In a series of guest editorials in the state’s largest papers, Republicans today unveiled the most revealing look yet at how the party would lead if it regains control of the Montana Legislature in 2012.
The rising stars of the “Grand Old Party” have developed an 800-word treatise, complete with florid language addressing “mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, grandparents, cousins, friends, rivals” and deep philosophical questions on what Republicans believe to be life’s most pressing issues.
So of course, the GOP features the shining example of the 2011 session’s focus on irresponsible extremist ideology and frivolous nonsense: Spear hunting.
GOP headquarters has been pushing the op-ed out on email, Facebook, Twitter etc, so it appears to be of central importance to the Republican party. As to why the party is focusing on this kind of agenda…that isn’t hard to figure out. Facing a hurricane-force political backlash post-session, the GOP certainly had the incentive to shy away from their lack of job creating proposals in order to leave opponents a smaller target at which to shoot. But based on the latest reactions to their grand announcement, it looks like the spear has once again missed the mark.