2008: “Look at the GOP’s “Circular Firing Squad! They’re not a big tent! That’s why they’re in the minority, and always will be!”
2010: “Look at the GOP’s Circular Firing Squad! They’re not a big tent! That’s why we’ll, er, get the majority back next time!”
2012: “Look at the GOP’s Circular Firing Squad! They’re not a big tent! That’s why this will be the DFL’s last losing cycle, because the recovery brought on by all that spending restraint just can’t last forever!”
2014: “Look at the GOP’s Circular Firing Squad! You’ve gone and gotten an extremist conservative elected governor! Now you’re screwed!”
Question For Supplemental Discussion: The party that lost both chambers of the legislature, and only leads the governor’s race by a cat’s whisker with the aid of a 2:1 spending disparity and an in-the-bag media that refused to discuss Mark Dayton’s record or pathologies, is yakking about the GOP’s internal politics after an election season where their endorsed gubernatorial candidate lost the primary, and where their party operations are reported to be in financial disararay.
A little bit of projection and displacement, maybe?
Merry Christmas, DFL. Enjoy the holiday season. Your 2011 is going to really suck.