In the morning I get up and get to work.
Part of that is going to a wide variety of websites to get news and information.
One of those sites is the anti-social media site, Twitter.
I like this one because it’s the main place for Montana political types to get their word out.
You’ll remember last November that I asked the question, Is #mtpol Effective?
Yes, #mtpol is the main area for the politicos.
Today when I got on I saw that yet another fake and mocking Twittter account has been set up.
Here, take a look:
Yep, that’s a Democratic account.
Or do you think the Republicans made that one?
I just don’t think so, and a big reason is the incredibly dumb-looking photo of Gianforte.
After that we get the typical cast of Democratic hard-ons – Andy Shirtliff (follows nearly every fake Dem twitter account), Don Pogreba (loves ‘em) and Pat Noonan.
You’d think he’d know better, but as we discussed in March, he follows a lot of these.
I wish I’d never given him money.
I thought it’d only been $10 but I actually gave him $25.
It was last October, when I still thought Montana Democrats were good people.
At this point I hope Independent Caron Cooper defeats him.
But Democrats like the Noonans, as we've discussed before.
Just another symptom of Butte's dying hold on the Party.
My God, the anonymous GOP Twitter accounts were right – I should never have supported Noonan.
They were right, they were right.
“Success in warfare is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to the enemy's purpose.” – Sun Tzu, Book 11 on the Nine Situations
You can see Pat following other fake Dem accounts – Jersey Gianforte, Lyin’ Greg, and probably a few I'm missing.
There must have been high hopes for that Lyin’ Greg one as both Tracy Stone-Manning and Ali Bovingdon followed it.
As you know, both work in the governor’s office.
I’m always saddened to see Angela McLean following these fake Twitter accounts too.
You know why McLean has absolutely no political future in Montana?
I guess McLean just follows my fake Twitter account.
No, it’s not one I set up – why would I spend time on something like that? – it’s one the Democrats set up more than a year ago now.
I decided to take a look at the fake Twitter account set up to mock me, as I hadn’t in awhile.
They’re up to 48 followers now, and you can see the standard Dem operatives.
Oh how they must have laughed at me when I called and emailed Nancy Keenan and Amanda Frickle about my legislative race this year.
The fake account was going really strong in May and then on May 13 things got spotty.
I dunno – maybe the staffer manning it changed, maybe they ran short of DGA money…who knows.
What I do know is that they’d been sending out multiple tweets a day to mock me, then on May 13 they did one more.
The next did not come until May 27 and then the next one on June 9.
It wouldn’t be until July 20 that another appeared, and they got a little hot that day, sending out 5 tweets, one of them a promo for one of my books.
We got two on July 21 and then two on July 26. There were three more on July 28 and then it’s been silence again.
What can we learn from this?
When I want to get my views out I use a platform that gets anywhere from 700 to 1,000 people a day, I don’t rely on anti-social media.
So I go back to old blog posts and I can see that on May 13 I spoke about Jon’s Lies to Veterans.
Maybe Tester’s office controls this account. We know the poor man has become nothing more than a modern day, burnt-out Burton Wheeler.
It’s sad the level of selling-out he engages in.
Step down, Jon…or were you going to fix the VA this time?
I don’t see how that’s possible when the VA’s spending $20 million on artwork.
Step down, Jon.
Moving on to May 27 we see that I put up two posts – one talking about Zinke’s love affair with PACs and the other a mish-mash weekend post.
In that mish-mash we discussed the ranks of Montana’s political blogs, and that was also the day Martin Kidston ran his post calling me a pseudo-Democrat.
Maybe I angered someone with my work compiling those rankings.
If we look at June 9 you see I talked about the boondoggle of Montana infrastructure, the new Historical Society building.
Then we have to wait all the way until July 20 and my post about the refugee nonsense in Missoula before my fake twitter account got on me again.
On July 21 I said what’s the use and they sent out a tweet and then it was just a bit of random stuff after that.
For the most part…what can we learn?
Well, it seems the fake Twitter accounts like to hit me when I go after money-making ventures for the Dems.
