Christy DeSmith: Tim Pawlenty, bigger than life and just as confusing

  • Article by: CHRISTY DESMITH
  • Updated: March 22, 2011 - 6:53 PM

His image-making taps America's proud moments -- which, as it happens, also tapped his dreaded government.

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granma4peaceMar. 22, 11 8:38 PM

"If the federal government is so loathsome and bloated, why then do our proudest moments include costly taxpayer-funded space travel and the Homestead Act, the most momentous welfare program in our nation's history?" ****** Did anyone ever say that Cons like Pawlenty, Bachmann and Palin made sense? Every word out of their mouths is aimed to play to their base and their base would never make this connection between our countries' successes and our government. It's the classic Con disconnect exposed. But their base won't notice or care. It may be important to you Christy, but it won't make a whit of difference to the unholy trio's followers.

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stephenkrizMar. 23, 11 5:32 AM

The failed ex-governor of Minnesota has no chance whatsoever of becoming president. He left this state in terrible shape and now he wants us to believe he can "restore America"? What a laugh! His ego needs a little deflating. You can't tax cut your way to prosperity. Tim also has the charisma of moldy bread.

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betty99Mar. 23, 1112:39 PM

Did he use his southern accent in any of the trailers?

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turkey_88Mar. 23, 1112:59 PM

Stephenkritz - come on, he does NOT have the charisma of moldy bread!!! Moldy bread at least provokes a reaction. Pawlenty?? Not so much. :) Loved Colbert's take on this. The original oration was not nearly so inspiring as the souped up commercial. Sheesh.. Thunderous?? Thin and reedy would be closer to the truth.

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rhaupertMar. 23, 11 1:12 PM

The Cons also like to say government can't create jobs while ignoring the biggest government jobs program in history, WWII. WWII was government spending money it didn't have, on weapons that were in a large part destroyed. But it created a prosperity that lasted more than half a century and put America on top of the global community.

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tacotonyMar. 23, 11 3:40 PM

I believe DeSmith,absolutely nailed it. The Pawlentys' of the world constantly ignoring the fact that government institutions and the dedicated people of these institutions have contributed so much to the economic success of America has become an embarrassment.

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