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Minoritarian Manhart Says Only Small-Towners Like Himself Are “True” Americans

But why spend millions of dollars on big-city marketers to lure people to visit South Dakota when you could get Wisconsin voter and illegal South Dakota House candidate Logan Manhart to tell the world what South Dakota is really about:

Logan Manhart, provincial Tweet, 2022.05.19.
Logan Manhart, provincial Tweet, 2022.05.19.

Yeah, all you marketers we’re hiring to tell South Dakota’s story, and all you tourists from our main target markets of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, Denver, and Des Moines—you’re not true Americans. And if you dare bring your sissified Soros-ipolitan hides to our great state, don’t dilly-dally in Sioux Falls or Rapid City, ‘cuz they’re getting a little too big (and too brown) to be true America, too. Plan your vacation for Bath, Letcher, Newell, and Batesland.

86% of Americans live in metropolitan areas, counties with or next to cities with 50,000 or more people. Manhart thus contends that only 14% of us are “true” Americans.

Only a minority of American soldiers come from rural areas. Manhart must thus view the majority of our troops as fake Americans.

Non-metro America produces less than 10% of America’s economic output. Over 90% of America’s economy must thus be fake money, and Manhart must only buy trucks made in Groton.

Can you smell the minoritarianism, the call to apartheid? And can you smell the snowflake fragility of a boy from Brown County who can’t accept the notion that people who have grown up in very different circumstances and live very different lives have just as much claim to the American Dream as he does?

Bath, South Dakota, is true America. So are Sisseton and Pine Ridge. So are Aberdeen and Sioux Falls. So are Minneapolis and Buffalo, Seattle and Miami, Detroit and Dallas, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, San Francisco and New York City. Whether we ride tractors or the subway, whether we work with dirt or data, whether we wear plaid or pinstripes or lip-piercings or all three, we are all Americans. If you can’t grasp that principle, you cannot truly represent America.


  1. Donald Pay 2022-05-21

    The thing about Twitter is that you get to show your stupidity with a limited number of words. What Manhart may not know, because he’s a youngster without much life experience, is that no matter how big or small a town you live in, you live in a vital part of America. Everyplace and everyone is a key part of America. Further, there is no “true America.” There is America, which consists of all of us, whether we live in NYC or Bath.

  2. grudznick 2022-05-21

    Perhaps it is better to say “The Truest Americans live outside the big cities.” Outside Sioux Falls, too.

  3. Nick Nemec 2022-05-21

    How can something be truer than true?

  4. Donald Pay 2022-05-21

    Grudz is another youngster without much life experience. In South Dakota, I lived in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City. I loved each of these places, and valued the people that lived in them. Yeah, some of them were a pain in the ass, but they made life interesting. What I didn’t like was the haters and the elitists.

  5. All Mammal 2022-05-21

    This guy. He needs to travel stateside and abroad to open his world up. Fear is his lunch.

    Why would someone want to hire a guy who says they hate your company during the interview?

    I believe I am borrowing an analogy from a previous post about our governor. Applicable here too. Some people, like my mom, were born here, but English is not her first language. Try telling her she isn’t true American. No! Just kidding, don’t.

  6. Eve Fisher 2022-05-21

    Ah, a Sarah Palin American tells us that only small-town residents are “true” Americans, and then wants to be elected to a position that will make it mandatory to live in a city… That’s got the reek of the feedlot to it, doesn’t it?

  7. Donald Pay 2022-05-21

    “Last bastion” connotes a pretty pessimistic view of America, doesn’t it? You want that sort of pessimistic loser to be your representative?
    I’ve never been so down on the country as a whole that I needed to identify a “last bastion,” from which to “defend” the country. Yeah, if I lived in Mariupol, Ukraine, that phrase may be appropriate. Maybe it was appropriate for the Capitol police, fending off the January 6 insurrection, as well as the brave election officials fending off the Trump attempted coup. Those folks might have been considered the last bastion of ttrue America. I wonder, though, if Manhart would agree. He strikes me as being more of a supporter of a dead America.

  8. John 2022-05-21

    Useful idiot. But Logan’s in rarefied company for we had a president and have a governor and a Moscow-loving senator who are also useful idiots.
    Operation InfeKtion: How Russia Perfected the Art of War:

  9. DaveFN 2022-05-21

    As Donald Pay notes, Manhart is a young feller, someone trying to find his way as a politician in a state that would have him (he was born in Minnesota, I believe). Likely owing to his college years in Michigan either under the sway of the College Republicans or Young Republican National Federation, he paints and sees himself as godsend to South Dakota. At best, like Hillary Clinton who was at one time elected president of her College Republican chapter at Wellesley College, he’ll see the error of his ways in the event of an unexpected historical contingency (for Hillary, it was the VietNam War). At worst, he’ll end up the next Karl Rove, Rick Santorum, or Roger Stone. Or better yet, self-destruct and fizzle like Madison Cawthorn.

