When the first rumor got out that Jason Lewis was thinking about running for John Kline’s seat, the DFL’s opposition research staffers must’ve smiled for a week. As a former radio talk show host, and a provocative, feisty one at that, Lewis certainly wasn’t a stranger to controversy. It isn’t a stretch to think that the DFL will deploy their war-on-women chanting points if Lewis is the GOP candidate in Minnesota’s Second District.

Let’s hope that they do.

In 2014, I wrote more than a few articles about Mark Udall’s re-election campaign against Cory Gardner. This article, in particular, highlights the fruitlessness of deploying the war-on-women tactic. Sen. Udall used those chanting points too often, leading the Denver post to nickname him Mark Uterus in their article endorsing Sen. Gardner.

The candidate most likely to win the DFL’s endorsement is Angie Craig. Based on her issues page, she sounds like a well-financed, cookie cutter progressive. After watching her debate on Almanac, I’m convinced that that’s who she is. She’s great at reciting her lines but thinking on her feet isn’t a strength.

Make High Quality Public Education and Debt-Free College Our Highest Priorities

In other words, she’s a Bernie Sanders socialist. Either that or a Hillary Clinton socialist. (It’s difficult to distinguish between them.)

Build a Sustainable Economy and Create Meaningful, Good-Paying Jobs

Thank God for Ms. Craig for reminding us that government creates jobs:

Let’s support and reward businesses that create jobs and invest in infrastructure and research and development in America.

I’ve got a better idea. How about getting government out of the way and let businesses do what they naturally do. Like most socialists, Ms. Craig apparently thinks that companies don’t invest in their businesses or R & D. It’s clear that Ms. Craig has never seen this video:

Dr. Friedman was right in saying that “the world runs on individuals pursuing their separate interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his theory under order from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way.”

While there’s no question that Minnesota’s Second District isn’t as conservative as it was before redistricting, there’s no question that it’s suddenly a liberal district that will support a socialist. Without interfering in the race, the fact is that Jason Lewis would light this socialist-in-training like a Christmas tree.

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5 Responses to “Jason Lewis: provocative congressman?”

  • eric z says:

    Friedman mentioned Einstein and Ford.

    Jason Lewis is no Einstein.

    He’s a Rod Grams.

    There are other GOP candidates, ones I’d say are a cut above Lewis. It’s a stretch, but one could say even Gerson trumps Lewis (if that verb’s allowed).

    Yes, Craig’s no Einstein either. But galt.io?? Your side simply has better people, ones running CD2, right now.

  • eric z says:

    And, Friedman did mention Einstein, who under capitalism and with his physics PhD could not get an academic job because he was a Jew; so he found a niche in the Swiss patent office while writing his early 20th Century original special relativity paper. Beyond that, google:

    Why Socialism? by Albert Einstein – Monthly Review, 2009

    Now, Ayn Rand, she’s no Einstein either.

  • Gary Gross says:

    That’s disgusting, Eric. It’s projection on your part. Academia isn’t overrun with conservatives. It’s overrun with hardline progressives. Look at the supposed party of diversity. Their presidential candidates are a pair of geriatric white people. Meanwhile, the party that’s supposedly racist, aka the GOP, have an African-American doctor & 2 Hispanic senators running. That’s before talking about a woman CEO who’s actually accomplished things rather than yap endlessly about a war on women. That’s before talking about all of the men & women who are Indian-American, Hispanic women, etc. who will make everyone’s short list for running mate.

    Don’t look now but the Democratic Party is the fossilized party.

  • eric z says:

    You talk about Clinton’s age. Do you suppose she’s dying her hair? Bernie lacks any such vanity.

    In terms of age, you mention Carson, and then Trump is no spring chicken. Do you suppose he’s dying his hair?

    And it’s two Cuban senators, where the path to citizenship is greased by federal statute; something many Mexicans and Central Americans in the country might see and resent.

  • Gary Gross says:

    I’m talking about diversity & you’re talking about who’s dyed their hair? Astonishing.

    The fact is that the Democratic Party is the monolithic party. The GOP is the party of racial & intellectual diversity.

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