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Tom Christensen

New Hope, MN
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3 years 30 weeks

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Posted on 09/08/14 at 02:45 pm in response to MN GOP: The bargain of silence on social conservative issues

The GOP mantra is repeal Obamacare, reduce taxes, reduce regulations, reduce government, conduct a war on women, conduct a war on minorities, and conduct a war on common sense. Whether spoken loudly or softly it doesn't matter because that is the only chants they know. Now if you ask them specifics, that is where they speak very very softly, if at all. If you are a Republican the only beliefs you can have are listed above. Any contrary beliefs and you will be drummed out of the party.

Posted on 09/03/14 at 03:30 pm in response to Survey finds Republicans' biggest concern is not what you think it is

All you have to do is listen to what the GOP is saying, then assume the polar opposite, and you will have figured them out. They claim they don't have a war on women, which is a bunch of nonsense. If they could, they would prefer to be in the bedroom of every woman to guide what they can and can't do. They fight women's pay issues. They have a war with the LGBT community because they want to dictate what a relationship is. They have a war on voters because only those who will vote for...

Posted on 09/01/14 at 10:41 am in response to Manufacturers find their niche, in the smallest of places

I'm happy for small towns that manage to keep their citizens employed. Small towns are a very important part of America. I think the problem will come when they run out of local workers and growth will be stifled because of it. For years the business community's mantra has been everyone needs to have a college degree. Now, because of that stupidity, we have a shortage of valuable trades workers. Not everyone is college material, but that doesn't make them stupid. They just have...

Posted on 08/14/14 at 02:23 pm in response to McFadden hurriedly walks back gas-tax idea

He must have gotten a phone call from one of his mega donors that advise him on what to say and do. Kind of like a marionette where someone pulls the strings for you. Incapable of making his own decisions.

The President has had some accomplishments but we have to remember he is working for the UNITED States of America and is only able to work with half of America because the other half has decided obstructionism is much more fun. He is working with disguised and sometimes overt racism, the Republican noise machine, and a do nothing congress. He has put Republican ideas out there and the Republicans have been against their own ideas, ACVA for example. Everything the Republicans propose...

Posted on 08/13/14 at 07:08 pm in response to Johnson wins GOP nomination for governor

The GOP had four running in the primary for governor and Mr. Johnson, the endorse candidate, won but it wasn't a run away win. The GOP still has a long way to go before they can be considered a viable party. They can't have a functional party when every ten Republicans feel like they are the way forward for the party. They have been too busy drumming people out of the party to be worried about leadership, and it shows.

if the winner offers anything beyond the Republican talking points, which yield nothing.

Posted on 08/11/14 at 10:21 am in response to McFadden's address to the nation

Here is all you need to know about Republicans. George W. Bush, Tim Pawlenty, Michelle Bachmann, Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, etc., etc. None of them can put two sentences together and make any rational sense that is based in fact not fiction. None are leaders. They are only the Republican noise machine. McFadden is not a leader either, he is just a new voice in the noise machine. Bush and Pawlenty have accomplishments no one would want to advertise. That is why Republicans act like...

Posted on 08/12/14 at 09:00 am in response to McFadden's address to the nation

Yup, we are still recovering and repairing from the Pawlenty/Zellers disaster. How is your Republican party doing on recovering from their own $2,000,000 disaster brought on by a previous Republican leader, Tony Sutton? Face it the Republicans just are not fiscally responsible, despite all their baseless claims. There is just too much evidence to the contrary. Living in the world of fiction will not make the Republican story any better.

Here are recent examples of Republicans, and I mean all Republicans, and how they manage. We have George W. Bush who brought the country to its knees. Then we have Tim Pawlenty who left the state after he amassed a 5-6 BILLION dollar debt. Why do I throw all Republicans in with Bush and Pawlenty, because they were lock step with the Bush and Pawlenty decisions. Once upon a time there were moderate Republicans who would speak out, but don't now. Moderates have been drummed out of the...