Is Jeff Sessions' Face Red Today?

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    The Republicans' top man on the Senate Judiaciary Committee lost a fight with Minnesota Democrat/Comedian Al Franken Tuesday when Franken pushed through an amendment to withold defense contracts from companies that restrict employees from taking a variety of workplace complaints to court.

    The amendment passed over Sessions' objections with all Democrats and 10 Republicans supporting the measure.

    MinnPost - Senate passes Franken amendment aimed at defense contractors

    Ouch
     
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    correction: "ALL" Democrats did not vote in favor. Byrd and Spector did not vote.
    My apologies.
     
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    It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat. -T.R.
     
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    Al Franken: the Face of the Modern Democrat Party

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    Yeah, run with that
     
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    So, Pilgrim, the opinion you took from someone else suggests that Jeff Sessions' attempt to deny raped women access to legal redress was "daring greatly" and "spending himself on a worthy cause"?

    Interesting.

    And yet this "noble, valient warrior" got it handed to him by a comedian - with the help of many from his own party. Yes, Sessions' great endeavor truly was an epic quest worthy of accolade and poetry.

    <snicker>

    Not a big Franken fan by any means. He's mean spirited and too liberal for my own tastes - but Sessions is truly one of the most ignorant people EVER elected to public office - THIS is just one more piece of evidence that appears to support that conclusion.

    And when the most junior comedian in the U.S. Senate can so easily dispatch one of the "Big Dogs" of the opposition party, you gotta worry about that opposition party.

    I truly hope the GOP can rebuild and start offering more - I'll be listening if they do - but they certainly aren't going to do it on the backs of people like Jeff Sessions. That seems pretty obvious doesn't it?
     
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    :rofl:

    :lol:
     
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    Franken, my dear, I don't give a damn.
     
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    Not certain why Sessions would object to the amendment but I'm glad it was Franken who handed him his hat at any rate. Probably stung a little.
     
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    Gee, a Democratic-sponsored amendment passed in a Democratic-controlled committee of the Democrat controlled Senate.

    And that's surprising how?
    Now let's see how efficient those defense contractors can be having to deal with every lawsuit from every broad who sues because someone told a dirty joke to his buddy in the next cubicle.
     
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    While, it's my opinion that Sen. Session was wrong in this count and it's a good idea to allow DoD employee's and contractors the ability to seek redress through the courts. In fact to now allow them as citizens to seek that redress in my humble opinion would be more of a violation of the constitution than the one presented by Sen. Sessions. While I am NO fan of Sen. Franken by any stretch of the imagination here, I appluad his efforts on behalf of those employee's. The only thing I would have liked to have seen here, and given the current environment in congress that will never happen, is a "Loser Pay's" clause added to this in hopes it would discourage those people who seek to gain advantage though the legal process from doing so.
     

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