That was RPM mouthpiece Michael Brodkorb’s reaction to the endorsement of Tom Horner by several former Republican legislators.
They’re all apostates! cries Brodkorb. Every last one of them! Here’s the list of traitors:
Besides [former Sen. Peter] Belanger, the Republicans endorsing Horner include: former Rep. Peggy Leppik of Golden Valley, former Rep. Dennis Ozment of Rosemont, former Rep. Roger Scherer of Brooklyn Center, former Rep. David Jennings of Martin and Watonwan counties, former Rep. Lynne Osterman of New Hope, former Rep. Dave Bishop of Rochester, former Rep. Bill Schreiber of Brooklyn Park, former Rep. Art Seaberg of South St. Paul, former Rep. Rod Searle of Waseca, former Rep. Neil Peterson of Bloomington, former Sen. Ed Oliver of Deephaven and former Sen. George Pillsbury of Wayzata.
And let’s not forget Arne Carlson, too.
Truer words have seldom passed Michael’s lips. There was a time when the Republican Party in Minnesota was not composed entirely of gasbags peddling grievance, resentment, and bigotry. A bygone era, indeed.