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Old 12-23-2009, 10:04 AM
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Franken slams GOP on Senate floor: ‘You’re not entitled to your own facts’ | Raw Story (http://rawstory.com/2009/12/franken-slams-gop-senate-floor-youre-entitled-facts/ - broken link)

I'm none too excited about the latest iteration of the Senate Health Bill, but Franken's frankness is amusing as always!

Old 12-23-2009, 10:09 AM
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Amusing is right. He should have stayed with SNL. That's the only place his musings make sense. Who has given him a moral monopoly on facts?
Old 12-23-2009, 10:14 AM
Location: just here
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The title of the article & thread isn't even correct, this is what he said:
"We are entitled to our own opinions; we're not entitled to our own facts," Franken said. "Benefits kick in right away."
Old 12-23-2009, 10:15 AM
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Franken looks like the liar actually... the benefits that we are paying in are for what? To help he uninsured with the health exchanges which don't start up for FOUR years... We are not paying in to remove lifetime caps or banning preexisting condition clauses... that is NOT what we are paying into the system for... so Al Franken is an idiot when he talks out of his @ss... again... last time I check, we are not paying the insurance industry to do away with those tactics.... we are paying for the subsidies in the health exchange which is FOUR years away (except kids)... which means Al Franken was wrong... as usual...
Old 12-23-2009, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by wedjat View Post
The title of the article & thread isn't even correct, this is what he said:
Thank you. Thread title has been changed accordingly. No need to misquote the Senator.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:34 AM
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Interesting that Franken is the one with his own facts.
Old 12-23-2009, 10:36 AM
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Give em hell Al.
Old 12-23-2009, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by JustCallMeTC View Post
Give em hell Al.
even though he is blatently lying? You are rooting for lying, inexperienced politicians.
Old 12-23-2009, 10:42 AM
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I'm really beginning to like Franken.
Old 12-23-2009, 10:53 AM
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Originally Posted by cleanhouse View Post
Interesting that Franken is the one with his own facts.
I find it very humorous that Senator Al could accuse anybody of not reading the bill on December 14 when Dirty Harry hadn't released it to just anybody and everybody. It becomes more humorous when one remembers that Reid was still re-writing parts of the bill and I am not sure he has stopped changing it yet. What Franken claims to have read on 12-14-09 sure wasn't the final thing by several days and many changes.
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