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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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  • Goonemeritus

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

    • Lascauxcaveman

      And constantly bumming my smokes. What's up with that?

      • Radiotherapy

        They never make it rain at my strip club.

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          But boy! You get a buyback from the bartender and look out!

  • coolhandnuke

    They could relocate to Marcus Bachmann's closet. It's quite roomy.

  • Beetagger

    Remember rent-boys, cash only and always upfront.

  • OzoneTom

    Occupy MN GOP HQ!

    • DaRooster

      No thanks.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Maybe if ol' Amy Koch wasn't so busy banging Koch-tail waiters two at a time…

  • BaldarTFlagass

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

    • Toomush_Infer

      I bet $10 grand Mitt won't float it….

  • RedneckMuslin

    I see somebody hasn't been stroking their Kochs lately.

  • BaldarTFlagass

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

    • Guppy

      And now we know why they're trying to abolish the post office.

  • mavenmaven

    More reason to trust them with our nation's financial health!

  • 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!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

      "Move over Baconz / There's something meatier: SIZZLIEN!!"

    • Isyaignert

      I loves me some Baconzgood, but I think you mean "lien" on the property.

      • Baconzgood

        I couldn't change it before the the comment.

  • AlterNewt

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

  • Blueb4sunrise

    This is beautiful.

  • iburl

    They wanted to privatize the party anyway. How does 'Glaxo-P&G-NewsCorp-rican Party' Sound?

    • KotBR

      Accurate. I think it needs Monsanto in there somewhere, though.

    • mayor_quimby

      All good except for that 'rican' part. Sounds mighty brown.

  • DaRooster

    Bums… er… um… job creators…

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Why yes! That's at least TWO bankruptcy attorneys they've just employed!

      • Baconzgood

        The Sheriff too also. (Those doors don't kick in them selves you know.)

        • DaRooster

          A plus too if Steven Seagal gets work out of it.

          • GOPCrusher

            He certainly doesn't look like he's missing any meals.

    • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

      Bill collectors are people too. Mmm, maybe I should get back to you on that.

  • MissTaken

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

    • swordfis

      great

    • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ donner_froh

      Ultra-perfecto and funny as hell.

  • 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.)

  • http://grandpaboy.blogspot.com/ seppdecker

    Alms! Alms for the douches!

  • 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.

  • 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

    • Generation[redacted]

      One rentboy, one Koch, and one Ailes…

  • 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?

    • Boojum

      AOTK.

  • Arken

    Fiscal responsibility!

    • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

      Mayhaps visceral irresponsibility.

  • Nostrildamus

    MN doesn't need a GOP any more now that the Koch-Star is fully operational.

  • Radiotherapy

    It's part of the Ryan Plan.

  • Baconzgood

    "HA-ha"

    -Nelson Muntz-

  • 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?

  • niblick77

    Don't I feel the fool? I have been stupidly voting for the other party!

  • Slim_Pickins

    "Rational" selfishness taken to its logical conclusion.

  • dijetlo

    Somebody once told me, pimpin' aint easy

  • Allmighty_Manos

    Thanks for posting the first non -SFW photo in few hours.

  • Not_So_Much

    Where will they cure 'The Ghey'?

  • 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….

  • metamarcisf

    The Vikings should relocate to GOP headquarters.

  • prommie

    Gypsies! (spits)

  • 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.

  • 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

  • SayItWithWookies

    So if they stay on the property, can their landlord shoot them?

    • Steverino247

      With an elephant gun, no doubt.

  • FNMA

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

  • HobbesEvilTwin

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

  • 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…

    • sullivanst

      Gee, thanks for writing Fox's angle on this.

      • Generation[redacted]

        "He manages money like a Democrat!" is their tagline.

      • Callyson

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

  • Guppy

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

  • HempDogbane

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

  • owhatever

    That pay your bills thing? Did the Founding Fathers say we have to? Huh?

  • Snertly

    Because when they're Republican debts, deficits don't matter.

    • fuflans

      well that picture alone deserves to move you out of your virgin 0 p-ness.

  • 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.

  • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

    Personal responsibility!

  • 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.

  • horsedreamer_1

    KILL THE HEAD, THE BODY WILL DIE.

    KILL THE HEAD, THE BODY WILL DIE.

  • LiveToServeYa

    Titwads

  • OneYieldRegular

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

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • http://howtosavetheworld.ca/ BZ1

    GOP: good money managers, haHaHAHAHA

  • http://my.execpc.com/~artkm/rabbit_hole.html 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.

  • ttommyunger

    Good article, but why the pix of Sen. Graham and his security detail?

  • Negropolis

    Keep fuckin' that lutefisk, MN GOP!

  • comrad_darkness

    People don't become republicans because they are good at math.

  • oldedinvn

    Not paying rent is the best way to be finannnncially gooder .
    My kinda peeples.