2012 Elections

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If at First You Don’t Succeed

If at first you don’t succeed, claim the rules don’t apply to you. That’s what the Montana Republican Party tried to do this week.  The party which formerly claimed to stand for fiscal responsibility had hoped to force taxpayers to cough up the cash for…

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For Your Consideration…Montana, the Oscars, and a Mistress

Today we have two hilarious and related items: First, we go to Tinseltown. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Montana’s own Gerald Molen, the producer of the right-wing documentary “Obama: 2016,” is complaining that his film has been snubbed by the Academy of Motion Pictures….

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Here We Go Again

Mass starvation and disease.  A total collapse of society.   Bands of wild people running around in the wilderness, post-apocalypse.  This is not a description of the North Country from “Game of Thrones,” or a scene from Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road.” No, this is what’s…

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More National Focus on ATP’s Shady Activities

In case you missed it, this weekend’s New York Times included an editorial about the role of out-of-state corporate money in the Montana elections .  Here’s an excerpt: The big money affecting many state races that most vexes Montanans came from a group of outsiders…

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R’s Move Right

The GOP has thrown out its leaders, and replaced them with more ideologically conservative purists. Jim Peterson, the Senate President, has been sent packing (literally–poor Peterson could be seen carrying his office contents, including a giant plant and a few framed pictures and a box…

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Recount Charade

The Billings Gazette is reporting today that Montana GOP will put up $115,000 dollars to recount a race it has no chance of winning. Word on the street is that the recount is a ruse to allow the GOP to continue to “investigate” the supposed…

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Hill, Rehberg Have Time for Reflection

Several things are going through Rick Hill’s and Denny Rehberg’s minds today.  First, he is wondering why he ignored the old adage, “pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered.” Taking the $500,000 donation in circumvention of Montana law–even though the law was in a state…

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TEA Partier Explains “Awesome” Campaign Strategy

A week before the election, TEA Party Republican Derek Skees wrote a lengthy defense of his campaign strategy after the TEA Party blog PolyMontana pointed out flaws in his tactics. Skees said there wasn’t a problem with his campaign for statewide office, rather “things are…

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Montana TEA Party Calls for Secession

The Montana TEA Party is circulating a petition asking President Obama to allow Montana to secede from the union. In an email sent to TEA Partiers yesterday, the Montana Shrugged Billings TEA Partiers wrote that it was time to “put the White House on Notice”…

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