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Party of Bullies: Noem, SDGOP Proudly Vulgar and Vile

South Dakota Republicans are making it harder to distinguish checked shirts from brownshirts—or maybe they’ll adopt the term Brandonshirts. Here’s our part-time Governor Kristi Noem engaged in more crypto-crudity for her adoring fascist fans:

Terry Schultz, photo with Gov. Kristi Noem and crypto-vulgar "Let's Go Brandon" t-shirt, Twitter, 2021.10.22.
Terry Schultz, photo with Gov. Kristi Noem and crypto-vulgar “Let’s Go Brandon” t-shirt, Twitter, 2021.10.22.

Here Governor Noem and Madison seed magnate, hotelier, Republican donor, and presidential election-doubter Terry Schultz proudly display a t-shirt reading “LET’S GO BRANDON”. But they aren’t promoting patriotic economic development in Brandon. They’re peddling another vulgar partisan meme that typifies the smirking bullies that Noem and her party have become:

…It’s a euphemism—and its direct translation is “F*** Joe Biden.”

To understand how an apparent chant of encouragement morphed into a right-wing rallying cry, we have to go back to a NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway that took place about three weeks ago. It was a big day for 28-year-old driver Brandon Brown, who’d just scored his first Xfinity Series win, which is why he was interviewed on camera by NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast. Stavast, on the fly, suggested to Brown that the crowd was cheering “Let’s go, Brandon” in his honor.

But anyone watching could hear clearly that that’s not what the crowd was cheering. It’s unclear whether Stavast misheard or was, as some outlets reported, attempting “damage control,” and Stavast has not commented on the matter. Some confusion would be somewhat understandable—“Let’s go, Brandon” has the same number of syllables as “F*** Joe Biden.” But for conservatives who believe the media is constantly lying to them, it felt like a potent example of a journalist distorting the truth. After that, “the conservative social media ecosystem quickly latched onto the moment,” as the BBC put it.

“Let’s go, Brandon!” has since been chanted at college football games, printed on T-shirts, and praised by Republicans like Sen. Ted Cruz. It’s also trended numerous times on social media as a tongue-in-cheek way to criticize Biden and blame him for anything that’s going wrong in the country at any given moment. According to tech site BGR, it’s now “simply being used as a replacement for the more vulgar invective directed at President Biden. Instead of dropping the f-bomb at the president like that crowd did, you can say this [phrase] instead—and people will know what you really mean” [Heather Schwedel, “The Story Behind “Lets Go Brandon,” the Secretly Vulgar Chant Suddenly Beloved by Republicans,” Slate, 2021.10.22].

Noem’s thinly-veiled f-bomb is just another aspect of the brownshirt mentality that now typifies a Republican Party captured by Donald Trump, a party that now affirms the worst impulses of bullies everywhere. Tom Lawrence documents more crassness and Hitler Youth thuggery committed by Republican bullies at the South Dakota State Fair:

This year, pro-Trump idiots repeatedly invaded the South Dakota Democratic Party Building. They harassed and swore at volunteers, destroyed campaign material and tried to record and harass Democrats who were simply seeking to communicate with fellow South Dakotans.

Three men urinated on a Biden-Harris sign at the fair. This isn’t a vague report — one of the men posted a photo of it on social media!

Were there consequences for this behavior? Not in Trump-friendly South Dakota.

The State Fair ignored it, Democrats claim. State Fair Manager Peggy Besch told me it was merely “free speech.”

Local law enforcement declined to make a report. And the South Dakota Republican Party did nothing, and may well have spurred the Trump deplorables on as they attacked the SDDP [Tom Lawrence, “Trump Supporters Repeatedly Harassed South Dakota Democrats at State Fair—and Nothing Was Done About It,” South Dakota Standard, 2021.10.23].

South Dakota Republicans openly engage in vulgarity, bullying, and other bad behavior, and not only does no one hold them accountable, but the top Republican in the state affirms such behavior.

75 Comments

  1. grudznick 2021-10-24

    This is exactly the sort of profane vulgarity and impoliteness that libbie hate and out-of-state name-callers encourage.

