…when I got off the phone with Johnson, I turned to my wife and said, “OK, if Taffy Howard beats Dusty Johnson running on the Big Lie, promise me we’ll move to another state.”
She didn’t promise. She figured I wasn’t serious. And I probably wasn’t. Besides, she’s not inclined to leave her pack of grandkids in Rapid City anytime soon.
But Mary likes Dusty, even though, as a strong Democrat, she disagrees with him on just about all key policy issues. But she thinks he’s a good man. An honest man. A man who believes in facts, not political fiction.
He also believes in the established rule of law, in respectful political rhetoric and in a system of government that, while imperfect, has proven itself to be a worldwide standard of stability and success over more than 200 years.
Could a guy like that really lose to a candidate simply because he refuses to promote the Big Lie and simply did his job in certifying an election that all reasonable people know Joe Biden won?
I hope things haven’t slipped that far toward insane chaos [Kevin Woster, “Considering the Age of Trump, the Big Lie and Its Threat to More-Qualified Incumbents,” SDPB: On the Other Hand, 2021.10.15].
Taffy Howard: Insane Chaos—Dusty, our man Kevin may have written your primary campaign slogan.
Keep Kevin in South Dakota. Keep Taffy Howard out of Congress.