These things always pick up around election time:
The ReTHUGliCONs in the Legislature did teh terrible job; shutting down teh state government and not doing anything other than teh culture war!: Yep. Nothing!
Oher than eliminating the “deficit” without raising taxes, of course. Or keeping the state’s unemployment rate a point or two below the national average, or enacting some key regulatory reforms in the face of a dilatory and disingenuous governor?
FYI, Dayton chose the shutdown, not the GOP, which was negotiating with him ’til the last second, and observed that there was really nothing they could say or do that’d prevent Dayton from shutting down except completely caving in. Which, for all of you who remember Dayton’s palaver during the campaign about “reaching across the aisle” and “bipartisanship”, should ring a bell or two (and don’t even think about saying the GOP didn’t give; the GOP gave on between two and five billion dollars in spending, depending on the budget proposal you look atl.
And it was only when the “Governor” went to “rallies” in Albert Lea and St. Paul, sparsely attended by dispirited government union employees, that he retreated to Saint Paul and dealt on the deal.
Of course, his PR cover – from the Strib all the way down to Minnesota Progressive Project – has been running cover for those facts ever since.
Didn’t you say you thought Obama would win?: Until recently I figured it was fairly certain he would. Incumbency is a tough nut to crack. Incumbents who have the entire mainstream media serving as their Praetorian Guard are even worse.
But the full statement, remember, is “I think the President will win; in fact, if the President doesn’t flip twenty seats in the Senate and 75 in the House, it’ll be a pretty humiliating exercise”. It’s at least partly smack-talk, partly commentary on the dreamy millenarianism of Obama’s original support. After four (?) years, our economy sucks worse than ever, our standing in the world is diminished (except among chuckleheaded media and social elites, in a few cases), and our society is on the brink of a fiscal cliff I’m not sure Calvin Coolidge could ward off. So yes, “light worker”; work your freaking magic!
You Are Teh Heppocreet! When Polls were showing Democrats ahead, you said “look at teh partisan breakdownz!” But now that Mittens is leading, you are quiet about them!: Have you looked at the partisan breakdowns? They still have Dems in the majority. Not “Bigger and badder than 2008” majorities, like the Minnesota Poll, but majorities. And yet Mitt is closing in on all the polls where he’s not ahead.
Tell you what – you don’t like the polls, you go ahead and do the analysis. Note: “Rasmussen is teh ReTHUGliCON, ZOMG” is not “analysis”. I don’t care what the Daily Kos says.
In these “Frequently Asked Questions” posts, you frequently show your as pre-literate trolls with bad spelling. Why? I blame Twitter. It’s exposed me to way too many lefties who are not only wrong, but both depraved and illiterate. The best thing the Democrat Party can do is bar its members from being on Twitter unless they pass an intelligence and literacy test.
Don’t believe me? I invite you to a day in my Twitter world.