While the SD Dem Party is in full collapse, the National Republican Party is dealing with the largest crisis in the history of their party

We both know that when you compare what goes on in DC and what goes on in SD they are two different things.

What surprises me about the SDDP debt is that it really isn’t that much. There are many high-ranking Dems in this state that could cut a check to pull the party out of it’s measly $40K debt. Heck, they could probably find 40 dems to give $1,000 each. I think a lot of long time Dems have become disenfranchised over the past 10 years due to the party leadership’s concerns about where school kids go to the bathroom instead of about better paying jobs for ALL South Dakotans, properly funded education, a fair taxation system and the farm economy.

I look at the party’s collapse as an opportunity for people in this state to re-invent the party as strong opposition to the party of Trump, one of the most crooked, corrupt and dishonest presidents in the history of this country. Heck, if the Dem party gets their poop in a group, I might even re-register as a Dem.

Speaking of Trump and the National Republican Party, it seems some of the party leaders are running scared;

Earlier this week, the conservative Daily Caller website asked the offices of each of the 53 Republican senators whether they opposed the impeachment and removal of President Donald Trump. Just seven of them said yes.Which is, well, verrrrrrry interesting. (Mike Marion Rounds was one of the 7)

And why wouldn’t they? Think about it, when (not if) the Congress AND Senate finds Mr. Trump guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors, the National GOP will have NO choice but to cleanse themselves of him before he collapses the entire party. And if Republicans are good at one thing, it’s throwing their colleagues under the bus to save their own asses. Honestly though, I already think it is too late. The GOP should have never let him be the nominee, and they will paying for this for years.

So I recommend anyone considering running as a Dem in SD next year to get in early, because Nationally, it is going to be a really good year for Dems and a really miserable one for Republicans – now if we can just get SD voters to grow a brain before next November.



8 comments ↓

#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 10.23.19 at 9:24 pm

The most recent monthly FEC report for the SDDP, which are the September numbers, that were reported on October 20th to the FEC, show that the SDDP in September did raise $4000 in new monies from new “Big Donors,” but then they turned around and spent over $12000 on salaries and payroll taxes and did even touch the current $46000 debt.

The Executive Director, who just resigned, worked for the SDDP for 2 and half months, she made 1 and a half times more than the prior ED and earned almost $20000 from the SDDP in the last two months, while the SDDP’s outstanding debts didn’t decline at all.

The ED was hired by the State Chair, who just resigned, even though when the most recent ED was hired, the SDDP had a negative checkbook at the time and an obvious $20000 error to the negative in its June report, which was reported in July, which is the same month the EBoard and chair hired the new ED, who resigned today.

A lot happen under Ann, which caused this fire, but the fire got bigger because new party leaders – after Ann – never owned the problem from day one.

#2 Sam Jones Devertornpranger on 10.23.19 at 10:02 pm

Get your facts straight, genius. The DNC provides $$$ to every state Dem party EXCLUSIVELY for payroll. The SDDP’s recent payroll had zero ties to the debt problems of previous party leaders, which were only discovered over the last few months. The folks who just resigned didn’t have a damn thing to do with the debt. If anything the ED walked away from a stable paycheck (thanks to the DNC) but no amount of $$$ is worth the mayhem caused by Ann Tornberg and the others who left behind mountains of debt and a broken party infrastructure. The SDDP needs a thorough house cleaning from the state central committee to the executive board on down.

#3 USD on 10.23.19 at 10:06 pm

I’ll take the ED job.

#4 D@ily Spin on 10.23.19 at 10:21 pm

If republicans can’t get Trump to resign and soon, it’s going to be an embarrassing 2020. There’s a few good generals who can heroically clean this up in short order. I have faith in Pence. He’s followed the chain of command and followed orders. Given command, he’d restore confidence. I’m not sure he’d do more than finish this term but if the Dems don’t find just one someone, he’d do a term and a half.

#5 "Very Stable Genius" on 10.24.19 at 12:13 am

SJDtp,

Are you talking about the DNC money that was missing from monthly FEC reports until people started asking about it? Weren’t leaders looking at those reports? Even in recent months? Having the DNC money missing from those reports is like looking at your personal checking account with your main employer’s pay not listed, and then not being alarmed. How could that be?

