ALEC is not dead in Minnesota.
Ultra-conservative, right-wing extremist thinking is not dead in Minnesota.
Minnesota GOP-ers are looking to east and seeing the dissension among state citizens caused by ALEC-er Scottie Walker and they approve.
Minnesota GOP-ers are looking to east and seeing the economic destruction to the state caused by ALEC-er Scottie Walker and they approve.
Minnesota GOP-ers are looking to east and seeing the private sector taking over the state caused by ALEC-er Scottie Walker and they approve.
Minnesota GOP-ers are looking to east and seeing the 42nd worse job creation taking over the state caused by ALEC-er Scottie Walker and they approve.
Minnesota GOP-ers are looking to east
they want what Wisconsin has ....
they have decided they want an ALEC-er in the governor's mansion also.
Posted: 02/04/2013 12:01:00 AM CST
Updated: 02/04/2013 05:07:12 PM CST
Republican Gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer
Republican Gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer gives a short stump speech at the start of a three-day bus trip campaign tour at a small rally at Central Park in Red Wing on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. (Pioneer Press: John Doman)
Some Republicans are pining for a repeat campaign for Minnesota governor by former state Rep. Tom Emmer.
A new draft effort surfaced last week to get the GOP's 2010 nominee to seek a 2014 rematch with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. Emmer lost a narrow election to Dayton two years ago.
In an email, Emmer said he didn't find out about the move to get him to take another shot before it got going.
"As I've said many times before, I will never close and lock the door to a future calling," Emmer said in an email "However, I am not currently planning to run for any office in 2014."
And history has shown a lot of ALEC-ers are LIARS.
YEP – If Minnesotans had elected ALEC-er Tom Emmer instead of our wonderful Governor Mark Dayton – we would have been a mini-me of Wisconsin.
And unfortunately for Minnesota, we don’t have the “boots-on-the-ground” activism that is evident in Wisconsin.
Minnesota would have turned into the ALEC-er Arizona of the North, forced to endure the ultra-conservative, extremist, right-wing policies of the American Legislative Exchange Council.
• So-called right to work law and photo ID would have passed as statutes.
• Business taxes would have been cut more steeply.
• Local Government Aid, especially for Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth, would have taken much bigger hits.
• There would be no cooperation with the feds regarding health insurance for the poor.
• Defined pension benefits for state employees would have been under even stronger attack.
• Dramatic school “reforms” would have passed, emphasizing elimination of teacher tenure.
• There would have been much larger cuts to Human Services spending.
• Tort reform, friendly to business, would have passed.
• And, of course, the Republicans redistricting plan produced by the Legislature last year, but vetoed by Dayton, would have become the new look in Minnesota politics for the next 10 years
This should be a warning to Minnesotans that the ultra-conservative, extremist, right-wing Republicans in Minnesota are alive and well.