Skip to comments.Frankenís resignation shows that only 1 of our 2 great parties has any integrity(hurl alert)
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.
Frankens 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 Im making about the two parties, as Ill 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 havent 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, its usually the most guilty, least repentant politicians who wind up surviving, whether its 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Many Republicans rescinded their support for Trump after the release of the Access Hollywood
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why didnt Bubba the Rapist resign?
Nice try, WaPo.
Uh, not working.
Oh yes, all about the party that really cares about people. Anybody have change for an 8 dollar bill, lol?
I guess the Russia line has given them all it could.
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.
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.
He resigns after he got caught and thats considered integrity?
why didnt Bubba the Rapist resign?
Everyone who backed him after his perjury needs to resign.
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.
...what happened to Move On, hmmmm?
Just STFU wapoo
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...
George Step on all of us
Predictable as rain...
Make an old allegation. Remove a senator. A new cottage industry.
What “two parties”?
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.
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?
Slick Willie, DNA, Blue Dress, Sink, Perjury, Suborn Perjury, and “put some ice on it”.
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
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