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Wednesday, August 30, 2006 

DisgustingSickening Tactics in the 5th

It takes quite a bit to get me to peek out of my shell these days, but this got me riled up.

MDE wrote a pair of posts earlier in the day about 911 calls regarding Keith Ellison. They were posts that are unfortunately typical of Mr. Brodkorb's blog - making insinuations that were as totally out of context to the events as one can imagine. These insinuations were dishonest, fear-mongering, and made me lose some of my remaining respect for MDE. They were not posts that he ought to be proud of.

Unfortunately, we've all come to expect this kind of stuff from MDE. It's nothing new, and it's nothing surprising. What is new is that, according to Dan Weinand, Ellison's CD5 rival Paul Ostrow's campaign manager is MDE's source.

This is the kind of thing that cannot be permitted in the DFL if it is to truly succeed in Minnesota. It makes us look like a whole party full of MDEs. We're not; the DFL is full of people who will rightfully be disgusted by this. Particularly pathetic is that the Ostrow campaign couldn't even do it right - in being exposed, they've probably sunk their campaign overnight. Many kudos to the pros at Ostrow HQ.

I'm not going to be quite as harsh as MNCR, who says that Ostrow should be out of the party. Instead, I'm going to say that if Ostrow hasn't sacked Jason Amundsen by COB tomorrow, Ostrow should be out of the party. Absolutely no question that Amundsen should never, ever be hired by another DFL campaign.

With every post that MDE makes about the primary in the 5th, it becomes more and more apparent that the GOP is scared blind about the prospect of a Congressman Ellison. Unfortunately for them, they're about to find that their tactics have backfired once again.

UPDATE: MN Publius has more. This takes the situation from disgusting to sickening.

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By the way, the anti-Ellison crowd simply refuses to give up. Check out their psychotic responses to City Pages’ Britt Robson’s takedown of them: http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2006/08/belated_answer.asp

Reminds me: Do you think that Michael “MDE” Brodkorb and John “PowerLine” Hinderaker are ever going to tsk-tsk their favorite Democrat, Joe Lieberman, for embracing and cuddling up to Farrakhan long after Ellison (and in fact every prominent black leader worth mentioning) had renounced the man? http://phoenixwoman.blogspot.com/2006/08/lieberman-loves-farrakhan.html

And what about one of Ellison's most vicious attackers, that “nonpartisan” self-appointed spokesman for the Minneapolis Jewish community, Daniel Rosen? (http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2006/06/22/ellisonprofile/) Turns out that he’s donated tens of thousands of dollars over the years to Republican candidates: http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/daniel-rosen.asp?cycle=06

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