DFL House leaders are at large Monday in Minnesota's Seventh Congressional District for a public roundtable at the Morris Public Library touting rural broadband and a press conference in Moorhead about rail safety.
Oh, fiddle-dee-dee on that stuff. Our favorite official party Facebook page, that kept by the Minnesota 7th Congressional District Republican Party, was on the job this morning warning us about the nation's real issues.
That would be the gay gestapo, socialism, the View, and socialism causing black women to yell in public. Thanks, Obama.
Just try to find a CD7 Republican event. Parades? Public meetings? Fundraisers? Apparently not the business of the congressional district's official Facebook page. It's calling out the gay gestapo and people who yell at Senator Bernie Sanders.
The Gay Gestapo: It's Back and Shopping at Target
We last saw the fabulous jackboots of gay fascism prance their way into our discourse in the 2014 Minnesota House debate over the Safe Schools anti-bullying bill, when Representative Mary Franson spoke its name in her floor speech against the bill.
But the Minnesota 7th Congressional District Republican Party has revived the rhetoric with a post about Target's decision to go gender-neutral in some of its signage. Over a conservative columnist's fretting that this is the slippery slope to gender-neutral clothing sections, the anonymous Facebook editor writes:
The Gay Gestapo is at it again! And Target has completely buckled under to their constant harping and threats of Lawsuit. Susy's Play Doll will now be next to Johnny's Toy Army Helmet or Transformers next to the play Make-Up set. Good Luck shopping for toddlers next to the Science Kits! Next up will be all Kids cloths will be Transgender Unisex. 5 year old gay Boys & Girls will feel right at home. Like or Share
The Gay Gestapo in this case? Self-described writer, MFA student, writing instructor, mom, wife, Christian named Abi Bechtel who tweeted about gendered signage earlier this year. She writes about her tweet becoming news in Local Mom’s One Weird Trick for Fleeting Internet Fame and IT HAPPENED TO ME: I’m the Ohio Mom Whose Tweet About Target's Gender-Specific Toy Sign Went Viral.
They just don't make gay gestapos like they used to--and we're not sure what the ask is in the Seventh Congressional District Republicans' post. Government intervention on retail signage? A boycott? Frothing outrage?
Socialist morning network: secular socialists yell at each other on TV
Of course, it doesn't take long for the mysterious Facebook page manager to get back to locating another example of socialism: The View, ABC's long-running women's talk show. Bluestem had to look it up, since morning chatter shows simply aren't our thing.
But we're tempted to start watching, since the Republican Facebook editor describes its participants as "self righteous holy secular vestal socialists":
Interesting. The self righteous holy secular vestal socialists are just wearing a might thin these days. Ratings have been dropping like a rock. They have had delusions of adequacy far too long. Every girl has the right to be ugly, but these two have even abused that privilege!
There's something of tradition among Minnesota Republicans going back to 2010, when the old Minnesota Independent caught the SD56 online screening of "Republican Women vs Democrat Women," as then City Pages staff writer and present BBC babe Jessica Lussenhop reported in Minnesota GOP distracted by ugly Democrat babes. As a screencap preserved by Mother Jones indicates, Rosie was a problem even then.
We recommend that the socialism-loathing editor consult the writings of the late Quentin Crisp, who so famously identified the Soviet Union as "that land without lipstick."
On the other hand, it was probably easier to find lipstick in pre-glasnost Moscow than it is for Republicans to find an event or party news on the Minnesota 7th Congressional District Republican Party Facebook page.
Socialism makes black women yell
A consequence of socialism even more upsetting than celebrities bickering on daytime television? For the Minnesota 7th Congressional District Republican Party digital ninja, it's lack women yelling at socialists in the real world:
1) Black Woman yelling "Whites must Die" in one city, 2) Black Women taking over Sander's Podium in Seattle, 3) Now another Black Ferguson Man gets into Gun Battle with Police. This is the Obama Legacy. Division, Racial Hate, Open Season on Law Enforcement, and 20 other bad things we could mention. When Socialist Rule, the Public is Endangered.
Thanks Obama! It's good thing all other women use our indoor voices at all times, or for sure the commies have won. Or maybe the gay gestapo causes women to speak up; Bluestem is quietly investigating.
We wonder at times if the Onion or regional allies of The Yes Men have hacked the account, but Republican sources assure us that the page is still for real. Represented by Collin Peterson since before Millennials were labeled, Minnesota's Seventh Congressional district sprawls across Western Minnesota; it's a target for the NRCC and state Republicans hoping to unseat the remaining Democrats from the area serving in the Minnesota Legislature.
For earlier posts in this series, check out Minnesota 7th Congressional District Republican Party Facebook page warns fans about cilantro and #MN07 GOP Party Facebook page deletes post calling George Soros a "Nazi National Socialist."
Image: Our thanks to Dan Feidt of Feidt Designs for the graphics at the top of the post. We'll be using it when we see more beyond red-baiting content in Minnesota's political world.
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