Yeah, the guy’s got issues, lots of ‘em, and anonymous Democratic mouthpiece MT Cowturd will continually point these out (when they’re not pointing out minority issues like flags, fountains, and gay people).
It’s that issue on gay people that’s really got Cowturd tying itself in knots.
The way it’s going, I don’t think we’ll be reading anything but Gianforte attacks and gays are wonderful posts on that site.
Oh well, if Democrats want to remain in the minority of state government, let ‘em.
I honestly hope that Cowturd and other such sites, as well as the corporate media in the state, keep attacking Gianforte.
Yeah, Montanans don’t like that shit, these continual attacks against people. It rubs them the wrong way.
Will continual Democratic attacks against Gianforte work?
I think they’ll work really well at exciting the small group of people that follow Montana politics year-round.
I don’t think it’ll have much effect on swing and stay-at-home voters. In fact, I think it’ll turn many away.
Oh well, that’s what they wanted.
I just shake my head at them. I’m not sure what Nancy Keenan is thinking, but in all probability she’s not.
Personally, I loved the attacks Keenan had her Democratic machine make against Corey Stapleton when he announced for Secretary of State last week.
They pointed out how many elections the man has lost.
Yep, when you try to make the world a better place, you often get shot down by others that want to keep it a shitty place.
Many times these attacks will come from people that lost their U.S. House race before fleeing to Washington lobbying firms for 10 years.
Just flip the Democratic attacks around. Oftentimes you’ll laugh, for they sure are funny.
Silly’s another word that comes to mind when I see Democrats and their attacks. It’s the silliness I’d expect from one of my old 6-year-old students. Cute, aren't they?
Alright, although this rambling has been enjoyable for you, I think it’s time to get into the real issues of this post.
Gianforte: Making the Bad Good
One of the stupidest things he does is continually speak out against gay people.
Gosh, Greg – that’s not a winning issue.
You know what might be a winning issue, however? Something like this:
“How do I feel about gay people, that’s what you’re asking right? Well, it’s a tough question and I’ll try to answer it as honestly as I can.
I’m not a big fan of homosexuality – there, I said it.
I was raised a Christian, went to Sunday School each week, and read from the family Bible. It was quite clear that homosexuality was wrong, that God didn’t like it, and that we as human beings were not supposed to take that route.
Alright, that’s my personal belief. Now, how does that mesh with the world we’re living in today? Well, it doesn’t.
I’m going to be completely honest with you – I don’t like that.
But you know what? We have laws in this land, we have a Supreme Court, and we have respect.
I’m going to respect the Supreme Court’s decision on this issue. I may not agree with it, but there’s a lot of federal policy I don’t agree with.
This is how I feel. I know that I’ll be attacked over my beliefs, but I won’t be changing them.”
I doubt it, but it’ll cause a lot of heads to nod. A lot of those Silent Majority folks will like what they hear.
Let’s move on.
“My campaign contributions to Rob Natelson? Alright, let’s discuss that.
First of all, I think Rob Natelson is a great Montanan and one that has done a lot of good for this state. I especially like his ideas on a state’s convention, as we have too many problems in this country that the federal government is simply ignoring.
Now, about my kids. You’re probably referring to the donations that my son Richard and daughter NAME made when they were 4 and 12-years old.
They didn’t make those donations, I made those donations. There was nothing wrong with that. If there was, why have I not been investigated by the Commissioner of Political Practices?
I made them under the kids’ names because I couldn’t give anymore to Rob Natelson. I wanted to, because it was clear if I didn’t this state was going to continue to go down the drains.
Well, Rob lost and the state did go down the drains. It’s been going down the drains ever since then, and that’s why I’m running for governor.”
“Ah, you’re no doubt asking about my comments about retirement earlier this year. <laughs> Let me just say that I wish I wouldn’t have said what I said – I had no idea the anonymous Democratic mouthpieces of the state were going to twist my words around so much.
Well, there’s no sense in getting angry over that – I’m proud that those mouthpieces can say what they want without fear of consequences or recriminations.
That’s one of the things that makes this country great – that anyone, anywhere, can say whatever the hell they want to anyone. If the emperor’s got no clothes, you tell ‘em! <laughs>
Alright, now, what did I mean when I talked about retirement. Do I mean that when you reach 65 or 67 or whatever the number is that the feds keep telling us we have to wait to, do I mean you have to keep working?
Not at all.
I don’t often get personal, but I’d like to talk about my own parents for a few moments.
My dad worked until he couldn’t work anymore and my mom did the same. Now, I’d like to be perfectly clear – my mom never had a real job, unless you want to call raising us kids and making sure the home was in order a real job. I think many of you will realize it is.
She worked hard and my dad worked hard and they never had the kinds of jobs that gave retirement. But they did get Social Security and thank God for that.
I want people to use their God-given skills in life. When I talk about retirement I really think that people should keep working.
Work around the house, find some volunteer position, help out with some at-risk youth. The point is, work is life. We’ve all heard those stories or maybe knew a neighbor that retired and BOOM – three or six months later they’re dead.
I truly believe that work gives us purpose. I love working! I love my job and the career I’ve chosen!
I know not everyone’s as excited about work as I am, and that’s fine – we have retirement and thank God for that – you’ve earned it. But think about what else you’ve earned – the ability to give so much back now.
Never stop working, never stop working for change, never stop working to make this world and the State of Montana a better place.”
Let’s move on.
“Ah, the Montana Family Foundation – they’re a great group of people, aren’t they?
Family is the most important thing in my life. It’s what I get up for each morning and it’s what I think about while lying in bed at night. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my family.
<heartfelt look at family>
Now, what about the Family Foundation? Democrats in Montana hate this organization, and I think that’s because we’re doing the job that they’ve always prided themselves on doing. Unfortunately, Democrats feel that family issues aren’t as important as saddling your family with debt or raising your taxes or helping their union members more than your family.
I fund the Family Foundation, that’s true. I’ve given hundreds of thousands of dollars to health clinics around the state. Many of these are in rural areas where the lack of care is telling.
Now, do these clinics encourage women not to get abortions? Yes, and I’m proud of that.
I don’t like abortions, and I think that has something to do with my Christian upbringing. I think it has something to do with my own wonderful children. They’ve been a blessing to me, and I thank God each day for His allowing them in my life.
Other women should have that blessing as well, and if I can talk just one woman out of getting an abortion, and allowing that blessing into her life, then I feel I’ve done a lot of good in this world.”
- Don’t bend to their anonymous attacks.
- Don’t change your tune.
- You’re not defensive, they are.
Democrats are scared. Keep them that way.