(Click hereif you have a subscription to PIM and would like to read it there. Otherwise read it here): The short knives are out in the Republican Party. Former GOP deputy chairMichael Brodkorbharshly criticized 2010 gubernatorial nomineeTom Emmerat Saturday’s State Central Committee gathering. “I think Republicans nominated the one candidate who couldn’t possibly win in 2010,” Brodkorbtold Minnesota Public Radio.
The comments indicate ongoing tensions over the conduct of the 2010 campaign.
Attorney & blogger John Gilmore wrote an excellent analysis of the Minnesota budget situation and the Republicans' handling of it.Click hereto find it on his Website, Minnesota Conservatives, or scroll down to read it. I have bolded his best points for your reading convenience.
The Budget: How Republicans Failed Themselves
The early warning sign that dealing with GovernorMark Dayton would not be as easy for the republican legislative majority as it assumed came early on: at a signing ceremony to foolishly opt in to federal Obamacare funds, he let the leaders of the assembled opposition speak.