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Fri Nov 30, 2018, 09:42 PM

Jon Tester??? On Rachel's show.....

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 09:44 PM

1. The Montana senator? What about him? (Can't watch at the moment)

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 09:47 PM

2. Yup....he is a Democrat that is probably more conservative than the average Democrat.

Trump went to Montana 4 times to torpedo Tester, her won by 3%. This is how we we the entire country. Allowing Democrats to have some policy differences is not a bad thing when we have a super majority.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 09:49 PM

3. Why the question marks???? Weird. nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 09:57 PM

7. ??????? Because have never seen him on any talk show, and really enjoyed him tonight.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 09:50 PM

4. Tester (D) just won re-election in a state so red Trump won by 20 points. Your point? nt

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 09:51 PM

5. An honest Democratic Senator. Oh the horror!

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Response to Zorro (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 11:17 PM

13. He's excellent in many ways!

 

The small-farm exemptions that exempt primarily family, local, direct-retailing agricultural endeavors from having to follow rules designed for Wal Mart scale farms are called the Tester-Hagan Amendment due to MT's Senator Jon Tester and NC's former Senator Kay Hagan. These two Democrats were the leaders in protecting family farms while also ensuring that the Food Safety Modernization Act could advance food safety practices on large scale produce farms in this country.

Unlike Hagan (who unfortunately lost her reelection bid a few years back), Tester also respects the Second Amendment in an entirely fair and consistent manner. And this consistency, while not always popular with some who would redefine the right to keep and bear arms practically out of existence, proved essential to Tester's successful reelection bid in his rural state.

Many Democrats could learn important lessons from Senator Tester: look out for the little guys, stand by your beliefs, embrace Constitutional rights even when doing so can be unpopular. I'm glad to hear that Rachel had him on, and will look for the clip.

-app

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 09:54 PM

6. Rec'd. She almost

nominated him! I liked him; it's so refreshing to hear someone who is intelligent.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 09:57 PM

8. Sharp guy

I like him.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 09:57 PM

9. I watched it.

Seemed to do a pretty impressive job answering Rachel's questions.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 10:03 PM

10. I mentioned him recently as a national

2020 prospect.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 11:00 PM

12. He said exactly what I needed to hear in order to support him

No, he isn't fit physically or mentally for the challenge of being president.

Maybe that sounds like a strange qualification, but it means he understands exactly how tough the job is and how seriously it should be taken. Compare his answer to the idiot's pomposity and you being to realize Tester has actually thought carefully about what he wants to do in order to best serve the country.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 10:50 PM

11. He was impressive. One thing really stood out!

He followed up the normal line about democrats needing to understand the challenges of rural Americans...with the fact that he does not totally understand the challenges of Americans from New York or Houston. A very humble statement.

Then he went in to explain how Democratic Policies can help all Americans and gave concrete examples. Infrastructure, education, etc

That man is sharp. He explained the issues in a way I have not heard on the national stage before.

We need to keep our eye in this guy. Granted I am more liberal than he is. But he just won as a democrat in a solidly red state. And spelled out a way to change those red states back to blue. As he has done.

He is now a player.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 11:27 PM

14. He sounds reasonable and makes sense

Although to be fair, if you look at all the Democrats we elected, that's pretty much a defining characteristic

In that respect it's a very large and crowded field for us. Which is a very good thing indeed!

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 11:33 PM

15. He seems to genuinely care about the issues that affect the people he represents.

Every state should have a couple of Senators like him.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 11:42 PM

16. I thought he was boring.

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