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Tom Christensen

New Hope, MN
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3 years 31 weeks

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Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said on CNN that he is happy there were all the Republican responses to the SOTU. It appears the fact that there isn't any Republican Party message for the public to focus on doesn't bother him. He was happy, the biggest thorn in the Republican's side, the T-party, gave a response. The T-party is the group mainly responsible for taking the Republican Party to it knees, but nevertheless he is still happy they gave a response. The party...

Posted on 01/28/14 at 01:08 pm in response to Charlie Cook is way sick of the SOTU

The SOTU speech has been turned into a meaningless occasion for politicians to show just how shallow they really are. I still can't get the image of Michele Bachmann hanging on the neck of George W. Bush out of my mind. One side speaks and the other side is almost required to speak to the contrary even if it was originally their idea. One side stands up and applauds and then there is a slow pan to the other side sitting there checking their iPhones. Some even resort to shouting at the...

Posted on 01/24/14 at 11:38 am in response to Birth control isn't about sex, Gov. Huckabee

Stack all the GOP committees that are discussing women's issues, with men. Then go about proving that you are totally ignorant on the subject. You can deny the war on women all you want, but that is exactly what you are waging, a war on women. You are definitely on the right track if you want to alienate women from the GOP. It you ever want to find out what the GOP is up to, just listen to them deny what they are doing, and that is exactly what they are doing. There is absolutely no...

Posted on 01/21/14 at 08:57 am in response to Thirteen Minneapolis schools to get intense interventions

You would think that a fiscally responsible party, such as the GOP, would never have a debt problem. I guess all their fiscal talk is nothing more than hypocrisy. Party Chairman Downey says they are really making headway. For a party that is in total disarray they have more than money problems to fix before they can claim they are really making headway. Whatever happened to the changes the party was going to make so people would want to join their party. In the past year they had...

Posted on 01/20/14 at 01:00 pm in response to 17-year-old Russian likely designer of Target malware

They keep talking about all they do because of their principles. Apparently no one cares about their principles because they keep using the same principles and losing elections. Doing the same stuff repeatedly and expecting different results is the Republican way. Like voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act 40 plus times, all with the same result, failure. Keep throwing money at Julianne, it is good for the economy. Finally something positive from a Republican.

Posted on 01/15/14 at 08:58 pm in response to All Minnesotans in House except Bachmann back government funding bill

for a way to become relevant. She better hurry up the lame duck is just about to become less relevant than she already is.

Posted on 01/10/14 at 03:56 pm in response to Chris Christie had a very good bad day

Plain and simple Christe isn't "Pure Enough" to be a viable Republican Presidential candidate. To meet the purity standard he will have to check his conscience in at the door, vehemently oppose the Affordable Care Act, ramp up his war on women, minorities, and taxes. The small modicum of common sense he does displays occasionally will have to be removed in its entirety and replaced with the already failed Republican talking points. He won't be able to bluster his way to the presidency....

Posted on 12/20/13 at 09:37 am in response to Minnesota Republicans pitch Obamacare agenda for 2014

With over 40 attempts to repeal Obamacare not once have the Republicans said what they will replace it with. Over forty failed attempts, but Bachmann wants to give it another go because that is the only answer she has. The Republicans don't have a leader! Being leaderless is why we get every Republican feeling like they are the leader and they have the answers. Everything they propose has a very purposeful poison pill included. They know they are not going any where with their poisoned...

Posted on 12/20/13 at 03:26 pm in response to Minnesota Republicans pitch Obamacare agenda for 2014

In that Republicans have not proposed an alternative to Obamacare, which they so badly want to repeal, suggests they are satisfied with the current system. To back that up John Boehner has said many times America has the best health care system in the world. Proof positive that Republicans don't deal in facts is that our healthcare system is 46th out of 48 countries. Our healthcare spending is higher in both percent of GDP and per capita spending. Our life expectancy is less than many of...

Posted on 12/16/13 at 01:28 pm in response to Congress ends year with little to show: So, how much do lawmakers work?

Being a politician is hard work. It has turned into a 365 days a year 24/7 project to raise funds so they can keep campaigning to save their own job. Pandering to special interest groups takes a lot of time and energy. They have to be politicians because with their work ethic they wouldn't get far if they have to get a real job with the rest of us. The Republicans are just now starting to figure out the tea party is bad news for them, which the voters figured out a long time ago. Now the...