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Let me the first.. Thanks Obama! Mahalo EarlG!

Just a Reminder that the Gov of the "One of the USA's Best Economies" Supports Hillary4President!

"What happens when you tax the rich and raise the minimum wage? Meet one of USA's best economies"


During his first four years in office, Gov. Dayton raised the state income tax from 7.85 to 9.85 percent on individuals earning over $150,000, and on couples earning over $250,000 when filing jointly -- a tax increase of $2.1 billion. He's also agreed to raise Minnesota's minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 201s8, and passed a state law guaranteeing equal pay for women.

We all know that equal pay for women is a slippery slope that leads to voting rights and the loss of corsets and hoop skirts. Mark Dayton's approach of making people who can afford to pay, pay, helped eliminate the deficit. Raising the minimum wage gave more people money to spend. Businesses like money and they like people who have money to spend.


Gov. Dayton didn't accomplish all of these reforms by shrewdly manipulating people -- this article describes Dayton's astonishing lack of charisma and articulateness. He isn't a class warrior driven by a desire to get back at the 1 percent -- Dayton is a billionaire heir to the Target fortune. It wasn't just a majority in the legislature that forced him to do it -- Dayton had to work with a Republican-controlled legislature for his first two years in office. And unlike his Republican neighbor to the east, Gov. Dayton didn't assert his will over an unwilling populace by creating obstacles between the people and the vote -- Dayton actually created an online voter registration system, making it easier than ever for people to register to vote.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026796569 At the Top of the Greatest Page, Now~

Clinton’s Minnesota campaign kicks off with Dayton appearance, sign-up sheets


Dayton, Smith backing Clinton

And they gave Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith a huge, standing ovation when they showed up.

“This is more fun than we’ve had all day,” Smith said to Dayton as they stood in front of the cheering people. The governor, who has been a Clinton supporter since sitting next to her in the U.S. Senate, agreed.

Dayton urged people to get involved now and stay involved. “You haven’t lived until you’ve gone door-knocking in Iowa in January,” he said.

He also warned the people that the campaign against “their” candidate will be harsh. “The character assassination, the money and the lies would knock down just about anybody so we’ve got to stand together,” he said.


Posted in Hillary's Group~

To relax himself? LOL Pete Souza catches him and Chancellor Angela Merkel in Bavaria~

✔ ‎@petesouza
German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with President Obama at the G7 summit in Germany.
1:58 AM - 8 Jun 2015
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mahalo for your OP, she!

".it's manifestly sexist. It's a common refrain but one that, when carefully considered, is fraught

with messy gender politics and wholly unfair demagoguery."

Exactly! Well said, Adam Johnson.


It's so wrong of Gov O'Malley and makes me think less of him.. It's not something then Senator Obama would have done. He knows it's not true.

Thank you, Justin!

Yes, it was how SKP "elaborated" on it, thank you! Unfortunately after the decision was made..

there were tons of Bernie's Supporters who were spinning for SKP as fast as they could and throwing out the most convoluted excuses imaginable..

"it wasn't directed at Hillary" to "Admins are biased" to "he was only joking.." "he was ignorant as to what it meant", etc etc

I do not at all in any way blame those who were taking the lame excuses to task and standing up for themselves.

I wouldn't be posting about it so much if there weren't all these posts speculating about "DU's Reputation if they didn't let him back in" There was an "appreciation" thread for him late last night that got locked.. but before it did it was another flame war. Seems not everybody did "appreciate" him.. and it wasn't just his slur at Hillary.

The aforementioned Gun Trolling was discussed with disgust. What about DU's "Reputation" when SKP was posting appreciation for big Guns when Sandy Hook happened?

Of course they care about misogyny .. who wouldn't? Except rw who try to keep women down..

All these lame excuses for his hidden post and PPR have brought out the threads.. not "grandstanding" as you so dismissively call it.

No, those weren't only Hillary supporters asking SKP to dial it back.. which speaks well for the Bernie supporters who did.

As far as the rule being equally applied.. there were those who were flirting with the c word after SKP got banned and at least one of them got a Hide, but when I was on the jury it was a 4-3 Leave.. so Bernie's supporters were flaunting it.

Too bad for SKP that he got caught in a jury that was a 5-2 HIDE with his flagrant post.. chuckling it up with a troll.
Feel the Bern.

If she's not ready to handle spontaneous exchanges,

she is not fit for the Presidency. This is all smoke and mirrors, IMO. Yes, I am voting for Bernie but just thinking of her even pulling such a cunning stunt is pretty shockingly appalling.

I'm not sayin'--I'm just sayin'...

"There will be NO opportunities to interview Hillary Clinton; her speech will be her interview."

How SKP responded..
"Welcome to DU, Feel the Bern! And yes, it's a Cunning Stunt!

I say that to myself every day, over an over.

It can be a tongue twister!


Posted it in his journal too.. just in case anyone missed his Hide..


EarlG (Administrator)

"Called Hillary Clinton the c-word. Thought he was being clever about it. He was not."


If SKP wants back he needs to own it and apologize to the Admin when asking to be re-instated.. not try to wiggle out of it like others are trying to do for him.

It's misogynistic directed towards any woman. Just because that wasn't alerted on doesn't make

SKP's post any less wrong.

And, who knows? maybe that wasn't the only post that got him PPRed.. just the proverbial straw. Maybe there were more like his gun humping trollish thread around Sandy Hook time did him in?


I started ignoring his threads .. too much over the top dribble but before I did I would see posters asking him to "dial it back".. and they weren't just Hillary supporters, either.

Yeah, Malloy! He had President Obama campaign with him when he won in 2014, btw.. didn't

run away.

This is a bit of an exaggeration.. we all know Gov Tom Wolfe had Obama campaigning with him in PA and went on to Victory!

"Meet The One Democrat Who Isn't Afraid To Campaign With Obama"


Hamstrung by low approval ratings and congressional candidates who want to keep their distance, Obama was kicking off the campaign's final three-week push by pitching black radio listeners and holding a rally in Connecticut, a state that tends to vote Democratic and which he won in twice.


Malloy has succeeded in his own state in pushing policies Obama has been unable to do at the national level, such as increasing the minimum wage and enacting tougher gun control measures.


My how things have changed as far as the President's Approval Ratings..

Btw, she.. my Senator Mazie Hirono is for Hillary.. looks like Sen Brian Schatz is too!

"Hillary Clinton’s Bid for President Earns Props from Hawaii Senators"

Now that Hillary Clinton has made official what has long been expected, she’s getting big tributes from Hawaii’s two U.S. senators and fellow Democrats.

“Today is a great day for Hawaii and our nation,” Mazie Hirono said in a statement Sunday. “Hillary Clinton has fought her entire life to create opportunity and prosperity for American families, small businesses and individuals.”

As Hawaii’s first female senator, Hirono said she understands how important it is for a woman “to finally break the ultimate glass ceiling and win the White House.”


Brillaint, DSB! Bernie's fine.. it's those who are campaigning for him through mean spiritness that

turn me completely off.

"Death penalty"? And, yeah if he "regrets" it then he should own it and apologize..not try the lame

excuses some of those around here are coughing up for him.

Like.. "it wasn't directed at Hillary" to "Admins are biased" to "he was only joking.." "he was ignorant as to what it meant",

That's just enabling him.. if he "regrets" it then say so.. not weasel like so many are tying to do for him.
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