Hanging curveball

Senator Al Franken hasn’t spoken up on….well….much of anything in his tenure as the junior senator from my state. But on Thursday, Sen. Fart Joke Franken emerged from the bunker to express his dismay with the possibility of cable giant Comcast acquiring Time Warner Cable for $45 billion.

“There’s not enough competition, we need more competition, not less. This is going exactly in the wrong direction,” Franken said in an interview with CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.””Consumers are – I am very concerned – are going to pay higher bills, they are going to get even worse service and less choice,” said Franken.

Emphasis mine.Do those drawbacks remind you of any other product being jammed down the proverbial throats offered to consumers?

You misspelled Obamacare. MT @alfranken I’m concerned #ComcastTWC merger could mean less choice, higher cost, & worse service for consumers.
— Brad Carlson (@Brad_Carlson) February 14, 2014

The biggest difference being that consumers won’t be levied with a fine if they decline to purchase certain features offered by a corporate body.