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The Politics of Bigotry

by Justin Robbins If the past several days (even weeks) of politicking and conventioning have shown one thing, it is that the concept of statesmanship is dead. There is no market left in the American mind for reasoned debate, considered pragmatism, or ideological compromise. Regardless…

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Judge: MT Campaign Limits are Too Low

Earlier this week a right-wing federal judge held that Montana’s donation limits for candidates and parties violate the US Constitution, because they are too low and thus burden free speech. The problem with this ruling is that the old law, the one that was previously…

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Matthew Monforton

GOP Quits Monforton Suit to Close Primary

Last year, Matthew Monforton, the Tea Party agitator and legislator in Bozeman, filed a lawsuit seeking to require all primary voters in Montana to register by party. His clients were the members of the lunatic Republican committee of Ravalli County. The idea was to prevent…

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A Gallatin County TEA Party Protest

Leaked Transcript: TEA Party Legislators Say GOP Brand is “A Dead Rat” at the Bottom of a Can of Diet Pepsi

During a recent Gallatin County GOP event, TEA Party Republican Matthew Monforton, Art Wittich, and Tom Burnett told a small group of GOP insiders what they really think about the GOP brand, their fellow Republicans, the 2015 legislative session and the people of Montana.

A transcription of audio obtained by Cowgirl tipsters included comments by TEA Party hothead Matthew Monforton comparing the GOP brand to a dead rat at the bottom of a can of diet pepsi.  And that’s just the beginning…

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Montana AG asked to Investigate Right-Wing Group, Montana State Senator

There is a group known as American Lands Council, which consists of a man named Ken Ivory and his wife, who travel the West and offer their services to county governments for a fee, anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.

What services? They promise to help the counties fight to takeover federal public lands (known as TPL). Place like national forests and national parks, and as depicted by the group’s own map on their own website, apparently Indian Reservations and treaty lands.

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Wednesday Quick Takes

Montana’s Attorney General Tim Fox says marriage equality will “irretrievably” destroy his right to self-government   Joe.My. God reports this week that fifteen attorneys general, including MT AG Tim Fox, have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in which they try to claim that a ruling in…

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Ready, Aim, Fire on Their Own

TEA Party Republican Art Wittich Lashes out at Republican Party Chair, Statewide Elected Official GOP Chair Drops Sen. Fielder from Number Two Party Spot  The fight between republicans this week flared up this week and has started to boil over.  First, the Bozeman Chronicle reported on how Rep….

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2016 and the Montana Governor’s Race

A poll was published earlier this week by the Gravis Marketing firm showing Ryan Zinke and Tim Fox edging out Steve Bullock in 2016.  This poll is not to be trusted. Gravis marketing is like a broken clock that shows the correct time twice a…

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Lawrence VanDyke Left Some Things Out of His Candidate Bio

Montana Supreme Court candidate Lawrence VanDyke has omitted from his candidate bio and website that he is part of a group of attorneys called the Blackstone Project whose aim is to “reorder society” and turn the U.S. into a theocracy. The Blackstone Project and its “Fellows,”…

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Funding the Fringe

Texas Fracking Brothers Fight to Force Their Religion into Montana Laws by Backing Right-Wing Legislative Candidates by Cowgirl Two Texas fracking billionaires who own land in Montana are again funneling hundreds of millions into right-wing causes and candidates after it was revealed that the Texans were the…

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Analysis: Clock Runs Out for Healthy Montana Initiative

The Healthy Montana Initiative announced to volunteers and supporters across the state that it will not qualify I-170 for the November ballot, but Montana advocates will continue the fight to provide health care for low income Montanans. Personally I wonder if it is even possible…

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