People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. – John C. Maxwell
Welcome to Wednesday! Here are some of “Wednesday Quick Hits” about these important issues:
- Bullock & Gianforte & Money
- Rick Perry & Greg Gianforte
- New Anti-Gianforte Website
- BREAKING NEWS
- Trump & Obama
- Russia & DNC computers
- Trump & Orlando Shooter
Bullock & Gianforte & Money:
The Associated Press reported late yesterday that the race between Democrat Governor Steve Bullock and his Republican challenger Greg Gianforte “could become the state’s most expensive gubernatorial contest, eclipsing the spirited and expensive campaign four years ago.”
Besides raising a lot of money on their own, outside groups will be throwing money into the race to help their guy. Of course, these outside groups aren’t supposed to coordinate with the campaigns they support and if you believe that does not happen, I have some oceanfront property here in Montana to sell you.
Gianforte has pumped $486,000 of his own money into the race. Being wealthy does help Gianforte in this race. It also helps his staffers and volunteers, as they don’t have to eat the cheapest pizza…
Rick Perry & Greg Gianforte:
Maybe I should have called this part of Wednesday’s Quick Hits the “Big Lie of the Week.”
Former Texas Governor and failed Presidential candidate Rick Perry campaigned for Republican candidate for Montana Governor Greg Gianforte. Montana radio station KGVO reported on what Perry recently told Fox News. It had a Montana twist to it:
If [refugees] need to be moved out areas of [sic] where there’s real issues in the middle east we need to be working with our Middle Eastern partners over there,” Perry said. “Saudi Arabia can build refugee camps and pay for them rather than moving them to Bozeman, Montana. I was up in Montana this last week and their governor is in favor of moving those individuals in there. I think the people of Montana are going to stand up and say, ‘No we’re not.’ ”
The Montana GOP took that little comment and added the word “unvetted” to it and posted this on their website: “Rick Perry: Bullock ‘In Favor’ of Moving Unvetted Refugees to Montana.”
Notice the only quotes were around the words “In Favor” and not around “unvetted,” because Perry did not say that in his quote.
Gianforte continued the false accusation with a post on his Facebook page:
My friend Rick Perry notes that Governor Bullock is not opposing bringing in unvetted Syrian refugees to the state.
Some of the more gullible folks following Gianforte took the bait. These are probably the same people who believe everything they read on the internet.
The fact is that nobody wants to bring “unvetted” Syrian refugees to Montana.
Greg Gianforte claims he is “not a politician,” but he sure acted like one on this issue.
The New Anti-Gianforte Website:
The Montana Democrats launched a new website which they say outlines New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte’s anti-public lands and anti-public access record. See it HERE.
The Great Falls Tribune published a story about it, so the money that was spent creating the website paid off for the Montana Democrats.
Aaron Flint is Gianforte’s spokesperson. I did enjoy his response. The Tribune reported:
Aaron Flint called the website “another desperate attempt” by the Bullock campaign to deflect attention from his failed record.
“We’re 49th in the nation in wages, this governor failed to deliver on infrastructure, and now he’s simply trying to distract folks away from the fact that he got a ‘C’ rating from the National Rifle Association,”
Although Flint’s response was not that negative, the race between Bullock and Gianforte seems to be turning that direction.
Several years ago a candidate asked me if I would be interested in running his statewide campaign against a very well-liked incumbent. I told him upfront that unless he went negative, he would not have a chance. He said that was not his style. I said, “Well, you’re gonna lose the race big time if you don’t, so maybe you should hire someone else.”
So he did and he did not go negative. He lost the race by over 30 points.
We may not like the negative crap from the campaigns, but it often works.
The long national nightmare is over. This week presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and the current President , Barack Obama, actually said “radical Islam” during public meetings for all to hear.
You can read the President’s remarks about terrorism HERE.
I feel 100% better now. We now go back to our regular scheduled programming…
Trump & Obama:
It’s not a secret that presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has long questioned President Obama’s place of birth and even his religion.
CNN reported about Trump’s beliefs in September 2015:
“He doesn’t have a birth certificate. He may have one, but there’s something on that, maybe religion, maybe it says he is a Muslim,” Trump told Fox News in 2011. “I don’t know. Maybe he doesn’t want that.”
Recently Trump seems to be suggesting that Obama is siding with terrorists against the United States. The Wall Street Journal reported these remarks from Trump during an appearance on Fox News:
“Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,” Mr. Trump said on Fox. “And the something else in mind — you know, people can’t believe it. People cannot, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable. There’s something going on.”
I think that anyone who thinks Obama is not a citizen of the United States and/or who thinks he is a Muslim is a few fries short of a Happy Meal.
Russia & DNC computers:
Reuters reported yesterday that hackers believed to be working for the Russian government broke into the Democratic National Committee’s computer network, spied on internal communications and accessed research on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
I bet at least 16 Republican Presidential candidates were probably wishing they could have had the information…
Trump & Orlando Shooter:
Donald Trump and the Orlando shooter Omar Mateen have a few things in common. Both were born in Queens, New York, and both were born to immigrant mothers. (IBTimes)
Oh. My. Gosh.
Drop the microphone and walk off stage! We’ll stop right here to let the wackos on the right catch their breath…