Press Statement: June 6, 2012 from David Gerson,Primary Challenger to Kline within the GOP party.
While the Democrats and Republicans blame each other for the state of the economy, 46.5 million Americans, comprising 20% of U.S. households, are on food stamps and the average real income is lower than it was in 1998.
Yet Americans know that among this plight there have been significant winners. And that those winners are lining up to donate nearly $1 billion to each party’s presidential campaign in order to maintain their privileges and to keep the benefits flowing.
The bounty for the crony capitalists and their puppet politicians who serve them has been the following:
•During the Bush expansion (2002 to 2007) the top 1% of income earners captured 65% of the income growth.
•During the Great Recession recovery (2009-2010), the top 1% of income earners captured 93% of the income growth.
It is time to hold our complicit incumbent politicians accountable for this legalized plunder for the benefit of the special interests.
John Kline has been in Congress since 2002; and for having provided a loyal rubber stamp for the Republican party establishment he will receive several million dollars in campaign support to continue to play by their rules.
If you are happy with the leadership of the Republican Party over the last 10 years, vote for John Kline as he has voted with them on every substantial issue.
However, our newly transformed Republican Party of Minnesota will no longer tolerate the transgressions of John Kline. Our party stands for the hard-working, productive citizens who comprise our great community. We are a party of the people - for the people and we will not tolerate those who compromise our principles.
And though there are no lobbying groups and massive super-PACs representing the people’s interests, we will stand behind the power of our ideas and the strength of our values to re-energize our base and gain grassroots support.
My campaign’s focus is to help establish the new identity of our Republican party and exorcise the transgressions of those who have misrepresented our ideals.
My team is dedicated to providing a voice for the people and we will make no apologies for disrupting the status quo in representing them.
I am honored to have been asked to take a stand and represent the great people in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District and play a part in this historic transformation.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
John Kline (MN2-R) is so bad... he even faces a GOP challenger!!! Funny thing is...I agree with much of what challenger David Gerson says about Kline...calling John Kline as part of the problem since he's been in office since 2002...was in office during GOP held presidency and yet, still acts like he's not accountable for America's current economic melt down and policy failures...