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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:42 AM

We should be very proud of our state this morning!

TRUE BLUE again for Obama!

BOTH amendments REJECTED! (Voter ID and marriage restriction!)

DFL control of the legislature for Gov. Dayton! Stupid Republicans, how'd you enjoy your 2 years of control? You freaking NUKED it with your ridiculous gov't shutdown and wasted time on petty issues like the amendments.

Chip Cravaack - GONE!

OK there is some bad news, looks like she-who-must-not-be-named is going to hang on by her fingernails to her seat. But she's a national embarrassment to the Republican party anyway.

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Reply We should be very proud of our state this morning! (Original post)
trotsky Nov 2012 OP
SomeGuyInEagan Nov 2012 #1
SomeGuyInEagan Nov 2012 #2
trotsky Nov 2012 #4
jwirr Nov 2012 #3
Randomthought Nov 2012 #5
glinda Nov 2012 #6
Lydia Leftcoast Nov 2012 #7
glinda Nov 2012 #15
question everything Nov 2012 #17
glinda Nov 2012 #19
Hong Kong Cavalier Nov 2012 #8
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #9
snacker Nov 2012 #10
Mister Ed Nov 2012 #21
MineralMan Nov 2012 #11
kickysnana Nov 2012 #13
Rambis Nov 2012 #12
BainsBane Nov 2012 #14
glinda Nov 2012 #16
question everything Nov 2012 #18
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #20
dflprincess Nov 2012 #23
ButterflyBlood Nov 2012 #22

Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:21 AM

1. Let's hope they are ready to roll up their sleeves and work come January ...

There is a LOT of work to be done, both in St. Paul and Washington, D.C.

Dayton held strong and firm as the ONE PERSON standing between the will of the Minnesota Republicans and law for two years. Now he gets to work with a DFL leg - let's hold them to task on this from day one.

Obama has a more difficult job with a Republican House, but must find a way to turn up the heat on them to work for what is best for the country rather than the top tier of the wealthy who have been running things for so long (in both parties).

WE need to be the thorns in the side of members of Congress who continue to serve the interests of the few (in both parties).

But today, we celebrate and plan. Nice work, everyone.

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Response to SomeGuyInEagan (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:44 AM

2. Sorry if that came across negative ...

... I just don't want to lose time and energy.

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Response to SomeGuyInEagan (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:24 AM

4. Not negative, just realistic!

The country and our state are struggling in no small part because of policies that favor the rich at the expense of everyone else. This needs to change, and Republicans (and especially those who vote for them) need to deal with it.

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:20 AM

3. Delighted. We are now in a much better position to protect ourselves from the newly elected House

in DC.

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:25 AM

5. I'm very happy!

If those two amendments had passed and the republicans had maintained control of the legislature Minnesota would have ended up looking like Atwood's A Handmaiden's Tale.
That could happen in the future if we are not vigilant but it's not going to happen now.

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:53 AM

6. Great comments here! So true! Woke up this morning to Chipped Crack

being gone from my District! WOOT! What a shill for the mining, fracking and plundering Companies.

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:55 AM

7. It's a good day to be a Minnesotan

and the Strib was saying that the Bachmann-Graves race is close enough that it might trigger a recount. So all is not necessarily lost.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:30 PM

15. If she wins it actually will be funny. She will have zero power!

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:41 PM

17. She did win

but I hope that her margin is getting smaller and smaller so still hope. Next elections are only 2 year away.

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Response to question everything (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:54 PM

19. She has no power then.

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:14 AM

8. *Walks out, looks around*

What a marvelous day.

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:34 AM

9. And the sun is even out today ............ must be a sign

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:48 AM

10. I'm proud of your state too!

Great job, Minnesota! I so hope some of your fairness and forward-thinking rubs off on Wisconsin someday...

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Response to snacker (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:51 PM

21. Wisconsin gets only respect from me.

You guys spent a long, grueling year in the trenches, battling the Kochsreich. And now you're sending Tammy Baldwin to the Senate!

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:50 AM

11. Minnesota did very, very well for itself on Election Day.

We even almost dumped Bachmann. All told, it was an outstanding result.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:06 PM

13. +1

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:03 PM

12. Kudos MN!

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:17 PM

14. Yeah, Minnesota!

I love my state!!!!!!

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:31 PM

16. Now on the maps we will be colored "Blue" again! Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to glinda (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:44 PM

18. Yes, in all areas

Some years ago I visited California, talked to a liberal acquaintance: so you now live in Minnesota, he asked. Yes, and there are many who move from other states, who like the qualify of living and.... he finished my sentence "refuse to pay tax to support them.


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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:33 PM

20. We purged the Teabaggers from our legislature.

Can we has money to fix the damn roads now, please???

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:10 PM

23. Hopefully the remaining Republicans will figure out

that they should be representing their constiuents not A.L.E.C.

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:34 AM

22. I have never been prouder of my state than I was last night.

Like someone on Facebook said, it's like some movie where a serial killer kills 31 people but the last one fights back and wins. That's what we did. We put an end to the campaign of hate and stopped it dead cold in it's tracks.

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