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I'll round out the evening's Al Franken posts with a bit of schadenfreude. As you might know, one of the wackiest far-right outposts on the internet is FreeRepublic. The denizens of this realm--known as FReepers--are in a lather about the ultimate win of Al Franken over Norm Coleman in the 2008 Minnesota Senate race.
I thought you might want to see some of the more unhinged responses to this long-in-coming eventuality. You'd think that they were sore losers or something.
And one more word before we begin. There is a PhotoShopped photo of Franken that keeps popping up on their site (and elsewhere in Right-Wing World). It depicts him in bunny ears, and a diaper, next to a package of "Luvs." The joke is lost on me, as I don't believe Franken has ever been rumored to be either a "furry" or into "adult baby" fetishism. But the FReepers seem to think the photo is genuine. Which gives Franken credit for having legs that would look good on a twenty-something. And gives the FReepers a big ol' gullibility trophy. On with the show. . .
"America takes another hit... "
"We as a nation have truly sunk to a new level of depravity and darkness."
"Seems like all we have been taking is hits lately ... Time to pray."
"America is effed. Glad all those people stayed home last November."
"WE ARE SO SCREWED"
"I don’t know how much more of this sh*t I can take... this really sucks."
"reading this felt like a punch to the stomach after this week of death and destruction"
"Our long state nightmare has ended...our long national nightmare begins."
"How much more evidence do we need to prove that this Republic is lost forever?"
"Absolutely disgusting. Everything is totally upside down. WTH is going on???????????????????"
There's a whole lot more, if you dare at: FreeRepublic