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See Pawlenty for what he really is
albertleatribune.com ^ | 27 May, 2011 | Phil Herwig

Posted on 05/28/2011 5:48:31 AM PDT by marktwain

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty now wants to be the Republican candidate for president.

When Pawlenty was thinking about running for governor for a third term, I decided to challenge him for the party’s endorsement. My challenge started with a simple statement and a list of grievances.

I said, “No more!” — and I do not apologize! Why no more? Because:

• He increased state spending by nearly 40 percent during his eight years in the Governor’s Office.

• He went along with the Democrats to increase property taxes by 12 percent over three years.

• He promised no new taxes and then chose to increase the cost of licenses and fees.

• He prides himself as strong on education. Yet, for 19 years he served as both a legislator and governor in the city of St. Paul, where current student proficiencies in math (46 percent), reading (51 percent), and science (21 percent) are among the lowest in the state.

• He seemed more interested in a position in Washington, D.C., than in improving educational achievement in his home state at large, where current student proficiencies in math (62 percent), reading (70 percent), and science (40 percent) are unacceptable.

• He claimed he wanted a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. After elected, he never brought the marriage amendment up.

• He claims to support Second Amendment rights but has proposed no state constitutional amendment to guarantee the right to keep and bear arms.

• He has embraced global warming with the 2007 Next Generation Energy Act that mandated 25 percent of the total energy used in the state be derived from renewable energy resources by the year 2025.

• He misled Minnesotans by taking into account inflation when considering revenue but has not done the same for spending.

• He did not reduce spending or the size of government and only acted when required by law to balance the budget.

To me this is not a Republican standard of excellence.

Pawlenty’s announcement video is entitled: “A Time for Truth.” Well, you judge!

Phil Herwig


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; gun; pawlenty
Some information for the mill.
1 posted on 05/28/2011 5:48:35 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

WSJ now on the pawlenty bandwagon

blech


2 posted on 05/28/2011 5:51:30 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA, DO YOU HEAR ME NOW.......'67 BORDERS, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN)
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To: marktwain

He sat by and allowed Stuart Smalley to steal the election from the Republican in the Senate race.


3 posted on 05/28/2011 5:53:15 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: FrdmLvr

Yeah, the not doing anything while Al Franken stole the seat was enough for me...but this added ammo is great. No good and pawlenty for me...


4 posted on 05/28/2011 5:56:22 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: marktwain

5 posted on 05/28/2011 5:56:25 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: marktwain
Timothy James Pawlenty

born November 27, 1960 in Saint Paul, MN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Eugene Joseph Pawlenty, born MN
Virginia Frances Oldenburg, born MN

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Timothy Pawlenty is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

6 posted on 05/28/2011 5:57:59 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: marktwain

I wouldn’t whiz on this guy if he were on fire.


7 posted on 05/28/2011 6:02:24 AM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: marktwain

WOw, so a politician acted as a politician?

SO who exactly is the perfect candidate?

Answer, there is no one except the one that will kick oBOMBya out of office.

And if you haven’t noticed, the Pubes haven’t exactly been true republicans. In fact, most just talk the talk on the campaign trail but have done a 180 in office. That is the life of being a politician.


8 posted on 05/28/2011 6:03:12 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (There's a revolution "brewing".....)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
I can think of one politician who, when she got into office, saw to it that the corrupt politicians in her own party were removed from office.

She then stepped down from her elected office to further protect the citizens of her state when said corrupt officials, who were now her political enemies, banded together to bring unfounded lawsuit after lawsuit against her in retaliation. She put her state's treasury before her own ambitions and she put the governing of the state before her own ambitions.

This is the type of politician I can support because she lives her principles. She stands for doing the right thing and won't back down. She doesn't cave to the other side, but defends her positions. That's what I'm looking for in a politician.

9 posted on 05/28/2011 6:14:48 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: NWFLConservative

He gets a NO from me too.


10 posted on 05/28/2011 6:17:04 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: marktwain
And this in the most rock-ribbed Conservative State in The Union.

A State so Conservative a Muslim would never stand a chance of getting elected to The House of Representatives.

A State where a diaper-wearing, has-been comedian and Left-wing talk radio hack wouldn't stand a chance of getting elected to The U.S. Senate.

