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Prediction: Al Franken will NOT resign – here’s why

OneNewsNow ^ | Friday, December 8, 2017 | Bryan Fischer

Posted on 12/08/2017 11:46:17 AM PST by Sopater

Edited on 12/08/2017 11:55:46 AM PST by Admin Moderator.[history]

Contrary to popular perception, Al Franken did not resign yesterday.

He only announced his intent to resign on a future date. Here’s what he said:

“[T]oday I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as member of the United States Senate. I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of…sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party.”

In fact, not only did Al Franken not resign yesterday, it is my prediction that he will never resign. He will not resign until Roy Moore does – and since there is no way Roy Moore is going to do that, there’s no way Al Franken is going to do that either.

This is the chief takeaway from Franken’s apology-less Senate speech yesterday, a takeaway that most people have missed because they continually underestimate the capacity of swamp dwellers to deceive while appearing to tell the truth.

All Franken said what he would do is resign “in the coming weeks.” That is a gloriously indefinite time frame. Franken can cram as much of the future into that phrase as he wants.

Immediately after Franken mentioned his resignation at some unknown, unspecified point in the future, he spoke of the “irony” that a president who has a “history…of sexual assault” sits serenely in the Oval Office while Roy Moore, a man who has “repeatedly preyed on young girls,” is still on the ballot in Alabama.

(My position on Roy Moore has been unmistakably clear from day one: there is not one single shred of actual evidence that he did anything he’s been accused of. The stories of his accusers completely unravel on closer examination. Moore rightfully should still be enjoying the presumption of innocence, and it is an absolute travesty that the members of his own party have pitched him off the boat with zero evidence of guilt. Shame on them. Shame. Shame. Shame.)

Franken’s point will be, Look, there’s no way I should resign when two notorious sexual predators like Trump and Moore are alive and well in the Republican Party. In fact, they should resign, not me, since unlike them, I have always been a “champion of women.”

We likely won’t hear from Franken again until December 13, the day after the results of the Alabama Senate race are known. What we will hear from Franken that day will be something like this: “I have offered, in good faith, to tender my resignation as a member of the United States Senate. Roy Moore, as a serial sexual predator, must do the same. In fact, I propose, as a gesture of nobility on my part, that Mr. Moore and I depart the Senate together. I will be happy to resign the same day Roy Moore does. Until then, I ain’t going anywhere.”

The Democrats, at that point, will be happy to say, “Hey, you know, Al’s got a point here,” and train all their fire on Moore and then Trump.

We have seen this charade before. In August 2007, Idaho Senator Larry Craig was busted for propositioning a Minneapolis law enforcement officer in an airport bathroom. I attended the senator’s widely broadcast news conference on September 1, in which he pointedly said, “It is my intent to resign” effective September 30. Well, September 30 came and went without a peep from the senator. In fact, he never did resign. His view was that he didn’t actually lie about it, because it was his intent to resign when he said it. He just changed his mind. Craig served out his term and ever since has been collecting the extra $5,000 a year in retirement benefits he got by stonewalling. “Intent” was his weasel word, just as “in the coming weeks” are Franken’s weasel words.

The GOP establishmentarians, with their shameful, craven, and traitorous abandonment of Moore, have played right into Franken’s hands. They’ve pretty much obligated themselves to try to run Moore off the cliff in order not to look like the duplicitous swamp dwellers they are.

Senator Franken should indeed resign and Moore should continue to stand tall and strong and unbending in the face of this manifest injustice. Abandoned in the hour of trial like his Master before him, Moore will have only God and the truth on his side. Fortunately for him, that’s all a man needs.


TOPICS:Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota

KEYWORDS:115th; creepydemocrats; democratgropers; democratmolesters; harassment; metoo; playingusall; politics


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Interesting perspective… I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it turns out to be correct.
1posted on 12/08/2017 11:46:17 AM PSTby Sopater

To: Sopater

I predict Franken will be gone by the end of January.

2posted on 12/08/2017 11:48:07 AM PSTby DoodleDawg

To: Sopater

After moore gets in he’ll say he’s staying

3posted on 12/08/2017 11:48:24 AM PSTby Mount Athos(A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)

To: Sopater

Frankenstien’s sexual assault victims better put some ice on that…

4posted on 12/08/2017 11:49:09 AM PSTby kiryandil(Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)

To: Sopater

I don’t know about that, but I do know this: if Judge Moore dropped out, Franken would rescind his resignation announcement.

