Emmer Bags It — The Ugly Charade is Over

Dec 08

theuptake on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free A month of stupid tough talk — 35 days, actually — has come to its predictable end, in a long-overdue concession speech from Tom Emmer, the GOP “Close But No Cigar” candidate for governor. Mark Dayton is now the Gov.-elect of Minnesota, with just 26 days until he takes the oath of office Jan....

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MN Republican CenCom Purges Gang of Eighteen

Dec 06

MN Republican CenCom Purges Gang of Eighteen

Central Committee Meeting of The Long Knives Intoxicated by incoming Legislative majorities, Minnesota’s Republican Party got down to business over the weekend, beheading 18 Running Dog Lackeys of consensus politics by sentencing them to a two-year ban from GOP gatherings and sending them for “re-education” to Goldman Sachs to work in the...

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Rats Begin to Leave Sinking Ship

Dec 03

Rats Begin to Leave Sinking Ship

OK, I don’t mean “rats.” I mean supporters, friends, fellow-travelers of Tom Emmer, the oh-so-near, yet-so-far Republican governor candidate who has been wasting the taxpayer’s money and the public’s time and fooling himself pretending that the automatic-but-unnecessary recount now under way will make him Governor. Earth to Emmer: You...

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Hide the Kids and Lock Up the Ballots: Tony Baloney is Back

Dec 01

Hide the Kids and Lock Up the Ballots: Tony Baloney is Back

Wednesday Afternoon Update: Tony Sutton amps up his rhetoric and attacks the recount by going after Hennepin County’s Rachel Smith. Sutton’s hysterics are so out-of-proportion to the situation that we are left with two choices: 1) Sutton is demented or 2) He is determined to bring the recount machinery to a halt and to forestall the installation of...

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Tom Emmer: I’m Not a Nut on This Thing.

Nov 28

Tom Emmer: I’m Not a Nut on This Thing.

Monday Update: Unfortunately, Emmer’s troops don’t seem to be on the same page with their candidate… early “returns” from the manual recount, which began this morning, show GOP volunteers challenging huge piles of ballots… exactly the kind of onslaught of “frivolous challenges” the state canvassing board said it feared...

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Eric Magnuson: Chief Justice to Hired Gun: It Doesn’t Smell Right

Nov 24

Eric Magnuson: Chief Justice to Hired Gun: It Doesn’t Smell Right

I previously have mentioned my concern that it is inappropriate for Eric Magnuson, the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Minnesota, and a long-time Tim Pawlenty pal and law partner, to represent Tom Emmer in his various court challenges and road-block efforts to keep Mark Dayton and the DFL out of the governor’s office as long as possible. There has...

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TPAW FOREVER

Nov 11

TPAW FOREVER

Tim Pawlenty: Ain’t Going Nowhere After Richard Nixon lost his “comeback” attempt to win the California Governor’s race in 1962, he famously told a press conference, “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.”¬† Minnesota voters may have held similar hopes when they turned out Nov. 2 to choose a new governor after eight...

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No Tony, Still Lots of Baloney: What Tom Emmer Didn’t Say

Nov 10

After ducking the press and public  for a week, Tom Emmer popped up at a State Capitol press conference Tuesday and saw his shadow, meaning Minnesota will have at least six more weeks of recount. Probably more: The GOP and party heavies like Chair Tony Sutton (he skipped the presser) are raising money and gearing up for a long war that likely will involve lawsuits...

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Tony Baloney threatens gang war, goes to the mattresses…

Nov 08

Minnesota GOP chair Tony Sutton is throwing gang signs and threatening to tie up the 2010 Minnesota governor’s election until January to make sure sitting Republican Tim Pawlenty can join with the incoming Republican Legislature to shred the next state budget and make a name for himself just before the Iowa caucuses… Welcome Update: Presumed GOP House...

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