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Old 26th January 2018, 12:26 PM   #2161
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Originally Posted by plague311 View Post
I'd like to point out how entertaining it is to watch this thread continue. How long as Franken been gone? Yet, since it's the only possible option for any sort of moral high ground for the GOP, this horse has to been beaten so hard it's now just a puddle of hooves and teeth.

From an outside looking in, this is how both conversations look:

GOP folk: Dems ruined this guy, they made him resign, but also, he should have resigned. Watch as I come up with some other dumbass nickname for him like was done with Killary, shillary, Hildabeast, because that's what we really do well at! Schumer shutdown *wink wink*

Dems: Maybe the party jumped to conclusions too early. He should have had his day in court, but it's better to err on the side of caution. Why don't the GOP hold anyone, at all, under any circumstances, responsible including the POTUS?

GOP: OMG TU QUOQUE, TU QUOQUE

This thread is a testament to the patheticness of American partisan politics. It's sad to see this thread continue to exist, but it's a hoot reading through it. A train wreck at it's finest.
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Old 26th January 2018, 06:01 PM   #2162
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
But apparently he wasn't so valuable that his fellow Democrat Senators wanted to keep him around.
Or those Senators have principles, unlike the GOP.
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Old 26th January 2018, 06:58 PM   #2163
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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
Or those Senators have principles, unlike the GOP.
Some of them admit they did it in haste, without thinking, and they regret it.

It wasn't a principled move.
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Old 26th January 2018, 06:59 PM   #2164
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Originally Posted by ahhell View Post
... If the GOP was going to target a particular dem, they'd go for one in a purple or red state, not Minnesota.
That's a rather limited view of GOP motivation.

Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
Nonsense. Al Franken was a thorn in the GOP's side, they hated how he grilled those idiots with difficult questions.
This was the issue, plain and simple. Franken was extremely effective as a Senator.
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Old 26th January 2018, 07:01 PM   #2165
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Originally Posted by Pterodactyl View Post
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But, he alone is responsible for what he did.
And just what did he do that was anything worth being forced out of office for?

Be careful, there are a slew of GOP legislators and the POTUS who have done much much worse and no one is calling for their resignation.
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Old 26th January 2018, 07:02 PM   #2166
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
Some of them admit they did it in haste, without thinking, and they regret it.

It wasn't a principled move.
Yes, for some it was a knee-jerk reaction. For others, it was principled. Also, some of them did it as a knee-jerk reaction because of their principles. It's strange how people's motivations can differ.
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Old 27th January 2018, 01:11 AM   #2167
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
The GOP did that with Weinstein? Did they use the official GOP letterhead and everything? Or did it just come from the blue-checkmark GOP Twitter account?
Sad.
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