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Five Super-Awkward Moments Lola Zinke Stumped for Trump

Many Republicans are fleeing the Trump campaign as fast as their legs can carry them. What we learn about Trump every day just keeps getting worse – and worse.  But a few remain, clinging to the wreckage–including Ryan Zinke and his wife Lola.

Lest you doubt that being a Trump surrogate must be one of the most humiliating jobs in the world, take a look at these recent Trump events with Lola Zinke.

At this point, one has to wonder whether this is actually helping Trump–or whether the basic human instinct to cringe on her behalf is the lasting impression we’re left with.

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Montana Libertarian leader is working the Ammon Bundy trial

It’s been a sad but busy time for the Montana Libertarian party.  Their long-time leader and chairman Mike Fellows was killed in a car accident while returning from a candidate forum in Seeley Lake.  His car crossed the yellow line and he collided with another vehicle…

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Friday Quick Takes

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Meet Montana’s Women for Trump

The Bozeman Chronicle features an interview with a small group of women who are supporting trump.  What are these women like?

Says one: “Obama has caused all the problems between the whites and the blacks.”

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Taylor Rose (left) with MTGOP Vice-Chair and American Lands Council CEO Jennifer Fielder

MT GOPer Outraged Over Harriet Tubman–and People Who Adopt Non-White Babies

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A Flathead area legislative candidate has taken to Facebook to express his outrage that the anti-slavery activist and women’s rights heroine Harriet Tubman will be replacing the notorious author of American Indian genocide Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. He also shared his views on a variety of topics.  UPDATE:  Rose has since deleted the posts from his Facebook page, but you can see screenshots of his posts below.

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Senator Who Ruined Montana’s Cheap Power Peddling More Lies

This week Senator Fred Thomas and fifty-five other Republican legislators signed a letter to the Governor, demanding that he “do everything in his power” to prevent Syrian refugees from settling in Montana. Good thing for Montanans that the letter was not about energy policy, for Thomas…

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Helena’s Confederate Monument In Limbo

As the rest of the nation is taking down its confederate flags, statues, and monuments, two members of the Helena City Commission say its time to do something about Helena’s monument honoring the confederacy’s legacy of racism. But not every commissioner is on board.

You might be unaware Helena has a fountain dedicated to the confederacy— that group of states that committed treason in an effort to perpetuate human bondage. 

UPDATE: This post now includes links to the Flathead Memo and Intelligent Discontent who also have posts up on this.

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A Line in the Sand

Montana Republicans have clarified a very important piece of party doctrine this week about which there had formerly been much confusion.  Yellowstone County Republicans turned away a congressional candidate from attending their annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, clearing up once and for all what kind of behavior…

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TEA Partiers Caught on Tape

There are a lot of bad ideas out there in the world, but seldom does one get a chance to peek behind the curtain and see how they are formed.  Today is an exception. A pair of TEA Party elected officials have been caught on…

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Racism, Sexism, and Just Plain Dumb

“We’re NOT Racists” The Southern Poverty Law Center’s latest Intelligence Report focuses on the recent uptick in extremist activity in Kalispell and the Flathead. In the article “A Gathering of Eagles: Extremists Look to Montana” the SPLC details the activities of the various far-right movements…

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