I often say that the main difference between Michele Bachmann, R=BizarroWorld and Eirk Paulsen, R=TargetCorp, is that Paulsen isn’t stupid enough to say the crazy stuff that Bachmann does. Because when it comes down to issues, they’re an awful (and I do mean “awful”) lot alike. Now, here’s what Bachmann’s Congressional webpage says about Veterans:

It is imperative that America’s military men and women receive the support they deserve for the sacrifices they have made. Our members of the Armed Forces have fought to preserve the freedoms we cherish and I believe Congress must be steadfast in honoring our commitment to them.

Here’s what Paulsen’s Congressional webpage says:

As elected officials one of our greatest responsibilities is to honor the service and sacrifice of our service members and their families. I take that commitment seriously and I am actively working to uphold that commitment already in Congress.

Sounds good, “right”? But how do Tweedle-Dee’s and Tweedle-GaffeMachine’s actual records look? Let’s look!!!

The Veterans Of Foreign Wars just happens to track who sponsors and co-sponsors bills that actually do things to honor the commitment to Veterans that Paulsen and Bachmann often claim to do – and they even have a swell webpage for voters to hold them accountable. Go ahead; click on “Elected Officials” an check on anyone in Congress you want to!

Here’s Paulsen’s page; now click on “Bills” and you’ll see a list under the headings “Bill Name” and “Co-Sponsor?”

And please note that after each and every single bill to help Veterans, under the “Co-Sponsor?” header is: “No”

And if you hit the “More Bills” icon, you’ll find that they still are all: “No”

No surprise there! But, what about Bachmann? Let’s look!!!

Here’s Bachmann’s page; now click on “Bills” and you’ll see a list under the headings “Bill Name” and “Co-Sponsor?”

And please note that after each and every single bill to help Veterans, under the “Co-Sponsor?” header is: “No”

All eleven – ELEVEN - of ‘em.

And if you hit the “More Bills” icon, you’ll find eight – EIGHT - more bills supporting Veterans, that Bachmann doesn’t support.

But, here’s the kicker – way at the bottom of the list, there actually are two bills that Bachmann did support – meaning as p*ss-poor of support Bachmann gave for Veterans, Paulsen was even worse.

Now, what are some of these Bills Paulsen and Bachmann won’t co-sponsor? Here’s just a couple:

H.R.2074 – Veterans Sexual Assault Prevention Act

H.R.115 – CHAMPVA Children’s Protection Act of 2011

H.R.865 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the work opportunity credit to certain recently discharged veterans

Paulsen & Bachmaann – talking the talk but not walking the walk.

No suprise there!

graphic via the amazing Tild)

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject.com; comments welcome there)

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According to Professor Harry G. Frankfurt, liars lie deliberately; BSers simply don’t care. Professor Frankfurt wrote a book on this; it’s called “On Bullsh*t.” There’s a great discussion of this going in a post entitled “On (CowPuckey)” over at Barataria; Erik Hare starts out by asking:

Is it really a lie when the person making an outrageous statement doesn’t actually care if it’s the truth or not?

Simply not caring explains Michele Bachmann, a Finalist for Politifact.com’s 2009 Lie Of The Year. In fact, Politifact.com has examined 9 – NINE – statements from Bacnmann, and found all – ALL – of them “False” (four of those claims were actually rated “Pants On Fire” – as in “Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire”).

Bachmann still doesn’t care; just last month, as noted here, Bachmann went on a Sunday TV show and said some (stuff) that prompted a Pat Kessler “Reality Check”.

As noted:

And in Kessler’s “Reality Check” – on Bachmann’s outrageous fabrications concerning the economy – Kessler found Bachmann’s claims, and I quote: “That’s factually WRONG” and “This is FALSE” and “This starts with a kernel of truth, but is OUT OF CONTEXT” and “This is NOT TRUE.” (emphasis NOT added) (MnProgressiveProject.com)

So, what did Bachmann do, after getting Reality Checked by Pat Kessler? Went on stage at a GOPer rally with Sarah Palin, and repeated that same (stuff) Pat Kessler had found to be: “WRONG”, “FALSE”, “OUT OF CONTEXT”, and “NOT TRUE”.

