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Steve Rose

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Minneapolis, MN
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6 years 17 weeks

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Something has never occurred. Does that mean it never will or it is long overdue? History is irrelevant.

The next President may be a Democrat, but not this Democrat.

I will comment on two reason this is the case. The first is that she is not a likable person nor a likable candidate. I am aware of the polls that have her winning the presidency in 2016. Those are the same polls that in 2006 had her winning the Presidency in 2008. Let's get excited about those polls!


Posted on 11/17/14 at 01:17 pm in response to John Harris on political B.S.

In politics, as in life in general, there is an old tradition of minimizing a loss, finding an excuse (not enough of my friends showed up), presenting an analysis that minimizes the margin of defeat, and even find a silver lining or new opportunity.

It pretty much turned out like the polls predicted in the weeks running up to the election. There is nothing to indicate that the results would have been any different if turnout had been greater. Unless, of course, your math assumes...

Posted on 11/17/14 at 01:45 pm in response to John Harris on political B.S.

... of another old tradition employed to minimize loss.

Seeking comfort in the fact that your opponent has also experienced defeat, regardless of the passage of time or the margin of loss. I remember the time ...

Posted on 11/17/14 at 04:09 pm in response to John Harris on political B.S.

Who did that? Eric didn't nor did I.

Posted on 11/18/14 at 01:45 pm in response to John Harris on political B.S.

Truth only improves with age.

No greater case study than what you descibed, Hope & Change.

Posted on 11/22/14 at 03:14 pm in response to John Harris on political B.S.

Perhaps you are putting too much faith in parties and politicians.

Posted on 11/24/14 at 06:45 am in response to John Harris on political B.S.

According to Politico, 30,000 Lois Lerner emails have been found. Buried in there is the reason that she has repeatedly pleaded the fifth.

Posted on 11/11/14 at 12:18 pm in response to Paul Molitor can't save the Twins

I hope the Twins have seen past Molitor's credentials as a player and see great potential as a skipper.

Great players often do not make good coaches. The short list includes Bart Starr, Magic Johnson, Kevin McHale, Isaiah Thomas, Ted Williams, and Wayne Gretzky.

That one repeatedly comes up as a shining star on the President's resume'.

Employment to population ratio is at a 30 year low of 59%. However, the President's friends on Wall Street got their money. You must be so proud.

40 million Americans are over 65; that is 13%. Some of those seniors are still working full or part time. Assuming that 10% of Americans over 65 are retired, there is another 30% of the population not working.

To be counted as "unemployed" by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you must be actively looking for work. Many unemployed Americans have given up. They are not considered unemployed, but their status is captured in the employment to population ratio.