consultants are sandburs

Monday, November 23, 2015

CD2 DFL: " 'We’re at the beginning stages of this. I know Angie and Mary have people committed — we’re seeking individuals focusing on the issues, trade deals, a single-payer health care plan, and ask them to get on our bus to the precinct caucuses.' [...] Kittelson says he will abide by the DFL endorsement, and if he wins it, he says 'the money will come.' " And more -- " 'I’m not a multimillionaire, I don’t hang around multimillionaires,' Kittleson says. 'I hang around farmers and workers and union guys. That’s the family I associate with. If I get a contribution from those groups I feel fortunate. …We’re not afraid of grass-roots building and that’s what we’re going to have to do.' 'We have a few volunteers who agree with my platform.' ”

KISS is the oft used acronym for "Keep It Simple, Stupid."

With a candidacy defined by his two key issues, TPP as a threat to a working nation, and single payer health care being the solution to the present SNAFU with Romneycare [Obamacare], Kittleson defines himself in a KISS fashion.

Yes, Romneycare/Obamacare is a clear kludge. With Big Pharma reform having been taken off the table at the start and any plan being D.O.A. if the insurance industrial complex felt crosswise of even a part of a plan, what did you expect?

And then the Republicans now repudiate Romneycare, which was their plan until Obama said, "Okay, we'll do it."

So if you need to ask "Who is Kittleson," or want to learn more, MinnPost here; an item on what they headline as a long-shot CD2 DFL candidacy in the course of writing an answer; including the headline quoted text and more.

Long-shot or not, as with Bernie, you have to like a candidate saying the right things; (the only caveat to that, is your "right things" and mine might differ greatly).

Clearly Kittleson is not John Galt of, "Who is John Galt" fame, but to many that works in his favor. You do not need a turgid seventeen hundred pages of repetition from Ayn Rand to understand nuances and a campaign based on clear policy solutions.

UPDATE: Info on Kittleson, here, from an earlier candidacy when he lived in Wisconsin.

FURTHER UPDATE: According to Eric Black's MinnPost reporting, single payer is a ballot initiative. In Colorado.

They get the good initiatives: Legal pot and single payer. We get hateful dreck from the Kiffmeyer-Lucero-Koch Brothers branch of the Republicans -- dumping on gay people and trying to bottleneck out Dem voters. It must be that good Colorado mountain water that the one uber-rightwing mediocre brewer there puts so much of into his meager beer. "Clearing the mind good" water, even when diluted with bad vile non-union beer.

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