Noem’s Trump Support Backlash just beginning

While I think there are more smarts between two drunk squirrels then what’s swirling around in the mostly empty cavity between Kristi’s ears I think she knew if Trump wasn’t elected for a 2nd term (he really wasn’t elected for a 1st term) that things would get pretty dark for her and South Dakota.

Within 60 days of Biden’s term he has already done this;

• Blocked Keystone pipeline (I believe this is permanent.)

• Give millions more to blue states in the newest relief bill (This really is just about math. More people live in these states and and they pay a lot more in Federal taxes. In fact South Dakota has been a federal tax welfare state for decades all under Republican rule.)

• Fireworks cancelled at Mt. Rushmore (this should have never happened to begin with in 2020, it was obviously a Trump campaign rally that endangered public and sacred lands. I knew once Deb Haaland became Interior Secretary, a Native American herself, she would put an end to it.)

I believe this is just the tip of the iceberg and I think if the Democrats put up a strong candidate to run against her you will see money pouring into the state from blue supporters.

The backlash has just begun and I think the Federal funding issues and cancellations are just the beginning of the Biden administration making it very miserable for Noem and frankly the rest of us. I actually think there will be Federal investigations into how the state has conducted business.

Thanks Kristi for dragging the rest of us along for the ride because of your sick obsession with the Orange Menace.



11 comments ↓

#1 kurtz on 03.13.21 at 9:19 am

South Dakota’s Republican politicians are just pawns of the intense timber lobbying efforts of Hulett, Wyoming based Neiman Enterprises, the extraction industry and from welfare ranchers addicted to cheap grazing fees. They have teamed up with Wyoming Senator Liz Cheney to make sure the Black Hills are reduced to piles of timber slash and mine waste.

Instead of allowing native aspen to be restored, stands of doghair ponderosa pine (ladder fuels that feed wildfires) cover much of the Black Hills National Forest. Spurred by the Neimans the Forest Service is still planting pine in the Jasper Fire area.

Thanks to the Trump Organization the United States is in debt to the tune of $22 TRILLION and US consumer debt is north of $74 TRILLION so the US is encouraging mining companies from outside the country to drill more holes in the Earth looking for gold and silver. The surging price of gold means Republicans and foreign miners see the sacred Black Hills as a sacrifice zone so now they want to buy land south of Lead from the Forest Service and deed it to the State of South Dakota. Brohm was an Australian company recruited by a now-dead Republican governor who gutted environmental protection in South Dakota.

Acknowledging there will always be acid mine drainage in the Black Hills the Republican-owned South Dakota Board of Minerals and Environment is dealing with still another devil who wants to strip mine the Gilt Edge Superfund site hoping the US Environmental Protection Agency becomes a tool of the extraction industry. South Dakota is no stranger to ecocide because it’s a way of life in the chemical toilet. Under the General Mining Law of 1872 even foreign miners have carte blanche to rape the Black Hills, so they are. At least five transients want to poke the Black Hills but it’s happening throughout the Intermountain West.

The Republican South Dakota Department of Ecocide and Natural Ruination has even awarded a water permit to a Canadian miner drilling test holes near Keystone and Rochford. Mineral Mountain Resources has been trucking water in 3000 gallon tanks from Lead for lubrication and wants to take at least ten gallons a minute from wells near the test holes. While exploratory holes normally take millions of gallons of water they tend to have minimal impact on the Forest itself but the drillers usually sell their data to bigger miners like Barrick, a Canadian earth raper.

Rochford area residents say British Columbia-based Mineral Mountain Resources destroyed Forest Service Road 184A during their drilling of some 7,500 acres in the Homestake Gold Belt on public lands and at a private site known as the Standby Mine Target.

Wharf Resources has filed a Notice of Intent to do exploratory drilling in a new area close to its current strip mine and cyanide leach pads in the Northern Hills where it recorded $72.5 million in profits for 2020.

Jim Neiman’s Devils Tower Forest Products enjoys a virtual timber monopoly in the Black Hills whose customers include Pella Windows and fellow Republican backer Menards.

#2 D@ily Spin on 03.13.21 at 11:41 am

Noem’s role as Trump’s Spokesmodel is coming back to haunt her and the state. She’ll get re-elected because of the ignorant Republican rednecks here. The state will lapse into obscurity another 4 years. There’s hope once she leaves and can’t find another office or federal appointment. Meanwhile, we’ll only get noticed when there’s another Sturgis pandemic or golfer plane crash.

#3 Very Stable Genius on 03.13.21 at 4:00 pm

Noem will be tough to beat. In a primary, the Trumpsters would protect her. In a general, I think she has a solid 55%.

Billie is potentially the strongest candidate against Noem due to name ID, but I think a repeat of ’18 would be Noem 57 Sutton 43.

