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Monday, December 29, 2014

Our Minnesota GOP friends have spiffed up their web presence and web pages. Always there, always square, always room for more blunt, truthful, and innovative messaging.

Omitting fanfare and teaser quotes, the nitty gritty, the homepage link -


You can go there and navigate subpages - to your heart's content.

BORING. And a tad disingenuous.

These so-called mavens of private sector preeminence nonetheless suffer, for having ignored private sector lessons.

Let's try to envision how improvement could come to our GOP friends if they were to only pay more than lip service to honoring the private sector and how things get done there.

Emulate BestBuy

How about something like this?

Or since they have the lower house majority now, another pull-down menu item in the top homepage menu bar; DEALS?

I can see it now, the Daudt Deal of the Day. Lobbyists move quickly. Only good for one day. Subject to limitations on product availability. Inventory detail not given over the telephone. Visit the store.

Sam's Club? Already covered. Proving they can move fast.

And when it comes to a pledge, why do a complex multi-line honored-in-the-breach "Liberty Compact,"

I pledge to the citizens of the State of Minnesota and to the American people, that as their elected representative I will work to: restore liberty, not restrict it; shrink government, not expand it; reduce taxes, not raise them; abolish programs, not create them; promote the freedom and independence of citizens, not the interference of government in their lives; and observe the limited, enumerated powers of our Constitution, not ignore them.

when a simpler and more needed pledge from GOP circles can be conveyed by one image, one worth well over a thousand words of the kind they now market.

Especially there, in that pledge, "restore liberty, not restrict it;" "promote the freedom and independence of citizens, not the interference of government in their lives;" they can pledge that 'til the cows come home (and they turn blue in the face), yet ponder whether they're at all cognizant of the simple meaning (and all nunances) of the word


Before amending (at apparent great effort) their website layout and content, our Minnesota GOP friends (Biblical scholars that they are) might better have paid heed to Ecclesiastes 1:2-11. It might have saved them some of the time they took in reexplaining themselves.

What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done,
and there is nothing new under the sun.

That goes for you, Speaker Daudt. Whatever the visions and revisions.

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