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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Fifth CD fundraising

I have to admit that I am more than a bit surprised at this article. It totally bewilders me that Ember Reichgott Junge has raised the most money, mainly because I have yet to meet a real live person who actually supports her. Erlandson, I can understand: he is Sabo's chosen successor and a former party chair. But Ember? What has she done aside from be on television?

A lot of people are probably going to be making a big deal about Keith Ellison's lackluster fundraising. I still think that the people who believe he is in serious trouble are mistaken. I do realize that I could be very, very wrong about this statement, but that is just my gut feeling. Ellison may have done some silly things in the past, but so has Norm Coleman. Ellison is not a ticking time bomb; he seems to know his stuff. I don't expect any crazy antics from him should he win.


At 10:53 PM, July 05, 2006, Blogger Douglas Hester said...

Ellison is a hypocrite. He dumps all over Rich Stanek when he was trying to get confirmed as the Commissioner of Public Safety for telling some racist jokes ten years ago, and now he wants a free pass for all of his racist activities in his "youth". I'm not defending Stanek, I don't like him or what he did, but it seems like Ellison has his own shady past, in some ways even worse than what Stanek did. The NOI is a bad group to be associated with, and the bill is coming due.

At 10:15 AM, July 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keith never did or say anything racist, even in his youth.

At 2:08 PM, July 06, 2006, Blogger Douglas Hester said...

"Black people do not live under a democracy. You don't have an obligation to obey a government that considers you to be less than human." Star Tribune, May 1, 1992

In 1995, Ellison coordinated the Nation of Islam's Million Man March for Minnesota. He appeared with Khalid Abdul Muhammed at an organizing rally at the University of Minnesota. Muhammed said, "I'm sorry. I'm just hard on the white man. I was born to give this cracker hell from cradle to the grave." Source: Star Tribune, September 14, 1995

In 1997, Ellison came out in support of Joanne Jackson. Jackson was the executive director of the Minneapolis Initiative Against Racism, and was threatened with losing her job for saying "Jews are the most racist white people I know." Ellison said that the board's first initiative against racism should "be directed at itself, or at least the 11 board members who voted to dismiss Joanne Jackson" for her comments. Source: Star Tribune, February 3, 1997

All of the above from "Minnesota Democrats Exposed"

Sounds like a racist mentality to me

At 8:53 AM, July 07, 2006, Blogger MNObserver said...

"But Ember? What has she done aside from be on television?"

Let's see... Recognizable and well-known democratic commentator, attorney general candidate, eighteen-year legislator who pushed legal reform issues relating to domestic violence, authored the first living will law that prevents a Terry Schaivo circus here, worked to amend state law to prevent disability-based discrimination, led bipartisan and fair ethics investigations into her colleagues' misbehavior, strong advocate for children's needs.... The list really does go on and on and reflects a 20+ year career in public service. She was in the state senate drafting legislation prohibiting credit card fraud when Ellison was drafting things that are haunting him now.

I'm going to resist the urge to comment on whether this ignorance on your part might be because of her gender. It would be awful of me to even imply that, so I won't.

At 11:52 PM, July 13, 2006, Blogger Carterocks said...

More on Ember...

co-chair, Clinton-Gore re-election campaign, youngest woman ever elected to state senate, youngest chair of Senate Judiciary committee.


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