Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) has continued to support President Barack Obama's jobs plan, and on Tuesday, the congressman had an op-ed published by the Huffington Post that said the plan is "our country's opportunity to seize today's moment, and put our country back to work."
Ellison also criticized Republicans' stance on the issue:
Times are tough. Most Americans are experiencing the greatest financial crisis of their lifetimes and many are still struggling to find work. In times like these, it is easy to despair.
Instead of supporting legislation to solve the jobs crisis, right-wing pundits and politicians are encouraging this gloom by claiming America is in "decline."
These critics are cynical and wrong. Great crises have historically forged great leaders, and this one is no exception.
As with nearly everything in politics these days, Ellison's piece elicited both strong support...
Rep. Ellison, I work with a guy who grew up in the Twin Cities. he listens to Minnesota Public radio online at work, so we hear about you and the Democrats in Minnesota all the time.
Your positive attitude, positive role model and tireless drive are a welcome contrasts to the lack of solutions from the opposition.
Keep working to move the nation forward. Your example will be noticed, and hopefully, repeated.
...and criticism from those posting comments:
The plan that Mr. Ellison, Obama and other democrats have in mind for America has zero in common with what gave America it's past "best days"...they believe that America has been the source of other nations suffering and it is their intent to reverse that.....
Doesn't it ever bother democrats to have to always patently deny what is at the core of their values as a party?