It’s occasionally possible to ignore dishonest statements from politicians. I can’t do that after reading this article. Tim Walz made this dishonest statement recently:
For his part, Tim Walz doesn’t seem concerned about Republican challengers. He said he’s a proven bipartisan moderate despite the Republican rhetoric.
“Every time you make these types of cases that Walz is in lock-step with Nancy Pelosi or Barack Obama and then the NRA runs an ad for me it really starts to question your credibility,” he said.
Walz also said his victory in the 2010 over former state Rep.Randy Demmer, when many other Democrats around the country were defeated, demonstrates his strength among 1st District voters.
What part of Walz’s record says that he’s bipartisan? It certainly isn’t bipartisan to vote for the stimulus bill. That bill got 3 GOP votes in the Senate, none in the House. It certainly isn’t bipartisan to carry a minimum wage bill as a freshman that shielded then-Speaker Pelosi’s husband from the minimum wage increase.
In fact, those sound like the types of things that only a Pelosi lapdog would do.
That’s before talking about his voting, repeatedly, for Obamacare. That isn’t proof of Walz’s bipartisan nature. It’s proof of his partisan nature.
As for his defeating Randy Demmer in 2010, that isn’t proof of his bipartisan nature. It’s proof that the Demmer campaign didn’t do a good enough job of exposing Walz’s liberal voting record.
This is a new election cycle. Mike Parry is certainly a tougher matchup for Walz than Demmer was. This isn’t being disrespectful of Demmer. It’s just that his spending 8 years in the state legislature made him a target of Walz’s demagoguery.
Mike Parry is a businessman who’s served a briefly in the Minnesota Senate. Sen. Parry is only in his second term but he’s already the chair of the Senate State Government Innovation and Veterans Committee, one of the most powerful committees in the Senate.
The bottom line is that Tim Walz isn’t a moderate. You can’t vote for Cap and Trade, Obamacare and the stimulus and be a moderate.