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Will Marion Mike Rounds run for another term? DaCola says NO.

There is a story in the Argus today (I can’t read it because it is for subscribers) but the headline suggests that Rounds may not run for re-election due to his wife’s illness.

I have felt for awhile that he would NOT run anyway, even before his wife was diagnosed. I have heard from several Republican insiders that he doesn’t like Washington so much, and secondly, six years is a long term.

I have been suggesting for awhile that he will choose NOT to run and Dusty Johnson will run for the seat. This is the gossip going around, and one of the reasons he is so upset with Borglum.

As for money raised, both Rounds and Johnson can easily move those funds.

So who would run for Congress on the Republican side? I think it is Paul TenHaken, who I don’t think has the appetite for another term as Mayor.

I think this will open it up for a special election (if TenHaken wins) for Sioux Falls Mayor, which we will see Huether return, but I could also see other opportunists like Greg Neitzert looking at running.

This of course is all speculation, and just some early predictions.

In the Trumpist sphere, I agree with a letter writer Cory Heidelberg scrounged up. I have been thinking for awhile that the reason Romney is supporting impeachment is so he can be the GOP’s presidential candidate in 2020. Think about it, he has ran before, he has name recognition, and he is a moderate (more like a corporatist). He will still lose, once a loser always a loser. I’m still on the fence whether or not the Senate will kick the bum out of office, but that political circus changes by the day. If the polling is 55% or higher with American support for resignation, the Senate will remove him. Guaranteed. And our Nightmare maybe finally over with . . . for awhile anyway.

Sen Mike Rounds addresses Lincoln HS, 4/26/19

I was actually impressed with his presentation. Learned a lot of things, though I don’t agree with everything he said.

Trump’s payments to porn stars ‘was for love’ according to Rounds

(FF 6:30)

From Drinking Liberally;

In Politics: In an effort to demonstrate his absolute supplication to Donald Trump and Trump’s demands of total fealty to whatever his whim of the moment might be, our own Senator Rounds defended Trump’s $130,000 hush money payment to Adult Film actress Stormy Daniels by stating that Trump “made the payment because he loved his family….” Rounds really said that. I didn’t make that up.

So to follow Rounds’ logic, Trump may have sent his wife Melania a valentine card this year that read something like this, ” Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m having sex with a porn star again to show my love for you.”

Last week I speculated that our Senator’s, Thune and Rounds, could rationalize just about anything to support Trump’s right-wing and often fascist agenda. Unfortunately for all of us and for our Country, even I didn’t know how right I was.

Our Republican leadership is feckless. If you are a Republican and love our country, it is time to look elsewhere for leadership. But then again, according to Senator Rounds, you could demonstrate your love of country by having sex with a porn star.

Mike Rounds, “It’s like Ronald Reagan all over again.”

I just about had a coronary on the way to work this morning when I heard Senator Rounds say this to Belfrage.

They were talking about the tax cuts and the federal budget. Rounds went on to say that the policies that the Reagan administration implemented created the booming economy of the 90’s.

First off, Reaganomics destroyed our economy which has been a roller coaster since it’s implementation and has caused the biggest gap between the rich and the poor ever in the history of our country. If Mike Rounds is hoping for the trickle down economics of Reagan to work in 2018 like it did in the 80’s, God help us.

The 3 Stooges holding Town Hall meetings? Yeah right.

Ellis stuck it to our triple R’s in DC;

But sometime, between now and the end of the August recess, they’ll need to put their big-boy, big-girl pants on and hold some town halls. They need to show the state’s voters that they can stand down blubbering bounders, paid provocateurs and those who are genuinely concerned. They need to have the courage of their convictions to explain why Obamacare must go and why its replacement is better for the country. Because if there’s one thing people dislike more than a hypocrite, it’s a coward.

This is why I often tell people to get involved with local politics, DC is just full of silliness. These three could care less how the average South Dakotan lives their lives. Noem pretends to care on occasion because she wants to be governor, but Thune and Rounds have been disconnected for years. Of course the Stooge protectors say this is a setup for the left wing to attack them. First off, if there is a ‘left wing’ big enough to attack people in SD, please point them out to me, I would like to meet them, and secondly, this isn’t about just attending a left leaning town hall, it’s about having ANY town hall that is held in front of the general public.

Will the Three Stooges bother to show up?

