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Minnesota Rep. Tony Cornish Emails Constitutent Upset About Anti-Gay Marriage Vote: 'Give It a Rest!!!!!!!'


GOP Minnesota Rep. Tony Cornish offered a terse email response to one of his constituents upset over his vote approving the anti-gay marriage amendment over the weekend.

Wrote Cornish in the email: "Give it a rest!!!!!!!!!!"

(via reddit)

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  1. This is absolutely infuriating! Way to keep the lines of mature public discourse open! This guy is a paid official and this is what happens?!! I hope this is splashed all over the news and NO ONE forgets it.

    Posted by: AJ | May 23, 2011 9:05:59 AM

  2. I'm not surprised by the attitude.

    After 15 years in Minnesota, I've learned the vaunted "Minnesota Nice" is a myth. Polite indifference is not the same as nice. Many of my fellow Minnesotans can be "polite" to your face but will, once ensconced in the anonymity of the voting booth, revert to the ugliest and meanest sort of bigotry, hatred and fear.

    Posted by: Carl | May 23, 2011 9:06:03 AM

  3. Well there's his email, let's heap it on!

    Posted by: Jim | May 23, 2011 9:10:10 AM

  4. I just sent this to him: "Give it a rest. Really?!!! Would you give it a rest if there were a bunch of misguided politicians who were eerily focused on destroying YOUR personal rights and doing their damnedest to ensure that you were made a second class citizen? All of this when we are still facing an enormous deficit and rampant unemployment among many other problems? How much precious hours were wasted on this a bill that will help NO ONE in the state of MN? And will it be worth it when November of 2012 rolls around and MN answers with a resounding "NO!" when asked whether they want to strip their friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors of basic civil rights. Will YOU give it rest when you are voted out of office based on your inaction on the issues that actually matter to your constituents? Time will tell."

    Posted by: AJ | May 23, 2011 9:17:02 AM

  5. I agree. I think we need to fill his inbox with "Give it a rest!!!!"

    Posted by: Dan | May 23, 2011 9:17:30 AM

  6. Apparently, Cornish is a known A-hole. There is a facebook page devoted to a "give it a rest" response to a different issue. In one letter, he explains, " If someone makes direct statements critical of me and my positions without thinking it thru and knowing everything involved, they should expect to get a letter that says, "Give it a rest!".

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | May 23, 2011 9:20:16 AM

  7. Just e-mailed him a love note. Pile on, lads!

    Posted by: MikeMick | May 23, 2011 9:30:06 AM

  8. Just emailed him now. What a disgrace to his office.

    Posted by: Mark | May 23, 2011 9:39:37 AM

  9. If the GOP wants a rest surely they wont be getting one then.

    Posted by: Jeff | May 23, 2011 9:49:57 AM

  10. Just sent him an email and asked all friends to do the same.

    Posted by: Nathaniel | May 23, 2011 10:01:59 AM

  11. FCK YOU BIGOT party

    Posted by: curtis | May 23, 2011 10:06:01 AM

  12. What is it with these GOPer politicians in the upper midwest states these days? Have they all been drinking the same Kool-Aid (with apologies, Kool-Aid) as the rest of the GOPer nation?? What an idiot to respond to a constitutent like this. Let's indeed fill his in-box with our own "give it a rest" love notes!

    Posted by: Rob | May 23, 2011 10:14:26 AM

  13. How about Representative Cornish and his ilk being the ones to "Give it a rest"!

    How about them concentrating their time and effort at taxpayers expense toward solving the real issues at hand, instead of wasting their time attempting to relegate a entire comunity of constituents to second class status.

    They're pathetic and their grandchildren will look back on what they are doing with scorn, embarrasment and revolsion.

    Posted by: mytwocents | May 23, 2011 10:19:47 AM

  14. Just receved a response from Cornish office to the email I sent this a.m.

    "Eh Eh Eh" (I have saved the email) is all it said.


    Posted by: Mark | May 23, 2011 10:54:24 AM

  15. Received the same EH EH EH email as well.
    Is this supposed to be some kind of stammering or some Bush-esque maniacal laugh?

    Posted by: Jamie | May 23, 2011 10:59:33 AM

  16. I sent him an email. His response. eh eh eh.
    How very statesman like. What a chump.

    Posted by: Lori | May 23, 2011 11:02:37 AM

  17. My email to him:
    I can't believe you, as an elected public official, would respond to one of your constituents with such a dismissive response. Thankfully for our nation, people like you are soon voted out of office, once their stupidity becomes apparent. And you have certainly displayed it openly here.

    Give yourself a rest from political office!

    His response = the usual "eh eh eh"
    How erudite!

    Posted by: Greg | May 23, 2011 11:08:56 AM

  18. Not that much different in Canada. Our MPs get in trouble if they vote against party mandate. They aren't allowed to vote how their constituents want.

    Posted by: Stephen | May 23, 2011 11:12:35 AM

  19. Crackers don't only live in the South. His district is 96.9% white. There are 164 African-American residents out of a population of 36,000. Even at the ridiculously low 3% figure recently cited there are six times as many queers in his district as blacks, probably many corn-fed young folks. Give that a rest asshat. Your neighbors are watching.

    Posted by: Jay Squires | May 23, 2011 11:14:28 AM

  20. You guys are woefully naive. Why is this such a shock to you? What actually needs to happen for you guys to 'GET IT' that this guys are sociopaths? No empathy. Kapitsch?

    Posted by: Rowan | May 23, 2011 11:14:34 AM

  21. On his website, he lists his cell phone number and says, "call me anytime".

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | May 23, 2011 11:23:54 AM

  22. It would be easier to "give it a rest" if 41 states hadn't already specifically made my relationship illegal.
    Saying that denying gays the right to marry is merely continuing the status quo would be easier to believe if "they" weren't actively changing the legal landscape.

    Posted by: Go Galt. Please. | May 23, 2011 11:56:34 AM

  23. Here's what he REALLY wanted to type:

    "Shut the f*ck up and get back in your place you dirty f*ggot!"

    But without the *'s

    Posted by: TampaZeke | May 23, 2011 12:08:57 PM

  24. HIS PHONE NUMBER IS... 507 380 5018

    Posted by: Michael | May 23, 2011 12:13:12 PM

  25. What kind of politician uses that many exclamation points? I mean, really?

    Posted by: Lucas | May 23, 2011 12:19:31 PM

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