When Alida Messinger Speaker-in-Waiting Thissen picked Melissa Hortman to chair the House Energy Committee, he picked someone that marches in lockstep with the militant environmentalists. When Rick Nolan defeated Chip Cravaack, militant environmentalists got another mindless environmentalist. Nolan doesn’t care about school funding. If he did, he wouldn’ve have sabotaged the Mark Dayton/Tommie Ruckavina/Chip Cravaack BWCA land swap legislation:

Onions: To Rick Nolan for his comments at the Associated Press interview in Minneapolis on Nov. 18 when he said the BWCA Land Swap bill would not advance before the end of the congressional session because it lacks bipartisan support. If he wanted to tell the truth he would have said that the BWCA Land Swap bill lacks Democrat support as the bill was already passed by the Republican House of Representatives. Democrats hold a strong majority in the Senate and both Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are Democrat, so what could stop a Senate companion bill from being passed? Only their allegiance to the Sierra Club rather than to the voters of Northeastern Minnesota.

By playing partisan politics with this legislation, he’s sabotaged any hopes the land swap could occur and the revenue for K-12 education it would’ve created.

When Nolan said that the BWCA Land Swap bill didn’t have bipartisan support, he lied. Any bill that’s supported by Tom Ruckavina, Chip Cravaack and Mark Dayton has bipartisan support. Had Nolan been interested in telling the truth, which he isn’t, he would’ve said the bill didn’t stand a chance because Harry Reid and Senate Democrats are obstructionists who don’t care about Minnesota.

This leads to another question, specifically, why didn’t the supposedly bipartisan Am Klobuchar support this bill? Might it be that she’s another unfailing ally of the militant environmentalists?

It’s time to defeat liberals that talk bipartisanship in public, then sabotage school funding while their media allies look the other way.

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4 Responses to “Nolan: Alida’s DC ally”

  • Bob J. says:

    Another case of “don’t do as I do, do as I say.”

    Sadly, all too common in today’s world and about to become even more pronounced in Washington. Especially the “do as I say” part.

  • eric z says:

    It is one small earth and we all have to live on it.

    Those protective of it should get a gold star, not a scold.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Nolan isn’t protecting the Earth. That’s a myth. It’s time you realized that the environmental movement is nothing more than anarchists’ attempt to control human behavior by essentially eliminating private property rights.

  • walter hanson says:


    Then I assume that you will give all your money to those miners you don’t want to give jobs to?

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

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