On Thanksgiving, Al Franken offered another written “apology,” which wasn’t an apology, but a cop out. By not owning up to his behavior, he is not providing leadership to help us cope with these recurring accusations of sexual harassment instead he’s following that well worn path of denial.
In order for Al Franken to save his senate seat, he must give a complete accounting for all of his sexual transgressions before another accuser goes public. He’s got to just come clean about it all. And, then maybe he can remain in the senate.
#MeToo is simply the start of a long over due processes to help men comprehend (a) the scope of the problem (b) how severely harmed women are (c) the number of men offending (d) that he has probably offended in his life and (e) men need to act to stop the epidemic.
Twitter is fast. It is measured in seconds, the speed of the internet link. I stumbled through being misunderstood and told about it on the twitter today and I’ve had some thoughts. Spoiler: liberals are nicer than you think.
In light of the appalling week we’ve had in racism, white people need to ask for forgiveness, apologize, confront racism within themselves, and not let racially insensitive comments and actions pass. White people need to work towards ending racism.
The way that the Repubes treated and continue to treat Merrick Garland makes it very difficult for the Dems to accept Neil Gorsuch. The very black cloud hanging low over the administration makes it very hard to accept Gorsuch. Can the impasse be surpassed?