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During Almanac’s roundtable Friday night, former Rep. Kalin said that the Vikings stadium financing plan was “held together by duct tape and bubble gum.” Of course, he agreed with Ember Reichgott-Junge that Speaker Zellers wasn’t showing leadership on the issue.

This is clearly a DFL chanting point.

I wrote here that charities hold the key to whether the Vikings stadium is built. The Minneapolis City Council needs to get on board, too. If they don’t, this plan is history.

The only momentum this plan had was DFL and media-manufactured.

Another thing Rep. Kalin said was that people want legislators that are willing to take on the tough issues. If that’s true, then the DFL is in trouble.

Sen. Bakk and Rep. Thissen are personally responsible for the government shutdown. When asked if the DFL would submit a budget for consideration, Sen. Bakk replied that he didn’t see the need for it. When the redistricting maps were being drawn, Sen. Bakk’s response was to wait until 2012.

That’s before talking about how DFL legislators refused to vote for the budget that Senate and House GOP leadership worked out with Gov. Dayton.

The DFL hasn’t put a serious stadium proposal together. They didn’t put a budget forward, either. They didn’t put a set of redistricting maps together, either.

The DFL’s braintrust has put forward a Vikings stadium plan that’s getting criticized by moneymen and charities alike. The DFL’s braintrust didn’t put a set of redistricting maps, either.

Despite the DFL’s record of obstructionism, Ember Reichgott-Junge and Jeremy Kalin didn’t criticize the DFL’s braintrust. That says it all.

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2 Responses to “Rep. Kalin: Vikings funding plan ‘held together with duct tape and bubble gum’”

  • Chad Q says:

    First off, why is anyone, even ERJ, asking this unknown and worthless former legislator anything? This guy is an art major who produced nothing noteworthy during his time in office.
    Second, even though I agree with you 100% on this issue, the media is portraying this as the GOP doing nothing. The GOP leadership needs to stand up to this crap and start pointing out the facts of the situation and stop being nice to the DFL because the DFL will not and have not shown the same courtesy to the GOP.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Chad, I’m actually working on the response. I just need the money to implement it.

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