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brooklynite

(95,283 posts)
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:53 AM Jan 2021

Gov. Kristi Noem says Georgia elected 'communists' to serve in the U.S. Senate

Source: Argus Leader

A day after calling for healing and peace as a country, South Dakota’s governor is alleging “communists” have infiltrated the United States Senate.

Gov. Kristi Noem this week used social media to denounce riots in the nation's capitol and to remind people, "There are consequences for how we talk to each other in this country."

That didn't stop her, though, from going after two Democrats who won a pair of runoff elections Tuesday in Georgia, contests resulting in Republicans losing control of the Senate for the first time since 2014.

In an op-ed on the alternative news site The Federalist, Noem accused Senator-elects Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock of being communists, calling one a "33-year-old with no accomplishments" and the other a "smooth-talking preacher."




Read more: https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2021/01/08/gov-kristi-noem-says-georgia-elected-communists-serve-u-s-senate/6605474002/
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Gov. Kristi Noem says Georgia elected 'communists' to serve in the U.S. Senate (Original Post) brooklynite Jan 2021 OP
Noem is an irresponsible Covid mass murderer gohuskies Jan 2021 #1
That's rich, coming from unabashed supporters thucythucy Jan 2021 #2
Idiot probably can't even define communism. C_U_L8R Jan 2021 #3
So says a Godless safeinOhio Jan 2021 #4
What the hell happened to SD? This was the state of George McGovern still_one Jan 2021 #5
Same thing that happened to half the country Blues Heron Jan 2021 #10
Which is: FoxRushHannity, and more. n/t Mister Ed Jan 2021 #18
Not actually insanity, but is loss or lack of reasoning skill, making them suckers for propaganda Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2021 #45
It's been downhill ever since they replaced one of the most powerful members of Congress... TwilightZone Jan 2021 #22
Agree wholeheartedly! nt pazzyanne Jan 2021 #44
South Dakota is where the GOP attack campaigning was started... IthinkThereforeIAM Jan 2021 #61
It's really cheap for fascists, like the Kochs to buy media time in small markets. Makes it very diane in sf Jan 2021 #65
Elected officials must stop lying to citizens. The lies are killing people and this country. Irish_Dem Jan 2021 #6
Hear, hear! trusty elf Jan 2021 #25
If I have to choose... luv2fly Jan 2021 #7
How dare she. My newly elected Senators are patriots. Noem is MAGA trash. CottonBear Jan 2021 #8
+1000s DinahMoeHum Jan 2021 #13
Congratulations on WINNING! What Cha Jan 2021 #21
It's amazing! I hope that we'll truly be able to celebrate when they're sworn in. CottonBear Jan 2021 #50
Aww.. Thank you for all Cha Jan 2021 #80
And SD elected a nazi as governor still_one Jan 2021 #9
Under ordinary times, the rhetoric could be considered "typical"... idziak4ever1234 Jan 2021 #31
Shes 100% completely worthless Squidly Jan 2021 #11
She's doing a bang up job aiding and abetting the virus central scrutinizer Jan 2021 #17
He got elected to the Senate at 33 in a red state as a Democrat. BlueStater Jan 2021 #12
more projection from a brain dead repub NRaleighLiberal Jan 2021 #14
are we to be surpise, considering how many of her state residents she has killed with COVID beachbumbob Jan 2021 #15
What i hate rownesheck Jan 2021 #16
Go Read About What Communism Is Kristi colsohlibgal Jan 2021 #19
Fuck Off you Stupid fucker, Noem.. mind Cha Jan 2021 #20
Subtlely putting herself out there for a possible 2024 VP spot. Sarah Palin II. oasis Jan 2021 #84
Yeah, that's what they Cha Jan 2021 #85
Dems will work hard through 2022 to maintain 3 branches. oasis Jan 2021 #87
Mahalo! you Cha Jan 2021 #89
As she kills her constituents.. mountain grammy Jan 2021 #23
