Friday, November 21, 2008

Comedian Al Franken Decries "Frivolous" Challenger

Democrat Al Franken is running for the US Senate in Minnesota, where he is locked into a recount mess with Republican incumbent Norm Coleman. Franken, a violent man with an evil temper, has a failed career as a comedian. It failed because he really wasn't very funny, but now, ironically, he's funnier than ever. To wit, the Minnesota Tribune reports this today (emphasis added): Al Franken’s campaign believes it’s spotted a pattern of frivolity in their opponent’s ballot challenges. “And that pattern is that if you vote for John McCain, it is inconceivable — inconceivable — that you didn’t also intend to vote for Norm Coleman,” said Marc Elias, the Franken team’s lead recount attorney, wielding a stack of 10 challenged ballots at a press conference today. “I think it’s clear now, at least in some instances, there are challenges being lodged that are clearly frivolous.” (Source) Franken-lawyer Marc Elias just can't believe that people who voted for McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, would also vote in 99 percent of all cases for Coleman, the Republican senatorial candidate. This is funny because Democrats just assume that their voters will always behave that way. A current example is the way people voted in California for Proposition 8, which bans homosexual marriage (but did not diminish civil unions). In the case of Prop 8, African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans - who tend to vote overwhelmingly for Democrats - actually voted overwhelmingly for Prop 8, which was viciously challenged by the Democrat Party. It is fact that 90 to 95 percent African-Americans vote for Democrat candidates in every election at every level. Yet, it is also fact that African-Americans tend to vote against a number of "liberal" issues such as homosexual marriage. In other words, many Black people around the US who \voted for Obama may well have voted (locally) against traditionally "liberal" items on the same ballot. This is not outlandish or hard to believe, yet Franken's lawyer would have us believe it is so. To draw from this, why is it hard to believe that "if you vote for John McCain, it is inconceivable...that you didn’t also intend to vote for Norm Coleman," as Franken-lawyer said. No, it would be inconceivable that people voting for McCain (or against Obama, as it were) would vote for Al Franken, a nutjob lunatic uber-Liberal. Seriously: It's not as though Franken is a moderate, easy to like Democrat that Republicans could embrace and vote for. Rather, Franken has offered nothing more than dishonest mockery of conservative values for decades now. Franken is well known to be a mean, hot tempered man. To turn Franken-lawyer's phrase around, if you vote for Barack Obama, it is inconceivable — inconceivable — that you didn’t also intend to vote for Al Franken, because even though he's known to be a raving asshole, he's a Democrat and party trumps character for Democrats. Don't believe me? Voters in Illinois need only remember Democrats of low character that hold elected office, such as Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, Governor Rod Blagojevich, virtually the entire Chicago City Council, and countless others that voters have long known are shady - but voted for them anyway. Party trumps quality almost every time. (Remember John Kerry?) Ironically, Democrat voters, who chanted "Change" with glassy-eyed conformity, largely voted the way they have for decades. Doesn't sound like "change" to me. RELATED READING: Washington Times - Blacks, Hispanics nixed gay marriage The Bench: Most Blacks, Latinos Voted For Proposition 8 Proposition 8 Exit Poll: Whites oppose, blacks support, Latinos ... 70% of African Americans backed Prop. 8, exit poll finds L.A. ... Anti-gay bias puts blacks in bad company Prop 8 Sparks Gay-Black Divide Just how shallow are Democrat voters? Extreme Wisdom Just Who Did Democrat Voters Elect? - HUMAN EVENTS Pitts: In historic election, blacks embrace discrimination ... CURE Blacks should try to see real point of liberal politics Video: Why change is rare in black communities