The funniest line heard on South Dakota Public Broadcasting so far this young month is this quote from South Dakota Republican Party chairman Dan Lederman:
The millennial generation believes in community, and they believe in inclusiveness, and that’s what the Republican Party is about [Dan Lederman, interviewed by Lee Strubinger, SDPB: In the Moment, 2017.05.01].
The party of Al Novstrup, who clings to false claims about sharia law to stir up his base? The party of Neal Tapio, who paints immigrants and Muslims as existential threats? Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!
The party of John Thune, Mike Rounds, and Kristi Noem, whose servile silence before the Trump budget would decimate vital community services in South Dakota and nationwide if it weren’t for Democrats fighting valiantly and successfully to keep such programs alive? Those guys are the models of community and inclusiveness to whom Lederman thinks millennials will flock?
Democrats, your strategy against the Trump/Lederman GOP is clear: let Lederman talk, then when he’s done, just hold up a picture of Donald Trump and say, “Really?” Boom! 50-point win among millennials right there.