Voters realized they didn’t pick the lesser of two evils in the congressional race

Oh shit! I have to run against Steffy again?!

Had to chuckle;

In a following question, NBP asked South Dakotans whom they would vote for “today” in an election between incumbent Noem and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin.  Herseth Sandlin, who was narrowly defeated by Noem (48% to 46%) in the 2010 general election, wins handily today, with 58% support to Noem’s 37%. 5% are undecided.

Of course it didn’t take the Dems long to jump all over this;

“Voters don’t have a case of buyer’s remorse,” says Ben Nesselhuf, Chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party. “They have a full blown case of buyer’s depression.”

I voted for Thomas Marking and got accused last night of ‘throwing’ the election for SHS by a former SD politico. I won’t name names, but I did tell him that he was wrong. I told him that most people who supported Marking were libertarian and conservative in nature and would have more likely voted for Noem.

Besides, if Steffy was such a great congressperson she should have been able to squeak by Noem easily. Steffy, think big hair and hoop earrings.


#1 Helga on 09.21.11 at 9:15 pm

Considering that money came flying into Noem’s bank account towards the end of the campaign it is hard to top that. Rove et al made sure the state was flooded with money. And then one can not forget that South Dakota has a history of voting republican. Dinky state but yet when they get a senator who is Speaker of the House they vote him out. They never vote in their best interests. The book should be What’s The Matter with Kansas and South Dakota?

#2 l3wis on 09.21.11 at 9:28 pm

Just like the Huether/Staggers race, money made the difference.

BTW, Daschle was Majority Leader, and the dumbass voted for the Iraq War.

#3 Costner on 09.22.11 at 9:19 am

Money decides about 80% of the races in this country. That figure will probably soon rise to 95% now that the SCOTUS has decided that Corporations are people too.

As to Daschle… when you are being lied to and presented fabricated evidence suggesting Saddam is building some nukes and that he already had WMDs – you tend to vote to go to war before it is too late. I can’t fault anyone for voting to go to war when we now know they were being fed false intelligence.

We also need to remember the GOP did a fantastic job of convincing the public that people were “either with us or against us” and they made it treasonous to question the administration. It was political suicide to vote against anything related to war or military funding. In Daschle’s case it wouldn’t have mattered, but obviously hindsight is always 20/20… especially through red-rimmed glasses.

#4 l3wis on 09.22.11 at 1:00 pm

Bullshit. I opposed that war from the beginning by reading our own UN weapon inspection reports. ALL of them showed no threat. Funny how joe six pack figured out how to read the reports but no one on Daschle’s staff had access to them.

#5 John2 on 09.23.11 at 5:30 am

Double bullshit. Only a blindman needed hindsight to clearly see the Iraq War was illegal and a fraud. Former Senator Bob Martinez, who was head of the Senate Intelligence Committee saw right through the casus belli – as did several others including Hans Blix and the UN weapon inspectors. Most like Daschle apparently put critical thinking on the shelf in order to go along to get along. The Iraq invasion and occupation was about stealing oil – the same reason the Brits and Churchill invaded and occupied the god forsaken place in the 1920s and 1930s (read, Churchill’s Folly).

#6 l3wis on 09.23.11 at 7:01 am

And look how that has paid off for us taxpayers in life and treasure.

#7 Randall on 09.23.11 at 9:20 am

I’m convinced many people didn’t vote for Steffy because of her bullshit BlueDog votes. “If we’re going to have a Democrat that votes Republican, we might as well have a Republican” – was the thinking I heard from several friends.

I wish we had a progressive Democrat to vote for.

#8 Detroit Lewis on 09.23.11 at 9:29 am

Agreed. While I did not agree with Marking on every issue, he was the only one making sense during the debates. SHS and Noem both disgusted me. I was glad I had another choice. In fact, I cheer Marking for entering the race. I also think him taking such a high percentage in a low population state says something. But are SHS and Noem listening?

#9 Costner on 09.23.11 at 11:07 am

For the record I opposed the war too… but I wasn’t being fed fabricated intelligence reports about uranium and shown satellite images of perceived threats.

It is easy to say we wouldn’t have supported the war as citizens, but as members of Congress who were being fed a lie I don’t think the decision was quite that clear.

#10 John2 on 09.23.11 at 10:13 pm

“If you shut up the truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.”
– French author Emile Zola

“Our government teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.”
– Louis D. Brandeis

The next 14 years will be hell: as were the revolutionary years, Civil War years, depression/WWII years. We likely may be shooting each other before resolution of this political crisis.

#11 l3wis on 09.23.11 at 10:18 pm

Sadly John, I think you are correct. The amazing part to is that we still haven’t figured out how to get out of Afghanistan yet.

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