Who’s contributing to McCain’s campaign? Errr: Who isn’t?

I was cruising along Buzzflash, reading their headlines, and I noticed this:

Few House GOP donate to McCain 7/18

Now that has to be the shortest headline Buzz has ever published. Typically, a Buzzflash headline is twelve pages long and may contain footnotes and Cliff Notes. But the story was also interesting; Not a lot of GOPers in the House and the Senate who are giving to McCain’s campaign!

Only 21 House Republicans have given to McCain from their personal campaign accounts since he became the presumptive GOP nominee four and a half months ago, according to an analysis of House fundraising reports made public Wednesday.

In addition, eleven House Republicans who did not give from their personal campaign accounts this year contributed from their leadership political action committees (PACs), according to fundraising reports covering the election cycle through the end of May.

So while nearly half the Senate GOP conference has given to McCain, less than 20 percent of House Republicans have pitched in.

Several of the highest-ranking Republicans in the House have yet to give to McCain. Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Republican Conference Chairman Adam Putnam (Fla.) have not given anything, according to the most recent fundraising reports.

That’s kinda strange, don’t you think? You’d think they’d all be out there front and center supporting “The McCain Machine”!

But, why bother trying to find the Flock Faithful and have contributed to McSame, perhaps the better question is – Who hasn’t?

Open Secrets reports:

  • Michele (The Ding Bat) Bachmann (R-MN 6th) – $0.00 in contributing to anything. She hasn’t sprouted one red penny to anything. Of course, she’s probably groping and molesting George W. Bush right now, …At this very moment, she’s dry-humping GWB’s leg while trying desperately to shove her tongue down GW’s throat.
  • John Kline (R-MN 2nd) – $0.00 in contributing to anything. Only two Kline’s are listed, one from MInneapolis contributing to Ciresi and one in Wayzata contributing to Norm Coleman (R-Rubber Puppet).
  • Jim Ramstad (R-MN 3rd) – $2,500 was given to John McCain’s campaign in mid-May 2008. Good for Congressman Ramstad! We have someone in Minnesota who at least tries to support McSame. The Republicans “Golden Boy” supports McCain – and he’s the one jetting out of his office. (…out of embarrassment, I’m sure.)
  • Tim Pawlenty (R-MN Governor) – $0.00 in contributing anything. Tim Pawlenty doesn’t donate to jack-diddly-do. Nada. McCain’s National Campaign Chair and he doesn’t donate anything himself?!? Pretty cheesy there, don’t you think?
  • Norm Coleman (R-MN Rubber Puppet) – $0.00 in contributing anything. Nothing. Since Bush’s name is attached, Coleman isn’t paying attention to it anything.
  • Ron Carey – (R-MN GOP Chair) – $0.00 He ain’t donated anything. In fact, all of the Carey’s listed in Open Secrets have donated heavily to Democrats. (Still no word on that investigation Ron Carey’s under for overcharging the state of Minnesota…)
  • Ron Eibensteiner – (R-MN former GOP Chair) – $2,300 was donated to John McSame back in June 2007. He also donated $2,300 to the Rubber Puppet in January 2008.

I got to thinking…

  • Joe Soucheray, that Republican tool job on KSTP: $0.00. Nothing.
  • David Senjem (R-MN Minority Leader in the Senate): $0.00 Nothing.
  • Marty Seifert (R-MN Minority Leader in the House): $0.00 Nothing.

For all of the prominent Republicans from Minnesota, you’d think John McCain could have raised more than $4,800. To earn extra-credit, I ran these names against The Huffington Post‘s Fund Race and I got the same results. (Which probably means Huffington Post is using OpenSecrets.org database to extrapolate the exact same data…)

…Just sayin’.

Secret Young Republicans training compound located!!

First photos are emerging from behind the enemy lines, where their nefarious indoctrination techniques corrupt the innocent minds of America’s youth and prepare them for a life committed to espousing Republican ideology that runs counter to their own self interests!

