Media Passing Along Blame at Minnesota Republicans for Not Waiting Outside Closed Legislative Chambers

Once again the Grand Forks Herald runs a story (from the AP) this time that is written to cover up the misbehavior of Democrats. This story yesterday was a perfect example. This is the subheadline:

Republican Sen. Ted Daley hustled up Yankee Doodle Road in the lineup for Eagan’s Fourth of July parade, some of his constituents wondered loudly why he wasn’t at the state Capitol 10 miles to the north trying to end the state government shutdown that was in its fourth day.

Would it really hurt the NEWSpaper to explain why that statement is so stupid?

The fact is that the legislature is out of session. The Republicans CAN’T call the legislature back in session. That call has to come from the State Loon, Mark Dayton, who currently sits as governor of Minnesota.

So what does the person behind this story think that this Republican legislator should do? Isn’t it better that he gets out with his constituents rather than sit in St Paul doing nothing.

The news should also make it clear that the State Loon, Mark Dayton, sat on the budget bills passed by the Republicans for six weeks. He only vetoed them on the last day of the session to hamstring the Republicans from being able to address the issue any further.

Clearly the State Loon, Mark Dayton, set out to ensure that the government actually shut down.

But you don’t see those simple facts in the news stories.

One other thing that you don’t see is that the Republican bills vetoed by the governor increased spending over the biennium by 6%. They also don’t mention that Dayton is insisting that they increase spending by 24%.

In these days of fiscal austerity the State Loon’s insistence on budget increases of that magnitude are utterly irresponsible. His plan to finance this increase on the backs of the rich are folly as well. They are the one group that can make decisions to avoid taxes. Not only that Minnesota is already near the bottom of states you want to do business in.

Do supporters of the State Loon really want more jobs to move out of the state?

Personally I haven’t heard of much disruptions caused by the state shutdown. A buddy of mine that went to launch is boat where he usually does by the rest area on Cass Lake said that state employees took the time to block it off with concrete barriers. Nevermind that many state boat ramps are unattended all of the time.

Don’t worry, despite the states’ workers efforts to punish him for Dayton’s misbehavior he got his boat launched just up the beach. I hope those state workers couldn’t find a place to launch their boats.

I'm a Grand Forks native and alumni of North Dakota. I want to be Rob Port when I grow up.

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  • Guest

    Toot, you freaking retard.  The reporter only reported on what the pols constituents were wondering out loud.  It is a statement of fact about a few voters you tart.  It requires no explanation.  You screech, “So what does the person behind this story think that this Republican legislator should do?”  but perhaps you should just read your own block quotations, poptart.

    • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

      Hey glue sniffer, the reporter shouldn’t have mentioned the facts to the readers of his newspaper.

      The readers should know the facts behind the story.  

    • 2hotel9

      Really? He knew what people in Minnesota were wondering from his government subsidized apartment in New York? Really, you whinny lying c*nt? Got any proof he knows what people in Minnesota are wondering, from inside his government subsidized apartment in New York? How about you present all that proof, whinny lying c*nt?  

      • Guest

        Oh, you mean the author of the article who lives in the Twin cities area of Minnesota, you whiny lying c*nt?
        http://www.linkedin.com/pub/patrick-condon/b/744/b15

        • 2hotel9

          Oh, look, it has multiple addresses. How cute!

          • Guest

            Oh look, you have one of those retarded conditions where you never admit you’re wrong, no matter what.  How cute!

          • 2hotel9

            Really? It lives in Adams Morgan, writes “articles” for various City Papers, The Onion, HufPo, and “other” journalistic outlets. No wonder you are sucking its c*ck.

          • Guest

            Really.

  • Senator Tim Mathern

    Minnesota shut down? Essentially there is always trouble when people want it both ways- less government and more government services. But calling one side of the debate the “State Loon” only ads fuel to the fire.

    Senator Tim Mathern

    • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

      I call them as I see them Senator.

      Don’t you think that the public should know the facts behind who calls a
      special session and who doesn’t.

      And don’t you think that the public deserves to know how much the Republican
      bills the Governor vetoed increased spending. If you think they should have
      increased it more that’s fine.

      But report the facts.

      • Guest

        More like you and yours rely on gossip and namecalling.

        The purpose of this verbose turd is probably just using that epithet.

