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Tom Christensen

New Hope, MN
Commenter for
3 years 36 weeks

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Posted on 10/22/14 at 07:01 pm in response to The dirty secret behind attack ads

Politician count on the fact most voters don't get informed. All they want you to remember is just one negative comment about their opponent. Just enough info to take into the voting booth and vote for the one they dislike the least. By election day voters have OD on politics. As soon as one election is completed the next election starts. There isn't anytime to get work done, i.e. the US congress.

Posted on 10/22/14 at 07:30 am in response to KSTP/Survey USA poll: with two weeks to go, Franken up by 15 points

the Republican's will start to put up real candidates that are qualified rather than ones who don't have any answers.

When his main vote, in the Republican tradition, is "NO" it appears he is afraid to step out side the tea party Republican box. Common sense doesn't reside in the Republican Party when every answer is "NO". The Republican "NO" answer comes from the fact the Republicans don't have a leader who can lead and apparently Mr. Johnson can't lead either.

Posted on 10/20/14 at 10:43 am in response to What we haven't heard from Mark Dayton and Jeff Johnson

Johnson said there are a lot of moderate Republicans around Minnesota. There has to be moderates out there because they have been kicked to the curb by the tea party for over 8 years. Moderation is not yet allowed in the Republican Party. Extremism reins in the Republican Party that now only serves a very special few.

Posted on 10/20/14 at 03:11 pm in response to What we haven't heard from Mark Dayton and Jeff Johnson

I think it is his attempt at trying to sound moderate. I don't consider him a moderate either. He can't seek tea party support and be moderate nor can he go all Scott Walker and be a moderate either. It is typical Republican speak. Say one thing and mean the exact opposite.

Posted on 10/08/14 at 08:25 am in response to Bill Maher visits Northfield as part of 'flip' effort

Thank you for helping Mr. Mills clarify who he is aligned with. It is hard to deny, when he gets endorsed by the tea party, that he is not a tea partyer. I guess Mr. Mills doesn't realize that his positions are way out in the fringe of the far right where the tea party resides. Political zealots will never work for the good of everyone, only that special few. Unless your candidate is willing to work in a balanced manner nothing will change in Washington, which is awash in political...

Political zealots appear to voters as cartoon characters, but that is what we are offered as voters. It used to be a piece of legislation would be worked on by both party's if it needed fixing. Now the only solution one side can come up with is repeal. Repeal without any alternative other than we are working on it. Vote for me and I will tell you what I actually stand for is the GOP stance. The GOP is nothing but hollow promises. Straying from their talking points means being drummed...

Posted on 10/03/14 at 11:55 am in response to No, Minnesota is not 'dead last' in the Midwest in job growth

Cherry picking numbers, for political reasons, can make anything look good or bad when compared to something else. When you look at the entire Minnesota vs Wisconsin picture one state has a burning desire to become the Mississippi of the north and the other is working to make the state better for everyone. Wisconsin is taking the extremist approach so Walker can look presidential ala Tim Pawlenty. We all know how that worked out for Pawlenty. Pawlenty doesn't want to live in the mess he...

Posted on 10/03/14 at 12:05 pm in response to Drug overdose deaths in MN exceed traffic fatalities for the first time

The Republicans don't work for everyone, just the special few. Republicans don't have the freedom of their own common sense. They have to stick to the party dogma or get drummed out of the party. We also have to remember that Walker has the same political aspirations that Pawlenty had and we all know how well that worked for him. Pawlenty created his mess and then moved out of the state leaving his trail of destruction for other to clean up. Wisconsinites can expect the same given the...

Posted on 10/03/14 at 12:16 pm in response to Drug overdose deaths in MN exceed traffic fatalities for the first time

The traffic toll numbers will get worse and the state will have the odor of a nauseating trash can wafting throughout the state.