I came across the article below, courtesy of the St. Cloud State University Chronicle. A couple of points Franken makes in a recent speech epitomize a microcosm of the lying filth liberals and their Democratic enablers utter every day; in this, it's the Iraq War.
Sorry to break it to you, liberals but...THE SURGE WORKED. Violence is down in hot beds such as Basra, Sadr City, Fallujah, etc. Fewer American soldiers are dying to preserve the vision of a Middle East democracy. A fledging Iraqi government is taking shape.
"He instead focused on his plans for the future of Minnesota, which include universal healthcare, rebuilding the middle class, a commitment to developing sources of renewable energy and fighting global warming, and bringing U.S. Troops home from Iraq."
"Franken's Web site calls out Coleman for his continued refusal to authorize the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, as well as his failure as chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to look into contracting in Iraq by Halliburton and other corporations."What good would a withdrawal do at this point? Nothing; if anything, a complete troop withdrawal would proffer catastrophe ramifications: refugee crisis, resurgence in sectarian violence, rebirth of Al Qaeda and other Islamic extremist murderers, etc.
Of course pie-in-the-sky liberals would have us believe that our exit from Iraq would undoubtedly cause Islamic terrorists to recant their oaths of murders towards all things American and thus engage in peace "dialogues." Give me a break...only in a liberal dream will that EVER occur.
The Democrats, in this case Al Franken, have offered us the stars, the moon, etc. In their world, universal health care works, our country can operate unabated with open borders, and no wars occur. Unfortunately for those of us on the Right, a significant portion of this country is listening to their message.
Here's the complete article:
Al Franken recieves DFL nomination
By: Andy Baker
Posted: 6/16/08Comedian-turned-U.S. Senatorial candidate Al Franken secured the official endorsement from Minnesota's Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) on June 7 in Rochester.
Fellow DFL hopeful Jack Pallmeyer withdrew from the race immediately after the results from the first ballot came in.
Franken received the support of 61.8 percent of the delegates, compared with 35.3 percent for Nelson-Pallmeyer.
After Nelson-Pallmeyer's withdrawal however, delegates unanimously endorsed Franken.
Despite recent controversy over the political correctness of some of Franken's past work as a comedian as well as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live, the St. Louis Park-raised Democrat appeared unfazed at a campaign rally Thursday at the Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 7200 Hall in Minneapolis.
Franken made no mention of the recent, much-publicized criticism he has received with regards to his career in comedy.
He instead focused on his plans for the future of Minnesota, which include universal healthcare, rebuilding the middle class, a commitment to developing sources of renewable energy and fighting global warming, and bringing U.S. Troops home from Iraq.
"The people of this state want a change," Franken told an energized crowd at the CWA Hall on Lake Street."It's time we had a senator who took this job seriously."
Prior to and throughout his campaign, Franken has been highly critical of the Bush Administration and of his opponent, Republican incumbent Norm Coleman, particularly with regards to the Iraq War.
"Coleman seems like more of a windsock figure," Franken supporter Jacob Wascalus said after the rally in Minneapolis.
"He doesn't necessarily vote based on his conscience, but rather on whatever the popular thing is at the time."
Franken's Web site calls out Coleman for his continued refusal to authorize the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, as well as his failure as chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to look into contracting in Iraq by Halliburton and other corporations.
The Coleman campaign in turn, has accused Franken of being dishonest about Coleman's voting record since taking office and of being unprepared for the job of U.S. Senator.
At Thursday's rally, Franken addressed the need to faithfully represent his college-aged voters, who have grown up during the Bush presidency. "They don't know that government is supposed to work," Franken said.
Franken has been traveling all over Minnesota during his campaign to talk to voters about issues that affect them.
Franken has made several stops in Central Minnesota, including a "roundtable discussion" at a home in Sauk Rapids during which he addressed several issues affecting working families in Minnesota, including the sharp spike in Minnesota college tuition costs.
At Thursday's rally, Franken invoked the words of deceased U.S. Senator and champion of the DFL party, Paul Wellstone.
"The future belongs to those who are passionate and work hard," Franken said to wild applause.
As Minnesota's senate race heats up with the Democratic primary out of the way, both Franken and Coleman will have to work hard and passionately as they fight for their respective visions of the state's future.