  2. Bill 2021-10-24

    Since when did pissing on a political sign become “free speech?” I used to think republicans were just being rude. This is rudeness gone haywire… Call it what it is, bullying!

  3. mike from iowa 2021-10-24

    State Fair Manager is not the arbiter of free speech issues. The courts are allegedly in charge of that. Peeing in public on personal property is illegal. And magats, like Grudzilla are uncouth bullies.

  4. sx123 2021-10-24

    What good Christian behavior. I’m sure Jesus approves.

  5. John 2021-10-24

    It appears the SD Demo party needs to go on the offensive. Cameras, some electrical, some battery powered. And guards.
    It appears that prosecutor Moore needs to act like one, and not a republican sycophant. Moore has the power of conducting a preliminary hearing, or a grand jury – both searches for probable cause. But then wasn’t Moore part of the duo who let murderer Ravnsborg off lightly?

  6. Bonnie B Fairbank 2021-10-24

    Let’s hearken back to Kristi Lynn’s Tweet for iPhone, 12:21 PM. SEP 29, 2021, shall we? ….”I’m proud of the God-fearing family we’ve raised. Now I’m getting back to work”
    So humble, so pure; surely the Best Christain EVER. I’m guessing she includes herself, SX123.

  7. Mark Anderson 2021-10-24

    Again, what can you expect? Ignoramuses will be Ignoramuses. I enjoy it, it makes life easier when an a hole identifies itself. Right grudz?

  8. Porter Lansing 2021-10-24

    I heard a Texan politician, on Meet The Press, denouncing Critical Race Theory because it makes little white, Texas kids feel guilty and it makes little black, Texas kids feel like victims.
    Your Kristi Noem echoes these same talking points.
    White privilege is so imbedded in Texas and South Dakota that the truth must be veiled because of what the truth invokes?
    We don’t hide the truth about climate change from kids because it makes them feel guilty about what their parents and grandparents didn’t do.
    We inform kids truthfully about the problem and enable them to be the change that improves the world’s climate.
    Why is the imbedded racism in American government and daily life any different?
    Answer is, it isn’t any different and hiding the truth from kids further enables white privilege to be the standard for Republicans and their offspring.

  9. mike from iowa 2021-10-24

    Tom Lawrence’s article made a side trip to “Field Negro” blog to show our friends in Philly what happens in embarrassing red run magat s###hole states.

    On a quirky OT note Ms Sheilah Kennedy, who is a republican attorney, lecturer, college prof, and great writer was, at one time, head of Indiana’s ACLU for six years. I thought all people with Rs behind their names hated the ACLU. Ms Kennedy seems to be a more bcb type of Repub.

  10. Eve Fisher 2021-10-24

    Right now the hot thing over on MAGA social media is a contest to see who can come up with the cruelest meme about Alec Baldwin, because an actor being paid to portray Trump on a satirical comedy show is obviously Deep State and deserves it all, and who cares that someone actually died, right? The cruelty is indeed the point.

  11. Jake 2021-10-24

    It’s sort of like looking out the window on a cold, misty late October day contmplating the near future weather: one knows from experience what is to come-months of cold and snow. Come spring, we’ll know what kind of winter we’ve had.
    On a political comparison, one looks at the republican’s demise into name-calling and vulgarity (tough guy) depravity thinking: come election time we’ll know “how low they can go (or blow)!

    grudz, just like his favored trump, thinks all out-of-staters (like immigrants) have no business commenting on a blog in a state ruled by republicans of his own ilk.

  12. David Newquist 2021-10-24

    If Democrats are going to receive maltreatment at the state fair, they should consider boycotting it. That would include entries in the livestock and craft exhibits, It is not the only show of its kind. The Brown County Fair, which was canceled in 2020 because of Covid-19, has drawn more attendants than the state fair with about 275,000 to the state’s 200,000. Its grandstand shows are a huge draw.

    Let the deplorables and despicables have their festival and encourage party members to support the respectful and the decent. And show some decent muscle.

