In today's Politico, we read a tidbit about one of Minnesota's Republican Moneybags under this headline: Karl Rove vs. tea party in big money fight for GOP's future:
Minnesota media mogul Stan Hubbard, who has written big checks to Crossroads and other conservative groups, said the GOP has had too many candidates who are “nut cases” and pledged to donate and raise money for Conservative Victory Project.
“Some areas obviously are more conservative in their constituencies than others,” Hubbard said. “But I don’t think anybody anywhere with any sense is going to want to elect a candidate who says, ‘If your daughter gets raped, it’s God’s will’,” he said, referring to Richard Mourdock, who defeated incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana in the 2012 GOP primary only to lose the general election after suggesting that “God intended” pregnancies occurring from rape. “I mean, give me a break, will you?” Hubbard said.
So who is Hubbard funding locally, however much he's seen the light about post-moronic rape malarky?
Regardless of the headline, it's not Minnesota's Tea Party candidates for whom Hubbard won't be bringing the bread.
And as far as Fifty Shades of Cray goes, Hubbard's funding some doozies. There's the ever-chatty Mary Franson, who recently cited discredited theories linking autism and vaccines. From the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board individual contribution database under "Hubbard, Stanley":
|Franson, Mary House Dist. 8B Committee||08-12-2012||$500|
Agenda 21 conspiracy theories are hot for the Tea Party these days--and no one in the state legislature has been more aggressive in speaking at Tea Party events and sponsoring legislation than state senator Dave Brown. Here's what "Hubbard, Stanley S" of Hubbard Broadcasting gave Senator Dave:
|Brown, Dave Senate Dist. 15 Committee||08-06-2012||$500|
Brown introduced SF325 today, a "United Nations Agenda 21 private property rights restrictions implementation prohibition" bill. It bans any sustainable development anywhere, anyhow, in the state if anyone, anyhow can trace the language back to Agenda 21.
No House companion bill yet, but Franson sponsored the House companion to Brown's Agenda 21 conspiracy hearings bill last session.
Flying Asian carp and zebra mussels will breathe a collective sigh of relief, since "invasive species" is on Glenn Beck's list of tell-tale Agenda 21 keyword list.
Perhaps Hubbard is thinking of North Star Tea Party co-founder, Representative Cindy Pugh. His name is absent from her campaign finance reports.
One conservative source suggested that the headline itself is misleading, and Hubbard isn't objecting to the Tea Party, so much as the Ron Paul faction in the Republican Party of Minnesota.
However, Bluestem suspects buyer's remorse in the comment about Mourdock. A little over a year ago, Hubbard gave Hoosiers for Mourdock $1000, as did his spouse.
Photo: Flying silver Asian carp, an invasive species for liberty and freedom. Cause "invasive species" is a scary Agenda 21 phrase, Glenn Beck tells us.
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