Skip to comments.Minn. GOP brings out the knives for moderates (hordes of RINO traitors get the zot)
Posted on 12/17/2010 10:34:35 AM PST by rabscuttle385
In a dramatic display of the new Republican order, Minnesotas 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 states 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 partys competitiveness in a state thats voted for the GOP presidential nominee just once in the past half century.
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Where is NY State?
oh wait... the RINO’s are still running the GOP here...
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...
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.
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.
Those 18 members publicly supported other parties candidates and expected to remain in good standing?
Isn’t that what normally happens? Compromise, consensus, political correctness, etc, rule, right?
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".
Good riddance to Arnie Carlson.
He can retire to his lake cabin in Wisconsin.
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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 sounds RINOs make do tend to sound like satire to normal human ears.
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.
I am stunned that it happened in Minnesota!
This needs to start happening everywhere!
Make them run the gauntlet!
Good one. Enjoyed the chuckle.
Now if the CA GOP would do the same..
There hasn’t been a GOP in California since Reagan was gov.
I vote for the ZOT party.
Zot em out. In California, NY etc... Zot the useless RINO GOP on welfare.
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. :-)
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.
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.
Alaska and Maryland definitely need to do this.
Go Ahead...Make My Day!
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.
“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.
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.
I have not forgotten how Al Franken stole the election from Norm Coleman and yes, there was also a third party person running.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elimination of voter fraud would nearly eliminate Democrats in office - but, not quite.
Next stop: Congress.
“...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!!!!
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 werent opposed to Big Government; we just said we could manage it better. This is [now] sort of the Reagan Era of the Republican Party. Its funny, weve had more success since we moved away from a lot of these folks, he added. You can argue weve become more successful as weve 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.
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.
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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!
(scratches head)...cough...cough....Do I detect the burgeoning of a rudimentary spine? Is evolution occurring right before our eyes?
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!"
Sorry, that should have been a reply to rabscuttle385 at #1
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.
Let us hope this is a prelude of future events.