Thursday, October 11, 2007

Sen. Klobuchar Struggles to Keep Base

You know you are in trouble when you are a newly elected Senator and a major poll shows huge approval ratings for you but you are worried about your party's base bolting because of your wish washiness to become popular in the first place.

If this is happening to you, then your name is Sen. Klobuchar.

Recently she meet with bloggers to try to stem the tide of people calling her on her phony views. Progressives are waking up to the fact that we could have nominated anyone to beat Kennedy, but we picked Norm Coleman's twin.

You can read about her attempt to keep the left wing from bolting here and here.


classconscious said...

First of all, of course I think she is a nice person, and I'm impressed that she agreed to meet with the bloggers who disagreed with her. But I don't know if Amy is a Progressive deep down and is trying to hide it, or if she is a conservative Democrat who is trying to seem liberal. If I had to guess I'd say the latter. It wouldn't bother me so much if I knew the truth on where she actually stands.

In these urgent times we live, it is especially important that our senators are doing everything they can to end the occupation of Iraq, stop the next war, implement a single payer health care system, and get going on aggresively reducing carbon emissions to stop global warming. Amy Klobuchar is not doing her job on any of this. She may try to tell you what a good job she is doing(yes she does vote for safe popular issues that benefit working people), but she is a careful, calcualting, and evading politician like most of the rest. Seems like only Russ Feingold and a handful in the House, Kucinich, Barbara Lee etc. are taking action. Every minnesota politician (and out of state visiting politician) will invoke the name of Wellstone, because they know that the base loves him. Just mentioning his name will endear Demcorats to you. But most of the time, they have no intention of actually modelling his behavior. Why is that?

Suze said...

Everytime she opens up her mouth she embarasses me both as a Democrat and a Minnesotan. She just doesn't sound very bright.