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  •  If that's the best our party can do while (7+ / 0-)

    completely controlling a state legislature, that's pathetic.

    And then people wonder why it's hard to get voters to bother.

    They're "delivering" the weakest possible results they think they can get away with without losing their jobs.  They have no reason, at all, to concern themselves with what Republicans think.

    It's just like here in CA, where our "Democratic" Governor fought to block a decent minimum wage increase that would have started phasing in this year if workers were a higher priority than business interests.

    None of these failings can be blamed on the bad guys.  It's all team us.

    Everyone should read the response to the hiddens once a day. They'll find the same trolls jumping on corpses and squealing with glee over and over.

    by JesseCW on Tue Apr 08, 2014 at 06:59:51 AM PDT

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    •  You don't have the whole context (3+ / 0-)
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      Democrats have passed a huge amount of legislation in MN since they took complete control of both houses in 2012.  This is just one of many bills.  They've moved fast on many issues.  They've demonstrated an ability to get things done even managing to pull in a few Republicans on marriage equality.  

      Minnesotans are pragmatic.  They believe in can do government.  Even Republicans around here do more than in most places.  But the people are not extreme either.  They don't like it if they think people are going too far, rubbing the other party's face in their success, etc.

      Despite, the notorious Michele Bachmann, Minnesota is not at all like government in DC.  Both parties still work together here and that's what the people want.

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