Some South Dakota Republican lawmakers are blasting Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard for endorsing several candidates in next week's primary.
In front of a room filled with members of the media and their own party, Republican state Representatives Manny Steele and Lora Hubbel scolded the governor for publicly supporting candidates in next week's primary.
"He is the executive branch and shouldn't be using his influence to pick people for the legislative branch," Steele said.
RINOs are not lead by constitutional principles such as separation of powers, they only care about gaining more power and centralization. The report then gets into the abortion issue:
Hubbel and Steele claim that many of the candidates being supported by the governor are not conservative enough.
"I have heard there is already pro-life legislation written,” Hubbel said talking about the upcoming legislative session. “Daugaard's response to that is to endorse several pro-abortion candidates to office. Looks like he's making sure no pro-life bills come across his office next year.”
Hubbel is running against Republican state Senator Deb Peters in next week's primary.
Daugaard has endorsed Peters. Peters says she is pro-life and even voted for the 2006 abortion ban. But she admits she has voted against what could be considered pro-life legislation because she takes a more in-depth, common sense approach to the bills she supports.
"There are always two sides to an issue so you can't always look at subject matter or subject line or a title of a bill to make your decision on a vote," Peters said.
Well Deb, 2006 was before you received $10,000 from the radical left and decided to become the SDGOP's gay activist. The South Dakota Right to Life organization does more than just look at the title of the bill and has given Peters a "D" based on her recent voting record.
Next, it is Daugaard's turn at deception:
Daugaard says he's not trying to tear down other candidates but is simply supporting the ones he knows can get the job done.
The governor believes the Republicans he's endorsing are fiscally disciplined, can collaborate well with other legislators and have a conservative record.
"Most of the candidates I've endorsed have been supported by right-to-life and the NRA. I think if you look at the records or go to the websites of those organizations you'd find that. So, I think some of the folks that make these suggestions are painting with a brush that's too broad," Daugaard said.
Daugaard added that he has a solid pro-life record and an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association.
First off, where is Daugaard getting his NRA ratings? Their web site has only two for South Dakota, and none of the races he has weighed in on. I sent by 25 answers back to them a long time ago.
Again, the voting records say the exact opposite. Rausch supports the conservative Republican platfrom only 35% of the time, while Belgalka lead the Senate at 64%. Deb Peters was the third worst at 29%, while Hubbel scored 85% in the House Chamber. Phil Jensen scored 89% in the House, which earned him a slap in the face by the governor. Then you have pro-abortion Tom Nelson supporting conservative Republican principles only 39% of the time. I guess the governor will have to hang his hat on Rampelberg who scored 43%.
Since Daugaard cannot back up his conservative argument, he must think these true conservative Republicans don't "collaborate well". So much for his claim that "he's not trying to tear down other candidates".
Now lets go to DaugaardCare:
Hubbel and Steele also claimed at Tuesday’s news conference that the governor and the candidates he's endorsed are supporting the federal health care law known as 'Obamacare.'
Peters says even though she does not like the law, the state still has to start complying with the federal law in South Dakota.
If it is overturned by the Supreme Court, there is a so-called 'suicide clause' in the state legislation that would kill the efforts to comply with the law.
South Dakota lawmakers went a step further, including what one state official dubbed a “suicide clause” that automatically repeals the state law if the entire federal law is found unconstitutional.
But the practical effect of this provision could be limited, at best. That’s because South Dakota’s director of insurance issued state regulations implementing the federal provisions. These remain in force unless and until they are specifically revoked by either the director or the legislature.
For more on the Daugaard Deception regarding Obamacare, study this post.