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Lederman Rediscovers Rule of Law for Brief Poke at Failed Constitutionists

This morning’s comedy comes from funnyman Dan Lederman, who celebrates a judge’s apparent quashing of the Constitution Party (remember: per SDCL 12-1-3, by placing no candidates on the statewide ballot this year, the CP loses its official party recognition) with this laugh line:

Dan Lederman
Knock Knock.
Who’s there?
Rule of law.
Rule of law who?
Exactly my point.

We brought the action to prevent the placement of those claiming to be candidates on the ballot because laws matter. And in a civilized society, you don’t just get to say that you’re a candidate without following state law. And that includes the Constitution party [SDGOP chairman Dan Lederman, press release, 2018.08.16].

Laws matter, says Dan, whose party got a candidate back on the District 30 Senate ballot by saying exactly the opposite, that laws don’t matter, that laws are mere technicalities to be thrown aside in favor of the will of a few well-lawyered party officials. The Republicans have a candidate on the ballot for South Dakota Legislature and the Democrats have two who get to say they are candidates without following state law.

Words are mere playthings for Dan Lederman. Like his White House occupant, Lederman says whatever words he needs to achieve whatever he wants at the moment, without regard for truth or consistency.


  1. mike from iowa 2018-08-17 09:25

    Lederman sounds like a guy with confidence the court is a wingnut asset.

  2. Rorschach 2018-08-17 10:08

    It would have been nice for one or the other nut to siphon votes from Noem and perhaps be a spoiler this year. We can’t always get what we want. The two constitution parties were trains going opposite directions on the same track. A crash was not unexpected. I have faith in Kurt to perform his spoiler role all by himself.

  3. grudznick 2018-08-17 17:10

    Mr. Lederman is wrong when he says you can’t say you are a candidate.

    grudznick is a candidate for governor under the Constitutional Party banner. Mr. Lederman does not have the right to take away my right to say so.

    By me saying so, which I have now done, despite his words saying I cannot, shows I can and that he is wrong. Mr. Lederman was mediocre in the legislatures but he seems to do worse as a Conservative with Commin Sense.

  4. grudznick 2018-08-17 17:15

    Unless Mr. Evans appoints me as his Lt. Then I’ll step back.

  5. Tara Volesky 2018-08-17 21:23

    Why would the the Republican Party waste their time and money suing the SOS to keep the Constitution party candidates off the ballot. I think they are scared.

  6. grudznick 2018-08-17 21:27

    The Constitution Party is scary indeed, Mrs. Volesky. That’s why I’m running for Governor under its flag.

  7. Kelly 2018-08-17 21:27

    Tara you are right. All their candidates would lose for sure if the constitution party candidates were allowed on the ballot.

  8. Rorschach 2018-08-18 12:01

    Read my post above, Tara, then take a couple hours to let it sink in.

  9. Tara Volesky 2018-08-18 14:55

    I took almost 3 hours………and your post makes no sense to me. Sorry.

  10. grudznick 2018-08-18 17:25

    I, grudznick, the self-proclaimed and rightful chairman of the Constitutional Party, do hereby with this blogging place Ms. Hubbel on notice that she is on probation and needs to submit a psychological doctor’s report, or if unavailable then a high school psych teacher’s note will do. The new bylaws spell this all out.

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