Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Feminists Get One-and-a-Half Heads in House, Senate, with Conyers’ Retirement and Franken’s Expected Resignation Tomorrow

By Nicholas Stix

I said, “one-and-a-half heads,” because Conyers was a pyrrhic victory for the matriarchy, sing as he’s simply handing over his job to his son.

Franken is a much bigger deal. The feminazis are surely going to demand that his seat goes to one of their own, as interim appointee.

“Sexual harassment” had for many years been a Democrat weapon for harming white, normal, Republican men. Now that feminazis are freelancing against their erstwhile allies, they could destroy the DPUSA.

Meanwhile, most of the assassins against Franken are hiding behind a veil of anonymity. It’s the feminist way.

The worst thing about Franken’s demise is that it was for nothing. He almost certainly stole the election that got him into office, and he cast the deciding vote for Obamacare in 2010. His resignation, should he do so tomorrow, will give the American people nothing back for all that he stole from them.

Franken’s support collapses, fellow Dems expect resignation
Juliet Linderman in Washington and Jay Reeves in Birmingham, Alabama, Associated Press
December 6, 2017 at 5:38 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him Wednesday over the mounting allegations of sexual misconduct that are roiling Capitol Hill.

But his departure was not certain. A tweet from his Twitter account late Wednesday said no final decision had been made and he was still talking with his family.

A majority of the Senate's Democrats, including more than a half-dozen women, called on the two-term lawmaker to get out after another woman emerged Wednesday saying he forcibly tried to kiss her in 2006. That brought to at least seven the number of women accusing him of sexual impropriety.

Franken, the former comedian who made his name on "Saturday Night Live," scheduled an announcement for Thursday. No topic was specified, but Democratic senators said they expected their liberal colleague to resign.

"Enough is enough," said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. "We need to draw a line in the sand and say none of it is OK, none of it is acceptable and we, as elected leaders, should absolutely be held to a higher standard."

Gillibrand was the first to call for Franken's resignation on Wednesday, but a torrent of Democrats quickly followed.

"I'm shocked and appalled by Sen. Franken's behavior," said Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state. "It's clear to me that this has been a deeply harmful, persistent problem and a clear pattern over a long period of time. It's time for him to step aside."

Late in the day Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York added his voice.

"I consider Senator Franken a dear friend and greatly respect his accomplishments, but he has a higher obligation to his constituents and the Senate, and he should step down immediately," Schumer said.

Schumer called Franken shortly after the latest allegation and told him he needed to resign, said a Democrat familiar with the events.
Schumer met later in his apartment with Franken and Franken's wife, Franni, and repeated that message and did the same in additional talks with the senator throughout the day, said the Democrat, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private conversations

The resignation demands came in rapid succession even though Franken on Wednesday vehemently denied a new accusation that came from a former Democratic congressional aide, who said he tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006.

The woman, who was not identified, told Politico that Franken pursued her after her boss had left and she was collecting her belongings. She said she ducked to avoid his lips, and that Franken told her: "It's my right as an entertainer."

Franken, in a statement, said the idea he would claim such conduct as a right was "preposterous."

But it was soon clear that his position had become untenable, and his office later issued a statement saying, "Senator Franken will be making an announcement tomorrow. More details to come."

Fellow Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who spoke to Franken, wrote on Twitter, "I am confident he will make the right decision."

Capitol Hill has long had a culture that has erred on the side of protecting lawmakers. Franken, who is generally liked and respected by his colleagues, was initially afforded deference as he battled the initial allegations against him. But as the accusations increased, women in the Senate, who faced increasing pressure from the public and the media for protecting Franken, grew increasingly frustrated.

The pressure only grew after Tuesday, when former Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., resigned after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who spoke to Franken, said, "He's devastated. He's ashamed and he's sorry and everything that he's been saying and it's hard, but I told him, Al, at the end of the day this was wrong and so I'm sorry but this is what we're going to have to do."

One irony: While Franken apparently is departing, Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore will be arriving, if he prevails in a Dec. 12 special election. Multiple women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct with them when they were teens, including one who was 14. If Moore is elected, it could create a political nightmare for Republicans, who have promised an ethics probe.

