The problem with career politicians is that they have the ability to make claims that are demonstrably false and yet make them sound awe-inspiring.
At last week’s MPR debate Keith Ellison said:
‘He was focused on jobs.’ He also claimed, ‘He was going to release his tax returns.’
The week prior he was the featured speaker at a forum called, "Ending Torture Now: Moving Forward by Looking Backward.”
This week he’s in North Carolina hanging out with his buddy, Van Jones, at the DNC Convention. Van Jones is the disgraced former White House official who was forced to resign by the Obama Administration after his claims that 9/11 was an inside job became public.
From the sound of Keith’s tweets they are having a really good time in North Carolina.
So much for the focus on jobs. It would appear he’s only focused on Obama and Biden’s jobs.
In case you are wondering there are no signs of his tax returns.
Ellison and his fellow party members made sweeping promises to restore the economy and return American jobs. What they would like us to forget is that from 2008-2010 they controlled the House, Senate and the Whitehouse.
They failed to accomplish these promises because the policies they supported had crippling effects on the economy. We will no longer allow their hypocrisy to go unchecked.
The political party that shoved Obamacare down the throats of every American without one single Republican vote wants us to believe that they are the ones willing to compromise.
The political party that left God out of their platform and only to put it back in when they were called out by the mainstream press wants us to believe that they represent mainstream America.
The political party that controls the entire City of Minneapolis, home of the largest achievement gap in education between black and white students as well as the largest unemployment gap between black and white workers, wants us to believe that they are the only ones who care about children and workers.
Our economic problems are a real threat to our American way of life. Career politicians got us into this mess and they wont get us out.
The force that is stopping our economy from booming, our entitlement programs from being strengthened and our middle class from growing is not Republicans; it’s simple arithmetic.
We are on an unsustainable path. Each year that goes by without a significant reform to government we inch closer to the brink of fiscal collapse.
We do not lack solutions or the expertise required to fix our problems. We need leaders who capable of leveling with the American people.
The Federal Government should in no way be responsible for hiring school teachers, police officers and firefighters. That is what state legislatures and Governors do.
The Federal Government has no right to expect Americans to believe that only 2.7 million of us (the number of people who earn 250k or more a year, according to the IRS) are going to fix the problems of the whole entire country just by paying more.
The message is simple. Just because politicians can give emotional speeches and say things that sound terrific it doesn’t mean that it’s so.
If I am elected I will work to ensure we have a smaller, less intrusive and more efficient government that adheres to our founding principles and protects freedom and liberty for all Americans.
The choice we have this year is to support the status quo or support reforms that strengthen our country.
If I am elected I will provide the focused attention and leadership needed to move us forward. We can do great things when we Come Together.
ABOUT: Chris Fields is the alternative to Keith Ellison in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District. Chris is a retired combat veteran who honorably served his country for more than 21 years in the United States Marine Corps. His message of reform, responsibility, and accountability is encouraging people from diverse backgrounds and political persuasions to Come Together to support a leader that will make real and tangible changes to a broken political system.