Skip to comments.Al Franken feuds with GOP's No. 4
Posted on 12/14/2009 10:40:39 PM PST by Nachum
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) sparred sharply on the Senate floor Monday evening, a departure from the usually dormant speeches in the august chamber.
Franken said he was struck by a speech in which he said Thune had refused to highlight when benefits to the health care bill would kick in and instead emphasized the negative parts of the bill.
You know, again, we are entitled to our own opinions, were not entitled to our own facts, Franken said, his booming voice rising. And in a reference to a chart Thune held up, Franken said: If youre going to hold up a chart that says when taxes kick in and when benefits kick in, you say 1,800 days, you better include the benefits that do kick in right away.
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Sounds like Franken is Politico’s new hero.
Hey, Al, STFU.
I knew his true nature would come bubbling back up.
Expect to soon see such antics on a weekly, if not daily basis.
He sounds like the blowhard at the school committee meeting who reads stuff out of The Nation, and everyone groans when he gets up to talk.
Except which votes to count.
I don’t think he is dumb as freepers think he is. He actually stumped an insurance lobbyist witness with the question how many personal bankruptcy occur in France due to medical bills. The lobbyists did not know or wasn’t sure so she went into the boilerplate response when the answer was none. What she should have pointed out to Sen Franken is that though there is no personal bankruptcies in socialist medical care, the Europeon system is facing bankruptcies as people live longer and the high taxes discourage large families which are required to keep the system financed.
Except in books that you write about conservatives.
And in elections in Minnesota.
Didnt he steal that quote from someone else?
It’s an old old quote. I have no idea who said it first.
I expect he’ll eventually get into a fistfight with somebody. Here’s hoping Al gets his ass beat.
Mr. Thune, you should not try to have an intellectual argument with an unarmed opponent.
Exactly. A cow farts in India. Do we tax it?
Oh! I always thought it was..."Never engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed man!"
Or, "Never wrestle with the pigs! You'll get all muddy and the pigs will enjoy it far more than you!!!"
Anything this evil man does gets me mad because he should not even be in the Senate.
I saw this exchange, and Al Franken wiped the snot from his nose with his fingers.
Like many liberals he also plagiarizes others. That " ... not entitled to your own facts" comment was one Daniel Patrick Monyhan made, I think. I know someone did.
Al Franken is an idiot - sad but true.
He has no moral compass and no brains. My 12 year-old knows more than he does about American government, the Constitution, and our Founding Fathers.
The Senate is supposed to be a place of professional decorum and polite debate. The Democrats led by Dirty Harry have turned it into a cesspool where freshman comedians think they can lecture and denigrate a fine, respectable, gentleman Senator like John Thune.
What needs to happen is this: Al Franken needs to be sued.
Don’t ask me what for; the liberals never need a real reason. Tie this never-funny-comedian up in court. He has no business writing legislation, he can’t even write a decent joke.
He is dumb. He didn't know either, until a staffer found some obscure statistic and dug it up. Any answer the lobbyist gave would've been wrong, because that dork uses taxpayer money to pay some hack to find all sorts of details about such junk.
So when I say he didn't "know", I mean he merely read off a sheet of paper. He is a clueless boob, just like his Dear Leader BO.
>> you better include the benefits that do kick in right away.
OK, what are they?
As far as I can tell, the taxpayer will be hit 2x for the cost insurance for the next 5 years.
I didn’t say he was dumb. I said he come across like a blowhard, which he does. :)
"I'm ugly enough. I'm stupid enough.
And doggonit, people know I'm a jackass!"
You cannot seriously believe Franken does his own research and formulates his own questions, do you? These clowns, all od them have staff that hand them paperwork which they READ whe they are in session. This is exactly like Obambi does when he makes a speech. Reading from a piece of paper or a teleprompter does not make someone smart.
Gee Jim, I don’t think that’s the type of cordial response the senate’s looking for. LOL!
Just how dumb are the people in Minn.? From my view..very!
I used to work with a guy from Minnesota. He thought he was a super genius and kept talking about his invention and how it was going to make him million$. He was also the biggest damn Liberal I have ever met. He was a sponge for NPR and could reguritate the latest talking points ad nauseum. But when I attempted to point out the logical fallacies in what he would say. It was like a iron curtain came down. Very frustrating to me and I eventually just stopped talking to him and did my best to avoid him at work.
In the end he was still working his Union Job when I left to go pursue my own business dreams.
NPR - National Propaganda Radio.
The first thing we must do once the revolution begins is to eliminate taxpayer funding of that brainwashing machine.
Al Franken - what an embarrassment to Minnesota and to this country.
But, actually, a good poster boy for the DemCommie Party in the Senate - which is a JOKE.
Sadly the joke is on this country.
Al is Minnesota’s gift to the zoo.
I just don’t get it. Why did the Republicans allow Franken to be seated in the senate ?
It seems he “won” the ellection by miraculously finding votes that were previously lost. Shades of Acorn! Did anyone believe this excrement?
A Senate slot is just too important (thanks to the 27th ammendment). The senate is supposed to balance the States’ interests against the populist interest. NOT be another populist body that’s easier to control sinxe there’s fewer people.
Franken is an obsenity.
Senator AssHat takes it to a neighboring state’s Senator.
What a sad joke the Senate has become under Dem management.
It still boggles my mind how much this country has slid when a Dufus like this can get elected. If this country is not turned around in the next two election cycles, I have some very grave concerns!
I think you have the original quote correct.
I would never recommend that anyone bother to get into an argument with Franken. He disgusts me!
FU, Franken, you fat b@stard.
I would love the opportunity to just punch you right square in your fat nose.
Al Gore and all the other democrats are entitled to their own facts.
Just how dumb are the people in Minn?
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Need I say more?
Little f*cker needs a muzzle.
It's the cold weather. If kids don't listen to their parents, they go outside without a hat on in January and freeze their frontal lobes. Ice crystal lobotomy. Instant liberal.
Did John Thune reply to him?
I’ve always heard it was Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-NY.
Yep, they almost come to fist-a-cuffs.