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Saturday, March 20, 2004

Too Stupid to Win!

As usual - the DFL's worst enemy is ...... the DFL. The Minnesota GOP is promoting the Anti-Gay Activists Monday rally in this issue - but they get so much more mileage from the idiocy from the Minnesota DFL.

Letters to the editor in the Star Tribune on this topic are pretty overwhelmingly negative.

From the Minnesota GOP Newsline......

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CONTENTS:
1. DFL ATTACK AD ON GOVERNOR PAWLENTY BACKFIRES
4. MINNESOTA FOR MARRIAGE RALLY MONDAY, MARCH 22

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1. DFL ATTACK AD ON GOVERNOR PAWLENTY BACKFIRES

The DFL Party is finding out that voters tend to prefer taking their elections one at a time, and in sequence. That would explain the backlash the DFL is getting with their new TV ad that attacks Governor Pawlenty on the issue of sexual predators, claiming the Governor is responsible for setting loose scores of these criminals.

The ad is so outrageous that even some Democrats are blasting DFL Chair Mike Erlandson for airing it. DFL State Senator John Marty wrote Erlandson, saying “I am ashamed to see my party produce a mean-spirited attack ad that is no better than the infamous Willie Horton ad. Political consultants may think such an ad is clever. I think it is sick.”

After seeing the ad, liberal Star Tribune columnist Doug Grow noted that the DFL appears to be “losing grip with reality.”

For the full Doug Grow column “Is DFL Losing Grip on Reality?”, visit:
http://www.startribune.com/stories/465/4670634.html

University of Minnesota Political Science professor Larry Jacobs pointed out the DFL’s error in airing the ad saying, “The DFL is seriously lacking in strategic intelligence. This is Exhibit G.”

Questions abound regarding DFL Attorney General Mike Hatch’s role in the ad. The Star Tribune reported Wednesday that in the last year Hatch has donated $41,000 to the DFL Party. Before 2003, he donated practically nothing. Observers noted that it appears that Hatch may be funneling money to the DFL for the sole purpose of attacking Governor Pawlenty, once again displaying his boundless political ambition.

The new DFL attack ad is yet another example of their willingness (even preference) to engage in gutter politics. Last Friday, they sent out an “Action Alert” calling the President and Republicans “thugs” who are “lying, cheating, and misleading the public.” And that was just in the first sentence.

In less than one week, DFL Party officials have brought the level of political discourse in Minnesota to an all-new shameful low. And, unfortunately, it looks like gutter politics is what Minnesotans can expect from the Democrats and the Kerry campaign for the remainder of the election.

Nevertheless, it’s time for the DFL to, first, stop hyperventilating and, second, heed Senator Marty’s call to take the DFL’s universally repudiated TV ad off the air immediately and renounce their mean-spirited, extreme rhetoric and engage in an issue-based, constructive debate.


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EY: Ofcourse neither party seems to engage in "issue-based, constructive debate".

4. MINNESOTA FOR MARRIAGE RALLY MONDAY, MARCH 22

There is a Minnesota for Marriage Rally at the Capitol on Monday, March 22. The Minnesota Family Council is organizing the rally to promote traditional marriage. You can find information on the rally at the following link.

http://www.mnvoter.com/

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EY: The Minnesota Republican Party continues to support Anti-Gay Bigot Rallies.

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