Originally Posted By: chunkstyle

You framing as the result of a radical left?

Fine. I would argue some of that, if that interpretation is correct.

I am not laying the blame for Franken exclusively at the feet of the radical Left. Not by a long shot. But there is a lot of pent up energy that got misdirected, especially in the opening salvos of the MeToo saga. I view Franken as much more than collateral damage, even though, technically speaking, that's what he was.

We have needed his help and missed out on it in the last year and a half and as a result, the strongest voices have been much more like the establishment neolib drones you referenced.

Simply put, we should have been a lot more careful swinging that cannon around. We appear to have shot ourselves in the femoral artery.
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