Yeah, it’s kind of a drag.
I blame the media for this.
Currently politics is a dirty word. You can point the finger at Trump for this…at least according to the media.
Hell, they’re beating him up over just about everything.
Why is that?
Why are they spending tens of millions of dollars to criticize and demean and browbeat and ridicule this man?
Because they’re afraid.
Why else do you attack someone incessantly?
It’s because you fear them or what they can do, either to you or to something you love and care about, or at least profit from.
I’m not scared.
I love it. I love the chaos and the drama and the fights and the important people running around not knowing what to do.
I love it.
I hope we see a lot more of it. Hell, I hope we see 4 years of it.
A lot of people don’t, however. Many are protesters.
Expect Trump's assassin to be in one of those protester crowds. It’s coming.
What else is coming?
Gianforte’s Low-Key Appeal
I asked that question on Twitter the other day, though I got no response.
Here, take a look:
Looks pretty cheap, for a billionaire, or multi-millionaire, or millionaire, or whatever the hell he is this week, at least according to the Democrats.
Hey, aren’t Hyers and Pitt trying to scare us into worrying about all that personal wealth Gianforte is going to inject into the race?
Why the hell should I be scared about that?
Remember, I’m not a Hyers or a Pitt, some kind of out-of-state consultant that works for the National Democratic Party and that just shuffles around from state to state to work for whomever will pay me.
I actually live here, and will continue to live here after November.
So why should I be scared that Gianforte is going to throw his money around?
Maybe it’s because that money doesn’t come with strings attached, like Bullock’s does.
Remember, Gianforte actually went out and made stuff that people wanted to buy. That’s how he got his money.
Bullock never made anything that anyone wanted to buy, and the only time you’d want to hire his skill set is if you’re in trouble with the law.
Gianforte can spend however much money he wants. Bullock has to beg people for theirs so he can spend it.
Oh, and what does ‘spending money’ in politics mean?
For the most part, it means giving it to media companies, the same that are currently telling us Trump is so bad.
Steve Bullock is going all over the country right now, begging rich people for their money so he can use it to brainwash you.
The Art Wittich Trial
If so, I’m sorry – its not like you cared about this ‘issue.’
In fact, I went ahead and conducted an informal poll this week. Here are the results:
Yeah, no one cares.
For some reason, those in the Montana media seem to think someone does, however.
Hopefully their misjudgment will end soon.
I doubt it, though. Remember, the Montana media gets money from politicians (advertisers in the slow season), and this is what politicians want to read about.
Oh, excuse me – did you think what you wanted in any way factors into anything in America today?
If you did, I’m sorry.
Ryan Zinke’s Escapades
The Billings Gazette had a story on this, as well as a good image. I went ahead and analyzed it.
As you can see, there’s a firm handshake and good eye-to-eye contact going on there.
Others in the room are noticing this. Everyone reading the paper will notice it too.
So that’s good PR and good GOTV.
On the other side, Juneau is doing fundraisers at private residences.
The Trials of Denise
Here’s an image of her meeting with paid staffers for Forward Montana:
Wow, keep up the good work!
I’m so happy that frustrated, confused, angry, and sick-of-the-system youth are getting out there and making a difference.
Don’t make me laugh!
Those young voters aren’t gonna do shit.
Denise Juneau is going to lose this race so bad that it’ll be embarrassing.
Zinke will scoot right on into his second term and he’ll immediately start raising money to get rid of Tester.
And you know what? He’ll succeed.
Tester Can’t Do It
Maybe he’ll save a bit of face and pull a Baucus, taking his tired ass back to that organic farm of his.
It’s clear he has no power in Washington.
- First, on February 23 I pointed out Tester’s utter failure at keeping his promises to help veterans.
- Then, about a week later on March 3, he gets off his lazy ass and does some kind of hearing in Washington. Staffers had to do the work of going around to the 28 Montana communities for him, however.
- Finally on March 10 the VA Secretary threw his ‘weight’ (does he have any?) behind Tester’s new Veteran’s Choice Bill.
So for the past few weeks Tester has had to jump through hoops, and all because our government wants shady companies like HealthNet to run things instead of the VA.
Privatization, the exact opposite of regulation.
We know how that works in Montana – just look at a power bill today and compare it to one from 1997.
Perhaps you can no longer afford to live in-state so that might not be an option.
The point is, for several weeks now there’s been back-and-forth and nothing has happened because of it.
People talked, that’s it.
One ‘important guy’ talked on Thursday and then…and then…nothing happened.
That tells you the level of power Jon Tester has in Washington – none.
You’ll hear that a lot starting next year when Zinke starts using his fundraising money to make sure you remember that.
They could equally be ourselves, however, for putting up with those clowns.
- All but one of them makes their living off of other people’s taxes.
- All but one is lacking a skill set that allows them to go to the marketplace to make a living.
- All but one has held office before.
All of them say they care about you.
None of them do.