MNGOP Rep.-elect Cindy Pugh is worried about "An illiterate, disengaged and lazy electorate"

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Cindy Pugh on the ass kicking the MNGOP received earlier this month: It's voters' fault.
Minnesota had the highest voter turnout in the country this year. Yet MNGOP Rep.-elect Cindy Pugh thinks one of the biggest "threats we face" is "an illiterate, disengaged and lazy" electorate.

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We suspect Pugh's thought process goes something like this: If you vote for the DFL, then you must be an ignoramus who doesn't give a rip. In fact, she probably thinks nobody would vote for Democrats if it wasn't for the liberal media, and she cites "The media" as another threat Minnesotans must deal with.

Bluestem Prairie's Sally Jo Sorensen dredged up the minutes from the November 19 SW Metro Tea Party meeting. Pugh, a co-founder of the group, gave a talk during the "Where Do We Go From Here?" program, and here's how the minutes summarize what she had to say:
. . .Cindy Pugh has optimism despite the election. Cindy listed the threats we face: (1) An illiterate, disengaged and lazy electorate. (2) The physical size and scope of our government. (3) The media. (4) The progressive movement - on both sides of the aisle. (5) The infiltration of the Muslim brotherhood.

Cindy encouraged us to bounce right back, be proud of 2010, to wake up as many people as possible. What we can do: (1) Set sights on 2014 with confidence. (2) Focus locally. The campaign starts now. Promote freedom and liberty. (3) Arm ourselves with knowledge ... definition of terms, the treaties in which the Senate may vote away our sovereignty, Agenda 21. (4) Look into the other side's narrative - what their talking points are. (5) Look into the Social Studies Standards at Education Liberty Watch and how our history is being rewritten in textbooks. (6) Pay attention to what the coalition of 57 Muslim nations is doing to promote law through the UN.
After Pugh outflanked incumbent MNGOP Rep. Steve Smith from the right during a primary, she went on to defeat DFL candidate Denise Bader earlier this month in a redrawn House district spanning parts of Carver and Hennepin counties. You might remember Pugh's name from this summer, when she made headlines for comparing the attire of Muslim women to garbage bags.

Between her concerns about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration and Agenda 21, we're glad to see Pugh is keeping the biggest issues facing her suburban Twin Cities constituents front and center as she prepares for her first term as a legislator.


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14 comments
MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

We do have a lot of voters in MN who are "illiterate, disengaged and lazy." Thankfully more Democrats came out to the polls this past election and we beat them. When one gets their news from Fox and then actually believes it, I'd definitely say they're illiterate, disengaged and lazy.

webcelt
webcelt

Mary Franson has competition for craziest legislator. Did her constituents have any clue what they were voting for? Well, a minority voted for someone else, so some apparently had a clue. Now they have a headache.

cnerlien
cnerlien

The real threat we face is not an illiterate, uneducated electorate, but illiterate and uneducated elected officials. Pugh is a prime example.

Jessi Brennan
Jessi Brennan

My thoughts exactly, Christian. Great way to insult her supporters.

marevitals
marevitals

Cindy Pugh is the unspoken hero of the GOP in MN, her silence on the illiteracy of her constituents has provided a power vaccuum for the Muslim Brotherhood! If she has any ambition to move our state in the right direction she'll first ban wearing garbage bags, then if she plays her cards right she can outright ban the production of "black" garbage bags. 

Hehh
Hehh

Irony: I thought the GOP counted on an illiterate electorate. If people actually took the time to read its plank the whole party would be doomed.

Sara Haaf
Sara Haaf

and her solution is to get rid of unionized teachers, right?

Erica
Erica

If anyone is uneducated and illiterate, it is Cindy Pugh and those who voted that twat into office.

Theresa Bruckner
Theresa Bruckner

Exactly, Don. Voting is a right, unless you do it wrong. Then it's a threat to democracy.

Don Ball
Don Ball

Or put another way, all votes are equal, but some votes are more equal than others?

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

What a surprise another dumb Republican bigot.  It's almost like a pattern or something. 

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