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Wed Aug 18, 2021, 05:32 PM

'The party is morally bankrupt:' Ex-staffers call for GOP chair Carnahan's ouster

'The party is morally bankrupt:' Ex-staffers call for GOP chair Carnahan's ouster

Former Republican Party of Minnesota staffers accuse Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan of running a "morally bankrupt" operation where verbal abuse, intimidation and sexual harassment is pervasive.

The last four GOP executive directors under Carnahan called on the chairwoman to resign or be removed at a Thursday evening meeting of the party's Executive Committee.

"Carnahan ruled by grudges, retaliation, and intimidation," wrote Kevin Poindexter, Becky Alery, Christine Snell and Andy Aplikowski in an open letter. "We cannot continue to allow Carnahan to denigrate this organization and tarnish the Republican brand it is not the Carnahan brand while continuing to drive well-intentioned, talented, and active Republicans to the curb."

Numerous former staffers and College Republicans have stepped forward in the past 48 hours to accuse Carnahan of creating a toxic work environment and sweeping allegations of sexual harassment against party employees under the rug. Carnahan has not spoken publicly about the latest allegations but said Tuesday that they were part of a "coup" against her.

https://www.fox9.com/news/the-party-is-morally-bankrupt-ex-staffers-call-for-gop-chair-carnahans-ouster

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Reply 'The party is morally bankrupt:' Ex-staffers call for GOP chair Carnahan's ouster (Original post)
sarisataka Aug 18 OP
Champp Aug 18 #1
malaise Aug 18 #2
Caliman73 Aug 18 #3
gratuitous Aug 18 #4
lpbk2713 Aug 18 #5
DBoon Aug 18 #6
2naSalit Aug 18 #8
stillcool Aug 18 #7

Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 05:35 PM

1. The whole frikken national G.O.P. is morally bankrupt

Buy them all tickets to Siberia so they can hang with The Pootser,
and reflect deeply through long, snowy winters upon the
lying, cheating, weasely Casino Hustler they adore.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 05:41 PM

2. "We cannot continue to allow Carnahan to denigrate this organization and tarnish the

Republican brand..."

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 05:54 PM

3. The ideology is morally bankrupt. The entire conservative ideology.

Because people rarely look into where the ideology started, and how that influences the behavior of the people within the party that holds that ideology, we simply chalk it up to a corrupt individual, but human behavior is not intrinsically individual, it is strongly influenced by systems, from family, to community, to culture, and society. Conservatism is a morally bankrupt ideology.

Conservatism was born out of defense of monarchy. The most influential conservative thinkers have always supported the idea that there is a natural hierarchy to human society and that the people at the top are ordained to be in charge. The ideology has not changed since its foundation during the French revolution. What has changed is "who is ordained". It went from the monarchy and aristocracy, to the wealthy (which also happened to be the aristocracy along with wealthy merchants who just happened to be White). Conservatives in the US couch their language in "individual rights" and meritocracy, small government, and fiscal responsibility, and Tradition. None of those "positions" are actually anything that right wingers adhere to. What conservatives want is the status quo. Leave the power structures (Male, White, Wealthy, Protestant Christian) alone. Government can be whatever size it needs to be to protect that power structure. Fiscal responsibility means that money is spent, borrowed, etc... in service of the power structure, not to bring "lesser people" up to equality. Tradition means whatever the power structure finds acceptable and they at the top do not have to follow the rules that "lesser people" have to follow.

Liberals can fall victim to greed and corruption too. It is a human condition. However, with conservatives, the greed and corruption is built into the ideology. It is no wonder, and no surprise at all that conservative parties like the Republicans would foster a culture of sexism, harassment, and other toxic elements. If the staffers were to gain power from ousting Carnahan, eventually they would continue the toxic environment or develop a different toxic environment. Just look back to how monarchy acted to understand where conservatism will end up.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 05:57 PM

4. "Carnahan ruled by grudges, retaliation, and intimidation"

And the problem with that is . . . ? Because Republicans haven't notably been opposed to any of that for the last 60 years or so. Maybe because Carnahan is a woman?

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 06:02 PM

5. It's not just on the state level.



The GOP has been corrupt for decades. History speaks for itself.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 06:03 PM

6. I thought "verbal abuse, intimidation and sexual harassment" were core GOP values

If the republican party does not stand for these, then it has surely lost its way

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Response to DBoon (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 06:55 PM

8. They are...

But only guys can do it.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 06:22 PM

7. thought those were required character traits...

is it because she is a she?

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