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Well, and out of touch, too.

That screen shot, to the "far right" (pun intended)? Those are tweets that were fired off last night by Bob Koss - who bills himself as, and this is a quote:  "Free thinking conservative. Proud staffer at the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus." Koss is a Legislative Assistant for Joe Gimse.

The target of Koss' tirade?  Republican State Representative John Kriesel, an Iraq War Veteran.  Rep. Kriesel's offense, to "earn" comments such as "RINO" & "Piece of (stuff)" & "SOB" & "shameless self promoter"?  

Kriesel had the audacity to speak his mind on the floor of the House of Representatives and then allow that speech to be included in a television ad advocating a "No" vote on the marriage restriction constitutional amendment.  

Predictably, the media picked up on Koss' WAY out of line attack; KSTP TV reported on it this morning - "Twitter War Breaks Out Between Rep. Kriesel, Staffer Koss" - and City Pages not only wrote about it; they have screen shots of the entire exchange.

This so-called "twitter war" is simply the latest example of an out of control Republican Senate Caucus.

And where are the Republican Senators?  Senate Majority "Leader" Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, is in Rochester trying to save his political skin. Asistant Majority "Leader" David Hann, R-Eden Prairie (the alleged co-chair of the Republican Senate Re-Election effort) is, well, who knows where?  He's been ducking the press ever since Fox9 TV ran a story: "What Does Hann Do For A Living?".

As far as I can tell, it's understandable the Senate Republican Caucus' Communications "Director" - Steve Sviggum - couldn't jump into the fray and stop Koss, a caucus staffer, from committing poltical hari kari on twitter last night - because as far as I can tell, Sviggum - the Communications "Director" - isn't even ON twitter.

It's an insult to clown cars to call the scandal plagued Senate Republican Caucus a "clown car."

Hopefully next Wednesday, they WILL be called "the MINORITY Republican Senate Caucus."

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  •  I'll be casting my vote (3+ / 0-)
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    Vatexia, ER Doc, TwoPuttTommy

    for Greg Clausen on Tuesday.

    We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

    by raptavio on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 08:11:51 AM PDT

  •  Nice catch! (2+ / 0-)
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    flycaster, TwoPuttTommy

    We need to stay on his ass!

    -7.25, -6.26

    We are men of action; lies do not become us.

    by ER Doc on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 08:59:19 AM PDT

  •  imho (5+ / 0-)

    they're all drunks.
    i watched pretty much every second of the last MN legislative session (on our local PBS channel) and seriously, they look like a buncha drunks to me. And terrible liars too! seriously MN repubathugs when you smile like that as you lie it gives it away you know.
    recently i had the pleasure of getting a knock on my door by my MN state house candidate, a woman legislator that i have great respect for, even if we don't always see eye to eye a small number of issues, like on bringing some equal rights to fathers in divorce/custody issues. in fact it was one of her floor speeches that brought me to my feet in loud prolonged applause (which isnt that easy to do given my neuropathy in my lower legs and feet)
    In our short discussion (she's got my vote already) i mentioned that the republican legislators looked like they're all a buncha drunks to me. she replied (with a kinda suprised ah ha, you get it, you're smarter than you look kinda look) and i quote 'they are', in a most definitive manner i might add.
    i've felt very proud of MN ever since we were the only state not to go for Reagan, but i must express distress over what's become of our legislature. Thank God for Gov. Dayton.
    Fortunately there's an election coming up and i feel certain Minnesotans will correct their error in electing these drunken repubathug fools.
    Minnesotans aren't that dumb you see. when the repubathugs campaign agenda of jobs jobs jobs turned into a legislative agenda of ALEC ALEC ALEC they built thier own political gallows.
    they wink and nod and smile as they lie and come to work with obivous hangovers to drink some more, on the job! (thats how i see it anyway imho)
    Send them all home minnesota. it's safer for all of us if they just drink at home alone

    •  To be fair: if they *are* drunks, they've (2+ / 0-)
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      TwoPuttTommy, Garrett

      got a reason to be drinking. They've lost control of their own party; the Ron Paul guys and the state's Christian Right are walking all over them in terms of control. The tea party clowns have driven a lot of the GOP old guard and volunteers out.

      Last year (via bankruptcy) the MN GOP proved to the public that they can't even handle their own money, much less the public's. The candidates survive now on special interest money, which makes them look like pimps on ALEC backers' payrolls. (They are.)

      These are very painful realities to have on your mind when you go to the floor of the state legislature. So if they are drinking, they're drinking to forget.

      Co-author of the first political biography of Michele Bachmann: Michele Bachmann's America

      by Bill Prendergast on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 12:18:10 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  You mean the MN GOP (4+ / 0-)

    still exists?
    Didn't some Koch Brother/Sheldon Adelson type just out and BUY them for 50 cents on the dollar of debt and a collateral loan on their office furniture in downtown St. Paul?

    Love the word earlier this week that for this last week of the campaign, the MN DFL was sitting on $1.1 mill in cash and had outstanding bills of around $300,000---meaning about $800K to play with for the last push in the last week.

    Meanwhile, Pat Shortridge and the frat boys at the MN GOP had $3,000 on hand ($3K?? Are you kidding me?) and bills totaling over $1 million!

    Which leaves us with only one question: WHAT BUSINESS is STUPID enough to invoice the Minnesota GOP? With those kind of numbers, if you want bumper stickers from me, or T-shirts, or a camera crew, its cash up front and NO CHECKS: the green stuff only, and paid in full and in advance (and THEN only after I check for counterfeit bills...)


    "God has given wine to gladden the hearts of people." Psalm 104:15

    by WineRev on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 09:55:35 AM PDT

  •  I grew up there. (1+ / 0-)
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    With the lone exception of Kriesel,  they are a collection of dullards, drunks, dolts, and dumbasses. They are incapable of independent thought, or rational thought for that matter.
    They behave like spoiled drunk teenagers with daddy's credit card and then wonder after the party how the bill got so big and why they are in sooooo much trouble. If the stupid burns then expect the Capital building in St. Paul to start burning shortly.
    Then again it hasn't caught fire. Yet.

  •  This is one of the reasons Rs (0+ / 0-)

    keep wanting to kick legislative control over almost everything back to the states. Generally speaking, state legislatures are cesspits of stupidity. They're where dumbass local pols rise to the level of their own incompetence.

    Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

    by milkbone on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 10:38:36 AM PDT

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