Friday, June 9, 2017

Hickey: Billie Sutton is anti-civil rights

"Prolife" is simply code for white people breeding.
My friend and former colleague Senator Billie Sutton is running for Governor. Pro-life, consistently. Christian, committed. I consider myself a Republican [P]arty defector in part because the SDGOP didn't steward its supermajority well. Billie bucked them and didn't fall in line either. And he's certainly not [the] Democrats['] dream candidate. I think he gets the South Dakota neighborliness that I've been saying [is] the way forward for the state. [Steve Hickey, Facebook post]
Rich women don't have to put up with this crap: they have full reproductive freedom while women at middle and lower income levels experience chilling effects on their rights. Women in South Dakota who can afford it simply jump on a plane and fly to Santa Fe, Minneapolis or Denver for their procedures. Imagine a woman in Standing Rock or Pine Ridge doing that.

Hickey just got back from a trip to Russia. Sometimes he actually gets it right.

Unless Sutton embraces passing a corporate income tax, reducing the number of SD counties to 25, turning Dakota State University into a community college, ending video lootery, supporting women's rights and adopting my cannabis template he is just wheeling into the fray as an SDGOP-lite asterisk.

Patrick Lalley doubles down here. Kevin Woster takes the long, long, long way around damning the SD Dems with faint praise.

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