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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 11:24 PM
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84. In MN we have Republicans that try to get along among others..
I went to a town hall meeting with Jim Ramstad and he stood toe to toe with about 100 or so pissed off voters in Edina's council chambers. We grilled him about the war and corporations not paying taxes and the energy bill and cafta.

It was hard for him, but a lot of us gave him props. At least he had more guts than the pRes and he has voted against the party line and for his constituents. Well, maybe it is only so he can get re-elected, but as long as he really takes care of his responsibilities to his voters I don't care why... just that he does and that his voters are keeping him in line.

For instance he's trying to get that emminent domain issue brought back up in a bill because he believes it's unconstitutional for the government to abuse their power and take people's property away.

He voted against his own party for more funding to public schools because he knows MN would roast him alive if he didn't.

Still when I asked him about the hidden riders in the Energy Bill he blanched. He never said if the provision to lessen restrictions on export of weapons grade uranium was in the bill when he signed it or not, but I doubt it... and I think he had a real understanding of how dangerous that provision is to him and every Republican who wants to get re-elected as well as potentially everyone who wonders what the hell Haliburton is doing in Iran giving aid to our soon to be Enemy.





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