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View Diary: MN-Sen: Al Franken (D) Leads Charge To Protect Consumers' Legal Rights From Wall Street (3 comments)

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  •  Franken backs up the tip of the spear (4+ / 0-)

    I may be in a neighboring state (Wisconsin), but I'm proud of Al just the same (and contributed to his election/recount).  Perhaps he's not the perfect progressive Democrat (a vote or two here and there where he has gone with the mainstream Democratic tide), but he's damn good all the same. Make fun of him for being a TV comedian, but risk underestimating that there is a suma cum laude Harvard degree in Government and one hell of a smart brain lurking back there.

    If the tip of the (progressive) spear is a Sanders or Warren or whomever, they need someone backing them up - perhaps one step below them policy wise - to make it easier for them to lead the charge against the Conservatives. I wish/hope we can have another ten Al  Franken's in the Senate.

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