Noem is a racist jerk. madaboutharry Jan 2021 #24
She's 49. BlueStater Jan 2021 #46
Sorry, it was early. madaboutharry Jan 2021 #47
FUCK YOU ...........your a seditionist supporting authoritarian fascists'... turbinetree Jan 2021 #26
Real news:fascists in the White House Marthe48 Jan 2021 #27
whow. Noem is a #Trump bootlicker! riversedge Jan 2021 #28
Isolate the right wingers over time.. Jon King Jan 2021 #29
Doesn't she realize that the "communist" tag died back in the 1980s? George II Jan 2021 #30
South Dakota elected a fascist governor. NCjack Jan 2021 #32
When Republicans call for healing and peace, those are code words for... patphil Jan 2021 #33
+1000 mdbl Jan 2021 #40
You hit the nail on the head! moose65 Jan 2021 #48
Kristi Noem is a wealthy Welfare Queen, who has received millions in Government welfare payments: Roisin Ni Fiachra Jan 2021 #34
+1 dalton99a Jan 2021 #39
Thanks for posting this story. Wellstone ruled Jan 2021 #52
Also they don't want anyone else to get any of "their" money. MarcA Jan 2021 #71
Smooth talking is a dog whistle Voltaire2 Jan 2021 #35
This message was self-deleted by its author geralmar Jan 2021 #74
When someone has no conscience, they can say or do anything dlk Jan 2021 #36
She should do stand-up comedy, she writes like it bucolic_frolic Jan 2021 #37
a "33-year-old with no accomplishments" Botany Jan 2021 #38
This comes from a Putin lovin Trump supporter mdbl Jan 2021 #41
In her mind a "communist" is anyone who is against fascism, just as in the south "liberal" is lutherj Jan 2021 #42
Well said! Nt raccoon Jan 2021 #55
+1,000 n/t MarcA Jan 2021 #72
Calling someone "Communitst" seems less Racist/Biggotted then the terms she wants to say. mackdaddy Jan 2021 #43
"Smooth talking preacher" !? JohnnyRingo Jan 2021 #49
Its all about 2024 NHvet Jan 2021 #51
Straight from scary socialism to communism hibbing Jan 2021 #53
If they're communists, she's a fascist. Can't have it both ways. n/t SpankMe Jan 2021 #54
Fascist dumbass says what? Zorro Jan 2021 #56
How many of the terrorists Traildogbob Jan 2021 #57
We need some standards for intellectual capacity and critical thinking lonely bird Jan 2021 #58
Sad, sad, sad marieo1 Jan 2021 #59
Sad, sad, sad marieo1 Jan 2021 #60
Can she spell and define "communism"? This sounds like "I can see communism from my house." bucolic_frolic Jan 2021 #62
If you can't believe the past South Dakota Snow Queen ornotna Jan 2021 #63
Coming from someone whose "accomplishment"... jmowreader Jan 2021 #64
Typical republican playbook response, when all else fails resort to McCarthyism W T F Jan 2021 #66
She is another nasty piece of work who needs to be removed from office! Mr. Sparkle Jan 2021 #67
Trying to cover for her utter abdication of responsibility as governor Warpy Jan 2021 #68
Blow it out your ass, Gov. Paladin Jan 2021 #69
Let's hope her voters hold her accountable for these statements, PatrickforO Jan 2021 #70
palin 2.0 n/t MarcA Jan 2021 #73
tell her no but we will have a GOP Russian Congress Lady from the northside of Indianapolis now. Captain Zero Jan 2021 #75
Who the fuck do these out-of-state assholes think they are? apnu Jan 2021 #76
Callous idiot who lets thousands of her citizens die, says what about democracy ? steve2470 Jan 2021 #77
Go away bdamomma Jan 2021 #78
South Dakota is completely dominated by Republicans and a majority of usajumpedtheshark Jan 2021 #79
Ya know what?? SO FUCKING WHAT. Volaris Jan 2021 #81
I didn't vote for her. BHDem53 Jan 2021 #82
Bad communication skills, Kristi Noem! Aussie105 Jan 2021 #83
She should be banned from Twitter immediately FakeNoose Jan 2021 #86
GOP returns to its attack. badboy67 Jan 2021 #88

Blues Heron

(5,972 posts)
10. Same thing that happened to half the country
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:00 AM
Jan 2021

at some point they lost their minds. This is insanity writ large.

