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Taq
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Message 262 of 300 (826812)
01-10-2018 2:46 PM
Reply to: Message 261 by Minnemooseus
01-10-2018 12:02 AM


Re: A couple of ancient history links, plus something newer
Minnemooseus writes:
Two from back in November:
Al Franken's Former Female Staffers Come to His Defense: 'He Treated Us With the Utmost Respect'
36 Women From Saturday Night Live Sign Letter of Support for Sen. Al Franken
Not abusing all women does not excuse him from abusing some women. At the same time, there is a difference between an unapologetic misogynist and a dude that made a couple of serious errors in judgment.
Franken should have gotten out ahead of this whole thing, made a serious apology, and even perhaps let the Senate ethics committee grill him in public so he could explain himself. Americans have always been willing to let people redeem themselves if they show heartfelt regret. What Americans will not accept is someone who abuses their power on a regular basis to support a ongoing corrupt system, and I don't see Franken being a part of something like that.

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Message 268 of 300 (826843)
01-11-2018 4:09 PM
Reply to: Message 264 by Tanypteryx
01-10-2018 7:47 PM


Re: A couple of ancient history links, plus something newer
Tanypteryx writes:
Well, except for admitted sexual predator Trump. Separate from the individual women who accused Trump there are the documented occasions when he barged into the dressing rooms at his beauty pageants.
Apparently, somewhere around half of the voting Americans do accept abuse of power and systematic corruption in the Whitehouse.
I strongly suspect that Trump supporters will claim that these events never happened.

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