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Dennis Tester

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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Posted on 07/08/14 at 07:48 am in response to GOP seems determined to run on Dayton 'bungling' the economy

Yeah, isn't it ironic that the alleged comic is playing the straight man in his boring "I passed legislation" TV ads, while the straight-laced businessman is going for the Wellstone-like chuckles.

Posted on 07/08/14 at 09:50 am in response to GOP seems determined to run on Dayton 'bungling' the economy

I hope he enjoyed his brief stay.

Posted on 07/08/14 at 09:31 am in response to McFadden to air ad showing him as youth football coach

Sure it is. It was good enough that Obama wasn't Bush in 2008, wasn't it?

Ninety percent of the people support their congress person for re-election. Regardless of how they feel about the institution in general, it's not their guy who is responsible apparently.

Of course, the presidential rating is meaningless too since he isn't running again.

After the republican revolution of 1994 when they took over both the House and the Senate, Bill Clinton was forced to answer the humiliating question asked of him by the White House press corps as to whether or not he was still relevant.

To his credit, he insisted that he was and then went on to (reluctantly) sign landmark welfare reform and two balanced budgets, all pieces of republican legislation. What's amusing is that today he takes credit for the balanced budgets that, in truth...

Posted on 07/07/14 at 09:42 am in response to How does the Supreme Court nullify thee? Let us count the ways

In the Hobby Lobby case, the only people who's rights were in jeopardy were the owners of the business. The employees have no right to health insurance, employer-paid or otherwise. But the individuals who own that business have religious liberties guaranteed to them in the 1st Amendment of the Constitution. Try finding a reference to employee rights to health insurance in that document.

Employer-provided health insurance subsidies are a gift that only exists out of the kindness of...

Posted on 07/08/14 at 07:56 am in response to How does the Supreme Court nullify thee? Let us count the ways

But you're wrong.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF;" explicitly instructs congress to avoid passing laws that restrict religious beliefs or practices, which is what ACA does/did.

And they didn't say that Hobby Lobby is a person. They said that the owners of Hobby Lobby are people with constitutional rights that are not waived because they happen to own a business.

Posted on 07/04/14 at 11:42 am in response to On the loss of Community Voices contributor Myles Spicer

the thrust and parry with Mr. Spicer. May he rest in peace.

"People who are happy with their current plan wouldn't need to change it." - Al Franken

For reference:

Posted on 07/08/14 at 08:01 am in response to Women call Goldman Sachs 'hostile' workplace, seek to expand bias suit

"Since leaving the White House, Bill and Hillary have collected more than $3 million from the banking goliath in campaign contributions, speaking fees and donations to their private foundation. In addition, Goldman has underwritten some of Hillary's pet projects, including a partnership with the State Department on a women's project conceived by Hillary."