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Saturday, May 06, 2006


In the Fifth Congressional District, the DFL has endorsed State Rep. Keith Ellison. Assuming he wins the primary, he will be elected to Congress easily.

In the Sixth Congressional District, Republicans have endorsed wacko Michelle Bachmann. Assuming she runs a campaign based on teh evil gay and nuking Iran (which is likely), and assuming that the DFL candidate is strong enough and has enough sense to forcefully call her on it (which is always a question), then the DFL could win this one. A campaign that stresses the real issues facing this country, such as the huge budget deficit, the failure of our policies in Iraq, the troubles facing the middle class in terms of the economy, and the extremism of Bachmann could win.


At 8:45 PM, May 06, 2006, Anonymous Chris said...

I wish I were as optimistic as you. Bachmann has a Reagan kind of thing going, in that they're both former Democrats who can wrap really harsh right-wing policies in sweet temperaments and simplistic paeans to "ordinary Americans'" goodness.

Regarding calling Bachmann out on the marriage amendment, you've got to be kidding! That thing is polling, what, 70 percent statewide, undoubtedly higher in the 6th CD. You think either Wetterling or Tinklenberg is gonna bring that issue up on their own accord? They'll only respond if they're asked about it, and even then, it'll be something like "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman, and should be left to the states." Five seconds. Done. Move on. That'll be it.

As for Iran, I wish it were the case that the DFL is gonna be opposing this, but this, from the February 23 edition of Midday (starts at about 22:23), made me bang my head against the monitor when I heard it.

Klobuchar's running statewide, not in a conservative district like the 6th, and she's saying basically the same thing as Bachmann about Iran. I was a pretty big Klobuchar booster up until then, but hey, you know what? I'm of draft age. So fuuuuu-uck you, Amy!


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