Latest Ryan Zinke Ad Channels Donald Trump in An Interesting Way

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If there’s been a stranger campaign video than this one in Montana since John Melcher’s talking cows, I don’t remember it.

It’s also hard not to be reminded of the man Ryan Zinke enthusiastically endorsed for President, Donald Trump when he described Khizr and Ghazala Khan after the Democratic National Convention:

“If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me, but plenty of people have written that she was extremely quiet, and it looked like she had nothing to say.”

I can’t say why.

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Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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  • Some consultant told Zinke he better get some women in his TV spots to counter the misogyny of the guy he’s supporting for President.

  • or maybe it’s the lesser of two evils of what Hillary did to humiliate, insult, and intimidate Bill’s victims. Don’t forget Monica among the others. Are actions worse than words?

    Fell the Bern or is it Burn.

    CNN Money:
    In a hacked email published by Wikileaks, Democratic National Committee official Donna Brazile appeared to tell Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri that “from time to time I get the questions in advance.” The March 12 email foreshadowed a question asked by TV One host Roland Martin at the March 13 town hall.

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/11/media/donna-brazile-wikileaks-question/

    What about Hillary open boarders: Mexican Cartel, Columbia FARCS, El Salvadoran, MS-13 gangs, Somalians, Syrians, impact to our schools, health care (go to Phoenix and check out a emergency room), impact to welfare, food stamps and of course our taxes.

    Chicago Tribune
    A department spokesman, wrote that unspecified “DOJ folks” told him there was a court hearing planned soon in the case. The name and email address of the person who shared the information with Fallon had been deleted.

    The State Department’s internal watchdog concluded in an audit released that Clinton ignored clear written guidance that her email setup broke federal record-keeping rules and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-wikileaks-clinton-emails-20161011-story.html

    NY Post – Abe Lincoln, what a joke. Another Hillary Bern/Burn, Bernie when are you going to wake up? Hillary is in the pocket if the big banks and will forget the voters. Forget free tuition and forgiven school loan. More pandering to Bernie. Has Bernie been promised a cush job in her administration or is he just gullible or stupid?

    “CLINTON ADMITS SHE IS OUT OF TOUCH,” “CLINTON SAYS YOU NEED TO HAVE A PRIVATE AND PUBLIC POSITION ON POLICY,” and “CLINTON REMARKS ARE PRO KEYSTONE AND PRO TRADE,”

    While her aides considered potential political fallout from the release of the speeches, Clinton refused requests from Democratic rival Bernie Sanders to make them public.

    In one speech, Clinton told investors she had one thing in common with them — she was part of the top 1 percent and “far removed” from her middle-class upbringing.

    http://nypost.com/2016/10/07/wikileaks-releases-excerpts-of-hillarys-paid-speech-transcripts/

    NYT – Clinton Foundation
    Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html?_r=0

    Benghazi, Whitewater, and on and on and on, but I am tired now……and off to bed…

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/tracking-the-clinton-controversies-from-whitewater-to-benghazi/396182/

  • Perhaps it is the obvious choice between corrupt Hillary and crass Donald. Do I need to delineate the details of all of the investigations, scandals, Wikileak emails, Clinton Foundation, doublespeak to Wall Street and the voters, open borders, what she did to Bernie, etc.

  • The latest:

    Catholic group calls for Clinton spokeswoman’s resignation after anti-Catholic comments in emails

    A leading Catholic advocacy group on Wednesday called for the resignation of Hillary Clinton’s campaign spokeswoman, Jennifer Palmieri, after hacked emails show Ms. Palmieri and other Clinton allies openly talking about Catholics being “severely backwards” and charging that they don’t know “what the hell they’re talking about.”

    Washington Times
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/12/catholic-group-calls-clinton-spokeswomans-resignat/

    • Bill, where ya been, buddy? Some of the biggest critics of the church are we Catholics and ex-Catholics! Love the church, hate the bullshit! The church has done much good, but it has also done much bullshit. And it has NADA to do with Hillary.

      Does that help?

  • 2nd Amendment Rights. Montana – You can carry in luggage. In Montana a purse is considered luggage. Montana women effectively do not need a carry permit. What would Hillary do about this? Don’t mess with Montana women! You may regret it.

  • So a corrupt Chicago hoe or a NY horn dog?

