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Stormy time for Republican U.S. Senate candidate McFadden at tea party event (MN)
startribune.com ^ | 5/9/14

Posted on 05/10/2014 7:05:39 AM PDT by cotton1706

Edited on 05/10/2014 7:10:39 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Storm clouds brewed outside the Mermaid event center in Mounds View Thursday night while inside Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden endured a storm of his own.

McFadden, considered a front runner in the GOP contest to vie against Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken, did not begin his appearance as a favorite. The leaders of the North Metro Tea Party had previously said unkind things about McFadden, including that he had dodged their group and calling him a phony.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014; elections; franken; fraud; mn
The Establishment gets behind another squishy milquetoast type.

Thank God Sarah Palin endorsed Julianne Ortman in MN!!

1 posted on 05/10/2014 7:05:39 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

GottahaveaRINO!
TAHAVEARINO!!
RINO! RINO! RINO!!!!

Repeat as necessary.


2 posted on 05/10/2014 7:11:07 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE, mohammmud a CRIMINAL, sharia is POISON!)
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To: cotton1706

A Republican Senator elected from the bluest of blue states in the Middle West - NO WAY.


3 posted on 05/10/2014 7:14:32 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: cotton1706

I do not profess to know anything about Mike McFadden or the who’s who in Minnesota politics, but I do know one thing, HE AIN’T AL FRANKEN.


4 posted on 05/10/2014 7:16:53 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Cheerio

You are wrong. Al Franken is supremely vulnerable.


5 posted on 05/10/2014 7:19:49 AM PDT by Parmenio
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To: cotton1706

Nice!


6 posted on 05/10/2014 7:20:19 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Parmenio

Al Franken was never funny until he became a US Senator.


7 posted on 05/10/2014 7:26:00 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Parmenio

“You are wrong. Al Franken is supremely vulnerable.”

Franken “won” 6 years ago by 300 votes in a recount over “rino” Norm Coleman after they found a few boxes of uncounted ballots in the trunk of someone’s car.

The right candidate for Minnesota can easily beat Franken.

Right now Franken and McFadden poll 42-42.

Usually a bad sign for the incumbent with more name ID to polling at 42.


8 posted on 05/10/2014 7:29:57 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: cotton1706; Jim Robinson

This is funny. The following from the article could have been taken from FR about 100,000 times

As an audience member said he was not sure that McFadden could win his vote, another member of the audience shouted back, “Who are you going to vote for if you’re not going to vote for him.”

The first man replied that he may just sit out the Senate election.

“This circular firing squad,” McFadden said of Republicans,”has got to stop.”


9 posted on 05/10/2014 7:34:33 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: cotton1706

from the article buried in the last paragraph from what many call the Minneapolis RED Star Tribune.

“After about 40 minutes, with questions still waiting, McFadden said he had to leave. He was off the another tea party event across town.

After he left, some of the attendees said they appreciated that he showed up.

At that event, in Maple Grove, the mood was considerably less tense, said coordinator of the Liberty Tea Party Patriots Mary Amlaw.

“We just had a really upbeat meeting,” Amlaw said. “We had a great time.”


10 posted on 05/10/2014 7:36:09 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

Yes, Norm Coleman, who lost to both Jesse Ventura and Al Franken.


11 posted on 05/10/2014 7:36:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“Yes, Norm Coleman, who lost to both Jesse Ventura and Al Franken.”

I prefer to say that Coleman did not win by a big enough margin to overcome the inevitable democrat voter fraud.

And every republican knows they need to win by at least 1% and 2% is even better.


12 posted on 05/10/2014 7:48:22 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: All

Here’s a surefire formula for winning. Ignore the fact that Franken isn’t qualified to pick up roadkill and attack any Republican in sight. If your candidate isn’t nominated, hold your breath until you turn blue and then sit out the election./sarc off


13 posted on 05/10/2014 8:55:20 AM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: Parmenio
We'll see. I was born and grew up in MN leaving in 1965. My relatives still live back there and the in-laws bring up this comment every Thanksgiving - “I would vote for a monkey before a Republican”. Heavy union state and lots of “victim classes” - the churches in the twin city area actively go out and seek Somalians to bring back to MN. Last time I was at the Mall of America it looked like a middle east country with about half the woman “fully clothed” if you know what I mean. The twin cities area has lots of Indians, blacks, and other classes all living in housing projects that are too dangerous to even walk near. I suppose that is like any large urban area, but IMHO they have more of it and we all know how they are brought to the polls by RATS.
14 posted on 05/10/2014 9:09:38 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio
"My relatives still live back there and the in-laws bring up this comment every Thanksgiving - “I would vote for a monkey before a Republican”."

