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Minnesota Republicans Frantically Rewriting Their Long History with Bradlee Dean

Posted by Phoenix Woman on May 29, 2011

Even as the same conservatives who cheered on Neal Boortz for saying that then-congresswoman Cynthia McKinney “looks like a ghetto slut”, “an explosion at a Brillo pad factory”, and “like Tina Turner peeing on an electric fence” have now suddenly and loudly rediscovered their moral compass by having Laura Ingraham, who Ed Schultz called a “right-wing slut”, complain about Schultz on FOX to accused sexual harasser Bill “Falafel” O’Reilly, we find the local conservatives and Republican operatives who have for years gladly and frequently associated with rabid anti-gay bigot preacher Bradlee Dean are now practicing saying “Bradlee Who?” with a straight face.

Thanks to the efforts of Ken Avidor, who has been documenting Bradlee Dean, his good friend Michele Bachmann, and several other local far-right looney tunes for the better part of a decade, I can now treat you to the varying ways in which local right-wing blogger and radio personality Mitch Berg has described Bradlee Dean over the years.

As noted in the screen shot above of a recent Tweet by Mr. Berg, who you may remember from an earlier posting, he’s been one of the many prominent Republicans practicing their “Bradlee Who?” routine lately. Yet Mr. Avidor was kind enough to point me in the direction of Mitch Berg’s postings over the years concerning Bradlee Dean at Berg’s “Shot in the Dark” blog, postings that belie this posture. Follow me over the hump for visual and textual documentation: Read the rest of this entry »

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Republicans Are Whiners: Mitch Berg Tea Party Edition

Posted by Phoenix Woman on April 19, 2011

Every time I think Republican blogger, Twin Cities low-wattage radio personality and media ref-worker Mitch Berg can’t sink to a new low, he proves me wrong. BSP catches him not only playing fast and loose with numeric comparisons between two recent rallies at the Minnesota State Capitol (kinda like how a fellow Republican, National Review’s James Pethokoukis, does when trying to pretend that far more people showed up to cheer Sarah Palin last Saturday at Madison than to boo her), but being that most mocked of Midwesterners, an honest-to-goodness weather wimp.

Here’s how Mitch Berg described his appearance at the Tea Party rally that was held at the Minnesota State Capitol last Saturday:

It was 33 degrees at noon, when I spoke, and there was snow on the ground, and a cold wet wind was howling from the north giving wind chills in the teens. Not prime rallying weather. More like Valley Forge.

This was how Berg excuses the fact that fewer than a hundred people bothered to show up for the Tea Party rally — a fact that probably ticked off the handful of food vendors who’d set up shop on the Capitol grounds; if any of those poor schmoes made $20 that day I’d be greatly surprised. Read the rest of this entry »

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