    • robert108

      Who is responsible when the politicians live beyond the means of the taxpayers, in order to acquire more political power?  If the politicians tell the people they are entitled to have whatever they want, and “the rich” will pay for it through increased taxes, aren’t they responsible for the consequences of telling that lie?

    • D17

      He is the “State Loon” and everyone knows it.  He is the only US Senator that shut down his office and left town after the anthrax attack on the Hart Senate Building.  Other US Senators stayed in town and worked at a safe site.  He was unwilling to do the work he was voted to do when it became slightly uncomfortable.

      I don’t know who you are what you are a Senator of, but if you are a Democrat, start looking for a job, the house cleaning will continue Nov. 2012!

      • Camsaure

        Unless he steal his position from the election just like has becomw common Dem practice recently. Want a couple examples? How about Franken and then LOON himself.

  • Bully

    The point is not constituent thoughts but rather, why would you print this BS in the first place without telling your readers that they(the electorate) are out of session. And how about citizens that are outraged with the Gov’s veto, why not get quotes from people that are mad at Dayton for his stonewalling? The legislators passed a bill (both houses), the Gov. vetoed the bill; one branch of Government is for the legislation and the Executive branch said no. A majority of Senators and Representatives (over a hundred elected officials serving the people they represent) voted for legislation that was debated for months and “one” man vetoes it, and they are to blame? Why doesn’t the press blame this Governor like they do when a Republican governor is in office. I don’t understand…..When a Republican Gov. vetoes a bill its his fault, but when a Democrat Gov. vetoes a bill its not his fault. Somethings fishy in the land of 10K lakes.
     

  • ellinas1

    “The Republicans CAN’T call the legislature back in session. That call has to come from the State Loon, Mark Dayton, who currently sits as governor of Minnesota.”

    The above statement by whistler is utter, pure and unadulterated  BS as usual.

    These republicans, instead of frolicking about the state could have been at the state capital calling attention to what ails the state, and pressuring the governor to call for a special session.

    Whistler always makes excuses for his con wingnut buddies, never missing a chance to blame the blameless.

    • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

      So what you’re saying in a round about way is that I was right. The
      governor is the one that calls special sessions, not the freshman state
      legislators.

      • ellinas1

        No! What I am saying is this:
        The constituents of Sen. Ted Daley, were correct to ask, and had every right to wonder loudly  why he wasn’t at the state Capitol 10 miles to the north trying to end the state government shutdown that was in its fourth day.
        You say they can’t do anything.
        I say they can.
        This is what they can do: These republicans, instead of frolicking about the state could have been
        at the state capital calling attention to what ails the state, and
        pressuring the governor to call for a special session.

        • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

          Daley’s constituents have every right to be told how the process works. The
          governor is the one that calls special sessions.

          You probably don’t follow Minnesota politics closely, but we’re a border
          town. It turns out that only today did the governor announce that he was
          willing to reopen negotiations.

          • ellinas1

            Daley’s constituents have every right to to ask, and had every right to wonder loudly  why he wasn’t at the state
            Capitol 10 miles to the north trying to end the state government
            shutdown that was in its fourth day.
            You say they can’t do anything.
            I say they can.

            This is what they can do: These republicans, instead of frolicking about the state could have been
            at the state capital calling attention to what ails the state, and
            pressuring the governor to call for a special session.

            PS: Good for the governor to announce that he was
            willing to reopen negotiations.

          • Heather

            Again, I must point out that you have nothing of value to offer to the debate.  Being “at the state capital calling attention to what ails the state, and pressuring the governor to call for a special session” means the Republicans don’t have the power to call a special session.

            Dayton (in concert with Democrats) had planned on this shutdown.  The Democrats have been trying to make a shutdown as painful on constituents as possible.  Closing boat ramps that are normally unattended and while law enforcement remains on the job is a ploy.  They even were trying to close a lift bridge to car traffic but leaving it up so large pleasure boats could go under it.  That ploy was so over the top they decided against it.  MN residents I have talked to know that they are being used by government as a pawn to grow MN government even bigger.  They are not happy about it and the Dems will pay big time.   This is their “all or nothing” strategy, it looks like it will be nothing positive for them.

            I anticipate a BS response from you, if anything, you NEVER add anything of value to the debate.

          • ellinas1

            “Again, I must point out that you have nothing of value to offer to the debate.”

            Again, I must point out that I don’t care what you think.

          • robert108

            Which is why you never have anything of value to offer to any debate here.  You have no integrity, pervert.

