Do the Unruh’s have political clout anymore?

After Leslee got her ass handed to her twice in the abortion ban vote and her Federal funding cut on her bogus Abstinence education program, one wonders if anyone is listening to her and Allen anymore. Just look at Allen’s latest attempt at trying to scare the shit out of people about the dangers of FREE healthcare in America. After a fairly successful Tea Party that had somewhere between 1,000-3,000 people show up, and where he vowed that the revolution has started, his healthcare forum was a total dud even though he claimed 10,000 people would show up, the Argus said it was more like 325. And it wasn’t like the event wasn’t publicized, he suckered every TV station and the Argus Leader to cover the event, he also bought print ads, called and left robo messages on people’s phones (from his quacktorpractor office) and got KCPO’s political comedy show, The Facts to cover the topic several times, in fact KCPO even replayed the event yesterday. The crowd was swarming with the usual suspects. Every time a speaker would berate Obama the crowd would cheer, and they would pan the cameras to them and all you could see was elderly people that were half-asleep (wonder if any of them take advantage of Medicare?)

Even people who once sided with the Unruhs seem to be jumping ship, and taking the tea with them. Though South Dakota may be a center to right state I do think as the population gets younger they are slowly moving to the center and telling the neo-cons like the Unruhs to take a hike. For the first time in 30 years, the Democrats have a serious chance of taking back the governor’s mansion in 2010 and even though Obama did not win the state he did win in Minnehaha county, further proof SD is starting to come out of the dark ages dominated by a Republican party that has only helped the rich get richer by unfairly taxing people on food and utilities while letting the affluent skirt income taxes.

I think SD is in a transitional period, and it doesn’t include the Bushites like Allen and Leslee.

Good Riddance!


#1 John on 07.07.09 at 9:05 am

I received several “polling” calls asking about Leslee before the abortion vote. From my understanding of the questions- they were trying to gauge wether Leslee would be a hindrence or an asset. We know how that turned out.

#2 l3wis on 07.07.09 at 10:44 am

I think people are really tired of their ‘wacky’ talk. Maybe they should team up with Sarah and Bristol Palin and they could combine there causes abortion/abstinence/Tea parties/anti-healthcare/Jesus tour.

I sure they would have to hand out barf bags at the door.

#3 Costner on 07.08.09 at 2:17 pm

In all seriousness, I’d bet the abortion vote would have been a lot closer or maybe even passed had Leslee not been at the helm.

Hell I’d have a tough time voting for anything that woman or her husband were in support of. I’d rather abstain that support either of them.

#4 l3wis on 07.08.09 at 4:05 pm


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