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May 23, 2011

Pawlenty enters the GOP race with a blast at Obama

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in a web video Sunday night, will use his first presidential campaign appearance Monday to chargePresident Barack Obama has clearly failed.

"President Barack Obama's policies have failed," he was to say. Excerpts of the speech, to be given later Monday, were released earlier. "But more than that, he won't even tell us the truth about what it's really going to take to get us out of the mess we're in...I'm going to take a different approach. I'm going to tell you the truth."

Pawlenty was to speak in Des Moines. Iowa, which shares a long border with Minnesota, is crucial to his White House hopes.

Iowa traditionally holds the nation's first caucus, and a win there would give the little-known, understated Pawlenty an instant national boost.

In his speech Monday, he planned to paint himself as a uniter and a sharp contrast to Obama.

The nation, Pawlenty said, "is just running out of money." The government hit its $14.3 trillion debt limit last week, and is expected to run out of borrowing authority August 2. Congress is now struggling to craft legislation to raise the limit.

Pawlenty called himself as a uniter, someone who moved "a liberal state in a conservative direction.:"

"In Washington, Barack Obama has consistently stood for higher taxes, more spending, more government, more powerful special interests and less individual freedom," he said.




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It is going to be nice watching Pawlenty explain in detail how he balanced budgets as Governor. He took money from many needed programs to do it. He left his state in a financial mess.


I am thrilled that Sarah Palin has decided to run. I am so looking forward to watching SNL.

The writers won't even have to write a script, they just quote her verbatim.

We will get to see her make a fool of herself on the news and then again on SNL as she spreads her anger, hate, and discontent over the airwaves.

Get the popcorn ready and let the party begin as all the less than stellar Rethug and Tea Party candidates come a marching on in.

Talk about cheap entertainment.


Rather than bashing President Obama, Tim Pawlenty should be explaining why he pardoned a convicted Pedophile.

The convicted Pedophile married his 15 year old victim and Pawlenty pardoned him so that he could open a DAYCARE CENTER.

Now he is once again convicted of sexual abuse as a resulted of sexually abusing the daughter he had with the wife.

According to the daughter, the sexual abuse went on for years.

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Oh my God! $14,3 trillion debt limit! Can't believe...

Lorne Marr

The problem is that Pawlenty has recently come out against farm subsidies which is a dangerous step especially when presented in Iowa where no presidential candidate has ever won the support of the majority if he expressed similar views.

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