Whether the DNC money is designated for pay or not is academic. What were we getting for that? Did the debt go done? Plus, even with just two staffers, not to mention the five we once had (In fact, just a month ago based on reports), the pay for those staffers and payroll taxes is greater than the monthly DNC allowance. You’re talking about the $10,000 a month, right? Because the other $2914 a month from the DNC was also funneled back to the DNC based on the reports and often listed as an “in-kind” contribution. So the DNC was not covering all of the staff costs.

Also, how could the problem have just been discovered “over the last few months,” when the first six month report for 2019 showed that the SDDP was on course to be $110,000 behind a comparable year (2017) for fundraising in 2019? When they formulated this report in June, wasn’t anyone alarmed? Or, that the McGovern Day event was a flop back in late April, or that the July 20th report for June somehow had $ 20,000 more in “cash on hand” for June 1st, then was reported for May 31st, under the same category, in the June 20th report? Weren’t political leaders looking at these reports? But regardless, wasn’t the McGovern Day event alone a canary in the coal mine for the party?
…..#IHaveMyFactsStraight….#ButIHaveNoTime4Spin

But I would agree we need some “house cleaning”, but the “house cleaning” that we need is to clean the party from statewide candidates who are anti-choice, pro-gun, and claim you have to be a Christian to run for office….That’s the “house cleaning” that we need.

#6 tara volesky on 10.24.19 at 6:56 am

The majority of SD loves Trump but dislikes the establishment. Trump took a big shot at Thune.

#7 Conservative Here on 10.24.19 at 11:24 am

Regardless of what you think of Donald Trump I think many are going to be surprised in 2020. This is just my gut feeling but, I think he wins and wins big in 2020. I do also detest some of the things he says but, I think most Americans are tired of the Uni party and want something different. I am not going to sit her and debate Trump with all you on here because he could cure cancer and most of you would hate him still. I also think the media in this country which 90% are Liberal and Left leaning continue to tell 1 side of the story all the time and no Fox news is just as bad as I have stopped watching that as well.

If Americans take a step back and look at what goes on in Washington and stop being so fixated on what people say vs what they do we would be better off. Ask yourself this question, why do so many go to Congress and come out rich after a term or 2 making $170k a year, this happens on both sides of the fence. Why is anyone and I mean anyone defending trading with China in the first place. We have sold our soul to them. The list is long and distinguished of things both sides have done. One thing is true, they are all only concerned with power and keeping their positions and I think everyone is just sick and tired of it and this is why you have Donald Trump. He has wrecked the Republican party and maybe it needed to be wrecked, too many RINOs. The lunatics on the Left have wrecked the Dem party as well. Talib, OOC, Warren, Sanders, all lunatics. I would pay good money to have the Democrats from the 80s back, they are reasonable, these new Dems are just bat shit crazy. When you watch the debates all of them raised their hands for health care for Illegals. We used to ALL say no thank you to stupid shit like that and say, we should focus on our people first. All I know is something has gotta change in this country and we need to get back to basics. Focus on Americans, help the Middle class, stop identify politics, improve our trade and bring our jobs back, TERM LIMITS, balance the budget, pay off the debt, flat tax or national sales tax (this does not need to be complicated). Many of these issues are not right or left they are just common sense.

#8 "Very Stable Genius" on 10.26.19 at 2:40 am

CH,

I would like to have the pre-NAFTA Democrats back.

I would agree with you, however, that Trump still has a path to re-election as long as the Republican senate is a final firewall for him in terms of impeachment.

The scary thing is that Trump’s polling numbers resemble Reagan, Clinton, Bush43, and Obama’s numbers more right now, than Carter and Bush41’s.

I don’t agree with Trump’s Syrian policy, but at his impromptu press conference on it, he was focused and even with his lies showed no fear; and if that Trump shows up at the debates against a Democrat next fall, then the Democrats had better be prepared.

As far as you comments about the “swamp,” well, Trump himself is a part of the “swamp.” Democrats in 2020 just need to show that they are less “swampian” than Trump.

( – and Woodstock states: “‘Swamp?’….. Come to think of it, I think Doral was built on a ‘swamp.'”)