Bernardo de La Paz

(49,148 posts)
45. Not actually insanity, but is loss or lack of reasoning skill, making them suckers for propaganda
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:48 AM
Jan 2021

Of course the extreme cases are somewhat insane, like the violent ones such as the ret. Lt. Col. in the well of the chamber with the tactical gear and Plasticuffs. His friends and family stated that they have withdrawn from him because he is so obsessed with trumpanzee conspiracy theories.

If it were really true
that a Presidential election had been stolen by about 5 million votes, then yes it would be sane rational and reasonable to fight for democracy in the streets and elsewhere.

But they are not entitled to an alternative set of facts. They were never reasoned into their views, though they will cite mountains of "evidence" and string it together with what seems like logic on the surface. Because of a lack of basic reasoning they get emotionally attached to theories and can't be reasoned out of them. They rationalize away counter-evidence and have confirmation bias.

Anytime you take the time to examine it, their evidence and their purported logic quickly falls apart.

So, mostly not insanity; mostly they never learned critical thinking or they lost the skill of analyzing and reasoning carefully.

What remains is a susceptibility to emotion and thus they are easy targets for propaganda.

TwilightZone

(25,560 posts)
22. It's been downhill ever since they replaced one of the most powerful members of Congress...
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:32 AM
Jan 2021

Tom Daschle, with chair-warmer John Thune, who hasn't done anything of note since.

IthinkThereforeIAM

(3,080 posts)
61. South Dakota is where the GOP attack campaigning was started...
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 02:56 PM
Jan 2021

... this goes back to 1980 and the concerted GOP attacks on McGovern and Democratic Party members, especially in South Dakota.

Remember that slimey Paul Erickson guy, who was convicted of defrauding investors in a, "retirement home", scam? Yeah, Maria Butina's boyfriend. When he was head of College Republicans at the University of South Dakota, he stole address and phone number lists of voters and they used it to start sending out and phoning their, "hate McGovern", messages.

"He coordinated a youth campaign for Rep. Jim Abdnor in 1980 while working on his bachelor’s degree."

[link:https://heavy.com/news/2018/12/paul-erickson/|

The down the line rancor for McGovern by the South Dakota GOP, and even from school teachers, still has me shaking my head as to where the hatred came from. I was a senior in high school in, "small town South Dakota", at the time.

And then jumping to the 2000 election, Bill Janklow was the GOP governor of South Dakota, and he went down to Florida to be a leader of the Brooks Brothers Riot at the election center.

I have noticed many times that the crap they pull in South Dakota is a precursor to what is going to be pulled by the GOP further on down the road.



diane in sf

(3,921 posts)
65. It's really cheap for fascists, like the Kochs to buy media time in small markets. Makes it very
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:36 PM
Jan 2021

cheap and easy to push propaganda. Especially after defunding education for the last 50 years.

CottonBear

(21,598 posts)
50. It's amazing! I hope that we'll truly be able to celebrate when they're sworn in.
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 12:26 PM
Jan 2021

Stacey Abrams was interviewed on TV right before Election Day. She was asked if she was worried. She said no, but that she felt a sense of urgency and that she and everyone else was focused on GOTV up until the polls closed.

I’ve never experienced elections like these before. I voted in the primary election, the general election, the December 1 special election runoff which was won by Deborah Gonzalez who is the first Latina DA in GA, and the January 5 statewide special election runoff for senate and public service commission.

Unfortunately, African American Democratic PSC candidate Daniel Blackman lost his election. However, he had a very good turnout and he’ll stay involved and hopefully run again. As James Carville says, “You’re a loser until you’re not.”

I was able to meet Daniel Blackman and Jon Ossoff in my town the weekend before the January 5 runoff election. The energy and urgency were palpable at that event.

