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Bengs: Corruption Comes from One-Party Rule

Want to fight corruption in government? Elect Democrats, says relatively new Democrat and candidate for U.S. Senate Brian Bengs:

Bengs says he hopes to help reorganize Democratic county parties across South Dakota. He says one-party rule is bad for the state.

“It engenders corruption and it gives a free pass for people to do some things that are shady that wouldn’t fly in a situation where there was a competitive environment. If, for nothing else, the good of the state of South Dakota requires a competitive Democratic Party to offset the supermajority status of the Republican Party” [Lee Strubinger, “Statewide Democratic Candidates Hope to Galvanize Party and Moderate Voters,” SDPB, 2022.06.02].

The Republican Party cannot police itself, as shown by its failure to challenge the corruption that happened under the Rounds and Daugaard administrations in the EB-5 and GEAR UP programs, as well as by the nepotism, distracted personal politicking, and blatant lawbreaking taking place under the Noem Administration and the fact that Jason Ravnsborg is still Attorney General a year and nine months after he broke the law and killed a man. Honest government requires checks and balances, and those checks and balances include an opposition party with elected officials in positions to watch and manage the daily operations of government.

So get out there and elect some Democrats to keep Republicans like Noem and Ravnsborg in their place.


  1. larry kurtz 2022-06-02

    Bless his heart.

    Professor Bengs would have gotten a far bigger bang for his bucks had he run against Howdy Doody Dusty Johnson.

  2. All Mammal 2022-06-02

    Without the work of wolves being done, mange and chronic wasting disease will infect and kill everything off. Grrr.

  3. mike from iowa 2022-06-02

    Scumbag Noem wants to sue Bden because the feds don’t want Trans kids to be kept away from federal school lunch programs, like Noem wants. Noem is a hateful through and through.POS with a one party vast majority ruling Queendumb.

  4. Arlo Blundt 2022-06-02

    Mike from Iowa–I wasn’t aware that Governor Noem wants to withhold food from trans students. I suppose next we’ll put them in stocks during study hall. Puritan New England reappears on the North American continent after 300 years. Surreal.

  5. mike from iowa 2022-06-02

    That Soo Falls newspaper had a story today about the fed cutting back on lunch monies.

  6. Mark Anderson 2022-06-02

    Well Mike from Iowa, all those tranz students with no power are a good target. Look at how Hitler did with the Jews. How many tranz athletes were there in South Dakota anyway? One or was it zero and done for the principle of the thing? Its just an idiot playing to idiots. Call it out.

  7. grudznick 2022-06-02

    I heard about that former newspaper from Soo Foo having a story about the feds taking lunch food right out from our children here in South Dakota. That is bad. It is very bad.

  8. grudznick 2022-06-02

    Is it possible Mr. Mike, who is of course from Iowa, doesn’t quite understand the issue here? It’s not about withholding food from some subgroup of little people, it’s about withholding food from all little people.

  9. Mark Anderson 2022-06-02

    Well grudz, you didn’t answer my question?

  10. Lottie 2022-06-04

    When DT was president, i felt the U.S. was going downhill. He never acted or spoke like a respectful president. He made us fear everything like we would be doomed if we took a wrong turn. Even being a proud non white woman seemed threatened. Today KN has been doing the same in SD. I hope she gets out soon so SD can once again be a proud state.

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