Rachel Stassen Burger has an excellent piece in the Pioneer Press
about the group:
The piece talks about former Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer being
featured in the "Minnesota Majority" ad about health care.
From the article:
Kiffmeyer, who lost her re-election bid in 2006, was featured Friday
in an ad about heath care during Gov. Tim Pawlenty's weekly radio show
on WCCO-AM. In the ad, Kiffmeyer said liberals support "socialistic"
universal health care, which she likened to a welfare program.
There has been no recent proposal to have the state take over all
health care coverage. The Minnesota Majority Web site does feature a
health care proposal that state House Republicans, who are in the
minority, recently announced. The group also plans to co-host a series
of online discussions about health care.
Minnesota Majority is a political nonprofit organization that started
this summer to "restore our Founding Fathers' values to our state
public policy. We also hope to establish a sustainable movement that
will spawn the next generation of traditional values leaders in
Minnesota," according to its Web site.
Kiffmeyer, who is considering running for a state House seat next
year, said she decided to join the Minnesota Majority because it is
nonpartisan and focuses on issues she cares about.
Minnesota Majority's Web site features an issue paper on health care,
which backs consumer-driven health care and claims that racial
diversity and single-parent households negatively affect health in the
"Black women, for a variety of reasons, are more prone to underweight
babies than are Caucasian and Asian women. It is not surprising that
Sweden has a lower infant mortality rate, or that Japan has a longer
life expectancy than the United States does. They are nearly racially
pure; we are not," says the Web page, written by public speaker and
former radio talk show host David Racer.
Kiffmeyer said the page dealing with health care and its mention of
racial purity must be understood in context. That phrase, she said, is
"That's a genetic term," said Kiffmeyer, who is a nurse by training.
"It does matter when you are doing medical studies."
EY: Davis has a blog post howling about the article taking the
"racial purity" comment out of context, and for pointing out his
history pushing for an "anti-gay marriage amendment."
Davis huffs: "Jeff Davis has never used the terminology 'anti-gay
marriage amendment'. It is a term made-up by Left-wing media types to
try to put the proposed legislation in a negative light."
Davis's "traditional marriage" focus has been on keeping gays from
participating in the institution of marriage. His rhetoric on this
issue has been much more harsh than the more moderate Minnesota Family
Council. His radio ads going after rural area state senators were over
the top. Here's his website where he promotes the Bachmann amendment.
It's all about the homos.
It's also all about the homos on Minnesota Majority. They have an
issues statement on "homosexual marriage," two action alerts to
support Archbishop Niestadt for his anti-gay statements.
More at Lloydletta's Nooz:
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