Data from this month's midterm election vote show the delegates showing up for the North Dakota Republican Party's candidate selection process are significantly out of touch with what North Dakota voters want from those candidates.
"It's not enough for Trump to go. Trumpism, which is to say the bombastic, hateful, egotistical, divisive, and ultimately self-defeating approach to politics Trump has popularized, and that many Republicans have internalized, must go with it."
I'd like to think that there was a time, not so long ago, when political candidates and activists who talked casually about Jewish media conspiracies, and flippantly used slurs, would have resigned in shame when caught, or would at the very least be ostracized by their party. But that's not happening anymore"."
Becker is a very modern sort of politician. One who has no compunctions about trafficking in even egregious falsehoods if he thinks it'll help him find an edge in his quest for status and power. He relies on the assumption that voters are stupid, and that their often understandable frustrations with politics can be leveraged into the sort of credulity that's needed to believe these whoppers.
Republican Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak joins this episode of Plain Talk for a conversation that kicks off a series of debates between North Dakota's statewide candidates. Fedorchak's Democratic-NPL challenger, Melanie Moniz, declined to participate.