MINOT, N.D. — As Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court over the weekend mobs of angry protesters sowed chaos in our nation's capital. For the sin of not treating uncorroborated accusations as gospel, these left wing activists promised they are going to take the gloves off. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot, along with two others, on a baseball field in Virginia last year by a man enraged by politics. Senator Rand Paul was assaulted while raking leaves in his backyard. He had difficulty breathing for months afterward.
Remember the Dixie Chicks? They were a hugely popular bluegrass and country music act in the early 2000’s who immolated their careers when, while performing before a foreign audience during the Iraq invasion, they said they were ashamed of President George W. Bush . The result was backlash from the country music fan base from which the Chicks’ musical career never really recovered.
MINOT, N.D.—By the time you read this the U.S. Senate may very well have voted on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. Or maybe not. Writing before my deadline I won't hazard a guess on an outcome from this partisan inquisition. There is one conclusion we can reach, however. The mean-spirited, thoroughly repugnant crusade against Kavanaugh by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's political party has created a backlash which has damaged her re-election campaign.
Earlier this week we got polling, commissioned by local NBC affiliates, which indicated that Republican Kevin Cramer was leading Democrat Heidi Heitkamp by 10 points in North Dakota’s Senate race. Bolstering that poll’s credibility is a second poll commissioned by Fox News which indicates that Cramer is beating Heitkamp by 12 points. The full polling memo is below, but here’s the key result:
Throughout this election North Dakota Democrats, and Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign specifically, have attacked Congressman Kevin Cramer for employing his wife as campaign manager.
MINOT, N.D.—According to polling commissioned by North Dakota NBC news affiliates and released this week, Congressman Kevin Cramer is leading incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp by 10 points, 51 to 41 percent with 8 percent undecided.
From late summer in 2016 to mid-winter in 2017 south central North Dakota was inundated by violent anti-pipeline activists. Those extremists instigated violent conflict with law enforcement. They destroyed property. They harassed pipeline workers and citizens living in the region. All the while their activities were bolstered by Democratic President Barack Obama who refused to close down protests illegally established on federal land and refused to take action to facilitate completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
New polling commissioned by NBC North Dakota News shows Congressman Kevin Cramer leading Senator Heidi Heitkmap by 10 percentage points. According to the poll, which surveyed 650 likely voters last month (the report didn’t provide the exact dates), Cramer is supported by 51 percent while Heitkamp is at 41 percent.
North Dakota’s Measure 1, a constitutional amendment put on the ballot by professional signature collectors paid by Hollywood celebrity activists , is anti-free speech.
MINOT, N.D.—Last month I wrote in this column that Measure 1, the so-called "anti-corruption" amendment put on the November ballot thanks to professional petitioners paid mostly by a group of Hollywood celebrities, was an affront to the First Amendment. The left-wing supporters of the measure scoffed when I made that argument. I saw feedback to it suggesting I was exaggerating or even outright fabricating my claims—that I was merely serving as the lackey for deep-pocketed interests interested in defeating the proposal.