Hotdish Politics: Whither or wither the IP?

  • Article by: Rachel E. Stassen-Berger , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 9, 2012 - 10:14 AM
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ranger78Oct. 6, 12 7:51 PM

IP party. Blah, blah, blah. There isn't more than an inch of distance in the differences between IP and Dems. Most IP candidates are Dems who couldn't get anywhere in the DFL. They love big gov't. They want more gov't control. They want more taxes, especially on the top percentiles. They try to sell themselves as fiscal conservatives and social liberals. They fail to see how oxy moronic such a statement is. You can't propose endless liberal social policies and not violate fiscal conservatism. But then, it's easy to see why the obvious is missed by so many liberals.

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citizenviewOct. 8, 1212:30 PM

I don't believe that most IP candidates are DFLer's who could not get anywhere within their party. I believe that IP candidates choose the IP because they truly are Independent. Many folks are sick and tired of the GOP and the DFL. Tired of the party platforms, tired of the bickering, tired of basically nothing getting accomplished in St. Paul. I also believe that you certainly CAN be fiscally conservative and also socially liberal. In fact, I would describe myself as such. For instance, I am 'socially liberal' when it comes to the marriage ammendment. Voting 'no' on this ammendment will not cost the state or individuals any amount of money. And what about the Voter I.D. ammendment? If we vote 'yes' on that one, it will end up costing the state more money.

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