That’s what BSers do, because they simply don’t care if something is true or not – they only care that the listener (in Bachmann’s case, “voter”) thinks it’s true.

Erik Hare will be joing The Big E and yours truly, the ol’ TwoPutter, this Saturday (May 15th) as I Guest Host “Radio Cafe with Cathy Hauser” from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on AM950 – KTNF. We’ll be talking about Professor Frankfurt’s book (“On Bullsh*t”), Erik’s post over at Barataria, this post (and any subsequent comments!), the media’s role in propagating/covering BS, and how BS seems to be the modus operandi of today’s Republican Party.

There’s a video interview of Professor Frankfurt discussing his book below the fold, plus an added bonus – a link to Jon Stewart interviewing Professor Frankfurt on “The Daily Show”!

Professor Frankfurt’s Book, “On Bullsh*t”, is available locally through Common Good Books in St. Paul; if you can’t make it in to the shop, you can order on line and they’ll ship.

A little bit about Emeritus Professor Harry G. Frankfurt of Princeton University, from Wikipedia:

On Bullshit is an essay by philosopher Harry Frankfurt. Originally published in the journal Raritan in 1986, the essay was republished as a separate volume in 2005 and became a nonfiction bestseller, spending twenty-seven weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list.[1]

In the essay, Frankfurt defines a theory of bullshit, defining the concept and analyzing its applications. In particular, Frankfurt distinguishes bullshitting from lying: while the liar deliberately makes false claims, the bullshitter is simply uninterested in the truth. Bullshitters aim primarily to impress and persuade their audiences. While liars need to know the truth to better conceal it, bullshitters, interested solely in advancing their own agendas, have no use for the truth. Thus, Frankfurt claims, “…bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are,” (Frankfurt 61).

This work laid the foundation for Frankfurt’s 2006 follow-up book, On Truth.

For a more entertaining, less scholarly interview of Professor Frankfurt, here’s the link to The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart!

The Daily Show – Professor Frankfurt

(cross posted from MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)

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Ladies and Gentlemen, yours truly – the ol’ TwoPutter – is Guest Hosting this afternoon’s edition of “Radio Cafe with Cathy Hauser” from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on AM950 – KTNF. I’ll be joined in-studio by Dusty Trice!

We’ll be getting a report from Tea Bagger Central “Jason Lewis Tax Cut Rally”; rumor has it Bachmann MotorMouth Overdrive may say something stupid make an appearance.

And in “honor” of that, we’ll be giving away one copy of “False Witness! The Michele Bachmann Story (Volume 1), to one lucky listener — courtesy of AM-950 KTNF sponsor Common Good Books – so, pay attention and call in when asked!!!

As always, call 952-946-6205 to join the conversation!

We’ll also be joined in-studio for an in-depth conversation with MN-GUV Candidate Matt Entenza!

So tune in the radio today to AM-950 KTNF, or listen live on your computer, here!

Oh – in case you missed it, I sat in for Mike McIntee’s “Quick On The UpTake” show yesterday and was joined in studio by Spot from The Cucking Stool! You can listen to the archived show here.

(cross posted from MnProgressiveProject.com; comments welcome there)

I got up to Duluth on Thursday, to play Enger Park Golf Course. Sure, it was in rough shape, what with Duluth being a couple of weeks behind the metro (greens were REALLY rough), but it was a great time with great weather and I really enjoyed playing with one of the Cadets from the Air Force ROTC at UMD.

Friday was a lot of fun; expectations were high and it was great seeing friends and meeting new ones. A highlight was hanging out at the booth for StopBachmann.com; a picture of their button, that a whole bunch of folk were wearing, is below the fold! Of course, Friday night was a blast; simply too many parties to attend but the ones attended were unforgettable. It was great to go to Ruk’s party, and hear John Marty give the intro to Ruk! Two old friends, competing, but still staying friends – that’s what it’s all about. Plus, Ruk had Paul Metsa playing!!!

Saturday brought the honor of attending the UMD Air Force ROTC Spring Awards Ceremony for luncheon. It’s always moving, watching the Cadets perform the POW/MIA Table Ceremony before dining; for the significance, link here.

Back at the Convention, State Senator Mee Moua called all the veterans on the floor to join her on stage – and the stage was soon packed with DFL Veterans!

