MNGOP House candidate Roz Peterson on Dayton: "We all know he's mentally unbalanced" [VIDEO]

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Peterson has been described as "a Michelle Bachmann clone running at a lower level."
MNGOP Rep. Mike Parry made headlines in August for characterizing Gov. Mark Dayton as a pill-popping drug addict. Around the same time, MNGOP House candidate Roz Peterson said the governor "is mentally unbalanced."

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Stay classy, guys.

In a recently surfaced video, Peterson -- a Lakeville school board member who is running against Democrat Will Morgan in a redrawn House district -- is seen getting some cheap laughs from a Republican audience she spoke to in August after she cracks a joke about the governor's allegedly fragile mental health.

She says:
We need to make sure that this seat remains conservative. And we also need to ensure that Dayton has balance in power, because we all know he's mentally unbalanced. (laughs)
Here's the video:



Dayton has admitted he's battled depression and alcoholism as an adult and takes antidepressants. Some might think his openness about those issues is commendable, but for Parry and Peterson, it's evidence he's unfit for office.

-- Hat-tip: Minnesota Progressive Project --

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TruthBtold
TruthBtold

Hypocrite!  Her own sisters are "unstable".  She knows that.

They had to hold an "intervention" with their 17yo daughter who was hanging out with thugs and smashing the family car. She cleaned up her act for the political adventure.

Her husband stopped drinking just before she announced her candidacy.  That's because he turns into an idiot when he drinks. He cleaned up his act for the political adventure.

Snowmobiling while intoxicated is the norm when they are at their cabin in Hayward.

Roz is NOT what Minnesota needs as a representative.  We have lived in Lakeville long enough to know that we do not want Roz representing our best interest.  

MikeW
MikeW

I take blood pressure medication every day, does that make me "physically unbalanced" and thus a bad candidate or elected official?

 

For how long did we hear the snickers, whispers, and outright statements that women could not be good elected officials because of,  you know, *that* issue.  Being a women alone should never have discounted someone for being a good candidate or elected official.  Is this any different?  To me, no.

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

When you hear Dayton speak, stammer, it's obvious he's medicated.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

What do you expect?  Republicans nominate the biggest asshole they can find in every race nowadays. 

Sizzle Pants Culp
Sizzle Pants Culp

Mentally unbalanced = derogatory way of saying "I disagree with you, so I'm just going to call you names."

Kyle Amundson
Kyle Amundson

Why are there so many crazy, right wing, nut jobs attractive?

Brian Mazur
Brian Mazur

you can see it in his face, it looks pretty obvious to me

Jeff Metzen
Jeff Metzen

And the room clapped, they are all dingbats.

MN_Ladyslipper
MN_Ladyslipper

@citypages This comment says more about Peterson than it does about @GovMarkDayton. It will come back to bite her.

David Lutchen
David Lutchen

When was City Pages Minneapolis the PR group for the DFL? I know its a progressive publication but did the DFL retain their services for the last push to get them elected?

sd20dfl
sd20dfl

@citypages Using mental health to score political points with your extreme base is unconsciousable - back to sad and pathetic.

sd20dfl
sd20dfl

@citypages It continues a stereotype and is damaging to the mental health community. It's time we take mental illness serious.

sd20dfl
sd20dfl

@citypages This is sad and pathetic coming from a person wanting to be a State House Rep.

Kieron
Kieron

 @East_Coast_Doug And then one is reminded of Dry-Drunk Dubya, who couldn't string two coherent sentences together.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann MB! Haven't seen you in awhile.  She didn't say anything overly crazy.. Dayton has issues. Drugs, Depression etc.. Really there was a reason he was "worst senator" ever.

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