Wednesday, August 17, 2005


As many of my loyal readers already know, Republican Minnesota’s favorite punching bag, Coleen Rowley, is headed to Crawford, Texas to protest along side mothers that lost their children in the Iraq war. See the Star Tribune's article here. Of course, this won't be the first time Rowley has campaigned outside of Minnesota's 2nd District, remember her trip to Rochester?

This truly is the single most disgusting act ever in politics. Rowley is trying to gain favor with national Democrats by exploiting the grieving mothers like Cindy Sheehan and State Sen. Becky Lourey. I would hope that all Minnesotans, Republican, Democrat, or independent, see through this charade and call on Rowley stop using Lourey and Sheehan’s tragedy as a tool for political gain. What's next? Michael Moore pitching a tent next to her.

Rowley’s planned field trip caught scorn from Tom Barnard of the KQRS 92 Morning Show this morning around 6:30 AM. Barnard is one of the best DJ in Minnesota and is a good barometer of how the average Minnesotan feels about the issues, not to mention funny as hell. Visit the KQ92 website to download the podcast of the show to listen to Tom in his own words. In short, Rowley is finished.

Update: I didn’t think it was possible, but the Rowley-Crawford issue has become even more sickening. Uber-racist David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the KKK, now stands with Coleen Rowley and Cindy Sheehan because of Sheehan’s stance on Israel. When will Rowley, the Democratic National Committee, and the DFL learn that racism is not tolerated in Minnesota? I renew my call for Minnesotans from all walks of life to demand Rowley cease with any plans to travel to Crawford.

I demand that Rowley answer whether or not she agrees with David Duke on Israel, and whether or not she is anti-Semitic.

Don't forget to check out what the Minnesota Democrat Exposer has to say about this.


At 1:18 PM, Blogger Trillin said...

As i stated on MDE, I ask that you rethink this tone in the future. As a jewish man who is against this war and backs Ms. Sheehan, I find your tonw regarding David Duke coming awfuly close to insulting.

I agree with you that Mr. Rowley is choosing a less then idea way to show her support, and is clearly trying to use this issue to her benefit, and that is upsetting to me as well.

But Sen. Laurey and Ms. Sheehan deserve better then this.

Just because a racist supports them for reasons you and I both know they do not agree with, is not cause to try and lump them together.

David Duke ran for office as a Republican, do you therefor agree with all of his racist remarks as well? of course not.

This debate deserves more class then this, so I would only ask that you keep that in mind in the future

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

I am trying to leave Sen. Lourey out of this as much as possible.

As for Mrs. Sheehan, my thoughts and prayers are with her during this trying time. However, as time goes by, it appears that she is only vying for America's attention. She has had her meeting with the President, she should not get another simply because she changed her mind.

David Duke is the scum of the Earth, and until Rowley renounces his comments, I will continue to talk about it.

In the meantime, I suggest you talk to Ms. Daly.

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Trillin said...

My apologies. I was unaware of her prior comments, and just learned of them from MDE and a better search of your blog.

As i stated on MDE, I find the staements troubeling and myself woul dlike to know her views on David Duke's support.

While I disagree with what I am sure your views of what this war were about, i think neither of us view this as a war for irsael.

If this is indeed her views, she has some serious explaining to do to folks like me who are against thi swar, yet do not in any way agree with her statements on the reason behind it.

As for Rowley, I agree with what mny in the GOp are saying unfortunitly...she is digging her own grave with this.

thanks for the thoughtful discussion on this, devoid of any name calling. :)

At 2:35 PM, Blogger North Star Politics said...

First of all, as a two-bit blogger, you're in no position to demand anything. Thinking otherwise reeks of delusions of grandeur.

Second, I reject your assertion that Rowley is exploiting Sen. Lourey or Ms. Sheehan. Sen. Lourey agreed to make this trip with Rowley, and Sen. Lourey is neither stupid nor a stranger to politics. Sen. Lourey is smart enough to know if she were being used, and I'm disgusted that you don't think so. Ms. Sheehan is also free to ask Rowley to leave, and I don't doubt that she will if Sheehan believes that there's something wrong with Rowley's presence in Crawford.

Third, the DFL has nothing to do with Duke. Neither Rowley nor Sheehan, to my knowledge, have anything to do with Duke. Prove a connection and you'll have something to talk about. Until then, why don't you stop blowing hot air?

At 2:48 PM, Blogger North Star Politics said...

So, I'm apparently wrong in one respect. Sheehan may share a very limited set of beliefs with Duke. I don't endorse this in any way. Neither, however, do I think this changes much. Sheehan still deserves her audience with the President.

I'd like to think that Sheehan, rather than being a real racist or a bad person, is merely misguided and in her grief has latched onto Israel as something convenient to be angry at. Sheehan isn't an angel - merely a mother who has lost her son and wants some answers.

At 2:59 PM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

I too am surprised at the civility of this issue. I mean it's been a whole two days since the "c-word" has been used on the site.

In all seriousness, Trillin, I'm glad both you and I agree that this isn't a war on Israel's behalf. Yesterday, when I first read Ms. Sheehan's remarks on Israel, I was floored, and I immeadiately posted on it.

NSP- Lourey isn't stupid, as I have never said that. It's Rowley that earns that name. No brains, no headaches.

At 4:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the if you could just compare these women who oppose the War in Iraq to just not Duke but maybe someone even more evil...(No, not yourself, that's too easy!)...someone like maybe Hitler! Yes that's the ticket. Now do your work and find the six degrees to Herr Hitler then I'll really have respect for your framing skills.

Both Sheehan and Laurey have lost their children to Bush's folly. They deserve better than your crap. Coleen Rowley is on record opposing this war and supporting the peace movement. Additionally she has met Sheehan prior to running for congress and her camping out in texas. There's no reason why she shouldn't support Sheehan.

Congratulations, I really didn't think it was possible to attack women who has lost so much,,,May you never have to out live your children.

At 7:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do imply that Senator Lourey is stupid by saying she is being used. Senator Lourey is one of the smartest and most passionate people in Minnesota politics. Did you ever consider that people's motives might actually be for their version of good, and not always politics.

People like Senator Lourey use politics to create good, not just for the sack of power as some do.

At 8:12 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

I am trying to be civil and leave Sen. Lourey out if this.

This is about Coleen Rowley and the end of her congressional campaign.

It is also about how the media is distorting the image of Cindy Sheehan. They don't mention that she already met once with the President nor do they mention her anti-Semetic comments.

At 9:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you guys wasting your energy attacking the bloggers when the real problem is racists like Sheehan?

At 5:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same Tom Bernard that refused to apologize for saying that Paul Wellstone should drop dead? Bernard is a tool and often quite conservative, not in line with most Minnesotans. I guess he is funny if shit and fart jokes pass for humor.

At 6:43 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

No, the other Tom Barnard.

Again, you are trying to shift the debate away from the Rowley-Sheehan-KKK connection. Let's stay focused on the issue at hand: Mike Hatch.


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