by Worthington Daily Globe
January 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm in Worthington Daily Globe
Optimism, cooperation, bipartisanship and working together are all words and phrases that describe my hoped-for experience in the 2013-2014 legislative session. Continue Reading
Tags: Agriculture, hamilton, Legislature, letters, Minnesota, Opinion, Politics 4 Comments »
“Hamilton shouldn’t ‘fan political flames’” Hamilton, MUST fan political flames.This democrat idea of “my way or the highway” has to be scaled back itself. Metro legislators heading the Ag Committees? Seriously? Exactly WHAT do they know about the needs, etc. of the out state farmers, etc. One would think with agriculture being such an important industry in our state, the out state democrats would understand this but, alas, “Hamilton pleaded with rural Democrats to join him and vote for an ag-only committee: “Rural members, this is your one shot.”
Democrats defeated Hamilton’s request on a party-line vote.” PARTY LINE VOTE seems to be the only thing the dems understand.
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Ellamay, when the Republicans were running the MN house and senate over the last 2 years, they did nothing but legislate “my way or the highway”. Marriage amendments? Voter ID? They didn’t accomplish much, did they? And almost always along PARTY LINE VOTES! How quickly, and conveniently, you forget. Good grief.
Hamilton jumped the gun. Yes, his job is to represent his constituents, but to start blasting “the other side” in the first couple days of the legislative session is short-sighted, at best. He will not get anywhere if he demonstrates his unwillingness to work with Democrats — to compromise, to negotiate, and to listen.
He got a taste of his own partisan medicine, and is finding out it’s pretty bitter. Whining will get him nowhere.
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“. He will not get anywhere if he demonstrates his unwillingness to work with Democrats — to compromise, to negotiate, and to listen.”– I do believe it was the unwillingness of the Dems to listen, negotiate and compromise that started the argument.
It’s good to see a representative actually fight for his constituents instead of just waiting for the marching orders of his political party and instructions on how he must vote.
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Yep, he’s PAID to represent his constituents. He’s NOT paid to fan “POLITICAL” flames. He’s paid to get some work done. He’s not paid to try to stir up trouble two days into the legislative term. Hamilton, with one rare exception, has been walking lockstep with the Republicans his entire tenure. When he went against his party (on the Hwy 60 project), the Republican leadership smacked him down. Remember that? He’s been a loyal foot soldier ever since!
It’s like the new employee who decides that he’s going to argue with the manager the 2nd day on the job. How far do you think this guy will get?
Defend his actions all you want. He’s acting like a sore loser. The Dems hold the cards now, just like the Repubs did for the last 2 years. He better get used to it and do his best to work for his constituents, and not try to make headlines. That’s the reality.
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