WAX: Kristi Noem: Honeypot of the Heartland

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem made a name for herself after she stood boldly against COVID-19 lockdown policies in her state. Going from a relative unknown to a nationally-recognized figure essentially overnight, Noem is now considered on the shortlist of Republican presidential contenders moving forward.

Former President Donald Trump even named Noem as a rising young star within his remade America First GOP during a recent podcast appearance with Lisa Boothe of Fox News. She has emerged along with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri as individuals who could viably carry the base for generations beyond Trump.

And then, in one fell swoop, she messed it all up by opposing House Bill 1217, a measure pushed by South Dakota Republicans in the legislature that would protect female sports from the invasion by transgender athletes born with the opposite biological sex. Christian activists are enraged at the latest betrayal of traditional values and mental sanity from a Republican leader.

“Today, Gov. Noem proposed changes to House Bill 1217 that would eliminate protections for female college athletes outright and gut the ability for all women and girls to have recourse against unfair policies in women’s sports,” Kristen Waggoner, who works as general counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, wrote last week.

“We are extremely disappointed to see Gov. Noem break her word on this critical legislation. For more than a week, Noem’s office has frozen out advocates of HB 1217 and instead taken advice from the bill’s most vocal critics, which include the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and the South Dakota Board of Regents,” American Principles Project president Terry Schilling said.

On an appearance on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, Noem was pilloried by the populist commentator who accused her of “caving” to corporate interests.

“This is thousands of years of common sense and tradition,” Carlson said. ”Girls play girl sports. Boys play boy sports.” 

“Why not instead just say, “Bring it on NCAA, I’m a national figure, go ahead and try and exclude us, I will fight you in the court of public opinion and defend principle!’ Why not just do that?” Carlson asked Noem.

“Tucker, you’re preaching my sermon. That’s just what I did today,” she said in response.

“You vetoed the bill,” Carlson hit back. 

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Even though the Republican constituents loathe the excesses of the LGBT agenda and think the notion of trans athletes is something out of the Twilight Zone, Noem’s corporate backers disagree. They see this propaganda drive as a new opiate of the masses, to keep consumers focused on their social degeneracy rather than worker solidarity. The Chamber made sure Noem was acutely aware that Amazon could yank their proposed fulfillment center out of the state if they opposed the LGBT agenda so she folded. Protecting globalist profits was prioritized ahead of protecting our children. This is ‘America Last’ leadership at its shameful worst.

Noem and her defenders are incredulously claiming that the governor’s office merely wants to address problems with the legislation. She does not want to offend the courts or federal bureaucrats who regularly abuse their authority to promote transgenderism. Noem says that the legislation to protect female athletics would undermine the “great strides we have taken to gain national exposure and increase opportunities for our next generation over the past two decades.”

“South Dakota has shown that our student-athletes can compete with anyone in the country, but competing on the national stage means compliance with the national governing bodies that oversee collegiate athletics,” Noem added.

The national governing bodies overseeing collegiate athletics are filled with radical leftists acting in concordance with all of the excesses of the LGBT agenda. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently announced their total submission to the “Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Unity Pledge” before their annual NCAA tournament. The Unity Pledge debuted last year and featured privileged athletes reading empty rhetoric about unity, diversity, and social justice. Even though the campaign has not made much traction on social media, the NCAA is mindlessly submitting to their demands anyway. During their upcoming basketball championship, the NCAA will print Black Lives Matter platitudes on their courts. Expect many kneel-down sessions and defiant fists in the air to follow, and this is from whom Noem receives her marching orders.

Noem’s rhetoric of submission to federal power is grossly anti-American regardless of any excuses. Any individual with a rudimentary knowledge of the founding fathers and the original intent of the U.S. Constitution knows that states are not meant to mindlessly comply with federal edicts. Founders James Madison and Thomas Jefferson outlined the doctrine of state-level resistance in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions to oppose federal edicts that are at odds with public liberty. Liberal leaders do not have any problems using state power to thwart the will of their enemies, such as when they have done so with marijuana legalization or sanctuary cities. While liberals exploit the powers at their disposal to achieve success, Republicans make silly excuses made up by lobbyists to confuse their constituents and disenfranchise their grassroots supporters. 

