Green Eagle is angry at how Al Franken was treated by fellow Democrats. He writes of Democratic Senators who acted to:
…destroy Al Franken over the most minor abuses, while the Republicans in Congress and Donald Trump openly work to turn this country into a fascist dictatorship. Apparently, whether Franken touched some woman’s butt is more important than the destruction of everything that it was supposed to mean to be an American
Our readers react:
Count on politicians, as a group if not as individuals, to think politically. Perhaps the Democrats in question believe that showing the public that Democrats will hold their own to a higher standard than Republicans are with Trump and Moore will (1) win them votes or at least save some that they would lose by supporting Franken and (2) deprive Republicans of a chance to point out Democratic hypocrisy, which in turn deprives them of the chance to play the “both sides” game.
Of course, believing that doesn’t mean that it’s true. This country did, after all, elect Trump and much of it continues to support him and Moore. Furthermore, the public’s memory is short, so it’s hard to see how this will translate to votes one or three years from now. And if deprived of one way to play the “both sides” game, politicians will always find another.
“I of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party.”
Al knows this was for nothing worse than what Bush Sr. did.
Al also knows he is the sacrificial lamb in a desperate Democratic tactic to gain the moral high ground. …As if this will convince the Cult of Con-servatism to reject Trump and Moore.
At the very best they might get a majority in Congress. They’ll need both Houses to impeach and convict, and one to obstruct. Even if their plan works, they’ll likely squander their opportunity anyway. Knowing history is a blessing and a curse.
Drawing back the curtain we see morality is out the window when it comes to the cult. Projecting religion and “value$” was always a political pretension for empowering their unchecked militarism and harsh law enforcement, while cloaking predatory capitalism.
Republican Jesus doesn’t care why Franken is ousted or what Trump and Moore did. He’s too busy urging the Cult to support Trump and Moore. Maybe he’s got a hot date later in the moneychangers’ penthouse where fourteen year-old virgins are welcome. Republican Jesus just wants to have some fun.
As for Newt and the blonde whiner, they’re showing fear that the Democrats’ sacrifice will pay off. They need to attack Democrats for doing what is morally right, or what appears as morally right, while defending their acceptance of far worse liars, criminals, molesters and predators.
And that is what they do all the time.
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