Alas, it’ll be the regular, hardworking citizens that pay.
They’ll pay in the form of their life getting worse. They’ll lose hope, grow bitter, get angry.
Democrats have no idea what to do about this.
Republicans do – just sit back and let the voters come to them.
Yes, the GOP will do well in Montana in 2016…mainly because the Democrats will do so poorly.
Sadly, Dems have no one to blame but themselves for this.
They’ve given up, rolled over, and even started to play dead. Voters hate that, they hate that weakness.
Well, that’s the Montana Democratic Party – weak and ineffective.
Tim Fox – He’s Our Man
Why in God’s name is MEA-MFT endorsing Tim Fox for Attorney General?
James Conner over at Flathead Memo had the post today, and I have to say, I was beside myself.
We can’t find anyone to pay a filing fee to run?
What else is unacceptable is the “leadership” we see from Nancy Keenan.
My God, that woman is useless.
But she knows how to bring home that D.C. abortion money, doesn’t she? Where would we be without that fundraising?
Perhaps we’d be sitting with a viable candidate for Attorney General on the Dem side.
For Keenan and her Helena Cabal, however, that’s bad.
That’s just one more name that could be in the newspapers, taking attention away from the party brass, you know, the higher-ups like Keenan that make bank and are entitled to their positions…mainly because they’ve put in the time.
Well, we see what that gets us – no AG candidate.
The Montana Democrats are a party without balls right now.
There’s no guts, no moxie, no going out there and riling things up and getting people excited and, Goddamn it, making a difference in peoples’ lives!
There’s just none of that.
Instead we get rolling over, playing dead, and capitulating to our enemies.
The current “leadership” of the Montana Democratic Party makes me sick.
Denise Juneau is Gay
I was quite surprised to hear this, as nothing in my November research on the Juneaus led me to believe that.
I just don’t think about this stuff. I don’t try to figure out…is that person gay or not?
I just don’t care.
Montana voters care, however. That’s doubly-true in the rural areas.
Now, I’ve mentioned before that Denise Juneau probably won’t be winning her race for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat.
Now I know she won’t win.
I said as much today on The Western World:
I said as much on Twitter as well:
Montana rural voters – exactly the kind that Denise Juneau needs to peel off from Ryan Zinke to win – will not vote for a gay woman…who also happens to be an Indian.
- Alright, get mad at me.
- Get angry.
- Call me names.
I don’t think it’s going to change the minds of those rural Montana voters.
Perhaps talking about the issues could do that, but like we saw earlier with the Flathead Memo post, Juneau is not talking about issues.
Really, at this point you have to ask a very simple question: is she in this to win?
I don’t think so, not anymore.
It’s like the Tim Fox debacle – Democrats have no viable candidate so now their MEA-MFT union is actually endorsing Fox.
I’ll still vote for Juneau, if she’s the candidate. I won’t be voting for Zinke.
It doesn’t really matter, though – Zinke has this one in the bag now.
I won’t be writing about this race anymore, there’s just no point.
The Races We Will Watch
What does that leave us with? By my reckoning we have these:
- Secretary of State;
- State Auditor;
- OPI Superintendent;
- PSC Races;
- Supreme Court Races;
- Legislative Races.
So there’s still a lot to complain about, er...discuss.
First off is governor.
Boy, this race is something, huh? I still don’t think Bullock has filed and I don’t think Gianforte has either.
For the latter, he needs a LG-pick. For the former, well…what the hell?
Bullock has problems, we’ve discussed them before, and eventually those problems will get bigger.
He could still win. We know he has no problem throwing people under the bus, so expect more of that.
He’ll do whatever it takes to win, in fact.
At this point, my vote is back with the Libertarians.
I’m sorry, but Bullock is corrupt and Gianforte, well…I don’t think Gianforte has a plan.
Telecommunting jobs in Montana aren’t going to help me at all.
Besides that…what is his plan?
I don’t see much else, just the idea of asking your boss if you can move back to Montana.
Uh…alright – what the hell am I supposed to do. I live here right now, remember?
So I don’t think Gianforte has a plan.
Is that my fault? No, it’s his.
Next up we have Secretary of State. So far we have Corey Stapleton and Monica Lindeen.
I’ve discussed the sorry state of Monica Lindeen before. I don’t see her winning – rural voters are just too fed up with insurance premium increases.
Lindeen rolled over on that. I don’t think she’ll have enough money to make people forget it.
Still, Stapleton won’t have enough money to make 'em remember it.
If he wins, it’ll be more through down-ticket voting than any effort of his. Obamacare will help him most of all.
Personally, I can’t think of one thing that Monica Lindeen has done for me, not one thing.
I don’t see her winning.
After that we have State Auditor. There’s no point in discussing this race, as the lopsided fundraising numbers tell the tale.
I’m mainly worried about Laslovich becoming entitled. It’s already a given that the governor’s seat is his in 2020.
I don’t like that, I don’t like that air of inevitability around a candidate, I don’t like it one bit.
It makes me resentful. Many voters feel the same way.
Coming up next is OPI Superintendent. I feel Melissa Romano will win this, mainly because it’s hard not to vote for that smile.
For the PSC races, well…I’m not even sure how many there are. I wouldn’t expect we’ll hear much on the races, either.
If I had to bet, I’d say the PSC will remain under GOP control.
Then we have the Supreme Court races. Boy, I know nothing about these. I think that’s the idea.
Yep, these races are for lawyers that want to give money to judges, and judges that want to compromise their principles and their integrity by taking that money.
I believe there’s a level of hell reserved for those types, though I’d have to check with Dante.
Finally we have the legislative races.
Let’s just not waste time on this – Senate to the GOP in 2017, House as well.
Or did you really think Democrats can take even one chamber?
With their current “leadership?”
Ha, you’re dreamin’, pal!