A State so Conservative it's Congressional delegation has been dominated by Republicans for decades.

Am I right, Minnesotans?

11 posted on 05/28/2011 6:24:06 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: marktwain
Pawlenty supported SHARIA LAW BANKING for his state! The guy is a dhimmi who has no problem subjugating America to Islam and SHARIA LAW! This alone is enough to disqualify Pawlenty.

He will NEVER get my families support, NEVER!

12 posted on 05/28/2011 6:24:25 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Jmouse007

http://swampland.time.com/2011/03/25/is-there-a-double-standard-in-tim-pawlentys-disavowal-of-sharia-compliant-mortgages/


13 posted on 05/28/2011 6:31:43 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: marktwain

Sounds like another ‘centrist’ moderate Republican who wants so much to be liked by the Dems.

I watched some of his Facebook townhall question & answer. It didn’t ‘grab’ me. I turned it off after about 7 or 8 minutes.


14 posted on 05/28/2011 6:31:59 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: marktwain

No one is perfect. Palin’s state lives off of oil taxes, and a very nice living it is. Among candidates Gary Johnson had by far the strongest record as a budget slashing fiscal conservative. But then he supports drug decriminalization. Cain never ran a state. The company he ran was spun off from a much larger company for a low price and sold assets to stay afloat for a few years. Conveniently they are private so we can not evaluate his performance other than to say they remain a 2nd tier player in their market. Minnesota is a pretty liberal state with two dem controlled houses. Would pushing a gun rights bill have resulted in anything?


15 posted on 05/28/2011 6:31:59 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Jmouse007

Supports sharia law? Yecch! That’s another reason I won’t vote for him.


16 posted on 05/28/2011 6:33:54 AM PDT by neutrino (Globalization is the economic treason that dare not speak its name.(173))
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To: marktwain

There is a real untruth in this article:

“He went along with the Democrats to increase property taxes by 12 percent over three years.”

Neither the governor nor the legislature set property tax rates. This is done by counties, and is a function of county budgets. Local control anyone? Some conservatives seem to be against this conservative principle.


17 posted on 05/28/2011 6:34:43 AM PDT by Parmenio
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
On of my all-time favorite movie clips. Charles Durning "Dance a Little Sidestep":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCDoBvG1HoI&feature=related

Larger video size:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJG75FJkjr8&NR=1
18 posted on 05/28/2011 6:39:11 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: neutrino

Pawlenty doesn’t support Sharia law. Please educate yourself about these things.


19 posted on 05/28/2011 6:44:12 AM PDT by Parmenio
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To: marktwain

Marktwain says:

• He prides himself as strong on education. Yet, for 19 years he served as both a legislator and governor in the city of St. Paul, where current student proficiencies in math (46 percent), reading (51 percent), and science (21 percent) are among the lowest in the state.

But St. Paul is a highly black, Latino and immigrant city, all of which strongly negatively correlate with academic achievement. Also, when people discuss Asians as “the model minority” they are not talking about the Hmong, who were a pre-literate tribe before coming to America and having a written language invented for them in the 1960s by a British ethnographer.

Given this I’m not surprised the test scores aren’t as high as other parts of the state or nation.

FROM WIKIPEDIA:

Race and ethnicityAccording to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, the racial composition was as follows:

White: 66.7% (Non-Hispanic Whites: 61.6%)
Black or African American: 13.5%
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.8%
Asian: 12.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
Some other race: 2.9%
Two or more races: 3.7%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 8.9%
The largest Asian ancestries in St. Paul are as follows:

“Other Asian”: 10.1% (mostly Hmong)
Asian Indian: 0.6%
Korean: 0.6%
Vietnamese: 0.6%
Chinese: 0.3%
Filipino: 0.1%
Japanese: 0.1%


20 posted on 05/28/2011 6:50:23 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: marktwain

From the article:

“Yet, for 19 years he served as both a legislator and governor in the city of St. Paul, where current student proficiencies in math (46 percent), reading (51 percent), and science (21 percent) are among the lowest in the state.”

So a legislator or governor is supposed to be responsible for the test scores in a single school district?

Hey, I thought the school district, teachers and parents were responsible for the performance of schools.

