I could certainly tell you again about how ignorant Noem is. I could also rant about her authoritarianism or how she seems to have a rotating plastic surgery schedule like it is her chiropractor. But what troubles me the most is her lack of understanding reality.
While average South Dakotans can barely afford to put gas in their cars she jet sets all over the country on our dime visiting extremist radical right events. She makes no apologies about nepotism and special treatment for her children. She lies about a 10 year old pregnant rape victim calling it fake news. She also continues to lie to national audiences saying nothing closed down in South Dakota because of Covid. Uses tax dollars to overturn a Rec MJ constitutional amendment. Thinks people can secretly carry concealed weapons while gun violence rages in South Dakota’s largest city. Ignores corrections workers concerns while lying to the media about fixing it. Sends our National Guard troops to the Texas border because apparently South Dakota is overran by illegals. Has barred transgender youth from sports even though there is NOT ONE SINGLE transgender athlete in South Dakota asking to participate. Has banned CRT from public schools even though it has NEVER been taught here and is an advanced law school class about civil rights litigation.
But I think the last straw was this week when she turned down a debate on SDPB saying;
Today (July 15, 2022), in response to an inquiry from South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) regarding why Governor Noem does not plan to participate in their gubernatorial debate, the Kristi for Governor campaign announced that they will not be participating in the debate due to extreme leftist slant from National Public Radio (NPR) and SDPB.
“For years, we have watched as NPR and SDPB both drifted further and further to the left. The final straw was NPR eliminating the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July,” said Ian Fury, Communications Director for Kristi for Governor. “In the past, Governor Noem has made clear that she will not participate in debates hosted by hyper-partisan organizations or outlets. SDPB has repeatedly promoted the radical effort to re-write American history and cancel our Founding Fathers. As Governor Noem said at Mount Rushmore, ‘To attempt to cancel the Founding generation is an attempt to cancel our own freedoms.’ Governor Noem has participated in this debate in the past, but SDPB’s extreme leftward swing precludes the possibility of a fair debate.”
I have been watching the Newshour for years, and what attracted me most is that it is non-partisan unlike cable news. During the last couple of months PBS has strived to bring in both sides of the abortion debate. Unlike the partisan garbage spilled on FOX and MSNBC, PBS has always had a fair approach to the news.
Secondly, this is a live debate, not sure how the moderator would be able to twist or edit Noem’s answers? She is really is the dullest knife in the dull knife drawer.
Here is an interview Mayor TenHaken recently did with SDPB, notice there is no left wing nuttiness, just basic questions about how city government is functioning;
After reading this statement, it is clear that Noem has lost all connection with reality and what is really going on in our country and state. Everything she says or does is opposite of what people really think or are going thru. Bizzarro Noem for Governor.