Bluestem was minding our own business, honoring our late friend Karl Bremer by reading public documents for a future post, when a tweet thread came to our attention.
Mike Parry, now the Emo Ex-Senator, tweeted something offensive about American Indians.
There's a lot of that going around on the right side of Minnesota this January, though Bluestem's a bit baffled by this sort of behavior on the part of those who might have a greater chance of a political future than Mike Parry of Waseca County, whose heat in the state's political landscape cooled more quickly than a cheap chemical handwarmer during a severe cold warning.
Mike Parry first attracted national attention when his dubious racial and homophobic tweets when he ran for a January 2010 special election to fill a state senate seat after Dick Day resigned. Parry won re-election in the fall, tweeted during the shutdown that Governor Dayton was uncaring and should resign, then decided to run for congress. He was defeated in the August 14, 2012 primary after managing to make Allen Quist appear to be the more sane choice, when Parry was caught on video saying the governor was a pill-popper.
Union leader Javier Morillo-Alicea saw the tweet and replied:
So glad that even as a private citizen @mikeparry keeps up the crazy. Those American Indians lost their land bc of dependency— Javier Morillo (@javimorillo) January 16, 2013
Morillo-Alicea wasn't letting it go:
Morillo-Alicea wasn't the only person to notice the most recent offensive tweet. Former Minneapolis school member Peggy Flanagan, a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, tweeted:
Following his primary defeat, Parry told the Owatonna People's Press that he's considering running for office again, perhaps something statewide. No, really.
Photo: Via Facebook and twitter, MPR Political Reporter Tom Scheck shared this image from a GOP staffer's office.
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