The next steps...
Yesterday's Minnesota GOP Senate Primary is a huge but under-the-radar story. I am very grateful to all of you who voted for me.
Kurt Bills, the Ron Paul and Convention endorsed candidate, with hundreds of thousands of dollars, faced two "little known", underfinanced opponents (no quotes around underfinanced!) -- and barely won a majority. David Carlson, a 30 year old Marine Corps veteran (three tours in Afghanistan) did phenomenally well.
Please stop back to BobAgain.com every now and then. In the short term I'll be concentrating on the Journalist half of my Candidate-Journalist role, reporting from this web site. But the challenges America and Minnesota face will not be overcome in one election cycle. We can do it, but we're facing a bumpy road ahead.
I'm planning to be on the ballot in 2014, and I want to coordinate with David Carlson so we can run for different offices -- if he decides to run again -- and I hope and think he will. He is a very impressive guy. God Bless! -- Bob "Again" Carney Jr.
Below is the message I posted for primary election day.
The primary is today -- August 14th -- and I'm asking for your vote. The 2012 edition of Minnesota's Republican Party is trying to lead America straight over an economic cliff. Here's the proof -- direct quotes from the 2012 platform: "phasing out of Social Security..." "the abolition of the Federal Reserve..." "the Keynesian model... has no place in federal policy..." "Government-mandated employee benefits should be abolished..." "nullification of unconstitutional federal law in accordance with state sovereignty..." end "participation in the United Nations,... the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund altogether..."
Kurt Bills, the Ron Paul and convention endorsed candidate, has a short record, but it features one jaw dropping example of this dangerous trend. Bills' "Minnesota Constitutional Money Act of 2011" would recognize gold and silver coins as legal tender -- but that's just for starters. Bills' legislation would also require that transactions involving gold and silver coins "shall be free of taxation." Here's the truly incredible part: "Any official, agent, or employee of the state of Minnesota who attempts to assess, levy, collect, or in any other manner enforce, direct, assist, or participate in the enforcement of, any purported tax... shall be held personally liable [for] 100 times the amount of money at issue... including reasonable attorney fees,..." Only property taxes are not on Bills' list of taxes that would disappear.
Sure... we'd all love government services to be free. But they're not.
Two years ago about 10,000 Minnesotans voted for me in the Republican primary for Governor when I opposed Tom Emmer -- another extreme GOP candidate. I'm running again -- my website is BobAgain.com -- and I'm asking for your vote in the August 14th Republican primary for the US Senate -- open to all voters. We need to move the Minnesota Republican Party away from the brink. You can vote for me in the primary and still vote for any candidate on the November Ballot.
We must reverse the extreme right wing takover of the Minnesota Republican party.
Bob Carney Jr., Minneapolis