TEA Partiers Running as Dems Become Active in Right-Wing Causes

A dirty plot hatched by the local conservatives to deceive voters and with TEA Party Republicans pretending to be Democrats has thickened.  No less than eight TEA Party conservatives have filed for office as democrats has just come to light. Now, the possible motives and potential and level of coordination of these party-switching candidates is starting to emerge: one has already appeared as a pawn in a lawsuit filed by a right-wing extremist and TEA Party candidate who is seeking to block access to federal funds to pay for health care for the working poor and Veterans in Montana.

Take fake democrat Kathy Hollenback, who appears in TEA Party republican Matthew Monforton’s lawsuit against Republican Tim Fox. Monforton has filed a flurry of lawsuits laden with right-wing ideology and buzzwords since becoming a candidate for office. He’s suing the Attorney General because Fox certified the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative as legally sufficient and wrote a fiscal statement for the initiative which explains both the cost and the savings of the measure to accept federal funds and use available federal monies coming to Montana for health care for the working poor: ranch hands, motel clerks, construction workers, and waitresses.

Monforton recruited Hollenback  to help him deceive the public into thinking he has bipartisan support his nonsense.

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Hollenback’s husband is David Ponte who formerly ran for legislature on the GOP ticket in 2010.  Ponte is a tea party winger who is precinct chair of the Gallatin Republican Party.  Ponte has filed numerous complaints against democrats and mainstream Republicans whom the TEA Partiers dislike.

The other parties Monforton has recruited for his lawsuit he claims are part of an MSU group that doesn’t appear anywhere other than the pages of his twisted legal arguments.

Monforton has given his group the ridiculous sounding name “If You Like Your MSU Funding, You Can Keep It.”  The supposed “group” includes Kathy Hollenback, TEA Party candidate running as a fake democrat, Ed Johnson, an MSU student running for the Legislature as a Republican; and Kyndall Miller, daughter of Ken Miller, who lost in the GOP Gubernatorial primary against Rick Hill in 2012.

Both Ed Johnson and Hollenback are running in HD66, in the heart of Bozeman.

Monforton wrote a letter to the editor in the Bozeman Chronicle recently denigrating the elected body he himself is seeking to join as a “parliament of whores.” Rick Hill hired Bozeman Tea Party hot-head Monforton to give him legal advice.

To my knowledge, the Gallatin Republicans have’t weighed in on this deception yet, nor have they explained why Gallatin Republicans have a white supremacist on their website, Drew Turiano.



30 Comments on "TEA Partiers Running as Dems Become Active in Right-Wing Causes"

  1. Matthew Monforton | April 8, 2014 8:32 AM at 8:32 AM |

    “Twisted legal arguments”? Care to wager on the outcome of my I-170 suit? The loser pays $1,000 in the name of the winner to Make-A-Wish Montana for children. http://montana.wish.org. Got the guts to put your money where your mouth is, Cowgirl?

    • I might have the guts to take that wager, Mr. Monforton, but I can’t find the language at the MT Supreme Court website. Do you have a case #, or where can I find a copy of said suit?

      • http://supremecourtdocket.mt.gov/search/case?case=16884>

        As to Monforton’s diversionary tactic to evade discussing the merits of his own foolish claims, a fool who can’t or won’t discuss the merits of his own arguments is a fool to be dismissed.

        • Matthew Monforton | April 8, 2014 9:19 PM at 9:19 PM |

          I’ve discussed the merits of our claims in an 11-page brief filed in the Mt Supreme Court which your link should lead to. Feel free to review the evidence we have of Bullock’s Budget Office manipulating the fiscal data on I-170, then explain to everyone why we’re wrong and Bullock is right, something your cowgirl hero cant seem to do. Enjoy!

          • SPOILER ALERT: Matthew’s “reasoning” is both suspect and ridiculously confusing! It’s not worth knowing!

            I’ll summarize:

            “I hate poor people because they kill freedom” Words, words “FREEEEEDOM” Words words words.

            “Obama must be punished and punishing him is more important than allowing the working poor to get health care for their families” words words, “I’m one angry spiteful motherf*&*(er” words words “I DEMAND ATTENTION.”

            So, yeah that’s about it.

      • Matthew Monforton | April 8, 2014 9:14 PM at 9:14 PM |

        Sorry. I appreciate your desire to pull Cowgirl off the ledge that she/he/it has stumbled on to. My offer applies to Cowgirl alone, however. The MT Supreme Ct case no you’re looking for is OP 14-0185. Here’s a link that should get you to our petition: http://supremecourtdocket.mt.gov/search/case?case=16884

        • Bwahahahahaha! You’re a joke buddy. An anonymous blogger can’t win or lose a bet without revealing her identity, as you of course calculated in your tea-nebriated mind. Get a life!

