Sexual Misconduct in Politics

JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 11,174
edited November 17 in A Moving Train
EDIT: I've updated the thread title to better reflect where the discussion has gone.

Wasn't sure where this discussion really belonged and after posting in another thread I decided maybe it warranted its own. So...here it is. This is the latest statement from Al Franken. I've always liked him, since long before he became a politician. I'm disappointed by this allegation but so far I am also impressed by the way he has handled it.


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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 508
    I learned about this from facebook friends calling out liberals for their hypocrisy about six seconds after the news broke....not one of whom I recall saying a word about Roy Moore.

    Anyhow, I guess I'm guilty of deflection now too.  I voted for Al.  I won't do it again.  (not that he'll be running again).  And since everything is about Red Vs. Blue, I think this is a terrific opportunity for the Blue team to take the high road. 

    I do look forward to Hannity ripping into him.
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 11,174
    OnWis97 said:
    I learned about this from facebook friends calling out liberals for their hypocrisy about six seconds after the news broke....not one of whom I recall saying a word about Roy Moore.

    Anyhow, I guess I'm guilty of deflection now too.  I voted for Al.  I won't do it again.  (not that he'll be running again).  And since everything is about Red Vs. Blue, I think this is a terrific opportunity for the Blue team to take the high road. 

    I do look forward to Hannity ripping into him.
    I can't imagine looking forward to Hannity doing anything. :wink:

    Agreed on Red vs. Blue. This issue shouldn't be partisan but like everything else it is.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
    JimmyV said:
    OnWis97 said:
    I learned about this from facebook friends calling out liberals for their hypocrisy about six seconds after the news broke....not one of whom I recall saying a word about Roy Moore.

    Anyhow, I guess I'm guilty of deflection now too.  I voted for Al.  I won't do it again.  (not that he'll be running again).  And since everything is about Red Vs. Blue, I think this is a terrific opportunity for the Blue team to take the high road. 

    I do look forward to Hannity ripping into him.
    I can't imagine looking forward to Hannity doing anything. :wink:

    Agreed on Red vs. Blue. This issue shouldn't be partisan but like everything else it is.
    someone needs to start a new party and colour it purple. "hey everyone, we work together, us reds and blues, and it makes us a nifty shade of purple. come join us, we get shit done". 
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 17,210
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    The fact of the matter is that we have the biggest perpetrators of abusing women in the white house he should be the one apoligizing to all the women he has harrased thruout his life all over the world not just here but in other countries too , he has never appologized to any of them so yes Franken should of been called out and i'm glad he's saying the things that need to be said and oh yes fuck Hannity and his viewers ......
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,772
    JimmyV said:
    OnWis97 said:
    I learned about this from facebook friends calling out liberals for their hypocrisy about six seconds after the news broke....not one of whom I recall saying a word about Roy Moore.

    Anyhow, I guess I'm guilty of deflection now too.  I voted for Al.  I won't do it again.  (not that he'll be running again).  And since everything is about Red Vs. Blue, I think this is a terrific opportunity for the Blue team to take the high road. 

    I do look forward to Hannity ripping into him.
    I can't imagine looking forward to Hannity doing anything. :wink:

    Agreed on Red vs. Blue. This issue shouldn't be partisan but like everything else it is.
    someone needs to start a new party and colour it purple. "hey everyone, we work together, us reds and blues, and it makes us a nifty shade of purple. come join us, we get shit done". 
    The system runs on NOT getting shit done, though.  Could drain the swamp and it would be filled back up again in a year.
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 6,573
    It will be interesting if more people come out with allegations against Franken.  

    She accepted his apology and said that she doesn't think it is something that he should resign for.
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    Shouldn't have done what he did........WITH THAT SAID, he's got exceptional taste. Leeann Tweeden was sooooo hot back in those days. Big fan! 
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    Shouldn't have done what he did........WITH THAT SAID, he's got exceptional taste. Leeann Tweeden was sooooo hot back in those days. Big fan! 
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    Shouldn't have done what he did........WITH THAT SAID, he's got exceptional taste. Leeann Tweeden was sooooo hot back in those days. Big fan! 
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    Well, maybe.....but #itsthetruth
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    OnWis97 said:
    I learned about this from facebook friends calling out liberals for their hypocrisy about six seconds after the news broke....not one of whom I recall saying a word about Roy Moore.

    Anyhow, I guess I'm guilty of deflection now too.  I voted for Al.  I won't do it again.  (not that he'll be running again).  And since everything is about Red Vs. Blue, I think this is a terrific opportunity for the Blue team to take the high road. 

    I do look forward to Hannity ripping into him.


  • unsungunsung Posts: 7,930
    It will be interesting if more people come out with allegations against Franken.  

    She accepted his apology and said that she doesn't think it is something that he should resign for.
    Odd, this doesn't sound like she is ok with it.

    http://www.kabc.com/2017/11/16/leeann-tweeden-on-senator-al-franken/
  • unsungunsung Posts: 7,930
    How long before they come out against creepy joe biden too?
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 17,210
    unsung said:
    How long before they come out against creepy joe biden too?
    At this point I don't give a giant F I want them all to be put in jail including the president all the perverts should not be in charge of any laws what's so ever !!!!
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 11,174
    unsung said:
    How long before they come out against creepy joe biden too?

    Or creepy Rand Paul?
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 10,070
    JimmyV said:
    unsung said:
    How long before they come out against creepy joe biden too?

    Or creepy Rand Paul?
    Hmmmmm, I wonder what might make your neighbor blind side tackle you? I wonder what it could be, particularly if your attorney claims it wasn’t a yard dispute and neither side is talking. Hush, I'd like to buy a clue.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 29,010
    unsung said:
    How long before they come out against creepy joe biden too?
    Been reading up in the gateway pundit I see. 