Noem seemed like she was one of the few who could buck the trend when she rejected COVID-19 lockdown mandates in South Dakota. After her capitulation on transgender insanity, it is easy to see that Noem is another corporate servant of Big Capital. She fights COVID-19 mandates not due to principle but rather because it negatively impacts the bottom-line of big business entities affiliated with the Republican establishment. This does not intend to berate Noem for her stance against COVID-19 lockdowns. It exhibits why electing Republicans, even if they are lacking in certain respects, is worthwhile over Democrats because their policies are generally less economically destructive. For example, I would exchange my governor, serial pervert, and nursing home assassin Andrew Cuomo, for Noem in a New York minute, and any individual living in a blue state would certainly do the same.

However, when it pertains to national leaders, we must collectively strive for something better. We cannot backslide from President Trump as our standard-bearer back to a milquetoast corporate Republican. On the podcast where he discussed Noem as a contender, Trump referenced a “stacked” group of contenders who could serve as his successor, including the likes of Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Sen.Ted Cruz of Texas, and gubernatorial candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders of Arkansas. Trump’s words on the podcast may placate some boomers’ worries about the future and make them more likely to support Trump’s new PACs and new projects, but he is clearly exaggerating. The bench is deep with RINOs only, as newly-elected GOP lawmakers immediately cave on immigration, surrender on the 2nd Amendment, coronate President-imposed Joe Biden, and deny the reality of electoral fraud. Even with the grassroots firmly on Trump’s side, the RINOs outnumber the strong courageous figures in the party easily by a 10-to-1 margin. 

In an age of ubiquitous deception, where politicians of both major parties regularly serve globalist interests, the average voter does not have any room to slip up. They are the only bulwark that can stand against the overwhelming tidal wave of corruption that is enveloping our entire civilization. When Trump rode down the escalator and changed history, he threw a wrench in the gears that the elites are still desperately trying to recover from. If we allow a pretender to the throne to take the reigns from Trump, that is how the system can recover. Noem’s capitulation on protecting young girls from rapacious predators puts her firmly in that camp, and she must be rejected as a presidential candidate moving forward.


Gavin Wax is the 75th President of the New York Young Republican Club, Chairman of the New York Republican Liberty Caucus, an Ambassador for Turning Point USA, and an Associate Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research. You can follow him on Twitter at @GavinWax.


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cgdae
cgdae
1 year ago

The “tell” is the massive biceps she has makes her look Butch. She is not content with who she is: a woman but wants to appear as if a muscle bound man.

That stuck out in my mind while watching her talk. When she pulled a “Pence” it was no surprise

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 year ago
Reply to  cgdae

I noticed that too. However, I kinda wish my arms were as toned as hers. Haha
I understand that people are upset, but I heard her being interviewed by Glenn Beck and I understood why she did what she did. We’ll keep watching. What’s upcoming from this evil administration is pure scary. Very soon my Catholic church will be forced to perform same sex weddings. My heart and head hurt so much.

Carl
Carl
1 year ago

my guess it is was moved you to the sunshine state like myself! are forefathers are laughing at us, because we have become a lazy nation that has no idea of how to survive in bitter times like they did!

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 year ago
Reply to  Carl

I love Florida and hope to be a resident someday. I bring you a RED vote. Haha
Love your Governor’s smarts and kick butt attitude. He’s such a winner.
Florida is very lucky to have him at the helm.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 year ago

BINGO! And compared to the lib women/ITS. she’s absolutely gorgeous.
Without President Trump for the media to bash night and day, they’re scratching the bottom of the barrel.

