In MN07: Which lucky soul will spend a nickel to run against 13 term congressman Collin Peterson?, Bluestem noted the idiocy of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in ripping Seventh District Congressman Collin Peterson's fundraising, when the presumptive GOP candidate for the 2016 race raised not a penny.
We were not the only one to notices this. The Fargo Forum editorial, Dumb and dumber at NRCC, doesn't pull any punches:
The agenda must be dumb and dumber for the folks at the National Republican Congressional Committee if the best they can do is go after 7th District Congressman Collin Peterson, D-Minn. Peterson, who has been re-elected again and again since 1990, is in the committee’s sights, but the lenses must be fogged. Or maybe it’s the judgment of the committee that’s foggy.
In recent missives to media, the NRCC twists itself into knots trying to make the impossible case that because Peterson’s quarterly fundraising wasn’t a barn-burner, he’s weak among the 7th’s voters – or sillier yet, because the congressman has not decided (publicly at least) if he will seek re-election.
Oh my, how out of touch is the NRCC with the 7th? After decades of losing to Peterson, the NRCC still is woefully short of understanding why the congressman appeals across party lines in a district that trends conservative but leans Democratic. In other words, the 7th is Peterson. . . .
Read the whole thing at the Forum, then realize that the Forum owns the largest media chain in Minnesota's Seventh and the smaller newspapers in the chain frequently ends up running editorials from the mother ship.
That's how the NRCC agenda dumb and dumber headline ended up in the Park Rapids Enterprise. If the NRCC agenda is in fact "dumb and dumber" for the Seventh--and we find no evidence to think otherwise--this summer's messaging has been a whopping success.
Photo: Dumb and dumber; or, the NRCC's crack messaging team on Minnesota's Western prairies.
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