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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:30 PM

Chris Kluwe sends debate challenge to 10 Minnesota Republicans

http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2012/10/chris_kluwe_sends_debate_invites_to_everyone.phpBy Andy Mannix
Oct. 16 2012

Chris Kluwe just can't find a sparring partner.
A couple weeks ago, the Vikings punter tried to bait Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, into a debate over her opposition to gay marriage. When Franson didn't bite, Kluwe made a similar offer to ex-Viking Matt Birk, who recently came out against same-sex marriage in an op/ed published by the Star Tribune.
Now, Kluwe has sent out formal debate challenges to 10 Republicans, including Michele Bachmann, Kurt Bills, and Mike Parry. He's he's even set a time and place -- 5 p.m. this Friday at the Brave New Workshop -- and KQRS host Tom Barnard has agreed to moderate. An additional letter went out to Andy Parrish and John Helmberger of Minnesotans for Marriage, the group pushing the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

"I would like to debate any and all politicians who are interested in passing the Minnesota marriage amendment so I can finally get a logical reason why we should discriminate against American citizens," says Kluwe in a statement.

So far, no one has taken up Kluwe on his offer.

Here are the 10 he invited to the debate the Internet so badly wants to happen: Mary Franson, Keith Downey, Kurt Daudt, Mary Kiffmeyer, Steve Drazkowski, Steve Gottwalt, Mike Perry, Kurt Bills, David Hann and Michelle Bachmann.

Ever since laying out his gay marriage views in a colorful letter to Deadspin last month, Kluwe has become the unlikely spokesman for the opposition to the amendment. The punter also appears in ad released this week encouraging Minnesotans to vote no this November.

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riverwalker Oct 2012 OP
SCVDem Oct 2012 #1
Raster Oct 2012 #2
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Raster Oct 2012 #4
frylock Oct 2012 #5
Jenoch Oct 2012 #6

Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:35 PM

1. Life is too short

Why not make people happy?

Go Chris! Go Packers!

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:41 PM

2. I predict no one will be taking Kluwe up on his debate offer. I've read his letters. He is good.

Kluwe is clever and articulate, something most bigots are not. They are, however, smart enough to realize they would probably have their bigoted, hateful asses handed to them.

Haters are cowards. These are no exception.

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Response to Raster (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:56 PM

3. They only relate to each other.

Only a hater will listen to hateful blather.

Like every other extremist cause, it's a hard sell trying to dress it up and sell it to everyone else.

That's why lies and Fox are so important to close their loop of propoganda.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:00 PM

4. Yep. I concur. That's why the haters just love Bullshit Mountain...they speak the same language.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 05:57 PM

5. hoping this guy runs for office once he's done with football

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 02:42 PM

6. From last night's performance,

it appears Kluwe's political activities are affecting his job performance. By the way, I am voting against the marriage amendment.

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