Mike Osskopp, candidate for MNGOP chair, once yelled about "Jap cars" [UPDATE]

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Mike Osskopp doesn't like people who drive "Jap cars."

UPDATE: Mike Osskopp has dropped out of the race for the MNGOP chair and will support Pat Shortridge instead. He still hates "Jap cars" though.

Mike Osskopp, one of two candidates for the MNGOP chair, once had to apologize for shouting about "Jap cars" in a 2006 video getting new circulation on The Uptake this morning.

Osskopp is one of two candidates for the position left vacant when Tony Sutton resigned in the face of a scandal over the massive tab he ran up contesting the razor-thin results of the governor's race.

In the video, Osskopp is seen yelling, "Another Jap car? Sure enough another Jap car! Your buddies are supporting all these Jap and German cars!" The slurs were directed at supporters of DFL candidate Colleen Rowley during a 2006 rally.

After the behavior was condemned by the Asian American Journalists Association, Osskopp apologized for the slur:

"I apologize if my words offended any Americans of Japanese descent, including my sister-in-law," Osskopp said. "I allowed my emotions to get the better of me and used a phrase commonly used in my youth, but which is now inappropriate and offensive."

It is just the latest sign of a MNGOP in disarray.

The previous frontrunner for  the MNGOP Chair, Brandon Sawalich, withdrew his name last Friday after being arrested and fingerprinted at the airport for having expired vehicle tabs. Soon after, it emerged that Sawalich had settled a sexual harassment suit by a subordinate in 2003.

Additionally, the MNGOP continues to wrestle with the ever-evolving scandal involving Amy Koch and Michael Brodkorb.



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Strong_Girls__28

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Voice Of Reason
Voice Of Reason

Even if he has a point about buying american made, who stands around yelling about "Jap cars"Who has even said "Jap" since WWII?

What a dumbass.

bloodbath
bloodbath

Learn how to use correct puncuation, bigot deuche.

CrumblyWilliamz
CrumblyWilliamz

NOW you need to learn how to spell 'douche', hahahahaha

bloodbath
bloodbath

Style over substance. That's why the world is stagnant.

Voice Of Reason
Voice Of Reason

don't you have a picture of a ford truck to beat off to, you stupid hillbilly. go fuck yourself

bloodbath
bloodbath

You truly are the voice of reason. Thank you for making it so clear.

Mark Gisleson
Mark Gisleson

I attended that rally and saw the Republicans mau mauing the attendees. I was shocked and I mean that literally. In my very active political life, I had NEVER seen the opposing party "picket" the other major party's rallies. This wasn't a public event, it was a DFL event and the Republicans showed up in the spirit of gangsters driving through a rival gang's 'hood to show their colors.

It was thuggish and Osskopp was definitely a leader in this fascist attempt to intimidate those they disagree with. Most outrageously, the featured speaker was the late Jack Murtha, a diehard supporter of our military, and (before his scandals) the kind of Democrat Republicans used to lionize.

RustyJones
RustyJones

This guy sort of look like Ron Swanson

Dan Frye
Dan Frye

I came in here to say the same thing, well done sir.

David Foureyes
David Foureyes

What...like they are going to find someone for this job that hasn't been recorded saying something racist/bigoted? Come on.

I like how of the two evils of racism and letting a staffer go balls-deep in you, blatant racism is the lesser of those two.

Big Bob
Big Bob

He does have a point.  Why do left wing progressives refuse to drive union built American cars?

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Remember when Barack Obama bailed out the American car companies saving American jobs?   Remember how the Republicans raked him over the coals for that?    Didn't Mittens Romney say he would have let Detroit fail?   Typical Republican who doesn't let the facts get in the way of what he already thinks.

bloodbath
bloodbath

In case you forgot, only two of the three American car companies got bailed out. Ford makes a superior product in most instances and was better run. The auto bailouts provided one of the worst returns on public investment in American history. You wouldn't reward your kid for shitting on the floor, you'd discipline him... actually you probably wouldn't because merit doesn't exist in your reality tunnel.

Mark Gisleson
Mark Gisleson

"Even though I shouldn't respond to your questions/comments since you won't respond to mine"

OK, let's look at every sentence you've written in this thread that includes a question mark:

Bloodbath Q: "Using your bigot logic, what is a lib-tard doing driving a big Park Ave instead of a little douche-wagon?"

