Politically Speaking: Franken, Moore, and Mormon Bigots

1. Franken Out, But Wait There’s Moore Sen. Al Franken gave a non-apology speech announcing that he would be resigning in the coming weeks due to the increasing amount of sexual misconduct allegations against him. He made sure to point out that he felt some of them were not true, and he used it as an exclamation point in a calculated political move that was obvious since Wednesday. Allow some Democratic female senators to call for his resignation. Then some male ones join in. And then Franken does the honorable…

GOP – Grisly Old Perverts

“No children have ever meddled with the Republican Party and lived to tell about it.” —Sideshow Bob (R), from “The Simpsons”. What is a Republican? Is the Grand Old Party a harbinger of small government? The place for business-friendly limitations of federal regulations? The party of the awkward proper noun Family Values? The clinging vestige of Christianity as the burgeoning secular American society? Or, as we have seen fully displayed in the past two years, are Republicans no more than a rabidly horrific enclave of sexual predators elected to office…

Both Roy Moore and his Christian defenders should resign

The continuing saga of Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore no longer requires a set up to explain the controversy. We do not need anyone to tell us what he allegedly did to a number of young women and girls nearly forty years ago. Furthermore, a reasonable person does not need to know more than the Washington Post stories to know that, at the very least, Judge Moore should withdraw from his Senate race in Alabama. Even so, some issues still need explaining. For instance, what is wrong with the Christian…