When he gets a chance to step away from running Chip Cravaack's campaign, Republican operative Ben Golnik is advising Mike Parry's campaign. Drop a hat, and he'll tell you (and New Ulm Journal reporter Josh Moniz) that Allen Quist's old-timey views of gender relations doom Quist in a match-up against Walz:
The anger generated by the promise-breaking debate even prompted both candidates to bring accusations of being unelectable at each other. Quist said Walz would eat Parry alive for his statement that he'd wait to bring troops home until the job market improved. Parry's campaign advisor Ben Golnik said Quist's prior statements that men are genetically predisposed to be the head of households made him unable to win.
But help is on its way for the Quist campaign.
Men have ruled every civilization since the beginning of time and always will. That is not the question. The question is, will a civilization be ruled by good men or evil men? Historically, evil men have ruled. Evil men rule today. When good men rule, it’s ordinary men exercising leadership in their homes, local churches, local civil government, local business and commerce. When evil men rule, it is a handful of political, corporate, and monetary elitists that control nearly all the wealth in the economy. They rule from corporate boardrooms, Washington and Wall Street.
It is their strategy to attack ordinary men as the heads of their families and other traditional institutions. They do this by pushing women out of their homes and into the workforce by creating an economy that requires both parents to work. Also, by pushing them into jobs traditionally reserved for men: soldier, police officer, firefighter, physician, truck driver, etc. And by pushing schoolgirls into highly competitive varsity athletics traditionally reserved for boys, just to name a few. God created us male and female. They are saying there is no male and female.
It is all just to blur the distinction between men and women. Having destroyed the role of ordinary men as leaders, they rush in to fill the void. Any wife who is contentious with her husband’s leadership, any woman who takes a man’s pulpit, or seeks employment that has been traditionally reserved for men, has played into the elitists’ hands.
Traditional male leadership is no guarantee of a decent and just society, but it is a prerequisite. A truly free and just society will be one that promotes women as homemakers and mothers, nurses, teachers, secretaries and cheerleaders.
This is the perfect voice for the Quist campaign and one hopes that an offer as communications director is extended immediately to Mr. Ross. (Surely, he doesn't number Congresswoman Bachmann among the elitist conspiracy). Ross's voice will perfectly dovetail in with Quist's notion that health care reform is an evil plot by Tim Walz to intentionally destroy traditional marriage.
We doubt that Mrs. Walz would let Tim get away with that hidden agenda, but one never knows.
We do salute the honesty of the Republican candidates in the First for recognizing that neither Quist nor Parry is electable, although his DFL colleagues in the Minnesota Senate are trying to give Parry the boost he needs with their antics over the symbolic Highway 14 amendment.
Image: Allen Quist, by Ken Avidor, an evergreen image recycled from 2010 Bluestem. We do our part to preserve pixels.