29 Comments on "This Week’s Worst Political Ad"

  1. It’s a crazy effing country we live in, where all of our political dialogue is reduced to manipulative 15 and 30 second ads crafted by skilled liars.

    I’ve seen worse, much worse. Not catching anything particularly dishonest in it. Is that why you think it’s so bad?

  2. I’ll bet the Tennessee media are frothing at the mouth. She’ll make great copy during her term as commissioner … like some of our Ravalli County Commissioners and state legislators.

  3. So, none of you actually recognize Victoria Jackson.
    Bet she wins.

  4. Are you sure she’s not running in Ravalli County?

  5. Will we EVER be through with all this STUPID Political Nonsense ? No wonder America is in such a mess. We go from one Political fiasco into the next one.. What a waste of the Tax Payer’s hard earnd Dollars..

    • Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but it isn’t the Republican Party! From the shut down of the federal government to the nay saying of constructive policy bills and endless committee hearings on Obama Administration appointees, congress has done nothing but waste the taxpayers money! Not only has the Republican congress defiled there signature battle cry of fiscal conservatism, it robbed the bank!- with not even a useless widget or obscure research on potential effects of alien invasions to put on the books to account for our taxpayers money disappearing into thin air. The fiscal sacrilege of Republican values perpetuated by its own party at the expense of the average American is overshadowed by violation of its ultimate theology of individual rights. Neo Con Republican dogma denies reasonable health care, strips a citizen of its ability to vote, tramples on the right of a woman to choose what to do with her own body, allows corporations status not as an entity on paper but as single personality, and worse yet, denies
      parents the right to protect their children from being shot by the mentally ill with arsenals while giving permission to corporations to poison their water and air. How would the party of no answer the question of its constituents, “What has my party done for my family, the state I reside, the country?”

  6. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | June 23, 2014 12:12 PM at 12:12 PM |

    Can we call them nazzis yet? This is crazy stuff. And yet nary a word from any mainstream press. Don’t they live here too?


  7. I guess nobody recognized Victoria Jackson. Amazing.

  8. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | June 25, 2014 5:40 AM at 5:40 AM |

    GET GUMMINT OFF OUR BACKS, Gen. Wishy Walshy!


    If we could just listen to Gen. Wishy Walshy and privatize our social security, you’d NEVER have to worry again, right Wishy?

  9. A friend of mine was on a phone conference with John Walsh and told me Walsh criticized Harry Reid and Obamacare. He hung up after about 10 minutes.

    Did anyone else join the conference? Did Walsh really say he was opposed to Obamacare?

    I’ll never vote for Daines, but I’m not sure I can vote for Walsh, either. Can someone explain why I should?

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | June 25, 2014 5:37 PM at 5:37 PM |

      WRITE IN TIME! I suggest that we DUMP Gen. Wishy Walshy and write in Dirk Adams! For you see, I too cannot vote for Wishy Walshy. If we’re gonna lose anyway to pissant dipshit daines, I say that we should at least make a statement to the Paddy Wms. crowd, the nutless quitter wing of the Dim party. I’d STILL like to know who coronated this buffoon! Hell, I may write in old Bob Kelleher. From the GRAVE he could do a better job than this brain dead loser! I voted for Bob last time anyway!

      • Larry, your idea is not terrible, but it really isn’t very good, either. Yes, Walsh is likely to get his ass handed to him by Daines. On that we agree. But your idea for protest has a few critical flaws.

        One, frankly, is you. You act like a clown, not an organizer or leader. Your ‘great idear’ doesn’t come off as a call to arms in protest. It reads much more like “Here, hold my beer and watch this!”. Your enthusiasm is to be admired, I guess.

        Two, you seem to forget that Adams didn’t just lose the primary, he got creamed. Looking back through off-year turnout, even if every person who voted for Dirk in the primary (which includes me) voted for him in the general, he still wouldn’t pull more than 5%. Even if you and I were to call for a write-in everyday from now until November, it would be a shock for Adams to get more than 1000 votes. That’s not a protest, and it sends no message, given that Walsh is already likely to lose. That’s just doing the same thing twice and expecting better result. I’m certain you can tell how the Montana Democratic establishment will interpret that.

        The progs are already gleefully pointing out that Democratic enthusiasm for voting in an off-year is dismal. If there is a mistake in that, it’s that Democratic enthusiasm in off-years has been pretty damned low for over a decade, and this year is no different. Given that, I can think of at least 3 better ways to ‘protest’.
        1) Stay home. That would seriously hurt local and state Democrats and leave us looking much more like Wyoming in representation. But it would put serious pressure on the our current elected Democratic leaders like Bullock to stand proud. Of course, that might also push them far more to the right …
        2) Leave that oval blank. That would create a statistical anomaly hard for the Dem leadership to ignore. At that point, you are truly protesting the candidate.
        3) Vote Libertarian or vote Daines. Again, that creates a statistical anomaly hard to ignore, especially if Daines gets an anomalous percentage of votes in districts that elect Democratic state representation. If that doesn’t convince the state Democratic structure that they backed the wrong horse, few things will. The downside, of course, is that an increase in Libertarian votes has the small possibility of actually aiding Walsh. So choose wisely.

      • Drunks for Denny | June 26, 2014 11:05 AM at 11:05 AM |

        I voted for old Bob Kelleher, too. His idea to scrap the Constitution and replace it with a European parliamentary system was excellent. I dream of quitting the Republican and becoming a Tory.

  10. I wonder if it’s too late for Walsh to tack enough to the left that he can make Montana D’s a little more enthusiastic. For example, couldn’t he “evolve” to fully embrace the ACA and SSI?

    Voting is irrational. Walsh has one intangible advantage (with his military swagger he appears macho while Daines comes across like Dana Carvey’s George Bush Sr.) that some people might respond to. Liberal Democrats would reward his leftward drift because they’re desperate for some reason not to vote for Daines. Those who want to privatize SSI aren’t going to vote for him anyway no matter how much he panders to them.

    But his advisors apparently want him come off as to the right of Max Baucus. As a strategy it’s a loser.

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