I am hosting a debate in five minutes.
I’m calling Mark Dayton’s office to invite him.
HAH! He declined!
What is he hiding?
Nothing, of course; I threw a debate with five minutes’ warning, on a day when Mr. Dayton is likely out preening for his donors campaigning somewhere.
Pretty stupid, huh?
Not much different than the tempest in a Kombucha-bottle the local Sorosphere ginned up over yesterday’s “Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities” “debate” in Winona.
“Why does Emmer hate ‘Greater Minnesota'”, chanted any number of leftyblogs earlier in the week.
A source close to the campaign scoffed at their mock victorian vapours. “We told them we had a prior conflict”, he said. The fundraiser has been on the calendar for quite some time, and “since we’re not funded by independent expenditures, we have to raise the money”.
Which doesn’t prevent the Strib and the sorosphere’s chatbots from acting like the absence was a suprise.
Just like they did at the “Green Issue Forum” debate the day after the GOP conventi0n last May. Even though Emmer had declined the invitation out of hand – it concided with his youngest son’s first communion – the leftymedia and Strib (ptr) feigned Captain Reneault-like shock, shock that Emmer didn’t make it to the debate.
Like Emmer’s “absences”, the “DWI convictions” and the “push to lower DWI penalties”, it’s not just a lie; it’s a Big Lie, an out-of-context factoid that the DFL and media (ptr) is repeating endlessly for the benefit of those too incurious to dig beneath the headlines, but whose vote counts the same as yours anyway.
More next week.