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    It will be interesting if more people come out with allegations against Franken.  

    She accepted his apology and said that she doesn't think it is something that he should resign for.


    do you have a link for that? Have looked for another(2nd) statement from her, but I only find her initial accusation in a search.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 21,351
    Franken made a bad choice, did a dumb thing, no doubt about it.  Of course. much worse has is and will be going on out there in the world of political and other public figures.  But this isn't a liberal/conservative or a partisan issue.  It's a cultural issue.  

    Bottom line for me is, I vote for the best person or the least offensive person, but either way, I RARELY have looked to politicians as role models.  Really rarely. Really really really rarely. 
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  • unsungunsung Posts: 7,930
    JimmyV said:
    unsung said:
    How long before they come out against creepy joe biden too?

    Or creepy Rand Paul?
    Hmmmmm, I wonder what might make your neighbor blind side tackle you? I wonder what it could be, particularly if your attorney claims it wasn’t a yard dispute and neither side is talking. Hush, I'd like to buy a clue.
    Considering his neighbor is a mentally unstable democrat it isn't a surprise.

    Now back to Al Franken, all of you were screaming for Trump to not get elected due to locker rooom talk, this guy actually did something.  Are you going to demand his resignation or are all of you just full of shit?
  • unsungunsung Posts: 7,930
    brianlux said:
    Franken made a bad choice, did a dumb thing, no doubt about it.  Of course. much worse has is and will be going on out there in the world of political and other public figures.  But this isn't a liberal/conservative or a partisan issue.  It's a cultural issue.  

    Bottom line for me is, I vote for the best person or the least offensive person, but either way, I RARELY have looked to politicians as role models.  Really rarely. Really really really rarely. 
    Credibility.  Find some.

    If it were a Republican the mobs would be out here.  You know it.
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    unsung said:
    brianlux said:
    Franken made a bad choice, did a dumb thing, no doubt about it.  Of course. much worse has is and will be going on out there in the world of political and other public figures.  But this isn't a liberal/conservative or a partisan issue.  It's a cultural issue.  

    Bottom line for me is, I vote for the best person or the least offensive person, but either way, I RARELY have looked to politicians as role models.  Really rarely. Really really really rarely. 
    Credibility.  Find some.

    If it were a Republican the mobs would be out here.  You know it.
    Yeah, that thread about Roy Moore and his penchant for teenage girls is really blowing up.
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 10,070
    unsung said:
    JimmyV said:
    unsung said:
    How long before they come out against creepy joe biden too?

    Or creepy Rand Paul?
    Hmmmmm, I wonder what might make your neighbor blind side tackle you? I wonder what it could be, particularly if your attorney claims it wasn’t a yard dispute and neither side is talking. Hush, I'd like to buy a clue.
    Considering his neighbor is a mentally unstable democrat it isn't a surprise.

    Now back to Al Franken, all of you were screaming for Trump to not get elected due to locker rooom talk, this guy actually did something.  Are you going to demand his resignation or are all of you just full of shit?
    You know Randy Paul? Not surprising dreaming of Indianer and all. Or is it Kentucky is a lot like ‘bama?

    Being fiscally responsible and for deficit reduction and the like, I’d like to know where that 15 mil went. You and Roy can wait, I guess?
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    Credibility?

    Bshshahahahahahahaha! Hilarious!
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 6,573
    unsung said:
    It will be interesting if more people come out with allegations against Franken.  

    She accepted his apology and said that she doesn't think it is something that he should resign for.
    Odd, this doesn't sound like she is ok with it.

    http://www.kabc.com/2017/11/16/leeann-tweeden-on-senator-al-franken/
    Odd that you aren't referencing the LIVE interview TODAY where she said she accepted his apology and didn't think he should resign.

    Educate yourself please.
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 11,174
    We had the local news on last night and they reported Tweeden as saying something like "I accept his apology but, at the same time, he could have apologized long before this." Haven't seen that reported anywhere else though so it could be wrong.
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 6,573
    unsung said:
    brianlux said:
    Franken made a bad choice, did a dumb thing, no doubt about it.  Of course. much worse has is and will be going on out there in the world of political and other public figures.  But this isn't a liberal/conservative or a partisan issue.  It's a cultural issue.  

    Bottom line for me is, I vote for the best person or the least offensive person, but either way, I RARELY have looked to politicians as role models.  Really rarely. Really really really rarely. 
    Credibility.  Find some.

    If it were a Republican the mobs would be out here.  You know it.
    This is NOTHING like Roy Moore.  Nothing like Trump's 25 accusers.

    Get over yourself.
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 17,210
    unsung said:
    JimmyV said:
    unsung said:
    How long before they come out against creepy joe biden too?

    Or creepy Rand Paul?
    Hmmmmm, I wonder what might make your neighbor blind side tackle you? I wonder what it could be, particularly if your attorney claims it wasn’t a yard dispute and neither side is talking. Hush, I'd like to buy a clue.
    Considering his neighbor is a mentally unstable democrat it isn't a surprise.

    Now back to Al Franken, all of you were screaming for Trump to not get elected due to locker rooom talk, this guy actually did something.  Are you going to demand his resignation or are all of you just full of shit?
    Yes he should resign along with Moore and yes the biggest sexual predator of them all the one & only Orange bafoon when you agree with this then I'll take you seriously otherwise your a joke too like all the sympathizers of Moore & Orange bafoon..
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    Yeah I think Franken should offer to resign if tRump does.  
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