Chanting Points Memo: The Head Fake

Joe Soucheray got fooled.

The entire Twin Cities media has either been fooled, or is playing along.   I vote “playing along”.

Governor Messinger Dayton and Senate Majority Leader Bakk aren’t “fighting”, or “at odds”, or “in a conflict” over the DFL’s so-called “tax cuts” (which, let’s not forget, “cut” less than 10% of the four billion dollars worth of tax hikes the DFL jammed down back in 2013).

This is all theater.   And it’s about as spontaneous as a porn shoot.

Signs the DFL planned this from the ground up?   Ask yourself this; why is Governor Messinger Dayton, who is up for re-election this year, “in conflict” with Tom Bakk – who is not up for re-election this year – and not Paul Thissen, who is?

The entire “story” is a carefully-manicured charade designed to make Mark Dayton – who signed four billion dollars worth of tax hikes last year with little more thought (and perhaps little more knowledge) than he’d use signing a credit card receipt at the Oceanaire – look like a “tax cutting moderate” compared with the Senate (who are utterly safe for the next two years, and for whom the media will help engineer something in two years anyway), but heaven forbid not the House, who are, mirabile dictu, not involved in this particular fracas.

7 thoughts on “Chanting Points Memo: The Head Fake

  1. “And it’s about as spontaneous as a porn shoot.”
    (((shudder))) you successfully juxtaposed the notion of a faux ecstatic Messinger and a over the shoulder p0rn movie cum shot.

  2. Oh, how I miss the days when the people of Minnesota were taken seriously…after electing Jesse Ventura.

  3. Republicans don’t have a lot of themes to run on, but the close links between public sector unions and Democratic politicians is a big one. The public is eager to accept suggestions that Republicans serve the rich and powerful by keeping taxes low on capitalists who in turn kick back campaign money. The public is just as eager to accept that Democrats have and will create sweet deals for the public sector unions that send them kickbacks. Both stories have the benefit of being largely true.

  4. Wonder where *dik* copied that bit of mindless blather from..

    Wealthy capitalists aren’t out there screwing public school kids for financial gain, *dik*. They finance industry, not bleed it dry.

    Taking money from corporations is not the same as taking it from stinking union bosses. Wealthy capitalists want to make money and keep more of what they earn; stinking union bosses want more of my money.

    Go ahead; google up a response *dik*.

  5. It wouldn’t be any fun if I didn’t throw a little kibble (feed the trolls) every now and again.

  6. There we go. It’s so easy to recognize a response that bubbles up from your own tiny brain *dik*.

    It’s the lack of multi-syllabic words that gives you away, you see.

  7. /”Wealthy capitalists aren’t out there screwing public school kids for financial gain, *dik*. They finance industry, not bleed it dry.”/

    I’m reading the Pickety Capital book and he makes the point that the lower relative returns to capital in the 1910-1980 period stems from rapid technological change making capital obsolete quickly plus wars and financial crises zeroing out various capital accounts (breaking windows). The trick is to deliver greater equality without a Great Depression and a couple of World Wars every 50 years.
    “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” by Thomas Piketty

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