I have told people lately, that if you think the SDDP has screwed the pooch in the last couple of election cycles, you have not seen nothing yet. Even if nationally they succeed in winning the oval office in 2020 (and hopefully booting the rotten pumpkin out of office before that) the state party will probably have their worst results in 2020.

I know I have told you this before, but I’m an Indy, and while on a National level I support Dems, statewide and local, that is NOT always the case, heck, I even have a soft spot for Dusty Johnson (though I would never vote for him).

Apparently before the SDDP party leadership is supposed to make a major decision, like closing offices and canceling yearly events they must discuss it with the Executive Board (E-Board). Party Chair Hawks and her new ED decided to do these things without consulting the E-Board. Some members of the E-Board asked how this happened without their consultation, Hawks supposedly responded that she consulted the ‘Players’ in the party, and they were ok with it.

Huh? (I could insert a lot of tasteless jokes right now, but I think I will pass).

I have encouraged the older, more successful party members to alert the DNC of the B.S. and to start another SDDP that actually runs like a REAL party and recognizes the bread and butter issues of working South Dakotans. Because when the ag economy goes in the sh*tter next year, who or what goes in that sh*tter door really won’t matter to the democratic base.

8 Thoughts on “SD Democratic Party relies on ‘Players’ to make important decisions

  1. Plausible Deniability on October 11, 2019 at 8:56 pm said:

    The SDDP is another org in serious need of some adults in the room. I’m amazed they can’t corral Democratic candidates and current office holders (ie Aaron McGowan), admonish them of the profound importance of keeping their noses clean, AND get them on point with cultivated campaign remarks & studied platform talk points.

  2. The Ghost of Tony Savalas on October 11, 2019 at 9:45 pm said:

    Yep. For August, instance, the SDDP brought in – according to the most recent monthly report to the FEC – $21656 in receipts or contributions, but for that month they also spent $22204 on salaries and payroll taxes….. #TheyHavePriorities….. #AreYouAPlayerBaby?

    Check it out for yourself:


    ( – and Woodstock states: “Maybe Trump could learn something tactics from her, huh?”)

  3. Woodstock on October 11, 2019 at 9:46 pm said:


  4. D@ily Spin on October 11, 2019 at 11:18 pm said:

    If you’re a democrat move to Minnesota, California, or Vermont. There’s no representation in South Dakota. Republicans own this oligarchy. I respect Indys for hanging in there. However, if you live in SD, you’re owned and you’re lucky they let you out of your cubicle with an ankle band to go home at night for conjugal visits.

  5. In 2018 the South Dakota Democratic Party made no mention of cannabis at their state convention but they did adopt language that explores the cultivation of dicamba-resistant and Roundup-Ready hemp but why anyone would want to buy genetically modified hemp seed from Bayer CropScience/Monsanto or some other earth hater every year remains a mystery. Democrats in blue states already understand the added value of talking legal cannabis during their campaigns and some red state Democrats get it, too; but so far South Dakota Democrats believe the state party is just too fragile for cannabis rights.

    No South Dakota Democrat will get a dime from me until the county chairs are filled and unless Democrats weave cannabis into their platform at their state convention and arch-conservatives run for offices outside the Greedy Old Party it’s curtains for SDDP in 2020, too. South Dakota Democrats need to run on a corporate income tax, ending video lootery, reducing the number of South Dakota counties to 25, turning Dakota State and/or Northern State University into community colleges, and adopting cannabis reform.

  6. Indy my ass. More like closet liberal.

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  8. The “Players” are the ones who play Democrat within the political party. “Players” often pretend, or are merely sociopathic actors, who allow Republicans to run as gubernatorial or lt. governor nominees within the Democratic Party, “Like” Republicans on social media, create state PACS so they can give money to GOP candidates, take big donations from established Republicans too, and they also allow party nominees to suggest that the party is anti-choice, pro-gun, and Christian first.

    You got to watch the “Players,” because to them, a political party is nothing but a political mechanism to promote their own self-interest and not to further a meant, or once suggested, party philosophy…. #AreYouAPlayerBaby?

    ( – and Woodstock adds: “I know Clinton was a ‘Player,’ but where’s the GAP dress this time?”)

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