Cha

(298,498 posts)
80. Aww.. Thank you for all
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 06:48 PM
Jan 2021

that on the ground Georgia voting experience of yours, CottonBear!

So Grateful for Stacey Abrams & all of Georgia's GOTV Efforts!

I stayed up all night on Ossoff Watch & Celebrations.. Grateful that Rev Warnock had already Won!.. and then of course we didn't have much time to celebrate when all hell broke loose in DC because trump planned & incited a deadly attack on the Capitol with our People doing their jobs.



idziak4ever1234

(1,257 posts)
31. Under ordinary times, the rhetoric could be considered "typical"...
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:17 AM
Jan 2021

however, in these times and with her past open-throated support of Trump, I think anti-semitic and racist overtones are legitimate criticisms.

Squidly

(784 posts)
11. Shes 100% completely worthless
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:05 AM
Jan 2021

tRump bootlicker extraordinaire. She was pathetic as a congresswoman, even more so as a governor

BlueStater

(7,596 posts)
12. He got elected to the Senate at 33 in a red state as a Democrat.
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:05 AM
Jan 2021

I’d say that’s a pretty impressive accomplishment.

What’s your accomplishments, Kristi? Killing over a thousand of your constituents?

 

beachbumbob

(9,263 posts)
15. are we to be surpise, considering how many of her state residents she has killed with COVID
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:11 AM
Jan 2021

rightwing falling back into the communist accusation, ignoring the fact that trump is knee deep in russian money issues is ironic

rownesheck

(2,343 posts)
16. What i hate
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:11 AM
Jan 2021

is this crazy lunatic from a state which has about 14 people living in it, is given so much press. Ignore her and her stupidity and she will be spouting her garbage into the vast emptiness of South Dakota.

I don't have anything against South Dakota, but come on, it's a state with a teeny, tiny population. I'm saying this governor is given WAY too much attention.

colsohlibgal

(5,275 posts)
19. Go Read About What Communism Is Kristi
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:17 AM
Jan 2021

The epidemic we are experiencing now is bad enough but we have another epidemic causing problems and that is stupidity. Communism is an Autocratic system much like your hero Trump strived for. Democratic socialism is different, it is just a more equitable sharing of the pie. They have that system In Scandinavia and are free to vote it out but why would they?

Cha

(298,498 posts)
20. Fuck Off you Stupid fucker, Noem.. mind
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:21 AM
Jan 2021

your own GD business. Don't you have a fucking COVID crisis that you let foment.. to tend to?!!!

oasis

(49,632 posts)
84. Subtlely putting herself out there for a possible 2024 VP spot. Sarah Palin II.
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:31 PM
Jan 2021

She'll stumble and fumble a few more times while seeking the spotlight. That's what they do.

Cha

(298,498 posts)
85. Yeah, that's what they
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:39 PM
Jan 2021

do.. regurgitate gaslighting trigger words for Idiots.

In this case from the '50s.

Aloha, oasis & a Happy Healthy New Year to you & yours!

We are so Fortunate to have all 3 Branches Now.. we have to keep them!

oasis

(49,632 posts)
87. Dems will work hard through 2022 to maintain 3 branches.
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:46 PM
Jan 2021

Meanwhile, GOP is in disarray with the Trumpists vs. the Old Guard.

Mahalo for all your well wishes Cha. Have a fabulous 2021.

madaboutharry

(40,252 posts)
24. Noem is a racist jerk.
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:32 AM
Jan 2021

There is some real old fashion code going on her comments. "Smooth Talking Preacher" - hmmm, let us all put on our thinking caps and figure out what she really wanted to say here!

Jon Ossoff has a Master's Degree from the London School of Economics, was a congressional staffer to two United States Congressman, and had a career as an investigative journalist.

