Allen Quist's pathetic yard signs propel him to MNGOP endorsement for open House seat [PHOTO]


Allen Quist's statement:
Mankato--Former State Representative Allen Quist won the Republican Party endorsement tonight in Mankato for the Special Election in House District 19A, getting 85% of the first ballot vote. The district takes in all of Nicollet County and parts of Blue Earth and Le Sueur counties.

The Special Election date has been set by Governor Dayton for February 12th, coincidentally President Lincoln's birthday.

In his speech, Quist noted that one of the big issues in this legislative session will be the proposed expansion of Medicaid by 25% to cover 300,000 more people in Minnesota. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states cannot be required to expand Medicaid.

Quist said that Medicaid costs in Minnesota are $8.5 billion a year, equal to half the entire state budget, half paid by the federal government and half paid by the state. Quist said that expanding Medicaid this way is spending money we do not have.

Quist also said that since Minnesota would be setting up its own health care Exchange, he would attempt to structure the Exchange so that married couples could not be charged more for their health insurance than similar couples who live together but are unmarried.

Quist noted that Special Elections are much like Primary Elections in that they are won by name ID and getting supporters out to vote. Quist won the August Primary in 19A by a margin of 16% over a sitting state senator. Quist said he has the team in place to contact those voters and get them to vote for him again in February.

Quist said he has a strong support base that is ready to hit the ground running on Friday


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digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

the lord answers my prayers   HAHHAHAHAHAHAH

green23
green23 topcommenter

It's pretty pathetic that an old re-tread like Quist is now the great hope of the MNGOP's evangelical faction.

TheConservativeJerk
TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

One of the scholars on "Agenda 21"

Of course, most who read this blog have no idea what Agenda 21 is, although they know what the earth summit is.

WilliamJ83
WilliamJ83

I'm so happy about this I could cry.

Bryce Otter Larson
Bryce Otter Larson

the word 'pathetic' doesn't belong in respectable journalism. let the story speak for itself.

green23
green23 topcommenter

@TheConservativeJerk I guess that's why he went into such depth on Agenda 21 in outlining the important issues of upcoming campaign.

Being a "scholar" of Agenda 21 is on the same level as being a "scholar" of Elvish. Almost everything that Quist is alarmed about in Agenda 21 is fiction put forward by people even more out of touch than Quist. Please keep pushing the fear-mongering over this non-issue. The voters need to be reminded that the MNGOP has become more crazy after the election, not less. It's not as if your reputation could sink any lower, but you can still serve a cautionary role.

womanphoenix
womanphoenix

@TheConservativeJerk Agenda 21 is a nice innocuous United Nations document having to do with -- GASP! -- planning how we should handle basic societal needs!  (The free market red-in-tooth-and-claw sort of system not having worked all that well, particularly in the last forty-odd years.) 

Of course, since it involves planning for the greater good and not making allowances for private entities to swoop down and make huge profits while screwing people, this makes it the current Emmanuel Goldstein demonization figure on the John Birch Society hit parade.

green23
green23 topcommenter

@Bryce Alan Ginsberg Larson Of course, this is a *blog*. Bloggers aren't journalists. They *can* take a journalistic approach to a story, but mostly it's about a viewpoint. 

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@green23 Any wonder why Republicans vote for people like Quist and Bachmann when their base is a bunch of stupid crazy bigots like kirk, keny, and ming? 

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@womanphoenix if putting limits on human potential is your goal, by all means support Agenda 21. Personally, I'd never allow someone to tell me how smart I could be, how happy I could be, or how much money I could make. Also, what is your definition of "public good"? Is your public good the same as my public good? Where is your legitimacy for imposing your defintion of public good on the world?

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@green23 what is Rupar's viewpoint? That Quist shouldn't run because he doesn't agree with him even though voters in his district voted him in? But i thought Rupar supposedly supports democracy....

Or is his yard sign pathetic because he recycled them instead of chopping down more trees for new ones? But I thought he supported the environment. So what are Rupar's beliefs? And why do you defend his doublespeak?

green23
green23 topcommenter

@MicheleBachmann @green23 I don't wonder about that one bit. The thing that makes me wonder is why they think that yelling their crazy magic words louder makes it more persuasive to anyone that doesn't *already* buy into it. 

Even Kirk admits that most don't know what Agenda 21 is. So why does he invoke it? At some point, nobody is going to be able to understand the gibberish coming from conservatives as they become more insular. Discourse with them has pretty much already devolved into magic words that they believe instantly convert those who hear them into wingnuts. The mystery is that they think this situation is indicative of them "winning".

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@MicheleBachmann we know that agenda 21 is real plan put together by the UN. The authors admit to it, it can be viewed, we can prove it; which means it's a positive. There is no ACTUAL physical evidence to suggest that Obama or anyone found an Osama bin Laden, or that ObL was even real. Every pain was taken to cover any and all physical evidence of his supposed existence. One cannott prove a negative. If you only rely on hearsay, then you don't believe in science. Even a retard should be able to see that.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@mingtran lol  We have no substance as you talk about a make believe conspiracy theory.  

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@green23 always dodging, no substance. Just like MB.

green23
green23 topcommenter

@mingtran Why don't you ask the people that tell you what to think what it means?

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@green23 what does that even mean? Are you saying you're better than me because you want someone to live your life for you?

green23
green23 topcommenter

@mingtran Everything that you say is belied by your eagerness to absorb, believe, and repeat fantasies fed to you by people who want to control how you think. The irony is that you think that your ability to lie to yourself makes you more independent and "free". 

I'm beginning to believe that you are that idiot "pizza" with a new name.


MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@mingtran lol  How cowardly do you have to be to think the UN has any influence or power over the United States.  Don't worry stupid little coward, Barack Obama will keep you safe.  I'm sure he could kill the big bad UN President if he attacks America just like he killed Bin Laden.   Agenda 21 is made up nonsense for idiots.  We have real problems.  If you are stupid enough to be afraid of this please just go away so the adults can solve real problems. 

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