It looks like President Trump is coming to Montana. He may have just typed the wrong Manhattan Steakouse (shout out to the Oasis) into his google maps, but hey at least the President is going to show our state some love.
Maybe Don Jr lost his favorite stuffed animal, or gun, and he needs his dad to come find it? Maybe he is Greg Gianforte’s new tag-team partner in a match between the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs and a member of the Montana media? Or he’s coming to campaign–that makes sense.
According to news reports, Trump is coming to Great Falls Montana for one of his patented campaign rallies. Nevermind that the President hasn’t set foot in Montana for any policy related trip, it looks like we are in store for some good old fashioned lock her up chants, a little bit of FAKE NEWS, and a whole lot of President Trump talking about himself.
That’s fine. When he talks, we should act.
While the President and 400 of his closest friends, likely a shirtless Ryan Zinke, a brown-nosed Steve Daines, and just the feet of Matt Rosendale sticking out from the President’s butt, are rallying–Montana’s Democrats should be working.
The President has shown time and time again his ability to draw a crowd, make outlandish statements, and distract Democrats, Republicans, the news media, hell, just about everyone. We can’t let it continue to work.
The ultimate form of protest to our pro-wrestler in chief is to not pay attention. Or better yet, go have a real conversation about the issues with a Montana voter.
This November, the average person voting isn’t going to be glued to Fox News on a random Thursday afternoon. And they sure as hell aren’t going to waste their 4th of July Holiday in line at the Expo, they are likely going to be working, caring for their families, or paying their bills.
The President wants to have a fight, he wants a protest, he wants to point at you and yell RESIST. Don’t give the President what he wants. When you get in the ring with him, win or lose, you both get bloody and he gets to scream “BOTH SIDES.” His playbook has been out there for everyone to read for about 3 years now. It’s time we stop playing his game and start winning our own.
Go knock on a door, make a phone call, sit at a coffee shop and tell a voter about how you and your candidates care about better schools, avoiding a trade war, caring for veterans, or whatever issue you feel most passionate about. It’s how we win.
P.s. Below are odds for sidebets being taken at the Cowgirl Blog:
- 3:1 Trump mispronunces Rosendale’s name
- 12:1 Trump praises Rosendale’s career as a real estate developer just like him
- 6:1 Trump praises Gianforte’s body slam
- 2:1 Ryan Zinke does pushups
- 10:1 Daines misses on an awkward high-five with Trump
- even: Thumbs up had by all