2017: Whither Democrats?


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#2215

What did he do?


#2216

Or ‘Whom’?


#2217

Article doesn’t even specify.


#2218

It was not immediately clear why Franks was resigning. The Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call first reported the news.


#2219

Damn, it’s gotta be awesome.


#2220

Maybe he’s going into the ministry?


#2221

He’s going to Priest School!


#2222

Apparently a sex scandal, but it’s weird. Party is about to elect Roy Moore and did elect Donald Trump. I mean, a sex scandal is probably just fine, right?


#2223

Yeah, it’s gotta be a doozy.


#2224

Maybe there are pictures.


#2225

Alternately, maybe he’s a sacrificial molester: the GOP figures that if they get 1 resignation on the books, that indemnifies the party from anybody else resigning, because they’ve already “handled it”.

Too cynical?


#2226

If it was before 11/8/2016, I’d likely have said yes. Now, not at all.


#2227

That implies that any of these men are dedicated to anything enough that they would sacrifice THEMSELVES for the party.


#2228

Well, “sacrifice”, which could mean a 6 month vacation then cushy job from some party crony.


#2229

Maybe.
I’m thinking that he did something which is like… Illegal.


#2230

I suppose it could just be a good old live boy/dead girl situation. Even today, I think that rule still stands.


#2231

Franks is pretty anti-abortion, isn’t he?. Maybe there’s evidence he pressured a girlfriend to get one.

Anyway, his district is reliably Republican. If there’s someone less-qualified to serve than Franks, that’s who they’ll elect.


#2232

If a republican is resigning because of a sex scandal it is because it was with the same gender.


#2233

He may have gotten one of his aides pregnant.