Phil Herwig is no conservative. That’s why his bid for Republican gubernatorial nomination went nowhere.


21 posted on 05/28/2011 6:51:49 AM PDT by Parmenio
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To: FrdmLvr

Your and others blind allegiance to Palin is about as disturbing as the blind allegiance to oBumble.


22 posted on 05/28/2011 6:54:58 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (There's a revolution "brewing".....)
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To: Jack Black

FWIW, my list of presidential hopefuls has only governors and generals on it. Evaluating how businessmen, congressmen and Senators would be president is nearly impossible. Sure we can form an opinion but only governors and generals have had to make decisions they didn’t want to make.

I give a little more weight to businessmen but they can hide a lot and can go into whatever business they want, unlike a governor.

Governors and generals can’t hide their sins and they are all sinners.


23 posted on 05/28/2011 6:58:00 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: marktwain

Since I am considering voting for Pawlenty, I will look at this information.

Of course maybe four more years of Hussein would be better.


24 posted on 05/28/2011 7:01:09 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: marktwain

Since I am considering voting for Pawlenty, I will look at this information.

Of course maybe four more years of Hussein would be better.


25 posted on 05/28/2011 7:01:10 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Thank you for posting information verifying that Pawlenty approved Sharia Law Banking for his state. What a dhimmi!


26 posted on 05/28/2011 7:01:50 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Jack Black
Marktwain says:

Please do not confuse me with the author of the article. I posted the article, I did not write it.

27 posted on 05/28/2011 7:11:23 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Jmouse007

Looks like he stopped it when he decided to run for the Presidency. Is there anyone We The People can trust when it comes to politicians these days?


28 posted on 05/28/2011 7:40:43 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: billorites

LMAO! If a HS senior in the late ‘80s sports a hairstyle from the early ‘70s, well... it must mean something!


29 posted on 05/28/2011 7:41:29 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Trading Hussein for a RINO isn’t the answer. Find a candidate that We The People can trust and back him or her.

Col. Allen West is an example of a patriot who isn’t two faced and a hypocrite.


30 posted on 05/28/2011 7:43:48 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Well, FrdmLvr has obviously settled early on candidate to support in the primary election. Have you? or since there are still so many still out there, maybe name 2 or 3 in order of most favored?


31 posted on 05/28/2011 7:50:17 AM PDT by ngat
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

“blind allegiance”?..... I hadn’t noticed it. Maybe just a realistic assessment of the facts.
I kinda plan on seeing the Gov in Philly on Monday


32 posted on 05/28/2011 8:03:15 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: ngat

ah come on !
are we gonna disqualify a candidate because of his haircut !


33 posted on 05/28/2011 8:07:21 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: Texas Eagle

“And this in the most rock-ribbed Conservative State in The Union.”

Not yet. but I do see it trending that way.

“A State so Conservative a Muslim would never stand a chance of getting elected to The House of Representatives.”

His district would vote for Carl Marx. Every state has one. In Texas they call it Austin.

“A State where a diaper-wearing, has-been comedian and Left-wing talk radio hack wouldn’t stand a chance of getting elected to The U.S. Senate.”

he didn’t win. he stole it. T-paw let him. Was he ever funny?

“A State so Conservative it’s Congressional delegation has been dominated by Republicans for decades.”

No. but it is 50/50 now. and headed to the right.

“Am I right, Minnesotans?”

With the exception of the assumption that franken could have won with out cheating? yes, for the most part ;)


34 posted on 05/28/2011 8:13:17 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Yeah, I know. The cold, hard facts are these: we are going to have 2 choices in November of 2012. As I see it, they are as follows—

a) Hussein, an Alinsky-trained commie, bent on the purposeful destruction of America’s capitalist Christian-built society.

**OR**

b) A Republican who is flawed in one way or another. I don’t CARE who the Republican is: Sarah, Tim, Gary, Ron, Mitt, Newt, Rick, or as Rush said, Elmer Fudd.

**ANY OF THE *B* choices would be far superior to the *A* choice!**


35 posted on 05/28/2011 8:29:19 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: cableguymn
“And this in the most rock-ribbed Conservative State in The Union.”

Not yet. but I do see it trending that way.

