Print Column: This Is Why North Dakota Democrats Can’t Win Elections


MINOT, N.D. — Do you know what’s the worst?

When some joker puts on an air of intellectual superiority and asks you if you know what the definition of insanity is, as if you’ve never heard that one before.

You try not to roll your eyes as they tell you it’s “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” A quote they’ll then smugly attribute to some luminary — usually Einstein, but there’s no evidence he ever said or wrote any such thing.

As near as I can tell, the quote comes from a pamphlet distributed by Narcotics Anonymous in 1981.

Go figure.

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