Have you heard this story before … After being elected, a Congressman buys a home in Washington and soon seems to be more interested in pleasing his Party Managers and financial benefactors than his constituents … constituents complain but he ignores … soon an internal challenger emerges.
Want proof ?
When citizens presented him a signed open-letter of concerns on his voting record, to their dismay, the incumbent Congressman promptly threw it into the trash in front of them.
The letter, entitled MN CD2 and America Deserve Better, outlined complaints about John Kline’s votes and performance and concluded with this statement :
Our kids can’t afford the future you are giving them.
Mr. Kline, we need you to be a leader not just vote how the party leadership tells you to. If you cannot do this we will find someone else who better represents us.
Meet David Gerson, John Kline’s challenger for the August 14th primary.
The Gerson website appraises John Kline’s performance :
John Kline has Raised Taxes! Though he claims he is for lower taxes, his voting record clearly demonstrates that he is not. Kline repeatedly votes for bigger government, wasteful budgets, and inflated legislation that increases the federal deficit.
John Kline is a Rubber Stamp Politician! Kline always votes with John Boehner and their special interest groups. He does not represent the people of his district.
John Kline Supports Wall Street, Not Main Street! Kline voted twice for the $700 billion bailout of his Wall Street buddies who are major contributors to his campaign.
John Kline has Stolen Your Liberties! Kline’s votes have limited your right to free speech, privacy, and trial by due process.
The Gerson website states his positions such as :
I will end crony capitalism
I support Limited Government
I will create an even playing field in our pursuit of happiness !
I support the Constitution
I will vote to bring the troops home
I will vote to cut Spending
David Gerson is making the same observation that DFL-endorsed candidate Mike Obermueller has stated :
“John Kline has not changed Washington as much as Washington has changed John Kline.”
If voters want responsive representation in Washington, a Garson – Obermueller match-up in November would guarantee that.