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A disappointment for Democrats

By MARC A. THIESSEN The Washington Post

This article was published December 16, 2017 at 2:55 a.m.

Poor Al Franken. The Minnesota Democrat was kicked to the curb by a party that, until a few months ago, not only turned a blind eye to sexual misconduct but also lionized serial predators such as Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy. So why was Franken a bridge too far for Democrats? Because he stood in the way of their effort to claim the moral high ground when Roy Moore was elected to the United States Senate.

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BoudinMan says... December 16, 2017 at 7:21 a.m.

Hey, Marc, you forgot to mention your hero, the pu**y-grabber-in-chief. But you didn't forget. You probably think if you, and Fox News, and and the rest of your ilk at the American Enterprise Institute don't mention it, it will go away. And that 59% approval rating in AL was down to 48% on election day according to the exit polling of actual voters. Nice try.

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mozarky2 says... December 16, 2017 at 8:57 a.m.

To the aptly appelated BM, the truth hurts and the stupid stings.
Point out ONE untruth in Thiessen's column. Just one!
Polling doesn't matter much at this juncture. Trump is still president, Congress is still in GOP control, and Trump is still naming federal judges.
Suck it, BM!

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DoubleBlind says... December 16, 2017 at 9:17 a.m.

moz - There are 23 Republitard House members - all in districts Hillary won in 2016 - who are up for re-election next year. They won’t all lose but it will only take a few to tip the balance of power. I suggest you practice puckering up because you, sir, will be the one ‘sucking it’ this time next year.

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mozarky2 says... December 16, 2017 at 10:28 a.m.

GOP will pick up seats in House, 6-12 seats in Senate.
"Progressivism" is dead.

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drs01 says... December 16, 2017 at 11:09 a.m.

I thought I was dreaming...a Washington Post writer calling Clinton and Kennedy "serial predators". My contention is that if the moral compass of the country had been pointed differently in 1990's then the name of Clinton would just be on a sign maker on highway 65N. And Kennedy would have resigned long before after being charged with vehicular manslaughter. Now, the self righteous who praised Clinton and Kennedy are having to eat crow while they continue to deflect comments about these two slugs and the wife (Hillary) who was an enabler. It makes me gleeful.

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WhododueDiligence says... December 16, 2017 at 11:25 a.m.

"Point out ONE untruth in Thiessen's column. Just one!"
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Okay, mozarky, here's one: "Democrats were looking forward to spending the next year wrapping Moore around the necks of Republicans."
Most people recognize that as an untruth. No Democrats would ever look forward to getting that close to Roy Moore.
Another dubious statement from Thiessen: "They will try to spin it as a repudiation of Trump, which it was not."
It was a repudiation of Moore, and since Trump bestowed his blessing upon Moore by heavily supporting Moore's campaign, it was also to some extent a repudiation of Trump.

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TimberTopper says... December 16, 2017 at 11:33 a.m.

moz, there you go predicting again. The last one was that Moore would win. Then there's the one sometime back with me that you lost. Your record isn't good at all, so it might make those that are not familiar with you on here, think you might be smart if you were to stop your predictions. However, those of us that know your ways, and your record, already have a pretty good idea of your IQ.

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BoudinMan says... December 16, 2017 at 11:36 a.m.

Pay attention, drs01, the man is from the AEI. You see, unlike your daily bible, Fox News, The WAPO is secure enough in its professionalism to allow a diversity of viewpoints. So wake up from your dream and expand your horizons a little. You'd be amazed at what you can learn.

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skeptic1 says... December 16, 2017 at 1:58 p.m.

Poor Democrats not. They were taken over by academic far left elitists during the 1960s and 70s and have become the new Plantation for people of color and women. As long as minorities and women claim victim hood and don't try to actually be equal they will be supported. Step outside of the lines though by being successful or conservative and they will crucify you and make you the object of ridicule on Saturday Night Live and call you a misogynist and racist for voicing an independent thought. Trump's locker room braggadocio pales in comparison to Clinton and Ted Kennedy and let's not forget that icon of feminism Hillary destroying any woman that dared to complain about her husband's lechery. Oh and never mind the millions she acquired from Muslim countries that support "honor" killings for being raped or for merely speaking to a man.

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Packman says... December 16, 2017 at 2:25 p.m.

This article is spot on. Deep down D's wanted Moore to win. The Senate majority of 1 or 2 is irrelevant. Trump's judges will be confirmed and as a majority of 1 is as good as a majority of 20 as McConnell will not hesitate to invoke the " nuclear" option to halt filibusters.
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Hey moz - History is working against us. Don't be surprised if D's take back the House. The good news is the toxic Nancy Pelosi will lead them right back into the ditch. R's will pick up 5 - 6 Senate seats. The new tax cut package will greatly help R's and if D's run enough extremist candidates R's may retain control of the House. But the odds are against us.
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Hey skeptic - Better be careful speaking such truth. Some perpetually butthurt bedwetter like RBear will report you to the moderators.

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