The DFL has an extremist problem. It’s highlighted in this LTE:

Congressman Cravaack tried to force radical measures into the debt-ceiling bill, like the balanced budget amendment, and then voted against the bill. Why?

Now it’s radical to be good stewards of the taxpayers’ money? When did it become radical to think that, when faced with a debt crisis, cutting spending is radical? When non-defense discretionary spending is increased by 84% in the 30 months since President Obama’s inauguration, spending must be cut dramatically.

When each of the annual deficits under President Obama are the only deficits in excess of $1,000,000,000,000, dramatic steps must be taken. Token cuts won’t cure the problem. Voting against the debt ceiling bill isn’t extreme. It’s a path that’s perfectly respectable.

The DFL will have difficulty hanging the extremist moniker on Chip, especially if he keeps making statements like this:

“The uncertainty Minnesota working families and aviation employees experienced was completely avoidable. Unfortunately, Senate Majority Leader Reid was more concerned about the airport located within his district than he was about an entire FAA shutdown impacting tens of thousands of FAA jobs and working families across the United States.

It’s unfortunate that some are now pointing fingers, as this dilutes our number one priority of creating sustainable jobs for Minnesotans. I urge Senator Reid and Chairman Rockefeller to complete a long-term FAA bill that can be signed into law to help this troubled economy, instead of a temporary extension.”

Chip Cravaack is pushing for real solutions to real problems facing Minnesotans. I’d love hearing the DFL explain how that’s extreme. Most thoughtful Minnesotans would agree that that’s doing the responsible thing.

On a sidenote, Sen. Reid needs to stop sitting on his thumbs. He’s been a total do-nothing ideologue who’s done everything possible to thwart the Republicans’ attempts to clean up the mess President Obama, Sen. Reid and then-Speaker Pelosi created.

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3 Responses to “The DFL’s Extremist Problem”

  • Kurt Koehler says:

    You are an idiot. So is Cravaak.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Kurt, your insightful commentary is only surpassed by your irrefutable logic & verifiable information. I’m just kidding. Seriously, this is the type of stupidity that’s a chief characteristic of the far left’s rhetoric. If you strip the ad hominem attacks from the Democrats’ arguments, there wouldn’t be any arguments.

  • Bob J. says:

    Hey, Kurt. It’s “Cravaack”, or to you, simply Mr. Congressman.

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