Eden Prairie GOP candidate's outspoken blogging elicits criticism from both sides of aisle

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One MNGOPer expressed concern the DFL will gain a seat in November if Kihne wins her primary.
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Sheila Kihne is a Republican activist and Eden Prairie resident who is running in an August primary for a Minnesota House seat.

On her website, Kihne characterizes herself as a "small-government conservative." But in recent weeks, some of Kihne's fellow Republicans have reached out to us about blog posts she's written that suggest she's so conservative, she actually favors raising taxes on low-income Minnesotans. (Liberals have also gotten in touch to draw attention to Kihne's blog.)

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For instance, here's what Kihne wrote in July 2009 under the headline, "Annoy a Liberal Thought of the Day" (emphasis mine):
Liberals believe in a "progressive tax system", but shouldn't the number progress from something other than 0%?

Bush actually removed millions of people from the bottom of the tax rolls and reduced tax rates for everybody, it's a huge liberal lie that his tax cuts only helped "the rich."

My proposal:

Actually tax everybody, we're "all in this together" Right? We all should "share the pain" Right? This could help bring in the much needed "revenue" that liberals say we need to balance budgets, (vs. cutting spending which is the conservative solution.)

So let's start with, say a 5% income tax for those at the bottom. You have to pay at least some percentage of your income to the government....at least if you want to vote. If you don't want to vote, you can keep on paying nothing. Sounds fair to me.
That's far from the only controversial thing Kihne has published on her "The Activist Next Door" blog, which has been dormant for a few years now. Other examples include Kihne's October 2008 "Redistribution Plan," which begins with this hypothetical: "What if I doled out the $12,000 tax raise I'm going to pay under Obama's plan and had to file who I gave the money to on my federal tax return?"

"I believe in helping those in need- I'd sign up four families for a free $3,000 check at the end of the year- in return they'd sign a contract with me," Kihne continues, before outlining some of the terms of her contract, which include:
5. you will not own any of the following items (if you do, you'll immediately sell them) an iPod, a flat screen television, video games, a computer or any designer clothing...

7. any children 12 or over will have a job to contribute to the household income
Because finding work in the 21st century is so much easier without the distractions computer ownership brings, right?

Another post from that same month makes a case that Republicans are happier than Democrats.

"I think our principle value of individual responsibility means that we put happiness in our own hands," Kihne writes. "This is why WE KNOW redistribution of wealth doesn't work and welfare is really just institutionalized racism. We know that the government trying to jip people of the rewards that work brings leads to more societal ills- not less."

There's also this gem from one of Kihne's April 2009 posts: "When it comes to waterboarding terrorists, I have just four words... Hand me the hose."

Finally, in a March 2009 post entitled, "Thirty-Five-Year-Old Dinosaur," Kihne suggests single women who get pregnant don't deserve a full-blown wedding ceremony.

(For more, click to page two.)



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TyreByter
TyreByter

THE MORE YOU SQUEAL THE MORE I THINK SHE IS RIGHT! OF COURSE YOU HAD TO GO BACK YEARS TO DIG UP SOME COMMENT TO BE OUTRAGED ABOUT.  OF COURSE THAT IS WHAT PROPAGANDISTS DO!


EVERY CITIZEN SHOULD PAY TAXES EVEN IF YOU ONLY MAKE A DOLLAR. THEN YOU HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN HOW THE COUNTRY IS RUN.

TyreByter
TyreByter

THE MORE YOU SQUEAL THE MORE I THINK SHE IS RIGHT.  OF COURSE YOU HAD TO GO BACK YEARS TO DIG UP SOMETHING TO FEIGN OUTRAGE ABOUT.  OF COURSE THAT IS WHAT PROPAGANDISTS DO.  LOL!

TyreByter
TyreByter

NICE HIT PIECE.  BUT HEY, THE LOUDER YOU SQUEAL THE MORE I THINK SHE IS RIGHT.  OF COURSE YOU HAD TO GO BACK YEARS TO DREDGE SOMETHING UP TO USE AGAINST HER.  BUT HEY THAT IS WHAT PROPAGANDISTS DO! LOL!

