MNGOP's Dan Severson on election results: "I'm not a Minnesotan for long"

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Severson: If you can't beat 'em, leave.
In the wake of last Tuesday's DFL-on-MNGOP beatdown, responses from various Minnesota Republicans have spanned the gamut -- from soul-searching introspection to denial to anger and everything in between.

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But in an election analysis published by Forum Communications over the weekend, Sauk Rapids resident Dan Severson -- a four-term former MNGOP Representative, 2010 Secretary of State candidate, and 2012 U.S. Senate hopeful -- ups the ante. He says that if his party can't beat the "immoral" Dems, then he sees no other option but to leave the state altogether.

From Forum's "Minnesota lawmakers see power flip again after election":
Dan Severson stood in disbelief watching election returns.

The former Republican state representative and two-time statewide candidate watched election night as Fox News called the presidential race for President Obama, and his mood got worse from there as an unexpected Democratic wave formed.

He did not understand.

"It's immoral," he said at the Minnesota Republican Party post-election gathering in a Bloomington hotel. "I'm in a state of disbelief. If that's what Minnesota wants to do, I'm not a Minnesotan for long."
Sounds like Severson, who was "partying" with his fellow MNGOPers at the Bloomington Hilton when he uttered his "I'm not a Minnesotan for long" remark, could've used some quality time with one Republican we spoke with at the Hilton's bar. While waiting for Michele Bachmann to give a speech she never gave, the man told us: "I'm just waiting for Michele to get down here so I can get back to my hotel room and figure out how to get some antidepressants." It was that sort of election cycle for Minnesota Republicans.


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TheConservativeJerk
TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

I know Doc, and he has no plans to leave Minnesota.

He may perhaps move his money to the out state tax sheltered trust fund where Dayton keeps his money.

green23
green23 topcommenter

Remember, this is a guy who *Republicans* rejected in favour of Kurt Bills, who Minnesotans overwhelmingly rejected in turn.

 

He's not even popular *in his own Party*, but he's still one of the ostensibly "bright hopes" for 2014 among Republicans. And now he's leaving, so they have to find another guy that they don't like but is willing to lose for them.

Kieron
Kieron

What rock was this dork living under when Amy Koch was found screwing Michael Brodkorb while sanctimoniously promoting the defense of marriage legislation?

Alirox
Alirox

Adios, peckerwood.

Matilda
Matilda

Please leave!  Sanctimonious hypocrite!

KnittingRad
KnittingRad

Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

Scott Edwin Rhamey
Scott Edwin Rhamey

Yeah, Oklahoma! I hear they're looking for more whiners and losers! Or he could end up in Wisconsin. Walker needs more 'yes' men.

webcelt
webcelt

I can understand being surprised at how he legislature turned out because there was no public polling, but the last polls said the amendments were close or losing. The state by  state polls showed Obama clearly had the electoral college and he always had a solid lead here. The Senate race was never competitive. Gerrymandering protected the GOP House majority, but we weren't gerrymandered, so why was it a surprise congressional races were close and CD8 flipped? Was Severson buying the nonsense about the polls being skewed and the media lying about the Democrats being ahead?

 

If he wants to leave Minnesota, bye.

Thomas Zocher
Thomas Zocher

Good. Is that a threat, Dan? Because it doesn't really bother us. We'll be happier without you.

David Cummer
David Cummer

State schmate, let's send him to Canada (which I'm guessing is his definition of hell...)

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

What a stupid dick weasel.  These are the scumbags Republicans put up to run the state?   What a bunch of asshole clowns.  I love how Minnesota is the "immoral" ones in stupid Dan's tiny little brain.  Why doesn't he go ask Amy Koch and Brokorb about morality.  What a bunch of assholes. 

Jon Marchand
Jon Marchand

Don't let the fish house door der hit your arse on the way out, den.

MikeW
MikeW

I am sure Texas will take you.  Buh bye!

Bob Alberti
Bob Alberti

Alaska. I *think* that one is geographically furthest from Minnesota.

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