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A TEA Partier Goes Fact Finding

A recent meeting of the Ravalli County Commission ended with the chair of the county planning board, TEA Partier Jan Wisniewski, offering his observations from a “fact-finding” trip he took across the state, the Ravalli Republic reports.

Wisneiwski said he had a conversation with law enforcement officials in Havre who complained about their jails being filled with “drunken Indians” off the reservation. As the Bitterroot Star reported: Continue reading

Bitterrooter Says “Ecoterrorists” at Work in GOP Primary

A Darby Republican legislative candidate says he believes that a conspiracy is afoot to paint obscene drawings on some of his campaign yard signs. Someone also opened his gate to let his horses out, he alleges.

Naturally, while these scary things were going on, Republican Scott Boulanger did the only thing he could do: tell people he is the victim of “one of those ecoterrorist groups.”

Boulanger is one of six conservative candidates to file in House District 87, according to the Secretary of State website. He will be going up against fellow Republican and incumbent Rep. Pat Connell in the June 5 primary as well as another Republican challenger, Ron Burrows. Two Libertarians Dan Cox and Karen Fischer has also filed for the seat.

Who’s the Democratic candidate you ask? There is not one. TEA Partier Jan Wisniewski has filed as a fake Democrat for that seat. Wisneiwski is also one of seven TEA Party candidates that filed as fake Democrats to take over the Ravalli County Democratic Party board.

The evidence of terrorism, says Boulanger, is that nobody responded to his $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perps. Also, Boulanger says “If it was a local kid, someone would have been talking about it at a bar or school or somewhere.”

Boulanger doesn’t appear to consider the fact that all his opposition for the seat comes from the right, nor the fact that perhaps there is somebody out there who has nothing to do with politics who just doesn’t like him.

The irony of a Republican legislative candidate seeking to scare people with phrases like “ecoterrorist” as a way to denounce an agenda as radical is rich–especially given what happened last legislative session where Republicans sought to secede from the union, abandon U.S. currency, and other wackiness.

Well Played, Ravalli Dems

Ravalli County Dems have exactly zero interest in letting cackling TEA Party simpletons succeed in their plot to take over the local Democratic organization.  This week, they are fighting back.

After seven teabaggers filed paperwork to run for Democratic precinct committee person, a party leadership position, the Missoulian is reporting that local Dems will have write-in candidates for every single precinct in Ravalli County.

Ravalli County Democratic Central Committee chair John Meakin and vice-chair Corrine Gantt expect to have 44 (a record number) official write-in affidavits for these party leadership positions.  The filings come after a nasty plot was discovered in Ravalli county, hatched by the local Tea Party.   Embarrassed at the fact that they have become a national joke, the Montana Tea Party resorted to an attempt to invade and infect the Democratic Party, Trojan Horse style, and take it over.

When you vote in a primary in Montana, there is a place on your ballot to vote for “precinct committee person.” This is an unusual item to be found on a ballot for a state election because a precinct captain is a Party post, not a government office. Yet Democratic and Republican ballots both provide this opportunity to vote for a candidate for this political position.

And what is a precinct committee person? There is one elected from each voting precinct in every county, and these people make up what is called the “central committee” for the county. A central committee is simply the governing board of the county party.

The fraudulent TEA Party candidates are: Lyle E. Goracke, Jan Wisniewski, Donna Gibney, Pamela Nearpass, Catherine Lieberth, Wayne K. Dunkin and David J. Erickson.

So far, the plot to prevent local Dems from turning out voters in support of Steve Bullock, Jon Tester, and others appears to have backfired.  Instead of being overrun by fraud-intent imbeciles, the local democrats are more organized than ever.

Explanation of Tea Party Plot in Ravalli County

As I recently mentioned, there is a nasty plot afoot in Ravalli county, hatched by the local Tea Party.  It’s dirty, below-the-belt, highly dishonest stuff.  Embarrassed at the fact that they have become a national joke, the Montana Tea Party has resorted to an attempt to invade and infect the Democratic Party, Trojan Horse style, and take it over.  Let’s take a closer look at exactly what’s happening.

When you vote in a primary in Montana, there is a place on your ballot to  vote for “precinct committee captain.” This is an unusual item to be found on a ballot for a state election because a precinct captain is a Party post, not a government office. Yet Democratic and Republican ballots both provide this opportunity to vote for a candidate for this political position.  Sometimes there will be a name, or several names, from which to choose.  Other years, the slot will be blank and the voter must either write in a name, or else not cast a vote.  It is often left blank, because most people don’t even know what the heck it is.

And what is a precinct committee captain? There is one elected (on primary day) from each voting precinct in every county, and these persons collectively form what is called the “central committee” for the county.  A central committee is simply the governing board of the county party.

But this year, a bunch of Tea Partiers (in several precincts in Ravalli county) filed paperwork to run for Democratic precinct Committeeperson.  And unless the Ravalli democrats undertake a campaign to inform voters not to vote for these candidates, these idiots will be elected to the county committee and will then exert control of the local Democratic party. The TEA Party candidates are:   Lyle E. Goracke, Jan Wisniewski, Donna Gibney, Pamela Nearpass, Catherine Lieberth, Wayne K. Dunkin and David J. Erickson.