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MN GOP Takes Fiscal Conservatism To Logical Conclusion, Is Evicted For Not Paying Rent

My big fat GOPsy weddingOne thing we at Wonkette HQ don’t “get” is the inescapable conclusion in American life that being “fiscally conservative” is somehow synonymous with being “fiscally prudent.” Case in point numero one: deadbeat Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh, who is so fiscally conservative he lives in his office and refuses to pay child support! Case in point numero zwei: check-kiting gypsy Newt Gingrich buying his special lady so many whore diamonds and then stiffing that poor Las Vegas businessman (and everyone else) on his bills. Case in point all of the others: cutting taxes in the middle of two wars and conducting them off-book; threatening to default on our national debt by not raising the debt ceiling; and pretty much every other thing they have done since maybe Eisenhower. But the Minnesota GOP is something special in this regard: they are being evicted from their headquarters for owing almost $100 large in back rent!

So how good are you with money, Minnesota GOP, and why should we all elect Mitt Romney right away for being a fiscal conservative like you?

The eviction action follows a series of revelations last winter regarding debts accrued by the party during the reign of former RPM Chairman Tony Sutton. In December, an internal review of finances revealed that the party owes $1.23 million to creditors, plus more than $700,000 in legal fees accrued during the 2010 gubernatorial recount, and is facing possible fines from the Federal Elections Commission for undisclosed debts. The party is also currently being investigated by the state campaign finance board.

Very good then. [PoliticsinMinnesota]

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84 comments

  1. Goonemeritus

    Now that I think about every time I go out drinking with the GOP they never seem to buy a round.

  2. BaldarTFlagass

    They should be able to hit up Mitt for a loan to float them through payday. Couple mil oughtta cover it.

  3. BaldarTFlagass

    Maybe that's their strategy regarding our debt to China.
    "The check's in the mail!"

  4. Baconzgood

    So when the democrats move into the building the GOP will say it's the democrats fault there is a lean on the property…..GENIUZ!!!!!!!!!!

  5. AlterNewt

    This seems to be based on an assumption that these people mean what they say, and that…is…HILARIOUS!

  6. MissTaken

    Down at the neighborhood bodega is a sign that says "Do Not Accept Checks From" with a picture of an elephant.

  7. moar_plz

    So they felt <<ENTITLED>> to a nice cushy office! These Repubes today. They don't know the meaning of hard work or the value of a dollar. They JUST WANT A HANDOUT!!! (Wow, that feels good sometimes. I can see why Baggers say that about every single issue.)

  8. Mahousu

    Scott Walker's backup plan of finding refuge across the border in Minnesota isn't looking so good now.

    Perhaps there are some abandoned missile silos in North Dakota they can all be stuffed into. Heck, they don't even have to be abandoned.

  9. BaldarTFlagass

    I come home one particular Friday,
    Had to tell the landlady I done lost my election
    She said that don't confront me,
    Long as I get my money next Friday
    Now next Friday come I didn't get the rent,
    And out the door I went

  10. randcoolcatdaddy

    "In December, an internal review of finances revealed that the party owes $1.23 million to creditors, plus more than $700,000 in legal fees accrued during the 2010 gubernatorial recount, and is facing possible fines from the Federal Elections Commission for undisclosed debts."

    So … just how many trips to Columbia for hookers and blow are we talking about here?

  11. Come here a minute

    The MN GOP did a fine job of hooking up Sarah and Todd Palin and their brood with goin-to-church-meetin clothes in 2008, thanks to good old Norm Coleman's sugar-daddy donor buddy. Can't he help out with a little rent munnies?

  12. Toomush_Infer

    See?! This is what happens when you fail to kill off the unions….they should have listened to their neighbors….Scott is still getting the Koch rain machine….

  13. prommie

    Oh, and come on, they make no secret that they are "bleeding the beast," they intend to bankrupt government, its a Norquist plan, to bankrupt the government and drown it in a bathtub.

  14. FakaktaSouth

    The broke ass, irresponsible, now homeless MNGOP should definitely be drug tested before they are allowed any more Government support.

    or at least get the people who vote for them

  15. FNMA

    I understand there are some real nice highway overpasses in Minnesota. At least under the bridges that haven't collapsed…

  16. HobbesEvilTwin

    Do you see this, Mr. Landlord?
    It's the invisible hand of the free market flipping you off.

  17. Callyson

    The eviction action follows a series of revelations last winter regarding debts accrued by the party during the reign of former RPM Chairman Tony Sutton.

    Anyone know this guy? Are we sure he isn't secretly one of ours, taking one for the team by dragging down the MN Reeps? If so, well played!

    If not…how very…

      1. Callyson

        What? I still think Michael Steele is the smartest Democrat out there for what he did to/for the RNC…

  18. Guppy

    Fiscally responsible Republican donors know to avoid the party middle-man and give directly to the PACs instead.

  19. HempDogbane

    Being Minnesotans, all they got was the debt and the shame, not a single starburst. We're just not that kinda people.

  20. keinsignal

    So looking forward to the day when the MN GOP is effectively a third party. Maybe they can pull up stakes in St. Paul and camp out on some foreclosed farmland way out in Bachmann territory to plot their return to relevance.

  21. GOPCrusher

    Seriously, since 1981 the Republiklan Party seems hell-bent on the thought that spending more and taxing less is the way to Economic Nirvana.
    I'm hard pressed to blame the public education system for this mathematical paradox.

  22. OneYieldRegular

    They should have adopted some foster kids. It's like getting free money from the state.

    1. upthruster

      They would have consulted with Michele Bachmann about adopting foster kids but she's never in the state long enough to actually…you know, talk to.

  23. SolitaireRose

    I love it when the Republicans go into debt while telling us Democrats are spending money they don't have. It shows how the fluoride in the water or the 900 channels of TeeVee are making us dumber.

  24. upthruster

    “We have a long and very expensive lease which still has twenty-one (21) months to run. As you know, we have more space than we need and our monthly lease cost is in excess of current, comparable market lease rates"

    I smell it…you spell it….F-O-R-E-C-L-O-S-U-R-E.

  25. MilwaukeeKent

    Massachusetts-based Hub Properties Trust filed paperwork in Ramsey County on Wednesday to evict the state GOP

    Hilairty ensues when Mitt Romney/Corporate alter-ego is revealed as majority partner in Hub Properties Trust… It's really cute how the state GOP thinks they're in a strong position to renegotiate the lease.

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