And MAK won – congratulations to her and her team; they had a great plan, worked smart and worked hard, and locked up the convention in a lot fewer ballots than I expected.

Sunday brought breakfast at Uncle Loui’s Cafe (best hangover breakfast in town, according to college kids!) and the slow ride back to the cities – and strangely (appropriately?) enough, Pink Floyd’s “A Momentary Lack Of Reason” was bein’ played.

Sure, there were SNAFU’s at the Convention, some things were completely FUBAR (“hey, is the WIFI on yet?”), some folk said some incredibly stupid things (“activists are a dime a dozen” being one that particularly stood out), and some folk did some incredibly stupid things (is it really possible that Ole Savior was allowed to speak, but former Minnesota Department of Energy and Economic Development Commissioner; former Minnesota State Auditor; former US Senator Mark Dayton wasn’t even allowed on the floor??!?) but overall, it was a great convention and filled out the roster for the DFL team for November.

Well, except for that pesky little primary MAK has to survive, that is….

Here’s that StopBachmann.com button:

OK, I know the image is a little blurred, so: here’s what that button says: –

When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” – Sinclair Lewis

Which, of course, is an appropriate quote to put on a Bachmann button.

And since we’re on quotes, and the GreedOverPrinciples party has their convention this weekend, here’s two more:

_ Tom Emmer quote: “I don’t think you can call yourself a freedom-loving American and be a Democrat.” Marshall Independent, Sept 2009

_ Tim Pawlenty quote: “Children who are victims of failed personal responsibility are not my problem, nor are they the problem for our government.” — Majority Leader Tim Pawlenty, April 2001 – as quoted in the Aitkin Independent Newspaper

(cross posted from MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)

Yesterday, I posted the video of Michele Bachmann’s latest appearance (Monday, 4-19-2010) on the Sean insHannity Show, and asked:

Anyone care to weigh in with the first lie uttered by one of Politifact.com’s “2009 Lie Of The Year” Finalists, Michele Bachmann?

Astute blogger Bullied Pulpit noted:

My favorite part of this clip, BY FAR, is the end, where she equates Net Neutrality to censorship. How on earth does this airhead manage to dress herself in the morning? It’s astounding.

Well, Andy Birkey at Minnesota Independent picked up on that, too.

Obviously, she either lying (again) or has not a clue what “net neutrality” means – not that blissful ignorance has ever stopped Bachmann MotorMouth Overdrive from spewing proven lies no matter what the source; either talking points originated from GOP HQ or random factoids springing from her teabag-addled brain. For a recent example of that, link here.

Video and transcript of Bachmann MotorMouth Overdrive’s latest lies, below the fold.

Do Democrats Want to Silence Dissent? Rep. Bachmann Responds
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This is a rush transcript from “Hannity,” April 19, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: All right, so I have finally found one thing I like about the Democrats’ health care bill. It turns out that Congress may be fined millions of dollars a year under its own bill because the bill kicks current members and their staffs off their health care plans.

So if Congress is subject to the $3,000 per employee fine imposed by the bill, it will be shelling out $50 million each year to the federal government. I guess you could call that the silver lining in this very dark cloud.

More HANNITY straight ahead.

(END OF VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: All right, so Bill Clinton was not the only one drawing parallels between the GOP and the Oklahoma City bombing. Democratic congressman Betty McCollum joined the chorus, chastising her Republican colleagues on the House floor.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

REP. MCCOLLUM, D-MINN.: When members of Congress compare health care legislation to government tyranny, socialism or totalitarianism in the hopes of scoring political points it’s like pouring gas on the fire of extremism.

I don’t want another Oklahoma City to ever take place again. And just as we would not give aid and comfort to Al Qaeda let us not allow the words of elected leaders to give comfort and — comfortable excuses to extremists bent on violence.

(END OF VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: All right, so are the Democrats just asked the Republicans to shut up? Joining me now with reaction is one of those pesky, wascally (ph) Republican, Congresswoman McCollum was probably talking, this is Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

So I guess you can’t be critical. You can’t say socialism exists. You can’t be critical of government. I thought this was the highest form of patriotism when the criticism was aimed at George W. Bush.

