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Minn. GOP brings out the knives for moderates (hordes of RINO traitors get the zot)
Politico ^ | 2010-12-11 | James Hohmann

Posted on 12/17/2010 10:34:35 AM PST by rabscuttle385

In a dramatic display of the new Republican order, Minnesota’s state GOP banished 18 prominent party members — including two former governors and a retired U.S. senator — as punishment for supporting a third-party candidate for governor.

The stunning purge, narrowly passed by the state Republican central committee last weekend, suggests more than just a fit of pique: by banning some of the state’s leading moderates, the Minnesota GOP moved toward extinguishing a dying species of Republican in one of its last habitats.

Those exiled warned that the measure, which bans the 18 former members from participating in party activities for two years and bars them from attending the 2012 Republican National Convention, may provoke a backlash that undercuts the party’s competitiveness in a state that’s voted for the GOP presidential nominee just once in the past half century.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: damntherinos; democratinfiltrators; gop; liberals; minnesota; mn; moderates; nolabels; nomorerinos; purgetherinos; rinohunt; rinopurge; rinos; rinos4obama; thirdparty; traitors; zot
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1 posted on 12/17/2010 10:34:41 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

wow... cool

Where is NY State?

oh wait... the RINO’s are still running the GOP here...


2 posted on 12/17/2010 10:38:11 AM PST by Mr. K ('Profiling' you is worse than grabbing your balls)
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To: rabscuttle385; John Semmens
Those exiled warned that the measure, which bans the 18 former members from participating in party activities for two years and bars them from attending the 2012 Republican National Convention, may provoke a backlash that undercuts the party’s competitiveness in a state that’s voted for the GOP presidential nominee just once in the past half century.

This made me look again at the attribution, to see if it was John Semmens' writing. This is pretty good satire, although I take it it isn't...

3 posted on 12/17/2010 10:39:06 AM PST by bcsco
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To: rabscuttle385

bttt


4 posted on 12/17/2010 10:39:26 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them" 7/19/10)
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To: bcsco

Yes, I thought about the same thing, they must be joking. Minnesota really has nothing to lose by purging the RINO’s, since they aren’t winning elections for them in the first place.


5 posted on 12/17/2010 10:40:47 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: rabscuttle385

If you are a member of Party A (and a former Governor or Senator for Party A) and you support someone who is not part of Party A for the top position in your State. And if Party A’s candidate for that position loses by less that 1% of the vote, why would you be surprised is Party A kicks your butt to the curb and blames you for the loss?

You would only be surprised is Party A is called “Republican” and you are not used to them being serious.

Oh well, it’s a new day and the new boss is not the same as the old boss.


6 posted on 12/17/2010 10:41:04 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: rabscuttle385
Well DUH!

Those 18 members publicly supported other parties candidates and expected to remain in good standing?

7 posted on 12/17/2010 10:43:40 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: hoosierham

Isn’t that what normally happens? Compromise, consensus, political correctness, etc, rule, right?


8 posted on 12/17/2010 10:47:14 AM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: Boogieman
A perfect example of Albert Einstein's definition of insanity: "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results".

And here's another of his I found, that applies: "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them".

9 posted on 12/17/2010 10:47:30 AM PST by bcsco
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To: rabscuttle385

10 posted on 12/17/2010 10:48:23 AM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: bcsco

Good riddance to Arnie Carlson.
He can retire to his lake cabin in Wisconsin.


11 posted on 12/17/2010 10:51:28 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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12 posted on 12/17/2010 10:53:48 AM PST by MplsSteve (Governor Mark Dayton? That's so incredibly alarming, don't you think?)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
Minnesota's state GOP banished 18 prominent party members -- including two former governors and a retired U.S. senator -- as punishment for supporting a third-party candidate for governor.

13 posted on 12/17/2010 10:58:32 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: bcsco

The sounds RINOs make do tend to sound like satire to normal human ears.


14 posted on 12/17/2010 10:59:32 AM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them, are what it's about.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Excellent.


15 posted on 12/17/2010 11:01:35 AM PST by kaehurowing
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To: All

Truth be told, most of the 18 who who were pushed into temporary exile have not elective office in the last 10-20 years minimum.

In their time, some of them were good elected officials and good politicians. Several of these individuals supported Independent candidate Tom Horner more for personal reasons (long-time friendship) than for political reasons.

A few more have previously said that they really didn’t consider themselves Republicans anymore but were willing to say that as a Republican, they were endorsing Tom Horner.

In truth, these sanctions will have little or no practical effect. Former Gov Arne Carlson will contine to be a malcontent. Former Gov Al Quie says that he’ll still remain a Republican.

But nonetheless, these sanctions were necessary. Like it or not, party loyalty is important. It becomes even more important when you live in a purple state like Minnesota. A person is always free to jump off the reservation - but there at the minimum, should be consequences for doing so.


