Apparently, it’s a slow news day in Aberdeen. A very slow news day.
The local newspaper which claims they’re not biased against Republicans today has a front page story on how Democrats are holding a meeting to try to gin up some interest in the once proud, but faltering Democrat party by hauling out some of the core liberal leadership.
They’re having a meeting, so that’s front page worthy?:
“We’re hoping that from this event people will see what the citizens of the community have on their minds,” Jennifer Slaight-Hansen, a member of the Aberdeen City Council and chairwoman of the Brown County Democratic Party, said. “Are we on the right track? Do we know the pulse of the people?”
The panelists are hosted by the Brown County Democratic Party. Although one panelist is a current state senator, none of the panelists are currently seeking office.
- Cory Heidelberger, political blogger.
- Billie Sutton, state senator from Burke.
- Ann Tornberg, chairwoman of the South Dakota Democratic Party.
- Kathy Tyler, former legislator.
- Susan Wismer, former South Dakota gubernatorial candidate.
Interesting they left the party ED back in Sioux Falls for this Dog & Pony show. Apparently, they want to insulate her from the bomb throwing. Looking at the composition of the group, it’s not looking like most of them are mainstream democrats. Or mainstream South Dakotans for that matter. As opposed to being comprised of the most liberal views of the SDDP. (Billie Sutton might want to consider the company he keeps if he wants to run for higher office).
A “front porch forum” hardly sounds descriptive. Instead, maybe riffing off of some of their viewpoints, they could call it the “Godless Abortion Gunless Democrat” meeting or “GAG’s” for short. While Democrat’s grinder monkey Cory proselytizes his atheism, Kathy Tyler can explain why she believes Jesus was in favor of abortion, and Ann Tornberg can explain her party’s position on Gun Control.
Why, I’m sure they’ll be able to GAG people in Brown county from miles away once they hear what the SDDP’s liberal core has to say!
I’m not sure there’s a takeaway from this, other than for Republicans – make sure you ask for front page coverage next time you have a meeting.