  13. Bill 2021-10-24

    It is with a feeling of great sadness that I read about the brownshirt mentality in South Dakota. As a former teacher and counselor in South Dakota I gained great respect for the students in my charge. They were respectful and while mischievous at times they also wanted to learn from adults. The description here of teenagers intimidating and bullying adults is shocking! I am suddenly reminded that I have seen many pick-up trucks sailing F–k Biden or blue Trump flags. The contempt spans every state that I have recently visited. My surprise though is that such rancor exist in South Dakota! The racism so deeply embedded in the South has spread in many forms across the Midwest. I fear this is a sad backlash to the election of an intelligent, fair-minded black president.

  14. Donald Pay 2021-10-24

    Hooliganism is not something new to the Republican Party, but it seems it has escalated to criminality in the Trump era. They can’t compete with ideas or policy. They have none. All they can pass on to their children is vulgar chants, bully-boy behavior and bad parenting.

    Speaking of bad role-models, that picture of Noem reminds me that your Governor tried to bully a high school student. And you wonder why these kids think such behavior is fine? They see Noem’s permissive parenting and demanding state government issued participation trophies for her kids, and think the Governor will grant them a pardon. In the era of Noem and Trump such behavior is rewarded, not punished.

  15. mike from iowa 2021-10-24

    In a related item, 2 Florida wasicu students made a racist snapchat video complete with klan hood and the N-word. Some Black students confronted whitey and were suspended for five days. White boys got no punishments.

    https://www.rawstory.com/racism/

  16. ArloBlundt 2021-10-24

    Well..I’m having trouble getting my head around this year’s Governor’s Hunt and its anxillary attractions, the South Dakota Showcase and the Governor Noem’s Accoustic Experience. While the public can attend (at a price of 33 bucks for the concert and an unknown amount for the tradeshow), the public is not allowed to participate in any way in the invitational pheasant hunt, reception, and dinner which we are told will involve around two thousand invited guests from in and out of state. This large army of shotgunners, experienced and neophyte, will be disbursed in groups from Sioux Falls out across South Dakota’s eastern potion, I assume, to private hunting grounds contracted for the purpose of providing plenty of birds for the assembled pooh-bahs, to discharge their weapons in a manly fashion in the general direction thereof. There will be enough experienced “guides” assigned to each group to assure that a few pheasants are actually killed to appropriately dress the mandatory end of hunt picture with sufficient sporting gore.We, the public taxpayer of South Dakota, are not to know who these attendees are and at what cost we are hosting this nobility. We are just to provide this sporting weekend, with hunting, T-Bones and Rib Eyes, Single Malt Scotch and other top shelf booze, regardless of cost or outcome, at the expansive generosity of our humble Governor. We can’t do enough for the wealthy. They must be entertained at our expense in the off chance, they will invest in one of our trust banks or open a fast food franchise in Sioux Falls. Have we gone mad??

  17. O 2021-10-24

    Good to see Grudznick leading off by placing blame on everyone but the Republicans doing wrong. The party of individual accountability indeed.

    I for one am glad to see business fly their political flags so that I know where to avoid spending my money

  18. Yvonne 2021-10-24

    It came to mind today, do you know what made the last President and South Dakotas current governor so polarized? The media, of all forms. It’s free publicity–good or bad as it doesn’t matter to them whatsoever. Public opinion doesn’t matter to them–real lives of the public doesn’t register on their radar.
    Stop reporting on them…focus on real issues without referring to these arrogant hypocrits.
    Talk about what’s important to the people of this state. Just might get people or more people fired up to brainstorm and actually do more…initiatives are perfect–politicians hate it when people take back government control where it belongs.
    It’s like watching or listening to Hollywood theatratics…what these bad actors want. Keep us focused on complaining as if any of our opinions matter…all subjective and that’s as far as that goes and they know it.

  19. Jake 2021-10-24

    No, Arlo, we are just living in a state which is run by those who got their power by subterfuge and lies-with more to come, par for the course.

