Gov. Kristi Noem (R) has carefully balanced Constitutional liberty with public health concerns in her approach to managing the Wuhan virus pandemic in South Dakota, which is at very much at odds with how “lock it all down” types on the left and in the media prefer governors manage their states.
As a perfect illustration of her approach, Noem posted a video to her Twitter account Tuesday that shows her out in a cornfield, and armed for pheasant action. The caption on the tweet read “This is how we do social distancing in South Dakota.” And then action was taken.
This is how we do social distancing in South Dakota. pic.twitter.com/AjegUsKHhv
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) September 23, 2020
While her video was met with praise on the right, many on the left became triggered at Noem’s words and actions and threw temper tantrums in response:
— Doug Murano (@muranofiction) September 23, 2020
See, that might be funny if your state didn't just hold a massive superspreader event in Sturgis that killed people. https://t.co/OZeKAMEM8R
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) September 23, 2020
This definitely makes me want to socially distance myself from you.
— Jeremy M. Stamper (@jeremymstamper) September 23, 2020
According to your AG “social distancing in South Dakota” means you keep driving when you kill a man on the side of the road after leaving the bar. Get as much distance as possible as fast as you can and call in the morning once you’ve sobered up. @SouthDakotaDOT @realDonaldTrump
— Blueskydriving 🇺🇸 (@blueskydriving) September 23, 2020
200,000+ people are dead. hope you have a good laugh.
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) September 23, 2020
So you're not only dumb, you're a murderer too. Shameful.
— Red (@Redpainter1) September 23, 2020
One tolerant and compassionate leftist even insinuated she wanted Noem shot:
You should go hunting with Dick Cheney.
— Irishrygirl (@irishrygirl) September 23, 2020
As Media Research Center previously reported, Noem is one of five governors who have “refused to issue a statewide stay-at-home order or mandated that businesses shut down amid the coronavirus scare.”
“Journalists” have routinely ripped Noem’s handling of the Wuhan virus pandemic in South Dakota while at the same time showering NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) with praise and treating him like a magnificent hero even though his disastrous pandemic crisis management has been well-documented even by the Democrat-friendly New York Times and the liberal-leaning ProPublica group.
Earlier this month, Noem ripped the media a new one after they ran with a deeply flawed “study” suggesting the Sturgis rally in August might have been a “superspreader event.” Reason.com thoroughly debunked the study’s most sensational claims here.