Montana’s weekend political news analysis program Face the State this weekend featured a democratic and republican guests discussing Montana’s legislative races. TEA Party Rep. Matthew Monforton (R-Bozeman) included white nationalist candidate Taylor Rose in a list of what he said were competitive legislative races for the GOP.
When Rose’s name came up democratic consultant Tim Warner asked:
“Isn’t he also a white supremacist?
“Uh yeah, according to your phony Cowgirl Blog, yes, but the rest of us think of him as a good conservative.”
So now you know how the GOP’s spokesman feels. As to whether Taylor Rose is a white supremacist or not, take a look at his record, and draw your own conclusions.
- He the former vice president of a white nationalist group: Youth for Western Civilization.
- He flew to Germany to team up with neo-fascists.
- He opposes women’s rights because “The “plight of women” is used as a springboard to “liberate” other groups, such as non-white minorities, Muslims and homosexuals who are simultaneously “oppressed” by the right-wing forces of modern America.”
- He wrote a book promoted by white nationalist groups and Council of Conservative Citizens called, “Return of the Right: How the Conservative Movement is Taking Back Western Civilization,” The Council of Conservative Citizens is the group that inspired racist killer Dylan Roof.
- He’s featured on the website of white supremacist group League of the South were he says, “Internationalism, multiculturalism and Islam are the enemies. These are specific ideologies that we can target and remove from the political discourse.” (And much more.)
- Rose believes that the government plans to “eliminate” the Internet and redefine terrorism as “American Patriots, rather than jihadists.”
- He’s an unabashed supporter of secession.
- He’s disgusted by white people who adopt black babies.
- He’s outraged that anti-slavery hero Harriet Tubman will be on our money.
- Rose praised rightwing European racists like Geert Wilders and Marine LePen.
Here’s the video from the May 22, 2016 edition of Face the State, a weekly political program hosted by Dr. Parker of MSU and Mike Dennison, the MTN Chief Political Reporter.
As the Flathead Memo has reported, Greg and Susan Gianforte have each given Rose the maximum campaign contribution allowed by law.
Matthew Monforton dropped out of the race this year after a more mainstream republican filed in his district to run against him in the GOP primary.