16 posted on 12/17/2010 11:05:15 AM PST by MplsSteve (Governor Mark Dayton? That's so incredibly alarming, don't you think?)
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To: rabscuttle385

I am stunned that it happened in Minnesota!
This needs to start happening everywhere!


17 posted on 12/17/2010 11:06:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rabscuttle385

Make them run the gauntlet!


18 posted on 12/17/2010 11:07:58 AM PST by chooseascreennamepat
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To: Hunton Peck

Good one. Enjoyed the chuckle.


19 posted on 12/17/2010 11:09:46 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Alright!!!

Now if the CA GOP would do the same..


20 posted on 12/17/2010 11:12:49 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Nice. Needs to happen more often, really. I wish it could happen in NY, but that is wishful thinking.
21 posted on 12/17/2010 11:15:18 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (The U.S. Senate - Freedom's Graveyard.)
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To: NormsRevenge

There hasn’t been a GOP in California since Reagan was gov.


22 posted on 12/17/2010 11:22:16 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: rabscuttle385

I vote for the ZOT party.

Zot em out. In California, NY etc... Zot the useless RINO GOP on welfare.


23 posted on 12/17/2010 11:22:51 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Foolsgold

I hear ya.. Deukmejian is as close as I would dare to go myself.. Re-Pete was a bad joke on the gop.. aRnie was in fact the Terminator.. for the Ca Gop.. and conservative hopes and dreams. :-)


24 posted on 12/17/2010 11:25:19 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Here in San Diego the 53rd district wasn’t even listed in the voting guide, Susan Davis won by default in a fairly conservative area.


25 posted on 12/17/2010 11:39:42 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Boogieman
Two points about RINOs:

1. If they don't help you win get rid of them, and

2. Don't let a RINO get into your inner circles where Party Decisions are made or Ideology/Campaign Platforms are decided.

That number 2 point applies even to those who help you win.

At the same time don't mistake the Country Clubbers with the RINOs. The Country Clubbers are the upper middle class folks who traditionally spend their own money to help the Republican party work and get organized to select candidates and to run campaigns.

Barry Goldwater, for example, was a long-time Country Clubber until one day he wrote a book and the Leftwingtards came out of the woodwork to attack him.

The Republican party hasn't been the same since.

BTW, the RINOs and Rockefeller Republicans tried to expel Barry Goldwater from the party and they refused to support his run for the Presidency.

26 posted on 12/17/2010 11:42:16 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: rabscuttle385

Alaska and Maryland definitely need to do this.


27 posted on 12/17/2010 12:04:56 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: rabscuttle385

Go Ahead...Make My Day!


28 posted on 12/17/2010 12:16:36 PM PST by evad (SHUT IT DOWN!)
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To: MplsSteve

I’ll go third party if the GOP puts up RINO’s The consequence is one less vote for idiot RINO’s. Oh the horror.

lol.


29 posted on 12/17/2010 12:22:37 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

“You would only be surprised is Party A is called “Republican” and you are not used to them being serious.”

Oh yeah. You’ve got it.


30 posted on 12/17/2010 12:55:33 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Those exiled warned that the measure...may provoke a backlash that undercuts the party’s competitiveness...

KISS MY GRITS, YOU SIMPERING RINOCRAT BASTARDS!

The "backlash" you purport to warn about is the one that just got your hapless keisters kicked to da curb! You know; the one you never saw coming; the one that took you from the blind side?

But, here you go, proving to the universe that you have not learned the lesson; that you WILL not learn the lesson; that you will go to your miserable graves in utter DENIAL of what We, The People have been trying to teach you.

There's no greater fool than the fool who meets his doom self-blinded to its cause.

31 posted on 12/17/2010 12:58:37 PM PST by HKMk23 (WANT DIFFERENT? VOTE DIFFERENT!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I have not forgotten how Al Franken stole the election from Norm Coleman and yes, there was also a third party person running.


32 posted on 12/17/2010 1:06:34 PM PST by juliej
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To: rabscuttle385

Good start. There is still a lot of work to do. This State has been under the thumb of the DFL (Democrat-Farm-Labor) mafia for entirely too long. Weak spined RINO’s are not what we need making decisions for the rest of us.


33 posted on 12/17/2010 1:26:14 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: juliej
In almost every case where a conservative Republican loses an election - it was because a third-party 'conservative' candidate was on the ballot.

A third party is NOT the answer to RINO's. Local house cleaning of the only viable conservative party in the nation IS the answer... but, that takes too much time and effort for 95% of those who call themselves conservative - having NEVER darkened the door of any of their own local party establishments even once.

34 posted on 12/17/2010 1:32:02 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

Notice that in close elections (Dino Rossi, Norm Coleman), the Republican does not win. The Demos always find ballots in the back seats of cars.


