PAULSEN’S SNOOZE FEST
You might want Rep. Erik Paulsen to prepare your income taxes, but you certainly would fire him as your representative in Congress in a perilous time when the country is being run by a corrupt tyrant and his cronies.
After winning two lotteries — one to get a ticket to a “town hall” meeting and another to ask a question — I got my first face to face with Paulsen Wednesday night at a well attended event he arranged at the Brooklyn Park Community Center.
He answered meekly, “no comment” when I pondered aloud: “You have been getting a paycheck from taxpayers for 14 years and serving in the House without distinction so wouldn’t now be a good time to road test trickle down economics? Have you contacted Target about getting your old job back.”
The disagreable scold who was the meeting’s monitor commented that I was “rude.” (Ms. Manners continually admonished the enthusiastic audience to be “civil.”) If ever there was a time to be candid, it’s now I concluded after about 45 minutes of his inane mumblings.
Anyone who avoided sleep during the event could see that Paulsen lacks conviction and passion for the job in a Congress that desperately needs people of conviction about liberty and equality.
Another resident asked the somnulent congressman while he has waited almost 8 years to hold a “town hall” event. For him it was a brave decision to meet constituents although he dislikes uncivil discourse and acknowledges that “you can’t please everyone.”
A senior man with died blonde hair and sporting a “Trump” lapel pin seemed to be a functionary for the congressman’s team but didn’t ask questions.
We had to write our names and cities on an index card and throw them in a bowl for a drawing to determine who could ask questions. Impromptu outbursts were not allowed in this tightly controlled event.
Planned Parenthood had a huge presence outside the Brooklyn Park Community Center Wednesday night for the Paulsen event along with freelance protestors. The protestors lacked “tickets” to the meeting so were not allowed inside the building.