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Dean Carlson

Minneapolis, MN
Commenter for
6 years 35 weeks

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is that the Republicans are trying to pull a Scott Walker. Don't campaign on the divisive stuff but once elected, look out.

Posted on 06/24/14 at 09:06 am in response to Honour says campaign cash gives him advantage to take on Dayton

Honour talks about the need for smarter spending, changes in regulations and taxes, and education...

I love how these Republican candidates from the business world always talk about how they want to change State regulations and tax policies. If everything is so bad, how did you do so well owning a business in the State of Minnesota? Perhaps those tax and education policies you rail against created a climate for success. Just a thought.

Posted on 06/02/14 at 01:48 pm in response to One awesome video explains the entire Uptown housing boom

My God Stu (Steve), are you putting that out there to be Barreiro-like contrarian or do you really think Reckoning is better than Murmer?

Posted on 05/30/14 at 11:26 am in response to Debt burden eases for Minnesota's Republican Party

It's been 3 years and only half the debt is gone? Sure debt service may be a smaller percentage of the budget but it looks like the GOP will be out of debt in time for the 2018 election.

Posted on 04/30/14 at 08:52 am in response to Greene, Mavity advance in Hennepin commissioner race to succeed Dorfman

Although I live in the 10th Ward of Mpls I am a Mavity supporter. However I have to say Mavity was practically invisible in my little part of SW Minneapolis. No phone calls, no door knocking whereas Greene and Schweigert were aggressive campaigners almost to the point of harassment.

If Mavity wants to win either she's going to have to step up her game in Minneapolis or get a lot more SLP voters to the polls. Here's one guy who hopes she does.

Posted on 04/11/14 at 11:04 am in response to Semifinal semi-riot in Dinkytown

First, the word riot was first rate hyperbole. The kids were taking more selfies with the cops than doing any property damage... but nothing screams "I'm an old man" like complaining how college kids want to celebrate their team winning.

Who cares if college kids want to outwardly celebrate (as long as no property damage). It was an exciting, tense game with an amazing finish against a hated rival; everyone's been cooped up inside for 5 months dealing with a winter from hell, and...

Posted on 02/13/14 at 01:22 pm in response to Marty Seifert: ‘Minnesota government costs too much’

Mr Seifert,

Many of the policies you support have been tried in Wisconsin under Governor Walker -- who was elected the same time as Governor Dayton. Yet Minnesota' economy is stronger, more jobs have been created, unemployment is lower, and the state budget is in better condition. Are you trying to take us down to the level of Wisconsin?

Posted on 02/05/14 at 01:19 pm in response to Edina caucuses start GOP's efforts to reclaim suburban House seats

I think it's quite telling that all the picture of the GOP caucuses (here and other media) show only white people over the age of 45. At least there appears to be some women attending these GOP events. #nofutre

Posted on 12/19/13 at 10:55 am in response to Why DFL is (somewhat secretly) divided over ranked-choice voting

Good analysis and I agree with Paul above. I definitely think your first point that the DFL Establishment knows how to win under the old system and still trying to figure out how to win under RCV is the reason for the RCV cold feet.

It's more than Mark Andrew asking for people's 2nd choice, it's about building coalitions. Cherryhomes and Fine supporters were probably closest aligned to Andrew. Although it may not have been enough to beat Hodges, for the life of me I don't...

Posted on 11/18/13 at 01:08 pm in response to Controversial GOP posts prompt party to draft social-media guidelines

Don’t be obnoxious, petty, juvenile, demeaning.

Does this mean that the Republicans won't be able to post their party platform?