Governor’s Race

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The Dangers of the Divine

by Justin Robbins

He who can be made to believe absurdities, can be made to commit atrocities – Voltaire

Ever since our species (Homo sapiens) crossed whatever the threshold was between an instinctual level of consciousness and being cognitively self-aware, we have invented mythologies to explain the things we otherwise cannot. This seems true of every culture or societal construct we now know, or have ever known.

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To Serve Or Collect

by Justin Robbins

Many people of substantial means (read “obscene wealth”) tend to be collectors. Some gather art, or sports memorabilia, or maybe classic cars. Some seem to collect unusual or unconventional items with no apparent rhyme nor reason. Greg Gianforte appears to be in this category.

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The Moral Cowardice of Reactionary Politics

by Justin Robbins There is really nothing that need be added to the recent piece in the Billings Gazette highlighting the fear-laden policy vortex that is the Greg Gianforte campaign. Everything the alert reader needs is right there. Should one wonder, for example, whether the candidate believes…

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National Repubs cutting bait on Montana gov’s race

by Cowgirl A source in Washington DC familiar with the deliberations of the Republican Governors Association, which makes independent large expenditures on behalf of gubernatorial candidates, tells me that the group is walking away from Montana because of Greg Gianforte’s sagging poll numbers, which show…

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Scott Walker, infamous and embarrassing TEA Party Governor

Greg spends $18,000, in Indiana

by Cowgirl Greg Gianforte was taken to task this week by the Billings Gazette for being highly deceptive about wage data in Montana and cooking up a bogus website about it.  Elsie Arntzen, the candidate for state School Superintendent whose campaign has thus far failed to…

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Of Lies & Lifestyles

Some (I would argue, not enough) attention has been paid to Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte’s most recent debunked claim that Facebook decided not to place a data center in Montana because of the state’s business equipment tax.  This fiction appears rooted in a previous…

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Gianforte Dumps Fortune on Television Ad Buy

Greg Gianforte (or as Twitter has dubbed him “GiantFortune”) has dumped hundreds of thousands on a television ad buy, even though he only has about $300k in the bank. Bullock has consistently out-raised Gianforte and has over $1.1 million cash on hand. This means Gianforte has…

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Takes On A Plane

Recently, the Billings Gazette broke the news that the Governor had been criticized. Groundbreaking stuff. It seems there is a second political party; one to which Governor Steve Bullock does not belong, which is scrambling to find chinks in the armor of the very popular…

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Bullock Bests Gianforte in Latest Fundraising Quarter

The AP is reporting this evening that Governor Bullock beat Greg Gianforte in the latest fundraising quarter. The story also makes it evident that Gianforte his still trying to push the ridiculous notion that its bad to accept money from political action committees, which are required to report their donors,…

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