There wasn’t much doubt about whether Zach Dorholt was a far left lefty going into this campaign. He’d voted for the biggest tax increase in Minnesota history. He voted for the biggest spending increase in Minnesota history, too. Of course, Dorholt said he voted for the tax increase to pay for property tax relief. It’s worth noting that Dorholt’s property tax relief didn’t appear. The things that Dorholt voted for that did appear were the tax increases and the Senate Office Building.
Among the other things that appeared were taxes on small businesses and farmers. When Dorholt returned home, he got an ear full from business leaders for his vote on those tax increases. It didn’t take him or the DFL long to change their minds on those tax increases. The first order of business when they returned to session in 2014 was to repeal some of the tax increases they’d passed the previous session.
It’s become even more clear that Mr. Dorholt is a far left lefty this election. That’s because an organization called Our Revolution is officially supporting Dorholt. The Our Revolution About Us page. starts by saying “Our Revolution will revitalize American democracy by unifying the millions of people who got involved over the course of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in support of progressive causes.”
Bernie Sanders’ policies are to the left of Barack Obama’s — by a country mile. Others that Our Revolution endorsed include Keith Ellison and Raul Grijalva, co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Rep. Marcy Kaptur and Russ Feingold, the man that tried to limit political speech with the McCain-Feingold legislation.
There isn’t a centrist in this bunch. The fact that Our Revolution endorsed Dorholt and Ellison speaks volumes about Dorholt’s politics. St. Cloud might not be conservative but it isn’t far left socialist, either. That’s who Bernie Sanders is. That’s who Keith Ellison and Raul Grijalva are.
Apparently, that’s who Zach Dorholt is, too.
Authored By Let Freedom Ring Blog