The Wednesday Read

Quote of the day:

I know what I bring to the table. So, trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone. – Anonymous

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • It’s Kamala!
  • Williams for Montana Ad
  • Final Day – The Debate Poll
  • Ilhan Omar
  • One More Thing


It did not take Donald Trump long to call Joe Biden’s pick for his running mate, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), “extraordinarily nasty.” That was just the beginning. He then called her the “meanest, most horrible, most disrespectful” Senator.

He wants to call her the “B-word” and he may do it before November 3.

A few hours later in a fundraising email, he called her “phony Kamala.”

One of the funny things discovered after the selection was announced was that a few years ago, Donald J. Trump thought enough of “extraordinarily nasty” Kamala that he donated to her campaign (twice). His daughter (Ivanka) also donated to Harris. (SacBee) Trump is just playing a game called “conservative.”

With all that, it appears Joe Biden made the perfect pick.

We know that Donald Trump hates strong women who threaten him either by being in a position of power (like all the female Democratic members of Congress) or through the media (like those female reporters who work the White House beat). He also dislikes minorities.

A few minutes after the news broke about Biden’s selection, I tweeted:

“Biden picks California Sen. Kamala Harris as his VP”
Alternate headline- “Biden Elected President”

My first pick was Michelle Obama, but my second pick was Kamala Harris. She is 55 years old so she will be the youngest of the four (Biden, Trump, and Pence). She is a tough person, too. She can hold her own on any stage.

She has some different views than Biden, and I’m sure those were ironed out before the announcement. I’m sure the Republicans will try to capitalize on the differences between Biden and Harris.


The Kathleen Williams for Montana campaign released its first TV and radio ads of the 2020 cycle. The television ad “Playbook” is set to run in the Billings, Missoula, Helena, Butte-Bozeman, and Great Falls media markets.

Williams, a Democrat, is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Montana’s At-Large Congressional District. Her opponent for the open seat is Republican Matt Rosendale.

This is an outstanding campaign ad. It’s one of the best introductory ads I’ve seen in Montana politics. Watch it here:

You can also visit Williams’ campaign website HERE.


Who do you think won the Montana U.S. Senate debate between Steve Daines and Steve Bullock?

Click HERE and scroll down the page to vote.

Thanks for voting and be sure to tell your friends!

The results will be posted in my Thursday Numbers column.


In what probably sent some of the ultra-conservatives (some may call them racists) off the deep end, the Associated Press reported that U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge Tuesday from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity, the latest in a string of victories by a new generation of emboldened progressive lawmakers.

In case you forgot, Omar in 2018 became one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. Those wins sent some Christians over the edge.


The Lincoln Project released a new ad a few minutes after it was announced that Joe Biden had picked Kamala Harris as his running mate. Take a look:


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