Friday, September 17, 2010

CD2 Voters Reject John Kline's Latest Gimmick

Yesterday Rep. John Kline (R-MN-02) sent out an emailing touting his six weeks of effort that resulted in less than half a percent of registered voters in Congressional District Two participating in his latest gimmick 'YouCut'.

"Throughout the past six weeks, more than 1,000 Minnesotans like you have shared their thoughts and concerns by participating in my YouCut initiative. ...I received more than 1,400 votes and hundreds of suggestions regarding how the federal government could save money."
Yes, clearly the voters have spoken but not by participating as Kline infers but by rejecting John Kline's methods of turning our Democracy into nothing more than a “American Idol” gimmick — Clearly CD2 voters want real dialogue, with real solutions, not more of the same partisan obstructive behavior from Congressman Kline who offers PR gimmicks in lieu of solutions.

For all his effort in the last six weeks only 1,400 people played along with Kline's latest 'YouCut' gimmick. That's less than one half of one percent (.5%) of the registered voters in CD2. Being a registered voter wasn't a requirement to play so in all likely hood, participation was even less than one half of one percent! While I don't know the identity of those that played along, it's not hard to imagine that most were the radical fringe group of teabagger that the game is geared toward and John Kline seems to be positioning himself more and more with in ideology.

The last six weeks Rep. John Kline (R-MN-02) spent his Congressional time and energy trying to get Minnesotans in his district to participate in his latest GOP gimmick, the 'YouCut' game. As Kline and his party has no ideas, no solutions, and no accomplishments, it's easier to chose to obstruct instead of working across the aisle to find solutions. While other Congressmen are working at finding compromises and solutions, Representative Kline is tosses out spitballs.

Given the extremely low participation in Kline's latest gimmick, obviously his credibility with CD2 voters is running on empty. It's time Rep. Kline stops with the political chicanery that isn't serving his community and get back to working for his district. NO is not a solution, obstructing is not a solution, and wasting time on gimmicks is not a solution!

BTW, according to Kline
"The FreedomCar program was chosen by more than 55 percent of those who participated in my YouCut online vote."

So that would mean that less than a quarter of the one percent (.25) of the voters in CD2 voted...That's not much of a mandate and a huge waste of time and tax payer's money.  If Kline really wants to be fiscally responsible, he would have been doing his job all along while in WA, DC, and making cuts throughout the last decade and not spending tax dollars playing games to determine a spitball that the majority of voters reject.

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