  20. mike from iowa 2021-10-24

    Magat thuggish behavior has spread across America faster than Covid ever dreamed of spreading. And the damage done will likelier be more severe to Democracy and our country

  21. Mark Anderson 2021-10-24

    You know O, there’s a business in Florida advertising their window products on TV and says not to ask if you voted for Biden. There’s been all kinds of ways to get back because the do free visits. They are really stupid.

  22. larry kurtz 2021-10-24

    Mrs. Noem is the Kyrsten Sinema of Margie Taylor Greenes.

  23. Francis Schaffer 2021-10-24

    Arlo
    Yes we have.

  24. Vi Kingman 2021-10-24

    Somebody has to ask Noem how appearing with this kind of t-shirt is going to bring people together. Yes Republicans outnumber Democrats in this state we’re still part of this state.
    Noem also talks about being nice. How in the hell does she think Democrats are going to react?
    The sad part is her appearances are scripted and she’ll never have an actual news conference.

  25. RST Tribal Member 2021-10-24

    An interesting takeaway: Queen Gov aka America’s Governor aka Bully Gov gives a hint as to why the Social Studies Standards were rejected. Not enough F-bombs and offensive phases. Those over-educated curriculum specialists just want to confuse the children with the truth. Inept inbred Republicans like the state’s students to be able to carry on a brief chat between drinks at the local watering hole, not become critical thinkers when in the voting booth.

    SD Republican leaders need tomorrow’s voters and legislators to be as dumb as plugs. Because there are important things like that dirty trust money thing to continue to support with big words and confusing sentences. Or, stopping voter’s initiatives. Keeping the smarty-pants group in and around that big city in the east to a manageable number allows the dull-witted republicans from other parts of the state to grow and vote.

    Those good Christian beliefs, behaviors, and thoughtfulness hit the road a few decades ago when leadership with low morals showed up in Pierre. Now the whole f****ing place is full of them…gee starting to sound like a true red hat wearing republican and their new bud rapper L. Alexander. Ha, ha.

  26. John 2021-10-24

    It’s appearing that the conspiracy of treason to overthrow the election and the January 6th insurrection was deeper, broader, and more organized than we were first led to believe. We have to stop these authoritarians or we’ll lose the republic.

    Sources share they attended dozens of planning meetings with the White House and members of congress and/or congressional staffs.
    “Along with Greene, the conspiratorial pro-Trump Republican from Georgia who took office earlier this year, the pair both say the members who participated in these conversations or had top staffers join in included Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).”

    We need to expel these treasonous bums from congress.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/exclusive-jan-6-organizers-met-congress-white-house-1245289/

  27. happy camper 2021-10-25

    If you haven’t watched “The Social Dilemma” it’s on Netflix. Everyone should understand how influential social media companies are in the polarization going on, and how successful some politicians are in using it, especially Kristi Noem who is attractive, photogenic, and skilled in using these levers. Even the developers admit they fall prey to it because it’s so powerful. Likes, Tags, and the very powerful Algorithms that constantly shape our opinions. People don’t like to think they are influenced, not me, I can see right through the manipulation people like to tell themselves, but in fact they can’t. Watch it for yourself, but also to help your kids and grandkids who need to become fully aware how dangerous social media can be, and how influenced they actually are by the constant bombardment of cheap, false news. It easily plays into the primitive parts of our brain that seek acceptance probably to be cared for, to get food, it can be largely outside of our consciousness. A lot of things we do can go unrecognized to us which is not good for masses of readers engaging in social groups that admit it or not, are bound to influence you. Look at Terry. He’s successful. Nice guy, and very, very driven. He took a small family business and built it way up. There’s a lot of things to learn from Terry. He has a deep and committed involvement in the community, and now he’s rubbing shoulders with Kristi. Last year we almost did a business deal together. I might not like Kristi but I have to admit he’s got the contacts. We both got tagged with John Thune…. I’m making this up, but you can see the narrative people are ready to create, especially kids who want to fit into a popular group in high school or whatever it is people want to be a part. The documentary does a good job of exposing what’s going on behind the scenes, but it is also dependent on us to realize how much these things will influence us even if we say they don’t. There’s a reason people come to a place like DFP, it’s nice and warm and cozy. If there’s an outlier the group attacks feels good doesn’t it Mikey. Mikey likes it, and he hates almost everything. Everyone has to learn to seek out the most objective news sources or you’re just a willing participating in propaganda one way or the other. It must feel good to basically have the group always entirely agree with you, but it’s also not reality. They are creating tribes. People are loving it, embracing it, but look how destructive it has become too. The documentary is very much worth watching.

