The Leftists have reached DefCon1 when it comes to desperation. They are touting junior Senator Al Franken (D-MN) as a possible 2020 contender against President Trump.
You may be waiting for the punchline, but this is no joke.
Only a year or so ago, the Democrats trotted out their geriatrics as the Dream Team. Even as recent as a couple of months ago the Dems were reloading the clip with civil war relic bullets of Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. Why not dig up Teddy Kennedy and KKK member Robert Byrd for good measure.
Franken’s claim to fame, outside of being a former comedic hack? He’s fighting every Trump cabinet nominee. You see, that’s all it takes to be a heavy-hitter with the Democrats is to disagree with Trump. Thus, the lame-stream media has concluded that Franken is the heir-apparent for the presidency.
No Laughing Matter
National Journal recently declared:
“After years of shunning the spotlight in the Senate, Minnesota’s junior senator is in the limelight and would be a formidable candidate for the Democrats.”
They can’t even generate a clear thought. Did they mean, “a formidable candidate to run against Trump?” Or did they mean Franken can continue to torpedo the Democratic Party as Barack Obama did?
What could possibly have Democrats so excited about this pick?
Oh wait, he was on Saturday Night Live in the late 70’s, and then play himself (an idiot) in Trading Places.
What’s the other reason, National Journal is touting this Leftist moroniac?
“Al Franken isn’t a punch line in the Senate anymore. He’s emerged as one of the Democrats’ most aggressive and effective questioners of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees.” The Journal claims Franken is “one of the few Democrats willing to go full bore against his party’s top targets: Jeff Sessions, Tom Price, and Betsy DeVos.
Franken will also be one of nine Democrats to question Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, Neil Gorsuch. All this hype for someone trying to sell a book.
Franken’s memoir comes out this year, “another sign he’ll be getting more attention in the months to come.” I hate to break it to the Dems, but Hillary Clinton already tried this strategy with Hard Choices. A book that only the most devout Leftist has in her collection. I think I saw Streisand trying to sell her on Ebay under a pseudonym.
As for Franken, National Journal is gushing all over him:
“This is Al Franken’s moment in the spotlight, and if he chooses, he could parlay his good fortune into a bid for the presidency.”
What’s the Downside?
He supports abortion, of course. But Franken also supports no limits on abortion, so perhaps even men can get theirs paid for.
He’s in favor of universal healthcare. And Franken thinks the fact that the economy “favors the wealthy” is a bad thing. It might actually incentivize people to become wealth!
Even National Journal admitted there was a downside to Franken’s potential presidential bid:
“His deeply liberal politics and longstanding dismissiveness of Republicans turn off many voters in the middle.”
I’m sorry. Are you talking about those fly-over states that Democrats continually ignore to their detriment? “The middle,” huh? You mean everyone who doesn’t live in California or New York? Wow, … that’s 48 states you’re casually dismissing, leftist media sheeple. But don’t worry, middle American majority, the Dems aren’t pragmatic, so it’s okay.
“But with Democrats looking for strident opposition to Trump in the early days of his presidency, they’re probably not going to be in a pragmatic mood in the primaries.”
There you have it, folks. Yet another in the long litany of press outlets, desperately trying to explain (and understand) Hillary’s loss, and recover some hope in the process. Doesn’t seem like they’ve learned much, does it?