    Top 10 Clinton scandals exposed by WikiLeaks

    By Kelly Riddell – The Washington Times – Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    ANALYSIS/OPINION:
    The ongoing WikiLeaks dump of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails has exposed the corruption and cronyism of her campaign and time in office. Everyday there are more revelations of wrongdoing, so much so, it’s hard to keep up with. So here’s the top 10 double-dealing, dishonest discoveries uncovered thus far.
    1. Mrs. Clinton had cozy and improper relationship with the mainstream media.
    CNN contributor and then adviser of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile gave the Clinton campaign advanced notice of a CNN town hall question that she thought may give Mrs. Clinton pause. Mrs. Clinton’s campaign lauded a New York Times reporter for “teeing up” stories for them, and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos for hammering home their talking points. The Boston Globe helped Mrs. Clinton’s team maximize her presence in New England during the primaries and CNBC’s John Harwood bragged to them about dogging Donald Trump during a Republican primary debate he moderated.
    2. The State Department paid special attention to “Friends of Bill.”
    After the massive 2010 Haiti earthquake, a senior aide to then-Secretary of State Clinton repeatedly gave special attention to those identified by the abbreviations “FOB” (Friends of Bill) or “WJC VIPs” (William Jefferson Clinton VIPs), referring to the former president. The emails show Mrs. Clinton’s State Department prioritized and benefited Mr. Clinton’s friends in the $10 billion recovery effort. The State Department also polled the popularity of Mr. Clinton in Haiti and shared the results with him.
    3. Mrs. Clinton argued for “a hemispheric common market with open trade and open borders.”

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    Mrs. Clinton’s dream for America looks a lot like the European Union. She reportedly told investors in a paid speech to Brazilian Banco Itau in 2013: “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future with energy that’s as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” Without borders, there are no countries, including the United States.
    4. The Clinton campaign was in touch with Department of Justice officials regarding the release of her emails.
    Brian Fallon, Mrs. Clinton’s spokesman and former Justice Department staffer, appeared to have discussions with sources inside the DOJ about ongoing open records lawsuits requesting access to her emails while serving as secretary of state. In an email from May 2015, Mr. Fallon said that “DOJ folks” had “informed” him about the upcoming status conference in one of the lawsuits.
    5. The Clinton camp was tipped off to the release of the Benghazi emails.
    In April 2015, Clinton campaign Deputy Communications Director Kristina Schake referred to a “tip” from a source regarding when the State Department planned to release Mrs. Clinton’s Benghazi emails. Mrs. Clinton’s lawyer Heather Samuelson followed up on the tip, writing: “Latest: Still aiming for Friday, but potential it gets delayed until early next week because still moving through interagency review process. Will check back tomorrow and keep you posted. Quick update on this — DOS says the release of the 300 will likely happen on Thurs or Friday. Will keep you posted as I hear anything further on my end. Thx.”
    6. Mrs. Clinton admitted sometimes her public and private positions differ.
    In a 2013 speech before the National Multi-Housing Council, Mrs. Clinton indicated her public positions may differ with her private positions, because politics is an ugly business.
    “Politics is like sausage being made,” Mrs. Clinton said. “It is unsavory, and it always has been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be. But if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the backroom discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.”
    7. Mrs. Clinton’s spokesman mocked Catholics and evangelicals as “severely backwards.”
    Hacked emails show Mrs. Clinton’s campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri and other Clinton allies openly talking about Catholics being “severely backwards” and charging that they don’t know “what the hell they’re talking about.” The April 2011 discussion between Ms. Palmieri and John Halpin, a senior fellow at the liberal Center for American Progress, mocks media mogul Rupert Murdoch for raising his children in the Catholic Church and said that most “powerful elements” in the conservative movement are all Catholic.
    8. Mrs. Clinton admitted she has a hard time relating to the struggles of the middle class.
    In a 2014 speech for Goldman Sachs and BlackRock, Mrs. Clinton admitted her riches and public persona lifestyle isolated her from the financial struggles of most of the country, saying her memories of her childhood is how she connects now to everyday Americans.
    “Obviously, I’m kind of far removed because the life I’ve lived and the economic, you know, fortunes that my husband and I now enjoy,” Mrs. Clinton said of relating to the middle class.
    9. Mrs. Clinton campaign used Benghazi as a distraction from the email scandal.
    Mrs. Clinton’s campaign tried to make her email scandal disappear during the Benghazi probe by trying to conflate and confuse the two separate incidents. Mr. Podesta told aides in March 2015 to steer the media’s attention from the email scandal to the House Benghazi investigation, which they felt had already been painted in the media as a Republican witch hunt.
    10. The Clinton team strategized on how to delay releasing emails, knowing it was against the law.
    After receiving a subpoena for her emails, Clinton insider Phillipe Reines in March 2015 discussed strategies to use as an excuse not to release all of her emails. It appeared to constitute a conscious effort of the Clinton camp to frustrate and delay a congressional subpoena. Mr. Reines said of the emails: “Not flippantly, and maybe just from Nick’s [Merrill, Clinton spokesman] mouth — but rather than going around on how to release the 55k let’s just be for what’s happening and use this as an excuse. Because we can say even if State has equities, not providing them would put her in legal jeopardy OR we can say happy for them to have it, happy for them to have them as soon as State is comfortable.”

