Frankenly, Al, I do give a damn!
What a year or two! 2017 is the "Me Too!" year of difficult admission of gender abuse, mainly anti-female, by women (and a few men) against the political aristocracy. It seems that this charge has significant amount of cultural resonance that has toppled several politicians--and will definitely do the same to more.
It is of a sort of strange joy to seen hypocritical neoliberals getting their day in the sun (in a most unwelcome way). John Conyers, who is 88, apparently played with women against their will for decades. I'm not sure what an octogenarian could actually accomplish at this late stage in a physical assault but abuse is not only physical.
Now, Al Freaky Fingers Franken is feeling the heat. Those Hillary-loving female Senators have turned against Franken just as they did against Bernie. Their beef against Bernie was that he was misogynistic for daring to challenge the vagina-bearing candidate.
The point of this essay is not so much the karma being meted out to individual malefactors but to the amount of outrage this centuries old abuse is at last generating. Freedom from gender abuse is as prevalent as abuse against people of color. Some attacks have been mounted by the misogynists that be against gender rights all along. In the political realm, the despicable Roy Moore, pedophile and adult female abuser, is unfortunately running for Senate against some Democrat. The Repugnants don't seem to care as much as gender abuse as the Dims.
When pedogate bursts open, which will be very slowly because of its widespread nature in the circle of powerful, above the law sociopaths, that it could bring down the government entirely. The current political class has become so brazen that they make not the slightest effort to hide the corruption: e.g., the Tax "Reform" act of 2017. This is mainly a Republican endeavor, with the Damnocrats standing feebly by.
But what will tip the public to revolt on a more massive scale against their persecutors (i.e., the 1%)? Probably 40% of the population is struggling so hard to stay solvent, that they have no time nor interest in politics. Voting numbers, especially in bi-elections, are so dismal for quite understandable reasons, that a truly motivated activist movement could possibly affect some restoration of a more equitable society.
The elites really have no organized way to combat the mounting anger felt by women about past abuse. Why? Because money and military (police) forces will not overcome this growing revulsion. The elites have no counter-weapon against sexual discrimination.
One foreseeable outcome of this is that we will get a Brand New Congress, not because of economic or ideological considerations, but because a whole bunch of rascals are going to be tossed out. Don't expect Franken to survive politically another six months. Goodbye without regret, Freaky Fingers.
The ideology of the replacements may not change one bit but at least their past indiscretions will be better hidden.