said.

"That is a stunning statement to say that we are the same," Coleman said. The National Rifle Association gave Coleman an A on its candidate questionnaire — and Franken an F, Coleman said. "I support the Second Amendment."

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 2ndammendment; banglist; coleman; debate; franken; mn2008
Methinks Al is yet another of those that believe that the second ammedment is about rabbit hunting....
1 posted on 10/25/2008 3:12:21 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The fact that Franken has made it this far does not say much good about the voting public in that state.....

???? (is there something in the water?)


2 posted on 10/25/2008 3:14:30 PM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Just another tax dodging pornographer running for a Dem seat...


3 posted on 10/25/2008 3:14:34 PM PDT by jessduntno (Barack - Swahili for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

All crazy Al Franken needs is a little shove & he’ll launch. Any opponent worth their salt should be able to manage that.


4 posted on 10/25/2008 3:16:08 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SumProVita

Norm got the endorsement from the Star Tribune....

Yep, things are gettin’ real screwey ‘round here.....


5 posted on 10/25/2008 3:16:15 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Huh ... I didn’t know Franken had enuf brain cells to assemble complete sentences.


6 posted on 10/25/2008 3:16:48 PM PDT by webschooner (Welcome to the wonderful world of Socialism -- kindly check your money and possessions at the door.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Our Republican candidates always make the same mistakes over and over. When a gun grabbing dem says it supports the Second Amendment, the Republican should ask them:

“In what way do you support the Second Amendment”?

They can’t answer that because the dems always think words count for action.

When I support the Second Amendment, I belong to the NRA. I work for Pro gun candidates.

The dem party DOES NOT SUPPORT THE SECOND AMENDMENT SINCE THEY DO NOTHING TO KEEP IT ALIVE.

Pro gun candidates like McCain filed a brief supporting Heller. The majority of dems like obama did not.


7 posted on 10/25/2008 3:24:57 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Doggonit Stewart, some people don’t like you.


8 posted on 10/25/2008 3:33:18 PM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Thanks to the robber barons in D.C. and on Wall St. I've been forced to become a minimalist.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Al Franken’s temper is allays flaring, as you would expect in a certifiable nut case.

Its hard to believe that they same state that can generate the humor and good sense of James Lileks also gave us this bitter loon.


9 posted on 10/25/2008 3:39:36 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: Mad_as_heck

Alan Colmes found out the hard way that Franken is always ready to rumble.


10 posted on 10/25/2008 3:55:08 PM PDT by nascent skeptic ("Obamatron, you will awaken from deep trance on Nov. 5th to a McCain Palin landslide...")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

You don’t support the Second Amendment if your statement sounds like this:

“I support the Second Amendment, but...”

That is not supporting the Second Amendment. That is saying it’s okay for people to own varmint-caliber rifles, and maybe 12 gauge shotguns, though politicians would prefer no larger than .410.

I’d love to debate Bloomberg on this.


11 posted on 10/25/2008 4:14:07 PM PDT by wastedyears (Quiet by nature, standing tall)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

In this race, Coleman should challenge Franken on what he sees as the purpose of the Second Amendment he claims to support, and then explain that he (Coleman) supports the traditional Minnesota Democrat view:

“Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used, and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible”

Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (D) Minn.
“Know Your Lawmakers” Guns (magazine), February, 1960, p. 4.


12 posted on 10/25/2008 4:14:42 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Guns don't kill people, criminals and the governments that create them do.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

In Case anyone missed this - the Red-Star & Sickle endorsed Coleman -

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2115134/posts


13 posted on 10/25/2008 4:16:30 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (ESPN MNF: 3 Putzes talking about football on TV while I'm trying to watch a game.)
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To: Beelzebubba

Hubert sure had his moments......


14 posted on 10/25/2008 4:17:04 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

What’s so freaky is them (ST) endorsing McCain. Thought I was gonna swallow my tongue.


15 posted on 10/25/2008 4:28:45 PM PDT by SaintDismas (Starting to regret the handle I chose for this forum)
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To: wequalswinner

Yeah, that’s a real head scratcher.....


16 posted on 10/25/2008 4:30:09 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
“I support the Second Amendment.”

I see Franken is still doing is comedy routines.

17 posted on 10/25/2008 4:30:41 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Mad_as_heck
“Its hard to believe that they same state that can generate the humor and good sense of James Lileks also gave us this bitter loon.”

Was this meant to be a pun? We have lots of loons in Minnesota, it is our state bird. :)

Believe me, there are more of us who love James Lileks than there are Franken fans, and I'm pretty sure that the people who do say they like Franken don't vote.

18 posted on 10/25/2008 4:35:23 PM PDT by MrsPatriot (W...Still the President!)
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To: MrsPatriot
No dig on Minnesota intended, here in Michigan we have to live with the shame of spawning Michael Moore and Madonna. At least Madonna has left the hemisphere.
19 posted on 10/25/2008 4:42:06 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Franken is a disgusting POS that isn’t worthy of cleaning cages at the Minneapolis Zoo (if they have one)!


20 posted on 10/25/2008 5:02:14 PM PDT by dbacks (I would rather be Sarah Palin than Para-Sailin'!)
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To: dbacks

It’s in St. Paul.....

;-)


21 posted on 10/25/2008 5:04:06 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: Mad_as_heck
At least Madonna has left the hemisphere.

And Michael Moore has left the planet. Mentally, anyhow.

22 posted on 10/25/2008 7:29:46 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
The smart thing to have done would have been to take one of Franken's political books and mark various topics then quote chapter and verse of his communist views on those issues. I would think that would be a matter of basic common sense. Whenever I took my troops to the woods, I put a copy of the Infantry Officer's Field Guide in my cargo pocket. Handy reference on some important stuff. I would think using the oppositions own words against him for on the spot rebuttal would be a "no brainer." What happened?
23 posted on 10/25/2008 7:39:04 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: ExSoldier

Coleman has been having problems with being prepared....


24 posted on 10/25/2008 7:41:55 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Read FR first.....THEN read Drudge.)
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To: Mad_as_heck

The cold weather and lack of sunlight does strange things to people. LOL


25 posted on 10/25/2008 8:12:26 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: webschooner
I didn’t know Franken had enuf brain cells to assemble complete sentences.

Franken is actually very intelligent. But he's kinda dissociative. And he thinks we're idiots.

26 posted on 10/26/2008 9:18:24 AM PDT by gundog (I'm a bitter gun owner, and I vote.)
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