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    Democrat joker Al Franken to hand Obama control of SenateSarah Baxter
    A COMEDIAN who had a walk-on part in the Rutles film spoof of the Beatles is poised to deliver a 60-seat super-majority to the Democrats in the Senate as President Barack Obama consolidates his grip on the levers of power.
    Democrat joker Al Franken to hand Obama control of Senate - Times Online
    Al Franken, 57, a satirist turned Democrat politician, is expected to be proclaimed the winner of the protracted race for the US Senate in Minnesota, in time to give Obama a free hand to appoint a Supreme Court replacement for retiring Justice David Souter without fear of Republican blocking tactics.

    If Franken wins, Obama will hold an unassailable majority after Senator Arlen Specter’s sudden defection from the Republicans to the Democrats last week. A 60-seat majority would deprive the Republicans of the ability to scupper appointments and legislation by filibustering.

    Norman Coleman, the Republican former senator, last week asked the Minnesota supreme court to count an extra 1,359 ballots, but his own side has all but conceded that Franken will win. “Most of us think that is going to happen,” said Paul Ryan, a Republican congressman.

    Hillary Clinton, Obama’s surprise choice for secretary of state, has been mooted as a wild card appointment to the Supreme Court, but she would have to abandon any remaining presidential ambitions – an unlikely prospect.

    Franken, a former presenter on Air America, the left-wing radio station, has been uncharacteristically quiet during the six-month recount. He holds a 312-vote lead over Coleman out of a total of nearly 3m.

    Tad Devine, a Democrat consultant and friend of Franken, warned that his party’s softly-softly tactics would not continue indefinitely.

    “Our side has not kicked into gear yet,” he said. “There has been a deliberate strategy not to make a big deal of the recount but if it drags on into the summer, we could raise the stakes and force the race to a conclusion.”

    Franken’s vote will be needed not just for the Supreme Court appointment but also for healthcare reform, earmarked for the autumn. It is ironic for a comedian to wield so much power, Devine noted, “but Franken is certainly comfortable with irony”.

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    “Why don’t we focus on what Afghan women can do? They can cook, bear children and pray. As I recall, that was fine for our grandmothers.”

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    I'm not real sure just when I died, but I thought I lived a better life than this, "cause I'm in hell! How can the public be so blind, can the "great deceiver" be that charismatic enough, that a nation could be bamboozled into this vortex of peril. How much do we have to lose, how much of our freedoms will it cost, how many bullets will I have to send down-range? I dunno, but I hope in the latter that none would suffice and common sense would prevail.

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    Why do I have a sinking feeling in my gut? The Democrats are biding their time. If this comes to pass, and the Dems get a 60-seat majority, it will really begin in earnest, I think... their all-out assault on traditional, Biblical, American values.

    Then, I think, they will begin the all-out assault on the 2A, because no one will be able to stop them. One thing that the Dems are not, is dull-witted. They are, in many cases, very clever and sneaky.

    Tighten your belts, hold on to your wallets, and cling to your guns and religion. Here they come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan View Post
    Why do I have a sinking feeling in my gut? The Democrats are biding their time. If this comes to pass, and the Dems get a 60-seat majority, it will really begin in earnest, I think... their all-out assault on traditional, Biblical, American values.

    Then, I think, they will begin the all-out assault on the 2A, because no one will be able to stop them. One thing that the Dems are not, is dull-witted. They are, in many cases, very clever and sneaky.

    Tighten your belts, hold on to your wallets, and cling to your guns and religion. Here they come.
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