The ever-sharpeyed MNA New Journalist of the Year Josh Moniz just tweeted a curious observation about a press release that the Republican Party of Minnesota sent out scolding DFL voters for selecting endorsed Democratic candidate Clark Johnson in yesterday's primary for the February 12 HD 19A special election.
The Republicans didn't mention the name of their own candidate, Allen Quist.
That's Allen Quist, whose wacky record consists of saying things about gay organizations being like the Klu Klux Klan, about women's "genetic" predeposition to being inferior to men (thus dictating that men lead families), that poor people game the system and divorce to collect more food stamps, that dinosaurs and people lived at the same time on the planet.
The candidate whose campaign has had the benefit of not just one, but two fundraising emails from the extreme Gentlewoman from Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District, Michele Bachmann.
Yeah, that Allen Quist. Moniz tweeted:
Here's the MNGOP press release:
Jan 29, 2013Voters in House District 19A Deserve More Than a Rubber Stamp for the Dayton Agenda
St. Paul - Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Pat Shortridge issued the following statement regarding the DFL primary win by Clark Johnson in House District 19A:
“Governor Dayton and the Twin Cities’ liberals who run the Minnesota House of Representatives have proposed huge new taxes hikes to pay for big increases in government spending. They are proposing new environmental regulations that will severely hamper Minnesota agriculture. They have already begun putting into place the ObamaCare health insurance exchange.
We're not sure what "new environmental regulations that will severely hamper Minnesota agriculture" have been introduced in the Minnesota House. (Instead, the sort of one-sided partisan whining chronicled in House ag chairs put their heads together as Hamilton sour grapes whine tasting continues is going on. Do they mean the new drainage legislation that Rod Hamilton is a co-author of? Or are they just picking empty template out of their--ahem--coffee cups at MNGOP headquarters in St. Paul?
“Now that the field is set for the special election in House District 19A, the question is: Do voters in Nicollet, Blue Earth and Le Sueur Counties want a rubber stamp for this extreme agenda? Or do they want a representative who will try to stop it and offer better solutions based on tried and true principles?
“Voters in House District 19A have a chance to send St. Paul a loud and clear message: Focus on economic growth and job creation instead of passing job-killing tax hikes. Stop trying to have government direct our economy. Stop rewarding special interest groups. Stop pandering to liberal environmentalists who would do harm to our agriculture economy.
Yes, kids: instead vote for our extreme agenda and our candidate. But we're so not telling you his name.
Even though, unlike the phantom environmental menace the MNGOP is evoking to scare the tar out of you, he actually has a name, and it's Allen Quist. Voters in 19A may remember rejecting him in 2012 when he ran against Congressman Walz.
Only 37 percent of November's voters in HD19A voted for Quist--and it's his home turf.
“Voters in House District 19A deserve a Representative that reflects the values of the district - responsible spending, efficient government, and a focus on job creation. They don’t need a rubber stamp for an extreme agenda in St Paul. On February 12, they can send a powerful message to Mark Dayton and Paul Thissen.”
Nope, voters don't need a rubber stamp for an extreme agenda, and they can send a pwoerful message that they're sick of this rhetorical hogwash by voting for local college professor and advisor Clark Johnson.
Cartoon: Allen Quist, the Republican Party of Minnesota's Love That Dare Not Say Its Name.
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