  28. Laurie 2021-10-25

    Maybe she thought the shirt said LET’S GO BRANDIN’

  29. mike from iowa 2021-10-25

    Laurie nails Noem Nothing’s mind set. Maybe pull Noem’s lip down and see if she has a number tattooed on her jaw.

  30. Bill A 2021-10-25

    In the Hobo Day parade in Brookings on Saturday (in which Noem marched), the end of the Republican delegation were three people carrying well-made signs that said “Let’s” and “Go” and “Brandon”, looking very proud of themselves. One of them was a small child in a MAGA hat, and that made me sad.
    Somebody watching the parade also yelled “Let’s go, Brandon” at the College Dems.

  31. mike from iowa 2021-10-25

    What should have happened at the state fair when magats went wild in Dem territory….
    ( some disturbing langwidge and mild violence, but, hey, they had it coming, amirite?)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7EFtGU1Rbk

    There’s a new sheriff in town. Every bodies talking about the new sheriff in town.

  32. Terri Frank 2021-10-25

    She is the worst governor this state has ever had. A fine example to set for our young people. She makes me sick.

  33. happy camper 2021-10-25

    In the documentary Ed Harris (the sheriff in Mike’s clip) says “the reality we see is the reality we accept.” When so much of the media and the sources themselves, in this case Trump, Noem, GOP, are trying to twist reality – there was no insurrection – and then Facebook and other social medial platforms also twist individual realities by tailoring a feed to each person just to keep them on the site, in no way trying to present objective material, just to create a new product to sell to the advertisers, you, we have to educate ourselves and understand the dynamics so we don’t fall prey to it. Cereal is cereal regardless if it in a bag, in a box, in a box with fancy packaging, regardless if it has a name: Life. And you can get some special toys too!!! Isn’t that right Mikey? Once the manipulation came from TV and newspaper advertisers, but they didn’t have extensive personal information about us like they do now. They have a personal profile about us based on our cookies, browsing history, what type of photos we look at, most ISPs sell this data besides what Facebook and Google collect for their own businesses. It’s manipulation pure and simple, and each us must understand how we are all being manipulated. They (Facebook, Twitter, others) are largely responsible for turning groups against each other. Damn the consequences it’s been incredibly good business. The most successful businesses ever. The old days seem oh so innocent but the toys weren’t cheap. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYEXzx-TINc

  34. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2021-10-25

    Vulgarians and bullies, teaching children to be mean—that’s today’s SDGOP.

  35. Donald Pay 2021-10-25

    MFI asks the right question, but I think three dead bodies is a little overboard.

    So what is the answer to this brownshirt behavior? It’s pretty simple, really, and it can be summed up with a behavior code printed and given to everyone who enters the fair. And then enforce it. It takes only a few hooligans summarily ushered out of the Fair for the rest to get the point.

  36. Porter Lansing 2021-10-25

    That’s what you end up with, Cory; when the nice people have moved away for the last seventy five years.

    Wadda’ ‘ya gonna’ do?

  37. grudznick 2021-10-25

    One wonders what the crowd chants during Brandon, SD, football games, and how that town feels about this new notoriety. I know a fellow there who was associated with an old neighbor, Stebbins was his name, and I’ll write him and see how things are going way over on the borders of Minnesota. One would assume if this chant is as offensive as some feel, if anywhere there would be outrage it would be on the borders of Minnesota.

