In Mike Parry to Brown County GOP fundraiser: Scary Dayton pops 15-16 pills in negotiations, Bluestem repeated New Ulm Journal reporter Josh Moniz's tweet:
Now the video is up. Beginning at the 50 second mark, Mike Parry says:
SeriousIy. I sat across from Governor Dayton. This is a scary man for the State of Minnesota. I negotiated with him. I asked him to resign. . . .
And at 2:36
The most liberal governor in the United States. When you sit across from him and you watch him pop 15 to 16 pills while you're having a meeting, it's scary. We all know how scary Obama is. He is at the same level.
That's why I'm here tonight. We have got to take the majority in the House and Senate. There is no ifs, buts, or ands about it folks. You have got to dig deep with your talents, with your treasures, with your coffee clutches, talking to people. The man is scary.
Parry goes on the talk about how everything will change if Democrats regain control of the Minnesota legislature, his plans to make Secretary of State Ritchie and Attorney General Lori Swanson " stand in front of the citizens of the State of Minnesota," to answer answers about naming the amendments on the ballot, and his desire to derail the new state employees' contract.
Here's the video:
Read about the fundaiser in Josh Moniz's article at the New Ulm Journal, GOP hosts candidates at Brown County fundraiser.
Some other choice bits:
Parry took the unusual route of focusing on state politics, adding his voice to concerns about the Republican losing legislative majorities. He went the entire speech without mentioning issues related to his congressional campaign. Quist criticized Parry for not focusing the issues related to the 1st District, which he said were essential for voters to know.
After the meeting, Parry said he decided to speak about state level items because he was talking to political activists. . . .
Quist also expressed serious criticisms of the federal Farm Bill that was being debated in the U.S. Congress. He said he fundamentally opposed the bill, calling it a food stamp bill with a farm bill rider. He claimed that the food stamp system was fundamentally broken, leaving states with the incentive to offer food stamps to more and more people.
"You can have people with Rolls-Royces getting food stamps," said Quist, "If we don't fundamentally change how we do food stamps, we could lose our country. The situation is a microcosm of the problems with our deficit," said Quist.
. . . Parry also clarified a statement he made the KSTP debate between him and Quist on Sunday. He said that he generally supported investigating U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's claims that the Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated the U.S. government. He said that current rules demanded that if serious concerns like Bachmann's were brought up, they should be thoroughly investigated to determine the truth.
Photo: Minnesota State Senator Mike Parry, Waseca-R.