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I like to watch reruns of Big Bang Theory on one of the odd small channels now available through digital broadcast TV. That show - at 9 PM, is littered with anti-Nolan ads saying he will destroy medicare. It really makes me wonder about the level of competence of campaigns or 3rd-party groups when they are throwing ad money at the wrong audiences.
I just don't trust republicans any more. I think we will be better off with a democrat in the 8th.
In today's world a vote for a liberal Democrat is a vote for socialism.
The old school Democrats are gone and have been replaced by radical leftists, with few exceptions.
An imperfect Republican is a thousand times better than a Democrat. Tax policy, foreign policy, immigration policy, entitlement reform, education reform, fixing the deficit and reducing spending are all issues that will mold our nation's future, it matters who you elect.
I believe a good rule of thumb is to vote for the candidate that will most likely improve freedom. Less spending, less regulation, fewer laws....... these are all means to making us more free.
God Bless America.
Republicans never "improve freedom," they help themselves at our expense and go on moral crusades to control our personal lives. The only people who will be more free when Republicans are in control are big banks and big oil companies, and they will just be free to use up our resources and empty our wallets.
inreality: "Less spending" unless it's the military. "Less regulation" unless it's personal relationships. "Fewer laws" unless for a uterus. Let's face it. Republicans mean "freedom for me, but not for thee." God bless ALL of America, not just half of it!
Democrats have changed and are now "leftist?" How about doing some comparisons. Let's start with what Obama and company say about the issues and compare them with Clinton, Mondale and Humphrey. Hmmmmm, no difference. Now, let's compare Romney and Ryan to the positions of Arne Carlson and Ronald Reagan. Face it; the tea party is now in charge of the republican party and you have been bought and sold and have to prove your loyalty by signing pledges. Can you imagine what Reagan and Carlson would say if they were asked to sign a republican pledge today?
PS: Those pledges are one of the reasons that I will not vote for any republican who signed them. Simply, I want them to think for themselves, not fall in line automatically with someone who has not even been elected. I also want someone who is not bought and sold, but that is getting more difficult to find on every side.
Despite what he says, Chip Cravaack does not have the best interest of the Eighth district in mind. If he did, he wouldn't own a $500,000 home in New Hampshire; he wouldn't be against worker's rights and collect $92,000 a year in disability payments from Delta Airlines for sleep apnea; and he wouldn't vote to end Pell Grants that would have helped 23,000 Minnesota students better themselves. When I saw him speak in my town, Mr. Cravaack bragged about voting against killing a $3 billion backup engine for the F-35 joint strike fighter (a project that even Defense Secretary Robert Gates was against); the last slide of his Powerpoint had three fighter jets cruising through the sky with an American flag draped in the background. The audience just sat there dumbfounded.
What is the author talking about when she says the district changed dramatically and added more exurbs. It barely changed at all. 99.5% of the voters in the old MN-08 are still in the new version of MN-08 after redistricting. Seems extremely hard to believe that the math can work out for Cravaack here. Depending upon a record-high 41% of the vote in the district's population center (St. Louis County) to eke out a one-point victory against an out-of-touch lifetime incumbent in a perfect storm throw-the-bums-out election is a pretty thin reed on which to build a lengthy Congressional career.
Chip and his handlers are whats wrong with Washington. Tea party must go to save the USA!
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