5posted on 12/08/2017 11:49:24 AM PSTby Steely Tom([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat’s John Dean])

To: Sopater

Here’s my prediction:

If Roy Moore wins, Franken will likely say, if you throw this man out for his crimes, I will resign for a few indiscretions. If you don’t throw him out, then I’m not going.

6posted on 12/08/2017 11:49:30 AM PSTby Vic S

To: Sopater

He will never resign!!! We got punked by this reprobate. He will say” If Moore can be seated— So can I “ it was all so easily seen. He will simply announce he has changed his mind based of the Alabama election.

GO ROY!!!

7posted on 12/08/2017 11:50:03 AM PSTby raiderboy( “…if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall”)

To: Sopater

I suspect a foolish game of “chicken” — Franken indicates that he will leave the Senate, the GOP successfully convinces Moore to abandon his race before Dec 12, Democrat Jones becomes the next senator from Alabama, and then Al Franken has second thoughts and decides to stay.

But Moore won’t play. So Franken probably won’t resign.

8posted on 12/08/2017 11:51:12 AM PSTby ClearCase_guy(Benedict McCain is the worst traitor ever to wear the uniform of the US military.)

To: Sopater

Cause he is as liar.

9posted on 12/08/2017 11:51:40 AM PSTby tired&retired(Blessings)

To: DoodleDawg

Levin was all over this last night. Franken will withdraw his resignation after Moore wins. This is all beltway theater. He’ll just never resign.

10posted on 12/08/2017 11:52:09 AM PSTby lodi90

To: Sopater

His announcement was structured to placate his critics while giving himself a few weeks to look for ways to avoid leaving the Senate.

11posted on 12/08/2017 11:52:19 AM PSTby Architect of Avalon

To: Sopater

That’s fine. Make them eat it. If he wants to be another face of corruption in the Democrat party along with Pelosi, we can accommodate that. It is not like Dayton is going to put anyone better in the seat, only someone smarter.

12posted on 12/08/2017 11:52:56 AM PSTby Dr. Sivana(There is no salvation in politics.)

To: Sopater

It’s completely correct.

This whole thing is yet more Kabuki for the sleazes in the Rat party to pretend they give a damn.

The whole thing is con job to try to keep the Christian Constitutionalist Moore out of the Senate where he could vote to repeal Roe v. Wade.

That’s ALL it is.

Abortion is the sacrament of the sex mad Left.

13posted on 12/08/2017 11:53:35 AM PSTby Regulator

To: Sopater

Everybody is ripping off what Rush said

14posted on 12/08/2017 11:53:41 AM PSTby frogjerk(We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not “fiscal conservatives”, not moderates)

To: lodi90

I was saying that the instant I heard his statement. One thing everyone needs to consider too is that Conyers has not resigned either. Just said he would not run again and that is 11 months away.

15posted on 12/08/2017 11:54:17 AM PSTby mazda77

To: Sopater

I hope he does not resign (and agree he has not). We won’t get a worse Senator if he does resign, and might well get one who is not so vulnerable.

Let him remain to remind America of Franken as the stain he is, the discredited ugly reminder of the “who we are” Dems in Congress.

Let him stand for re-election.

Let us see who the voters of Minnesota are.

16posted on 12/08/2017 11:56:21 AM PSTby StAntKnee(Add your own danged sarc tag)

To: mazda77

Conyers retired.

17posted on 12/08/2017 11:57:01 AM PSTby Fireone(Lock Her Up! (and 100 of her accomplices))

To: Sopater

The entire strategy is to try and force everyone’s hands on Trump and Moore. These guys leave us with no word/phrase with which to describe them as “irrevocably evil” will not suffice.

18posted on 12/08/2017 11:57:56 AM PSTby MeneMeneTekelUpharsin(Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don’t have to do it for you.)

To: Sopater

Problem is that if he doesn’t resign Gillebrand, Schumer et al. will be very pissed and will have a lot of problems. I don’t think anyone should be forced to resign or dropout without credible, verifiable evidence.

19posted on 12/08/2017 11:58:11 AM PSTby frogjerk(We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not “fiscal conservatives”, not moderates)

To: Sopater

Problem is that if he doesn’t resign Gillebrand, Schumer et al. will be very pissed and will have a lot of problems. I don’t think anyone should be forced to resign or dropout without credible, verifiable evidence.

20posted on 12/08/2017 11:58:17 AM PSTby frogjerk(We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not “fiscal conservatives”, not moderates)

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