    • And why the hell not?! Slinky would fit right into the Trumpolini gummint! Yes, it’s gettin’ real, real bizarre out there. And slinky is a good little brown shirt. Scary thing is though that Drumpf will probably win Montana. His signs keep popping up all over even after his sexual exploits. A whole lotta sick people have moved to Montana over the years. Fascism is freedom for them. Fascism will set you free! Strange, very strange.

      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/trump-just-gave-an-anti-semitic-speech-dripping-with-hatred-and-the-internet-is-horrified/

      • Lk, I am worried you are going to get colon cancer from all that smoke the Hillary Dems are blowing up there? Recommend you get out of that room. Are you following all wiki emails. New ones every day. The Press is downplaying these but they are out there. I do wish Trump would stop calling Hillary, Crooked Hillary. Corrupt is more on target.

        • Seriously, Bill? Is Slinky’s wife really an Hispanic? I think not. She’s a gringa if there ever was one!

          Me? No, I’m not Hispanic, but I may as well be. Ni grande ni pequeno Arequepeno! Yo creo que yo soy mas hispano/Peruano que esta mujer.

          She’s not Peruvian. She’s pura Americana!

          I was a good friend of the former President of Peru’s nephew, Jaime Ricketts.

          I don’t like pretenders.

  • Is this the lesser of two evils of what Hillary did to humiliate, insult, and intimidate Bill’s victims. Don’t forget Monica among the others. Are actions worse than words?

    Corrupt Hillary or crass Donald.

    What do you want, open borders or continued influx of illegal aliens and drugs, 550% increase in Syrians refugees or extreme vetting, a new health care system, coal jobs back, a keystone pipeline, constitutional Supreme Court Judges, fair trade and jobs, continued ‘pulverization’ of Aleppo. and broken Hillary promises like free tuition.

    Feel the Bern or is it Burn.

    CNN Money:
    In a hacked email published by Wikileaks, Democratic National Committee official Donna Brazile appeared to tell Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri that “from time to time I get the questions in advance.” The March 12 email foreshadowed a question asked by TV One host Roland Martin at the March 13 town hall.
    http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/11/media/donna-brazile-wikileaks-question/

    What about Hillary open boarders: Mexican Cartel, Columbia FARCS, El Salvadoran, MS-13 gangs, Somalians, Syrians, impact to our schools, health care (go to Phoenix and check out a emergency room), impact to welfare, food stamps and of course our taxes.

    Chicago Tribune
    A department spokesman, wrote that unspecified “DOJ folks” told him there was a court hearing planned soon in the case. The name and email address of the person who shared the information with Fallon had been deleted.
    The State Department’s internal watchdog concluded in an audit released that Clinton ignored clear written guidance that her email setup broke federal record-keeping rules and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-wikileaks-clinton-emails-20161011-story.html

    NY Post – Abe Lincoln, what a joke. Another Hillary Bern/Burn, Bernie when are you going to wake up? Hillary is in the pocket of the big banks and she will forget the voters. More big money speeches, like she did when she was the Secretary of State. Forget free tuition and forgiven school loans. More pandering to Bernie. Has Bernie been promised a cush job in her administration or is he just gullible or stupid?

    “CLINTON ADMITS SHE IS OUT OF TOUCH,” “CLINTON SAYS YOU NEED TO HAVE A PRIVATE AND PUBLIC POSITION ON POLICY,” and “CLINTON REMARKS ARE PRO KEYSTONE AND PRO TRADE,”
    While her aides considered potential political fallout from the release of the speeches, Clinton refused requests from Democratic rival Bernie Sanders to make them public.
    In one speech, Clinton told investors she had one thing in common with them — she was part of the top 1 percent and “far removed” from her middle-class upbringing.
    http://nypost.com/2016/10/07/wikileaks-releases-excerpts-of-hillarys-paid-speech-transcripts/

    NYT – Clinton Foundation
    Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
    As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html?_r=0
    Benghazi, Whitewater, and on and on and on.
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/tracking-the-clinton-controversies-from-whitewater-to-benghazi/396182/

    2nd Amendment Rights. Montana – You can carry in luggage. In Montana a purse is considered luggage. Montana women effectively do not need a carry permit. What would Hillary do about this? Don’t mess with Montana women! You may regret it.