A. I drive less than 5,000 miles a year, and most of those are out-of-state trips when my Park Ave gets about 31mph. Could be better but I bought it very used and am keeping it out of the junkyard, which helps to justify all the energy that went into building it. Buying a new car every year is 10x worse than driving a low mileage car (that gets 22mph in town). I also use it as a truck, hauling anywhere from 200-600 lbs of restaurant supplies.

Bloodbath Q: "Why do you want to know my name? Do you think if you knew my name you could finally beat me in an argument?"

A. Actually, I don't. I'm just gobsmacked that any 29-year-old would use his World of Warcraft avatar name in a political comment thread.

Bloodbath Q: "The republican dude got busted saying "jap" ten years ago, so what?"

A. It was five years ago but what's really sad is that you would know that if you had read the actual article you're commenting on. Scroll much?

Bloodbath Q: "The bailouts show personal private investment to be a pipe dream; the game is completely rigged. Is that "American"? Why not just buy scratch-offs?"

A. The game on Wall Street is rigged. Can you say Wall Street? Detroit was something completely different, and saved a lot of jobs. Or do you think we'd have a stronger country if the Koreans bought up our old car plants?

Half your questions came from your last comment. Your first several comments included no questions but that didn't stop you from yelling at me for not responding to the questions you weren't asking.

However old you are, you are a very childish person who is acting out in this thread like a two-year-old on a sugar binge. Seriously, reread your own comments some time. You've insulted everyone here, mentioned your own great lines from other threads (but apparently don't know how to link to them), and in general have been behaving like an ass. No, I don't want to know your real name or who you're supporting for president. You're just another libertarian tearing down everyone else so you won't feel so bad about Ayn Rand not being on Mt. Rushmore.

Thread's all yours now. I'm deleting my link to it so I don't have to read any more of your self-indulgent crappy rants.

bloodbath
bloodbath

Even though I shouldn't respond to your questions/comments since you won't respond to mine, I will respond to yours because I have integrity:I believe that man has no king but himself, so yes I do believe in all those things. If it is too crazy in your reality for people to have the right to drive Ford trucks, maybe you're the nut-job.

CP's staff is often biggotted because they hold their leftist breathren to different standards than their rightist counterparts. Since overwhelmingly the posts here are from leftists, you'll want to say I'm a righty, but you need to get over it.

Everyone does not use words like "jap", "nigger", "cracker", "jew", whatever... but we all have at one point. If you deny EVER thinking or saying those words you're a liar. The republican dude got busted saying "jap" ten years ago, so what?

The bailouts show personal private investment to be a pipe dream; the game is completely rigged. Is that "American"? Why not just buy scratch-offs?

You don"t have anything on Ron Paul. I schooled fake MB yesterday on yesterday's T-Paw from politico post. Check it. 

Mark Gisleson
Mark Gisleson

Christ but you are the biggest liar I've seen trolling these pages ever. You're claiming to be "pro-choice, pro-gay, pro-drug, anti-religion and anti-war" and pro Ford pickup truck.

Yet you've slimed this page with your bilious remarks about CP's managing editor for being "biggoted" because he objects to a Republican using anti-Japanese slang. You lambast him for not reporting "democrat evils" and you insist that EVERYONE uses words like "jap, nigger or cracker." Really?

You then instruct us that the only part of the bailout that worked (keeping the huge car makers afloat) was a failure (yet not one word about the far more massive bailout of Wall Street). You conflate hating Ford Motor Company with partisanship!?

Try reading your own comments and see if you can construct any other reading from them other than what I just quoted. If you're not a Republican piece of shit agitator, you're a clueless clown who's been so totally manipulated by Fox News you can no longer tell your ass from your Ford.

[slaps forehead] Oh hell, now I get it -- YOU'RE A RON PAUL SUPPORTER!

bloodbath
bloodbath

I love how you keep proving me right, all you can do is name call because you are a robot, incapable of actual thought.

Don't know about all the "right wing morons in mn", but this agnostic visits CP to dispel myth and make polarized idiots realize how stupid they actually are. Again, just because I make you feel stupid doesn't mean I'm right wing. I'm pro-choice, pro-gay, pro-drug, anti-religion and anti-war.  

I'm 29 actually... and judging by your ignorance, I've experienced much more in my journey thus far than you.

Mark Gisleson
Mark Gisleson

Actually, when Kim Jong-Il died, I thought that would be the end of your posts. I've been flamed by half the rightwing morons in Minnesota, but you're something special indeed. Bloodbath? Seriously, I find it impossible to believe that you're old enough to vote, but sadly you're apparently tall enough to reach the keyboard.

bloodbath
bloodbath

Why do you want to know my name? Do you think if you knew my name you could finally beat me in an argument?

