MNDFL chair Brian Melendez sent this out to the faithful yesterday:
The more Minnesotans hear from Tom Horner, the clearer it becomes that he is just another Republican insider, and his only plan is to continue Governor Pawlenty’s failed policies.
Insider? A guy who hasn’t darkened the doorstep of a GOP caucus since Arne Carlson was in office?
By that standard, Mitch Berg is “just another Libertarian Party insider”.
As far as that bit about “continu[ing] Governor Pawlenty’s failed (sic) policies”? Let’s take a brief march back through time:
CANDIDATE PAWLENTY: “No new taxes!
GOVERNOR PAWLENTY: Nope. No new taxes!
GOVERNOR PAWLENTY: Ixnay on the Axestay!
GOVERNOR PAWLENTY: You shall not pass…taxes!
TOM HORNER: We need over two billion in new taxes!
I’d think even Brian Melendez could detect the pattern, here.
Tom Horner wants to raise sales taxes on almost everything we buy, which will hit middle-class families twice as hard as others. And while Minnesota’s middle-class families are struggling, Tom Horner’s priority is to cut taxes for big businesses.
As opposed to Mark Dayton – who’ll raise taxes on everyone, directly or indirectly – and Tom Emmer, who …won’t!
With less than five weeks left until the election, we wanted to make sure all Minnesota’s voters know exactly what Tom Horner stands for.
Who is Tom Horner? Just another Republican.
Read: “Internal polling shows he’s taking a lot more Democrat than GOP votes”