We should be happy. We have the opportunity to talk to Congressman Kline this week. President Obama asked John Kline to meet with him to talk about the future of healthcare reform, but it looks like Kline and other Republicans are going to turn the President down.
Republicans are suspicious that President Obama’s invitation to discuss healthcare is some sort of a plot to make them look bad. Doesn’t it seem bad to say no to a discussion about a topic that is important to both sides simply because they are afraid of Obama?
I doubt the two DFL candidates vying to take on John Kline would say no to a meeting to discuss the future well-being of the people of the United States. DFL candidate Dan Powers has regularly expressed a willingness to meet with any and all people to make a difference in Washington. His opponent for the DFL endorsement, Shelley Madore, has a proven record of meeting with people and getting things done. Both of them have been very open to ideas people have given them, and I believe would do a great job of representing the district.
There are a couple blog postings out in the blogosphere discussing Kline’s unwillingness to aid the district.
Where is John Kline? at mnpACT!’s blog
Where is John Kline? Is John Kline at the Bottom of this Pothole? at Holly Cairnes’ blog
MN-02 : Kline Needs to Listen To The Neighbors at the Minnesota Central blog
This Friday at Faribault High School, 6:30 pm, residents of CD2 have the opportunity to give John Kline a message. We can tell him we want him to meet with the President. We want somebody who is open to new ideas, not somebody who dismisses ideas based on the ideology of the person who proposes the idea. And we want a representative who can help the district, the state and the nation.
If he is not willing to show up and make a difference, then we need to oust him in favor of Shelley Madore or Dan Powers.