You should post under "Mark Dodger", as all you do is dodge, no offense, no substance. You are "reading" my comments, but not attempting to even ''comprehend'' them and how they relate to you because you are polarized. Again, people who are polarized will lose any and all philosophical/scientific arguments, and also lose at life. Keep bangin.

Mark Gisleson
Mark Gisleson

Sigh. Once again I get to serve as the reminder to others that there is absolutely no percentage in engaging with anonymous assholes. Some of us post under our own names, others gift themselves with fake names and lie about where they're coming from just to score points.

Yes "Bloodbath," I called you a wingnut. You in turn called me the owner of a "reality tunnel," a retard, dumb, dumber, lib-tard, bigot, douche-wagon driver, and a polarized lib-tard douche but the important thing is that you're not a conservative? No, just a name-calling asshole with Republican values which, as we're all finding out, is nothing at all like being a real conservative.

bloodbath
bloodbath

Mark Gisleson: I knew you wouldn't have anything worth while to say, or admit your bigotry. FYI- just because I disagree with your polarized lib-tard douchery does not mean I'm right leaning, I despise Christian conservative terrorists as well. You and Fake Bachman need to get over that.

Mark Gisleson
Mark Gisleson

What part of you "you can't read my mind" don't you get? I don't care how far to the right you hang, I grew up further to the right than you are now. TRUE conservatives don't waste anything, not even gas. This huge vehicle thing is a Dukes of Hazzards spinoff coming from the deep South. You know, the people who own and operate the current Republican party.

The party of Teddy Roosevelt is now a party of good ol' boy litterers, drunks and serial divorcees with little dicks and big trucks who create nothing, tear down that which they do not understand, and do so as loudly as possible.

Seriously, truly, cross my heart and hope to die: I don't care what you drive so long as you're not wasting gas just to prove how freaking manly you are.

bloodbath
bloodbath

Mark Gisleson: you shouldn't have gone back and edited your post, you look even dumber. Of course you care what vehicle people drive, you get a hard-on attempting to imposing your will on others. All you have to do is drive around town and look at all the union bumper stickers on trucks that aren't provided by employers, they're all over. It's really easy to dispel people who are polarized. One more thing: your 13 year old Park Ave doesn't get THAT much better gas than a new truck these days. Using your bigot logic, what is a lib-tard doing driving a big Park Ave instead of a little douche-wagon? I'll give you props if you can respond intelligently while hurling insults, instead of simply hurling insults.

bloodbath
bloodbath

Mark Gisleson: don't be a retard, do your research. According to JD Power, probably the most respected name in the game, Ford Motor produces the most reliable of the American autos. In fact, Lincoln was number three a few years back only behind Acura and Lexus. All you partisans can do is name call. Keep lookin dumb guy.

Mark Gisleson
Mark Gisleson

"Ford makes a superior product...."

Yep, another wingnut who gets wood everytime that guy on TV tells him which pick 'em up truck to buy.

Personally, I don't care which vehicle you buy, but if you're driving in the Twin Cities and you're not a contractor, driving a pickup truck makes absolutely no sense -- unless you're a member of the Republican Burn'em If You Got'em Fossil Fuel Club.

green23
green23

"Reality tunnel"? You must be yo banana boy/tweek under yet another new name. For someone who dislikes CP, you sure hang around enough to switch names every other month.

Mark Gisleson
Mark Gisleson

Um, just out of curiosity, you do know that many foreign cars are built in the USA now? And that some US cars are built in Mexico?

But if you like, I'd be glad to run over your foot with my '99 Buick Park Avenue. It's 100% American made and driven by a 100% buy-American liberal.

Bigger Bob
Bigger Bob

Quality deflection again there, pal. Point the finger when you're beaten. I like it.

bloodbath
bloodbath

Thanks for another awesome biggoted article Kevin Hoffman. Can't wait for some rad ass hat posts from fake michelle bachman as well.

Karl Welzein
Karl Welzein

He didn't mention Biggie Smalls anywhere in this article. No 'Biggotry' to be found. Maybe you should view the 'Gimmie Noise' blog? Better luck of a Biggie mention there.

bloodbath
bloodbath

It's biggoted because CP staff and most media never report on democrat evils. Not condoning the fools actions by any means, I'm an equal opportunity hater; republicans are stupid too. Also, we'd all be liars if we said we'd never used the words "jap", "nigger", or "cracker". It's just we aren't on tape doing it.

Your biggie smalls comment is really stupid too.

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