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The Curtain Is Being Pulled Back In Washington D.C., And Al Franken Is Just The Beginning

Thursday, November 16, 2017 17:33
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For decades, Americans have known that very sick things happen behind the scenes in Washington D.C., but the mainstream media never really talks about any of it. 

But now the curtain is starting to be pulled back, and the revelations about Al Franken are just the beginning. 

Earlier this week, I wrote an article about how “sexual harassment is rampant in the halls of Congress”, and that was before a female radio anchor named LeeAnn Tweeden revealed that Al Franken had “forcibly kissed” and groped her during a USO tour in 2006.  The following comes from an article in which Tweeden shared her story

I couldn’t believe it. He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep.

I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated.

How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?

I told my husband everything that happened and showed him the picture.

I wanted to shout my story to the world with a megaphone to anyone who would listen, but even as angry as I was, I was worried about the potential backlash and damage going public might have on my career as a broadcaster.

But that was then, this is now. I’m no longer afraid.

When the story initially broke, Franken rushed to issue an apology

“I certainly don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann,” said Franken. “As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t. I shouldn’t have done it.”

Needless to say, many were completely unsatisfied with Franken’s very weak statement.  In fact, some members of his own party said that his apology was entirely insufficient and are calling for Franken to be held accountable for his actions

Guy Cecil, the former head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and now the boss of a leading Democratic super PAC, voiced his frustration with the inadequacy of Franken’s apology on Twitter.

“That was not an apology and was an insufficient response to serious allegations,” Cecil tweeted. “Al Franken must be held accountable if our party wants to live up to our commitment to women & girls.”

This scandal has set off a feeding frenzy as Internet sleuths search for other incidents in which Franken has acted inappropriately.  And of course since we are talking about Al Franken, it wasn’t exactly difficult to find material.

For example, a photo has surfaced of Franken grabbing Joy Behar in a very creepy manner.  The following comes from Breitbart

Amid the emergence of a 2006 photo of Al Franken groping journalist and talk radio anchor Leeann Tweeden, a photo of the embattled Minnesota Senator appearing to grab comedian Joy Behar’s breast has also resurfaced.

Franken was a comedian before he ever entered the world of politics, and we understand that.  But just because he was a comedian does not mean that he gets to play by a different set of rules.

There appears to be an ongoing pattern of behavior, and Fox News has documented some of the other incidents that have come up in the past…

Franken, then a comedian, was quoted in a 1995 New York Magazine article discussing a skit for “Saturday Night Live” that involved drugging and raping CBS reporter Lesley Stahl. Franken, at the time a writer for “SNL,” suggested one skit should play out with “60 Minutes” commentator Andy Rooney finding an empty pill bottle on his desk.

“’I give the pills to Lesley Stahl. Then when Lesley is 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,’” Franken was quoted saying.

The article, along with a 2000 Playboy column in which Franken talked about fantasizing a machine would perform oral sex on him, was used to attack Franken during his 2008 Senate campaign in Minnesota.

As much as we may be appalled by some of the things that Al Franken has done, the truth is that there are far worse offenders in Washington.

Let’s talk about Bill Clinton for a moment.  Democrats have been covering up his sexual crimes for years, and my hope is that now this will start to change.  Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Connie Hamzy, Eileen Wellstone, Sandra Allen James, Christy Zercher, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, Gennifer Flowers, Elizabeth Ward Gracen, Sally Perdue, Lencola Sullivan, Susie Whitacre and Bobbie Ann William are some of the women that have made allegations against Clinton, and if even half of their allegations are true Clinton should be in prison for the rest of his life.

In my article yesterday, I discussed how one Secret Service agent is charging former Vice-President Joe Biden of engaging in “Weinstein-level” behavior, and I also talked about how 15 million dollars in settlements have been secretly paid out to victims of sexual harassment in the House of Representatives in recent years.

There is a culture of corruption in Washington D.C., and we desperately need to drain the swamp.  If you agree, I hope that you will support my campaign and the campaigns of other anti-establishment candidates that want to clean up the halls of Congress.

It is time to take our government back, because at this point it has become an absolutely disgusting cesspool of filth and corruption.

Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on

Michael Snyder is the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog, The American Dream Blog and The Truth. You can follow him on Twitter right here.


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  • Rockledge

    You know what? Most certainly only a self centered scallywag would be so forward with a woman.
    On the other hand, there is a limit to how bad what he did actually is.
    For chrissakes, it is grabass, not arson, rape, or murder.
    The penalty for his behavior should have been an ass kicking from her father, husband, or brother, like it was back before society uncivilized itself. After which they would go back to greeting him at the local bar and talking bullshit with him. He committed a black eye offense, not a lynching and hanging offense.
    Keep this shit in perspective. We are turning into a nation of uptight assholes who are coerced into apologizing over every little nonsense that occurs.
    I have less respect for the apologizers for being grovelling pussies than I do for them for whatever infraction they committed that the media demand they feign being grovelling pussies over.
    All of this absurdity is just one huge pecking order struggle for whose whine gets them the most power.

    • Mayhem

      I got some for you too, Rockledge, the woman was asleep, ffs, and was entitled not to be grabassed.

      I don’t give a good damn how you and Just Me want to play it the fact the accuser was unconscious is the line that was crossed not honking on her hooters and making creepy for the camera.

  • Just me

    The photo shows him “pretending” to grope her. You know this is the case because he’s hamming it up for the camera. Crass yes, but he was a bad comedian trying to be funny. Comedians do all sorts of stupid things for a laugh.

    • Mayhem

      Might have been nice if she was in on the prank instead of sound asleep, though, don’t you think?

      • Just me

        Said it was crass and stupid – what more do you want?

        • Mayhem

          Mutual consent, is that too much to ask?

          • Just me

            Are you mentally challenged? What did I say that makes you think I support his actions?

          • Just me

            Are you mentally challenged? What did I say that makes you think I support his actions? Buy the way, when has mutual consent ever been required to pretend?

          • Mayhem

            Wow that went south fast, Just Me, so how about you gfy?

            Here’s what you said…

            “shows him “pretending” to grope her”

            … and that is what makes me think you support Frankencreep’s actions.

            And now then, Just Me, you’ve as good as said men can go around dry humping wimmins legs, without permission, and it’s all good because they’re only pretend rooting.

          • Just me

            Idiot – I said and believe no such thing. It is YOU that has made an ASSUMPTION about the picture and me. If you notice pretending is in quotes. People who understand the English language know that quotes indicate that it’s a questionable interpretation. I don’t know what happened and neither do you, but you self righteous judge both him and me.

          • Mayhem

            Excuse me, Just Me, but the questionable interpretation is nullified where you immediately followed it with…

            “You know this is the case because…”

            … so there. I assume nothing beyond you meaning what you say.

            But you’re correct about me judging you an apologist just as i judge the woman, “pretend” gropee, an enabler by keeping a lid on this for so long. So what, i’m allowed an opinion, deal with it.

        • Rockledge

          Crass and stupid, indeed.
          Nothing more.
          Certainly not of the magnitude to be tarred and feathered by satans minions, our media.

  • Rockledge

    The bottom line about this, and the REAL issue, is that we are all innocent until proven guilty.
    A picture of an asshole making a lewd gesture at someone is at best vague evidence of something more sinister.

    Sadly, our alarmist media that obviously hates men and normal people and hard working CITIZENS can destroy anyone by pursuing events that can be turned into things they may not be.

    I think Al Franken is a lousy comedian and a loud mouthed agenda driven politician.

    But that does not make him evil, and certainly does not mean that he deserves less consideration than any of the rest of us.
    So far , he is accused of something that he might not have done, with nothing more than a childish prank that was photographed as evidence.

    No jury on the planet that was comprised of thinking adults would convict him of any crime based solely on some accusations and such a picture.

    All of this evil satanic feminist paganism that is declaring war on all things male has gotten old, and cheapens the plight of women who really have been violently assaulted. Our media in this country seems to have been taken over by left wing extremist hedonists who have nothing but the destruction of all who are not like them in mind.

    The hilarious thing is, it seems Mr Frankens extreme left ideals seem to be exactly what is biting him in the ass.

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