If I Were A Betting Man…

…and I am not, but if I were, I’d bet good money that the headline at the Strib tomorrow will be something like:

Minnesota Republicans Reject Black Chair Candidate

I can honestly say that I’d have voted for anyone in the field – Rick Rice, Dave Hann or Chris FIelds (who I figured would be the final two in the running) or the actual winner, Jennifer Carnahan.

Jennifer Carnahan (Courtesy Jennifer Carnahan)

Incoming MNGOP chair Jennifer Carnahan (photo courtesy the Carnahan campaign).

Not to say I doubted Carnahan’s merits; she went from attending her first GOP caucus 14 months ago, to running a very impressive MN Senate campaign in downtown Minneapolis, to the little Chair campaign that could.   And I’ve interviewed her, and she is very much a force of nature in person.   Not to say I doubted she’d win; I just thought the notoriously pragmatic State Central would make a more mainstream choice, like Hann or Fields.

So I’m surprised, and happy about it all in all.

I would, of course, be lying if I said that I was surprised by the depravity of today’s DFL.

While I don’t know “Jordan Parshall”, I’m pretty comfortable saying he represents the mainstream of today’s DFL.   I think it’s hilarious – right after telling a Korean-American woman not to get uppity, he congratulates none other than…

…wait for it…

…wait for it…

…Alondra Cano.

(And lest you wondered, Urban Liberal Privilege means “never having to apologize for saying something corrosively racist, sexist and entintled”:

But who cares.   Congrats to Jennifer Carnahan!

8 thoughts on “If I Were A Betting Man…

  1. Y’know, if the MN GOP said that it doesn’t want the urban vote because the urban vote is all uneducated, welfare-mooching, lazy gang-bangers, the MN GOP would be bigoted, wrong, and would never get the urban vote. And they wouldn’t deserve it. People have conflicting interests, but just like GM with its Chevy, Buick, and Cadillac lines, a political party in a republic should have something for everyone (yeah, I know, Buick isn’t around anymore). You can’t expect people to vote for you after you say that you hate them.
    The DFL and the Dems nation wide don’t seem to understand that. If you are pro-life, are religious, if you believe in the 2nd amendment, or if you believe the hazard of AGW may be exaggerated, they don’t want your vote. They hate you, and aren’t shy about telling you that they hate you.

  2. I was wondering if you were going to comment on Downey’s 30 page essay “Why Chris FIelds sucks”

  3. It’s funny, if you picture Milo riding Parshall, using a Pepe doll as a riding crop.

  4. MP,

    Buick is still around. Oldsmobile and Pontiac are both gone from the GM lineup.

  5. This twerp is a typical libidiots. He conveniently ignores the fact the the DemonRAT party are the masters of tokens and props to act as victims.

  6. I’ve noticed that the racism of the Dems is working its way back into their rhetoric. You could never get away with saying “all Black people” are X, because of course they aren’t. Being Black doesn’t determine anything about you, not even skin color (there are “white people” with skin darker than many people who identify as Black).
    But in today’s Democrat party, you can make claims about white people as white people:

    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Friday that white people must do more to understand the experiences that African-Americans have had with police officers.

    Speaking with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Clinton made the remarks in response to questions about why she believes she’s more qualified than presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump to close the racial divide in America.

    “I will call for white people, like myself, to put ourselves in the shoes of those African-American families, who fear every time their children go somewhere, who have to have the talk about … how to really protect themselves, when they are the ones who should be expecting protection from encounters with the police,” Clinton said.

    “I’m going to be talking to white people. I think we are the ones who have to start listening to the legitimate cries that are coming from our African-American fellow citizens, and we have so much more to be done, and we have got to get about the business of doing it,” said Clinton. “We can’t be engaging in hateful rhetoric or incitement of violence. We need to bring people together.”

    It is dehumanizing. To say that any person’s moral and social responsibility depend on their skin color alone is deeply racist.

  7. I was wondering if you were going to comment on Downey’s 30 page essay “Why Chris FIelds sucks”

    I would have been interested in seeing a copy of the memo (AFAIK it was never circulated beyond the nominations committee), however I don’t think it had much of an effect on the outcome (particularly since very few people claim to have seen it). I attended two BPOU meetings and our CD convention about a week before news of any “memo” came out. There were a lot of people who said they though Fields was a nice guy, very supportive of the BPOUs and a dynamic personality but didn’t think he was well-organized, detail-oriented or could successfully fund raise for the Party which are the qualities we need in a state party chair. I wish him well on his next endeavors.

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