We all owe a debt of gratitude to the Democratic operatives that have risked their lives to bring us this first haunting photo:

Elephant Slide

Here we can obviously see a seemingly innocent piece of playground equipment that has been twisted by the right-wing propaganda masters into some sort of sick political metaphor…

Undercover operatives for the Democratic Party have told us that Republican parents force their unwilling children up the molded plastic stairs into the GOP’s “Indoctrination Machine.” These children remain inside for up to 48 hours until they are fully processed. The children, once they are completely transformed into a smelly mass of waste material, will eventually tumble down the chute behind the Indoctrination Machine fully prepared to carry-on the Neocon Agenda.

Said one Republican mother after her child was expelled from the Indoctrination Machine: “Oh, he’s still the little stinker he always was….” where she snickered and waddled away.FruitFly

UNICEF, Save the Children and Sally Struthers have begun nationwide media campaigns to save these poor little children before they’ve become indoctrinated into the little GOP shit’s that’s expected of each and every one of them. So please: If you can give anything, please give to Sally Struther’s Christian Children’s Fund. Because Jesus, and only Jesus could love these little Turds.

I found it on Bartcop Nation… So it must be true!

Minnesota Republicans Exposed

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MNGOP2US Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) spotted at bar drinking at MSP airport – probably drunk

I have it on a very reliable source deep within the Republican party that Norm Coleman is not only a drunk, he’s a mean drunk too. MRE source said while waiting forty minutes for his flight to take off, he watched the Senator slam seven Fuzzy Navels and six Cuervo shooters while swearing loudly at the waitress and yelling obscenities at her. At one point, Colement grabbed his briefcase and hurled it at an elderly passenger carrying a very nervous looking poodle.

Said the MRE source:

That guy’s drinking is completely out of control. He walked into the bar on the C Concourse and just walked around to all of the tables and emptied all of the peanut dishes into his suit pocket. He made a meal out of them while he sat and got completely #%$%-faced! I don’t even think the Senator had a flight he was waiting for! He just hangs out there and gets drunk!

The bar waitress also complained that he didn’t even leave a tip.

Please check back to Minnesota Republicans Exposed soon for photos of Norm Coleman passed out drunk in an alley sleeping in his own vomit.

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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) failed math test in grammar school. Parents committed her to psychiatric treatment

The phone calls won’t stop here at Minnesota Republicans Exposed headquarters. Hundreds of GOP tattle-tales have left voice mail messages who remember Michele as a young girl living in Anoka. She also failed at Phys Ed in the sixth grade. Everybody seems shocked she even managed to graduated high school before giving birth to her third child.

One phone message said:

I’m not surprised Bachmann hates the gays so much. In high school, the gays were the only ones who wouldn’t have sex with her. Our 10th grade geometry teacher, Mr. Simms once called on Michele to answer a question and accidentally called her “Miss Thang”. He apologized and all…but everybody was laughing anyway.

Please check back to Minnesota Republicans Exposed soon for a thorough exam of the entire Bachmann clan.

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Norm Coleman (R-MN) has already launched attack ads on Al Franken. Everybody in the GOP agree: Norm Coleman is an *$%hole

Mike Ciresi has a new campaign out. It’s tasteful, powerful and it reminds Minnesota that he’s been here working for all of us. Al Franken meanwhile, has two videos out already. One is a cute ad that includes his grade school teacher, while the other features his neighborhood in St. Louis Park and just as tasteful.

Also noted has been Norm Coleman’s first ad of the political season. It’s a hate ad that attacks Al Franken for jokes he’s told about gays and abortion in the 70’s. Since rumors are already out about the Senator’s closeted homosexuality, the ads wreak of hypocracy.

Please check back to Minnesota Republicans Exposed soon on more Norm Coleman’s hate campaign ads and his latest on his DWI case

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Ron Carey, MN GOP Chairman refused to submit to drug testing.