          • 2hotel9

            “Again, I must point out that I don’t care what you think.”  And yet you keep responding, ineffectually. Why? Because you have lost, and have to keep proving it.

            The facts are clear and indisputable, Democrats in the MN legislature, and in US Congress, have blocked any and all efforts to actually do the business of the people, and are screeching endlessly without end that it is EVERYONE else who is to blame. The same sh*t you do here.

            Now, prove you have lost, yet again, by posting another comment. I order you to.

          • donwalk

            Yes, he or they should have been at the State Capitol, right there alongside all of the Democrats
            setting on the steps of the capitol, waiting for the Republicans and the Looney!
            You tell em where the bear craps.

          • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

            It’s only Republicans that are supposed to wait on the steps of the capitol
            rather than be out in their districts meeting with the public according to
            retards like Ellinas.

          • ellinas1

            It is only the republicans,  because Daley’s constituents asked, and  wondered loudly  why he wasn’t at the state Capitol 10 miles to the north trying to end the state government shutdown that was in its fourth day.

            I offered something they could do as opposed to your “can do nothing attitude” and the excuses you presented for the republicans,
            For this I was attacked by wingnuts like 2hotel9 and robert180.
            Heather the sock-puppet also chimed in with her opinion of me.
            And you called me names.
            Just think how much easier it would have been to point out what I was proposing was not feasible and why.
            But you guys having no valid counterargument tried the conservative wing nut way of personal attack and character assassination.
            Every logical person reading my comments can see this. So far only the loons, sock puppets like Heather,  and crazies like 2hotel9 and robert180 have responded.
            I am awaiting for intelligent conservatives to write their opinion.

          • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

            Meanwhile the Democrat leadership has been inseparable from the governor
            loon. One can only surmise that they are fully behind the loon’s refusal to
            call a special session.

            But but but, the Republicans we’re meeting with their constituents……

          • ellinas1

            Donwalk says: “You tell em where the bear craps.”

            I did! I did!

          • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

            Sure, but the reporter had a duty to explain to his readers the answer why
            he wasn’t at the capitol. It’s because the State Loon Governor is the only
            one that can call a special session.

            The Republicans are willing, but the Loon wants control of what comes out of
            there.

            As it is the reporter was smearing the Republican for not doing what he
            can’t do.

            You really are stupid if you can’t understand that e.

          • ellinas1

            I understand perfectly what you are saying.
            My only disagreement with you is your saying that the republicans are helpless and cannot do anything.
            I suggested something they can do, which would bring attention to the problem.
            You did not like my solution, because you’d rather whine as to what that “biased” reporter did not report, rejecting the alternative were the repubs would do something.

          • Camsaure

            You can’t really expect a greek Socialist to be very adept at how a representative Govt works. She is probably just trying to be a “blog clogger” again.

          • ellinas1

            No counterargument, huh? Only personal attack.
            OK. Not a problem.

        • 2hotel9

          Wow. What a pile of lies and sh*t from ec*nt. But no one is surprised, that is all the welfare whore queen ever has.

    • 2hotel9

      Really, ec*nt? Got any proof that the Republicans in Minnesota can force the State Legislature back into session? Any proof at all, whinny lying c*nt?

  • LastBestHope

    Posted by Scamp 4 hours ago @ realclearpolitics

     “Our Minnesota town has lost a paper mill and two boat works. Our unemployment is 13%. We have a clown for U.S. Senate, and a certified psychopath for a Governor. George Soros has dumped millions into Minnesota to ensure the elections of Al Franken and Mark Dayton. This State is in so much trouble I doubt if there will soon be anything left but welfare collecting Somalis and anyone else the Churches bring to “Moneysota”. However the liberal Governor and his “advisor”, David Lillehaug, just keep on insisting on raising taxes as more and more vote with moving vans. Lillehaug is actually the de facto Governor.”

  • 2hotel9

    Shutting down the government only effects the government. Real human beings continue on with their lives.

  • sbark

    I see this as a trial run for upcoming Fed “shutdown” battle……………the Left is testing the waters, testing the media message and there will be polls by the handfull to see how well their State Run Media is pulling the wool over the eyes of the ave. joe just working or just on facebook 24/7

    Notice what gets shut down……….its never the horn rimmed leftist buercrats stacked up like cordwood pushing regulations and biding time to a Govt union pension retirement plan complete with lifetime healthcare all at age 54 or so……….

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