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Al Franken talks down angry mob





handfleisch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCNs7Zpqo98
This gives me some hope. The crowd has obviously been affected by all the nonsensical propaganda lately, but Franken is able to get them to start to see that reality might be a bit different than the latest reactionary Limbaugh talking points.
jwellsy
He summed it up nicely in the first couple of sentences. He doesn't care what the polls say he's going to vote for what makes him feel good (at the time).

Why did he just vote to prohibit use of funds to fund the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)? Acorn found several bags of ballets in the trunk of someones car that helped him get elected. Why did he cut off funds now?
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00275
handfleisch
jwellsy wrote:
He summed it up nicely in the first couple of sentences. He doesn't care what the polls say he's going to vote for what makes him feel good (at the time).

That's a lie. Franken says "I'm gonna vote the way I want to vote", and doesn't say anything about "what makes him feel good".

But I guess you would prefer politicians that change their mind every time a poll changes, and only play to popularity. Is that your idea of leadership and wise governance?

jwellsy wrote:
Why did he just vote to prohibit use of funds to fund the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)? Acorn found several bags of ballets in the trunk of someones car that helped him get elected. Why did he cut off funds now?
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00275


This is a year-old debunked lie, which was made up by the losing Republican Norm Coleman's lawyer and spread by Hannity on FOX News during the recount process.

Quote:
But as MinnPost’s David Brauer reported yesterday: the story of the 32 absentee ballots is flat wrong. He called up Minneapolis election director Cindy Reichert to get the facts. She (Pawlenty during two Fox appearances in as many days called her “he”) attests the car-ballot story is “just not true”: She never had the ballots in her car — nor were they in anyone’s car for several days — and they were kept in secure facilities between election day and vote counting. It was Coleman’s attorney, Fritz Knaak, who told reporters, “We were actually told ballots had been riding around in her car for several days, which raised all kinds of integrity questions.” From there, the Wall Street Journal picked up on it and reported it as fact; similar to Hannity’s on-screen graphic (shown above), the error appeared in a story headlined “Mischief in Minnesota?”

http://minnesotaindependent.com/17385/recount-hannity-pawlenty-car-ballot-lie

Oh, and ACORN had nothing to do with the ballots-in-trunk falsehood, which seemed to change and grow like an urban legend.

So, you have three lies in one short post. Might be some kind of a record.
jwellsy
Good luck trying to rewrite history.
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