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:
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:
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.