  38. happy camper 2021-10-25

    No, you aren’t the nice people. Porter is the biggest cry bully I’ve ever read. Read being the important word. You don’t know each other. You share mutual hatred. That’s not noble. It’s misdirected and roughly the same thing can be said about the other extreme on the right, and what they say about you is nearly a mirror. If you were truly intelligent, thoughtful people that wanted to find a way out of this mess you would be looking at the deeper reasons why it’s happening, but you can’t, cause it involves you, your own lack of judgment, wild emotions, and the mistakes you’ve made. Because you can’t it’s going to be up to the people in the middle to save this country from you, the extremists. But it’s also possible the train is too far down the track. I sure hope you’re proud of yourselves, Social Justice Warriors, to be contributing to the demise of this country.

  39. Porter Lansing 2021-10-25

    Thank-you, Happy Camper. #grins

  40. larry kurtz 2021-10-25

    The civility ship sailed long before the popularity of micro blogging sites. Yes, Faceberg is malware created to further divide and conquer for Zuck’s personal gain but even that appears to be ending.

    Red states will continue to enslave and blue states will keep paying for it, ad nauseam. ad infinitum for ever and ever, amen.

  41. SuperSweet 2021-10-25

    Disappointed in certain people from Madison.

  42. ArloBlundt 2021-10-25

    Well…I’ve been around the State Fair for over 60 years…my grandfather hosted the South Dakota Press Association booth (an old white clapboard one room building) which was just down the street from the Democrats and Republicans. I can’t imagine that anyone urinating in public at the Fair would not be forcefully removed from the grounds and charges brought by the Fair Authorities. Talk about a break down of law and order under the Republican watch!!

  43. grudznick 2021-10-25

    How do we know there was really urination at the fair? I’m just sayin…

  44. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2021-10-26

    Donald, I miss the old days when we didn’t need to write down rules of conduct for large public gatherings, when it was just a given that you didn’t go to the fair to swear at and bully people.

  45. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2021-10-26

    Social justice warriors are not the bullies. Republicans are the party that nominated a bully for President and seems likely to do so again. Republicans are the party smirkingly posing with t-shirts like Terry’s and coaching children to shout the f*** word at their neighbors.

  46. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2021-10-26

    SuperSweet, I saw the smirk in that photo and thought Terry hasn’t aged a day since our MHS days.

    Or should I say, matured?

  47. larry kurtz 2021-10-26

    Somebody named Jordan Youngberg is fouling The Dakota Standard with vitriol aimed at the victims of serial Republican animosity. The South Dakota Republican Party will either split along ideological divisions or become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Trump Organization.

  48. O 2021-10-26

    I see happy is taking the Republican playbook out again: cause an enormous problem (debt, war, destruction of civility), fan it to get out of hand, then complain that it is the Democrat’s fault for not having it fixed already.

  49. mike from iowa 2021-10-26

    From Sheila Kennedy’s blog today….. As life in these United States has gotten steadily less civil and more hostile, I have had increasing “flash-backs” to a scene from the movie “An American President.” The scene is near the end of the film; it’s a press conference where the President (played by Michael Douglas) finally has had it with Bob Rumson, the candidate from the opposing party. The entire speech is great, but this is the dialogue that sticks with me:

    We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you Bob Rumson is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things, and two things only: making you afraid of it, and telling you who’s to blame for it.

    The speech especially resonated with me (and undoubtedly with other members of historically marginalized populations), thanks to centuries of experience with being the scapegoats for society’s ills. Jewish history, for example, has made me an especially nervous observer of the GOP’s QAnon cult, with its uncanny echoes of Nazi propaganda.

    In the interest of full disclosure, I, mfi, absolutely cannot stand to watch Michael Douglas or his movies.

  50. Porter Lansing 2021-10-26

    The number of hate crimes reported in FY 2020 was the highest since 2001, when a wave of Islamophobia followed the 9/11 attacks, according to updated FBI data released yesterday. – AXIOS

  51. larry kurtz 2021-10-26

    Many of us simply have no cheeks left to turn….

  52. ABC 2021-10-26

    A republican pisses on a sign, it’s called Free Speech? A democrat, libertarian or someone else does it, it’s exposure in a public place?