Let us look at Noem's accomplishments. Her springboard into politics was winning a beauty pageant. She eventually earned a BA from South Dakota State University in 2012 at the age of 51.*

*In no way is there any intent to disparage alumni of South Dakota State University.

turbinetree

(24,757 posts)
26. FUCK YOU ...........your a seditionist supporting authoritarian fascists'...
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:42 AM
Jan 2021

fucking resign you have Blood On your Hands literally how many South Dakotans are dead because of your willful malicious malfeasant and incompetence the only thing you are is a former has been Snow Queen beauty pageant winner..............look at what the Aberdeen News said about your qualifications:

https://www.aberdeennews.com/news/local/kristi-noem-cherishes-time-as-snow-queen/article_aad5455d-b7ae-5a12-84d2-95a430b70d90.html

Practical pageant skills paved the way from queen to congresswoman for one Hamlin County native.


Jon King

(1,910 posts)
29. Isolate the right wingers over time..
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:13 AM
Jan 2021

This is easy, continue to isolate these deep red areas, grow the suburbs of GA, NC, TX, PA, WI, MI to keep the Presidency forever. Govern well to keep the Congress. Let these deep red staters whither economically.

patphil

(6,289 posts)
33. When Republicans call for healing and peace, those are code words for...
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:19 AM
Jan 2021

everything must be done our way.

They only say this when they realize that people are taking a stand against their reactionary policies. For them, change is only good if things change "back to the way they used to be".
Of course that means back to a time when whites were supreme.

moose65

(3,173 posts)
48. You hit the nail on the head!
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 12:11 PM
Jan 2021

I have seen lots of comments on local newspaper reports where they say things like "Violence is wrong on ALL sides." They will not specifically condemn a group who forced their way into the United States Capitol building.

And you are right - whenever they call for healing and peace, or for our country to come together, they mean only that everything should be done the way THEY want it done.

Roisin Ni Fiachra

(2,574 posts)
34. Kristi Noem is a wealthy Welfare Queen, who has received millions in Government welfare payments:
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:19 AM
Jan 2021
Despite Noem’s speeches railing against taxes and big government, she has shown no hesitation in cashing millions in taxpayer-funded farm subsidies.

Between 1995 and 2016, her family-owned Racota Valley Ranch in Hazel, South Dakota deposited over $3.7 million in government farm subsidies. In 2012 alone, they cashed $232,707 in subsidy checks, according to the Environmental Working Group Farm Subsidy Database.

https://inequality.org/great-divide/kristi-noem-fudging-estate-taxes-cashing-3-7-million-taxpayer-funded-farm-subsidies/


Governor’s Brothers Get $346K in Trump Farm Welfare Checks

Money is tight, says Governor Kristi Noem in defense of her visionless budget. But the Governor’s kin are seeing no lack of government money, thanks to Donald Trump. Our discussion of the $665 million in farm Trumpfare checks that are keeping South Dakota farmers on life support led me to peruse the Environmental Working Group database and find that Racota Valley Ranch, the corporation held by Noem’s brothers Robb and Rock Arnold, has received $345,775 in Market Facilitation Payments from 2018 through October 31, 2019.
.........
Racota Valley Ranch has raked in $4.13 million in farm subsidies since 1995. Noem owned a share of the farm during much of that period. And with Trump now saying he might keep the trade war going until after the 2020 election, Noem’s kin may get to sit back and cruise on another full year of six-figure farm welfare checks.

Also of note among the Trumpfare handout recipients is Former Ag Secretary Walt Bones’s Hexad Farms has gotten $350,344 in MFP. Just a few weeks ago, the state approved $756,000 in tax kickbacks to subsidize an expansion of Bones’s Turner County Dairy into Minnehaha County.

That’s South Dakota: run by Republicans, fed by socialism.

https://dakotafreepress.com/2019/12/06/governors-brothers-get-346k-in-trump-farm-welfare-checks/


Just another wealthy, lying POS GOP fascist hypocrite, sucking at the government's teat, while whining about the government giving crumbs to help working folks who are just struggling to survive.
 

Wellstone ruled

(34,661 posts)
52. Thanks for posting this story.
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 12:31 PM
Jan 2021

Farm incorporated using a associated product name from Davis Companies Cheese Plant in Lake Norden. Spouse and I once owned a lake lot just down the road for many years. Spent many a Summer in the area and observed the transformation from sanity too one of Religious Ignorance in real time.

