GOPSIES TRAMPS AND THIEVES  3:04 pm April 23, 2012

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

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

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 }

Goonemeritus April 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm

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

Lascauxcaveman April 23, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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

Radiotherapy April 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

They never make it rain at my strip club.

actor212 April 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm

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

coolhandnuke April 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm

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

Beetagger April 23, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Remember rent-boys, cash only and always upfront.

OzoneTom April 23, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Occupy MN GOP HQ!

DaRooster April 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

No thanks.

actor212 April 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm

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

BaldarTFlagass April 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm

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

Toomush_Infer April 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I bet $10 grand Mitt won't float it….

RedneckMuslin April 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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

BaldarTFlagass April 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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

Guppy April 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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

mavenmaven April 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

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

Baconzgood April 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

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!!!!!!!!!!

Mumbletypeg April 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm

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

Isyaignert April 24, 2012 at 1:33 am

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

Baconzgood April 24, 2012 at 8:32 am

I couldn't change it before the the comment.

AlterNewt April 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

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

Blueb4sunrise April 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

This is beautiful.

iburl April 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

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

KotBR April 23, 2012 at 6:05 pm

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

mayor_quimby April 24, 2012 at 2:19 am

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

DaRooster April 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Bums… er… um… job creators…

actor212 April 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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

Baconzgood April 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

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

DaRooster April 23, 2012 at 3:22 pm

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

GOPCrusher April 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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

weejee April 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm

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

MissTaken April 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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

swordfis April 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

great

donner_froh April 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Ultra-perfecto and funny as hell.

moar_plz April 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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.)

seppdecker April 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Alms! Alms for the douches!

Mahousu April 23, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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 April 23, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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] April 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm

One rentboy, one Koch, and one Ailes…

randcoolcatdaddy April 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

"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 April 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm

AOTK.

Arken April 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Fiscal responsibility!

weejee April 23, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Mayhaps visceral irresponsibility.

Nostrildamus April 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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

Radiotherapy April 23, 2012 at 3:26 pm

It's part of the Ryan Plan.

Baconzgood April 23, 2012 at 3:26 pm

"HA-ha"

-Nelson Muntz-

Come here a minute April 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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 April 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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

Slim_Pickins April 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm

"Rational" selfishness taken to its logical conclusion.

dijetlo April 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Somebody once told me, pimpin' aint easy

Allmighty_Manos April 23, 2012 at 3:29 pm

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

Not_So_Much April 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Where will they cure 'The Ghey'?

Toomush_Infer April 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm

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 April 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm

The Vikings should relocate to GOP headquarters.

prommie April 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Gypsies! (spits)

prommie April 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm

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 April 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm

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 April 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

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

Steverino247 April 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

With an elephant gun, no doubt.

FNMA April 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

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

HobbesEvilTwin April 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm

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

Callyson April 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm

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 April 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

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

Generation[redacted] April 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

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

Callyson April 23, 2012 at 4:23 pm

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

Guppy April 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm

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

HempDogbane April 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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

owhatever April 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm

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

Snertly April 23, 2012 at 4:23 pm

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

fuflans April 23, 2012 at 10:22 pm

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

keinsignal April 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm

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.

glamourdammerung April 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Personal responsibility!

GOPCrusher April 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

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 April 23, 2012 at 4:52 pm

KILL THE HEAD, THE BODY WILL DIE.

KILL THE HEAD, THE BODY WILL DIE.

LiveToServeYa April 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Titwads

OneYieldRegular April 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm

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

upthruster April 23, 2012 at 8:48 pm

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 April 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm

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 April 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm

“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.

BZ1 April 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm

GOP: good money managers, haHaHAHAHA

MilwaukeeKent April 23, 2012 at 10:28 pm

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 April 23, 2012 at 11:11 pm

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

Negropolis April 24, 2012 at 2:18 am

Keep fuckin' that lutefisk, MN GOP!

comrad_darkness April 24, 2012 at 8:42 am

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

oldedinvn April 24, 2012 at 9:38 am

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

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