OK, so today, a quick doodle about standards, of the double kind…
Let’s talk about the Al Franken sexual harassment allegations.
And, actually, before I get into this, I want to make it absolutely clear that I believe that ANYONE who’s found GUILTY of the kinds of things that Franken or Roy Moore or even the POTUS, whether Clinton, when he was in office, OR President Trump now…
Anyone, found guilty, after DUE PROCESS, of these kinds of heinous, demeaning, dehumanizing behaviors, especially a POLITICAL representative, who’s supposed to live up to a higher standard of honor…
They should ALL receive the maximum punishment.
That said, reason why I picked this topic, is because I’ve seen so MANY of my liberally inclined friends calling for pretty much DEATH or, at a minimum, castration, when someone who’s on the opposite side of the political aisle as them…
But then, when it’s someone who represents their “side” of politics, they start making excuses and exceptions almost immediately…
And I think that’s a HUGE mistake.
They say stuff like, “well, with Al Franken, it’s not like he’s a ‘habitual sexual offender’, like the people who’s politics I don’t agree with…”
And on top of that, there are a huge there are a huge number, right now, of liberal BOTS and operatives on Twitter and other places, trying to shield Al Franken from having to resign or get expelled for sex abuse.
And… their latest tactic is spreading, actually a fake report which was, “Oh the photographer said it was just a joke and this this model here is part of a skit.”
That was their original tactic.
Now they got blown out of the water on that one. It didn’t work.
All it really did was make the Al Franken thing trend more.
So, they thought a lil’ better of it…
Now their tactic seems to be to hijack the “Al Franken must go” trend
that’s going on at the moment, like on Twitter and use it to grumble about President Trump.
They’re like “Oh, 17 women accused Trump of raping and groping them and with Franken it’s only one person.”, so trying to shift the argument, ‘cause they know there’s no way to directly defend Al Franken…
‘Cause there’s a HUGE problem with trying to shift the argument…
Bottom line, there’s NO cut and dry photo evidence of Donald Trump raping or groping anybody.
Closest thing there is is that Billy Bush tape where Trump’s talking about acts, that while DISGUSTING and DEGENERATED, are consensual in nature.
Abusive, and by any gentleman’s standards, WRONG, but they’re NOT criminal – certainly not rape or true sexual assault.
It’s basically a Hugh Hefner type thinking and I didn’t hear ANY of my liberal friends grumbling about Big Daddy Playboy, when he kicked the bucket.
So, that’s the difference, ya see what I’m sayin’?
Here’s what I’m sayin’, with Franken, we have a ACTUAL photograph of him groping a woman who says it was NOT consensual.
She also says, “Yeah, I accept his apology, but he groped me and it was sexual assault.”
And then, they’re making the mistake of trying to make it sound like she’s like forgiving him…
And like, “Please back off poor Al.”
And to make matters worse, I’ve seen what looks like “slut shaming” on the part of some liberals, like… trying to post pictures of her when she was modeling.
I guess the idea was to insinuate that while she might have been “asking for it”, because she poses in lingerie or something.
That is FLAT OUT ABSURD!
How a woman dresses does NOT give ANY kind of permission for her to be assaulted.
And, all of this is especially sad, when you consider that Al Franken was one of the originators of the current “believe the victim” outlook.
And I’d put it this way, if somebody has… mmm… 20 or 30 people alleging sexual assault, that’s… ya know… something you wanna look into, right?
But when you’ve got a PICTURE – you’ve got actual evidence of it – and the other person saying, “Ah, no this wasn’t part of a skit. It was NOT consensual. I was asleep at the time.”
Yeah… that’s uh that’s a little bit different.
But, even still, unless the Constitution was re-written while I was sleeping last night, the concept of “innocent until proven guilty” does still exist.
So, in reality, even though the claims made against someone like Roy Moore are far more disgusting, deplorable and heinous – if they’re true – things still work a certain way, right?
I mean, no matter which side of the aisle we’re on, the rule HAS TO BE, “prove your claims, before asking for someone to step down.”
If not, then, as it stands, there’s actually more HARD AND FAST proof of the allegations against Franken than there are against Moore, even though Moore’s accusations are FAR more severe.
And, to be fair, Roy Moore IS from Alabama, where being a 17 year old girl, typically makes you a MILF.
All kidding aside, though… if the allegations are true, yeah… not only should Roy Moore step down, he should be in prison, RIGHT?
But, here’s the thing, if we’re gonna play the “guilty until proven innocent” game, right now, unless LeAnn Tweeden herself comes out says, “Uh, yeah… in retrospect, that was part of a skit. It was perfectly okay… ya know… nothing wrong ever happened. No, I wasn’t actually asleep. It was just an inside joke.”
Unless she comes out and says that, hey, I’m sorry, but I’m gonna believe her, because I’ve actually got a DAMNED photo to look at.
So, let’s ALL agree on the rules…
Is it, let’s follow our laws… the ones that were SPECIFICALLY created to AVOID “ACTUAL WITCH HUNTS”…
Or, are we making important decisions about our government based solely on accusations?
I mean, is it just “Hey, I’ve got no actual evidence. I’m just telling you something that may have happened.”?
‘Cause, if that’s the case, then realize that the real victim could be the person who’s being accused.