  2. surelyyoujest11 | April 8, 2014 9:11 AM at 9:11 AM |

    Attempted diversion noted. Care to weigh in on the actual substance of the posting or would that be too difficult for you?

  3. So this fool is suing the top state elected GOP official. I’m sorry but if Tim Fox, a republican who opposes Obamacare, says this thing is legal then the tea party is going to have a hard time convincing the public otherwise. Plus Fox wrote the fiscal impact statement, and he’s not carrying water for the governor by any stretch. This lawsuit doesn’t pass the smell test. It’s obviously just more republican infighting instigated by tea baggers.

  4. @surely When one can’t respond on the merits, one usually doesn’t.

  5. surelyyoujest11 | April 8, 2014 9:36 AM at 9:36 AM |

    I don’t know about the specifics of your lawsuit but something here doesn’t pass the smell test. How incredibly telling that you are, apparently, unable to respond to the content of the posting by Cowgirl with anything other than diversionary responses. Yep, that’s the kind of leadership and respect for the citizens that this state needs. NOT!

  6. Dear candidate Monfortin-

    What do you have against Montana’s economy? Why oppose health care sector jobs- were you even aware that health care is MT’s second largest economic sector? Do you also oppose Montana’s federal highway funds and defense contracts, which are much greater in size than these health care funds? No one disputes that highway funds and defense contracts create jobs – not even republicans , why are you so out of touch with basic economics?

    Thank you for your prompt reply.

  7. Fox thinks he might have a shot at the Governor’s office but fears that striking down the initiative outright would damage him too much. Fox then casts around for a shill and … enter serial litigant Monforton.

    Methinks some time should be devoted to investigating the AG’s discussions with, and ties to Monforton.

  8. Monfortin sure seems sure of himself- I has he been communicating with Fox to cook the outcome? I sense a media public information request opportunity….

    • Matthew Monforton | April 8, 2014 3:07 PM at 3:07 PM |

      Knock yourself out, Sherlock. Btw, remind Cowgirl that my challenge still stands.

      • Matty,
        Since today is Equal Pay Day 2014, would that mean Cowgirl will only have to pay $760 in the off chance that she should lose?

  9. surelyyoujest11 | April 8, 2014 3:57 PM at 3:57 PM |

    Pretty easy to be sure of oneself when you refuse to respond to legitimate questions from citizens you hope to represent.

    If you didn’t know better you’d think he took a “How to damage a public image without really trying (literally)” class. Good grief.

  10. Republicans pretending to be Democrats? Tester just rolled over, nuzzled Max and whispered in his ear “Honey, they’re stealing our shtick.”

  11. “Dirty plot!” Oh my!!
    This sure sounds fine coming from the secretive blogger that fronted for the dirtiest plotter of all, Gov BS and his funny money PACs run by his political practices commissioner. Yah sure. A PLOT. Oh, the horror!

    • Matthew Monforton | April 8, 2014 8:28 PM at 8:28 PM |

      Yeah. And dont forget, Fox and I are colluding, too….I thought conservatives were supposed to be the wild conspiracists. But the clowns on this website have our side beat hands down. What they dont realize is that gameplaying by Bullock’s Budget Office, not Fox’s Office, is what’s driving our lawsuit. Dave, you should write up something about it for the Flathead Beacon.

  12. Matthew Monforton | April 8, 2014 8:33 PM at 8:33 PM |

    Nice that all you loyal Cowgirl fans are running interference for her. I’m still waiting for a “yes” or “no” from her on my challenge from this morning, but instead all I hear from her is this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dboz3ChX3FQ

  13. I didn’t like you before monforton, you’re a judge and most judges are self righteous pricks. However calling out the spineless pricks on cowgirl….respect

  14. So Candidate Monfortin, as you call yourself, why didn’t the Bozeman renew your judge contract? I’ll await your answer eagerly.

  15. surelyyoujest11 | April 9, 2014 9:37 AM at 9:37 AM |

    Are the questions that have been posed here too much for you Mr. Monforton or are you simply unable to intelligently respond? You appear to be both running for office and running from questions about your beliefs. Wonder why that is? Grow a pair already.

  16. Monforton won’t be back. He’s a sheep in wolf’s clothing. And a profound idiot.

  17. #AssholeOfTheDay Drew Turiano is running on his "Operation Wetback" immigration plan http://t.co/PwEXtIN7yp pic.twitter.com/ZEOnofTQEh— Some Asshole (@assholeofday) April 29, 2014

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