Something has happened, I must have missed it. What happened here?

REP. MICHELE BACHMANN, R-MINN.: Apparently it is hate speech when it’s on the right and it’s not hate speech when it’s on the left so, you know, go figure where that comes from.

But the main thing right now really is the government takeover of private industry and we’re seeing that in one sector after another. And the worst is this new financial regulation bill where the federal government wants to decide who will get credit in the future in the United States.

They what to decide when a bank teller in Peoria, Illinois will make and they also want to give permanent bailout authority to the federal government and bypass Congress. That is the federal government coming in in a real thuggish way, if you will, and taking over the boardrooms of private industry.

This is what makes people very unsure about their government right now.

HANNITY: Well, I think a lot of people are raising very legitimate questions about the debt. About the deficits. About a weakening of our national security. About a lack of moral clarity in the War on Terror.

These are legitimate questions. And there seems to be a coordinated effort to intimidate, silence and demonize any critic of this administration, this House of Representatives, this leadership.

And you in particular have been singled out here. And I just want to know what do you think is behind this from your perspective?

BACHMANN: Well, one word that we’ve heard a lot just in this last week is the word “violence.” And that when people on the right are disagreeing with the Obama administration that we’re fomenting violence.

Well, I think violence is when the Democrat-controlled base, whether it’s President Obama, Harry Reid or Speaker Pelosi — when they feel like their political position of power is being attacked, that’s what they equate violence with.

But as a matter of fact, the First Amendment was written specifically to guarantee freedom of political speech. People have the right to disagree with their government, especially when they see these unprecedented actions that are taken by this president putting us in greater debt than we’ve ever seen, increasing taxes to a level that we haven’t seen before, at least what they are talking about increasing taxes to.

And this very unprecedented level of the federal government taking over private banks, car companies, insurance companies, the federal government owning over half of all home mortgages taking over the student loan industry, health care.

HANNITY: Yes.

BACHMANN: Of course the people are reacting.

HANNITY: You see, and this is what is troublesome to me because the very same people that are now accusing any conservative critic of this incendiary language they were noticeably silent — we have a video of FALN terrorists — that Bill Clinton eventually pardoned — making bombs on video.

He gave them a pardon. They had very little interest in the relationship between Barack Obama, the candidate, and this unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers. So there seems to be really a double standard.

I guess what I’m trying to get an answer to this question, though. Do you think this is a coordinated attack — in other words the echo chamber of the Democratic Party — do you think this is coordinated by all people on the left?

A strategy has emerged because it appears that they’re all singing from the same hymnal at this point.

BACHMANN: Well, they are. If you look at all of the new shows over this last weekend, they used practically the identical language. They’re talking about a war of words. They specifically identified Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin and they were — as you said they’re singing off the same hymnal.

But essentially it’s whoever they see as an effective voice that’s who they go after and attack right now. But really the bigger issue in all of this is what is happening in Washington?

What’s the federal government doing under the Obama administration. And this is serious. When you have the Obama administration, for instance, in this new financial control bill, financial services, suggesting that the federal government should decide who gets credit in the future or having permanent bailout authority in the future.

People are opposed to this. But they want to ram this bill through, just like they rammed through health care.

HANNITY: Yes.

BACHMANN: But the American people are saying no dice, we don’t want to play this game any more.

HANNITY: You know the thing that I find most interesting is in the “Wall Street Journal” today is you have the guy, the president of the Pew Research Center basically saying the general public now wants government reform and its power curtailed.

BACHMANN: That’s right.

HANNITY: So what I think has happened, and tell me if you think I’m wrong here, is I think conservatives have won the argument. They won the argument on health care. They forced it down our throat any way.

They’re winning the argument on the size and scope and influence of government. And now the reaction is that to now just lash out at the messengers that are saying, you know what, we could do better with limited government, lower taxes and a strong national defense.

And this, you know, propaganda campaign — what do you think the net result is? Does it work? Does it backfire?

BACHMANN: Sure, that’s all they have left now, is they use pejorative terms, hateful terms against those that are carrying the message. So whether they’re attacking conservative talk radio, or conservative TV or whether it’s Internet sites, I mean, let’s face it, what’s the Obama administration doing?

