Weekend Political Odds & Ends

Your friendly independent blogger happened to catch the following stories/issues over the weekend:

  • Bullock’s Permission Slip
  • MT Dems – An Incredibly Diverse Group
  • Pence & Kaine Are Boring
  • Democratic National Convention & Wasserman Schultz
  • AP Poll about Guns
  • An Interesting Tweet

I have commentary about each one – so read on…

Permission Slip:

The campaign of Governor Steve Bullock (D) sent a fundraising email recently, and if you donate $5 to his campaign against Republican Greg Gianforte, you can get a “Permission Slip” which contains the following message:

The State of Montana hereby gives _______ by virtue of being in the State of Montana permission to lawfully access public lands, rivers and streams.

No Other Permission is Required

This is about the stream access issue that is dogging Gianforte. I’m glad Bullock and Gianforte are going after each other; every other race in Montana has been pretty boring, so far.

Montana Democrats & History:

The Montana Democrats contend that they are sending an “incredibly diverse group of 21 delegates, 2 alternates, superdelegates and 3 committee representatives to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.”

In a press release Nancy Keenan, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party, stated, “Our delegates represent all corners and people of Montana – urban and rural areas, youth and senior citizens, five different delegates representing three different American Indian tribes, seven representatives of the LGBTQ community and more.”

I have no reason to doubt what they say, but I wonder if they have any veterans in this “incredibly diverse group.”

Democratic National Convention:

This week it’s the Democrats’ turn to have their convention.

The Republican National Convention had their plagiarism scandal and Ted Cruz debacle and now, even before it begins, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) is already having their controversy over chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s favoritism toward Hillary Clinton.

In case you missed it, Wasserman Schultz stepped down as chair yesterday – that was after some emails showed her team favored Clinton over Bernie Sanders. Democratic strategist Donna Brazile will be the interim chair.

There may be more emails released – so watch out – the fun may continue.

I highly doubt that Wasserman Schultz did anything as the chair that others have not done. We all know they have their favorites. I’ve always enjoyed watching Wasserman Schultz debate talk show hosts on the cable news networks. It’s too bad her time as chair ended this way.

Tim Kaine/Mike Pence:

During an interview on Meet the Press recently, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine said he was boring. I think he is right. Kaine was a safe pick for Vice President by Hillary Clinton.

I was not all that excited when hearing about him or Donald Trump’s pick, Mike Pence.

Pence does help Trump more than Kaine helps Clinton. People were afraid that Trump would get to the White House and act like he’s in a “Girls Gone Wild” video. Pence knows the system and can help Trump navigate Washington if he is elected.

AP Poll on Guns:

A new poll from the Associated Press shows that Americans are in favor of stricter gun laws. Like I have said before, I own several guns and believe in the Second Amendment, but I don’t need an AR-15 or even a tank in my house to make me more of a manly man. It appears many people in this poll feel the same way:

Nearly two-thirds of respondents expressed support for stricter laws, with majorities favoring nationwide bans on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons such as the AR-15 and on the sale of high-capacity magazines holding 10 or more bullets.

Nothing much will happen and that’s the sad thing.

Twitter Post:

I happened to see this Twitter post and thought it was funny:

I like imaging what certain Trump supporters would say if HillaryClinton accepted the Dem nomination with her 5 kids by 3 different men.

Have a great week!

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1 thought on “Weekend Political Odds & Ends

  1. Remember the last time we had a VP guiding the President? We wound being lied into a war for oil.

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