A national conversation about sexual harassment has intensified this fall after the heavily publicized case of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who was accused of many acts of sexual misconduct, including rape, by actresses and other women. Just on Wednesday, Time magazine named as its person of the year, the "silence breakers" — women who have come forward on sexual harassment

Punishment has been swift for leaders in entertainment, media and sports while members of Congress have tried to survive the onslaught of allegations.

Franken already faced a Senate Ethics Committee investigation into previous claims by several other women that he groped them or sought to forcibly kiss them.

The allegations began in mid-November when Leeann Tweeden, now a Los Angeles radio anchor, accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour in Afghanistan.

Other allegations followed, including a woman who says that Franken put his hand on her buttocks as they posed for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010. Two women, who asked to remain anonymous, have told the Huffington Post that Franken squeezed their buttocks at political events during his first campaign for the Senate in 2008. A fourth woman, an Army veteran, alleged Franken cupped her breast during a photo on a USO tour in 2003.

Franken has apologized for his behavior but has also disputed some of the allegations.

Franken was first elected to the Senate in 2008, defeating Republican Norm Coleman in a bitter recount that took seven months. Franken won that race despite attacks over bawdy humor and writings dating back to his days on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," including a proposed skit joking about rape.

Franken said then that he regretted such writings, and once in the Senate he cultivated a serious and policy-oriented image. Throughout his eight years in office, he fashioned a reputation as a populist Democrat and fueled speculation that he might run for president in 2020.


Anonymous said...

A couple comments...first a story on Conyers' son--a perfect replacement for his black constituents.
(TMZ)John Conyers'son -- the one he wants to replace him in Congress -- was arrested this year for felony domestic violence ... TMZ has learned.
John Conyers III got in a fight with his girlfriend on February 15, 2017. Law enforcement sources tell us he accused her of cheating after going through her computer at around 2 AM. The argument allegedly escalated into physical violence ... she told cops John body slammed her on her bed and on the floor, pinned her down and spit on her. She says she tried calling the cops, but he took her phone.
The woman claims he then chased her into her kitchen where she grabbed a 10-inch knife to protect herself, ordering him to leave the house.
She says he grabbed the knife and then swung at her twice, stabbing her, cutting her right bicep which required 3 stitches. She says he then chased her back into the bedroom, pinned her against the bed and slapped her.
They both called 911 and when cops came John claimed she pulled a knife on him and, when he grabbed it to protect himself, he accidentally stabbed her.
Cops looked at the woman's injuries and then arrested John for felony domestic violence. The woman was taken to the hospital.
The L.A. County D.A. declined to prosecute John ... partly because there were no witnesses and partly because prosecutors couldn't prove beyond a reasonable doubt the stabbing wasn't an accident.
GRA:Of course Conyers thinks his son is qualified to take over his job--and the black voters will too.
Franken:If I were Al Franken,I would do some background checks on the politicians who are lining up against him.Perfection is a rarity in a politician ,so I would explain to them--"SHUT THE EFF UP,because lookie here,my private investigator has all this on every one of you.Cheating,ass grabbing,seduction of male and female interns (don't even TRY to tell me all of these women are virginal angels).
This would occur in private.
Secondly,Tucker Carlson roasted Franken tonight,as a lousy human being,but made the great point (because I made it a long time ago on here),that accusations are not reasons to force a resignation.
Prove it in court--that's different,but just getting a bandwagon organized against someone is bypassing a person's right to face his accuser and the crime he's being charged with.I think it's called "due process."
Carlson ended the segment by asking,"What if someone accused you of something from over 10 years ago--and the lynch squad came and demanded your job?"
Franken had a photo taken--yes,but to me it was done as lowbrow humor--he was mugging for the camera!!!Every other supposed incident is unproven.
I'm not a Franken fan,but I'd like to see him tell everyone to put the noose away--I'm going to do this by the law--and you will too.
--GR Anonymous

Anonymous said...

jerry pdx
Yes, an accusation does not mean guilt, but in the case of accusations of sexual harassment or racism femininists, blacks, liberals etc... have succeeded in suspending the right to be presumed innocent. An accusation equated guilt.