They’re advocating net neutrality which is essentially censorship of the Internet. This is the Obama administration advocating censorship of the Internet. Why? They want to silence the voices that are opposing them.

Despite the fact that they continue to have much of the mainstream media still providing cover for all of these dramatic efforts that the Obama administration is taking. So they’re very specifically and pointedly going after voices that they see are effectively telling the truth about what the Obama administration is trying to do.

HANNITY: Yes.

BACHMANN: The American people don’t like it very much.

HANNITY: I think the narrative that the president is not the moderate that he ran as, and is far more radical, has taken hold.

BACHMANN: Without a doubt.

HANNITY: And I think that’s very irritating to them.

BACHMANN: Yes. Without a doubt.

HANNITY: All right, Congresswoman, good to see you as always. Thanks for being with us.

BACHMANN: Thank you, Sean.

(cross posted from MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)

Anyone care to weigh in with the first lie uttered by one of Politifact.com’s “2009 Lie Of The Year” Finalists,Michele Bachmann?

(cross posted from ; comments welcome there)

Last Sunday Morning, on Esme Murphy’s WCCO show, MN GOP Deputy Chair Michael Brodkorb said:

“Congresswoman Bachmann, Governor Palin, are just the gold standard right now inside our party.” (WCCO.com)

The amazing thing about that statement, by Brodkorb, is he said it in a segment immediately preceeded by a Pat Kessler “Reality Check”. And in Kessler’s “Reality Check” – on Bachmann’s outrageous fabrications concerning the economy – Kessler found Bachmann’s claims, and I quote: “That’s factually WRONG and “This is FALSE” and “This starts with a kernel of truth, but is OUT OF CONTEXT” and “This is NOT TRUE.”.

“WRONG”, “FALSE”, “OUT OF CONTEXT”, and “NOT TRUE” – all from just one appearance from Bachmann on March 28th’s “Face The Nation”. Essentially, Kessler all but called Bachmann a liar.

Now, that “Reality Check”, by Pat Kessler, was actually aired twice – once on March 30th, as a result of the above mentioned “Face The Nation” appearance, and again last Sunday, just before Brodkorb’s appearance on Esme Murphy’s Show.

So, gentle readers, wouldn’t you expect that someone spewing stuff debunked – twice – might just drop that cr@ppola from their repertoire?

For GOPers, NOT A CHANCE. Yesterday, at her Fool’s Gold Express stop on The Bachmann MotorMouth Overdrive Tour at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Bachmann repeated that debunked cr@ppola, once again.

Shameless – completely shameless. And the Fools gathered by the GOP to watch their Standards, ate it up.

But that shamelessness really isn’t surprising, coming from Bachmann – a Finalist in Politifact.com’s “2009 Lie Of The Year” contest. Indeed, Politifact.com recently checked another Bachmann Statement, one that Kessler checked, too, and found Bachmann’s statement, on the Truth-O-Meter, to register as false.

That makes Bachmann ZERO for NINE on claims checked by Politifact.com.

What IS surprising, is 3rd CD GOP Incumbent Erik Paulsen, R=BoughtAndPaidFor, hitching his wagon to the GOP Fool’s Gold Express. Conventional Wisdom suggests he should be running as far away and as fast as he can from Bachmann and Palin – that Fool’s Gold Express may play in Minnesota’s nutjob 6th Congressional District, but I highly doubt it will in the 3rd.

For a good recap, with plenty of pictures, of yesterday’s Fool’s Gold Express Stop on The Bachmann MotorMouth Overdrive Tour, link here.

(cross posted from MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)

It’s been a busy week, and I wanted to touch back on the Bachmann MotorMouth Overdrive FEC problems reported by Karl Bremer over at Dump Bachmann. It seems Bachmann has some serious paperwork problems with the FEC, and that’s FEC problems from BEFORE she hired republiCon Ron.

The Minnesota GOPers have a longstanding tradition of running a completely FUBAR paperwork operation; for example, here’s the infamous “Tostenson Memo”.

And I wanted to share one FEC Filing from the MN GOP that just warms my heart:

GOPers simply have to wonder where their “donations” to the GOP go. We know at the national level, donations fund stuff like “meals” at bondage clubs. And I’m sure it warms local GOPer’s hearts, too, knowing that their donations went to pay for Senator Franken’s legal fees….