Tabitha Bogen
Tabitha Bogen

I rarely use this word but damn... What a cunt. Ever heard of a poll tax or I don't know, the feminist movement that created an opportunity for you to just attempt to run for public office? Cunt doesn't even apply. It's insulting to vaginas everywhere. We need a new word...

fuck_off_village_voi
fuck_off_village_voi

well, of course, no *nice* woman can get raped.

no *republican* white woman, anyway.

or, at least, no white republican woman who ever walks to her car alone. 

and you never do that, do you, bitch?

Werdna
Werdna

Apparently she's never heard of sales tax. Or the 24th Amendment (poll taxes).


Let's hope she gets the nomination.

Kevin J. O'Brien
Kevin J. O'Brien

Another personal freedom Republican making judgments on other people.

Michael Mitchell
Michael Mitchell

So if you are to be married, you should not have a public ceremony for the community and the family??? Marriage is family and is about the union of two and the bond for the community. That's why there are government benefits to married couples. Because it benefits the whole group to have families. Completely missed the point, this elected hopeful has.

Stephanie Marie
Stephanie Marie

well each to their own...ive been engaged for 11 1/2yrs and three kids with the same guy...we just go to other ppls weddings....lol

Nancy Yaklich
Nancy Yaklich

clearly she's a whacko... what's this everyone has to pay some taxes to vote...guess she missed those American history classes where they discussed poll taxes... it's great she's blogging so everyone EP voter gets to know the real her not the image she'll advertise during the campaign

Gary Classen
Gary Classen

Jesus embraced, and whipped scorners. Watch out lady.

Joe Beckman
Joe Beckman

Let her talk, this way we know who the dumb ones are.

Brad Michael
Brad Michael

Prude. Maybe the brides should have to wear a scarlet p for preggers during the wedding.

Valerie Voeks
Valerie Voeks

So she's saying hide it like everyone did in the nifty fifties? Apparently this idiot doesn't know that feminism in the 70's is the reason she can run for office.

Chris Peden
Chris Peden

I didn't even read the post. But I can already tell she a dipshit.

David Dodds
David Dodds

if the gop get elected are they going to resign to make the government smaller

Ryan Thompson
Ryan Thompson

As long as you don't end up on welfare from your choices I could care less.

Jim Freundschuh
Jim Freundschuh

I read her redistribution plan. OK.... I'd give it a try, but I too have some conditions, and they are much more simple than hers. So.... Sheila needs to do this first. With only the clothes on her back and $5.00 in her pocket, she lives on the streets for a year. I'll give her an "Obamaphone", but she cannot contact her current friends and family. No "lifelines". No credit or debit cards. While looking for work, she can't use any of her current resume. In other words, start from scratch. That's it. I'd like to see what her blog looks like after that.

Aaron Frederickson
Aaron Frederickson

Geez, a conservative opinion. I bet people would get excitd and she would be more electable if she expressed a view point about the virtues of having 9 kids with 8 different people and living off welfare.

Corey James
Corey James

Just another brain dead Teabagger. Do they grow these things in pods now, or what?

gabemichael12
gabemichael12

What is that dumb cunt thinking? She is beyond insane.  

Angie Heyne
Angie Heyne

Well that's what the sluts get for having sex in the first place! Shame, shame! (Insert sarcasm font :/)

Joni Whiting
Joni Whiting

dusty I was gonna say that!!!! we don't need another wackjob in office don't we have enough of them already??? Them kids better get out and vote in Nov

Debra Martin
Debra Martin

Something happened to Minnesota you really can pick them -\U0001f601

Carrie Kimple
Carrie Kimple

Very true, Elizabeth. I figured since I was "knocked up" when I got engaged, I fell into this category of impurity \U0001f609

Tara Lynn
Tara Lynn

Wouldn't she have to not be mentally disabled/challenged to be a canadate??? Whoaa...the nerve, ignorance & stupidity of this broad!!!!

Joe Cernius
Joe Cernius

first michelle and now this one have the women back in minnesota gone crazy

Rich Harrison
Rich Harrison

It's hard to believe the world still generates these people.

Ann Marie Lund
Ann Marie Lund

let her keep talking... and talking.. she'll bury herself.

ebh7
ebh7

I hope you do not get injured or fired from your job.

bloodface
bloodface

Unfortunately, these are everywhere.

bloodface
bloodface

Two women, bro, does not equal "the women of Minnesota." It's unfortunate that all the men in Grand Junction don't know how to do math and eat their own dead hair.

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