Bakk, Thissen to lead DFL at the State Capitol

  • Article by: RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 8, 2012 - 11:34 PM

Familiar issues loomed on the legislative horizon even as the political landscape in Minnesota has changed.

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JRBNov. 8, 12 9:37 PM

The DFL's new slogan: Bakkward!

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freedom111Nov. 8, 1210:26 PM

"Now, the newly empowered leaders said, they must show they can rule." Somehow I have heard this before in the history books, the leader that said this had a mustache and full head of hair and liked his drab uniforms. Well you know who.

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pinky1933Nov. 9, 12 1:26 AM

finally: reasonable professionals in leadership. i'm cautiously optimistic.

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dlhoff16Nov. 9, 12 5:07 AM

It's good to see the grown-ups back in charge.

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wisebookNov. 9, 12 5:53 AM

Sorry Freedom111, you apparently don't know your history very well. That leader with the mustache and the drab uniforms was born out of the ultra right wing- not the left as you suggest. The reason you lost overwhelmingly is because of attitudes like yours. Voters just don't buy into intellectually vacant name-calling. Democrats see Republicans as their opponents- not their enemies. You seem to have a particularly sour outlook when you lose. You can get help for that.

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pmarc078Nov. 9, 12 6:19 AM

Here is irony: Bakk talking about the budget woes, 6 months after he led the effort to hand 300+ million to the vikings.

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tholmquistNov. 9, 12 6:36 AM

Welcome back to the party dem's. Remember your political objectives; tax,tax,tax!!

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tcnorthstarNov. 9, 12 7:02 AM

Welcome to socialism hows that working across the isle working out, Minnesota the welfare state

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dirtydogsNov. 9, 12 7:03 AM

Don't let the right wing partisans ruin this moment. Many don't want the economy to succeed under the dems control because it makes them look bad. All you have to do is look at the right wing posts on this board that add nothing more than one liners and name calling. A real sign a maturity and cooperation.

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roymercerNov. 9, 12 7:13 AM

Grab your wallets folks, especially if you're not a government union employee. It's going to be an all-out assault on achievement and prosperity.

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