I had lunch with a young aspiring GOP activist who’s demanded the results of Mr. Carey’s urinalysis test. Over iced-tea sans a lemon-wedge, the MRE source who’s initials are “A.A.” and hails from Blaine, MN told me he’s actually sold marijuana to Mr. Carey during the Pretenders/The Who concert last winter.

Please check back to Minnesota Republicans Exposed soon for an update on Ron Carey’s drug addiction problem.

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Still furious about losing Minn SB 25 to Kevin Dahle (DFL), Ray Cox and John Kline have formed an underground FIGHT CLUB in a network of church basements throughout the district. Jim Ramstad expected to heal just fine, and still not running for re-election

MRE has been told under the strictest confidence that the Republicans are still really mad about their loss in the SB25 election. MN GOP Chairman Ron Carey blamed John Kline’s religious nut-ball activists while Michele Bachmann has blamed the closeted homosexuals everywhere throughout the district.

Ray Cox told our MRE source:

“I’m not running for office as a Republican anymore. Those dudes are @$$holes. I don’t care what anybody says. Screw them.”

Evangelical churches have begun holding Fight Club “prayer meetings” in the basements everywhere throughout the district. Piles of cherry flavored Kool-Aid jugs are brought in along with ingenious cream-of-mushroom soup hot dish concoctions and are served generously with rolls and green Jello-O molds in between fights.

Bachmann, volunteering to be the half-naked chick who holds up the poster-signs declaring the match numbers has been met by boos and jeers from the GOP audience. Bachmann reportedly returns the boos and jeers by hissing at them, giving them the finger and in some cases, throwing the posters at them.

…Northfield police have busted four fights in the area and two churches have had to post bail to get their ministers out of jail.FruitFly 6

Please check back to Minnesota Republicans Exposed soon for an update on Fight Clubs and hot-dish casseroles being passed around the SB25 district.

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Republican GOP Pawlenty Stunt makes veto-proof DFL Senate

The WallNovember 27, 2007 – Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) appointed State Senator Tom Neuville (R-Northfield) to serve as a judge in the 3rd District (in Rice County). In exchange for a replacement, he declared a special election (Jan 3rd 2008) to fill the vacant seat. All expectations were that a Republican would win in a landslide. It was a logical expectation. The area is, afterall, in the heart of the Congressional 1st District.

In 2006, Republicans were convinced that some obscure high school wrestling football coach named Tim Walz being elected to Congress was freakishly weird and they were positive it would be impossible to ever happen again.

Put simply: This area is GOP property and they insist the DFL keep their dirty hands off.

Last July, Pawlenty appointed Representative Steve Sviggum (R-HD 28B) as Commissioner of Labor and Industry. Sviggum, from the same geographical, was his first pick and it was a gamble. But it was a gamble he was willing to play because it was in the heart of the Republican party: south and east of the Twin Cities. Needless to say, it was a safe (political) bet. And the bet paid off: Republican Steve Drazkowski defeated DFL candidate Linda Pfeilsticker 52.9 to 46.9.

Ron Carey, Minnesota’s GOP Chair, threaded his thumbs under the lapels of his suit coat after that win, belched twice and proudly:

…characterized Drazkowski’s win as signaling “growing Republican momentum as we head into 2008,” the GOP should be cautious to read too much into this race. District 28B has voted overwhelmingly for Republican candidates in recent years.

But Pawlenty’s second gambled proved Carey wrong.

Pawlenty didn’t expect anybody would want to go out and vote in the dead of winter, especially with the distractions of the Iowa Caucuses going on. So the Governor arbitrarily decided January 3rd as a special election day just for those in the 3rd District. The stakes of second gamble was bigger than the first, and nobody, including Ron Carey, paid any attention.

