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Saturday, September 27, 2014

There is a lot to hope for as correct in the most recent writing of one Minnesota Republican.

Let us hope the dirge may be justified; and any/all hopes alluded to about the Minnesota House may prove fruitless.

This link.

It's All Over But The Shouting Whining? (The finger-pointing is in full gear, present and clear, and any Republicans disagreeing with sentiments within that post are welcome to submit on-point comments.)

___________UPDATE___________
Well the item has only been posted a few hours, but the expected groundswell of Republican comments has not happened. Try a provocative mid-item quote, perhaps -

Once Charlie Weaver, of the Minnesota Business Partnership, and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, got behind former state representative and former Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers, no one else had a chance at their financial support. It was their guy or nothing and their ads almost got them there as Zellers finished second in the primary. His race was the proposition that money can buy primaries but neither his nor Scott Honour's campaign managed to do it. That proposition has now arrived despite this outcome; look for the Zellers model to be replicated in the future.

All this, of course, because, as Speaker, Zellers did these supporters' bidding by bringing the Vikings stadium bill to the floor. Mission accomplished. Business isn't beyond keeping its word.

That business community, however, is neither conservative nor republican; it's the business community, first, last and always. Why this isn't more widely understood somewhat baffles me. Republicans are as easily bought and sold as democrats, they're just more cheerful about it, waving around their 100% voting record with the Chamber as though we are as stupid as they apparently believe. I can't be the only one who has taken the red pill; others must surely see this as well.

Well, in my crossover primary vote, I went with Zellers; the rationale being that while he and cohorts precipitated the government shutdown showdown, he and Koch as leadership then (correct me if I have that wrong) were able to notice its extreme unpopularity and sensibly opted to do a cramdown on their budget numbers, but acheiving that by agreeing that all the offensive non-numerical crap the cohorts attached would be jettisoned. Those cohorts could not remain mischief free, and subsequently put out their stuff in the form of two soundly rejected constitutional amendments, proving Zellers half-way correct (his cramdown numbers unfortunately being wrong, as well as a throwback to do nothing, fund nothing, Pawlentyism). Johnson, now as the current GOP candidate, is warmed over Pawlenty, but - believe it it's true no matter how hard to imagine - with even less charisma than Pawlenty ever could muster.

Comments from Republican readers about the Gilmore thoughts, again, will be most welcome.

___________FURTHER UPDATE___________
With Glen Taylor having bought Strib and it already showing he wants to drive the car he bought, readers can puzzle out whether that's consonant or dissonant with Gilmore's, "That business community, however, is neither conservative nor republican; it's the business community, first, last and always. Why this isn't more widely understood somewhat baffles me."

Those folks now own and run the biggest statewide daily, and it's already showing. And, why this isn't more immediately and widely understood somewhat baffles me.

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