Governor Mark Dayton is unhinged when it comes to his last minute ultimatum on mandating schools add all day Pre-K (read new union dues paying teachers). He has decided his plan, that was never introduced in the Legislature because it had no support. He has lashed out saying Republicans hate kids, even doubled down on that, saying th only way he would think differently is if they just pass exactly what he wanted.
But Dayton is not backing down — he’s doubling down. He says he won’t apologize, and he says it is Republicans who should say they’re sorry for hurting schoolchildren.
“I looked it up in the dictionary. It says ‘hate’ means to intensely dislike,” Dayton said. “That’s just for some of them as far as I know. If they want to prove me wrong, they should vote for universal Pre-K. Then I’ll apologize.” (Source: WCCO)
But when it comes to other bills, like environmental bill, Dayton is much more reasonable and aware of the political reality voters have decided on.
But it’s not to say, well it’s not our version of a very good or perfect bill, therefore veto, because it’s not going to come back better. …That’s something we’re going to have to live with for another year and a half and through another legislative session. People want divided government, this is one of the consequences of it.
Some people say that’s good, some people say otherwise, but that’s what the voters of Minnesota decided we would have, and we’re going to do the best we can.” (Source: MPR)
You can’t have it both ways Dayton. Which is it? Ultimatums or compromise?