Ray CoxOn November 27th, word was official that Ray Cox would run in the race to replace Neuville. Mary Lahammer of the MN Public Television’s Almanac excitedly explained that Cox was the favored son to win. On November 27th, Lahammer gushed over Cox like a cheerleader over the quarterback:

I think you’re hearing it here first, former State Representative Ray Cox just told me, “yes, I do plan to run” for the seat Sen. Tom Neuville is expected to vacate today. Cox told me he had coffee this morning with Sen. Neuville and he encouraged Cox to attend Gov. Pawlenty’s announcement at 1:00 in Faribault where the governor will appoint a new judge to the Rice County bench.

The only group that worried about a special election in the dead of winter was the League of Women Voters who sent a letter to all of the newspapers in the district saying:

To the Editor:

To fill the District 25 state senate seat vacated by Sen. Tom Neuville, whom Governor Pawlenty appointed to a judgeship, the governor has called a special election on January 3rd and a primary election on December 18th.

The League of Women Voters believes that eligible voters have the right to be informed about candidates’ positions, the right to vote, and the right to have their vote counted. Scheduling an election immediately after a major holiday season protects none of these rights for many voters.

There is a real possibility that it may be difficult if not impossible for significant numbers of absentee voters to obtain and return absentee ballots by mail in time for them to be counted.

Still, nobody’s paying any attention. It’s a perfect set-up. Pawlenty, Ron Carey…They’re all very… very comfortable with the “Electoral hood-wink of 2008.”

Exactly one month later, December 27, Mpls Star Tribune endorsed Cox and complained that while Dahle was a good man, he simply lacked any experience as a politician. Ray Cox, the Trib claimed, although a Republican, was a moderate in his politics. They cited his stand on environmental issues among other things. (Thanks to Northfield blogger site Locally Grown.)

The entire GOP was happy. No need to call the Minneapolis Star-Tribune a “liberal media outlet” this time. True to the demands of the Star-Trib’s corporate heads of boards and cheating editorial chief; the Strib did it’s job in supporting the GOP. And so the party went back to their Holiday Spirits and roasted their nuts by warm fire light.MomMorph

Pretty arrogant of the GOP, don’t you think? They have an election going on, called by their own party, and they don’t do jack-squat about it. They’d even get the state’s largest newspaper to endorse their guy and they don’t give a whit! They’d rather stay home and count how many knuckles they can stuff up their nose on one finger.

Yesterday..:January 3rd: The good citizens of the 25th district went out, stomped through the cold and voted en mass for DFL candidate Kevin Dahle, sans GOP electoral efforts.

Minnesota Secretary of State’s reports that Kevin Dahle won in an easy landslide:

  • Independant Vance Norgaard 296 votes 2.40%
  • Republican Ray Cox 5225 votes 42.37%
  • DFL Kevin Dahle 6802 votes 55.15%
  • Write-In 10 votes 0.08%

The Minnesota GOP has since, become unglued:Brodkorb with Al Franken

Michael B. Brodcorb of Minnesota Democrats Exposed, went stumping for votes by going door to door on Wednesday (1/2/8). But the following day, the day of the election, he decided to sit at home and bitch in his blog that Minnesota’s Secretary of State Mark Ritchie (DFL) buried the news that there was a special election.

(Yes Mr. Brodcorb… Since the GOP didn’t do their job in notifying their constituents that there was such an election, it’s time to once again bitch at the DFL Secretary of State for not doing a good enough job to you satisfaction. …Because everybody knows that each and every GOP voter checks the S.O.S.’s website daily for updated information on issues such as elections, and …”licensing fees”. We all agree: “You’ve been horribly wronged, and we sympathize.”)

What an embarrassing Bawl Baby.

