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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:26 AM

4. Some will make the argument that Franken is now such a distraction . . .

That him continuing in the Senate allows the Trumpers to do all sorts of awful things without anyone paying attention. Certainly that's been the Trump MO to date -- distract and destroy.

And that, consequently, Franken should take one for his side, and fall on the sword forged just-in-time for him by rightwing operatives.

But that comes under the heading of Franklin's, "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" -- as that principle is re-translated in these days of Presidential pussy tapes.

Franken should not resign, and should tough it out through an ethics hearing, in which the accusations against him are likely to largely evaporate.

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