Lone Male TEA Party GOP Leader Poses as Non-Partisan Women’s Group to Back Local TEA Party Candidate

New TEA Party Plot to Defraud Voters Comes to Light

TEA Party Republicans in Montana know their ideology is so out-of-touch that Montanans wouldn’t support them if they knew the truth about their beliefs.  So they’ve resorted to dirty, dishonest plots to deceive voters about their candidates.  Here is the latest.

TEA Party Republican Bob Brown, of Sanders County, was elected after the local GOP took out ads claiming the local women's civics group endorsed him, they didn't.

TEA Party Republican Bob Brown, of Sanders County, was elected after the local GOP took out ads claiming the local women’s civics group endorsed him, they didn’t.

The male leader of the Sanders County Republican Party filed paperwork with the state to claim ownership over the name of a local non-partisan women’s group called Women for a Better Sanders County.  He then took out ads in the local paper claiming the group supported TEA Party Republican Bob Brown for legislature.  Brown won.  The Missoulian reported the story this week.

This is the only the latest in a series of deceptive plots hatched by TEA Party republicans to deceive the voters of Montana.

This spring a bunch of TEA Partiers filed paperwork to run as Democrats for local legislative races. 

TEA Party legislator Debra Lamm, the Montana Family Foundation’s lobbyist, used a fake address on her campaign materials to imply that she actually lived in the district she now represents (she doesn’t.)  Lamm won.

Cascade County TEA Party leader Cyndi Baker, who ran for school board this may, created a separate fake organization called “Parents Coalition of for Accountability in Schools” to imply that there was a group supporting her campaign for school board. No such organization exists.  Baker did not win.

But only Dick Wells, who is vice-Chair of the Sanders County GOP, went so far as to pretend that an established, respected, legitimate group supported the local TEA Party candidate.  And get this, when the Missoulian asked him:

if he felt it was deceptive for a lone male to purchase “Women for a Better Sanders County” for the purpose of publicly endorsing a political candidate, Wells said no.

Wells said the name was his because he “bought and paid for it” by filing some forms with the Secretary of State.

If this isn’t voter fraud, I don’t know what is.

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4 Comments on "Lone Male TEA Party GOP Leader Poses as Non-Partisan Women’s Group to Back Local TEA Party Candidate"

  1. If it were merely dishonest politicians of one party fooling voters, then party choices would matter. But the problems are much deeper, as leaders of both parties are cynical manipulators out to fool voters (your own role here is part of that effort), and voters are so easily fooled.

    What to do in that situation? We have to look outside party politics for answers to the nagging persistent problems we face, but there again people are trained to think that all answers come out of election contests.

    It’s a totalitarian regime, tightly controlled, designed to marginalize the public while people Imagine their votes matter. Pretty damned sophisticated, virtually impossible to overcome.

  2. So, Bob Brown is a cross-dresser. How would the new dress code apply to him? Will the Republicans be measuring the length of his skirt and the depth of his cleavage?

  3. “If this isn’t voter fraud, I don’t know what is.”

    How about when Montana Conservation Voters & Hilltop pretended they’re a Libertarian group and not just Jon Tester’s puppets to throw an election?

  4. This is outrageous. A deliberate deception that he attempts to justify because he bought & paid for the name. Really? Is this who we elect???

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