You might point out to them that it appears they did just that.

15 posted on 05/10/2014 11:29:15 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Cheerio

I have lived in Minnesota my entire life. Yes, there are idiots here who would vote for a Democrat over a Republican, only because that is the way they have always voted. But, those folks are dying off.

I have an elderly couple in my neighborhood who are daily church goers. They proclaim that they have never voted for a Republican and never will. Instead, they go and vote for Democrats who hate Christians, hate Catholic Christians especially, and who are destroying our wonderful country.

Unfortunately, this type of person is not exclusive to Minnesota. Al Franken is very vulnerable, and it is the reason that I am supporting Mike McFadden. He is sufficiently Conservative, certainly more so than Sen. Norm Coleman, and has lots of energy and potential to be a successful fundraiser. We do have a group of good candidates for the GOP nomination for US Senate. I could easily vote for any one of them: McFadden, Chris Dahlberg or Julianne Ortmann.

In MN, it is utter foolishness to wait for the coming of another Ronald Reagan. It is not going to happen. We need to rally behind whomever is nominated, and be assured that any one of them is heads above Al Franken.


16 posted on 05/10/2014 11:45:27 AM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: Gumdrop

“Instead, they go and vote for Democrats who hate Christians, hate Catholic Christians especially, and who are destroying our wonderful country.”

You nailed it. I have relatives there as well, and who vote Rat for the same insane reasons—it would be evil to vote Republican (or at least not Democrat). As said to many time at this site, and is proven to be true repeatedly, it is a mental disease that we have little hope of curing. The only way to actually get these buffoons to consider voting away from the Rat party, is if some personal tragedy befalls them to the extent they open their minds to reality, and above selfishness.


17 posted on 05/10/2014 12:12:08 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is my tag!)
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To: Cheerio

I would give anything if the GOP was as politically savvy as the DemocRATS. They’re street wise and the GOP is naive.


18 posted on 05/10/2014 2:27:45 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Gumdrop

In MN, it is utter foolishness to wait for the coming of another Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Reagan did NOT carry Minnesota.


19 posted on 05/10/2014 2:29:16 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Gumdrop
I have an elderly couple in my neighborhood who are daily church goers. They proclaim that they have never voted for a Republican and never will. Instead, they go and vote for Democrats who hate Christians, hate Catholic Christians especially

Have you ever confronted them and asked them how they can reconcile their religious convictions with their political votes? I sure as hell would. If you do confront them, I bet the answer you get is: "Separation of Church and State".
20 posted on 05/10/2014 2:32:12 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Gumdrop
I have lived in Minnesota my entire life. Yes, there are idiots here who would vote for a Democrat over a Republican, only because that is the way they have always voted. But, those folks are dying off.

I my case these folks are between 30-50 and are not ready to die off like I am.
21 posted on 05/10/2014 6:55:08 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Gumdrop

The fact is that Mike McFadden is the only guy with the means to challenge Al Franken.
It’s that simple.
 
The other challengers lack the resources to take on Franken and that makes McFadden the only realistic option.
 
(NOT an endorsement of Mr. McFadden.) I don’t know where the guy stands on key issues and he certainly has made no real effort to clarify his world view.  Moreover, he has shown no real interest in cultivating support from delegates.  “Aloof” would be a charitable description.

Like it or not, financial viability is a necessary, critical component in mounting a credible, realistic challenge to Weird Al.There’s only one person in Minnesota who has demonstrated that viability so far is Mike McFadden. (Al ‘party of the little guy’ Franken has raised over $15 million in 2014.) McFadden has raised nearly $3 million in 2014, the only Republican to bring in over $1 million and the only one to even come close.

If you want to join the world’s most exclusive club, you need the money to get out your message.If you doubt it, check your recent history.  2012 and the race was Bills vs. Amy ‘Hotdish’ Klobuchar.An Internet search will show all sorts of articles and quotes about Kurt Bills and the optimism despite the lack of money.He got beaten BADLY.


22 posted on 05/30/2014 10:05:05 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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