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Will there be a lesson learned?
Beyond Left Right
While the MN GOP re-claimed the House and lessened the divide in the Senate, Republicans lost the race for Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and State Auditor, leaving many asking: Where did republicans go wrong?
The answer is simple.
Rather than being leaders, the Republicans were sheep. They had a candidate (Marty Seifert) who would have beat Mark Dayton into his grave, but instead they let the Tea Party impostor, Sarah Palin, pick their candidate for them. It was quite reminiscent of the GOP picking McCain to oppose Obama. Just another example of how real movements are co-opted by big money and propaganda.
Tom Emmer never had a chance. He voted to take your vote away concerning tax increases for a sports stadium. His comments on servers and their tips showed his disconnect with the working class citizen. He emphasised tax cuts for big business which is OK, but in a time when our state and country is plagued by fascism, just doesn't go far enough. The most disastrous tax of all, the individual income tax, was simply ignored.
How can a candidate who doesn't have his parties' core base on his side, inspire all those who lean conservative yet opt not to vote when left with a "lesser of 2 evils" situation, to get off their butts and go down to the local polling station and cast their votes? Would those disheartened conservatives also have put checks next to every name that had a 'Republican' next to them? Of coarse they would have! But inspire them Tom Emmer did not. Meanwhile their opponent the Democrats, brought in the big guns, promising hope, and change. Inspiring the young and impressionable, by instilling the belief that they are the protectors of the environment, the poor, and the sick.
Republicans lack-luster pick of Tom Emmer costs them not only the Governorship, but also the positions of Secretary of State, Attorney General, and State Auditor.
Without the massive campaigns for Congressional District Candidates and a few exceptional Senate campaigns, the GOP's pick of Tom Emmer could have cost the republicans these positions as well. I would say even Michele Bachmann's win by 38,000 votes was close considering she essentially paid $94 a vote.
Looking forward, will Republicans learn their lesson? Will they continue to nominate status quo candidates such as Emmer and McCain, or big talkers such as Palin and O'Donnell?
Or, will America start waking up to the real solutions, such as reigning in the Federal Reserve, restoring national and state sovereignty, drastically reducing taxes and spending, and actually defending our borders? Will we force the mainstream media to cover such issues and the people who promote them?
Kentucky did, why not the rest of us?
P.S. It is also possible that I am jumping the gun in criticizing the Republicans for selecting Tom Emmer since the margin of votes will surely spark a recount. If the recount were to replace Dayton with Emmer, I will gladly recind my opinions & the Republican Party will probably have to deal with 4 years of Democrats claiming Vote fraud, stolen election, etc.
Lord Help us