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Fri Dec 8, 2017, 08:22 PM

So what happens next time there's a smear job on a Dem congressman, now that Rs know how easy it is?

Just saying...Will they stop with Franken? Why should they? This climate is ripe for set-ups. And how will Dems react the next time? Is this a precedent? Precedents are hard to walk back.

This has weakened, not strengthened, the MeToo movement. No one but the right wing wins from this. And such an easy win.

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Reply So what happens next time there's a smear job on a Dem congressman, now that Rs know how easy it is? (Original post)
Amaryllis Dec 2017 OP
BootinUp Dec 2017 #1
Chasstev365 Dec 2017 #2
Eko Dec 2017 #3
BootinUp Dec 2017 #4
Eko Dec 2017 #5
Amaryllis Dec 2017 #7
Eko Dec 2017 #9
PoliticAverse Dec 2017 #6
tonedevil Dec 2017 #10
suegeo Dec 2017 #8
ProudLib72 Dec 2017 #11
jalan48 Dec 2017 #12
sarah FAILIN Dec 2017 #13

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 08:28 PM

1. They celebrate sooner?

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 08:30 PM

2. No one defended Al when it was clear this thing began as a Tweed/ Hannity/Stone hit job!

 

The Democratic Senators were ALL suckers and have learned NOTHING!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 08:30 PM

3. exactly what precedent?

Franken is resigning, that's his choice. I wish he wouldn't, but its not my choice. His and his alone. Was he pressured, sure, but still his choice. Hope he changes his mind.

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Response to Eko (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 08:34 PM

4. He was hounded. nt

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 08:36 PM

5. And?

He decided to cave in?

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Response to Eko (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 08:52 PM

7. By precedent, I mean the pressure to resign that makes it nearly impossible to stay if all the

senators he has to work with are pressuring him to resign, without any investigation. Will they respond the same way the next time?

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 08:58 PM

9. Maybe its just me.

But that pressure, would not in any way, make me resign from the extremely important job that my constituents appointed me to do. Quite a bit of them would be looking for life and death solutions. My job would be to represent them, not get along with my co-workers.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 08:39 PM

6. How many accusations will be enough to invoke the "zero tolerance" suggest the person resign policy?

What if the person accused vehemently denies them?

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 09:05 PM

10. What if a Republican...

 

will fill the seat?

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 08:55 PM

8. Denny Hastert, will someone bring that Fascist devil up?

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 09:08 PM

11. Exactly

A dangerous precedent we have set for no one but ourselves.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 09:11 PM

12. We call for our fainting couch.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 09:12 PM

13. Obviously we hand them a sword

Just the mere mention of a possible scandal.. Makes me sick..

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