Gov. Daugaard Brings War Against Republican Base Into the Open

I see that Gov. Dennis Daugaard is taking the war against the Republican base to the next level.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17:  U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R...

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 17: U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) speaks to members of the Clark County Republican Party at the Silverton Casino Lodge May 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul announced last week that he is seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for president. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Republicans screwing America (making Santorum)

Republicans screwing America (making Santorum) (Photo credit: EN2008)

Back in 2010, Dennis Daugaard was one of my last choices for governor. He had been Lieutenant Governor under the RINO Mike Rounds–who himself managed to slither into the GOP nomination in 2002 after the two best candidates publicly annihilated one another in a bitter battle. I didn’t have a whole lot of specific reasons to oppose Daugaard, other than the realization that as a solid conservative myself, I would have found it difficult if not impossible to have sat second-chair in such a liberal, mealy-mouthed “Republican” administration for all those years…so how could any other real conservative have done so with such apparent ease? There were also rumors, admittedly not completely substantiated, that Daugaard had stumped for Governor Rounds on some of Rounds’ more “centrist” initiatives. Finally, when you consider that there were other more reliably conservative candidates, Daugaard was pretty far down on the scale of desirability for a committed Republican like myself.

Early in 2011, as Gov. Daugaard made clear his plans for lean government in these tough economic times, I started to entertain the idea that maybe I’d been wrong about him.

He was talking like a real Republican–and acting a lot like one, too. Of course, it didn’t hurt that public outrage over exorbitant state salaries hit right as the 2011 legislative session was getting underway, either………………………..


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One Response to Gov. Daugaard Brings War Against Republican Base Into the Open

  1. Gunny G says:

    Some pics are worth a…zillion words…and then some…


    just Plain Dick G

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