Dee S
1 year ago

She’s a real woman too in every sense of the word, biologically, and mentally. Her DNA is female, not something in between.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 year ago

Michael, thanks for the great response. I agree with your whole post. Forgot that the state’s population is not NY or CA, thank goodness. I’m still a KKKALIPORNIA girl (Yikes) at heart. Thank goodness we were smart enough to leave. Don’t recognize my state anymore. But, you’re right. A SD winter for me would probably be a bit hard. Haha

anniedawn
1 year ago

I am from California nd it is changing. It takes 145,000 signatures to unseat Newsom. We got 500,000. His “it is OK for me but not for thee” Democrat BS hit a brick wall.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago

Are you some kind of fat flabby thing?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago

Mankind continues to evolve, thank God.
Twenty years ago there was essentially no same sex marriage.
In twenty years the sexual orientation of your bed partner be be as important as their eye color.
I thank God every day that He gave us free will.

Dee S
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

God made 2 genders, man and woman. There is no between, 20 other genders, or cousin it! Thats man’s attempt to confuse people and make them dissatisfied and rebuke the creator of ALL things. Some of us are too smart for you.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago

How soon will your Catholic Church put an end to oral copulation by Priests to your Alter boys?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago

The same sex problem facing the Catholic Church is sex between Priests and Alter Boys.

rayinga
rayinga
1 year ago

South Dakota, not North Dakota

maureen
maureen
1 year ago

To begin at the end; I believe you are right on. She definitely is a very feminine woman (each of us are toned to different degrees; for a variety of reasons). That said; there is presently a fundamental difference in belief regarding genders. (My belief is biblically/God(The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel) based; only two genders), believe as you will; I will not debate gender with anyone. One either believes in only male and female gender or not. Peoples belief systems should not be subject to scutiny as long as it does not interfer with another person’s life, liberty and religious practice. If one does not accept this premise, I consider them a “bully”) Transgender sports is not accepted by everyone. Each opinion may step aside to each other belief system. (It would be uncivilized to do otherwise) There must be choice in this case, there ought to be three different leagues; transgender, male and female gender leagues.They should not be subject to one another. Each ought to operate according to their own belief system. (What’s the problem?)

Walter Goddard
Walter Goddard
1 year ago
Reply to  maureen

I just said the same thing… then I saw your post…

We have to love them like we do every one else… let them participate in life and let them have their own sports teams and restrooms…

Dee S
1 year ago

Exactly, the left and the media want to pile on criticism of any Conservative that would run for office.

Badlands Bob
Badlands Bob
1 year ago

I’ll bet this will surprise the people of North Dakota since they voted Doug Burgam in as their governor. Probably will surprise him too, to learn that Kristi Noem is the governor of South AND North Dakota.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago
Reply to  cgdae

?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago
Reply to  cgdae

Do you have some kind of a problem with strong women?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago
Reply to  cgdae

Weak men can’t stand strong women.

Pat
Pat
1 year ago

Wow! If you’re gonna make a mistake, make a BIG one! She just blew her chance for the big time.

Beverly Skinner
Beverly Skinner
1 year ago

Tsk, tsk, tsk. She should have stayed on the side of RIGHT!!!

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….IT is UNFAIR for MEN to COMPETE in WOMEN’S SPORTS. Would YOU Like to See a MAN Compete in WOMAN’S GYMNASTICS for the GOLD MEDAL???? I THINK NOT. Fro! SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Dee S
1 year ago

Men are made biologically different too, in most cases stronger. Its unfair to put a man who became a transgender in the same category as a woman because he isn’t really a woman in any sense of the word except for changing outward appearance. The DNA is still the same DNA and will never be changed. The Left is always trying to discredit the Creator.

remember alamo
remember alamo
1 year ago

The legislation she rejected may need to be reworded by the legislatures so that it agrees with our Constitution. So that they do not spend eternity in court battles. Just a thought.

remember alamo
remember alamo
1 year ago

If the legislature is confident of their law then they can override her veto.

speedle
speedle
1 year ago

Great piece by Wax, but come on guys – How about a little proof reading on the title teaser? “Hear is why”? Really? This is a good site but needs a bit more professionalism please.

Carl
Carl
1 year ago

well look at this way, we may finally win gold in weightlifting and wrestling and judo and other sports we never won gold! This is so insane as to being criminal! No matter how much hormones you inject, you still have the bone structure of a male or female and muscle mass! if we must allow, make a seperate place for them to compete! where in the media has a she/man tried to compete with males, only in the female sports is this going on! that right tghere should end this debate of insanity! Her gophers responses speaks volumes!