Biden is far more popular than Trump, but the polarization of our country doesn’t allow for this Biden popularity to transcend into red states like South Dakota.

With Thune on the ballot, too, and Dusty’s nuance popularity, it will be hard for the Dems to beat Noem. And then add further gerrymandering to the equation and I don’t think there will be a single Democrat in Pierre in ’23 unless they have an address found on a reservation.

For Dems, it’s all about voter registration and fighting gerrymandering in the courts and not at the ballot box, but as long as Dems make Noem the issue and just run a marketing campaign in 2022 the SDDP’s strategy will go down in flames like New Coke.

#4 Breakfast at Talley's on 03.13.21 at 5:48 pm

We don’t need all those dollars from the libbies. My good friends Bob and Lar tell me the Demon Weed will save us.

#5 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 03.13.21 at 6:29 pm

I once owned a Weed Whacker, does it still have value? Demon Weed? But my favorite dealer looks like Father Guido Sarducci. And if I find pain then, is recreational marijuana legal for me?

#6 D@ily Spin on 03.13.21 at 10:15 pm

True. Smoke it if you got it. I’ve learned we have no voice in government. What will be will be. At least soon we can be stoned and don’t care. Noem should support our pot parties so she can find another lower life political place off the farm and separated from her husband.

#7 Mike Lee Zitterich on 03.14.21 at 1:05 am

Yeah, keep blaming TRUMP while Mr. “Joe Gutless Biden” the hair sniffer spends like a drunken sailor, and his $1.9 BILLION STIMULUS is a joke, stop handing out welfare to people who choose NOT to work.

The DEMOCRATS are ruining the country with their Anti-Gun Bills, National Popular Voter Registration Bills, Their constant demonizing of the Electoral College, We are going to thankful if we even have a Country left by 2024 …

#8 The Guy From Guernsey on 03.14.21 at 8:29 am

Crooked dealings makes for crooked wood at your regional home improvement chain store.
Nobody likes crooked wood, despite that you Save Big Money!

#9 The Guy From Guernsey on 03.14.21 at 9:52 am

VSG,
There is an appetite to bring to the office of Governor and the state legislature accountability to the will and intent of the constituents. The meddling actions of these parties against Amendment A and IM 26 are only the most recent example, but may have built momentum adequate to elicit “change”.
Can the general platform of ‘accountability to voters’ and specifically marijuana turn Noem out of office? And color Sioux Falls blue with respect to representation in the state legislature?

#10 l3wis on 03.14.21 at 9:54 am

Mike, the problem sometimes is that facts get in the way, most Americans support what you decry;

https://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/majority-of-americans-including-gun-owners-support-a-variety-of-gun-policies

(notice huge support amongst gun owners)

https://news.gallup.com/poll/320744/americans-support-abolishing-electoral-college.aspx

It’s an old system that needs to go, The framers created the Electoral College, because they didn’t trust the people to make electoral decisions on their own. They wanted the president chosen by what they thought of as “enlightened statesmen”

In other words they believed that only smart rich people were qualified (no women, no minorities) It’s an outdated way to pick presidents.

https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/03/09/broad-public-support-for-coronavirus-aid-package-just-a-third-say-it-spends-too-much/

While I agree some stuff in the bill is not needed, most people support it.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/americans-support-vote-by-mail-early-voting_n_602fd34ac5b673b19b67de64

This one is that has widespread support, I’m surprised the support isn’t closer to 99%. Doesn’t matter which way you lean, you should always be in support of making it easier to vote.

#11 Very Stable Genius on 03.14.21 at 11:25 am

TGfG,

In my estimation, 2022 won’t be about change, it will be about the blue menace, or least that’s what the Republicans will call it and they will get away with it too.

Sioux Falls should be blue going to Pierre, but I have a feeling that the Republicans will crave up all of these legislative districts in Sioux Falls and have them joined with rural areas, even 15.

Sioux Falls should gain one legislative district due to population growth, but I expect to see three or more, so they can delude the urban/blue vote with rural/red votes.

Right now, Sioux Falls is a part of nine legislative districts, but only four of them are found totally within Sioux Falls. Based on 2010 census figures, however, Sioux Falls should have six legislative districts right now, which are solely within Sioux Falls city limits. So, I am alleging after this next redistricting, that all legislative districts found in Sioux Falls will have a rural linkage to them to prevent Democrats from winning any legislative seats in Sioux Falls.

The Republicans are becoming increasingly cocky and arrogant with their politics and policies in this state. The SDGOP even went after safe Dems in ’15 this past year, although, they didn’t prevail. They also entertained ideas like potentially taking Dems off of state boards like Game, Fish, and Parks, and also the state retirement board. Some Republican legislators have even entertained the idea of making county auditors and treasurers an appointed position by predominantly Republican county commissions.

The Republicans in this state want only one party rule.