MNGOP uses bomb prop to decry Obamacare at State Fair [PHOTO]

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In light of recent events, some would argue using bomb props to score political points is a tad bit inappropriate.

-- Star Tribune places pressure cooker ad below story about Boston bombs [IMAGE]
-- Republicans sound the trumpet as Obamacare contributes to St. Jude's Minnesota layoffs

But if the MNGOP's State Fair booth is any indication, the Minnesota Republican Party disagrees. Either that or they're comfortable throwing appropriateness to the wind.

Yesterday, Star Tribune political reporter Jennifer Brooks tweeted this picture: Let's hope right-wing crazies don't take that thing too literally, eh?

We've reached out to the MNGOP in hopes of chatting with a party representative about the thought process behind the prop, but haven't heard back yet as this is published.

Considerations of appropriateness aside, some pointed out that using a fake detonator to try to blow up President Obama's signature piece of legislation probably wouldn't be any less effective than other tactics the GOP has used: -- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at

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How ironic, the Republicans want to metaphorically blow up Obama Care, the Democrats want to literally blow up Syria.

TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

Yep, MN "GOP".  Or the "Growth and Opportunity Party."   I know, you all have a huge bias towards anything I say, but let me say, I told you so. YOU'RE RICH in the eyes of the democrats.  And you all thought you were middle class or less in finical standing.   You get what you get when you elect all democrats. 

Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

Don't ask me what I want it for
If you don't want to pay some more
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

the Democrat theme song...

Funny thing with Obamacare, the people that fought for it, (unions and public employees) are all seeking extensions on their exemptions from the law.    It's good for you but not for them. 

Curtis Meyer
Curtis Meyer

I thought the MNGOP were millions in debt. Where did they scape together cash for a booth and "props?"

Andy Larson
Andy Larson

Ironic since the idea came out of the Heritage foundation. I don't like it either but that's because I want single payer health care--aka Medicare for all.

green23 topcommenter

The MNGOP *wants* people to get upset about this kind of thing. It would allow them to scream about 'oppression', 'persecution', and sob over how they are being 'silenced' by the "evil libs". Once again, let's remind ourselves that "Obamacare" is really the plan that *Republicans themselves* put forward in the mid-90s as an alternative to "single-payer" insurance. It was pushed as the "free market" solution, which is why Gov. Romney advocated for it and signed it into MA law. If it is successful, we will no doubt hear this fact repeated by wingnut trolls, even though they denounce it now. They have no memory. The picture, however, will remain. It will be dismissed as vicious liberal propaganda, though, by those same wingnuts.


They also a have photo booth with a cardboard cutout of Reagan, and free balloons!

MicheleBachmann topcommenter

What would you expect from the GOP?   Childish stupidity is what they do. 

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