    The brown shirts have to be stopped. Now and forever!

    1. The stain and odor of Daugaard and Noem must be removed forever from the People’s House and Senate (Capitol Building) and the Gov Mansion also. MOVE THE CAPITOL to Huron or Aberdeen or somewhere else. DO IT IN 2023 !

    2. Every Party should actively state and have as their main policy—The next 100 years– 2023 to 2123, the Re-pubic-lans will be a Permanent Minority party in the Legislature and will be RETIRED from the Governors chair permanently!!!

    Will the Democratic Party sign on to that? Move Capitol to Huron? R Party out of power for 100 years? If they don’t sign on for that, Shame on them! Weak bleatings—oh we love to be bi-partisan while the Rs HOSE the whole state !!!!
    No more!

    No more bipartisan bs!

    I want a party that want to RETIRE the R Party forever!!!!

  53. ABC 2021-10-26

    Yes! All of us should boycott the State Fair !!!!

    If Republican free speech is pissing on a Biden poster, then they are FASCISTS!

    We should demand that those people be prosecuted. IF South Dakota does not, let’s bring to the
    US Dept of Justice and let them prosecute it!

  54. grudznick 2021-10-26

    Or list’s just all piss on the signs of our choosing, Mr. ABC. Without indecently exposing ourselfs, of course. I’m talking about bringing your own sign to piss on, not pissing on my signs. I’ll arrange the pissing on my own signs, and it might be in my own front yard, OK?

  55. ABC 2021-10-26

    Absolutely! Her name is now Worst Governor Noem !

    Larry — “Red states will continue to enslave and blue states will keep paying for it, ad nauseam. ad infinitum for ever and ever, amen.”

    No, let’s write a new script– Not forever. Red states will become like Arizona and Georgia–BLUE.

    What will we do now? Democratic Party in this state is no longer set up to REPLACE the Rs.

  56. grudznick 2021-10-26

    Go Libertarian, Mr. ABC. Go Libertarian, and hope Rick Weiland doesn’t follow you and destroy that party too.

  57. ABC 2021-10-26

    Just a quick poll of all of you—

    Are you in favor of the people voting Democrat or Progressive for the next 100 years, starting in 2022?

    If no, then why?

  58. ABC 2021-10-26

    I accidentally found out a “New” way of creating a Political Party (other than R or D).

    It’s on Steve Barnett’s Secretary of State website.

    https://vip.sdsos.gov/VoterRegistrationTotals.aspx

    Here’s how Steve explains it:

    “**OTHER – This category is for voters who write any other political party on their voter registration form that is not currently a recognized political party in South Dakota.”

    So it does NOT create a political party if you write in Progressive or Green or Murdo Socialist Party. It DOES allow you to declare your political party without creating out (which is gathering 9,000 signatures and submitting it to Secretary of State.

    So let’s go for it! Here comes the Wyoming Socialist Destiny Party, Reagan Socialist Party, the WHALE Party !! Have fun with it! You are creating your own Party on the Registration form! Basically saying to the Brown Shirted REPs and the Very Pliable Sucking Up Stomped on like daisies Bi-partisan Weak ass Democrats, Hey, I’m walking here !!!

    Then let’s look at the data to see whats really going on (same page on SOS website).

    1. Republicans are still a Minority of voters!

    2. Anything new can happen, if you understand that Rs can lose!

    Republican registered voters— 279, 148

    Democrats, Libertarians, Independent-No Party, Other — 297, 656 !!!! 18,000 more than the BULLY Party !

    Bring a copy of the webpage to your county auditor, so they can correctly register you as OTHER.

    We are still in a democracy (without the benefits of Canada, England, New Zealand and Australia) and let’s change it!!

    Write a weekly postcard to the Dems in their hideaway Sioux falls HQ and say to them-

    HEY, do you have leaders, or just CAVE IN guys?

    You know, if everyone registered voted, and the Rs voted for their bigot and the other parties ALL voted for one candidate,
    the Rs would lose!

