Prairie Country PAC, Stace Nelson Publicize Squabble for GOP Leadership

Bob Mercer analyzes the grudge match between the mainstream SDGOP leadership in the Legislature and the arch-conservative wing led by Senator-Elect Lance Russell (R-30/Hot Springs) and Senator Brock Greenfield (R-2/Clark).

Russell ally Senator-Elect Stace Nelson (R-19/Fulton) posts the card that Aberdeen-based Prairie Country PAC has mailed to Mercer and other important figures to advocate for the election of Russell and Greenfield to leadership positions in the Republican caucus:

Prairie Country PAC lists bills objectionable to true conservatives; posted by Sen.-Elect Stace Nelson, Twitter, 2016.11.10.

Prairie Country PAC lists bills objectionable to true conservatives; posted by Sen.-Elect Stace Nelson, Twitter, 2016.11.10.

Prairie Country PAC mailer for Russell and Greenfield, posted by Sen.-Elect Stace Nelson, Twitter, 2016.11.10.

Prairie Country PAC mailer for Russell and Greenfield, posted by Sen.-Elect Stace Nelson, Twitter, 2016.11.10.

The card, alas, peddles the false line with which Nelson-wing Republcians slag their fellow party members by branding them Democrats. Please, spare me: I know the Republicans, like my neighbor Al Novstrup, who voted for the tax increases listed (though Al did buck the debt collection center and the muni-tax option), and they are no Democrats. They are opportunists and toadies and unprincipled non-statesmen, but they certainly aren’t Democrats.

Nonetheless, I do enjoy seeing the Prairie Country PAC agreeing with me that the Republicans in charge don’t act like Republicans when it comes to voting for tax increases:

Heidelberger Campaign Fund advertisement, 2016.11.07.

Heidelberger Campaign Fund advertisement, 2016.11.07.

Funny: the ultra-conservative Prairie Country PAC, which used my good name (in alternative inattentive spellings) and various distortions of my words to raise money this year, actually agree that we need to de-horn the RINOs in the Legislature.

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  1. Congratulations on winning, Stace! This bleeding heart liberal admires the outsider you are when it comes to the Pierre Fraternity.

  2. Five items (bullets, if you will) centered around guns.
    Stace, Lance and Brock, despite their soap-opera-masculine names, seem to have some serious adequacy issues.

  3. Those two guys on the card should get whatever jobs they want based upon brains and good looks alone. ;-)

  4. Mr. H! You had attack postcards on Mr. Novstrup?!?!? I find it hard to believe you criticized poor young Almanzo for voting to fix roads and pay good teachers more. My goodness, the elections really drug you into a dark place. I hope you can come to terms and accept that what Al did was probably right.

  5. Mr. Rorschach is right about those two fellows being pretty swell looking. Lady Magnets they probably call them, in the legislatures I mean. The fellow on the left has a great nose, and the heftier fellow in the right has Novstrup quality hair.

  6. Congratulations to GOP Senate President Pro Tem nominee Senator Brock Greenfield!

    @Jenny Thank you!

    @Toclayco Bwahahahahaha!

  7. Not a postcard, Grudz—I spent no money on mail. That was a newspaper ad.

    Stace! Has the caucus voted? Did Greenfield really prevail?

  8. The Arch-Conservatives have won in the legislatures. The chaosists will enjoy this year.

  9. DR, the print version published November 7, 2016, had the disclaimer right on the bottom. State law requires no such disclaimer on e-versions… and the above is not an election ad, since it is after the election. (It’s good to know that Republicans still care about some details of law and order.)