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Politics Super-Patriot Kristi Noem ‘Really Hates This America’

03:21  20 july  2021
03:21  20 july  2021 Source:   nymag.com

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South Dakota GOP Gov. Kristi Noem is somehow a 2024 presidential contender, and she thought it might help her electoral prospects if she insulted at least 11,110,250 Californians. Last week, she posted on her official Facebook account a photo of car she claims was spotted in a parking garage near…

South Dakota's Republican governor Kristi Noem STILL refuses to order lockdown despite its Chinese-owned Smithfield meatpacking plant becoming the top coronavirus hotspot in America and cases trebling to more than 1,000 in a week. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Gov Noem accused the media of conflating her decision not to issue a lockdown with the outbreak at the food plant. 'We trusted South Dakotans to exercise personal responsibility to keep themselves and their loved-ones healthy. They've stepped up to the challenge,' she tweeted.

One of the more interesting phenomena in our polarized land is the proliferation of conservative super-patriots who appear to hold their fellow citizens in extremely low regard, to a degree ranging from “I wouldn’t let my daughter date a Democrat” to support for an armed insurrection to neutralize the expressed voting preferences of a majority of Americans.

a close up of a person: Kristi Noem at the Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines, loving America by hating Americans. Rachel Mummey/Bloomberg via Getty Images © Rachel Mummey/Bloomberg via Getty Images Kristi Noem at the Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines, loving America by hating Americans. Rachel Mummey/Bloomberg via Getty Images

As it happens, a prize example of the paradox of loving America while hating Americans was provided this last weekend by South Dakota governor and potential 2024 presidential candidate Kristi Noem, speaking at the Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines, a renowned Christian Right venue at which many Republican presidential candidates have appeared in the past.

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Noem ’s state is succeeding as best it can despite a significant headwind affecting its economy. The agricultural sector was already feeling a pinch before the coronavirus hit, but supply-chain issues and low prices for cattle have really put a damper on South Dakota’s ranching industry. “Personal responsibility.” It’s a refreshing approach to governance — one quite fitting for a state whose motto is, “Under God the people rule.” And while it’s way, way too early to think about the 2024 election, something tells us that Kristi Noem , by way of her resolute leadership, may have put herself on that

Kristi Noem seemed to be on the fast track: a national profile, a good relationship with former President Donald Trump, and the favor of conservatives in her state and across the country. But a bill targeting transgender athletes—and the no-win politics that have engulfed the legislation—now suddenly And while Noem first celebrated the measure’s passage in early March, the ramifications of such a law, and the subsequent changes Noem is now seeking, have drawn ire from conservative activists and right-wing media.“I’m excited to sign this bill very soon,” a tweet from her official account stated on March

Rarely have I heard anyone pivot so quickly from hate to love and then back to hate. Here’s an excerpt from Noem’s speech, following a reference to her recently born grand-daughter:

I hate this America we are giving her. I don’t recognize the country I had the opportunity of growing up in. When I grew up people were proud to have a job. They weren’t confused on the difference between boys and girls. We prayed in schools…and by the way in South Dakota I’m putting prayer back in our schools…. We stood for the national anthem, we honored our flag, and we were proud of our history. That is not Joe Biden’s America. His America is built on hate and division, on pitting people against each other.

It seems that what Noem actually hates is a country where a lot of people disagree with her point of view — with “divisions” in the sense of a lack of conformity. And these “divisions,” of course, hardly began with Joe Biden. The Supreme Court decision removing sectarian prayer from public schools that Noem is apparently defying was handed down 59 years ago. Another Supreme Court decision recognizing a constitutional right to an abortion, which Noem obviously deplores (she boasted of signing eight “pro-life” laws and of hiring a full-time staffer to fight reproductive rights), is 48 years old. If we are suddenly “divided” on this subject, who did the dividing? Not Biden. Noem also claimed credit for being the first governor to implement “constitutional carry, ” the position that any gun licensing at all is unacceptable. That’s a spanking new right-wing cause nobody outside the fever swamps had heard of until a little over a decade ago. Whence did that “division” come? Did The Squad invent it? Did Nancy Pelosi?

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem ’s attempt to score political points backfired on her when she inadvertently gave a nod to a former Democratic president. The South Dakota governor posted a side-by-side image on Twitter to make a point about how Joe Biden being in the White House had ruined their Also Gov Noem cropped the photo to remove the photographer’s credit,” wrote Kendall Youens. The photographer was identified as Matt Halvorson by journalist David Hobby. “@matt_halvorson FYI, and regardless of (registered/not) copyright status of a photo, stripping a credit from a photo before

Kristi Noem on Sunday sparred with ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos as she voiced suspicions of voter fraud in the presidential election, echoing similar unsubstantiated claims by President Trump. “If Joe Biden really wants to unify this country, he would wait and make sure that we can prove we had a fair election.” As Stephanopoulos pointed out, the fateful gap between Bush and Gore was confined to a few hundred votes in one state, Florida. Biden has opened up a lead of 76 electoral votes over Trump including Arizona, with margins in some contested states in the tens of thousands of votes.

You cannot talk about Kristi Noem, of course, without noting her signature opposition to public health measures associated with COVID-19. Indeed, in her Des Moines speech she sideswiped fellow GOP governors who boasted of letting their citizens have the precious liberty to sicken and kill themselves and each other – but closed their beaches! Was public health guidance dispensable in the America Kristi Noem grew up in? Did one of our two major parties fight the Salk Vaccine?

The more you listen to pols like the governor of South Dakota, the more you get the sense their vision of unity is based on simple repression, offering their opponents the peace of the grave, and promising the country the civility of a one-party state. (It’s worth noting the world has had some unfortunate experiences with ultra-nationalists bent on civil war, sometimes followed by aggression across national boundaries.) She made some news in Des Moines by suggesting that every political candidate for any office from county commission to the U.S. Senate be forced to sign the so-called “1776 pledge.” a new conservative litmus test (she signed it in May) that solemnly vows to impose on every school in the land a “patriotic” view of America as an “exceptional” nation in which the only racism is the racism of those who divisively claim racism is real. Clearly any America-hating members of the radical left who have an issue with that should just get themselves to the nearest open border one by one and million by million, until the real Americans can rejoice in their unity. Until then, true patriots will be justified in hating “this America.”

GOP presidential hopeful Kristi Noem will headline key annual South Carolina Republican event .
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A GOP governor who has banned vaccine passports and sent National Guard members to the southern border will headline a South Carolina dinner next month traditionally attended by fervent Republicans. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem will headline Rep. Jeff Duncan’s annual Faith & Freedom BBQ fundraiser, the South Carolina congressman announced Friday. “Having served with Kristi South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem will headline Rep. Jeff Duncan’s annual Faith & Freedom BBQ fundraiser, the South Carolina congressman announced Friday.

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