    Always remember–

    Republicans are a minority of all Registered Voters, 48.3%

  59. grudznick 2021-10-26

    Mr. Steve is part of that 48% critical mass, which is growing. Do not forget that.

  60. grudznick 2021-10-26

    Mr. ABC, grudznick votes no.
    Why? Because libbies are full of hate, vitriol, and bad math, and grudznick is a polite fellow.

  61. Guy 2021-10-27

    Nothing new under the sun. The problem is that both sides, left and right have been doing this for years. That’s why I’m an Independent. Not my problem. It’s just the kids playing in the sandbox as usual.

  62. mike from iowa 2021-10-28

    Guy, you are suggesting that the party that trashes the economy, environment and voting rights and the party that comes in afterwards and fixes those problems only to see them trashed again, are one and the same? Are you serious?

  63. ABC 2021-10-29

    Guy, the problem is , as Mike says, you got the Builder party and the trashing party. Only in this state, the Building party never wins.

    My point is that most Independents are voter for Republicans and allowing them to go into power for 2 years.

    Hey, 52% of all voters are NOT republicans, but do you ever see any of the Other/Independents sitting in the Governor’s Chair? Never.

    Why can’t the 52% find their own Candidate and elect him or her as Governor?

    I think a lot of people’s mantras is “OH I don’t like politicians at all” without specifying anything of what they REALLY WANT!

    Complaining about politicians is the same as complaining about people eating or drinking water or taking a shower! Everyone elected has political views, so what?

    I noticed I posted something earlier, asking people YES or NO (a poll) for do you want a 100 year part of South Dakota history (2023-2123) to be FREE of Republican Governors or Legislatures– and NO ONE said YES or NO yet?

    I think I understand that only a few (if any) people WANT a 100 Year reign or Progressives in this state. Don’t give in! Perceptions change.

    If you want to be lazy and not vote, or bitch and vote but not build anything, that is your choice.

    Look, a bunch of people, many thousands and more, can show up and say, hey look , we are Governors, and we are going to elect Progressives from any Party and we are going to replace the Republicans who have had a century to show us their vision.

    These people can easily replace the Rs and Ds and actually elect Progressives in this state for 100 years and more.

    Bold visions win!

  64. Guy 2021-10-29

    ABC, I’ll support a moderate Democrat, however, as an Independent, I will NOT support a radical left (Progressive) Democrat. I’m not that stupid. I once lived in the one-party ruled state of Oregon.

  65. Porter Lansing 2021-10-29

    For what it’s worth.
    – I don’t belong to a political party.
    – My voter i.d. lists my affiliation as NA.
    – That’s Not Affiliated.
    – The NA in Colorado is as large a group as the registered Republicans AND the registered Democrats.
    – We, the NA, always get what we want because the other two political parties cancel themselves out.
    – And, I don’t get a mailbox full of political “invitations” to give money to politicians.

  66. Guy 2021-10-29

    Porter, we actually agree on this. I’m sick of both corrupt political parties some people follow blindly.

  67. Porter Lansing 2021-10-30

    What you see in this photo is two people, deeply embarrassed that they supported Trump.

    They both drug their personal dignity through the mud in order to appear “loyal”.

    Now that America has spoken and Trump’s in the dumps, they’re so broken they’re trying to fight back, with dark humor.

    This logic helps explain the vaccine sceptic’s willingness to die, just to keep Biden from saving their lives and claiming a victory for USA.

    A sad political tale of two Americas.

  68. mike from iowa 2021-10-30

    If magats insist on dying to own libs, who am I to change their minds.

  69. mike from iowa 2021-10-31

    Texass guv is soliciting campaign funds by offering “Let’s Go Brandon” wrapping paper. Let Juanita Jean fill you in…. https://juanitajean.com/the-f-word/

    She fills you in so well.

  70. Guy 2021-11-03

    If some people would just grow up on both sides and stop the tit-for-tat that’s been going for eons, we would be over this by now. Doing more posts on it will not resolve it and just feeds the cycle. I will not hold my breath, so, I’m use to it and just ignore it.

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