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Tom Christensen

New Hope, MN
Commenter for
3 years 44 weeks

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It seems as simple as re-learning the word compromise, and also stopping the poison pill legislation process. It's not like we are that far apart on issues. It can't be the my way or the highway negotiating. The politicians have a choice to either move the state forward or live with the effects of gridlock and gridlock won't look good in the history books.

Posted on 12/11/14 at 09:45 am in response to GOP takeover of Minnesota House part of national wave

Now they have the hard part to overcome their reputation of the party of NO. Can they govern? There will be an internal Republican war for the next two years as they try to find someone who can actually lead. The public has not been given any proof they can govern. The proof will be in the pudding. It is one thing to win an election and another to actually accomplish anything of meaning. The last time they had control they worked their social issues and left us $6,000,000,000 in debt...

Posted on 12/11/14 at 02:34 pm in response to GOP takeover of Minnesota House part of national wave

Six years ago the GOP started out with their only goal being that President Obama would only be a one term president. They failed. The GOP dominated the congress with filibuster after filibuster and a my way or the highway approach to negotiations. They were against what they were previously for because political grandstanding was far more important to them than moving the country forward. Without any real party leadership the only way they could protect themselves was just say NO. The...

Posted on 12/08/14 at 08:08 am in response to GOP leader says State High School League needs legislative oversight

Wisconsin has a Republican Gov. on a presidential run-up just like Pawlenty was. When that happens the citizens have to pay an extreme price. In our case $6,000,000,000 of deficient so Pawlenty could look presidential. Look out Wisconsin. It must be our high taxes and regulations that caused us to come in 5th. Apparently Wisconsin has less taxes and burdensome regulations causing them to come in 29th. Another hole shot in the Republican myth pool.

Posted on 12/05/14 at 02:03 pm in response to Michele Bachmann’s last stand

the rest of the conservatives are happy to see her exit as well. Tiny little bit by tiny little bit we are getting back to some degree of conservative sensibility. Trent Lott, unfortunately no longer in office, even suggested the two parties start to negotiate again, like they used to. Not sure why they see the light only after they leave office.

Posted on 12/06/14 at 09:25 am in response to Michele Bachmann’s last stand

The voters decided that for her. She'll forever be in search of a spot light.

I would love to see your suggestion come to be but how do we get there?

Currently elections are not about ideas anymore, they are strictly about negative ads, platitudes and political claptrap. November 4th was an off year election and the 2016 election officially started Wednesday November 5th. Politicians are running 24/7, 365 days a year, not based on their accomplishments, because many have none, but based on what their puppeteers want them to be saying and doing. On the flip...

Posted on 11/24/14 at 10:31 am in response to Minnesota's revenue growth 'far out-paced' most of the nation

recently rated Minnesota 5th best in the nation for their business climate. Wisconsin was rate 32nd. Lookout Wisconsin Walker is likely to make a presidential run. So he can look presidential you are about to go on a crazy ride ala Tim Pawlenty. Pawlenty stole from the educational funds so he could balance the budget and ultimately left the state $6,000,000,000 in debt. Mr. Pawlenty didn't even want to live in the mess he created so he left the state. So much for effective rational...

Posted on 11/21/14 at 08:09 pm in response to More reaction to Obama's immigration move

Immigration isn't a political issue it is a very moral issue that politicians have to fix, but won't. The immigration problem was created by politicians through decades of inaction. Mexicans were allowed to come here to work for abusively low wages because, according to politicians, they were the only ones who would do the work. Immigration isn't a political issue it is a very moral issue. The Mexican's did their work, many had children, and now their families contain Mexican citizens...

Posted on 11/21/14 at 12:25 pm in response to Obama’s immigration maneuver: This isn’t how it’s supposed to work

The politician don’t know what to do with immigration because of their decades of inaction. This is a case where they should deal with it no matter the political consequences. If it is a major problem harming the country as the GOP claims, it’s their job to keep harm from happening in and to our country.
For years politicians have turned a blind eye to America's immigration problem because it benefitted their district. The Bush administration response to illegal immigration was...