Meanwhile, Drew Emmer of Wright County Republican, complained bitterly about the loss. For Emmer, it wasn’t DFL Mark Ritchie’s fault at all. No, it was the fault of Al Franken and Rep Tim Walz (DFL MN CD-1) who stumped hard through the cold and the snow for voters to turn out for Kevin Dahle. Blame that damned Al Franken and that freaky football coach for the GOP’s woes. In fact, Emmer’s entire blog entry reaks of a third grader who’s just had his juice-box stolen:

Local politics is finite math. The DFL found victory in coy manipulation of same-day registration and what is reported as a higher than expected student turnout in Northfield proper. There was no credible rallying alarm for the conservative base to respond to. That was largely because many in the conservative base felt somewhat excluded by the process whereby Neuville anointed Cox without the benefit of a grassroots vetting of the GOP endorsement.

To be honest, Emmer’s gripe is valid. The GOP arrogantly assumed it was an easy win for Cox from the beginning. (Considering the district is historically “moderately” conservative.) Pawlenty made the appointment because everybody was on the hay-wagon for this sleazy deal from the beginning, right?!

No. Brodkorb was pissed off. Fingers still frostbitten from Tuesdays doorbell smashing, he unleashed a butt-load of whoop-ass on his GOP com padres:

Drew, I consider you a friend and I tip my hat to you. You did nothing to help out with the SD 25 special election, yet by quickly pointing out this morning how everyone else stumbled, you win the first-ever Minnesota Democrats Exposed Man Not In The Arena Award.

Drew’s prize is the opportunity to come on tomorrow’s radio show and tell the listeners of NARN “The Final Word” how we all could have done a better job. The number is (651) 289-4488 and I look forward to Drew’s collecting his prize anytime after 3:45 p.m. Congrats Drew!

It’s more fun than watching midget-wrestling, don’t you think?!

Bush Evil The knee-jerk is to lash out and throw fiery barbs at your friends by giving them “Dunce Awards” hoping that, when Der Fuher shows up at the Xcel Energy Center this fall, he’ll decide who’s to blame for this disaster. (Hopefully he’ll blame Emmer!! Oh please! Oh please! Let it be Emmer!!)

Brokorb isn’t finished either. Mitch Berg, of “Shot in the Dark” also was pissed off at the loss, and blogged about it. Brodkorb offered a stupid “Runner-Up Dunce Cap” award:

My NARN colleague (and friend) Mitch Berg wins “honorable mention” by regurgitating Drew’s post and adding his own “analysis” on why the Republican effort came up short in SD 25. I’ll will be asking Mitch to stay in the studio tomorrow (NARN II ends right before NARN III begins) to claim his “honorable mention” award. Congrats Mitch!

The Minnesota DFL has check-mated the Republican governor.

Pawlenty’s lost the Minnesota Senate to the DFL with a veto-proof majority and in 2006, he lost all of the State’s elected Officers to the DFL. We’re down to 1 Republican US Senator in Norm Coleman (Lame Flip-Flopper), Michele (Jesus) Bachmann in the 6th (Wack-Job), John Kline in the 2nd CD (Iraqi War whore) and the GOP’s only respected elected official, Jim Ramstad (R-Stepping Down Maybe) in the third.

The biggest applause belongs to Kevin Dahle and his wife Beth. “Welcome to the DFL and to political ground-swell movement of Change Senator Dahle! We’re weird, we’re nutty, and occasionally we’re bitFruitFly 6 kookie. But we’re always pleased that you’re there to represent us.”

My humble thanks to Zack over at MNPublius, who deserves all of the credit for all of the information on this subject. If I didn’t have my “Zack” over at MN Publius, nothing in this blog entry would make any sense at all.

Found in Michele Bachmann’s diary: 10/18/07

Dear DiaryWOOOO! DEAR daiREE!! I am trying to stay focus long enough to relish this moment in time…. It’s a great time for our great Deveined Leader George W Bush and all of us at the G OH-PEEEE.. I just love it…. TEN-MILLION little kids without health care and I don’t CARE!!!!! WOOOOO!!! WOOH!!

