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Erdmann Tries Contrast But Still Shows His Naivete
by Dave Mindeman

Jeff Erdmann has been circulating another round of questionable facts regarding Angie Craig. And once again, I would like to offer a counter narrative....

Here are the facts as presented - and my response:

What Happened in CD2:

Angie Craig points to a 1.8% loss to Jason Lewis in 2016 as evidence of a strong campaign. But a closer look at the 2016 election results should trouble Democrats. Craig was the lowest performing Democrat on the ballot in CD2 in 2016.
2016 CD2 Results

1st Place . . .
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Gun Inaction Must Have Consequences
by Dave Mindeman

The dialogue is familiar. The arguments the same. The results predictable.

Guns in America is a serious and deadly problem. This type of problem only exists here. It only occurs here. It only succeeds here.

The NRA is perceived to be protecting the individual right to bear arms. That is a falsehood. The NRA is a lobby arm for gun manufacturers. They do not care about hunters, sportsmen, recreational gun users. They ONLY care about selling guns and the right to sell guns with the least amount of difficulty.

I have heard Republicans . . .
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More Non-Action Is A Violation Of Public Safety
by Dave Mindeman

This happens nowhere else on earth.

Another school shooting, a really bad one, in Florida. And the above phrase is what keeps getting repeated in my brain.

Why is that?

We don't have a higher number of mentally ill than most countries. Our society is open, but not more than other western democracies. We have law enforcement that is just as aware of the problem as any other country. We probably have better law enforcement techniques than most places. Yet, we are uniquely plagued with this type of mass violence.

The one . . .
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Valentine's Day
by Dave Mindeman

It's Valentine's Day!

Putin is still red,

Now Trump is too,

Let's change colors,

And make the US blue.

Pawlenty is green,

From all the lobby cred,

He wants to be gov again,

And the budget deep red.

Trump's lawyer Cohen,

shelled out the dough,

To keep Stormy quiet,

On the down low.

John Kelly is lying,

It's clear to see,

But then lying is normal,

It grows from the tree.

So, . . .
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They Are Absent
by Dave Mindeman

The constant parade of lies and coverups in this administration are too numerous to mention anymore.

It's not just the Russia situation. This Rob Porter unforced error would unhinge any other administration. John Kelly, Sarah Sanders, and Trump himself are all lying about what transpired with Porter's clearance and FBI investigation. I mean it is absolutely clear everything they say is a lie. The timeline...the ignoring of the FBI recommendations...the protection of his position...and most importantly, the dismissal of the underlying credible accusation - spousal abuse.

Trump is more concerned about his staffer than . . .
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