Annnnnnnnd, T-Paw bucked that trend? Or led it? Or what?

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“A State so Conservative a Muslim would never stand a chance of getting elected to The House of Representatives.”

His district would vote for Carl Marx. Every state has one. In Texas they call it Austin.

I checked. Austin is not represented by a Muslim.

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“A State where a diaper-wearing, has-been comedian and Left-wing talk radio hack wouldn’t stand a chance of getting elected to The U.S. Senate.”

he didn’t win. he stole it. T-paw let him.

Oh. Is that how it unfolded? There weren't court battles and recounts? Why was it even close in the first place?

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Was he ever funny?

Not to me. But then, I'm not a Minnesotan.

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“A State so Conservative it’s Congressional delegation has been dominated by Republicans for decades.”

No. but it is 50/50 now. and headed to the right.

Except for that rabid Left-winger, T-Paw.

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“Am I right, Minnesotans?”

With the exception of the assumption that franken could have won with out cheating? yes, for the most part ;)

Not sure I assumed that but, hey.....

36 posted on 05/28/2011 8:39:46 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: aumrl

Of course not! Lighten up a little.


37 posted on 05/28/2011 8:51:48 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Recovering_Democrat; All

I mean, look at my STINKING Congresscritter, Debbie Wasserman-SKUNK. She is repulsive.

Did my alternative, Karen Harrington hit the ball out of the park on every issue? Nope. Was she FAR AND AWAY better than the COMMIE currently in office? YOU BETCHA.

I am NOT endorsing RINOs, okay? I want to see Lindsay GRAYED HAM, Olympia SnowJOB, and Susan SHAKY VOICE Collinz BOOTED. Big time. But we also have to get rid of the epic fails that currently occupy the spaces that should be reserved for constitutionalists.


38 posted on 05/28/2011 8:53:32 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: ngat

No, I really don’t have faith that anyone in the Republican race will be able battle the fabian socialist that has infected so many dumb Americans with his brand of socialism.

One man can not change how Washington works. Absolute power corrupts absolutely regardless of power.


39 posted on 05/28/2011 9:21:53 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (There's a revolution "brewing".....)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

He’s also a great example of someone who is not running at this time.


40 posted on 05/28/2011 10:14:55 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Recovering_Democrat

T-Paw won’t make the first cut, bank on it.


41 posted on 05/28/2011 4:58:19 PM PDT by itsahoot (We make jokes, they make progress. Dimmitude, get used to it.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Better Red than Dead. Got it.


42 posted on 05/28/2011 5:02:49 PM PDT by itsahoot (We make jokes, they make progress. Dimmitude, get used to it.)
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To: itsahoot

What evah.

I’m interested in positive solutions instead of being a polemical ankle biter.


43 posted on 05/28/2011 5:03:28 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Then you are seeking love in all the wrong places.


44 posted on 05/28/2011 7:30:03 PM PDT by itsahoot (We make jokes, they make progress. Dimmitude, get used to it.)
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To: ngat

OK - glad to!
have a happy Memorial Day


45 posted on 05/28/2011 8:03:47 PM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: itsahoot

You got squat with that, except a quaint remark.

Enjoy your second 4 years of Hussein if you’re one of those who sits home waiting for your Prince Charming, ‘cause he or she doesn’t exist. Not in Real World 101.


46 posted on 05/28/2011 8:17:19 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: itsahoot

No, I just know to distinguish when one understands the art of the possible.

Right now, the evidence doesn’t appear to indicate the recipient with such skills and/or desire.


47 posted on 05/28/2011 8:21:43 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Parmenio
There's another untruth in this article.

• He claims to support Second Amendment rights but has proposed no state constitutional amendment to guarantee the right to keep and bear arms.

Tim Pawlenty may have RINO skeleton's in his closet to contend with, but this statement is over the top. Tim Pawlenty has one distinction that NO OTHER GOVERENOR in the history of the United States has. He is the only one who signed concealed carry reform twice. The state amendment was tried before by popular vote if I recall correctly, and the idiots in my state outnumbered the sane on that day. It was voted down.
48 posted on 05/29/2011 4:33:28 AM PDT by dbehsman (NRA Life member, and loving every minute of it.)
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