Andy Parrish on marriage amendment defeat: 'We won 74 out of 87 counties'

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Parrish on the election results: "Last night was so bad Gauthier could have won in Duluth."
Andy Parrish, deputy campaign manager for Minnesota for Marriage -- the leading group pushing the defeated Minnesota marriage amendment -- is apparently having a hard time accepting that a majority of Minnesotans don't want to enshrine a same-sex marriage prohibition into the state constitution.

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Last night, Parrish took to Twitter and pointed out a fact that is apparently reassuring him while he mourns the marriage amendment's defeat -- that a vast majority of Minnesota counties supported the Vote Yes cause.


Indeed, there is something to that observation, as evidenced by this interactive county-by-county map. With the exceptions of Cook, St. Louis, Blue Earth, Nicollet, Olmsted, Rice, and Winona counties, the only counties where Vote Yes didn't receive a majority of the votes are in the Twin Cities metro area.

But as pointed out to Parrish by Minnesota political blogger Eric Austin, how many counties supported Vote Yes doesn't matter. All that's important is that a majority of Minnesotan voters either voted no or didn't vote on the marriage amendment at all.


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MikeW
MikeW

And Mitt Romney won more square miles than Barack Obama.  So what?  Cows, trees, coyotes and cacti don't vote--people do.  So rationalize this all you want Mr. Parrish, it will not change the outcome.

thinking
thinking

this is such a nice picture of Andy Parrish.   He is very handsome, well groomed, stylish, with fashionable glasses, a boyish smile, tender lips, yearning eyes,  a nice suit...    what a delightful, attractive young man.   

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

There's a big cultural difference between the rural and urban parts of Minnesota.  I don't think that's news to anyone.  There are parts of rural Minnesota I miss, but I moved to The Cities nearly 30 years ago, and it's hard for me to imagine moving back.  There were very few people with whom I felt much in common out there, and many of them have since moved here.  I never understood why many people in the country seemed to think they had the right to have an opinion about others in the community, whether that opinion was based on facts or not.  It's a very lonely life, being considered an underling in those communities.  On the other hand, there were prominent people who had some nasty "secrets," about which everyone knew but nobody discussed, because they were considered "respectable."  All communities are like that to some extent.  I just prefer the urban environment because there are so many people, most people don't think you are any of their business.  If you have a falling-out with the people in your circle, you can find another group of people to be involved with.  Not so in the small communities.  It's not surprising the "Vote Yes" won in rural areas, and "Vote No" won in the larger population areas.

isaac.anthony
isaac.anthony

So what Andy is trying to say is that people who live in rural area should have more of a vote than people who live in cities.  That is genius!  Give this man a Pulitzer!

Nandoboom
Nandoboom

People need to learn to live and let live. We don’t need any constitutional amendment to fix anything. Let us make this weekend a good one by laboring for things we want for the holidays. http://thechno.notlong.com

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

Question to my liberal friends.  Yup you won, congrats.  So tell me stupid conservative that I am. What is Obama going to do to, to promote gay and women's rights? From what I've seen things will remain the same.

You voted against a boogy man and against fiscal responsibility.

Or.. in short.. You voted for Santa Clause and against your Dad.

mox44
mox44

No kidding the counties that voted no were the more educated, well rounded counties. Hillbillies, rednecks, and farmers on the outskirts think everyone in the metro area is a crazy queer.

keny1
keny1

Isn't it sad that 16 million dollars were spent on this gay marriage campaign?  16 Million dollars could have fed an entire country in Africa for 10 years.  2 billion dollars were spent on the presidential campaigns.  America is doomed.  We have shown the world that we are a God-less nation that cares more about gay marriage and the rights for sodomites rather than feeding the needy in our own nation. There are Liberals who believe that Veterans deserve to be homeless and without food because they fought in wars that the Liberals deemed "stupid".

 

But these same Liberals live a life in safety and security.  God forbid they have to fight for their own country.  They would piss their (tight-fitting) jeans.

 

Losers. 

Sallyjos
Sallyjos

If geography is destiny, I say let Mr. Parrish go live in Roseau County.

webcelt
webcelt

I recall in some recent election hearing of a resolution at a GOP convention calling for voting by county. Geography doesn't vote, but sometimes Republicans wish it did.

 

By the way, thanks to the DFL holding the three non-metro US House seats, DFL congressmen represent much more of the state's geographical area than Republicans do. That's just as meaning an observation. Funny though, hasn't meant more votes in Congress.

theoko
theoko

I suppose the conservative way out of this morass is to find a constitutional excuse for county pershonhood, somewhat similar to corporate personhood.  Even better would be to do it and talk about how much you love the Founding Father's intent and the Constitution all with a straight face: it makes the self-satire that much more incisive.

Forwardpride
Forwardpride

Lying Loser Loses.  Lying Loser Learns Nothing.  Too bad, so sad.  Remind anyone of Kirk the Conservative Liar?

