The TeaParty/GOP candidates and supporters in Montana portray themselves as violent lunatics, and they have even declared war. Now, in another nice piece of reporting by the Helena IR, it appears that Republican House Candidate Kristi Allen-Gailushus is leaving the Tea Party over their decision to oust its president over his bigoted remarks. It’s back to the GOP for her.
But that kind of Tea Party “how extreme can we go” struggle is nothing new in Montana . Arguing that what is needed is not a movement but a “revolution,” Montana State Director of the right-winger forum ResistNet had this to say:
I have seen the Tea Party’s go south for a year now! 2 years ago I was all for them and I put a lot of time into the cause , But I find myself moving away from them now , and I can’t even see the Republicans stepping up with any New blood , just the same old term incumbents ! The Republican party is not the answer to this countries problems , hell we all know they helped put us here.
But when they talk about war, I think they are talking about more than just with each other, as one commenter points out:
The real effective way to remove DC as an issue is to band with other states into a block that can not be ignored.
Should MT, ID, WY, UT, CO, AZ, NM band together…into a super state, from border to border…then we might get their attention!
BTW:… Under 4 of these states is more OIL than all of OPEC totalled together!!.. And, more Coal than the rest of the USA has…
There is also plenty of atomics, along with nuke warheads, to make such a state about the 5th most powerful ‘nation-state” in the world… The issue of a “sea port outlet” could be solved by annexing WA or TX…Perhaps just take the next row of states from ND downward… AND, THEN SEAL OUR BORDERS!!… Fly over if you wish, but pay our tarrif if you land or move cargo across them!
This kind of rhetoric is an erie echo of mouth-breather Republican Dan McGee’s ravings during the legislature last session about a civil war. Of course, that whole process would require the tea-partiers to move beyond the social media “Craze” Rehberg has put them on, to put on pants and, at least briefly stop eating snack cakes. Still, this is worrying.