(cross posted from MnProgressiveProject.com; comments welcome there)

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Michele Bachmann, on Federal Spending, now:

“As the national unemployment rate hovers around 10%, we know that the massive ‘stimulus’ spending bill enacted almost a year ago has done nothing but add more debt to already over-burdened families and businesses.” (bachmann.house.gov)

Michele Bachmann, then:

Everybody catch that?

“And this is one of the very happy days that we have, when we can bring some federal money to a great project that’s been in in the works…wait….I know enough not to fight with a dump truck. He wins every time. This is one of the very happiest days that we have, when we can go ahead and add some sweetener to the pot to try and do something really good for Paynesville… And this is going to bring a lot more in terms of residents, I believe, to the Paynesville area, I think this will bring more tourism to the Paynesville area, and I think it will bring more businesses to the Paynesville area.”

More residents, more tourism, and more businesses means MORE JOBS. Brought to Paynesville, according to Michele Bachmann, by federal spending.

Then: Bachmann MotorMouth Overdrive was “happily” handing out government checks, “add(ing) some sweetener to the pot”.

Now: Federal spending does nothing.

What we already knew?

“Hypocrisy, Thy Party Is GOP”

What we learned today?

Bachmann wants to be a pilot – maybe so she can go looking for BLACK HELICOPTERS, or like she talked about in the YouTube above, flying nuns….

(cross posted from MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)

…well, could be filed in the ol’ republiCon “Do As We Say (Not As We Do)” Department, too…

Yesterday, over on Brodkorb’s Blog, Michael’s newest pseudonym “Contributor” tried – TRIED – to rip Tarryl Clark for the ghastly deed of “holding a fundraiser outside of the 6th District.” Now, this is funny for two reasons: 1) Michael’s newest pseudonym “Contributor” – Luke Hellier – used to work for Bachmann, so he surely knows about the many fundraisers Bachmann MotorMouth Overdrive has held outside the 6th District, such as the infamous fundraiser D*ck (cheney)in’ Cheney held for Michele on Lake Minnetonka, and 2) Brodkorb knows – KNOWS – that GOPer Eva Ng recently held a fundraiser outside of the district bounaries where she’s running, ’cause not only did MudSlingerMike tweet about it, it’s on the official Mn GOP website, where the ol’ MudSlinger is the State Party Deputy Chair!!!

And Tony Sutton had to know about the fundraiser; it was held at FEC Tony’s taco shop.

That, gentle readers, certainly qualifies as “stupid is as stupid does.”

It’s things like this, and more, why I say – often – “Hypocrisy, Thy Party Is GOP.”

Let’s look at a couple more examples:

In 2007, Mn GOP Party Chair republiCon Ron wouldn’t answer questions about his piss-poor “stewardship” of Party Finances, as documented in a June 2007 Strib story:

Party records show that money was withheld for employee retirement plans from September 2005 through May 2006, but Federal Election Commission (FEC) records reflect no deposits into the accounts during that period. In June 2006, the party made two makeup payments totaling $12,243 into the accounts.

The delay in depositing the money could have benefitted the party by giving it temporary access to the employees’ funds.

Carey didn’t explain why the retirement money wasn’t deposited promptly.

“There seemed to be some gray areas as to what was the requirement,” Carey said. Asked to explain the gray areas, he said, “I really would prefer not to get into the weeds on something like that.” (StarTribune.com)

Hmmm….”gray areas”….hmmm….”don’t want to get into the weeds”….

Where and what was republiCon Ron doing, during the summer of ’08? Ripping Al Franken over Franken’s paperwork problems, and demanding – DEMANDING! – that Franken answer questions!!!

