What the Heck is Happening to Conservatives in MN
We’re getting fired! Well some are. This just in, (HT Students For Bachmann) Senator Bachmann fired from Minority Leadership.
SAINT PAULâ€”A fight to the finish over whether to raise taxes has led to the removal of Senator Michele Bachmann, (R-Stillwater) from her State Senate leadership position as Assistant Minority Leader in charge of Policy for the Senate Republican Caucus.
â€œMy constituents are my first priority, and theyâ€™ve consistently supported me fighting tax increases. I think theyâ€™d agree that Iâ€™ve been very faithful to their wishes,â€ said Bachmann.
â€œUnfortunately, I felt at the end of the recent legislative session that I was fighting an uphill battle on my constituentsâ€™ behalf,â€ said Bachmann. â€œIt became especially clear on the final day of session when I offered an amendment to remove the cigarette tax from the Health and Human Services budget bill that my philosophical differences with the minority leader were just too deep for him to allow me to continue in a leadership position.â€
â€œToday the fallout was finalizedâ€”I was stripped of my leadership position,â€ said Bachmann. â€œItâ€™s a shame that the anti-tax message is lost on the leadership when it so resonates with our constituents.â€
â€œWhatâ€™s most discouraging is that in the end, I supported final passage of the HHS budget bill because of its strong pro-life language recognizing fetal pain, and still the minority leader was not satisfied,â€ said Bachmann.
â€œFor five years, I have consistently fought tax increases and have been an advocate for the unborn,â€ said Bachmann. â€œThough my advocacy has cost me my leadership position, I will continue to fight against tax increases and for the well-being of those who cannot speak for themselves. The upside of todayâ€™s event is that I can be completely committed to thinking about my constituentsâ€™ concerns.â€
Looks like not every one shares the blogosphere’s disgust for more and more spending. Too bad that another fine conservative has fallen to the moderate Republican leadership of the Minnesota Legislature. Now Senator Bachmann and Representative Krinkie have either left in protest or been thrown out of their leadership positions due to the complete unraveling of the Conservative Movement in Minnesota.
Who’s next? It could be you. Watch out, the daggers are out in this town. I know of a few Elected officials who are strongly considering hanging it up rather than have to deal with the bother of controling spending because of attack dogs and bloggers, but the Moderate Republicans are on the offensive. They want to drive out the budget hawks and tax cutters. They want a clear path towards a Bigger Minnesota Budget. Senator Bachmann’s firing from Assistant Minority Leader is a blow for next year. She had the ability to hold Johnson’s feet to the fire and get results. Something we conservatives have been lacking of. Too bad for us, the conservatives, I guess.
This has a correlation to my post about last night’s BBQ. If I have time, I’ll expunge my thoughts later tonight.
BUT in some bit of luck, Senator Bachmann will be coming over to casa de Residual Forces for a pow wow next Thursady. It is about the 6th CD, and she asked for the meeting. But I will sure try to get some good material for you, my fellow readers. I may even try to talk her into trivia at Keegan’s.