And some day, that person could be you.
But, anyway it goes, let me ask my Democrat siding friends something…
Do you want somebody who’s perceived as creepy groper… ya know… being one of the top figures inside your party?
I mean, let’s face it, Al Franken would be in the top five Democrats, right now – which should by the way concern you.
Your top five Democrats, aside from Sanders, who’s not technically a Democrat, so that doesn’t count.
He’s not gonna run for… ya know… the Presidency or anything. He’s gonna be in the Senate again, assuming that he’s still alive at that point.
So, you’ve got Hillary Clinton… ya know… she’s not in office, but ideologically speaking, she’s the most visible Democrat.
And that should really, REALLY concern you, because between the DNC corruption scandal and the fact that, she’s basically ETERNALLY yoked with the task of navigating her hubby’s numerous sex scandals, she’s like some kinda frickin’ scandal machine.
Then, there’s Joe Biden. He’s probably be number two. And that should also really, REALLY, REALLY concern you!
And I’ve noticed this in the last 48 hours a lot of Dems seem to be trying to preemptively… um… shut the lights out on a potential Biden scandal of some sort.
Looks like they’re beginning to abandon good ol’ uncle Joe right now.
It’s leading to speculation that somebody has some kinda evidence against him and they’re slowly backing off to… ya know… shield themselves in the fallout, right?
He’s a top ranking Democrat and, of course, there are too many photos and videos to count, of him being at least… ya know… creepy.
So, three of the top five running Democrats have been, or currently are, embroiled in some sort of sex scandal – or are at least generally considered to be sexually creepy.
And that should worry the Dems… Ya know what I mean?
Here’s what I mean…
As a party, do you really want that to be the image that you put out there in the midterms?
‘Cause I’m telling ya, with Donald Trump running steamroll mode over you on Twitter and the Republicans out way ahead of you, I believe… right now in fundraising… they’ll wind up RAMMING you into the ground.
Like, “Look, here’s Harvey Weinstein, big-time donor for the DNC; Joe Biden, here’s a picture of him with a senator’s daughter and they’ll, ya know, run loops of that stuff online and in the TV ads.
Al Franken will lose when he goes up for re-election, just like judge Roy Moore, and it’s just allegations with him…
There’s not a SUPER-CREEPY photograph of Roy Moore doing anything wrong, thank GOD, considering what he’s been accused of!
So, I say, Al Franken will probably lose 5-10 points, easily.
That likely means, if he doesn’t step down, he won’t get re-elected.
So think about that Dems…
You lose a Senate seat if you rise up to try to defend Al Franken.
You’ll be seen as defending the indefensible.
You had a female presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, who ran on a break the glass ceiling platform…
How’d she do?
Frankly, she blew it with women.
Whadaya think’s gonna happen to turnout among those groups, especially some of these races where the candidate is a male?
…Like an Al Franken-style candidate?
“Oh, here’s a picture of the Democratic candidate shaking hands with body armor squeezin’ pervert, Al Franken.
What do you think that’s gonna do for the women’s rights side of the democratic ideological platform?
It’s not gonna work very well.
The Democrats have to be very wary of characters like this and the message that supporting them and affiliating with them sends.
And the Republicans have to be wary too, ya know what I mean?
Here’s what I mean… It’s not just gonna be Democratic politicians that’ll get hit by this.
There will be Republicans about whom claims circulate too.
There’ll be allegations, and some of them’ll probably be true, of course.
Unfortunately, if you get nearly a thousand people together, like in Congress, statistically speaking, they’re are gonna be a few bad eggs in the bunch.
There’s no gettin’ around it.
Drug abusers, murderers, rapists and even, sadly, child molesters.
Statistically it’d be a total frickin’ miracle if no one in congress had done any o’ those things.
And it’s not just gonna be Al Franken – ya may never know about most of them.
Some of them have done things that would BLOW your mind and keep you up LATE at night questioning being part of the human species.
If you think any government, especially the U.S. government is the moral gold standard…
If you think government should be solving your problems, think again!
How ‘bout if we solve your own freakin’ problems, instead of relying so much on government?
So, bottom line, I think Al Franken should step down, on his own…
…Or, he should be expelled if he’s unwilling.
Democrats should not support him.
Any who do will be looked at as fools.
And it’s not that bigga deal…
Just get a different Democrat in there.
Give Franken the usual golden parachute and quietly retire him.
Find some new upstart business Democrat and you might win.
But, if you try to defend Franken, there’s more to lose than gain there…
Ya know what I’m sayin’?
Here’s what I’m sayin’…
Franken’s situation is survivable legally, but from a political standpoint, I’m not sure… know what I mean?
Here’s what I mean…
Before all this got goin’ Franken’s approval rating was JUST north of 50%.
And I think he pulled 53% of the vote in his last re-election.
So, is it survivable if he loses five ten points?
If the Dems are smart, they’ll push for him to resign.
I mean, liberals should be the ones telling him to go.
Al, love ya Man, but you know there’s no way for us to defend you.
We’ll get a different Democrat in there, maybe a business Democrat.
Here’s your golden parachute Bro.
Sorry you got caught.
Some people have a fetish for leather or rubber. Al Franken he’s got a body armor fetish.
And that about does it for me!