Well, I don’t really care.
How is a bunch of rich people sitting on a floor going to help me?
Oh, I guess I should be excited that there’ll be more gun control laws!
Yep, I can feel my life getting better already.
Here’s what else the emailer said:
“First Hillary meets with demos on hill in morning then we have the sit in hour later. She is nervous in that it's a close race even overspending Trump 40 to 1. So now the whole campaign will be about guns not the terrible economy or how terrible she is and will be. The want to look so moral on this issue but started to fundraise off it immediately. I can hardly wait for the 2 Montana democratic mouth pieces to jump aboard. This might actually hurt democrat ticket in Montana if they aren't careful.”
So now the whole campaign will be about guns, the email says.
I have to agree with that…at least for the next week or two. Again, I have no idea how this will help my life.
I’m not worried about guns – I’m worried about all the bills I have to pay each month.
Those rich Dems sitting on the floor ain’t. They make $175,000 a year plus all the benefits they can get and all the handouts they get from the rich people that buy them off.
No, my life ain’t gettin’ better at all.
Something else we should mention is the blood money that Hillary’s raising.
Here, take a look at all Hillary’s taken from outside groups this year:
I don’t know what many of them are but I’m confident they’re 100 times more important to Hillary than I am.
We could talk about all that money in politics, maybe sit on the floor over that. Instead we choose the issue of guns.
But I guess we have to expect this’ll be the hot-button issue. Hell, one of the main guys pushing it got the shit kicked out of him 50 years ago or so.
That's his main accomplishment in life, getting the shit kicked out of him.
Now he can sit on that floor and relive those glory days, back when he wasn’t on the corporate take.
Yeah, John Lewis – took $6 million from PACs over his career but just $2 million from the people he purports to represent.
Oh, John Lewis…what a failure.
Look at those rich people.
Do you think they care about you?
But I didn’t come here to talk to you about the failures of Congress, or how much the rich of this country and other countries have bought them off.
No, I came to talk about how we’ll move forward in Montana when we kick all the crooks out.
We’ve got Bullock on the run, and when his affair blows up in the media it’ll be the perfect chance to clean house and get rid of the corporate taint in the Montana Democratic Party.
So…how’d that corporate taint get there in the first place?
I began to think about this a bit more a few days ago, mainly after I got an email complaining about MT Cowturd and how much their message is failing.
“Well appears cowgirl vacation didn't help with any fresh ideas, as had to basically repeat ID post on Speaker Knudsen from Sun in article today. Trying to blame Knudsen for failed infrastructure bill instead of Bullock's lack of leadership is a real laugh. If they think that will help Bullock's race guess they need to take look at primary votes in Eastern Montana. Besides Knudsen is very popular in his area, he got 2,019 votes to demo candidate's 711.”
Remember, MT Cowturd is an anonymous site. They care so much about what they tell you that they won’t use their real name. Their convictions are so strong that they have to hide behind an anonymous site.
Is that the kind of leadership you need in your life?
No, it’s not.
We know there are splits in the Dem Party, they just aren't talked about.
- How about talk that Schweitzer ran the progressives out of the party?
- What about all of John Morrison's supporters...did Tester run them out?
- How about the Helena Bubble that Gianforte refers to, or what I call the Helena Cabal...how small is this group, how insulated are they, and how much do they profit off things remaining the same.
So lots of questions, few answers. We know a lot about our political history a century ago, very little about a decade ago.
Hey, I’m not fan of John Morrison or the highbrow and elite brand of politics that he represents.
Hell, his grandpa was a bigwig and elected governor of Nebraska, his dad was on the Montana Supreme Court.
What I do like about Morrison is that he wrote a book, Montana Mavericks.
I read the whole thing and it’s good. More Montana Democrats should write books.
Brian Schweitzer did, and I can’t help but think that a lot of Bullock’s Blueprint for energy comes from that.
Take wind and solar, for example…right from pages 9 and 11 of the 25-page blueprint report that came out this week:
We had a blueprint more than a year ago with Schweitzer’s book, Power Up Energy.
It’s a good book and it makes clear that wind and solar are real viable options, as is battery storage and transmission.
That's one of the reasons I was so disappointed to see Bullock ignore Schweitzer when he did his Colstrip advisory board earlier this year.
Transmission is talked about a lot in Bullock’s Blueprint and I urge you to download that PDF and give it a look.
So both Morrison and Schweitzer have good ideas, one taking a look back to figure out where we can go and the other presenting options to transition us to a better energy economy.
Despite that, how much can we attribute the current cracks and splinters and downright splits in the Montana Democratic Party to them?
In Morrison’s case, we have to go back to the contentious U.S. Senate primary race between him and Tester.
Tester won, and we have to then ask…what happened to Morrison’s supporters?
Also, how much can we attribute Montana Democratic Party discord to Tester?
For Schweitzer, what’s with the progressive wing of the Democrats heading for the hills under his tenure?
Currently we like to call everyone DINOs but really, how much are those in power DINOs?
We continually hear that the Montana Democratic Party has become Republican-lite, and perhaps that’s the problem.
I saw the following quote on RD today:
“I’ve always said (correctly) that the Dems do not have the spine to deal with their DINOS, which is which is why they have become a permanent minority in the Montana Legislature. I remember when Max was Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and sided with Pres. Bush – the Dems gnashed their teeth, howled, and complained, but wouldn’t primary him.”
Currently we have a lot of progressive Dems howling about Tester’s vote on guns this week.
Personally, I don’t care about that vote.
What I do care about is getting rid of people that care more about corporate money and protecting their position than helping my life.
That’s why it’s critical we primary Tester in 2018.
It can be done, and it will be done. I fully expect him to resign anyways, as he’s been nothing but a failure for months now.
Tester’s failures on veterans issues have been especially sad.
Step down, Jon, step down.
But there won’t be any stepping down. Hell, there probably won’t be anything on Bullock’s affair. I’m confident the two Missoula Democrats I profiled cheating the housing authority won’t get in trouble either.
The entitled of the Montana Democratic Party do a good job protecting their own.
They do an abysmal job of helping us.
That’s not really the intention anymore, however.
No, the goal is to help as many rich people as we can while lining our own nests.
That’s the Montana Democratic Strategy these days.
Far from helping, raising more blood money will only turn people like me off more and more.
I mean, if it’s so important to raise money…why did Jesse Laslovich come in 29,000 votes short against Rosendale for Auditor?
It’s because no one gives a shit about him.
No one gives a shit about the Montana Democratic Party in Montana except for a small minority in the cities.
This won’t win the legislature, but instead of talking about that, Democrats continue on the same tired path.
So I hope we see some change.
- I hope Bullock’s affair comes to light in the mainstream press and gets him out of our lives once and for all.
- I hope Tester is primaried in 2018 if he doesn’t just hang it up before then.
- I hope legislative losses are immense this year, statewides as well.
Only when you hit rock bottom do you really look at yourself with a hard and discerning eye, the change you always talked about finally at last ready to come about.
It’s time Montana Democrats hit rock bottom.
Their current strategy is set to make that happen.
Wow, it’ll be exciting to see it happen!
Remember, when Walsh got caught in his plagiarism scandal…your life did not change at all.
Oh, they want you to think that if some shiny-shoed asshole in a suit is gone, your life will get worse.
No, their life might...but yours won’t.
Your life ain’t changing at all anytime soon.
Hillary…Trump…Bullock…Gianforte – pal, they ain’t gonna do shit for you.
A year from now you’ll be sitting in the same boat, wondering when things will get better, hoping to hell that they do.
Maybe a vote for the Ds or Rs will help with that, huh?
Ya, keep dreamin’.