A Game of “Top This” With Democrat Amanda Curtis
Image Credit And That’s Why Your Single “I think she’s a lovely young lady and very courageous, and I think she [Curtis] is, you know, a fine character and all that,” said Paul Edwards, a former member of the Montana Democratic Party’s executive board. “I don’t think she has a chance in hell.” – (HT:Townhall) The Montana Democratic Party has a genuine asset* in Amanda | Read More »
MT-Sen: Things aren’t going well for Dem Nominee Amanda Curtis
The Montana Senate race has been perhaps the most interesting contest thus far in the 2014 Senate election cycle. Original nominee, and sitting interim Senator, John Walsh was busted for plagiarism on a 14 page (!) Master’s thesis*. Sensing that this might be a liability on the campaign trail, he was replaced with single term Montana State Representative Amanda Curtis. She’s already come under fire | Read More »
Breaking: Sen. John Walsh (D, Montana) cuts and runs.
Should have done it a week ago, frankly. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., announced Thursday that he is dropping out of the Senate race after it became clear that he could not overcome the fallout from a plagiarism scandal. “The 2007 research paper from my time at the U.S. Army War College has become a distraction from the debate you expect and deserve,” Walsh said in | Read More »
Leaked report reveals @JohnWalsh (the politician) ripped off Montana National Guard.
This would be Lt. Governor John Walsh, Democrat, potential candidate for Senator – and possibly the person that would have been picked to temporarily replace the possibly-quitting Max Baucus, although that might be up in the air now. The very short version: Walsh was running for a leadership position in the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS), and used his position as a | Read More »
Brian Schweitzer cuts and runs from Montana Senate race.
Gotta wonder why. Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer won’t seek Montana’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2014, a blow to Democrats‘ hopes of holding the seat and preserving their overall Senate majority. The popular Democrat, who left the governor’s office in 2013 after two terms, told the Associated Press that he “kicked the tires” on the race but decided he preferred Montana to Washington. I’m | Read More »
The Senate 2014- State of the Races, Part 2
Today’s entry focuses on the four races in the mountain states out west- Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. In these races, there are two Republican and two Democratic incumbents with one Democrat- Max Baucus in Montana- announcing his retirement at the end of this term. First, the fairly easy races. In Idaho, Republican Jim Risch will easily be reelected. There is a dirth of information | Read More »
Iraq’s Descent Back into Civil War Makes the Case for American Energy Independence
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
-George Santayana (HT: Wikiquote)
America now faces a typical conundrum that has plagued all of our recent Presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower all the way forward to President Barack Obama. We depend upon the Middle East for much of the energy that provides our motive power. As a result of this debilitating dependence upon people who hate us and practice a system of ethics and morals totally alien to our own, we are increasingly compromised and forced into courses of action that do not benefit our national commonweal. If we produce enough of our own energy, while curbing our domestic consumption, we can break this cycle of self-sabotage. If we don’t break the cycle, every US President going forward will wage his own, pointless version of a Punic War in Western Asia. I describe the current state of play below.
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Max Baucus (D, Montana) cuts and runs.
And this is pretty epic, too: between his warning of the upcoming Obamacare trainwreck (that Max Baucus helped crash in the first place, mind), and his display of the Hawaiian Good-Luck Symbol to gun-grabbers last week, old Max there isn’t retiring so much as he’s smacking the self-destruct button on his secret volcano lair on his way to the escape pad. Max Baucus was on my | Read More »
Democrats lose fight in Montana Senate over ballot measures
Montana is putting questions to its citizens. The Democrats seem to hate this. Why the heck are Democrats opposed to Democracy? I’m saddened by what we saw today – it’s worse than Washington, D.C.,” Governor Steve Bullock said. “I’m not embarrassed by men and women demanding a right to speak – I’m disappointed by those who denied it. At issue are two ballot initiatives to | Read More »
And We Wonder Why
Many of us wonder why our party is viewed as the idiot party, the joke of politics, that we are filled with ignorant backwater morons, well this is why. I want to introduce you to a Ron Paul acolyte Montana Representative Jerry O’Neil. You may remember this joker from his past antics such as him demanding he be paid in Gold and Silver Coins. He | Read More »
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer Left Taxpayers With A Nearly $200 Seafood Dinner Tab in March
Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer forced taxpayers to cover a nearly $200 seafood dinner bill in March, according to records reviewed by Media Trackers Montana. Schweitzer’s meal — for which he requested a taxpayer-funded reimbursement of $199.95 – came from Ocean Beauty Seafood, a seafood distributor located in Helena.
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Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Slams Ruling Eliminating Contribution Limits Despite His Campaign Violating Contribution Laws
This was just posted on Media Trackers Montana. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Lovell struck down Montana’s caps on campaign contributions yesterday, a move that could have a significant impact on the race for governor. Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Steve Bullock bashed the ruling even though his campaign previously accepted over-the-limit campaign contributions from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). “This is a destructive ruling for Montana’s | Read More »
40 Days to Election Day: Montana
The state of Montana has a full slate of offices up for election this year: President, governor, Senator and House member. Like many of the mountain states out west, the last time Montana went with the Democratic nominee was in 1964 with Lyndon Johnson. Let me clarify that: Montana did vote for Clinton in 1992 by a slim margin with a third party making a | Read More »
The State of the Senate Races
This year, there are 33 Senate seats up for election with 23 of them currently held by Democrats or independents who caucus with Democrats (Lieberman in Connecticut and Sanders in Vermont). Currently, the Democrats control the Senate by a 53-47 margin. Of the 23 Democratic seats, seven incumbents are not running while of the ten Republican held seats, four incumbents are not running. One of | Read More »
Today’s Primaries in a Nutshell
Besides the granddaddy of them all- the Wisconsin Governor recall election (discussed below)- six states will be holding primaries to determine candidates for Senate and Congressional seats. The following is a listing of interesting races in these states and the stakes for November. Lets start in California. There is no doubt that whoever emerges from the very crowded GOP field for Senate, they will lose | Read More »