Last week I wrote a piece about the difference between Mike Obermueller’s email and John Kline’s email to supporters, A tale of two emails: Kline vs. Obermueller. I wrote about how John Kline is running against and raising money based on fear of an imaginary liberal boogeyman, while Mike Obermueller is running against John Kline and John Kline’s lack of leadership.
I got to thinking, why isn’t John Kline running on his record?
John Kline has been in Congress for a decade. Apparently the only accomplishment he can run on is his opposition to Barack Obama, ObamaCare and The Stimulus? What about the 6 years his President was in charge? What about the years his party controlled the House, Senate and the Presidency?
Why is it that when the Democrats controlled all three chambers for a fraction of the time the Republicans did, they were able to pass a major social reform bill in the healthcare bill that had been a goal since Harry Truman was president, but nothing was done on the supposedly most important social issues to Republicans when they controlled all three. Today they continue to take symbolic votes to oppose Democrats, but Kline couldn’t provide the leadership to take an actual vote.
It’s no wonder John Kline is terrified of Mike Obermueller. Mike is raising money that nobody in recent elections has been able to raise, and that money will be used to attack John Kline’s record, or the lack-there-of.