Tuesday’s Quick Hits

If you’re tired of hearing about racism, imagine how tired some people are of experiencing it... – Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Daines Supports Trump
  • What’s Next?
  • Border Patrol

DAINES SUPPORTS TRUMP:

Yesterday I wrote, “Trump is a Racist” when he said that four congresswomen of color should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries from where they came. All of the women are American citizens and three were born in the U.S. Trump’s remarks were disgusting.

Today we find that Montana’s junior Senator, Steve Daines, agrees with Trump. Daines put a statement out on Twitter and Facebook saying:

Montanans are sick and tired of listening to anti-American, anti-Semite, radical Democrats trash our country and our ideals. This is America. We’re the greatest country in the world.

I stand with @realdonaldtrump.

When Daines said, “I stand with @realdonaldtrump,” the first thing I thought of was that I hope when Daines is standing with Trump, and if his family is with him, I hope he stands between Trump and his wife and daughters.

I must admit that I was very surprised and disappointed by Daines statement. So far he has very little competition in his re-election bid, and he could have condemned Trump’s remarks very easily and come across as a statesman. He didn’t. Now it looks as though he supports Trump’s racist remarks.

Now he has pissed off the moderates who were on the fence about voting for him.

I thought Daines had some backbone. It’s missing. He’s a chickenshit that avoids his constituents and even when the President, who is a member of Daines’ party, says vile, hateful, and racist things, he supports him. Daines should find his manhood and tell Trump that his rhetoric is harming our country. Daines should be the adult in the room.

Ironically, Daines may face Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins, a Liberian refugee. Collins became a U.S. Citizen and became Helena’s first black mayor. Collins is also a veteran – which is something Daines knows little about. Collins is running for U.S. Senate on the Democratic ticket.

The Missoulian has responses from the other members of the Montana delegation about Trump’s racist remarks. Click HERE to view.

WHAT’S NEXT?

The long Montana nightmare is over!

The Great Falls Tribune reported that Gov. Steve Bullock’s presidential campaign will pay for out-of-state travel costs associated with his security detail after questions were raised about taxpayer funds being used, officials said Monday.

The Tribune says the governor’s campaign has agreed to pay for “incidental expenses,” including travel, lodging, and cost meals incurred by the Montana Highway Patrol officers.

This deal sounds fine to me.

Now we must wait to see what is next as the idiots in the Montana Republican Party waste time and valuable resources going after a candidate (Bullock) who does not stand much of a chance of being President.

I’m sure the Republican donors are enjoying this waste of money.

On an added note, I think it’s great that the Montana Highway Patrol officers protecting our Governor are getting to see more of the country. Far too many Montanans think the world begins and ends at the state line.

BORDER PATROL:

The Associated Press is reporting that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Monday that 62 current and eight former Border Patrol employees are under internal investigation following revelations of a secret Facebook group that mocked lawmakers and migrants.

The Intercept reported earlier that Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost was a member of the secret Facebook group. She did not respond to a request for comment.

We should all wonder if we are getting the best people to work for the Border Patrol if over 60 of them thought they could belong to this “secret” group and not be caught. It was reported that there are around 9,500 members of the group. These folks seem to be several nuts short of a full pouch.

Any of these employees who are found to have posted discriminatory messages should be permanently terminated from federal government employment.

 

##THIS IS THE END##

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3 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits

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  2. It’s Democratic ticket and Democratic Party. It’s an adjective.

    “However, some Republican leaders have made a habit of referring to their opposition incorrectly and discourteously as the “Democrat Party.” The reason isn’t entirely clear; it may be meant to imply that the party isn’t sufficiently “democratic” in the general sense, or may just be meant as a petty insult. In August 2006, Hendrik Hertzberg traced this Republican usage, which he termed a “slur” on his party, back to the 1940s. He says it was used by opponents to needle the powerful Pendergast organization in Kansas City, which backed Harry Truman. He also says it was used often by the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy.”

    https://www.factcheck.org/2007/12/the-democratic-or-democrat-party/

    I know you didn’t use it to be disrespectful. Limbaugh has been doing it for years, as does Trump and the rest of the rightwinguts, for just that reason. They do it to change how Americans use the word to normalize the practice.

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