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Wed Aug 2, 2017, 02:38 AM

Stephen Colbert: Guest Senator Al Franken Witnessed McCain's Dramatic 'No' Vote - 8/1/17



U.S. Senator Al Franken remembers gasps in the Senate chamber when Senator John McCain gave his memorable thumbs-down on 'skinny repeal.'

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Reply Stephen Colbert: Guest Senator Al Franken Witnessed McCain's Dramatic 'No' Vote - 8/1/17 (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2017 OP
joshdawg Aug 2017 #1
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2017 #3
Dustlawyer Aug 2017 #2
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2017 #4
Dustlawyer Aug 2017 #5
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2017 #11
bucolic_frolic Aug 2017 #6
Nitram Aug 2017 #8
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2017 #12
Nitram Aug 2017 #7
BigmanPigman Aug 2017 #9
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2017 #10

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 05:40 AM

1. Too bad Franken is not my Senator...................

I, we in Texas, have the epitome of ignorance and stupidity in cruz and cornyn.

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 06:00 AM

3. I tend to think Al Franken kinda belongs to all of us

We've known - and liked - him longer than we have most of our individual senators.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 05:41 AM

2. Great books Al wrote about O'Reilly and Limpballs!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 06:12 AM

4. From what he said abut this book, it sounds very funny

And it's about people you wouldn't ordinarily associate with laughter, LOL. I'm so glad Al Franken has his sense of humor back - or rather that he now feels comfortable expressing it - as a senator!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 06:21 AM

5. He talks about a book promotion where he is on a dais with O'Reilly who was also

pushing a book. The exchange is hilarious! Also, about how he was given a teaching position at Harvard and was able to use the students in his class as free researchers to uncover every lie Billo had ever told. The truth can be funnier than fiction!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 04:20 PM

11. I remember that! The "Shut Up!" moment!



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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 06:49 AM

6. Al Franken is such a mixture of humor founded in gravitas

He makes a great point about Chuck Schumer. Schumer is really hitting stride,
he has great political judgment about what will fly, what won't, and is a master
of strategy, perhaps exceeding his predecessor, in the same way that Nancy
Pelosi has a great nose for political winds. We Democrats are lucky to have both
of them as Congressional leaders.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 07:38 AM

8. Well said, bucolic! (Can I call you cholic for short?)

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 11:30 PM

12. I agree, Chuck Schumer is my senator.

He won overwhelmingly, yet again, back in November. I made a point of reminding people to get out and vote for him, just assumed he'd be the next Majority Leader. *sigh* As senior senator/Minority Leader, he's really stepping up to the plate - we are very fortunate to have both him and Nancy Pelosi, leaders with experience!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 07:37 AM

7. Al Franken! My hero! Tellin' it like it is.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 01:50 PM

9. I love to see Franken when he allows himself to be funny.

His laughter is contagious.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 03:15 PM

10. He said that when he first became senator, he had to hold back on the humor

So people would take him seriously. But now that he's been in office for awhile, he's back to his very funny self. He even finds humor in Senate hearings! And that's something we need now more than ever!

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