MNGOP tells St. Cloud State Repubs to cancel Bradlee Dean's appearance tonight, or else

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The MNGOP wants to keep itself far, far away from Bradlee Dean.
MNGOP leadership has issued a stern ultimatum to St. Cloud State College Republicans -- cancel Bradlee Dean's on-campus speaking engagement and concert, scheduled for tonight, or you'll have trouble finding Republican jobs in the future.

While working for the MNGOP doesn't exactly sound like a sun-drenched picnic these days, it still seems this should be an easy choice -- after all, who in their right mind wants to listen to Dean talk about how the homosexual lifestyle 'literally kills' gays or speculate about how Trayvon Martin was "gang bangin'" the night he was shot dead?

SCSU Republicans, that's who. The Strib reports organizers have no plans to cancel tonight's event, despite the fact that failing to do so means they might not have the chance to become Minnesota's next Michael Brodkorb.

The ultimatum has come from the very top of the MNGOP -- party chair Pat Shortridge.
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Grand Forks Herald
Shortridge cited Google when asked why he's so opposed to Dean's St. Cloud appearance.

Said Shortridge: "Sometimes young people need to have better judgement in who they invite to things under the Republican banner. If you are going to do dumb things, and not take the advice of the state college Republicans and the state chairman of the Republican party, it might have some consequences."

"When you've been given good advice from the top of the food chain, sometimes, you've just got to listen," he added.

According to the Strib, MNGOP executive director Ben Zierke told leaders of the SCSU Republicans that they would have trouble getting MNGOP or Capitol jobs if they did not cancel the event. The chairman of the Minnesota College Republicans has also threatened to disassociate the St. Cloud group from the statewide organization if Dean is allowed to appear.

Poor Abbey Gooch! The leader of the SCSU Republicans has only been chair since last week, and now she has to handle this mess. She told the Strib the MNGOP threats have been scary and have made her feel like throwing up. She's doubting whether she'll stick with politics as a career, but nonetheless plans to forge ahead with what is sure to be the worst public speech offered up in Minnesota tonight.

"I have been praying and praying and praying and just saying, 'Lord I don't know what to do any more,'" Gooch said, adding: "I am sticking with my guns and going through with it."

Why, Abbey why? Because Dean's gay-hating ministry has been "so nice to us," she said.

Here's some advice, Abbey. Next time, instead of offering up prayer after prayer after prayer, take a breath and just think about things for a moment. Now, wouldn't you prefer to spend this evening watching the new episode of Glee instead of listening to Bradlee Dean spout off about how much he hates Barack Obama?

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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R.F.
R.F.

Um... excuse me Mr. Shrortridge, but before you go threatening the career futures of College Republicans, shouldn't you make sure you actually have something left to threaten them with... like an office building to work at, or some members left in the legislature to hire them? Nice to know that the MNGOP's long tradition of harassing and threatening its party's youth for standing up for their principals hasn't changed under your leadership.

Stand Strong Abby! I too stared down MNGOP party thugs as the head of the Teenage Republicans. I remember the sickening feelings and threats I got. When they threaten you that's when you know you are doing something right!

Shad55
Shad55

Nice threat coming from Pat Shortridge.  The guy sounds like a mafioso:  You wanna work this business, you gotta play nice and by our rules.  "Top of the food chain"?  Nice coming from the guy who was the former senior lobbyist for Enron.  http://mnpublius.com/post/1456...

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Man, you guys choose to focus on the stupidest things.Bradley Dean???Who the Fu*k cares?Lets get it together Citypages!This sh*t you write about WILL NOT affect the personal lives of any of your readers.

Do you all realize, if Obama cannot get congress to extend one of the "Bush Tax Cuts", your student loan rates WILL DOUBLE this July?  Congress is dragging their feet as usual.  Call Franken, Call Klobuchar, Call Bachmann, Ellison, Paulson, McCullum, etc.  Hell, call them all (the d's and the r's)!They need the money because the government has a spending problem!  Tell them NO!Here is what I'm talking about -You may have heard the chatter in the media about Romney asking for an extension of the low student loan rates.   And yes, there currently is a push by Romney for a renewal by Congress of the 2007 law keeping student loan rates at 3.4 percent. The rates will revert to 6.8 percent in July if Congress does not act.  (ya, this July)What you won't hear is the proper title of this law - "College Cost Reduction and Access Act".  This is another of those "unfunded bush era cuts" the dems have been talking about.It currently "costs" the government billions per year in lost revenues.  They need money now!The time is now!Speak up!This increase in interest rates will cost you tens of thousands over the life of your student loan.Again, they need the money!BTW, did anyone notice the "Bush Tax Cut" known as the "Making Work Pay" credit was gone this year?  Ya, it used to be a $400 tax deduction which applied to your tax return and applied to ONLY the low and middle class income earner.  Obama let it expire and it went away last year.  Again, they need the money now, and they are looking under all the cushions.Hmmm, I thought Obama wasn't going to raise the taxes on ANYONE making less than 250K per yr...Speak up!

truckload_bear
truckload_bear

I have the solution: Hire a speaker who LOVES the gays. I mean straight up cruising Loring Park in the late 80's loving the gay, Marcus Bachmann. I hear he has an unusually empty schedule of late and should be an easy get.

a grandpa
a grandpa

is there any way they can get Michelle Bachmann at the last minute?

Mike W.
Mike W.

The Minnesota Repubs loved "Rev." Dean, until he embarrassed them publicly last spring, and now they cannot run away from him fast enough.  Amusing would be one word to describe all of this.

Guest
Guest

"This sh*t you write about WILL NOT affect the personal lives of any of your readers."I'm from St. Cloud State. I know a lot of people that 'this shit they are writing about will affect the personal lives of many readers'. Consider that there is a larger audience than yourself.

a grandpa
a grandpa

i honestly do not know the answer to this, so don't go off on me......Did the GOP controlled house, which initiates spending bills, put this on the Presidents' desk? or were they as silent as the DFL controlled congress they succeeded?

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

from your question-before we get back to the discussion at hand, who was the president that signed this democrat bill in 2007?

Answer - That progressive piece of sh*t known as George W Bush!George W Bush was a terrible President when it came to spending money we don't have.  Well right behind Obama...

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Both bodies have done nothing to extend it. (republican controlled house and democrat controlled senate)I believe either body could have initiated the renewal and extension of this law because it is current law.Problem with extending the existing law is it is VERY controversial, mostly because of its cost — estimated at about $6 billion a year, according to the Congressional Budget Office.  It "starves" government, government expansion, and government employees.Personally I say good!  This could have been done a long time ago.  It appears as if both parties have waited for the 11th hour to bring this up.  (a political ploy for student support in an election year)who will win...?The President suggested today we should extend this for another year.Rep. John Kline say today we should implement a "long term fix" to this.

The language of this current bill was written by democrats in 2007.  It was written in a way to expire on a election year.Imagine that...

a grandpa
a grandpa

before we get back to the discussion at hand, who was the president that signed this democrat bill in 2007?

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