35 posted on 12/17/2010 1:48:00 PM PST by juliej
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The Rinos in the Senate need to be striped of committee power. They are wrecking the country and ignoring the vote from the last election. They should never be permitted to represent the Republicans in negotiations with the President. Better they join the Democrat Party (Soros) while Republicans are not in the majority and permit them to continue to wreck the country in the name of Republicans.


36 posted on 12/17/2010 1:54:25 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: juliej
THAT TOO!!

Elimination of voter fraud would nearly eliminate Democrats in office - but, not quite.

37 posted on 12/17/2010 1:55:51 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: rabscuttle385

Next stop: Congress.


38 posted on 12/17/2010 1:57:45 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: rabscuttle385

“...could undercut the parties competitiveness in a state which has voted for the republican for president just once in the past 50 years!?!???” Yeah, gee....wouldn’t want to lose THAT competitive edge, would we!!!! GOOD FOR THE CONSERVATIVES!!!!


39 posted on 12/17/2010 2:14:36 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: rabscuttle385
I hope there is more to come in many more states. I would love to know that the phrase “RINOs beware” actually meant something.
40 posted on 12/17/2010 2:20:27 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: rabscuttle385
AWESOME!

Screw the whiners. You supported people not of your party and then try and blame this on purist cleansing? If you aren't going to help elect Republicans then you dont have a right to represent the party. At least I don't claim to be a Republican. Those that do ought to hold the line.

“I think a lot of these people are not relevant politically,” Sutton said. “They represent a bygone era, sort of the era of the 'country club Republican' -– when we weren’t opposed to Big Government; we just said we could manage it better. This is [now] sort of the Reagan Era of the Republican Party.” “It’s funny, we’ve had more success since we moved away from a lot of these folks,” he added. “You can argue we’ve become more successful as we’ve become truer to our principles.”

Ever true. These people preach soft liberalism as the key to Republican success then climb over each other to endorse the Democrat. Of course they're going to have more success with individuals representing the party who aren't looking to bail on it every other second.

41 posted on 12/17/2010 3:18:43 PM PST by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim that leans conservDeMin)
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To: rabscuttle385

HELL YA!!!


42 posted on 12/17/2010 4:11:10 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: rabscuttle385

We BADLY need to do this in Tennessee. The GOP will literally let ANYONE run with an R beside their name if they want. No vetting whatsoever.


43 posted on 12/17/2010 7:00:50 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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44 posted on 12/17/2010 8:05:25 PM PST by lquist1
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To: rabscuttle385

Minnesota is a state that needs a total purge of the Rinos and the Left. They have a Secretary of State Mark Ritchie who had connections to the State Communist Party (See www.Keywiki.org for details). Their senator Al Franken won a crooked election.

The Moslems have made the state a testing ground for airline security on the plane, paying in public, foot baths, terrorist training (the Somalis), taxicab drivers who discriminate against their customers, etc.

Time to destroy the old Marxist Democrat-Farm-Labor Party alliance.

RINOS belong in a zoo, not a political party. Their moderation got them nowhere except a big paycheck at the expense of the taxpayer.

Time to thin the herd!


45 posted on 12/17/2010 8:46:39 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: rabscuttle385

(scratches head)...cough...cough....Do I detect the burgeoning of a rudimentary spine? Is evolution occurring right before our eyes?


46 posted on 12/17/2010 9:06:56 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: Mr. K
Sutton made waves in October for blasting a group of Republicans who had endorsed Horner by saying, "There's a special place in hell for these Quislings."

In a state with a large percentage of people of Norwegian decent, that's a very strong statement.

It's too bad Al Quie had to get the zot. He's usually one of the good guys. And I'm really surprised to hear Dave Durenberger voted for Obama. But it's good to hear the state party is starting to take this seriously. Aside from the Twin Cities, Minnesota is a pretty center to center-right state. Many people vote (D) because, well, "Da DFL is da Meeneesohtah pardy, don' cha know!"

47 posted on 12/17/2010 11:58:49 PM PST by WildSnail (The US government now has more control over the people than the old Soviet Union ever dreamed of)
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To: WildSnail

Sorry, that should have been a reply to rabscuttle385 at #1


48 posted on 12/18/2010 12:25:13 AM PST by WildSnail (The US government now has more control over the people than the old Soviet Union ever dreamed of)
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To: rabscuttle385
...may provoke a backlash that undercuts the party’s competitiveness in a state that’s voted for the GOP presidential nominee just once in the past half century.

Does anybody else see the irony in this ridiculous "warning" from the exiled RINOs?
It tells me all I need to know about them. Good riddance.
...And congratulations to Minnesota's real Republicans. They are finally giving themselves a fighting chance.

49 posted on 12/18/2010 12:35:23 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: rabscuttle385

Let us hope this is a prelude of future events.


50 posted on 12/18/2010 6:13:35 AM PST by Lessthantolerant (The State is diametrically opposed to our search for a better living.)
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