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Tom Christensen

New Hope, MN
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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.

Posted on 10/27/14 at 07:11 am in response to Sparks fly in Franken-McFadden debate

The moderators did a poor job of controlling the format. Franken is a very poor debater and McFadden doesn't know how to wait his turn. Neither side won any points. Pretty much a free for all waste of time.

Posted on 10/27/14 at 01:23 pm in response to Sparks fly in Franken-McFadden debate

it is the same group distrusting the experts at the CDC that are totally distrusting of the scientists that are trying to warn us about global warning. For some reason the GOP's sky is always falling unless it is something real, then it is time to deny it.

Posted on 10/25/14 at 05:07 pm in response to U of M moving toward 'cost of attendance' for athletes

He contains no new ideas, just warmed over GOP bulloney. It is amazing how many promise, I'll be accessible, no new taxes, they'll visit the state corner to corner, they will only be a one term office holder, their decisions will help everyone, etc, etc. Some get the job and then the wavering starts because they had no idea what the job was like, or the world environment changed, or magically they need the tax money to keep their dreaded government running. "I'll be accessible", needs to...

Posted on 10/22/14 at 06:01 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 06:30 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 09:43 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.