Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lack of leadership dooming South Dakota Democrats

I have no regrets exposing Cory Heidelberger and the South Dakota Democratic Party as the flaccid political novices they are.

Without any leadership the entire group is doomed to ignominy. After allowing unaffiliated voters to influence their elections the South Dakota Democratic Party should abandon the primary process and nominate candidates at their state conventions.
In addition to Butte, Meade, Lawrence, Pennington, Custer and Fall River in the southwestern corner of the state, Union and Lincoln counties in the southeastern corner all show more no-party voters than Democrats, based on February numbers from the Secretary of State's office. And a handful of other counties show nearly a dead heat, like Brookings County, which tallied 5,112 Democrats to 5,105 who registered with no party affiliation. About the general downward trend in Democratic registrations Amanda Thronson, chairperson of the Hughes County Democrats, said it's a matter of "identity politics." She said Republicans went after pro-gun, pro-life and anti-LGBTQ issues that appealed to the evangelical Christian base.
Read the rest here.

Lawrence and Brookings Counties used to be Democratic strongholds but now the party can't field candidates in either locale.

Democrats are losing even more credibility with young people and American Indians. That South Dakota Republicans prop up illegal drug use and project an ethics black hole while ignoring a potential revenue source is just more evidence of red state collapse.

But, a red moocher state like South Dakota is powered by sin: video lootery, a loan shark industry that preys on the least fortunate, a massive gambling addiction and a too-big-to-jail banking racket fill in the gaps created by lobbyists who enjoy the protection of single-party tyranny. Fact is: the best way to a strong two party system in South Dakota is for arch-conservatives to launch a third party. South Dakota's most ardent earth haters are still looking for principled conservatives to run in statewide elections. Shad Olson, Stace Nelson, Neal Tapio and Lora Hubbel could be those candidates.

SDDP has exactly nothing to lose by being revolutionary. The North Dakota Dem-NPL "supports the decriminalization and regulation of cannabis."

The only prayer atheist Heidelberger has of influencing thought leaders in South Dakota is the one his pastor wife says to get him the hell out of the house and out of her hair.

Pass a corporate income tax, end video lootery, reduce the number of South Dakota counties to 25, turn Dakota State University into a community college, and adopt my cannabis template: the kurtz solution painted on a thumbnail.

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