Dead to Me

Kirsten Gillibrand, Mazie Hirono, Claire McCaskill, Maggie Hassan, Kamala Harris, Patty Murray, Tammy Baldwin, Bob Casey, Sherrod Brown, Joe Donnelly, Debbie Stabenow, Heidi Heitkamp, and Ed Markey.

What do these people have in common?  They are all wasting the public's time and what little power the Democrats have left in trying to destroy Al Franken over the most minor abuses, while the Republicans in Congress and Donald Trump openly work to turn this country into a fascist dictatorship.  Apparently, whether Franken touched some woman's butt is more important than the destruction of everything that it was supposed to mean to be an American.

How does this witch hunt do one thing to protect Americans from the greatest internal threat that has ever faced this country?  And how does proving, once again, that they will collapse in the face of even a half-hearted display of Republican outrage, show that they have the strength of character necessary to stand up to the Republicans?

I am particularly saddened to see Sherrod Brown, who I have supported so strongly over the years, on this list, but there he is.

I don't want to hear one word out of these people until they show that they have the minimal intelligence necessary to separate the real threats to this country from a pack of Republican baiting.  Democrats who will cave in as soon as the Republicans start howling are pretty much no better than the Republicans themselves.  In fact, I don't think I have a shred of interest in them, no matter what they have done in the past.  They do not have the capacity to lead us out of the danger we are in.

No matter how malignant the Republicans are, I never gave up hope.  At least until this.  Now, I think I do have no hope.


Poll P. said…
I'm with you on this one.
Anonymous said…
The Democrats are so boned.
Lady Myobu said…
What do you think about Laura Ingraham and Newt Gingrich calling the Senate Democrats' attacks on Franken a "lynch mob"? Gingrich even said the Democratic Party is "losing its mind."

If Ingraham and Gingrich are opposed to Franken's removal, wouldn't that make his removal a good thing?

The link is here.
Anonymous said…
Shouldn't there have been an investigation by an ethics committee?
Dave Dubya said…
“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.”

This was for nothing worse than what Bush Sr. did.

Al knows he is the sacrificial lamb in a desperate Democratic tactic to gain the moral high ground. As if this will convince the Cult of Con-servatism to reject Trump and Moore.

At the very best they might get a majority in Congress. They'll need both Houses to impeach and one to obstruct. Knowing history is a blessing and a curse. Even if their plan works, they'll likely squander their opportunity anyway. Knowing history is a blessing and a curse.

Drawing the curtain we see morality is out the window when it comes to the cult. Projecting religion and "value$" was always a political pretension for empowering their unchecked militarism and harsh law enforcement, while cloaking predatory capitalism.

Republican Jesus doesn't care why Franken is ousted or what Trump and Moore did. He's too busy urging the Cult to support Trump and Moore. Maybe he's got a hot date later in the moneychangers' penthouse where fourteen year-old virgins are welcome.

As for Newt and the blonde whiner, they're showing fear that the Democrats' sacrifice will pay off. They need to attack Democrats for doing what is morally right, or what appears as morally right, while defending their acceptance of far worse liars, criminals, molesters and predators.

And that is what they do all the time.

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