It’s been a frustrating week to be a Real American in Minnesota – an American who believes that law-abiding citizens should have more rights in the eyes of the law than criminals.
More on that tomorrow on the show. Oh, yes – the show will fairly crackle with rage.
But there’s some comic relief. Grim comic relief, under the circumstances, but relief nonetheless.
She Who Has Never Made A Single Substantial, Original, True Statement About The Issue: It’s been interesting seeing what the Reverend Nancy Nord Bence has rattling around her little ELCA-coiffed noggin. This was in her email blast yesterday (emphasis added to highlight particularly comic passages by me):
I am pleased to announce that the House public safety committee omnibus bill introduced today in committee does NOT contain the Permitless Carry or Stand Your Ground bills! That was the goal of our Cure Gun Violence lobby day and rally on Tuesday—and we succeeded!
Make no mistake about it – the criminal-protection, black-victim-disarmament lobby, after spending ten times as much as the Real Americans in this past year for almost no results, obtained a victory of sorts, for now. But they didn’t win it. It happened due to nothing they did on their own. Not one iota of it happened due to anything The Reverend Nancy Nord Bence’s fact-free rambling, the sanctimonious preening of the Dreamsicles, or the trunks full o Jacksons that the Bloomberg lobby spent.
No. The GOP gave it to them. They “won” a forfeited game.
Leadership in the Senate, apparently rendered pusillanimous via winning the majority, decided to play “protect the incumbents”, even though it’s three years ’til the election.
House leadership, hearing this, decided to play it “safe” – thus earning themselves a raft of well-deserved and impassioned primary challenges supported by a group of people…
…who, I can tell you right now, are pissed off at having their votes courted, but their policies ignored in the breach.
It was the kind of stupid error that makes being a Republican such a trying thing in this Godforsaken state. How hard is it to dance with the ones that brung you?
But it wasn’t “Protect” MN’s f****ng win. Those lumpen fossils and caterwauling shrews dominate their little echo chambers in Crocus Hill and Kenwood, and not a hell of a lot more.
The Lesson: Even after years of winning, and of beating back serious challenges while in the minority, Real Americans not not relax. We can not be complacent. We can not trust the party for which most of us worked our asses off.