Right wing talk radio led by Rush Limbaugh has spent the day freaking out over Al Franken’s victory in the Minnesota U.S. Senate Race. Limbaugh called Franken, “a genuine lunatic.” Fox News Radio’s Brian and the Judge referred to Franken as,”hateful, maniacal, angry, and evil.” While Jim Quinn claimed that ACORN stole the election for Franken.
Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:
Limbaugh said, “Republicans are not reaching period. The Republicans can’t stop anything, and now that the Democrats have a 60th vote in the name of a genuine lunatic in the Senate, there’s nothing that can be done to stop them if they stay unified.”
Here is the audio from Brian and the Judge:
Brian Kilmeade said, “Explain to me people of Minnesota, how you could do something that is such an embarrassment to America. To put this hateful character into the U.S. Senate who is a clown of a person, who is maniacal by nature, and ran as a comedian. You don’t like Norm Coleman that’s one thing, but for you to sit there and vote for Al Franken, I don’t get it.”
Here is Jim Quinn on The War Room with Quinn and Rose:
Quinn said, “Al Franken is going to be the new face of the Democratic Party. Congratulations guys, you’re stuck with him, but let us not forget the role that ACORN played in this, because what’s happened here is that this election’s been stolen. We told you it from Day one. Norm Coleman was over 700 votes ahead…They swarm the whole system. I told you they were going to do this, and they did it. They kept counting until they found the votes, and of course, the Supreme Court of Minnesota is so liberal, they’re not going to look into it.”
Do you think that the right wing is a little bitter about this loss? If Al Franken is a lunatic or a hateful maniac, what does that make Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)? The right wing has hated Franken for years, and with good reason. He was just as loud and obnoxious as they are. The difference is that Franken has reinvented himself since he became a candidate.
I used to find the style of comedian/commentator Al Franken very annoying, but candidate Al Franken was very good. Franken’s election to the U.S. Senate is literally driving the right wing media insane with rage. As long as Barack Obama is running the show Franken will never be the face of the Democratic Party. Since talk radio can’t damage Obama, expect them to go hard after Franken.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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