Mike Parry says Governor Dayton is a drug addict, pops "15 or 16 pills" during meetings [VIDEO]

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Parry, speaking yesterday to about 140 Brown County MNGOPers.
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Minnesota Sen. Mike Parry, R-Waseca, is no stranger to creating controversy with his mouth. In 2010, he characterized President Obama as a "Power Hungry Arrogant Black Man," then this spring, he suggested he'd like to keep American troops deployed oversees until the domestic economy improves, to cite a couple of examples.

But during a speech yesterday evening to the Brown County MNGOP, Parry may have outdone himself. In making the case that preserving the MNGOP's House and Senate majorities is of paramount importance, Parry characterized Gov. Mark Dayton as a drug addict who pops "15 or 16 pills when you're having a meeting."

Here's a partial transcript of Parry's remarks, followed by the raw footage. Parry makes the pill-popper remark at about the 2:40 mark:
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Governor pill-pop?
I don't know if you understand how important this majority is. Seriously.

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.

[Dayton is] the most liberal governor in the U.S. When you sit across from him and you watch him pop 15 to 16 pills when you're having a meeting, it's scary. We all know how scary Obama is -- he's at the same level.

We have got to take the majority in the House and Senate. There are no ifs, buts, or ands about it.



Tina Flint Smith, Governor Dayton's chief of staff, responded to Parry's comments on Twitter. She wrote: "Having trouble even remembering Parry at a negotiation. Fabrications abound when the facts are against you. #inconsequential"

Parry, of course, will face former state Rep. Allen Quist August 14 in a GOP primary, with the winner advancing to challenge U.S. Rep. Tim Walz for his First District congressional seat. Unscientific polling recently indicated that Parry is polling both behind Quist and "Neither," so perhaps his stunning Dayton remarks are somehow calculated to get him back in the race.

Either that, or the guy just has a penchant for cramming his foot so far into his mouth that it ends up where the sun don't shine.

And, in fairness, if we had to deal with folks like Parry on a daily basis, we'd probably find ourselves popping a couple 13 14 pills too, and then washing them down with the strongest drink around.
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23 comments
Thomas Zocher
Thomas Zocher

Andy Nordenstrom: Take your biggest issue, your biggest personal crisis, your biggest flaw and then apply it to your enemy and make everyone believe that they are the one with the problem - it is right in Hitler's Doctrine for how to rise to power (NO JOKE).

Myron A. Bruss Sr
Myron A. Bruss Sr

Maybe Parry and Limbaugh have the same physician. How can I get his number!

webcelt
webcelt

How crazy must Quist be that Parry is taken seriously as a candidate? Though I suppose that question could be turned around. Wow, Tim Walz really lucked out, no matter who wins the primary.

kenny1
kenny1

No wonder Daytoon always has that crazy look in his eyes.

mxmx
mxmx

Dayton has admitted to be mentally ill during his election, so this is not much of a surprise.

Andy Nordenstrom
Andy Nordenstrom

republicans don't have the best track record for telling the truth, even better at taking a small thing and running with it in a different direction.

Thomas Zocher
Thomas Zocher

Yes, because one of the common traits of "drug addicts" is they frequently partake in their vices in front of others. The more people the merrier. At work? No problem...it makes it all that much more fun to be an addict. Mike Parry, you are a fucking liar and a fucking moron!

Pat Montgomery
Pat Montgomery

Wow, I knew there was a reason he kept losing the election in the old days and never won....a druggie loser!

qbawb1
qbawb1

Another GOP candidate, totally unfit to hold public office.  A man completely unfamiliar with the concept of truth!  Will say or do ANYTHING to garner attention and attempt to get elected.  

Michelle Liss
Michelle Liss

Perhaps he has a chronic condition and SHOULD be taking meds.

Travis Johnson
Travis Johnson

i would rather look across at a table of unicorns instead of two faced can't do nothing tea baggers who bitch about everything

Ryan Colby
Ryan Colby

Does the man understand how old he is? He was alive before they had automobiles and radio! (JK)!

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Mike Parry is addicted to altering his physical appearance so he can resemble a giant talking penis. 

Mark Whalen
Mark Whalen

goodgrief, thats all there worried about??

Patrick Martin Fisher
Patrick Martin Fisher

All the more reason to legalize pot. He could cut out at least 5 of the drugs and put up with tea baggers

Alyson Marie
Alyson Marie

I would, too, if I constantly had to deal with a do-nothing Teapublican Congress.

Yankee Doodle Pablo
Yankee Doodle Pablo

Mark Dayton off his meds would be way more frightening. Leave it be, I say.

mark.gisleson
mark.gisleson

I don't take any prescription drugs but I do take nine pills a day. They're called vitamins. Maybe Mr. Parry would like to make vitamins illegal, or is he more interested in banning vitamin takers from holding public office?

 

Today's right: if they don't have a clue what's going on, then someone must be doing something wrong.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @mxmx The Party of Michele Bachmann, Mike Parry and Allen Quist don't get to talk about the sanity of anyone else.   Michele Bachmann is married to a closeted gay man while Allen Quist brags about performing undercover glory hole investgations.  Mike Parry apparently just makes things up while losing to a glory hole investigator.  Pathetic.  

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