Pat Miletich considering Senate run

 

Pat Miletich is a legend in mixed martial arts, for crafting the blueprint that the sport has followed since - to reach the highest level of MMA, you have to have diverse skills sufficient in wrestling, BJJ, and striking to hang in the gym with national class players in the respective discipline.

Miletich currently appears on Showtime, ESPN and AXS.TV as a fight commentator, and trains law enforcement officers and military members in combatives.

And now he is considering a run for the United States Senate.

The Quad City Times has the story.

Miletich  tweeted last week that people could pencil his name in next year for Senate, adding “Bruce Braley cannot win that seat.”

Braley, a Democrat from Waterloo, has said he is running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa.

In an interview Monday, he said he hasn’t decided whether he will add “Senate candidate” to his resume but he has been thinking about politics for a couple of years.

"A lot of people are fed up with a lot of things that are happening in the country,” he said.

He criticized the influence of special interest, and said he believes in term limits. He also said the government is intruding too much on the private sector and individual rights.

“I’m not a fan of the left, socialist mentality at all,” he said.

Miletich is a registered Republican but said it was possible he could run as an independent.

The 47-year-old also left open the possibility he might even run for a local office, such as mayor of Bettendorf. But then he added, “I never think small.”

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Nexuscrawlers site profile image  

4/12/13 1:54 PM by Nexuscrawlers

"key features of socialist democracies is a lessening of state power with a broadening of state responsibility" impossible imo. by broadening their responsibility, you are giving them more power, not less.

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4/12/13 1:27 PM by UncleGrappler

Up, would go the average bad-assness of Iowa Politicians.

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4/12/13 1:27 PM by UncleGrappler

Up, would go the average bad-assness of Iowa Politicians.

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4/12/13 1:21 PM by SamboMMA

"key features of socialist democracies is a lessening of state power (abolition of capital punishment and draft, abolition of harsh punishments"Do you really think this is something to be proud of? Murderers getting away with murder because that is what is going on in Europe. "Oh we can't give that murderer life without parole. It would ruin his life" [I'm not kidding judges actually say this] is all too common in Courts now.

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4/12/13 1:09 AM by thebigblastula

in case you're not some far right wing quasi-fascist type, socialists = people who believe in a fairer distribution of wealth.in europe, there are socialists in lots of countries. countries run by socialists most of the time (conservatives/liberals sometimes win elections too): norway, denmark, finland, netherlands, france<br />key features of socialist democracies is a lessening of state power (abolition of capital punishment and draft, abolition of harsh punishments, decriminalization of prostitution and drugs, etc) with a broadening of state responsibility (ensuring the equivalent of $15/USD minimum wage, every worker having 5 weeks paid vacation, every mother having 40 weeks paid maternity leave, etc).conservatives = center rightliberals = centersocialists = center leftso in france, for example, they have center leftists and centrists only as their major factions. so way more leftist policies get enacted.in america, we have center rightists and centrists. key features of socialist democracies is a lessening of state power (abolition of capital punishment and draft, abolition of harsh punishments, decriminalization of prostitution and drugs, etc) with a broadening of state responsibility (ensuring the equivalent of $15/USD minimum wage, every worker having 5 weeks paid vacation, every mother having 40 weeks paid maternity leave, etc).

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4/12/13 1:02 AM by thebigblastula

lol @ saying liberals and socialists are the same. lol @ the guy saying top 1% of economy owning everything "so.... that's socialism, right?" lol in general.

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4/12/13 12:54 AM by Wasa-B

warfrog, corporate capitalism on roids and trt beyond the gills is not socialism

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4/12/13 12:14 AM by warfrog

We have been slipping into socialism for the last 100 years, giving up liberty and freedom for security. We deserve neither. I'm all for goin back to a being republic ...and no masters, as you liberals are all for. The gvmnt isn't lookin out for your interests. It's a bunch of politicians just wanting to get re elected so they can continue to milk the system, milk the lobbyists and special interest groups. And of course you have those of you that favor socialism.

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4/11/13 8:47 PM by ChaosOverkill

You know it is possible to think that neither side has any lick of a real policy intented on helping the country... Self-interested political Pressure, carreer politicians, NIMBY, foreign dictator installations, lobbyists, extortion, be it lefty or righty this is what the USA is and has been for over 60 years at least.   The country has had most of the wealth on the planet until it was sold to China and now that there is reasons for real policies they have the country in a pseudo-civil war over side issues like Gay Marriage and guns while they continue to laugh and take more for themselves.

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4/11/13 8:44 PM by ChaosOverkill

Partisans... smh