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Chasstev365

(5,191 posts)
Thu Nov 30, 2017, 10:58 AM Nov 2017

The Relentlessness of the Franken Accusations Makes Me think this is Coordinated

Franken caught Sessions lying 3 times.
Franken has championed Net Neutrality
Franken is a New Deal Style Democrat
Tweeden has ties to Sean Hannity and much of her story is Bull Shit

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The Relentlessness of the Franken Accusations Makes Me think this is Coordinated (Original Post) Chasstev365 Nov 2017 OP
Every Trump voter in the armed forces is looking for photos with Franken on the USA tours n/t greeny2323 Nov 2017 #1
Exactly. dalton99a Nov 2017 #2
Always during photo ops. I don't know about you, but if I were a serial groper... TCJ70 Nov 2017 #3
Just made the same point Loki Liesmith Nov 2017 #6
Jimmy Savile was found to have sexually assaulted a girl mythology Nov 2017 #13
Savile was widely known to be a serial sexual danger to young women and others Denzil_DC Nov 2017 #14
And Roger Stone bragged about it before it was reported JI7 Nov 2017 #4
A simple probabilistic argument Loki Liesmith Nov 2017 #5
That's just how dastardly Franken is! gratuitous Nov 2017 #17
They're not relentless. Denzil_DC Nov 2017 #7
There is a coordinated effort behind this dalton99a Nov 2017 #10
It totally smacks. Let the ethics investigation continue. Guilded Lilly Nov 2017 #8
I also think it's possible for some of this to be inadvertent. alarimer Nov 2017 #15
I agree. I think this is a total smear campaign by the GOP. smirkymonkey Nov 2017 #18
This message was self-deleted by its author kimbutgar Nov 2017 #9
False equivalency seems to be working dalton99a Nov 2017 #11
You dont have to be a jerk kimbutgar Nov 2017 #12
Apparently Franken MFM008 Nov 2017 #16
Hahaha. progressoid Nov 2017 #19

TCJ70

(4,387 posts)
3. Always during photo ops. I don't know about you, but if I were a serial groper...
Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:02 AM
Nov 2017

...the last time I would do it is when other people are around, at least one with a camera, and me as the focus of the picture.

 

mythology

(9,527 posts)
13. Jimmy Savile was found to have sexually assaulted a girl
Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:43 AM
Nov 2017

In the middle of a restaurant where a biography of him was being filmed. Same guy groped a woman on a major TV show.

Denzil_DC

(7,369 posts)
14. Savile was widely known to be a serial sexual danger to young women and others
Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:03 PM
Nov 2017

over a long period among the BBC hierarchy and a number of his colleagues - all shamefully covered up.

To date, there is no evidence that Franken had a reputation as a serial groper during his time at SNL nor on USO tours - with SNL, quite the contrary. In the current climate, if there evidence of such a reputation, I'd guess we'd have heard of it as "corroboration" of the pattern you seem so eager to see.

It's interesting that your mind went immediately to such an extreme comparison.

Loki Liesmith

(4,602 posts)
5. A simple probabilistic argument
Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:09 AM
Nov 2017

Facts:

1) All of these allegations appear to rely on photo ops.
2) In none of the photo ops is any groping contact evident.

What is the probability that Franken would grope someone at a photo op and each time the photographer did not capture it?

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
17. That's just how dastardly Franken is!
Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:32 PM
Nov 2017

See, he has the uncanny ability to tell the split second a camera is about to go off, and he repositions his hands just before the image is captured. He's a warlock or something, I tells ya!

Let's see how long it takes this fantastical nonsense to be quoted seriously. My money is on Fox repeating it.

Denzil_DC

(7,369 posts)
7. They're not relentless.
Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:13 AM
Nov 2017

Whatever the truth of them, they seem deliberately, conveniently spaced, to keep all this going.

dalton99a

(82,128 posts)
10. There is a coordinated effort behind this
Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:18 AM
Nov 2017

It's really a campaign to remove Franken - at least, to smear Democrats and solidify the base for Moore

Guilded Lilly

(5,591 posts)
8. It totally smacks. Let the ethics investigation continue.
Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:15 AM
Nov 2017

Not only is there a driving need to discredit Franken because he is such an effective warrior against Republicans, he is a part of SNL history. An SNL that the Cretin hates in the same vein as his all-things-Obama hatred.

The Cretin doesn’t ever overlook a mocking and is willing to destroy the country in his quest for petty vengeance. So are his supporters.

Republicans hate the shredding of their lying assed administration in Congressional hearings and see a typical holier than thou, pile on opportunity.

I believe Franken.
I do not believe his named accusers.
I believe this is politically driven smear.

That has nothing to do with my passionate desire to see brave women finally confront power driven sexual predators and hideously entitled men and have them punished.

alarimer

(16,245 posts)
15. I also think it's possible for some of this to be inadvertent.
Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:10 PM
Nov 2017

The things that happen when people are close together for a photo. I don't know.

But something smells for sure. I admit to being totally partisan. I'm willing to ditch Franken if he becomes a political liability but certainly not before the ethics committee rules. Let these people testify under oath and fair questioning.

Response to Chasstev365 (Original post)

MFM008

(19,863 posts)
16. Apparently Franken
Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:28 PM
Nov 2017

Gets off fondling women who voted for the maggot in full view of the ....military ..USO troops... husbands... and cameras.
He is always seen squeezing deformed persons with
"Air boobs" on their shoulders and butts on their backs.

If this isn't a plot to get him out of the Senate by curiously timed accusations to keep the story going, it's to destroy his reputation and or effectiveness .

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