Issue by issue, Democratic congressional candidate Jeff Barth apears to be reavealing a unique Democratic campaign strategy, especially for a primary. Agree with Kristi Noem. Here is what the MDR reported when discussing Noem’s dust bill.
Barth said he agrees with Noem.
?I am not one of those who would ridicule Noem on this issue,? he said. ?Dust is an issue for many businesses and local governments, not just farming. Those of us who drive on gravel roads learned many years ago to roll up your car windows as another vehicle approaches on a dry day.
?Who thinks banning gravel roads is a good idea?? he asked. ?We should not regulate people out of business (mining, woodworking, smelting, concrete, farming, lumber, grain elevators and grain transportation) with our economy so weak.?
Barth said before he was elected to the Minnehaha County Commission, he thought lawyers were the biggest trouble in the country.
?I am now more worried about bureaucrats,? he said. ?I remember the story about British colonial office buildings in Singapore being required to have 45-degree roofs as the bureaucrats in London wanted to be assured that the snow would slide off. One size determined in D.C. or London does not fit all.?
Jeff Barth is now batting 2 for 2 by supporting Noem’s dust bill and also supporting the Keystone pipeline through SD. However, his liberal opponent, (former Johnson staffer) Matt Varilek continues to promote the typical liberal delusions on the trail. No surprise there…
It’s always nice to see Democrats coming to their senses and agreeing with Congresswoman Noem. Especially when she is right to not trust the EPA, stick up for farmers, and advocate for jobs building a pipline.
Someone must have forgotten to tell Barth that before he can support reasonable, bi-partisan and intelligent policies, he must first win the Democratic primary vote where Kristi Noem is always wrong and never ever even remotely close to being right.
But I guess if Barth agrees with Noem on the issues and Noem is right, that must mean that Varilek is… wrong.