    Structural factors in South Dakota will continue to foster these hopefuls, and it’s the structural factors that must be identified for change to occur, although that alone doesn’t guarantee things will change. Especially when a major factor is brain drain out of the state by those with a broader education, as well as the ability of the State of South Dakota to attract same.

  10. larry kurtz 2022-05-21

    Mr. Manhart seems like the kind of guy who would drive to Minneapolis, kill a bunch of people at a Planned Parenthood then expect to be welcomed at the dessert table in Heaven.

  11. Mark Anderson 2022-05-21

    Oh Larry, he’s just another lying loser. Take pity on the boy.

  12. grudznick 2022-05-22

    Today at the Conservatives with Common Sense Breakfast, the topic of the debates will be “why there are so many haters amongst the alt-left libbies and the whackadoodles: does being on the fringe make one a hater or does being a hater drive one to the fringe?”

  13. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2022-05-22

    “Last bastion”—yes, that phrase shows an effort to conjure up images of war, desperation, and justification for Manhart’s radical Trumpist tactics. It fits with the persecution complex that characterizes the still-majority white Christians who think that they, in their position of power, are the oppressed. It fits with the bunker mentality that keeps Manhart and other South Dakotans from welcoming new people and new ideas.

  14. Loren 2022-05-22

    Well, Grudz, when I consider how the alt-right uses fabricated bovine exhaust to paint the left, a quote from Detective Martin Riggs comes to mind when considering how they feel about me: “Hate ’em back. Works for me!” Seems it was the frat boy, G.W. Bush that started the “you are either with me or against me” era of “cooperation” from the right. I have to do it their way or we just stop. Enjoy your breakfast.

  15. J 2022-05-22

    He has traveled. Ask him where he traveled to on January 6? With his dad, I believe.

  16. Arlo Blundt 2022-05-22

    He’s not a serious political candidate. Just a young guy just out of college looking for a fun gig. Politics beats working for a living.

  17. P. Aitch 2022-05-22

    If grudznick has lived all these many years and still doesn’t know why people hate him, methinks he’s hiding from the obvious answer.

  18. Arlo Blundt 2022-05-22

    Well..count me out…I don’t hate Grudznick…I don’t love him either…he’s just another old guy commenting on the passing political scene. The majority of the Republican Party is somewhere to the right of Grudznick. He has staked out the political ground once occupied by that legendary Republican, Rapid City “power couple”, Mr. and Mrs. Arlene Ham.

  19. P. Aitch 2022-05-22

    Don’t know that anyone here “hates” grudznick but he’s the one that brought up his personal, self-doubt about hate. He is a despicable character. The things he’s said to and about good people like Rev. Debbo and Roger Cornelius that hurt them deeply, for no reason other than because he really hates himself. The answer grudznick, as to why liberals hate you, is that you start the hate first. And, you start it because subconsciously you despise whom you’ve become in your life.

  20. Dicta 2022-05-22

    Ya know, when this Manhart hits puberty, he could really go places.

  21. grudznick 2022-05-22

    Hey, Ms. P. Aitch, grudznick has been voted the most loved Conservative with Common Sense on the blogs for 5 years running, so try and show a little respect.

    Jebus, in 2018 my good friend Mr. C was actually my promotional manager for the elections.

  22. P. Aitch 2022-05-22

    No he wasn’t. You disrespected Roger and called him a stupid Indian all the time. Enough said by me. You know the truth.

  23. Richard Schriever 2022-05-22

    Don’t ya just hate it grudz?

  24. Dicta 2022-05-22

    Ordinarily I defend Grudz because I find him to be a light hearted troll. I sure hope you didnt say something like that, Grudz.

  25. Lottie 2022-05-23

    He rambles alot. Hes neither here nor there. Hes trying to express himself but gets stuck. People are people no matter where they are raised.

  26. grudznick 2022-05-23

    I did not, Mr. Dicta. There are twisted, hateful people with demented minds out there.

  27. P. Aitch 2022-05-23

    @grudznick – “Be aware that Cory has his blog set up so that researching old posts is available and possible.” Do you agree that when I find an example of you referring to Roger Cornelius as a stupid Indian you will reveal your true name and town of residence?
    “Be also aware that you’ve said many things you don’t remember, when you are or were drunk or drinking.”
    How about it, hateful and demented minded grudznick?

  28. grudznick 2022-05-23

    Ms. P. Aitch typed:

    You disrespected Roger and called him a stupid Indian all the time.

    Ms. P. Aitch, if you can find 3 instances where grudznick called anybody a “stupid Indian” (your words) I will buy you 3 gravy-laden breakfasts at the joint of my choosing, and if you can find where I called my friend Mr. C that sort of disrespectful, derogatory term, I’ll cook up and eat one of the many of your goats I have gotten right along with you.

    Now, as far as Ms. Geelsdottir goes, I very well may have called her stupid but it was probably only in pointing out a fact already put into evidence by her own self back when we had name-calling pastors roaming the blogs. No breakfast for you if you find that.

  29. Mark Anderson 2022-05-23

    Well grudz, looking in your fun house mirror does do tricks. No conservatives have common sense.

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