Republican Norm ColemanÂ has conceded the bitterly disputed contest over the second U.S. Senate seat for Minnesota.
This does not change the fact that as a senator Al Franken isÂ not legitimate. The election was stolen at the precinct level, during the recount, and during the post-election litigation.
As ACORN-aligned Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, a former community organizer, presided over the vote-counting process, Coleman’s original lead dwindled.Â There were mountains of other irregularitiesÂ and somehow in theÂ end Franken prevailed.
RitchieÂ defeated a two-term incumbent RepublicanÂ in 2006 afterÂ being endorsed and assisted financiallyÂ by aÂ ”527″ group called the Secretary of State ProjectÂ (SoS).
The founders of the projectÂ religiously believe that right-leaning secretaries of state helped the GOP steal the presidential elections in Florida in 2000 andÂ Ohio in 2004.
TheÂ candidates it endorses agree onÂ electoral integrity issues: Voter fraud is largely a myth, vote suppression is used widely by Republicans, cleansing the dead and fictional characters from voter rolls should be avoided until embarrassing media reports emerge, and anyone who demands that a voter produce photo identification before pulling the lever is a racist.
In 2006,Â Minnesota ACORN’s political action committee endorsed and fundedÂ Ritchie.Â Contributors to Ritchie’s campaign includedÂ leftwing philanthropists George SorosÂ (the billionaire who once made the effort to defeat George Bush “the central focus of my life”), Drummond PikeÂ (whose political objectives are virtually in full agreement with those of the Democratic Party), and Deborah Rappaport. Also donating to Ritchie’s campaign was the longtime hard-left activist Heather Booth, a Saul Alinsky disciple who co-founded the Midwest Academy, a radical ACORN clone.
It was revealed during a panel discussion at the Democratic Party‘s conventionÂ last summer that the Democracy Alliance, a financial clearinghouse created by Soros and insurance magnate Peter B. Lewis, had approvedÂ SoSÂ as a grantee. The Democracy Alliance aspires to create a permanent political infrastructure of nonprofits, think tanks, media outlets, leadership schools, and activist groups — a kind of “vast left-wing conspiracy” to compete with the conservative movement. It has brokered more than $100 million in grants to liberal nonprofits including ACORN.
IRS records showÂ SoS received donations from Democracy Alliance members including Soros, Rob Stein, Gail Furman, and Susie Tompkins Buell.
Meanwhile,Â it hardly needs to be pointed out that this Frankenstein is a fundamentally unserious and untested figure worthy of ridicule. After being isolated inÂ the entertainment-media-academia complex where he got nothing but praise for decades, Franken isÂ unsuited for the world outside. He cannot tolerate criticism and characteristically respondsÂ with over-the-top vitriolic attacks.
He is the living embodiment ofÂ the horrible things that conservatives fairly or unfairly impute to DailyKos bloggers.