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by Steve Timmer
Sep 30, 2015, 9:00 AM

Penny-ante wire fraud

If you give money to the MNGOP, the Obama-Iran deal will fail. All right, it’s a little oblique, but here’s how it is supposed to work:

The consequences of this nuclear deal with Iran cannot be overstated. A Republican in the White House is the only chance we have at stopping the agreement from becoming a permanent national security risk.

That’s why we are asking for your support. Please, contribute to the Republican Party of Minnesota and help us meet our end-of-quarter goal by September 30. If we’re going to elect a President who will undo this dangerous deal, we must act now.

Winning the White House is so critical to our country’s security.

But to win, the MNGOP must raise $4,752.65 to reach our end-of-quarter goal of $130,000 by September 30 at 11:59 p.m.

If you believe this is true, you know what to do.

But you probably ought to know that the last Republican presidential candidate that Minnesota voted for was Herbert Hoover, and we know how well that worked out. The smart money has Minnesota in the “D” column again in 2016, regardless of who the Democratic candidate is.

In other words, the likelihood that your $4,752.65 (a remarkably affordable sum for a president, don’t you think?) invested in the MNGOP will actually help elect a Republican president is vanishingly small.

Moreover, the agreement with Iran was signed by China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, and the European Union. Even if you won this preposterous scratch and sniff game, there are more parties to it than just Iran and the US.

I know, Republicans, it’s hard to believe anybody else exists, but please try.

Correction: Sigh. Astute reader Mark reminds me that Eisenhower carried the state twice, and that Richard Nixon carried Minnesota in 1972. So anything is possible, I guess.

But I regret the error.

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