The Madison County Republican Party, the bunch who made Montana a national laughingstock by putting Birther Bob Wagner into office, are outraged that Ray Shaw made some rational, pro-business votes, and did not vote to burn down the state as they presumably hoped.
The local GOPers have placed an ad in the May 5th Madisonian “censuring” Shaw, thus publicizing their antipathy toward the will of the local voters, who twice picked Shaw over Birther Bob. Here’s a pdf of the bizarre proclamation.
What did Shaw do that was so terrible? Apparently, he represented his district, not just the wingnut faction of the GOP, or as the Madison County Republicans put it “seeking to undermine the Republican Party by appealing to non-Republicans to remain in office.” He voted for jobs bills over conspiracy theories. Burn him at the stake!
For the record, the statewide GOP have rejected the vision of the Madison County GOP leadership. Madison County GOPer Chair Dan Happel ran unsuccessfully for GOP Chair. Happel is known for his mission to stop a plot that he has discovered–before it destroys the constitution and the middle class. The plot, known as Agenda 21, is being carried out by “oligarchic elite” (AKA government employees), who use a tactic called “public process” which, Happel explains, was “invented in Stalin’s Russia to control the people.”
Basically, if the legislature doesn’t act, Montanans are going to be force-relocated to somewhere like Seattle where we will be compelled to live “like sardines” and our cars will be taken away. Happel even told the Ravalli County Planning board that they needed to choose between the United Nations Charter (AKA the Evil Seattle Plot) and the Declaration of Independence. He is featured on the Oathkeepers website for his expertise in these important issues.