    Top 10 Clinton scandals exposed by WikiLeaks

    By Kelly Riddell – The Washington Times – Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    ANALYSIS/OPINION:
    The ongoing WikiLeaks dump of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails has exposed the corruption and cronyism of her campaign and time in office. Everyday there are more revelations of wrongdoing, so much so, it’s hard to keep up with. So here’s the top 10 double-dealing, dishonest discoveries uncovered thus far.
    1. Mrs. Clinton had cozy and improper relationship with the mainstream media.
    CNN contributor and then adviser of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile gave the Clinton campaign advanced notice of a CNN town hall question that she thought may give Mrs. Clinton pause. Mrs. Clinton’s campaign lauded a New York Times reporter for “teeing up” stories for them, and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos for hammering home their talking points. The Boston Globe helped Mrs. Clinton’s team maximize her presence in New England during the primaries and CNBC’s John Harwood bragged to them about dogging Donald Trump during a Republican primary debate he moderated.
    2. The State Department paid special attention to “Friends of Bill.”
    After the massive 2010 Haiti earthquake, a senior aide to then-Secretary of State Clinton repeatedly gave special attention to those identified by the abbreviations “FOB” (Friends of Bill) or “WJC VIPs” (William Jefferson Clinton VIPs), referring to the former president. The emails show Mrs. Clinton’s State Department prioritized and benefited Mr. Clinton’s friends in the $10 billion recovery effort. The State Department also polled the popularity of Mr. Clinton in Haiti and shared the results with him.
    3. Mrs. Clinton argued for “a hemispheric common market with open trade and open borders.”
    Mrs. Clinton’s dream for America looks a lot like the European Union. She reportedly told investors in a paid speech to Brazilian Banco Itau in 2013: “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future with energy that’s as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” Without borders, there are no countries, including the United States.
    4. The Clinton campaign was in touch with Department of Justice officials regarding the release of her emails.
    Brian Fallon, Mrs. Clinton’s spokesman and former Justice Department staffer, appeared to have discussions with sources inside the DOJ about ongoing open records lawsuits requesting access to her emails while serving as secretary of state. In an email from May 2015, Mr. Fallon said that “DOJ folks” had “informed” him about the upcoming status conference in one of the lawsuits.
    5. The Clinton camp was tipped off to the release of the Benghazi emails.
    In April 2015, Clinton campaign Deputy Communications Director Kristina Schake referred to a “tip” from a source regarding when the State Department planned to release Mrs. Clinton’s Benghazi emails. Mrs. Clinton’s lawyer Heather Samuelson followed up on the tip, writing: “Latest: Still aiming for Friday, but potential it gets delayed until early next week because still moving through interagency review process. Will check back tomorrow and keep you posted. Quick update on this — DOS says the release of the 300 will likely happen on Thurs or Friday. Will keep you posted as I hear anything further on my end. Thx.”
    6. Mrs. Clinton admitted sometimes her public and private positions differ.
    In a 2013 speech before the National Multi-Housing Council, Mrs. Clinton indicated her public positions may differ with her private positions, because politics is an ugly business.
    “Politics is like sausage being made,” Mrs. Clinton said. “It is unsavory, and it always has been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be. But if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the backroom discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.”
    7. Mrs. Clinton’s spokesman mocked Catholics and evangelicals as “severely backwards.”
    Hacked emails show Mrs. Clinton’s campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri and other Clinton allies openly talking about Catholics being “severely backwards” and charging that they don’t know “what the hell they’re talking about.” The April 2011 discussion between Ms. Palmieri and John Halpin, a senior fellow at the liberal Center for American Progress, mocks media mogul Rupert Murdoch for raising his children in the Catholic Church and said that most “powerful elements” in the conservative movement are all Catholic.
    8. Mrs. Clinton admitted she has a hard time relating to the struggles of the middle class.
    In a 2014 speech for Goldman Sachs and BlackRock, Mrs. Clinton admitted her riches and public persona lifestyle isolated her from the financial struggles of most of the country, saying her memories of her childhood is how she connects now to everyday Americans.
    “Obviously, I’m kind of far removed because the life I’ve lived and the economic, you know, fortunes that my husband and I now enjoy,” Mrs. Clinton said of relating to the middle class.
    9. Mrs. Clinton campaign used Benghazi as a distraction from the email scandal.
    Mrs. Clinton’s campaign tried to make her email scandal disappear during the Benghazi probe by trying to conflate and confuse the two separate incidents. Mr. Podesta told aides in March 2015 to steer the media’s attention from the email scandal to the House Benghazi investigation, which they felt had already been painted in the media as a Republican witch hunt.
    10. The Clinton team strategized on how to delay releasing emails, knowing it was against the law.
    After receiving a subpoena for her emails, Clinton insider Phillipe Reines in March 2015 discussed strategies to use as an excuse not to release all of her emails. It appeared to constitute a conscious effort of the Clinton camp to frustrate and delay a congressional subpoena. Mr. Reines said of the emails: “Not flippantly, and maybe just from Nick’s [Merrill, Clinton spokesman] mouth — but rather than going around on how to release the 55k let’s just be for what’s happening and use this as an excuse. Because we can say even if State has equities, not providing them would put her in legal jeopardy OR we can say happy for them to have it, happy for them to have them as soon as State is comfortable.”

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