While I like the idea, I will be shocked if any of them show up to the Lion’s den;

Sens. Mike Rounds and John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem will return to South Dakota during a congressional recess period, but don’t plan to hold formal town hall forums. Spokespeople for the three said they hadn’t received invitations to the Thursday forum.

Kate Hayes, one of the group’s organizers, said she thought it was important that constituents remain an active check and balance system, weighing in regularly about Trump’s comments or policies that might worry them.

“We want to get back to where we’re doing our job as part of our democracy,” she said. “We need to be there to watch them and hold them accountable.”

Even if this was a grassroots Republican event, I doubt they would make an appearance, these clowns only show up to these kind of events if they can show off shooting hoops or collecting checks from rich donors.

But I’M NOT discouraging people from going to the event at Icon Lounge-Sioux Falls, Thursday, 5:30 – 7 PM. There will be a lot of other guests and speakers, should be fun, especially if NO Republicans make it.

Marion Mike Rounds Protest Planned

Protest at Rounds office
Tuesday 02/06/17 • 12 noon.
Against Betsy DeVoss nomination.
320 N Main Ave., Suite A
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Protest should gather in front of building and gather more information. Peacefully assemble. Bring signs. Behave yourself. Comply with police. Send someone to his office to bring staff/clipboards to the protestors to leave statements.

Share details, tell any media contacts. Don’t give anyone a reason to criticize our methods, only our ideas.

Mike Rounds proves just how creepy he really is

Funny for a guy who weaseled his way out of the EB-5 scandals, he sure is paranoid of who is calling him. I even cracked a joke the other night, the reason I like being involved in local government is because I can call my local lawmakers (city and county) and they will talk to me about concerns, where if you have to get a hold of our DC delegation – good luck. Now it appears, Rounds is doing background checks on people who just want to ask him a question. Super creepy;

But Ellis smelled something else fishy about Senator Rounds’s response. It was addressed to Ellis by her full name, including her middle name, which she did not give over the phone. It was sent to her son’s e-mail address, which she did not provide to the Senator’s staff. Ellis’s son has never provided that e-mail address to Senator Rounds’s office; Ellis says her son has never contacted any elected official and has zero political involvement. (She’s working on changing that.)

Curious, Ellis called the office back. She asked about her son’s e-mail address; Rounds staff couldn’t explain how that address had gotten into their system. She asked about the use of her middle name; Rounds staff said something about how birth certificates are public record.

Umm… really? The South Dakota Department of Health says birth records are not open for public inspection. You can’t just go browsing birth certificates; you have to file an application and pay a fee.

This is the kind of crazy 1984 crap these people believe in. I warned people about how twisted Mr. Rounds was when he was running for senate, and it seems it continues.

Marion ‘Mike’ Rounds, still a dumbass (H/T Helga)


Like a broken record, should it surprise us that an insurance salesman has no clue about the KKK and White Supremacy? He goes as far as running to the Safe Room called ‘Stormland-Sick Kids-Thune’s press office-TV’ to clean up this mess;

Today the Huffington Post went to great lengths to manipulate Senator Rounds’ remarks and take them out of context. Rounds believes it was a mistake for Trump not to disavow the KKK immediately, a key point of the conversation conveniently left out of the quote being misrepresented and the key element missing from the Huffington Post’s “story.”

Oh, we got the point, but to say this is the pot sticker Marion;

Even if you’re disappointed with the way he’s responding to things, even if you’re mad at him, you disagree with him, if he did it intentionally — I don’t think he did, I think he just made a mistake — even if he did, they’re still going to do a better job with him there than if you had Hillary or Bernie in his place.

Because you know, a racist POS is way better, and hey, if you can get the white power folk to vote for Trump, more power to them (no pun intended).

Will Senator Rounds ever be indicted for EB-5?

Okay, I know what you are thinking, Detroit is at it again with his Christmas list. But to tell you the truth, that has been off my radar. Why? Well, because Mike did his smooth sailing to his Senate seat, so I figured, “Never happen.”

And it may not, but there has been quite a bit of chatter about it.

I had a good chuckle, because like I said, these things don’t come easily. So I picked the brains of some connected Republicans in the state about the possibility. They didn’t know anything about pending indictments, but this comment sticks out from one of them, “Lobbyists in Washington consider Rounds as TOXIC because of EB-5.”

Yeah, let’s talk ‘toxicity’. His two terms as governor were plenty toxic for me.