I went ahead and called up the Montana Democrats today. I tried several people, but all I got was voicemail.
Tried Nick Lockridge with the Blue Bench Project.
He was out of the office.
Tried someone named Quinn, who handled yard signs. He was out as well.
I tried Sandi Lucky, who is paid $4,500 a month. She wasn’t in the office either.
I wonder how they feel about losing so badly.
Well, not everyone lost - last night the Missoula Democrats gave Shane Morigeau a consolation prize for losing.
They handed him Nate McConnell’s old senate seat. Heading back to Helena with his tail between his legs.
I guess the MT Dems want to prop Shane up, allowing him to keep a position in government so he can run for a statewide office again in 4 years.
Guess what’ll happen?
He’ll lose, just as badly as he did a couple weeks ago.
Missoula Dems are all about relationships right now, all about the Indians.
What a bunch of losers.
In Helena we have people that supposedly support the Montana Democrats (by paying themselves $1,000 a week), and they won’t even answer the phone.
Real winners, aren’t they?
Montaba’s Bull Dike
What will Emily Harris do now that she’s lost another statewide campaign?
I haven’t seen her playing around on Twitter since the monumental loss. She used to play around on it all day, everyday. She was paid to. Now she’s not, and hasn’t played on it in 15 days.
Cooney paid her $5,000 to $8,000 each month. We don’t know for certain, because after I filed the campaign complaint for not listing employee salaries, they began to hide those numbers.
What’s good for the GOP is that some stupid statewide candidate will hire this woman in 2022 or 2024 to run their campaign.
And when we see her name affiliated with a campaign, we know that campaign will lose.
Emily simply doesn’t know Montana.
Oh, she thinks she does...from that lofty perch of hers at the Dem HQ on the ol’ Sixth Street in Helena.
Did you know the Dems work out of a mansion? I think that says a lot about them.
I can’t wait to see what Emily does next. I bet she’ll move out of state to work for another Democrat.
GOP never had it so good.
What are We Restricting?
Yesterday afternoon, Governor Bullock made the state live under the same restrictions that Missoula has been under for the past three weeks.
Someone sent me an email shortly after they went into effect:
“I guess Bullock wants to put the final nail in small business in Montana with his new Covid orders. No holiday business for locals but Walmart Target Costco and MacDonald will be fine.”
I’ve received similar emails from different people over the past couple of weeks, mostly since the second wave of lockdowns began.
People know the goverment is destroying small business so corporate business can have the lay of the land.
It’s the death of small business as we know it, the end of the local entrepreneur, the nail in the coffin for mom-and-pop.
Corporate can survive; Main Street cannot.
I’ll give ‘em another six months here in Montana. Places like California and New York? I can’t imagine many will go into the new year.
And what about the New Year. Will the ball drop in Times Square? It’s pretty much a given that bars will be closing at 10 PM around the world.
Who are you going to ring the New Year in with...the same close friends and family they’re telling you to stay away from at Thanksgiving.
Do you think that’s going to change over the course of December? I don’t.
It’s never going to change until people stand up and say ‘enough.’ Dr. Scott Atlas was getting at that the other day; the corporate media eviscerated him for it.
Just think...what has the corporate media ever done for you?
I know what they’ve done against me - year’s worth of advertising to sully my mind and dwindle my reason, all so they can make an extra buck.
But what have they done for us?
I saw this comment from Big Swede on RD this week:
I haven’t seen a comment as accurate as this in months.
94% of Bullock’s money was from out-of-state. I don’t doubt it (when I researched it, it was 90%).
Is it any wonder he lost, and so spectacularly so?
Montana Democrats think they know it all, but they don’t know anything. My, they sure pay themselves like their the saviors of the universe, though...don’t they?
And then there’s this silly fucking idea that Brian Schweitzer is going to ride in on some white horse to save the Party.
Schweitzer lives in Arizona. He stole a mining company. He hasn’t been involved in Montana politics for a decade (who was the last person he endorsed?).
No, the Dems have nothing and no one, and they know it.
Mostly, Dems can’t rely on Montanans to give them money, so they have to rely on Californians and New Yorkers (the two largest groups that gave to Bullock).
And we know what that looks like:
- 100 junk mailers in your mailbox
- 1,000 junk emails in your inbox
- 10,000 stupid social media ads that you do your best to ignore.
Democrats need millions of dollars to run for office so they can assault you with that.
Winning recipe, isn’t it?
Your mind was swayed by all that money, wasn’t it?
You knew who you were going to vote for years ago.
The millions of dollars the two parties wasted to sway your thinking? Didn’t make a dent.
But despite that - and especially so with the Democrats - the two parties think they need to raise even more money next cycle.
I know, you can’t fix stupid.
I still remember when Jesse Ventura won nearly 20 years ago. A big part of that were his cheap and cheesy TV ads. People loved ‘em.
More than that, people loved the idea of a politician that didn’t take themselves too seriously, made fun of the establishment, and came off as an everyman.
None of the Montana Democratic statewide candidates did that.
They’re boring. Unexciting. Staid. Unmemorable.
No amount of campaign cash is going to change that, ever.
Shortly after 11 AM I tried to call the Montana GOP, thinking they might have some insight for me.
Like the Democrats, they were out of the office.
Politicians...they really care about you and your family, don't they?