Aaron Eilers
Aaron Eilers

Actually Branden, the marriage amendment lost.

Joel O'Brien
Joel O'Brien

Well Andy, you wasted everybody's time and money. And LOST!!!

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland Besides dummy Barack Obama and Mitt Romney took each other on when it comes to business.  Smart Barack Obama bailed out the auto companies while dumb Mittens said let Detroit go bankrupt.   Obama's plan worked perfectly even though dumb old Mitt said it wouldn't.  Obama is smarter and better than Mitt.  Only dumb racists like you can't see that and its because you are blinded by your hate of Obama's skin color.  Anyway dumb racist, you are a joke.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland I voted for the badass that killed Bin Laden, not the draft dodging pussy that spent the Vietnam War hiding in a mansion in France.  You can't have an objective opinion on this anyway.  You are a racist scumbag.  You don't vote for Obama because you don't like black people.  That's why you are so comfy using racial slurs and stereotypes when you talk about black people.  Anyway, dumb losers like you are why Obama won and the Dems swept to the win in Minnesota.

isaac.anthony
isaac.anthony

 @CinBlueland Tell us about Romney's "fiscally responsible" program?  Ohhh, that's right, it DOESNT EXIST.  Seriously, do you only hear what you what to hear, when you want to hear it?

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @mox44 Admit it, you hate anyone not living in uptown who doesn't wear skinny jeans and ironic t-shirts.

green23
green23

@keny1 I guess that you don't realise that it was the MN Republicans who forced this campaign on the state, with all of the attendant costs. Gay marriage isn't legal, either. The ones who are doomed from all of this are people like you. You're relying on a fading demographic with a delusional view of the world. All that Obama has to do is leave the issue up to the States, and opinion is changing incrementally against you in terms of months, not years, now.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @keny1 Sorry keny, I'm conservative and I voted against this. At the lowest reason I just don't care.

With the fiscal issues we've got .. Obama did a great job of ignoring the gorilla and putting the campaign on issues like "War on women" and "Gay rights" neither of which he has any policy and or plan to support.

xerosere
xerosere

@keny1 Before your spout your hate-ridden b.s., you must take into account that the Republican party has admitted to fighting for this to be on the ballot to increase votes for them. This is off the backs of the rights of a specific demographic of American citizen. I agree... this money could eve gone to more worthy causes--and does, outside of major election years. However, we all were forced to fight for our own basic rights because of one greedy, disenlightened political party. Let's lay blame and disgust where its truly due, sir.

Forwardpride
Forwardpride

 @keny1 I did fight for my own country, you pathetic liar.  Go shout your propaganda to your neighbors at the trailer park.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @keny1The Republicans are the party that nominated the draft dodging cult member.   Of course you don't realize this because you are a stupid fucking Republican.  That's why the Republicans got their asses kicked because their base is a bunch of stupid bigots like you who on one listens too except to make fun of them.    Your nonsense about veterans is perfect evidence of your stupidty since Obama got twice as much money from active duty military people as Romney did.  You are stupid and worthless and I hope you never change because idiots like you are why the Dems are in charge.   You are pathetic and stupid. 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

 @keny1

The biggest loser I see on these posts is you. Your comments are extremely delusional and I hope you use ObamaCare to someday get the mental help you so obviously need. Americans are not single-minded people (most of us anyway) nor are we a single-minded nation. We can care about gay marriage and feeding the hungry at the same time. I know that concept must be mind-boggling to you but try to keep up.

It's not the Veterans' fault that they fought in a war based on Bush & Cheney lies - they still deserve the best care this nation can give them. (Ever find those WMDs? Think Iraq was worth spending trillions of taxpayer dollars on?) And by the way Keny, I'm a liberal and spent 3 years in the U.S. Army as an 11-C mortarman.

somebody39
somebody39

 @keny1 Where are these liberals that think veterans deserve to be homeless? I imagine you have proof of this. Please, continue to enlighten us.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @isaac.anthony Really? You didn't bother to look?

It was a compromise of the Ryan plan put before congress and enacted yet shut down by the Reid Senate. Actually had more support than the proposed Obama budget.

 

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @isaac.anthony OK, Isaac. The Romney campaign ran on fiscal conservatism. "Your dad". Please tell me how pumping more borrowed dollars will help?

Nope, not all Obama's problem. Reid and his buddies in the Senate have not voted on and or approved of a budget since 04

Hgwt
Hgwt

 @CinBlueland  @keny1 keny, here's another conservative argument AGAINST those idiotic amendments: Constitutions should not be amended for "light and transient causes [Jefferson, I believe]". The law already requires you to have ID to register; same-sex marriage is still against the law (although I trust and pray the new Dem majorities will fix that injustice). Finally, one more conservative argument on the marriage issue: Live and let live; if you want to boss people around like you claim others want to do to you, you're just like them. 

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