Former two-time Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty was defeated by County Commissioner Jeff Johnson in a shocking upset in the state’s primary election on Tuesday, and the loser in question has a pretty good idea — in his own mind — who is responsible for his loss, and it isn’t him.
He’s blaming his loss on the “Trump era.” Yes, that’s right. A fellow Republican is bashing the president and pointing the finger at him for his loss. Real mature, right?
Undoubtedly, some will see the upset as a victory for President Donald Trump’s movement, even if he didn’t endorse Pawlenty’s competitor. Johnson framed himself as the Trump alternative to more moderate Pawlenty, who had criticized Trump before the 2016 election as “unhinged and unfit for office.”
Johnson had also criticized Trump, calling him a “jacka**” publicly, but he at least could say he voted for him.take our poll - story continues below
More importantly, the victory for Johnson puts in peril a promised $2.3 million ad purchase by the Republican Governors Association which was premised on Pawlenty winning the nomination, according to Buzzfeed News.
On the Democratic side, Tim Walz defeated the crowded field to win the nomination, including front-runner state Rep. Erin Murphy, who received the official endorsement from the party earlier this year.
Walz and Johnson will battle to fill the governor’s seat vacated by Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, who is leaving the office after two terms.
Pawlenty indicated that he was done with politics after this loss, and made reference to the roll Trump had in the election.
On his way out, Pawlenty greets the media. “The Republican Party has shifted. It is the era of Trump and I’m just not a Trump-like politician.” Asked whether he is done with politics, he says “The answer is yes.”
— Eric Roper (@StribRoper) August 15, 2018
This is a pretty crazy turn of events, but it isn’t entirely surprising. We’ve seen similar upsets all across the country ever since Donald Trump was elected president. Folks on both sides of the aisle are sick and tired of the corruption leaking out of the establishment politicians who are simply in Congress to take up space and line their own pockets.
Trump has ushered in an era of revolution. Americans are realizing they don’t have to put up with the establishment anymore, that real folks can run for office and win if they have the support of the voting populace. If the career politicians want to keep their post, they need to drop the compromise and actually stand on the values they profess to hold to.
Otherwise they better prepare for a lengthy stint of unemployment.
US Women’s Soccer Team Skips Representing U.S.A. at Opening Ceremony
The ultra-woke U.S. women’s soccer team — big losers thus far — decided to skip representing the U.S.A. during the Olympics opening ceremonies.
The ultra-woke U.S. women’s soccer team — big losers thus far — decided to skip representing the U.S.A. during the opening ceremonies at the Tokyo Olympics Friday. The famously anti-American soccer team claimed that they could not attend because they were scheduled to attend practice during the opening event, according to WXIA-TV. “Obviously we can’t be there, I don’t know who scheduled us to practice at this time,” chief anti-American team star Megan Rapinoe told the media. The women’s soccer team was all about protesting against the U.S.A. during its first Olympics game this week but lost to New Zealand in a crushing 3-0 final. Rapinoe added that this year’s gams are different than past games. “It looks quite different and feels quite different than in the past, but all of us are thrilled to be here,” she said. Team members Abby Dahlkemper and Rapinoe enacted a lame “private parade” and posted it to Twitter: https://twitter.com/USWNT/status/1418557013739536390 The America-hating women’s soccer team was not the only American team that skipped the opening ceremonies. Both the women’s and the men’s U.S. gymnastics teams also skipped the ceremonies. They similarly held their own version of the parade” https://twitter.com/InsideGym/status/1418539840564572160 Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.
Kid Suicides, Mental Health Hospitalizations Surge Worse than Coronavirus During Lockdowns
Kids have had it particularly bad during the coronavirus lockdowns, but not because of the virus, because of the lockdowns.
New research has found that kids have had it particularly bad during the coronavirus lockdowns, but not because of the virus, because of the lockdowns themselves. Kids ended up dying of suicides and being hospitalized for mental health illnesses at a high rate, according to a new study. Once again, we see that this “cure” was far worse than virus ever was, especially for young people. Per Just the News: Jeanne Noble, director of COVID response in the UCSF emergency department, is finishing an academic manuscript on the mental health toll on kids from lockdown policies. She shared a presentation on its major points with Just the News. Suicides in the Golden State last year jumped by 24% for Californians under 18 but fell by 11% for adults, showing how children were uniquely affected by “profound social isolation and loss of essential social supports traditionally provided by in-person school,” the presentation says. Children requiring emergency mental health services jumped last year in Children’s Hospital of Oakland, and children’s hospitalizations for eating disorders more than doubled at UCSF Children’s Hospital. In January, the latter’s emergency department (ED) at Mission Bay hit a record for “highest proportion of suicidal children in ER” at 21%. The study authors charged that the CDC is bringing serious harm to children with its coronavirus policies. Just the News added that kids are facing more than the virus. They are also facing an “atrophy” of the interpersonal skills because of masks and lost school time, and they are suffering great bouts of depression. It is even harder on teens, especially those close to graduation, because they face a stymied start to college, or their careers. This also brings severe depression. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.
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