A little less than two weeks ago now, Former State Representative Lora Hubbel lost yet another race for office, and oddly blamed her loss on bloggers:
Hubbel blamed her loss in part on Republican bloggers, which she called the “ogres of the Republican party.”
Yet, what have we seen in the days since the election from Lora?
For one, that the Masons are in control of South Dakota…
…… that no fewer than “8 shotgun deaths” are somehow connected to the GOED…
It might be easier for someone with those types of views to accuse others of causing her electoral woes and call them names. But if bloggers are “ogres,” what do you do with a person like that who expresses views bordering on madness regarding state involved shotgun deaths and that the Masons are in control of our state?
The truth of her loss was that her opponent Deb Peters ran a textbook example of a hard working campaign. It was perfection in a contest that had the most conservative of conservative voters voting, and should have been an environment where Lora could compete. But what did Lora bring to the race? The kind of things that are as noted above – the worst things you see on your Facebook feed. Unproven statements and in some cases, outright lies unbecoming a member of polite society, much less someone who wants to lead it.
Shouldn’t a politician who makes outrageous and unproven claims such as saying publicly that “the SD Republican State Party” is “led by gay men” expect that their public statements might be held up to scrutiny, even if no one bothers to bring a lawsuit for slander?
If that makes one an ogre in her eyes, so be it. But I suspect it is more of a case that she didn’t care for what was written. Because what she espoused as truth was laid bare for all to see. And many found it monstrous.