Marcus is still dwnstairs drinking and party and I had to slip away and write a few notes to relish the momment. I had to pee anyway and WOOOO!!!! I have been drinking earlier with John Kline, Steve Chabot, Dave Camp, John Mica and the rest of us who voted agnst the SCHP bill and we all WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Both Denny Hastert and Jerry Weller are both from Illinois and are both leaving the House of Representatives…BUT THEY DECIDED TO STICK AROUND LONG ENOUGH TO KILL A FEW MORE KIDS! AHAHAHAAHAHAH AHHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAAH AHHAHAHAHH HAHAHAHAH

My buddy Virgil Goode of Virgnya climb up on a chair and shouted with beer splinning all over him shouting BETTER THAN SOCIAlized MEDICIDNE IS NO MEDICIDNE !!! Or something like that…

HAHAAHAH! HAHAHAH!!

 

Drunk PartyTHAt stupid SCHIP program is dead! We won!!! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WHOOOOO!!!!!! Theyre all yellin downstares partying WOOOOO!!!Those nastly little kids can die for all I care. Let them all go to Hell… I don’t care about them. Ive been say LET JESUS SORT EM OUT! I found my SUV keys underneath my chair.

I think Lindsay Roberts is calling me and I can’t find my Iphon…

HELLO!?!! oh wait… hang on…

WOOHOOOOO!! Lindsay Roberts called and told me that she was goin to let me haveone of her boytoys she texstss messegases all of the time. H’es sonly 15 but he has HEALTH INSURANCE! HAHAHAHHAHAAHAHHA AT least he won’t die on me HAHAHAHAH!

We killed that SCHIP and that little Graeme Frost little kidBethany whooo?!??! AHAHHAHA!!!

Nancy Pilosi haha Pilosi was so not happy and she was trying to…PiLOSI Librals!! HAHAHAHAHA and aall of GAYS TOO!!! HAHAHAAHAHAHAHHA I HATE THOSE CHIKLDREN!@!!!!!! Let em all die! hahahahaha!!FruitFly

Oh tank y jesus…. we kan kill em if theyr born bad and if htey get sick and if htey rgrow up we’ll kill em in iraq…. HAHAHA

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WE WON!! HAHA!

 

Minn Cupcake Votes “No” Correction

Yesterday, I posted that Michele Bachmann was the only Republican to vote down the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. I was wrong…I forgot about John Kline. Maybe these two “good Christian” people go to the same Church where their God hates low-income families equaly.

Oh well, screw ’em. They lost anyway.

I Voted!

I Voted

Go Keith Ellison – and congradulations! Actually, all of my favorite Dems won in today’s primary except for Keith. I voted for Ember Reichgott Junge because of her work for the GLBT Community and pushing for the equal rights laws in Minnesota. (I thought the GLBT should have followed suit as well – but that’s them and not me. I’m perfect in everyway, thank you very much.)

But, to saddle up with Keith!?! …I have no problem whatsoever on that. Let’s get Keith packed up and headed toward Washington DC.

Oh! And I had to ad a thought to all of this. I really liked this television ad for Coleen Rowley’s campaign up here in Minnesota. (Yes… And she is the same Colleen Rowley, FBI Agent who ratted out Osama bin Laden’s good friend Zacarias Moussaoui and put that Terrorist Killer in jail right now.)

She’s running against Congressman John Kline (GOP-Bushie) and she’s got a T.V. ad that’s an absolute riot.(Click the picture and you get to watch the ad. Get it??!!)

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Oh! And don’t forget: 1.) Rate the video and tell the YouTube folks how much you agree with me: “This is the coolest Primary Election video of all time.” and 2.) to go to Colleen Rowley’s website and donate $.35 and drop an email and tell her “Thanks”. She did her job a heck of a lot better than Bush can do his! At least we have Moussaoui in jail, Bush is letting bin Laden have a nice villa in Waziristan, Pakistan.

The Fruit Fly