A friend who attended the Renville County Fair in lovely Bird Island on Friday sent us the photo above of the collage of signs hanging in the booth for the Renville County RPM (Republican Party of Minnesota).
We suppose that's one way to spend the remaining $500 of that big fat PAC check that the BPOU didn't pass on to Representative Miller.
Update: At a nearby county fair, the Stevens County Republicans didn't see any reason to be anything other than positive about their own candidate, so this doesn't seem a coordinated strategy among Greater Minnesota Republican party units.
In July, George Zornick wrote in an article published in the Nation, ‘Hillary for Prison’ Has Officially Gone Mainstream;The GOP convention has been one long plea for Hillary Clinton's incarceration:
Ifirst realized Republicans fantasized about putting Hillary Clinton in jail back in January, at a retail campaign stop for Ted Cruz at a restaurant in Osage, Iowa. The conservative base was obviously furious about Benghazi and thought Clinton broke the law with her private e-mail server, but when the small crowd erupted at Cruz’s joke that “perhaps the presidential debate will have to be held in Leavenworth,” it was clear the idea of Clinton behind bars was truly firing people up.
Fast forward six months to Cleveland, where this has become one of the central themes of Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention. There is a plane circling the Quicken Loans Arena carrying a huge “Hillary for Prison” banner, courtesy of right-wing radio host Alex Jones. A large billboard truck with the same graphic is tooling around the convention perimeter.
Even the worst reading of Clinton’s conduct with classified information would not dictate that she serve serious prison time. But Trump—and the political party that has now officially selected him as their nominee—is now mainlining a concept normally reserved for Third World countries: that political opponents should be locked up. . . .
Of course, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones isn't the only media talker to promote this legally dubious battle. Rush Limbaugh posted on Facebook about Hillary for Prison 2016 on April 10 (and probably other times as well).
It's not surprising then, that there's a Rush Limbaugh item hanging in the Renville County RPM booth:
The New York Times reported on August 2 that 4 More Years: Rush Limbaugh Signs a New Radio Contract; Media Matters followed up with Why Reports About Rush Limbaugh's Contract Renewal Don't Mention The Price. James Wolcott has more at Vanity Fair.
Photos: Taken at the Renville County RPM booth.
If you appreciate our posts and original analysis, you can mail contributions (payable to Sally Jo Sorensen P.O. Box 108, Maynard MN 56260) or use the paypal button in the upper right hand corner of this post.
Or you can contribute via this link to paypal; use email sally.jo.sorensen at gmail.com as recipient.