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Ear to the Ground

Norm Coleman Is the Energizer Bunny of Losers

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Posted on Apr 13, 2009

After five months of recounting and legal wrangling in Minnesota’s endless Senate battle, Al Franken has more votes than he started with and Norm Coleman still can’t accept that he’s out of a job. A state court just sided with Franken, but Coleman has said he will continue to appeal.

Washington Post:

A Minnesota court has confirmed that Democrat Al Franken won the most votes in his 2008 Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman.

Monday’s ruling isn’t expected to be the final word because Coleman previously announced plans to appeal to the state Supreme Court. He has 10 days to do so. That appeal could mean weeks more delay in seating Minnesota’s second senator.

After a statewide recount and seven-week trial, Franken stands 312 votes ahead. Franken gained more votes from the election challenge than Coleman, the candidate who brought it.

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By diamond, April 14, 2009 at 9:31 pm Link to this comment

Normie, Normie, Normie. Get over it and get on with your life. You weren’t that much use in your previous job anyway. Why does the right carry on like this and the left just crawls away to lick their wounds. Is it genetic? Franken’s a comedian, isn’t he? So he would probably be familiar with the skit that Coleman is working from: Abbott and Costello and the classic ‘Who’s on first?’ How many times does Franken have to win before everyone knows the answer?

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By Inherit The Wind, April 14, 2009 at 2:09 pm Link to this comment

“Where’s he getting the money from????”

How SOOON they forget….
Remember how the Paula Jones lawsuit came back to life after her lawyers quit?
Remember how when the case was lost Special Prosecutor Ken Starr WAY over-reaching his mandate, tipped her lawyers off about an intern named Monica Lewinsky?.......

They keep pouring money in hoping they’ll find the next “Monica” and Franken will be out, like Spitzer was out, and, like Jack Ryan was out, virtually conceding the Senate seat to an unknown state senator named Barack Obama….

They WANT this in front of the US Supreme Court.  No matter the issues, it’s clear 4 justices will vote for Coleman.  But is Justice Kennedy that much of a whore?  We’ll have to wait and see.

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By BruSays, April 14, 2009 at 1:34 pm Link to this comment

I think Coleman should continue to challenge Franken’s vote count. With the way the tabulation and re-tabulation is going, Franken could soon be claiming a landslide victory!

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By jkfields, April 14, 2009 at 12:46 pm Link to this comment
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$$$—Old Norm had money problems and the Republican party is paying huge bucks for him to stall. That must feel like a winner to a loser like Old Norm.

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By proud2btrans, April 14, 2009 at 9:03 am Link to this comment

This is merely a typical Republican stalling tactic. The GOP wants to keep Franken from being seated for as long as possible, since that will help delay passage of Pres. Obama’s agenda for the country. It’s no longer about Coleman winning the election: it’s about stalling Obama’s hopes for the nation. The Republicans know they can’t win the Minnesota election, but they plan to keep appealing and stalling for as many months as they can, hoping that something bad happens to Obama’s political fortunes in the interim.  Keeping another Democratic Senator from being seated by any means necessary is just another example of Republican shenanigans to make the opposition party struggle as much as possible. The Republican mantra appears to be “Screw the country and progress: let’s make the Democrats suffer all we can.  Never mind that Minnesota has only one Senator and that the country is going to hell—let’s stick to our guns and make the Democrats pay. We’ll do anything to derail progress from the Democrats.”  Is it any wonder we’re in the mess we’re in, especially after the last eight years of Bush and company’s incompetence, arrogance, mean-spiritedness, and total disregard for anyone other than the uberrich?

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By cgs, April 14, 2009 at 8:59 am Link to this comment
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He wants to string it out until the 2014 election where he exspects to get 100% of the vote. yeah right. Afterall Minnesota only needs one senator.

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By purplewolf, April 14, 2009 at 7:05 am Link to this comment

Make Norm Coleman pay all these costs out of his own money, make it where he cannot accept any kind of help from those who want to undermine this country. If he had to pay for all of this b.s. out of his own money, he would have stopped long ago.  After Bush stole the last 2 elections, people were told to get over it. So should Norm be made to follow this statement, get over it. After all the damage to America brought on by the repukelicans, he has the nerve to still hinder Americans road to some type of recovery. It is obvious how much the repug party hates this country, perhaps they should all move to Sarah’s state, especially since she is not doing her job of running it as being noted by Alaskans and the rest of the country, and separate themselves from the rest of this country, then they could run(ruin) things into the ground as they want to.

To Norm, “Hey you old queen, your reign is over, long live the king.” Now go away into the exile you so justly deserve.

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By photoshock, April 14, 2009 at 4:29 am Link to this comment

The very idea that 5 months on, a junior senator from Minnesota Al Franken, (D) has not been seated due to the legal wrangling of the loser is absolutely outrageous and the Minnesota Supreme Court should put a stop to the shenanigans of Norm Coleman.
Where in the hell is he getting all the money for the lawyers and legal fees? I am sure that these men and women, are not doing this kind of work pro-bono. Why does the Grand Orgy Party want another loser in the Senate?  It amazes me that after all this time, the Senate has not seated Al Franken the declared winner and the person best suited for the job!
Can Norm Coleman, say, LOSER?

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By Patrick Lovell, April 14, 2009 at 2:18 am Link to this comment
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If Coleman had worked as hard for the people of his state while he was a Senator as he is in this never-ending folly of appeal after appeal, he would still be in office. Instead he supported Bush and helped flush the nation and his constituents down the toilet. Now he has embraced the GOP strategy of JUST SAY NO, and the hell with the nation and the people in it. Boy, don’t you just love the GOP!

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By ellen shatter, April 13, 2009 at 6:21 pm Link to this comment
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Meanwhile, Amy Klobuchar’s office is doing the work of two senators. I guess Coleman has lots of Republicans with deep pockets
paying all the legal expenses of these appeals and challenges.

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By ocjim, April 13, 2009 at 6:07 pm Link to this comment

It’s no surprise that a Republican would put himself before the people. They almost killed our democracy under Bush. Put their allegiance to winning any filthy way possible under McCain, and would gladly sink our economy currently to see the Obama admin lose.

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