These days people often say, “Politicians never do what they say”. Time to focus on a new way of thinking about politics in New Thinking-Grassroots Movements-Minnesota-Bob Davis Podcast 786.
Focus On Minnesota
First of all, let’s focus on Minnesota in New Thinking-Grassroots Movements-Minnesota-Bob Davis Podcast 786.
All States Are The Same. Right?
Especially relevant all the states were settled at different times. Different kinds of people settled them. Consequently the politics of all the states are different.
Furthermore political scientists say Minnesota is most noteworthy for its political quirks. Minnesota can produce a Walter Mondale and a Jesse Ventura. Therefore for history on Minnesota’s unique progressive history, go here.
Ranching Versus Farming – Oil versus Taconite
In addition one of the common refrains of Minnesota Republicans is, “Why can’t we be more like Texas?“. It’s as simple as when the states were settled and who settled them. The difference between ranching and farming. Or, between oil and mining.
Passive Aggressive Behavior or Minnesota Ice
Truth is when it comes to politics in the land of ten thousand lakes, passive aggressive behavior rules the roost.
Political Movements Going Nowhere
Special Interests Are Choking All Minnesotans
Finally, special interests and money have a choke hold on Minnesota’s politics. Public private partnerships. Chambers of Commerce. Insurance Companies. Non-Profits. Seven rich guys in Minnetonka. One-Issue-Charlie religious contributors. Certainly a grassroots movement has to be strong enough to overpower these interests.
Above all nothing will change until the advent of a dynamic and powerful grassroots movement. Even more a movement that can deliver votes and money.
No More Self Serving Republican Reptiles
Great movements don’t start with self serving pols seeking glory and fame. In conclusion and by definition is starts with the people.
New Thinking-Grassroots Movements-Minnesota-Bob Davis Podcast 786