KDS
KDS
1 year ago

QUEER LOVER.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
1 year ago

Absolutely correct article. Nothing trumps PRINCIPLE.

Eliot
Eliot
1 year ago

Wait, wait hold on here…..
Aren’t females the first to stand up against ALL forms of discrimination???
Wasn’t it suburban, college educated white women who typically vote democrat and also voted AGAINST President Trump because his tweets HURT THEIR FEELINGS??
But yet these same females are willing to discriminate against these POOR AMERICAN TRANSGENDERS!!!!!!
isn’t that hypocritical?????
lol lol lol lol lol

Grace
Grace
1 year ago
Reply to  Eliot

I read a lot of reports about men beating up their wives but seldom read about a wife beating up her husband. Must be a lesson in that. Like who is stronger and has the biggest muscles.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 year ago

MODERATORS, STOP WITH THE NONSENSE OF HOLDING MY POSTS.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THEM???
YOU PEOPLE ARE JUST AS CRAZY AS THE IDIOTS FROM FAKEBOOK AND TWEETER.
STOP IT!!!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago

Why is sports participation based on gender?

Walter Goddard
Walter Goddard
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Please, don’t make me explain it to you Albert!

anniedawn
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Ever hear of Renee Richards? She was the first Male to Female tranny around. She played tennis against women. A couple of years back she admitted that her masculine build helped her win matches. Unless you PMS once a month you are NOT a female.

Bill Williams
1 year ago

It’s all about the enrichment and power, politics corrupts even the best, that has happened to Noem.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago

I do not understand why in a sport like wrestling the sex of the sportsman is a factor.
Wrestling is based on weight not reproduction functionality.

Walter Goddard
Walter Goddard
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

The eighth grade, was an eternity ago for me.. but doesn’t the weight class, still come under a male and female team?

Did they rewrite the playbook for that too?

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 year ago

Oh noooo! Guess who’s on board???
Yes, hess the arse. Please don’t engage in any shape or form. He’s blind and deaf. Lost cause.

Walter Goddard
Walter Goddard
1 year ago

I respectfully decline to engage him at his level… Not that I am afraid to… just that he’s made up his mind to disagree with anything that Trump agrees with..
Such as environmental stewardship and forest management…

Science has gotten so irreparably twisted, in trying to legitimize global warming.. that it reminds me of the kindergarten secret told to the first person, that grows more fantastic as it’s repeated down the line…

Casey
Casey
1 year ago

Yes, Kristi Noem is a huge disappointment! I don’t know what is more disappointing. Was it her voting “No” on House Bill 1217???? Or was it her ridiculous lame excuse for doing so?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago

Has Trump gained or lost support since the election?
There seem to be more and more Rinos everyday.

Mitch Barkett
Mitch Barkett
1 year ago

I had high hopes for her too. All these wishy washy Republicans are really making Trump look better and better as a leader. I like somebody that stands for things that are good for America and letting perverts wreck girls sports is not one of them.

Jay
Jay
1 year ago

Another Republican who won’t stand for what is right. No longer support her, RINO pig.

David
1 year ago

Wax is the same guy who thinks Gabbard should become a republican, who cares what he says. I did not like Noem’s move on women’s sports either, but I have heard there might be a good reason.

Walter Goddard
Walter Goddard
1 year ago

Okie dokie… Gov Noem…
I’ll take it on the chin and be patient with you…

I can understand that you see a bigger picture as the Governor…
Just don’t go backwards and spite the trees to spare the forest…

The historical foundation of America is both the family and the individual, and it is still one and the same…

Not one person’s right, should be greater than another..
Blind justice .. cannot be partial.. it must look beyond what is visible to what is intangible and spiritual…

We need to find a compromise and create coed sports and restrooms… a sports team and a rest room for each biological sex and one for trans gender too…
we installed wheelchair ramps for federal buildings, we ought to be able in install a third bathroom!

I am praying for you… asking the Lord to give you strength to stand and do His will

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