In St. Cloud, Bradlee Dean speaks to more protesters than supporters

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SCSU students apparently weren't interested to hear Dean play the drums. Yeah, that must've been it.
We hope it was worth it, St. Cloud State College Republicans.

Thanks to your decision not to cancel Bradlee Dean's on-campus appearance last night, you may never have the opportunity to work for the MNGOP. Not only that, but the event itself turned out to be a embarrassing dud.

According to the St. Cloud Times, Dean and his band, Junkyard Prophet, "performed to a sparse crowd" of about 50 people. Toward the end of his performance, attendance more than doubled as about 80 students associated with a group called No-Hate lined the walls, some wearing tape over their mouths.

Said Justin Lewandowski, a No-Hate organizer: "The students of St. Cloud and community members of St. Cloud are having a hard time understanding why Bradlee Dean is speaking at SCSU. He only creates division, not dialogue."

Despite it all, SCSU Republicans remain defiant about their decision to raise funds to host the controversial preacher. Elizabeth Ilse, public relations chair for the College Republicans, said she was "disgusted" by the way MNGOP executive director Ben Zierke threatened SCSU Republicans with the possibility of not being considered for jobs with the Minnesota Republican Party or at the Capitol if they went ahead with the Dean event.

Zierke "was acting like a parent saying 'you're not doing this.' I've never gotten a call from him prior to this event," Ilse told the Times, adding that she views the anti-gay, possibly racist Dean as "speaking out about the core principles and values the party supposedly believes in."

On second thought, if the leadership of SCSU Republicans really believes Dean embodies the party's core principles, then the MNGOP would probably be wise to look elsewhere whenever they get around to paying their rent and hiring fresh employees.

See also:
-- Bradlee Dean blasts MNGOP leadership, says party is run by "immoral people"
-- Trayvon Martin was "gang bangin'," says Bradlee Dean
-- Bradlee Dean's troupe to Iowa public school: Homosexual lifestyle 'literally kills' gays
-- Bradlee Dean, homophobic preacher, gives creepy opening prayer at Legislature [VIDEO]


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Anti-Demoncrat
Anti-Demoncrat

Always good when lib zombies put tape over their mouth. Nothing that comes out their mouth is worth hearing.

green23
green23

The MN GOP's takeover by evangelicals will be looked back on as the biggest disaster for the Party in a generation.

Sara
Sara

I was there! The protest had double, triple, and at times almost quadruple the number of people than at the actual event. All the protesters were peaceful, positive, and really empowering! One of the best protests I've been at in a long while!

Shamananymous
Shamananymous

"she views the anti-gay, possibly racist Dean as "speaking out about the core principles and values the party supposedly believes in."Can you really blame her for thinking that? All these mixed messages are confusing enough from the outside. I can't imagine being on the inside!

Erica
Erica

"...adding that she views the anti-gay, possibly racist Dean as "speaking out about the core principles and values the party supposedly believes in."

There we go...that is the Republican party summed up for ya by Elizabeth Ilse. Clearly proud of being ignorant.

Melissa Summers
Melissa Summers

Meet the face of the up and coming Republican party leadership.  And be afraid.

thebiggfrogg
thebiggfrogg

Well, the lib zombies have to do something. God knows at any GOP gathering they won't be able to feast on brrraaaaaiiiiinnnnssss!

Eat
Eat

While I agree with your sentiment, you should note the location of the quotation marks.  The only part of that statement attributed to her is, "speaking out about the core principles and values the party supposedly believes in."  The rest of the colorful descriptors belong to the author of the article.

Though that part is also likely true, in my opinion.

Anti-Dumbf*cks!
Anti-Dumbf*cks!

I ain't ned you educamating me, you gol' durn eghedz!--Anti-Demoncrat

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