Montana Republicans are beginning to write letters to the newspapers, highlighting the drug abuse in Melissa Romano’s house:
“Romano failed to protect the kids in her own home as well as the young students in her husband’s classroom. If Romano refused to stand up to the teacher/hardcore drug addict living under the same roof as her children, would she stand up for your kids? And if she had no idea what was going on in her own home, how much would she miss if she is elected to oversee one of the largest departments in Montana state government?”
A day later, someone in Missoula took offense:
“How far "below the belt" is this Republican leader willing to punch? Disgusting! To attempt to tarnish the solid reputation of a Montana Teacher of the Year because she is one of the many people in Montana experiencing the pain of a family member's addiction shows no class, and certainly no compassion.”
I was a big fan of Melissa Romano when she ran in ‘16, and was going to vote for her again this year...until the sheer levels of abuse and hypocrisy came out last fall in regard to her husband.
What am I talking about?
“...he was arrested, indicted and convicted of felony drug possession — having hardcore drugs in his possession including meth, cocaine, LSD and psychedelic mushrooms.
Somehow, Romano’s husband avoided any jail time, with just a slap on the wrist, and was given a mere three-year deferred sentence, leaving him eligible to re-apply for his teacher’s license during the tenure of the next Superintendent of Public Instruction.”
When we heard the news of this - months after the arrest was actually made - we knew it stunk to high heaven.
A big reason for that stench was Romano’s political connections and how they kept her husband out of prison when any other person would have been subject to mandatory federal minimum sentencing of 5 years for that LSD.
But in this case the prosecutor allowed Romano’s husband to choose which of the many drugs he would actually be charged with.
I can’t think of anyone else that would get such a sweetheart deal.
The stench, the hypocrisy!
And then you have Dems like the woman that wrote the rebuttal letter, saying it’s a low-blow.
I don’t think so. The low-blow was allowing Romano to attain a different level of justice than the rest of us would.
The Romano family is sick, with a serious lack of morals and a worldview that says they’re better than you.
I never wanted to vote for Elsie Arntzen this fall.
Now I can't imagine voting for anyone else.
The Democrats will rely on fear more and more the closer we get to the election. We only have about 5 weeks until absentee ballots go out.
Here in Montana, everyone’s now an absentee voter...at least in most counties.
A good example of this fear is now up on Flathead Memo, where it appeared last night, and also on Montana Post, where it appeared this morning.
“Could we slide into the abyss like Germany in 1933?” is the name of the post, and it really is a sick post.
The whole idea is that Trump won’t leave office if the election results aren’t quite in by January 20, or aren’t conclusive...or something.
This is weird, as the only one saying to ignore the results of the election at this point is Hillary Clinton.
Personally, I believe Trump would be happy to leave on January 20 if it was clear he lost.
I told you a week ago that we’re not going to know by January 20. I think this is already the plan...from the left.
They know they can’t win. These articles comparing us to Germany are good examples. Democrats are grasping at straws, hoping they can stir up enough fear to convince enough people to not vote for Trump.
Ain’t gonna happen.
Democrats have sat by for three months now as Portland and other major cities have burned. Joe Biden has not spoken of this at all. Democrats actually think these riots are helping them.
They’re not. They’re hurting them.
Democrats in these cities are at their wit’s end, and they are unhappy with their local officials and their governors. These Democrats will not be voting Democrat this year.
If Biden was smart, he’d come out of the basement and condemn these riots.
But he’s neither smart nor in charge. The people that are running his show think the riots will help his chances. Nothing could be further from the truth.
On top of this, Congress ignores the millions of workers that lost their jobs and their $600 a week. Instead they bitch and moan about the Post Office, something no one cares about.
There’s no talk from Democrats about the millions of small businesses about to go under for good, and the tens of millions of people they employ. Talking about this would detract from the ‘orange man bad’ arguments that fill cable news 24/7.
Fear, fear, fear.
That’s the Dem message this cycle, and you see it clearly on all the Montana Dem sites.
Dems need you to be afraid so you’ll follow their terrible message and disastrous policies.
They want the country to look more like Portland and Seattle and Chicago. They want Montana to look like those states, with disastrous fiscal policies that take from the hard workers and hand out to the do-nothings.
America isn’t going to put up with it, nor is Montana.
Romano was the only one that had a chance this fall, and then her husband fucked that up for her.
Bullock is going nowhere fast, and sadly, his political-handler-backers are sucking all the air out of the state, the money as well.
Any scraps that are leftover will fall to Cooney in his utterly-unexciting bid for the governor’s office.
If there’s a crumb left after that it might fall down to Graybill. The other statewides will get nothing, and the legislature sure as hell won’t.
Usually the path for Party success lies from going low to going high, from the small offices to the large. You start in the legislature and you go to statewide then federal.
Democrats are unable to follow this simple formula for the simple reason that they neither fund nor pay any mind to the lower-tier races.
So there never is any bench to work from, and the only path to higher office in Montana goes through an inconsequential-Dem-legislature and then through the AG’s office, the only one they’ve had any kind of ladder-success with over the past two decades.
And then this year they run a complete and utter unknown who’s only accomplishments are who daddy and grandpop were.
Dems think their Montana strategy has been working because they have two offices in the whole state - governor and Senator.
And it is working: for those two corporate sell-outs, the ringers they bring in from out-of-state to work at HQ, and the political outfits on both coasts that they funnel political donations to.
Representing you in more offices isn’t really important. Winning isn’t, either.
The staffers get paid either way, and there’s always some law firm or school district on the sidelines waiting to hire whoever lost the election.
And if your family is left out?
I think that’s the point.