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Old 04-14-2009, 05:56 AM
 
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The matter of Bush v Gore in 2000 was settled in five weeks. Wrongly and with disastrous consequences for the country as it turned out, but still within five weeks. We are now past five months in Coleman v Franken, and even though there is no evident means at all by which Coleman could be considered to have won, the battle is carried on by Republicans. For partisan purposes. These are the only purposes Republicans at the national level actually have anymore...
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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"They had an election and Coleman lost fair and square!" He needs to get over it.
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:21 AM
 
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Franken is as big a stooge as Obama; MN has been a Commie state for decades (have you ever actually had the displeasure of meeting anyone from Minnesota?), so what else would you expect from the people who post these kinds of absurd threads?
Nuff said..Thanks for playing
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:22 AM
 
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Yet when Coleman had a (IIRC) "lead" of about 100 votes he was calling for Franken to "do the honorable and correct thing and concede". I remember a line from a political movie or TV show from a few years ago where a candidate was down by a close margin and maybe the precincts that weren't in were traditionally those that voted for his opponent. His political aides were advising him on whether to fight on, sue or concede. One of them said "look, the guy who loses a close/questionable one and concedes gains a lot of respect and returns to fight another day. The guy who loses, and sues, NO ONE VOTES FOR HIM AGAIN".

Or words to that effect. Maybe Coleman should concede, move to Michelle Bachmann's district and run in the primary as "the candidate who is NOT completely NUTS, but did lose to Al Franken".

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Old 04-14-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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He didn't drag it out for half a year long after it was abundantly clear he had lost. This makes four successive courts who all have agreed Franken one but Republicans are still trying to block democracy simply to obstruct. It needs to stop.
He would have if he could have.

As far as Minnesota goes. The Republicans need to take this as far as they can. It is not up to them to stop.
It's sort of like in WW2. Any British POW was under orders to attempt to escape by any means.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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"They had an election and Coleman lost fair and square!" He needs to get over it.
Actually the first count had Coleman winning the election. Then suddenly "misplaced" absentee ballots were being discovered in the backseats of election officials.

I actually hope Franken wins. He will do more damage than good to the Democrat Party. He is a far far left loon.
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