If ever there was a video that was nothing but spin, Tarryl’s introduction into Eighth District politics fits that bill:
Tarryl’s video starts with scenes from the Duluth Harbor and the start of the St. Louis River. Tarryl then says that she’s from Central Minnesota before saying “I’m running for office but I think of myself as a public servant.” According to the Secretary of State’s website, Public Servant Tarryl Clark has been running for office since 2000.
While Tarryl might think of herself as a public servant, people who’ve seen her in action think of her as a career politician. Public servant is just a euphemism.
What’s laughable is the last line of the video. That’s where she says “If you elect me, I will go and fight for you.”
What makes it laughable is Tarryl’s willingness to sell her soul to the people who support her. In 2010, every union that I knew of supported her. There were even a few unions that I didn’t know existed that supported her. Then, in the debate hosted by the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce, she tried telling the audience that she wasn’t sure if she’d vote for EFCA, the unions’ top priority.
Compare Tarryl’s flights of fancy with Chip Cravaack’s no-nonsense style and his solutions-oriented mindset. Here’s a classic example of Chip’s mindset:
Higher energy prices have real consequences. Everything from the daily commute to the grocery bill is getting more expensive, and Americans are taking notice.
Under President Obama’s watch, the price of gasoline has shot up 95 percent. Unfortunately, this week the President is touting a tax hike that won’t help create jobs or lower gas prices.
I will continue to fight for lower gas prices but it’s an uphill battle. Washington politicians continue to put up artificial obstacles and they continue to block common sense solutions. The bottom line is that gas prices need to come down now.
This punishment at the pump is putting the squeeze on small businesses and job growth.
That is why we need an “all-of-the-above” energy policy. I believe in the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign and unstable suppliers. To date, I’m proud to have supported important measures to achieve U.S. energy independence and job creation.
Specifically, I have supported the Keystone XL pipeline, which would immediately create thousands of jobs for U.S. workers. I have also supported “The Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act,” a bill which would allow the U.S. to utilize its vast energy reserves.
There’s no way Tarryl would support any of these initiatives because she couldn’t afford losing the enthusiastic support from the militant environmentalists that’ve always supported her.
Again, what shines through is Tarryl’s commitment to her supporters and her supporters only vs. Chip’s doing what’s best for Minnesota’s families.
Tarryl’s bubble will burst this August when she’s defeated in the DFL primary. She’s as unwelcome in the Eighth as a carpetbagger as she was unwelcome here in the Sixth as a liberal.
Perhaps Tarryl will return to original calling of being a lobbyist.