DFL veers to center as it targets Kline

  • Article by: DAVID PETERSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 21, 2012 - 9:49 PM

Democrats' latest candidate goes for bread-'n'-butter issues.

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luzhishenJul. 22, 12 1:29 AM

So, when will Kline, Cravack, & co. refute Bachmann's racism? Or do they agree with it?

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adliblogJul. 22, 12 8:26 AM

Every voter can agree something isn't working in Washington DC. With divided government and one party refusing to even identify itself with government the semantic distinction between responsibility and blame, further obfuscated by a glut of money better spent on the nations problems but used instead to cloud the issues, is lost. Traditionally voters don't like to wrack their brains about this but opt instead to 'throw the bums out.' The Democrat party (and BTW the nation) was victim of this election cycle phenomena in 2010. What worries me is whether the pattern will hold; whether voters can even un-elect Kline, Cravaack, and Bachmann any more. Representatives of the wealthiest 1% whose game is politics seek to rig the game by buying sufficient votes (billed to the 99%) to ensure that the bums are here to stay.

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drichmnJul. 22, 12 9:40 AM

It's ridiculous to say, as this reporter does, that bipartisanship and cutting the deficit is only a Republican concern. His story is built on a false premise and only reinforces a stereotype.

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dcswedeJul. 22, 12 9:58 AM

There is only one relevant question for somebody running for Congress: who will you vote for as Speaker. Elect Obermueller, elect Pelosi. It's as simple as that. Mike can say anything he likes about bipartisanship and cutting the deficit, but the only meaningful thing he would do as a freshman is decide who the leadership is. Sorry, Mike. Eagan, Minnesota and America can't afford another round of Speaker Pelosi. Vote Kline.

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star1009Jul. 23, 12 9:44 AM

Typical dem - razzle dazzle them espousing conservative values as Jekyll and once elected become Hyde. Since the end justifies the means just tell 'em anything they want to hear. We've seen this play out time and time again.

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