Trump and Bannon Inspire Cynical Candidates that Distract from Senate Race

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husband and wife duo have joined the Montana Senate race. You read that right.

James Dean is a Republican running in the Republican Primary.

His wife Sarah Dean could also be a Republican but decided to run in the Democratic Primary.

No one has ever heard of Sarah Dean and no one wants to hear from James Dean. Who are these mysterious people who suddenly appeared on the Montana political scene to run for Senate? This is beyond suspicious, it is infuriating.

They have every right to run, but giving these people time or coverage is a disservice in a year where we need good, useful information from our media outlets.

Normally this would be good for a laugh, but not in 2017, not in the year we’ve all had to F***ing deal with Trump.

Not in the year we have see the bloated casserole that Steve Bannon calls a face every day on the news.

Not in the year of the fires, and hurricanes, and tragedies near and far.

I’m over it.

I’m sorry, but I cannot abide this utterly cynical and divisive attempt to focus this race on anything but the terrible ideas of Matt Rosendale, Dr. Albert Olszewski, Russell Fagg, and Troy Downing.

The farce is merely a Trumpian distraction from a serious race about the future of Montana and this country.

This race is about Montanans who need healthcare and a living wage and are worried about what Republicans in Congress will rip away next. Montanans demand a fair tax system that makes sure their boss doesn’t pay a lower tax rate than them. Montanans need a break from this created chaos and distraction, they don’t need tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy.

I am personally of the mindset that primaries are good when they are about ideas and the heart of the party.

That is not what this is.

This, even for Republicans, is too clever by half.

Montanans aren’t interested in hearing from a candidate posing as a Democrat parroting Breitbart and Steve Bannon ultra-nationalist phony economic populism.

I wouldn’t even be surprised if Steve Daines was behind the recruitment of this disappointing attempt to distract from the real issues of this race.

Montanans are concerned about Donald Trump being in charge of nuclear weapons while Republicans in Congress refuse to reign him in.

Montanans are concerned about Ryan Zinke being in charge of National Monuments while pushing Republican-led public land sales.

Montanans are concerned about Betsy DeVos being in charge of their child’s public education while she attempts to divert money to private schools.

Montanans don’t have time for this nonsense.

 

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Bill
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For consideration, Talen changes Colstrip exit plans, plans to stay for foreseeable future, Montana forest management plan being developed (more jobs), Mt meat processors bureaucrat harassment being reviewed, 401Ks and stock market up, Keystone pipeline going in,. tax cuts and heath care in work, FEMA support and relief for Mt fires, Jobless claims are the lowest since 1973, and all in 10 months. Voters will be watching to see what the Dem’s platform is. Voters are tired of all the lies generated and nothing but constant speculation / character assassination with no platform or ideas submitted for move the voters… Read more »

bill
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For your consideration, Talen changes Colstrip exit plans, plans to stay for foreseeable future, Montana forest management plan being developed (more jobs), Mt meat processors bureaucrat harassment being reviewed, 401Ks and stock market up, Keystone pipeline going in,. tax cuts and heath care in work, FEMA support and relief for Mt fires, Jobless claims are the lowest since 1973, and all in 10 months. Voters will be watching to see what the Dem’s platform is. Voters are tired of all the lies generated and nothing but constant speculation / character assassination with no platform or ideas submitted for move the… Read more »

Greg Strandberg
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I really liked the Dean article. I hope she writes more of them. That said…it’s interesting. There’s this site and MT Cowgirl. Both continuously attack Republicans in Montana and those in D.C. Yet despite these near-constant attacks, the GOP is winning. Big time. It’s not even a contest. A real shellacking with the statewides last year, another lost legislature, the PSC gone, and of course both chambers of Congress and the Presidency gone. And we still have these near-constant attacks. Yep, it’s interesting. If I was a GOPer (or just a Dem that thinks for myself), I’d be hugging myself… Read more »

Pete Talbot
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Pete Talbot
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Who are these two? Both have had nonsensical letters/columns in the Missoulian. Are they serious candidates or just goofing on us? A joint filing fee of $3440 isn’t chump change. I just don’t get it. Would someone up there in Havre please clue us in on these characters?

http://missoulian.com/opinion/columnists/montanans-drowning-in-debt/article_56f08898-db73-59cd-ad84-2e85986443d6.html

http://missoulian.com/opinion/letters/accept-responsibility-for-problems/article_f2350722-0a59-509f-84fa-86cc377ea761.html

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I am will be curious on which one of the two will get the most contributions.

Anthony Cate
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Anthony Cate

Not advocating for/against Dean. Rather just commenting on your commentary. I’m not sure that you should make declarative statements about what Montanans want. Seems like they have exactly what they want – Republican control of State House, 5 of 6 State offices, Rep, Senator and President. And soon to have another Senator due to the Democrats standing behind losing party officials that will lose yet again (but be excused). I am a life long Demo (albeit lunch box – not identity which makes me a deplorable I guess) but this kind of story which wishes what could be instead of… Read more »

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