Take a look at the list of delegates the Montana GOP is sending to the GOP Convention in Cleveland.
Delegates who will represent Montana in July include (as Chair) Jeff Essmann, National Committeeman and Woman Errol Galt and Betti Hill. And a list of the who’s who of the TEA Party hard-right wing of the GOP:
Berglee, Seth – TEA Party speaker, voted with the TEA Party wing to block several bi-partisan compromises.
Brown, Dee – voted to keep a law on the books that made being gay an imprisonable offense (one of only 10 MT lawmakers to do so.)
Brown, James – Attorney for Western Traditions Partnership, renamed “American Traditions Partnership,” the entity found to have engaged in corruption with more than a dozen Montana legislators. Brown has been a delegate before. He even penned an op-ed in the Gazette that he was “looking forward” to experiencing a hurricane slated to occur a few years ago during a previous GOP convention.
Butcher, Edward – Butcher’s name was also found among the meth house documents in the above-mentioned mass corruption scandal. Butcher was most-known for bills designed to fight united nations conspiracy theories and was a proponent of horse slaughter.
Fielder, Jennifer – Promotor and now leader of the group pushing the costly boondoggle to takeover all public lands and indian reservations, who has been a keynote speaker for the group that called environmentalists “domestic terrorists” and even after distancing herself from that statement, invited the same bunch to legislative hearing to testify. Fielder hired white nationalist candidate Taylor Rose as a legislative staffer. She also made the papers when it was exposed that a staffer she had hired as a “legislative aid” was also a registered lobbyist for the American Lands Council, the group she now leads.
Happel, Dan -who goes around wasting public resources by filling other county’s commission agenda’s with Agenda 21 conspiracy theories and ravings about the county secessionist movement.
Lamm, Debra – This lobbyist for the Montana Family Foundation, the bunch that bussed in stale Chick Filet from Idaho to celebrate that fast-food corporation’s anti-gay stance, was elected to the Montana legislature. Lamm believes that math and reading standards are a conspiracy of the United Nations to ruin American.
Manzella, Theresa – Believes that animal shelter workers, the people who take care of the pets terrible people have discarded, are a domestic terror threat and introduced legislation to crack down on them. You can’t made this stuff up.
Miller, Ken and Peggy – former legislator who voted for electricity deregulation and even defended it later. Miller is a religious conservative from Laurel who once ran for Governor in the GOP primary, he later became a crusader against education standards in Montana schools.
Olsen, Eric – Leader of the “Montana Shrugged TEA Party” which in addition to calling for a boycott of all news, has pushed for Montana to secede from the U.S. Olsen is the father of Jennifer Olsen, who took heat for having posted the racist watermelon joke about President Obama on her Facebook page. When it hit the papers, Olsen made the classic claim that “she was hacked.” But that claim was later debunked.
Noland, Mark – While many legislators were representing their constituents by paying close attention to issues being debated in on the House Floor last session, Rep. Mark Noland (R-Bigfork) was caught perusing his TEA Party “Honor or Dishonor” score on the Lewistown TEA Party webpage.
Wittich, Art – The TEA Party lawmaker who a jury found was guilty of three counts of corruption.
Mandeville, Forrest – TEA Party legislator who voted to obstruct several bi-partisan compromises.
Milanovich, Anita – Of the James Bopp law firm, and is also working to dismantle Montana’s anti-corruption and campaign finance laws.
The list also includes:
Pfaehler, Karen Marie