Whether it’s continually lying about helping veterans to secure more funding or pulling in refugees to profit non-profits, Democrats don’t like me talking about their raids on the cookie jar.
They use the fake account to disparage me, I use the fake account to get a leg-up on my opponents, to learn more about them, to think more on the underlying current and forward progress.
They’re trying to be cute and score a few points, while I take the outreached arm they used to strike and pull it forward to make my punch.
“Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline, simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.” – Sun Tzu, Book 5 on Energy
What’s especially pathetic is how thin-skinned Montana Democrats are, especially the ones you’d think wouldn’t be.
For instance, both MT Cowturd and Pogreba at ID have blocked me.
Maybe they’re jealous. After all, neither of them have a fake Twitter account mocking them.
I did see one called Bullock Blunders set up, and my is it sad sauce.
The Montana Republicans just can’t set up fake Twitter accounts for shit.
They should congratulate themselves on that!
I mean, aren’t all these fake accounts quite dumb anyways?
And what do they hope to accomplish?
I guess it’s to win.
By setting up these fake Twitter accounts, Montana Democrats think they’ll win.
Why else would they do it?
I guess it could be so their opponent could lose, but what’s the difference?
Whether the ulterior motive was to shame someone, make them look stupid, embarrass them, get them to say something dumb, make others think the account is real to harm them that way, or to get real people to block the real account…the ultimate motive is to win.
So Democrats set up fake Twitter accounts because they think this will help them win.
My God, can you begin to understand why most Americans hate politics?
Personally, I don’t think these fake Twitter accounts help Democrats win.
We’ve seen the primary numbers, and despite Dems crowing about Gianforte putting another $500,000 of his own money into his campaign account, the Democratic Governor’s Association put $750,000 into Bullock’s.
So both need money.
At least Gianforte doesn’t have to rely on others to get his.
Where would Bullock be without the DGA’s money?
I feel if you ask questions like that you can expect a fake Twitter account to pop up with your name on it.
“No ruler should put troops into the field merely to gratify his own spleen; no general should fight a battle simply out of pique.” – Sun Tzu, Book 12 on the Attack by Fire
Bullock spent $640,000 on ads in July alone.
That’s $20,645 a day.
I wonder…does some of that money get spent on anti-social media activity like setting up fake Twitter accounts?
Democrats are such a wily and conniving bunch, as we saw with the DNC email scandal.
Did you hear that three more DNC officials stepped down over those bigoted emails sent out to disparage Bernie?
That’s Democrats for you – doing bad things and expecting to get away with it.
Until the October surprise comes along we’ll keep fumbling about, spending about a year of college costs a day to make sure you vote for Bullock.
Jeez, I thought the Montana economy was doing really well, I thought we had enough jobs, I thought nothing could be better.
Then why is Bullock spending $20,000 a day on ads?
Hell, I even heard that the RGA had all but given up on Gianforte and this race.
Then why is Bullock spending $20,000 a day on ads?
It’s simple really, and I said as much the very first thing this morning.
Montana Democrats are scared that they’ll lose the governor’s office and thus their defensive position vis-à-vis the veto pen.
National Democrats are scared that they’ll lose another state and a candidate they’ve been training via the cushy DGA position.
I think most Montanans are just scared they won’t be able to pay all their bills.
Personally, I feel that if Montana Democrats spent more of their DGA money going around and talking to neglected areas and the voters they’ve turned their backs on, they’d do a lot better.
I feel that's a better use of their time than sitting on anti-social media sites like Twitter all day sending out tweets.
Who reads that?
Hardly anyone, and not really anyone that matters.
It’s the swing voters and stay-at-homers and independents that Dems should be focusing time, attention and money on.
Alas, they cling to their fake Twitter accounts, hoping that somehow…maybe…possibly...that’ll give them those few extra votes to push ‘em over the top.
<Deep breath...slow exhale...a long shake of the head>
I just don’t see that happening.
“The consummate leader cultivates the moral law, and strictly adheres to method and discipline; thus it is in his power to control success.” – Sun Tzu, Book 4 on Tactical Dispositions