Quote for the Day…
The world is getting so sensitive. Soon I won’t be able to make fun of myself without offending someone. – Unknown
Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:
- Matt Rosendale
- Sheriff Jesse Slaughter
- Mitch McConnell
- The Western Word Poll
Representative Matt Rosendale (R-MT/AL) was one of 21 Republicans to vote “Nay” on H.R. 3325.
Here’s what the bill would do:
To award four congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and those who protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021
The bill passed the House 406-21 with four members not voting. (Source)
As I was preparing to post The Western Word, I could not find any information on why Rosendale voted this way. Maybe he does not believe there was an insurrection.
Rosendale joined members like Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and Andrew Clyde in voting against the bill. (CNN)
Is this really who we want representing Montana in the U.S. House?
SHERIFF JESSE SLAUGHTER:
First-term Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter announced via Facebook Tuesday evening that he was running for re-election and that he was switching political parties. He will run for reelection as a Republican. He seemed angry with the Democrats in Cascade County and made some remarks about Antifa.
Maybe he needs to read my post from yesterday about Antifa and Fascism?
I don’t care which party Slaughter belongs to. In my opinion, the Sheriff’s race should be non-partisan.
I voted on the Democratic Party primary ballot last time to vote for Slaughter because I was unhappy with the current Sheriff at that time.
At this time, it seems the safest bet in Cascade County is to run as Republican. They have done well in the county recently. Maybe Slaughter saw the writing on the wall. It’s OK to be a Republican; just don’t be a nutjob Republican.
Will the Democrats of Cascade County find a candidate to run for Sheriff?
You can watch the Facebook post from Slaughter by clicking HERE.
I don’t care for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that much, but there’s one thing I can say is that he knows how to fight political battles.
The Hill is reporting that McConnell is throwing fuel on a simmering fire over the Supreme Court by reviving a long-running war over the judiciary heading into an election year. McConnell’s pledge on Monday that a GOP-controlled Senate would block a potential Biden nominee in 2024 comes at a critical moment for the Supreme Court.
In my humble opinion, the Democrats in the Senate don’t know how to wage a political fight. They better find the guts to fight in the next few months or they will find themselves in the minority after the midterms.
Read the complete report from The Hill by clicking HERE.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
Late last month, Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen issued an Attorney General’s Opinion (AGO), holding the use of “Critical Race Theory” (CRT) and so-called “antiracism” programming in many instances is discriminatory and violates federal and state law. The AGO, which carries the weight of law in Montana, was issued after a May 12 request from Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen.
Education Week reported that as of June 10, legislators in 20 states have introduced bills that would restrict teaching critical race theory or limit how teachers can discuss racism and sexism, according to an Education Week analysis. Four states have signed these bills into law.
This week’s poll question asks, “Do you believe Critical Race Theory (CRT) should be taught in public schools?”
Click HERE to take the poll. Results will be posted Thursday.