I wasn’t expecting anything to come up, and was therefore quite surprised when something did. It was the United States Senate election in Montana, 2014 page.
Those were exciting days, and I’m proud of the information I and other Montana media sources put out, and I’m proud of getting a reference on Wikipedia like that.
I’m also proud of Amanda Curtis.
Wow, she sure excited the state, didn’t she? Big crowds came to see her, and she gave people hope. Reading her story on Wikipedia, you can see why:
I, and many others, thought she’d take a stab at OPI Director, but then Melissa Romano came out real quick and took that. Could she run for the U.S. House in 2016 against Zinke? I’d like to see that, but we just saw James Stgoddard declare.
Could she replace Eric Feaver as head of MEA-MFT? Ha, I doubt that will happen, but it just goes to show…we’re grasping at straws here. Still, I can’t help but think we need this woman, and it’s quite obvious when you look at everyone that didn’t have the guts to do what she did, and that was challenge Daines in a nearly impossible situation.
Hey, when is that, anyways?
Well…I don’t know. I don’t think anyone knows. I looked online for it, and I didn’t find anything. Huh…maybe it’s a secret. (Update: found it)
The good news is there’s still time for you to get your ‘want list’ out of things you want to see addressed at that convention, or who you want to see. We already went over the 2016 Montana Democratic Message, but we’ll refine that over the next week.
I will tell you, I want to see Amanda Curtis speak. She didn’t speak at the Mansfield-Metcalf dinner in March, though lots of other people did. As I said back then, Bullock and McLean were pretty good, everyone else, eh…not so much.
Amanda Curtis could fire up that crowd, and probably just by talking about her upbringing. That’ll always get a crowd in the palm of your hand, at least a Montana crowd. You know why? Because that’s what most Montana lives sound like.
I’m not sure that’s what the lives of those speaking in August would have looked like, however, and maybe that’s the problem. Maybe the leadership of the Montana Democratic Party doesn’t really look like Montana anymore. Over at Intelligent Discontent today, it was reported that 42% of Montana students qualify as low-income. Yet I feel that few at that convention in August will be able to call themselves the same.
I’ll be able to, as I plan to go…wherever the hell it is. I’ll go for one day, as I have to work for a living and have a family, and can’t be driving a lot or staying over. So I’ll see the voting and write about it, but I’m not expecting anything ‘spectacular’ or even ‘substantive’ to happen. I bet it’ll be more of the same, to be completely honest with you.
And sadly, that means Democrats will be in the minority in the legislature again in 2017.
It’s the economy, stupid!
People care about jobs, and making more money, and feeling more secure financially, and not having to worry about their kids moving out of state!
This is no-brainer stuff right here, but Montana Democrats ignore this Montana dinner table talk. Instead they continually focus on minority issues. Well, I guess that’s what you do when you’re in the minority.
The majority of Montanans do not care about this! Thankfully one of those points should now be about moot since the Supreme Court ruled that anyone can get married now. Of course, you’ll never stop hearing about gay rights, and how the march can never fully be over.
I expect not – a helluva lot of people in the country read the Bible and believe that gay marriage is sodomy. They believe that the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were wiped out by God in 2067 B.C. because He was pissed about gay sex.
Hey, you can get mad at me for saying that, but it’s not going to do much good – I’m just telling you what many people think. Nay, I’m telling you what they believe.
If you think Republicans and others on the right have been challenging abortion laws for a long time, just wait until they rally and get organized and mobilize against this ruling. It ain’t gonna be pretty, let me tell you, and it sure as shit isn’t going to end quickly. It’ll drag on for decades, just like the fight against abortion, because it’s profitable for a select few in this country – primarily lawyers – and keeps the loudest of the fringe element distracted from the issues that really matter, the economic issues.
Again, you can get mad at me, but there are just 3.6% of Americans identify as LGBT, or 11.4 million people. In Montana that would come to 36,864 people. We know that 15.2% of the state lives in poverty, and that’s 155,648 people. Are you telling me someone’s right to marry is more important than a kid getting enough to eat? I’m sorry, but I don’t think that.
That’s a lot, but again, it represents 0.21% of the American population. Since we don’t consider those 673,000 to be people, however, I guess it doesn’t matter.
That attitude really pisses off religious conservatives. To them, each time an abortion is performed, it’s a human sacrifice to Satan. And although less than 1% of the Democratic Party is affected by it, they’ll fight tooth and nail for that right, even it if costs the majority of people in this country fair and adequate representation.
I don’t know a single woman that’s concerned about losing her right to an abortion, but then, I don’t know many old women. Old women are the only ones worried about this, like 63-year old Nancy Keenan. She’s worried like hell that her ability to have an abortion will be taken away.
I’m not. I could care less, to tell you the truth. That’s a women’s issue. I’m just disappointed the women in Montana and America are so loud in their mock discontent that they’re drowning out the important talk, and ruining our chances to get elected.
I expect we’ll hear a lot more of their bellyaching come August, however, and if so, we might as well expect that the legislature will be gone to us again in 2017.
Montanans just don’t care about the issues that the Montana Democratic Party pushes.
And the Montana Democratic Party could care less about that.