MarcA

(2,195 posts)
71. Also they don't want anyone else to get any of "their" money.
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:54 PM
Jan 2021

Otherwise they couldn't have their indebted slaves. They are very open about this with their
actions if not always their words; they have to keep feeding propaganda to their rubes.

Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #35)

Botany

(70,729 posts)
38. a "33-year-old with no accomplishments"
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:27 AM
Jan 2021

Noem is just an idiot who helped S.D. become a national leader in C-19 cases.

From Wiki:

Early life and education

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Ossoff was raised in Northlake, an unincorporated community.[16] Ossoff's mother, Heather Fenton, an Australian immigrant who moved to the U.S. at age 23,[17] was born and raised in Sydney.[18] She co-founded NewPower PAC, an organization that works to elect women to local office across Georgia.[4][19] His father, Richard Ossoff, who is of Russian Jewish and Lithuanian Jewish descent, owns Strafford Publications, a specialist publishing company.[17] Ossoff was raised Jewish.[20] He previously held Australian citizenship through his mother.[18]

He attended the Paideia School, an independent school in Atlanta.[17] While in high school, he interned for civil rights leader and U.S. representative John Lewis.[17] In 2009, Ossoff graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service with a Bachelor of Science degree. He attended classes taught by former U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright and former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren.[21][22] He earned a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics in 2013.[21][22][23]
Early career

Ossoff worked as a national security staffer and aide to U.S. representative Hank Johnson for five years.[24] He left Johnson's office in 2012 to earn a master's degree at the London School of Economics.[25] Before working for Johnson, he served as an intern for U.S. representative and civil rights leader John Lewis, who recommended him to Johnson.[26][27]

Since 2013, Ossoff has been managing director and chief executive officer of Insight TWI, a London-based investigative television production company that works with reporters to create documentaries about corruption in foreign countries.[28][29] The firm produced BBC investigations about ISIS war crimes and death squads in East Africa. He was also involved in producing a documentary about the staging of a play in Sierra Leone.[29]

lutherj

(2,503 posts)
42. In her mind a "communist" is anyone who is against fascism, just as in the south "liberal" is
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:34 AM
Jan 2021

anything that contradicts the Christian fundamentalist worldview. Thus science is “liberal”, and promoting the general welfare is “communist” (even though it’s in the preamble to the Constitution). Of course she would argue that a free market and Christian faith are the truly American path to general welfare.

mackdaddy

(1,537 posts)
43. Calling someone "Communitst" seems less Racist/Biggotted then the terms she wants to say.
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:35 AM
Jan 2021

This is apparently the fill in the blank for the words she is really saying to the "Base".



JohnnyRingo

(18,746 posts)
49. "Smooth talking preacher" !?
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 12:24 PM
Jan 2021

I'm not sure why that's bad, but it certainly describes every popular preacher in the country.
It's not like he was one of the televangical scam artists that conservatives revere.

As for "communists", I don't think either of them ever lived on a hippie farm where they shared work and material belongings.

NHvet

(242 posts)
51. Its all about 2024
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 12:27 PM
Jan 2021

She is walking over the dropping seditionist carcasses of her fellow GOPers who had aspirations to run in the 2024 Presidential race to be first in line. Unfortunately, she first has to shed the deaths under her watch as Gov of SD. Not sure how you turn #1 in COVID deaths into a campaign slogan, but I'm sure someone will try to spin that as a plus.

hibbing

(10,122 posts)
53. Straight from scary socialism to communism
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 12:43 PM
Jan 2021

It really is quite something, of course the Trumpster has called Biden the same.


Peace

Zorro

(15,773 posts)
56. Fascist dumbass says what?
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 01:24 PM
Jan 2021

It seems that a prevailing RWNJ belief/fear these days is that Democrats are socialists or communists intent on turning the US into another Venezuela.

It's time to use some pejorative language and label them the fascists that they are.

