"Clearly, this ad is just another attempt by the DNC to mischaracterize and distort Senator McCain’s positions and statements," Duncan said in a statement. "It is unquestionable that the DNC is deliberately misleading the American people about what Senator McCain actually said. I hope that any network would consider their responsibility to protect the American people from deliberately false and misleading content."If you take a look at the Hotline article, the RNC threatens to sue the DNC. Now, we aren't lawyers, but we're not clear on exactly how it's against the law to run such an ad, no matter how "misleading" or even outright false it might be. It's called the First Amendment, folks.
We have no idea about the merits of the amendment, but the hypocrisy here is simply overwhelming. The Minnesota GOP's platform includes the statements:
Early in a debate that stretched into the night, House members defeated a proposal that would have barred districts from making the school day any shorter than it is this year.
House Minority Leader Marty Seifert, R-Marshall, had tried to tack the timekeeping measure onto the bill. He said the school day is eroding even though students are expected to learn more. The amendment failed 72-59.
B. Making Minnesota’s education system more effective and efficient byWe can't count the number of times we've heard members of the GOP decry state legislation that reduces "local control" in education. Apparently that's only true for DFL-backed proposals.
reducing the federal and state bureaucracies’ control.
M. ... and [O]pposing any new state or federal laws which seek to centralize educational authority at the expense of local school boards.