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The Next 2016 Democratic Candidates ….

Al Franken


Strengths: Joan Walsh’s Salon piece mentions Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, and for good reason. Sure, the 64-year-old former unfunny comedian with bit parts on “Saturday Night Live” may have supported the Iraq war at its inception in 2003 but then, when the war didn’t go well, he fiercely criticized it. This courageous stance gives him foreign policy chops.

Weaknesses: Franken barely won a Senate seat in 2008, riding the coattails of then-candidate Obama. His appeal outside Minnesota — the state which once voted fruitcake professional wrestler and 9/11 truther Jesse Ventura as governor — is questionable. Franken also wrote and starred in the utter commercial flop “Stuart Saves His Family” ($6.3 million budget; $911,310 box office).

Obama’s Minnesota Minions Block The Keystone Pipeline

Here We Go Again!
Obama’s Minnesota Minions Block The Keystone Pipeline

Yesterday, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken provided the deciding votes blocking the common-sense Keystone pipeline legislation.

According to The Hill, this project will create 42,000 jobs, $2 billion in wages, and energy solutions for Americans, but Democrats said no.

Why did Klobuchar and Franken block the common-sense Keystone pipeline?

Simple: Barack Obama and billionaire Democrat donor Tom Steyer.

After all the election season spin about bipartisanship, it didn’t take long to find our Minnesota delegation of Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken conveniently back in the pocket of Barack Obama. Even worse they were clearly doing the bidding of radical environmentalist Tom Steyer who promised to support Democrats opposing the Keystone pipeline. (Watch Dog, 10/17/14)

Sen. Franken Stumbles In Debate, Won’t Answer Questions

Sen. Franken Stumbles In Debate, Won’t Answer Questions

Franken Dodges Questions On Ebola, Support For Obama

Minneapolis, Minn. – With moderators at the WCCO debate today calling out Sen. Franken for not answering questions, Sen. Al Franken stumbled through the entire debate leaving Minnesotans wondering where he stands on issues like Ebola, Obamacare, and his record of voting with President Obama 97 percent of the time. In response to the debate, Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Keith Downey released the following statement:

“Al Franken was repeatedly called out for not taking responsibility for his partisan record in Washington,” said Keith Downey, Chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota. “His inability to answer questions about Ebola, his 97 percent record of voting with President Obama and his Obamacare promises further prove that Al Franken isn’t taking responsibility for his actions. Al Franken has been so busy trying to tear down Mike McFadden with false attacks, he’s not able to say whether he supports his record of voting with Obama 97 percent of the time.”


Moderators Call Out Franken For Dodging Ebola Answer Part 1: Moderator Esme Murphy To Al Franken: “Which is it: do you support a travel ban or not?”  (Source: YouTube.Com, Oct. 26, 2014)

Moderators Call Out Franken For Dodging Ebola Answer Part 2: Esme Murphy: “What about the travel ban though” Moderator Pat Kessler: “Will you just answer that one?” (Source: YouTube.Com, Oct. 26, 2014)

Moderators Call Out Franken For Dodging Ebola Answer Part 3: Esme Murphy “But we want to know where you stand on the travel ban and the quarantine.” (Source: YouTube.Com, Oct. 26, 2014)

Franken Admits Some People Are Seeing Insurance Rates Rise Under Obamacare.Franken on Obamacare: “Some people have seen their rates go up.” (Source: YouTube.Com, Oct. 26, 2014)

Franken On Obama Job Performance “Uhhh…” Moderator Pat Kessler: “What about President Obama, do you support him 97% of the time?” Franken: “Ah….Listen…I” Kessler” Do you support President Obama’s job in office, his approval rating? Uhhh..” (Source: YouTube.Com, Oct. 26, 2014)

Franken Slept While The Threat Of ISIS Grew

 Franken Slept While The Threat Of ISIS Grew

ISIS grew stronger while Al Franken was dozing off.

Senator Franken and President Obama have underestimated what needs to be done when it comes to dealing with ISIS. As the terror group continues to pose a serious threat to America and it’s allies, Sen. Franken is asleep at the wheel.

Al Franken is making America a more dangerous place! It’s time for new leadership in the U.S. Senate.

Watch the full video here.






