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Elections Gillibrand says fellow Democrats ‘turn a blind eye to sexual assault’. Al Franken story is back.

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  1. JonesBones

    JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    This woman is pathetic. Still beating this drum. Only tune she knows. Now other democratic candidates are sexist and blah blah blah. I'm glad Soros ruined her chances by pulling out funding. lol.

    Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand reportedly slammed her own party Thursday night, saying her fellow Democrats “turn a blind eye to sexual assault.”

    The New York senator lobbed the harsh criticism while addressing a group of women union members at a weeklong conference in Iowa City, according to the Iowastartingline.com.

    “I can’t tell you how angry I am that Democrats, Democrats turn a blind eye to sexual assault, sexual harassment and any reforms that value women in the workplace,” Gillibrand told the crowd.

    She explained how in closed-door negotiations women’s rights policies are first on the chopping block for the sake of “compromise.”

    The lawmaker’s remarks were in response to how she would shift the national culture to foster more welcoming workplaces for women, the report said.

    Gillibrand also lashed out at her fellow Democratic presidential running mates, claiming more than one of them aren’t on board with women’s equality.

    Without mentioning names, Gillibrand said, “We have Democratic candidates running for president right now who do not believe necessarily that it’s a good idea that women work outside the home.

    “No joke. We have presidential candidates running right now who think the Me Too movement has gone too far.”

    “What are you saying?” Gillibrand continued. “That any man, especially a powerful man, a well-liked man should be able to grope you in the ass or grope you in the boob or forcibly kiss you? Is that what you believe?”


    https://nypost.com/2019/07/26/gillibrand-says-fellow-democrats-turn-a-blind-eye-to-sexual-assault/
     
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    JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    Yes, the Al Franken story is in the news again. Norm MacDonald just owned Bette Midler. lol

     
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    The New Yorker Seriously Mischaracterized the Story of One of Al Franken's Accusers

    This week, the New Yorker ran a long piece by Jane Mayer re-examining the sexual harassment allegations against Al Franken, a piece which minimized the accusations themselves while giving Franken ample space to defend himself. While the piece contained some unflattering new revelations about Leeann Tweeden’s story, the conservative radio host who made the first public accusation, it was notably weaker in dealing with the other women who made accusations of groping, harassment and unwanted kissing.

    https://jezebel.com/the-new-yorker-seriously-mischaracterized-the-story-of-1836673266

    New Yorker story they are speaking of:

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/07/29/the-case-of-al-franken
     
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    HereticBD Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    In other words, she's floundering and lashing out at the people kicking her ass.

    LOL @ the folks who thought the Dem candidates weren't going to try and out virtue signal each other, with stupid counterproductive shit like this. Can't wait to see what cards Kamala Harris plays, when she starts to sink.
     
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    Former Sen. Al Franken has gotten his revenge on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. The former Saturday Night Live star, bestselling author, and senator came out of seclusion to tell the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer his side of the story about one of the eight allegations of improper conduct that accrued over a period of three weeks in 2017 and led to his resignation. He remembers Leeann Tweeden, the conservative talk radio host who was the first to go public with allegations, but not seven other women who accused him of unwanted touching or attempted kissing. Mayer’s story is sympathetic; it plays up Franken’s account of his haplessness, dejection, decency, and ineptitude. So successfully does Franken convey this sad sack impression of himself that you might almost miss the way he knifed his one-time squash partner’s flailing presidential candidacy. This wasn’t strictly necessary. Gillibrand’s campaign was already underwater, partly because so many Democrats blame her specifically for his resignation from the Senate. But no casual reader of this story could suspect him of anything like revenge. He is a “clumsy” guy, as a former colleague says; he’s a guy who falls backward off chairs because his backpack is too heavy. A guy who doesn’t even chew right, who has so little sense of how he comes across that his staffers have to monitor him so he doesn’t accidentally offend. A man whose large hands might explain inadvertent extra touching. A backturtle. A bumbler.

    Mayer’s article, a rich and heavily reported opus that opens with a depressed Franken wandering around a dark “man cave” in socks, relates how much various senators regret their role in his departure, describes several inconsistencies in Tweeden’s account, and doubles as an indictment of the process that led to his resignation, but also of Gillibrand specifically. Take this tidbit: “Gillibrand added insult to injury: she reiterated her call for Franken to resign while also trumpeting her sponsorship of a new bill that banned mandatory arbitration of sexual-harassment claims. She didn’t mention that Franken had originated the legislation—and had given it to Gillibrand to sponsor, out of concern that it might be imperilled by his scandal.” It’s a brutal little detail framed to maximize the reader’s impression of Gillibrand’s treachery. It reads like backstabbing politics as usual, only worse: The woman denounced him and then took credit for his work!

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/al-franken-profile-jane-mayer-bumbler.html
     
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