I just don’t feel there’s anything worth writing about.
And perhaps that’s why some of what you’re about to read might sound forced.
Let’s see how it goes.
We have terrible candidates.
There - we said it.
This is true not only at the national level, but here in Montana as well. I was pointedly reminded of that while reading Don’s post about the ‘Blue Wave’ Dem debate last night in Bozeman.
Whitney and Mike.
A woman that’s carpetbagging herself back to a state she grew up in, but hasn’t lived in for some time. The only reason she’s seen as a viable candidate is because of who daddy was.
Then we have a man that’s been involved in Montana politics for most of his life, and yet few in the state today can point to what he’s done. Many have never even heard of him.
These are your two choices this June, and one of them will move on to the general in November.
God help the Democrats, because they’re going to need it. There’s absolutely nothing to get excited about when it comes to these two, and many voters will stay home because of it.
I am worried for Gianforte, though.
Yesterday Marc Racicot endorsed Fox. That’s a big deal. Could be a game changer.
Personally, I don’t think money matters in this primary between Fox and Gianforte. Hillary raised a lot more than Trump, and she lost.
I think that race will be close.
That’s how much time people have to file to run for office in Montana.
We had one new guy file this week, a guy named Seckinger for Senate. He’s a transplant that’s been living in the state for less than a decade, but during that time he did manage to rack up two DUIs.
Someone named Mike Knoles decided to stop playing around on Twitter all the time and actually file to run for the Senate as well.
Now we have five unknown Democrats running in this race against Daines, and all but one of them carpetbagged themselves here from somewhere else.
The reason we don’t have any serious Democratic candidates in this race is twofold: first, most know that Daines can’t be defeated. Second, Dems don’t have any serious candidates in the state.
That’s how much Missoula County expects to net each year if they get their way and get their 2 cent gas tax.
It’s an uphill battle for the Dems here - first they have to get it on the June ballot, and then it has to pass.
The county wants that extra $1.1 million a year to fix our roads.
While it is true we already raise taxes to maintain our roads, the truth is the city and the county are broke. The reason for this is one party rule for the past thirty years.
It’ll take 15 years for the city and the county to make back the $16.5 million they’re giving to Wisconsin’s Nick Checota.
Instead of raising taxes, maybe we should just use our current tax money to fix our roads instead of giving it to transplanted developers.
Yeah... like that’s gonna happen.
That’s what our economy is hanging on by, a thread.
The repo markets and the pensions. Boy, what a mess they are. Democrat-controlled Illinois is one of the worst.
While it’s true we’re long overdue for a correction, it’s also true this correction hasn’t come. Why? Because of the Fed.
When you can just print money out of thin air, and when you force the rest of the world to adhere to that scheme via the petrodollar, well...you can do anything.
Well, maybe not.
Currently we have something called the Corona Virus spreading out of control, and it sounds like China has pretty much stopped working because of it.
This is huge, as nearly everything we buy in America - including our medicine - is made in China.
I know...I know - this would be a great time for the corporate media to discuss bringing back some of our manufacturing here to the good ol’ US of A.
Alas, the corporate media is controlled by the same corporations that shipped those jobs to China.
Here in Montana, Steve Daines got his start with P&G shipping soap-maker jobs overseas to China. And he’s gonna win again in November, big time.
So people don’t care.
Feel the Bern.
Currently Bernie is coasting to the nomination, despite the corporate media telling us we’ll have a brokered convention.
Yeah, right. Last time we had one of those was 70 years ago, in 1952. The system is designed so that doesn’t happen.
If Bernie gets the nod, Wall Street will collapse. Corporations simply aren’t going to do business with a socialist that wants to put common workers on the board.
The system will prevent Bernie from getting the nod. It’s why we have the super delegates...to ensure that common people don’t make the decisions.
I don’t think it’ll come to that, however.
Something will be worked out so Bloomberg can take over and Bernie can fade away. If that doesn’t happen, then Bernie will have another ‘heart attack,’ or something else that the powers-that-be can use to take him out.
Profits are on the line, after all. We know that’s all corporations care about.
I just have to mention this again, because it’s so important.
If Democrats cannot find anyone viable in the next 16 days to run in any of our statewide races, then each one of those races will be lost to them.
Personally, I cannot believe that Melissa ‘drug den’ Romano hasn’t had a challenger yet. I never wanted to vote for Elsie Arntzen, but if it’s the choice between her and ‘drug den,’ then I’ll go with Elsie.
I wouldn’t vote for any of the Dems running for Senate if you paid me. Currently there’s no Libertarian in that race. Guess I’ll leave that one blank.
U.S. House is another one where I just don’t want to vote for anyone, either Dem or GOP. A very shoddy group of candidates, very.
I can’t wait to get a Jon Bennion yard sign in my yard. I hope he’s able to beat Knudsen in the primary. Neither Dem has a shot in this race, though it’s pretty likely Graybill will win the primary.
I cannot believe that a viable Democrat has not filed to run for SoS. I think Jacobsen has the best shot at this race. I think the free publicity the Montana Democratic Party gave her boosted her profile in the state a lot.
Auditor has three terrible candidates. Another race I’ll probably just skip. Sometimes it is better to just wait four more years than to vote for shoddy candidates this go-around.