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Governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem (R) is reliably extremist with a few more moderate ideas.
noem, a rising star in the Republican PartyShe talks a lot about freedom. Her version of freedom apparently includes criminalization abortion without exception in cases of rape or incest, opposite legalization of marijuana, suppress Protests against the Keystone XL Pipeline and ostracism Critical Race Theory.
Maybe she’s confused about what freedom means, like she was when she “shocked‘ that Biden’s infrastructure package included, well, infrastructure.
On the subject of many things that Noem rejectsshe’s proud too Anti-TikTok. Yes, tick tock.
Noem made national news for this week Ban TikTok for the South Dakota state government — because, you know, China is watching.
That could be truebut it is also true that the hashtag her name is on the platform peppered with vicious takedowns and inspired their decision creeping cover from right-wing media. Certainly none of these factors contributed to their decision to ban TikTok.
The move prompted a few people to point out that they Mom did a TikTok dance in one of their last campaigns videos.
As Governor Noem started memorable an anti-drug campaign with the slogan “Meth: It’s our turn.” I’m sure the South Dakota taxpayers did delighted Pay $450,000 to become a meme.
That wasn’t Noem’s only odd use of public funds. As the Covid-19 pandemic swept the nation in 2020, Noem 5 million dollars spent of funds earmarked for the relief of the coronavirus for a tourism campaign although her condition was a hotspot for the deadly virus.
Noem is loudest when yelling extremist, conservative politics, she said this summer that she contradicts same-sex marriage. And who could forget her vows”to protect” South Dakotans of Vaccines?
But hidden under the folds of their cookie cutters lie right-wing attitudes (albeit very few) more advanced ideas.
Noem wants to improve mental health care, make childcare more affordable, expand broadband access, and even – wheeze! –diversify our energy sources include wind, solar and other renewable energies. But don’t call her greenish. noem supports Drilling on the outer continental shelf, in federal states, and opposes greenhouse gas regulation.
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Why it matters
Fresh off the cruise for re-election in a season that was disappointing to many RepublicansNoem has a tailwind – and a possible one presidential campaign in their future.
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*Initial publication: December 2, 2022 at 6:00 am CST
Claire Goforth is a staff writer at the Daily Dot and covers all topics related to politics and technology with a focus on far right and conspiracy theories.
https://www.dailydot.com/debug/kristi-noem-dirty-delete/ Kristi Noem is a super spreader of right-wing extremist politics