Did you read the comments on my last post titled “Sen. Dave Thompson’s dog-whistle, McCarthy style fear mongering about Sharia Law”? The post prompted a very interesting comment by Mac Hall from Minnesota Central.
Mac asked how many questions I received during my campaign about Sharia Law. Dave Thompson recently announced he would introduce an anti-Sharia Law bill. That was until he realized, or maybe I should say other people realized for him, that it was unconstitutional, anti-religion and discriminatory against a group of Minnesota citizens.
I’m not sure how much of a concern it was from the people Dave Thompson talked to, but I received zero questions or comments about Sharia law. I also don’t recall a lot gun questions or comments of any kind, although one of the other DFL candidates in the district was threatened with being shot, so maybe Dave Thompson was talking to that Lakeville resident.
I certainly didn’t hear anything about stealing money from our kid’s future by borrowing money from our schools with no plan or even willingness to repay the borrowed money.
No, these all seem to be coming from someplace else. Honestly, I don’t know much about ALEC, and have not paid a lot of attention to all of the ALEC complaints, but maybe there is something to it. I say that, because I talked to a lot of people who were concerned about jobs, the ineffectual legislature and its extreme partisanship, and either their threatened foreclosure or their neighbor’s foreclosure.
It’s funny because when the Pioneer Press endorsed Dave Thompson, they thought he would be a more effective legislator for his district. Well they were right about him being a more effective legislator, but he is a better legislator for extremist special interests, not his district.
It is too bad that the Senate District DFL met for their endorsing convention yesterday and didn’t endorse a candidate to take on Dave Thompson in 2012. If there is a Lakeville or Farmington resident willing to take on Dave Thompson this fall, I will do everything I can to help, just contact me.