Al Frankly Indecent

Frankly Indecent

Minneapolis, Minn. – Democrat Al Franken’s new ad calls into question his sincerity about the issue of rape. Minnesotans should be reminded that Sen. Franken was dogged in 2008 by disturbing jokes he made about the sexual assault of women, with several Democratic women in the state calling on him for an apology.

“Minnesota women haven’t forgotten Senator Franken’s sick and disgusting humor when he talked about raping women. Al Franken is just trying to mask his own hypocrisy. It’s absolutely disingenuous and appalling for Senator Franken to talk about helping rape victims when he himself joked about sexually assaulting women,” said Brittni Palke, MNGOP Spokeswoman.

Franken Flashback: Franken Dogged By Rape Jokes In 2008

SICK! Franken Jokes About Raping Lesley Stahl. “Franken:  And, ‘I give the pills to Lesley Stahl. Then, when Lesley’s passed out, I take her to the closet and rape her.’ Or, ‘That’s why you never see Lesley until February.’ Or, ‘When she passes out, I put her in various positions and take pictures of her.’”
(“Comedy Isn’t Funny:  Saturday Night Live At Twenty—How The Show That Transformed TV Became A Grim Joke,” New York Magazine, March 13, 1995)

Snickered When Describing Rape Skit. FRANKEN: “Well, uh, first of all, I actually – what I wrote was a parody, it was in Playboy and it was a parody of, of um Playboy. And it was intended for the readers of Playboy and it actually was satirical. That wasn’t really – you know, I feel bad that that caused people legitimately to be offended. U, the remarks that were in the NY Times – uh, I’m sorry – New York Magazine uh were legitimately offensive and I apologize for that. Uh, this was a brainstorming session at SNL and you know I said something [snickers] in it that was indefensible and I apologize for that, I’m generally sorry, but it really kills me, as I said, it just – I’m a human being, and it hurts me that some mistakes I made made people feel that uh I’m – I don’t have a dedication to to women and women’s rights and to all Minnesotans that I do have.” (Al Franken, “Midday,” Minnesota Public Radio, June 9, 2008)

Franken On Why Abortion Should Be Allowed In Cases Of Rape: “Rapists Are Notoriously Bad In Terms Of Being Supportive Of Their Kids.”
(Al Franken Show, Air America Radio, February 6, 2007)

State Sen. Saltzman And Rep. Wollschlager React. “And Sen. Kathy Saltzman of Woodbury and  Rep. Sandy Wollschlager of Cannon Falls both released a statement saying: As Minnesotans, we find the articles written by Mr. Franken to be most disturbing.  While some may describe these writings to be satire, comedy, or an expression of free speech, we find them offensive and highly inappropriate when linked to a candidate for the United States Senate.   The standard for any party should be doing the people’s work and the prism through which candidates should be vetted and policies examined.  While many still believe that Mr. Franken is a viable candidate for endorsement, we find it very difficult to see past these actions.”
(Rachel Stassen- Berger, “Bad day for Al Franken,” Political Animal Blog, June 5, 2008)

McCollum On Rape Sketch. “Democratic Senate candidate Al Franken’s bad day (read about it here) got worse. Rep. Betty McCollum, a supporter of former Senate candidate Mike Ciresi (who is leaving all options on the table), released a statement:  ‘Planned Parenthood understands that Minnesotans evaluate our political candidates based on their record, values and character. It is appalling that anyone could characterize rape, a violent and horrible crime, as a joke,’ said Congresswoman Betty McCollum”
(Rachel Stassen- Berger, “Franken’s day got worse,” Political Animal Blog, June 5, 2008)

Franken says that Jewish skin tone comes from being raped by Mongols. “Mongols came through and raped – and raped Jews. And uh…we’re a little yellow.”
(Transcript, “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” NBC, September 30, 2004)


Without Franken We Wouldn’t Have Obamacare

Al Franken was the decisive vote for Obamacare, and is responsible for the mess we are in.

With the recent news of insurance company PreferredOne leaving MNsure, 24,000 Minnesotans are left to find new health insurance on the glitch-ridden Obamacare exchange, further burdening Minnesotans.

When Al Franken ushered in Obamacare to Minnesota 140,000 Minnesotans lost their insurance and now thousands of Minnesotans will likely be faced with the unexpected costs that come with higher premiums.

If you want healthcare solutions that work, retire Al Franken this November!