Republicans promised to make funnyman Al Franken a one-term senator, but look who’s laughing now. The Minnesota Democrat looked to be a top GOP pickoff target next year after his agonizing seven-month recount and legal battle put him in the Senate in 2009 by a mere 312 votes.Yet, in a turnabout few could’ve predicted, Franken has yet to draw a Republican opponent. The GOP looks likely to choose between relatively unknown state legislators, inexperienced businessmen or a conservative radio host with a history of controversial statements. Franken’s success so far fending off a serious challenger speaks to the broader
This tells me a lot about the people of Minnesota. I am beginning to believe they are just a notch below Mass. in the leftist, socialist, communist, liberal, progressive hate America first crowd. I´m very pleased with my Senator Ted Cruz. I don´t agree with Franken on anything including his so called humor.
Al Franken stole the election by finding votes in trunks of cars and closets. Al Franken is a joke, and he suggested the IRS target conservatives. Let´s get real, folks. If Minnesota reelects this clown, they deserve him.
Minnesota has a very large Somalian population in Minneapolis, they became like a sanctuary city for the refugees (among other states). There is also a lot of acceptance in Minneapolis of people of alternate lifestyles. The northeast part of the state along Lake Superior is somewhat a hippie haven. You have to go outside of the Metropolitan areas to find your typical mid-westerners.
This also begs the question regarding how Iowa has gone Blue........... in our apathy, we have allowed the Liberals to take over our local governments and major church denomination General Assemblies. i.e. PCUSA which is losing churches at a clip due to their ridiculous "national" stances on various social issues.
Speaking as a conservative libertarian Minnesotan I´ve come to expect the remarks condemning the whole state because the leftists here elect leftists. For those who claim they´ll never visit Minnesota because of all the leftists here, that´s fine. Since the weather no longer seems to keep the riff raff out, I´ll have some appreciation for whatever will.
yes #9...but you cant say jesse ventura without doing it right. it should be jesse ´the body´ ventura, and you have to picture the feather boa and pink spandex when you do. come on...say it with straight face ..i dare ya. lol
# 10-I´m a Minnesotan too, and I can´t say I blame them for their comments--how perplexing it must seem to others that our state keeps electing one far leftist after another, or morons like Ventura, or mushy RINOS like Coleman and Boschwitz. I can´t explain it either. I´m just glad I live in Bachmann´s district.I do know that we have enough lefty leeches of our own, we shouldn´t be importing them from all the 3rd world hellholes...and the schools made sure that the white kids feel a huge amount of guilt for being white Americans.That´s a lethal combination and goes a long way to explain why we keep shooting ourselves (and the country) in the foot.
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I hope the mooslims take over the entire state.
Can´t wait to see the videos of guys in the streets with bloody hatchets.
As people in the smaller Minnesota communities say, the voters in Minneapolis and St. Paul only vote for talentless washed up wrestlers turned actors and comedians turned sick skit writers. That´s why Prince would never make it in Minnesota politics. And Joe Biden called Franken a "legal scholar". These people are idiots to nod their heads in agreement when Al supports Nixon wiretapping.
What sensible conservative would want to squander millions of dollars, hundreds of thousands of hours, and heart-wrenching effort to run against a sitting U.S. Senator whose supporters are known to have elected him previously through obvious fraud?
As a former Bay Stater, I sympathize with you of conservative values in MN. The only advice I offer is monitor these elections and those being registered. Dead people and newly arrived all vote Dem as do all Nursing Home residents. Many vote several times depending on who counts the vote. Not a prayer for MA. A good place to be "from". Good luck with it MN.
I´m also a Minnesotan and I love the state but absolutely cannot stand the politics. We even elected democrat control in both state houses to go along with our demo gov. They just passed the budget to include raises for themselves, more taxes for us, huge spending increases for education and money to prop up pensions for public employees. Of over thirty years of voting my candidate has won less than a dozen times even considering all elections right down to the school board. I can barely talk to anyone but my family members nowadays.
With Mark Ritchie, a Soro´s Secretary of State, in charge, the dems will win everything. Last November a voter ID requirement went down in flames at the polls when 85% of the public was in favor of voter ID. MN has its problems, but with the fraud and corruption, there is no hope. We better get a handle on this nation wide, or we´re through.
Are the Minnesota voters aware of Franken´s DC activites, such as requesting the IRS to scrutinize- that is- target - CERTAIN groups ( none of which are of his political persuasion ). Are they unaware what an unpatriotic representative of theirs he is ( my opinion ). They would do better to elect a window dummy.
Seems as though a lot of posters here are unaware that Minnesota voters don´t don´t unamimously favor. I wish they´d post the names of their states so that their states could get rightfully described as wastelands full of cretins.
Born in Minnesota. Unfortunately, after decades of miserable disappointment and a state that continually sinks lower and saps the very life out of its citizens, we no longer live in Minnesota. We have never been happier.
We left Minnesota in 1985. On e of the biggest reasons wasn´t the politics. But the social scene; see we just had our first child, and were planning on more. Despite all my brothers and sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles, I could not and would not raise them in that environment.
Though I did appreciate Ventura telling the ADFC women that HE (as in taxpayers) shouldn´t be paying for their children.
I´m embarrassed to live in Minnesota. Friends, family, who are otherwise sane individuals, continue to vote for these morons, and heartily endorse them and their antics. Franken will win again, by a landslide, as will Dayton (who now has a super majority in the state house and senate and can do whatever he wants). Meanwhile the cost of living has skyrocketed, they did away with homestead exemption, so you can guess what our property taxes have done. The economy is so horrible here, we despair of ever selling our house. If we ever can though, we are OUT of here. Yikes, it must be something in the water that makes them act this way. These people are just not right in the head. There was a time (in the early 1990´s)when Minnesota was a lovely place to raise a family. No more (unless you are single, and/or minority, illegal etc). It´s a shame :-(
If I lived and voted in MN, I´d vote for a janitor before I voted for Franken. Franken is a sleeze who is one of those demonrat rat pack who demanded the IRS conduct illegal investigations to shut down conservative funding.
Ted Cruz, though a good conservative is an unlikeable churlish boor who´s hated by colleagues on both sides of the aisle. How Teans can vote for such a lousy human being is no surprise. Texans strut around with their cowpie hats on indoors, their nasally twangs making dogs run for cover. It´s a state full of smug, self-satisfied narcissists.
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