Well, that’s a new one on me.
If you haven’t noticed, because of their stances which don’t jibe with most of South Dakota, Democrats have been hunted to extinction in the state. So, what’s the response of young democrats who are tired of seeing their party lose race, after race, after race?
Recruit friendly Republicans:
An organization formed in November is in the early stages of implementing a mission of electing more Democrats to local offices and the state Legislature.
The Democratic Party is good at getting policy passed and in supporting federal races, so the South Dakota Progress group will fill a niche at the local level.
Wilke said the Democratic Party is unable to focus on the local elections, especially the nonpartisan ones, because it doesn’t have the manpower or the time.
The goal is to fill ballots with the names of Democrats or even progressive Republicans.
“We would find them,” she said. “We wouldn’t just wait for them to come to us. We would look for people who are really active in their community.”
So, the Democrat Party can’t be bothered to run candidates, because they’re too busy on ballot issues and “supporting federal races.” So, with their blessing, this outside group is going to recruit liberal Republicans to run. Whom I really, really suspect are going to be slaughtered at the ballot box. Badly.
They might ask Scott Heidepreim how that worked out for him 4-5 years ago when he switched parties.
Someday, we’ll be telling our grandchildren – “I remember when there were two political parties in South Dakota. But then a bunch of goofy liberals got ahold of the Democrat party, and drove it off the cliff.”
The takeaway is that Democrats have finally realized they can’t win, so, they plan on recruiting Republicans. Can we start counting down the days to the next shellacking at the ballot box?