Ritchie disinvited to speak at Minneapolis Catholic church; appearance: "just not appropriate"
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who had been invited to speak at St. Joan of Arc Church.
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#1 Jul 31, 2012
Not Appropriate is an understatement!
Ritchie would feel right at home in the Chicago politics crowd.
#2 Jul 31, 2012
The "impartial" arbiter is an emperor sans clothes, as he's proven in his faithful-party-hack statements to the DFL faithful.
... "Ritchie knows partisan politics is strictly off-limits in his job. He acknowledged this in a letter to Lorie Gildea, chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, which will hear a legal challenge to his actions next week.
"As the State's Chief Election Official," Ritchie wrote, "I have the ministerial duty to ensure that the ballots are properly printed, not to take a side as to whether a ballot question proposed by the Legislature accurately or completely represents a Constitutional amendment under consideration."
"Amen to that.
"But Ritchie has chosen a different course.
"In a hyperventilating, stem-winder speech about the amendment at the DFL state convention in June, he fumed that "it is an affront to us to put this in front of the public." He mocked its title "photo ID" as "ridiculous."
"Ritchie went on to compare his opposition to voter ID to the Union Army's brave stand against the benighted Confederates at the Battle of Gettysburg. There, he said, Minnesota soldiers "saved" the Constitution and defended "liberty and justice for all." Now, he thundered, Minnesotans have a chance to do it again.
"Got that, Minnesotans? The huge majority of you who support voter ID are like slave-holding Confederates who thirst to wipe out "liberty and justice" in our state.
"Some impartial arbiter!"
#3 Jul 31, 2012
Ritchie is a pig. A very biased pig.
Congrats to St Joan of Arc for telling he he was no longer welcome to come there and speakj.
#4 Jul 31, 2012
he looks like frankenstein's fraternal twin
#5 Aug 1, 2012
SThat CHurch is a liberal left church..I doubt anyone from the church said anything,they invited him..I think it twas the Archie that told him to butt out.Glad there are a few strong minded men left in the Churches
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