Oh, and it needs to be pointed out that during the whole shoddy and sorry MnGOP PaperGate saga, FEC Tony was involved, except during his stint as Deputy to State Auditor Pat Anderson. And the shoddy and sorry saga apparently isn’t over…why, less than two weeks ago, the Mn GOP had to fix MORE of their (cheney)-ups:

Filings by REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MINNESOTA – C00001313
525 PARK STREET
SUITE 250
ST PAUL

The Following FEC Electronic Filings are Available:
Click on the form name to view it.
Form F3XA – 09/21/2009
FEC Filing #: FEC-433152
Period FROM 11/25/2008 through 12/31/2008
Report Type: YEAR-END
Filed 09/21/2009
Form F3XA – 09/21/2009
FEC Filing #: FEC-433149
Period FROM 10/16/2008 through 11/24/2008
Report Type: POST-GENERAL
Filed 09/21/2009
Form F3XA – 09/21/2009
FEC Filing #: FEC-433147
Period FROM 10/01/2008 through 10/15/2008
Report Type: PRE-GENERAL
Filed 09/21/2009
Form F3XA – 09/21/2009
FEC Filing #: FEC-433140
Period FROM 09/01/2008 through 09/30/2008
Report Type: OCT MONTHLY
Filed 09/21/2009
Form F3XA – 09/21/2009
FEC Filing #: FEC-433126
Period FROM 08/01/2008 through 08/31/2008
Report Type: SEP MONTHLY
Filed 09/21/2009
Form F3XA – 09/21/2009
FEC Filing #: FEC-433122
Period FROM 07/01/2008 through 07/31/2008
Report Type: AUG MONTHLY
Filed 09/21/2009
Form F3XA – 09/21/2009
FEC Filing #: FEC-433116
Period FROM 06/01/2008 through 06/30/2008
Report Type: JUL MONTHLY
Filed 09/21/2009
Form F3XA – 09/21/2009
FEC Filing #: FEC-433113
Period FROM 05/01/2008 through 05/31/2008
Report Type: JUN MONTHLY
Filed 09/21/2009
Form F3XA – 09/21/2009
FEC Filing #: FEC-433112
Period FROM 04/01/2008 through 04/30/2008
Report Type: MAY MONTHLY
Filed 09/21/2009
Form F3XA – 09/21/2009
FEC Filing #: FEC-433107
Period FROM 03/01/2008 through 03/31/2008
Report Type: APR MONTHLY
Filed 09/21/2009
Form F3XA – 09/21/2009
FEC Filing #: FEC-433104
Period FROM 02/01/2008 through 02/29/2008
Report Type: MAR MONTHLY
Filed 09/21/2009
Form F3XA – 09/21/2009
FEC Filing #: FEC-433101
Period FROM 01/01/2008 through 01/31/2008
Report Type: FEB MONTHLY
Filed 09/21/2009
Form F3XA – 09/21/2009
FEC Filing #: FEC-433099
Period FROM 12/01/2007 through 12/31/2007
Report Type: YEAR-END
Filed 09/21/2009
Form F3XA – 09/21/2009
FEC Filing #: FEC-433098
Period FROM 11/01/2007 through 11/30/2007
Report Type: DEC MONTHLY
Filed 09/21/2009
(Federal Election Commission)

Fourteen – FOURTEEN! – more “oops! We screwed up – AGAIN” amended reports??!?

Amending and re-amending and re-amending the re-amended is a long-standing pattern for Minnesota’s GreedOverPrinciples party. Amazing, when you consider GOPers like to consider themselves “The Party Of Fiscal Accountability”…

The last example I’ll use today is GOPer Governor-Candidate Marty Seifert – as explained by Dusty Trice:

Marty Seifert Gets Hit With His Own Slime!

Last Wednesday Marty Seifert held a press conference where he attacked several of his opponents by saying they might be using taxpayer money and their elected positions to gain publicity.

“I don’t know if they are doing that, but I want to throw it out there,” Seifert said. (MinnPost)

Looks like Marty Seifert combed over one very important detail. It turns out in the MN House Seifert is the chief offender!

MPR News checked, and it turns out it was Marty Seifert who claimed more money for expenses over the last four months than any other House member running for governor. (MPR via Blue Man)

Seifert has expensed $6,081 in travel, lodging and other expenses to the taxpayers since early June! (DustyTrice.com)

There’s Pawlenty plenty more examples of GOP Hypocrisy, such as Republicans Believe In States Rights (Except When They Don’t), and we’ll be reviewing them often.

Why?

Because:

“Hypocrisy, Thy Party Is GOP”

(cross-posted from MnProgressiveProject)