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Tom Christensen

New Hope, MN
Commenter for
3 years 44 weeks

Recent Comments

Posted on 11/22/14 at 08:21 am in response to Obama’s immigration maneuver: This isn’t how it’s supposed to work

“THEY CAN COME BECAUSE THEY WILL DO THE JOBS NO ONE ELSE WILL DO”. Those are Bush's words not mine. You know as well as I do proposing something in politics is a political ploy so they can say they tried. There is a chasm between proposing and accomplishing. That is why congress has a stunning 8% approval rating. Now the GOP has two years to prove they can govern. It is going to be hard to get the word No out of their lexicon so they can govern. I bet your new leadership poster boy...

Posted on 11/19/14 at 02:20 pm in response to More than 90,000 undocumented immigrants in Minnesota

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, 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 always “THEY CAN COME...

Posted on 11/17/14 at 11:23 am in response to Mr. President: Act now on immigration

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...

Posted on 11/18/14 at 08:24 am in response to Mr. President: Act now on immigration

I understanding why sweeping G.W. Bush under the carpet is a goal for the GOP. I just repeated Bush's mantra on immigration. “THEY CAN COME BECAUSE THEY WILL DO THE JOBS NO ONE ELSE WILL DO”. Of course not everyone will agree on an approach to immigration, that's America. The party of NO has nothing to cry about because they could participate in improving our immigration system if they didn't have to have it all their way.

President Obama didn't get an explicit warning from...

Posted on 11/11/14 at 07:27 am in response to Paul Molitor can't save the Twins

Not until Mauer's no trade contract runs out. His contract is sucking the financial life right out of the team. Never has anyone been paid so much and performed so little. Mauer has been injury prone, can't be counted on for a hit with runners on base, for a big guy he has very little power. Joe leaving is the key to the Twins improving. When he leaves then they can start paying for pitcher and hitters. Molitor will have his hands full to improve the team. He doesn't lack personal...

Posted on 11/07/14 at 12:47 pm in response to The seven biggest takeaways from Minnesota's 2014 election

I voted, but turn out was low because of absolute voter burnout. 24/7, 365 days a year campaigning, nothing but burned out talking point that say nothing, facts are totally unimportant, polls are measuring the money race and not accomplishments (because there are none), the activist SCOTUS' Citizen United decision does anything but unite citizens, with good reason the politicians negative poll numbers are sky high, the next election starts before the polls from the current election close,...

Posted on 11/06/14 at 05:34 pm in response to Minnesota DFL, GOP in day-after event: Nobody’s delighted

I voted, but turn out was low because of absolute voter burnout. 24/7, 365 days a year campaigning, nothing but burned out talking point that say nothing, facts are totally unimportant, polls are measuring the money race and not accomplishments (because there are none), the activist SCOTUS' Citizen United decision does anything but unite citizens, with good reason the politicians negative poll numbers are sky high, working across the aisle is total fiction, the next election starts before...

Posted on 11/03/14 at 03:06 pm in response to The big question: Is our election system working?

Our one voter one vote system has been turned into a one voter two votes, for some. What speaks louder to a politician than money? Answer, nothing. Some with deep pockets provide politicians with large sums of money and you can bet they expect something in return for it. Then the deep pockets get to vote again just like you or I do. The rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer. If you look at nearly any historical chart about the financial health of America the country'...

Posted on 11/03/14 at 11:28 pm in response to The big question: Is our election system working?

When McConnell stated, on day two of President Obama's term in office, that his "ONLY GOAL" was to make sure President Obama was a one term president that set the tone for the next six years. There has been the repeated votes to repeal the Affordable care Act. It has been six years and the Republicans still have not proposed a viable alternative. Everything the Republicans have proposed has contained a guaranteed poison pill, but they can claim they proposed something. It used to be if...

Posted on 10/30/14 at 12:27 pm in response to What if McFadden wins and Republicans take the Senate?

moving the United States forward will be of little concern because the GOP will have to pay back their big donors first, which will leave a little more time to continue their social engineering. The party of getting government out of your life will be putting more government into your life. The GOP is run by billionaire donors, and the radical fringe of the party (housed at Fox News). They represent a bankrupt point of view. Choose wisely voters because elections do have consequences.