Look at them.
Look at them parade around the state, posting their selfies on social media for ‘all’ to see.
Who’s even looking, at this point? It’s over a year away until the 2022 elections that will determine if one of these women gets the new U.S. House seat for the as-yet-to-be-determined congressional boundaries, or if it’ll be Zinke.
My money’s on Zinke.
He took the seat in ‘16 with 80,000 votes. That’s an astronomical margin.
Zinke has name-recognition. He’s a known quantity. Yeah...the clowns on social media will chastise and lambast him, but they’re loudness is drowned-out by the silent majority that shows up to the polls.
Zinke doesn’t do Twitter. No Montana Republicans do anymore. They know it’s a complete and utter waste of time to play around on #mtpol. No one reads that shit, aside from tired and lonely and desperate Democrats, meaningless individuals with no purpose in their lives.
And yet that’s exactly where the Democratic women spend most of their time.
Yeah...Zinke has over 73,000 people following him on social media.
The Dem women? About 1,900 for both Neuman and Bishop; Tranel has just 600.
Can’t they see what’s coming? Of course they can, and we’ll get to that in a moment.
Yesterday was a big day for them. Most paraded themselves around at the Griz game, hoping someone might know who they are. It was a good photo-op, a way to get another selfie onto social media.
None of these ‘oh-so-important’ women feel the need to help any of the various municipal candidates running around the state. Their election is just weeks away, considering ballots will be sent out soon for the November election.
But to care about others would mean putting their own ego aside. Like that’ll ever happen.
These three women could save themselves a lot of time and hassle if they’d just call Kathleen Williams up on the phone. She’ll tell them exactly how this race will go - she’s lived it twice.
It’ll be a fucking rout, with the Republican winning by tens of thousands of votes.
Everyone knows it.
So then we have to be honest with ourselves, and ask what the real goal and motive is for these three women.
If we all know they can’t win, surely they do as well. So what’s their game?
I think it’s obvious - a cushy, high-paying position with some outfit or organization or nonprofit.
One of these women will eventually head-up the Montana Democratic Party, serving as executive director, making $6,000 a month.
One will likely end up at Carol’s List, or maybe Treasure State PAC, or Brock Consulting, or any other favorable Dem outfit that takes in thousands each month in donations from all over the country to play the game of politics.
This is the goal.
Many have realized that elected office isn’t really the end-all, and is actually a kind of ‘step-down.’
You’re constrained. You have a term-limit. You're one of many. You can only do so much.
But if you’re some ‘important executive’ at an outfit that keeps you employed for years to play behind the scenes, perhaps you’re even more powerful. Amanda Curtis is following this example to a ‘T.’
Neuman, Tranel, and Bishop won’t be elected to Congress next year, but they will land some cushy position somewhere, likely with a lot more influence on how Montana operates.
I don’t like it anymore than you do, but we can’t ignore reality.