Late Night: The Minnesota GOP Renews Its War on the Waitstaff

By: Sunday February 16, 2014 8:00 pm

Tom Emmer’s War on the Waitstaff lives on as his bitterest Minnesota GOP rival, Marty Seifert, has taken up Emmer’s war on increasing the minimum wage in the Gopher State.


Why Is the MN GOP So Messed Up? Sutton Running Buddy Ben Golnik Is Part of the Answer

By: Sunday January 1, 2012 7:00 am

Lost in all the hubbub of the slow-motion trainwreck that is the Republican Party of Minnesota has been any evidence that anyone in charge is at all interested in getting to the root of its longstanding problems, and not just with money. Instead, the scandals are buried, the whistleblowers attacked, and the people who were in charge when the problems were created are allowed to go on doing what they’d been doing without any major hitches in their giddy-up.

Late Night FDL: This Just In – Francisco Franco is Still Dead, Tom Emmer is Still a Nutbar

By: Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:00 pm

Remember Minnesota’s Tom Emmer, the dipwad who would be governor? He came a bit too close to it for my comfort, largely because of a local legacy media that was far too gentle to him and far too eager to pass along smears against his DFL opponent (and seriously good guy) Mark Dayton, but even the legacy press couldn’t quite insulate Emmer from the effects of his own actions. (Remember his War on the Waitstaff and the mythical $100,000-a-year waitress? Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.)

Come Saturday Morning: Darth Emmer Pulls Back The Hood

By: Saturday December 4, 2010 6:45 am

In the first few days after the election, the Republican Party of Minnesota, or RPM for short, had a little “good cop, bad cop” game going. Tony Sutton took for himself the role of Bad Cop, whereas gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer was cast as the Good Cop. But lately the Good Cop’s hood has fallen back to reveal a not-so-good face.

Being the Good Cop meant promising not to sue or contest the election further if he lost the recount, and letting Tony Sutton be the one to rant and rave and attack elections officials. But in the past week, the Emmer team has pulled back the hood a touch:

Minnesota Election Recount Hoo-Ha: Now Be Thankful Edition

By: Thursday November 25, 2010 11:15 am

As we settle into our Turkey Day here in the Great White North, I’m thankful for some comedy relief on the part of Norm “Pot Kettle Black” Coleman giving failed Alaska teabagger Republican Joe Miller some friendly advice.

Come Saturday Morning: Minnesota Conservatives — They Can’t Handle the Truth

By: Saturday November 20, 2010 7:45 am

There seems to have been twin outbreaks of bullshittery and dipshittery in the North Star State last week. The first involves a dumbass James O’Keefe wannabee named Pierre “Pete” Arnold III, also known as “The Pete” and “Zeeboid”. The second involves a dumbass faux-Mexican restaurant mogul wannabee and Republican Party of Minnesota Chair named Tony Sutton and a dumbass Republican consultant named Diana Bratlie, the person Sutton thought would make a good witness for his latest nuisance lawsuit in the Dayton-Emmer governor’s race recount.

Come Saturday Morning: Jay Weiner’s Back, and He’s Talking Recount

By: Saturday November 13, 2010 6:45 am

I have a special guest today — Jay Weiner of MinnPost, who will be hanging out in the comments section waiting to take your questions about what’s happening in the recount of the Minnesota governor’s race.

Come Saturday Morning: Tacos, Toms, and Hitting His Mark – The Minnesota Governor’s Race

By: Saturday October 2, 2010 6:45 am

The Republican group Taco Tony and the Tommies seem to be losing their electoral mojo to this Democratic guy named Mark Dayton, whose plans to have the wealthiest Minnesotans pay a touch more in taxes are quite popular with the populace.

Come Saturday Morning: Tom Emmer, Cribbing from the Confederacy

By: Saturday September 25, 2010 6:45 am

A very good Minnesota blog called The Cucking Stool has writers who have been documenting how Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer’s been sending out all sorts of coded signals to the folks who wished that the South had won and slavery was still legal. These posts have struck a nerve — and comedy gold — by engendering a hilariously disjointed set of desperately handwaving Tweets from local Republican functionary David “Thurmond” Strom, who apparently wants The Cucking Stool to stop pointing out this new wrinkle in the GOP’s Southern Strategy. Heh. Fat chance of that, buddy.

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