Traildogbob

(8,958 posts)
57. How many of the terrorists
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 01:52 PM
Jan 2021

Were from South Dakota?
Personally let Covid take her and them out.
From wise words of a very fine woman, “I really don’t care, do you”?

lonely bird

(1,712 posts)
58. We need some standards for intellectual capacity and critical thinking
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 02:05 PM
Jan 2021

Before someone can run for elective office.

Also psychological screening for belief in conspiracy theories.

marieo1

(1,402 posts)
59. Sad, sad, sad
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 02:26 PM
Jan 2021

Noem is an idiot...............and contributed to hundreds of deaths from Covid...........what gives her the right to say anything about anything? How stupid were the people of S Dakota to make her governor!!

marieo1

(1,402 posts)
60. Sad, sad, sad
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 02:27 PM
Jan 2021

Noem is an idiot...............and contributed to hundreds of deaths from Covid...........what gives her the right to say anything about anything? How stupid were the people of S Dakota to make her governer!!

bucolic_frolic

(43,698 posts)
62. Can she spell and define "communism"? This sounds like "I can see communism from my house."
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:07 PM
Jan 2021

Legitimate question, the media should ask and tell.

jmowreader

(50,630 posts)
64. Coming from someone whose "accomplishment"...
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:30 PM
Jan 2021

...was being a beauty queen, that’s basically a compliment.

Warpy

(111,579 posts)
68. Trying to cover for her utter abdication of responsibility as governor
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:52 PM
Jan 2021

She's not just incompetent. She has refused to do her job.

Paladin

(28,307 posts)
69. Blow it out your ass, Gov.
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:53 PM
Jan 2021

And keep backing trump for as long as possible---I like what happens to clueless politicos who do so.

PatrickforO

(14,619 posts)
70. Let's hope her voters hold her accountable for these statements,
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:54 PM
Jan 2021

as well as her criminal negligence in handling the pandemic.

Captain Zero

(6,917 posts)
75. tell her no but we will have a GOP Russian Congress Lady from the northside of Indianapolis now.
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 04:17 PM
Jan 2021

If she wants to red bait.

apnu

(8,765 posts)
76. Who the fuck do these out-of-state assholes think they are?
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 04:25 PM
Jan 2021

Since when does the governor of South Dakota know a single fucking thing about Georgia?

Oh I know why, my state, a very blue state, is often a whipping boy for the whole GOP. Its OK for them to give shit to blue anything.

steve2470

(37,457 posts)
77. Callous idiot who lets thousands of her citizens die, says what about democracy ?
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 04:40 PM
Jan 2021

If you want to label Warnock and Ossoff communists, then we'll label you a Nazi. See how that works ? Both labels are wrong.

usajumpedtheshark

(672 posts)
79. South Dakota is completely dominated by Republicans and a majority of
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 06:24 PM
Jan 2021

the citizens would agree with her. They all hate socialism and communism, but not tRump's puppet master putin or getting checks from the federal government. The state receives way more money from the federal government than it contributes. The state would quickly whither away if not for AG bill appropriations and tourism.

Also, the state AG is still under investigation for killing a man but Noem still supports him.

Volaris

(10,294 posts)
81. Ya know what?? SO FUCKING WHAT.
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 07:02 PM
Jan 2021

The people of GA are free to elect whoever the hell they want to the offices open for election in their state.

If the majority of GA voters decided that they wanted an immigrant, Iranian Mullah who runs his own mosque in Atlanta, to rep them in the Senate, what business is it to anyone who doesnt live in Georgia?! It most certainly IS NOT the business of the governor of South Fucking Dakota.

I'm so tired of this bullshit from them. Maybe they ARE communists. THATS NOT DISQUALIFYING IN AMERICA.

They've been on this shit for almost a hundred years now.
It's time for them to find a new hobby horse.

Aussie105

(5,571 posts)
83. Bad communication skills, Kristi Noem!
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:18 PM
Jan 2021

Sticking a label on people doesn't mean anything other that you just don't like them.

Now take a deep breath, and explain WHY you don't like them. Give you a few minutes to put the words together, if you can. There's a nice person!

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