According to this CNN article, Tim Walz wants to be back to defend himself against the Republicans’ scurrilous attacks:

“I’m always more comfortable being at home,” said Minnesota Democratic Rep. Tim Walz, who is in a close race for a third term. “Especially now making the case for why they should give me another shot at it and I think when I’m not there it’s easier to say things that I can’t defend.”

Rep. Walz makes it sound like it’s difficult to criticize him, that it’s impossible to criticize him without making things up. In the land of reality, it’s pretty easy to originate substantive criticisms of him. Let’s start with Walz campaigning as “an independent leader for southern Minnesota.”

Tim Walz has carried Speaker Pelosi’s water since he got there. This session, Walz voted for ‘the trifecta’ of Obama’s failed stimulus bill, Obamacare and Cap and Tax.

The only things the stimulus bill did was keep bureaucrats working and adding tens of billions of dollars to the deficit. Thankfully, Cap and Tax didn’t get a hearing in the Senate so it withered away, hopefully forever. Obamacare is a disaster. It didn’t bend the cost curve down like was promised. It’s adding to the deficit. Worst of all, it’s destroying the doctor-patient relationship.

What Rep. Walz means is that his spin isn’t as effective when it’s contained in a press release as when it’s delivered face-to-face. The reality is that Tim Walz isn’t the independent leader for southern Minnesota that he pretended to be. He’s been one of the most reliable water-carriers for Speaker Pelosi over the past 4 years.

Worst of all, he’s been a reckless spender because he’s been a guy who’s consistently voted with the environmental special interests. That’s why he voted against his district in voting for Cap and Tax.

Tim Walz’s problem isn’t his inability to refute Randy Demmer’s arguments. Rep. Walz’s problem is that he’s voted against his constituents’ priorities too often.

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One Response to “Walz’s Troubles Reality Related”

  • walter hanson says:


    I think you need to turn your term trifecta to quintfecta since he also voted for the adjournment without resolving the tax rates for next year.

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

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