A little more drama today in Minnesota.
Published October 13, 2012, 12:00 AM
Reader's View: Constitutional amendments pushed by Republicans
By: John C. Green, Duluth News Tribune
It’s time that both constitutional-amendment issues on the ballot this election in Minnesota were “outed” for what they are: Republican ploys to generate votes from its conservative base.
He is referring to both of the RWNJ amendments that are on the ballot in Minnesota this year.
That was published 3 days ago.
Give that man a cigar!
Last night our local right wing mainstream media affiliate – WCCO – released an interview with the past state Republican Communications Director that stated:
SNIPS (my emphasis)
But Brodkorb — once a powerful Republican insider — says a big reason it’s on the ballot isn’t family values. Top Republicans needed a way to get conservatives off the couch and into the voting booth.
Brodkorb’s voting no on the gay marriage amendment, even though he helped develop the strategy that put it on the ballot.
“It provided a turnout opportunity for Republicans,” he said.
Brodkorb was former Deputy Chairman of the State Republican Party and top Senate staffer, and says GOP Senators knew a driving force behind the gay marriage amendment wasn’t morality. It was political reality.
Lesson learned: Don’t piss off your employees – they may come back to bite you in the butt.