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Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by N8 v2.0, Nov 10, 2016.
You're fucking kidding, right?
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Food for thought.
Cognitive dissonance and willful ignorance rule the day...
I somehow missed there being actual accusers of trump.
Fuck Trey Gowdy and the horse he rode in on...
Didn't vote for Trump.
That is of course assuming that said voters are paying attention and or not watching Fox News.
This is oddly cathartic...
i know i'm beating a dead horse but wake me when the dnc gets rid of super delegates....
as to your link....it was the only play they had.
going Boris Yeltsin on ya.........
More like Chris Farley
I will fully awaken when the Electoral College goes away...
Franken could have switched parties. He'd have been welcomed with open arms and given the full support of the GOP apparatus.
never happening....even if democrats are in control.
do you not think it was funny they threw conyers under the bus before franken....dare i say racist...
Minnesota has a Democratic Governor, that senate seat will be replaced with another democrat. Michigan has a Republican Governor, Conyers stepping down would likely result in another seat lost to the Republicans.
But Chicago, or something like that.
well, the GOP has revealed itself as a safe space for rapists, pedos, and creepers
hillary is going to email some uranium from benghazi to fill conyers seat
GOP: A party of creepers 2018.
I dig it.
is it not just to fill out the term before a special election is held?
and how large of a margin did franken win that seat.....300 or so votes....no guarantee it stays blue....
how much of a margin does conyers win by when he runs...if republicans bother running someone...
Because we live in a reality where we perceive time as linear?
I did a little digging, and while it's certainly possible I've missed something, I also don't want to spend all morning looking this shit up. Accusations against Franken first came up Nov. 16, and Schumer called on him to resign Dec 6. The key word here, being accusations. No other women came forward against Franken until Nov. 20.
Also, on Nov 20, Buzzfeed published its story about Conyers which clearly documents a legal settlement by Conyers which contained documents of allegations by at least 4 women. Two days later calls for his resignation began.
Accusations spread over several weeks vs. "I settled a lawsuit but pinky swear I didn't actually do anything" kind of aren't the same thing.
It depends on the state.
Supposedly Michigan is having a special election for Conyers seat. I do not know about Minnesota.
A different viewpoint on the subject...
I'm tempted to agree with the Slate article, the "moral high ground" argument registers for those who are solidly or lean Democrat in the first place. For "the other side", the purge is little more than a congratulatory pat on your own back. Our political system is perverted to the degree that it's all about notching a "win", by whatever means possible. I fear that, even though its the right thing to do, losing Franken and Conyers will be see more as a political win than doing what's necessary to respect the women of this country.
His initial election margin was slim but not the re-election, iirc.
conyers lawyer was not amused.....
who am i to tell a black man what is racist and what isn't....
but probably would have slept with a kennedy...
I do like late night drunken bridge jumping sessions.
Looks like they're getting rid of 60% of them and the others will have to vote the same as their state:
I’ll believe it when it happens.
Nothing to do with Trump, but it's another one of those headlines where i need to doublecheck whether i'm reading the Post or the Onion.
The powerful synthetic painkiller fentanyl has been the driving force behind the nation’s opioid epidemic, killing tens of thousands of Americans last year in overdoses. Now Nevada and Nebraska are pushing for the country’s first fentanyl-assisted executions, and doctors and death penalty opponents are fighting those plans.
I read that article when you first posted it, and I've been thinking a lot about it. I confessed to being of two uncomfortable minds when the Franken allegations came out. This article helped me feel much more comfortable towards one side of the issue. The argument the author seems to be making is "The ends, justify the means". At least that's how I read it.
She could not be more wrong. Franken has to go. Any person in a position of power with credible allegations of such behavior against them, has to go. This is how the modern GOP got to be the modern GOP. A win is a win, no matter how dirty, no matter how corrupt, any short term gain trumps (no pun intended) long term goals. It's not just enough to win, but the other side must also lose as badly as possible. This can be seen in Roy Moore. This can be seen in Paul Ryan already taking about cuts to the social safety net and the stupid Tax Bill hasn't even passed yet, which why they need Roy Moore in the first place. "Fuck you, poors!"
I lambasted syadasti for frothing over that WWII photo. That we were supposed to be "outraged" over something that happened almost 70 years ago, given the context of the time, was silly. But this is today. Now. We should be outraged that a guy who is clearly a fucking deviant is running for anything except from the cops. While there is maybe an argument to be made about degrees of behavior with Franken, clearly there is not with Conyers, or Farenthold or any of the half dozen or more other creeps, and I just don't think that's a road anyone who wants to claim the moral high ground should go down. An argument that Democrats, or the left, should be taking lessons from the GOP because they are "winning" makes me nauseous. If the Democrats cannot win against a pedophile, if the Democrats are too weak or unwilling to make that argument, to call a pedophile a pedophile and drive that point home until a google for "Roy Moore" directs to "pedophile" and they still can't win that race, then they fucking deserve to lose. If this country is so morally rudderless then I despair. A goodly portion of this country already thinks Democrats are wavering, feckless, pussies. It doesn't make any goddamn sense to remove any doubt. Fight a clean fight. Stand on principals. Make a better argument and send a better message. You cannot make a deal with the Devil, and not lose your soul.
I expect this issue to be fully weaponized, especially by the right/GOP/Russians by the time the 2018 elections are running full steam. It will get worse.
You can now call me a Democrat.
....“compassionate conservatism.” Almost as big of a farce as trickle down economics.
Don't get me wrong, I can't possibly make a cogent argument about why the Democratic party shouldn't eschew Franken or Conyers. They should, I truly believe that, but that wasn't what resonated with me.
What you touched on at the end of your response is the conundrum that her article, to me, brought to the forefront; that the GOP will think Democrats are wavering, feckless, holier than thou pussies regardless of what they do because they purged a few bad apples from their ranks and think it should be rewarded with accolades. That the Republican war machine has created an environment in which you can condemn sexual predators in the other party and celebrate their downfall, yet embrace those sexual predators in your own party as "winners", "killers", or a necessary evil to notch "wins". That our political system has drifted to such extremes that the notion a party has to even consider the strategical implications before castigating (nevermind ignore for political benefit) such behavior.
But you are right and I do disagree with the author on that point, that the Democrats shouldn't try to fight fire with fire, we all know they don't have the skills or experience to hang playing that game. Go down that road and I'm afraid the Trump presidency would be for Democrats what the Obama years were for Republicans. I can only hopey the Trump presidency will an opportunity for self-reflection and re-focus on a unified message so that when this bout of crazy has passed, the thought of losing to a prolific and unapologetic sexual predator is a ludicrous proposition.
never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level then beat you with experience.
hmmm.....file in religious psychosis thread?