Democratic-NPL Shames Republican Woman for Taking Pregnancy Leave

Lennon Louise Green is the daughter of Rep. Emily O'Brien, R-Grand Forks. Special to Forum News Service via Bismarck TribuneSpecial to Forum News Service via Bismarck Tribune

MINOT, N.D. — In a recent column, I called out the North Dakota Democratic-NPL for their shallow and mean-spirited (and almost entirely unsuccessful) approach to state politics.

“The strategy the Dem-NPL has been pursuing for a generation amounts to a lot of snotty messaging and public policy gotcha moments, intended to demonstrate what a bunch of stupid, uncaring morons Republicans are,” I wrote.

When I wrote those words just days ago, I didn’t realize that the Democrats would so immediately prove my analysis correct.

Right on cue, the Democratic-NPL tries to make some hay in the debate over family medical leave policy by attacking a Republican lawmaker who took a significant amount of leave from the Legislature last session due to a pregnancy.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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