Monday’s Political Odds & Ends

I wish I could say something classy and inspirational, but that just wouldn’t be our style. Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory… lasts forever. – Shane Falco (The Replacements)

Happy Monday! Are you ready for some March Madness? March Madness has taken on a whole new meaning this year with madness happening in politics as well as on the basketball court.

Today is another one of those days in which there are several major stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Political Odds & Ends” day!

Today’s topics include the Blog of the Week, TWW Poll Results Zinke vs. Juneau, Last Day to File for office, Campaign Volunteers, Bumper Stickers, Closed Primaries, Sunshine Week, and Tuesday’s primaries! There’s much more so read on…

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Wednesday’s Odds & Ends

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future. – John F. Kennedy

Welcome to Wednesday! Today is one of those days in which there are several stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Odds & Ends” day!

Here are today’s topics:

  • Montana GOP’s Closed Primary
  • A Blog’s Obsession
  • Wittich Responds
  • Obama is coming for your guns
  • GOP Presidential Debate – My Winner is…

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Montana Republicans: Paranoia

In case you missed the political news over the weekend, on Saturday the Montana Republican State Central Committee voted to join a lawsuit that would prevent voters who are not registered Republicans from voting in a Republican primary.

The vote was 83 for joining the lawsuit and 43 against joining the lawsuit.

According to the Associated Press (AP), the lawsuit “asks a federal judge to strike down as unconstitutional Montana laws allowing any registered voter to participate in any party primary.”

The AP also reported, “Many Republicans said at the meeting closed primaries are needed because people not in their party have been voting in their primaries and influencing election outcomes for years.”

Those 83 people who voted to join the lawsuit are paranoid. They remind me of the new DirecTV commercial with the “Overly Paranoid Rob Lowe.” See it HERE.

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!”

It was 13 years ago today that the United States was attacked. May God bless those we lost and their families and friends. May we never forget.

“Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about Hot Lotto, unemployment, the President’s speech, closed primaries, a tray of beer, protecting us from terrorism, congressional approval ratings, Adam Sanchez Jr., Ryan Leaf, Enterovirus D68, and much more!

Your free dose of knowledge awaits…

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Campaign 2014: Potpourri

Happy Tuesday! It’s a potpourri of political news!

Today I write about closed primaries, the new John Lewis ad, the new Steve Daines ad, the Great Falls Tribune and debates, TWW on Facebook and much more – so read on.

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to another edition of “Caught My Eye!”

Disclaimer: Do not read while operating a motor vehicle or heavy equipment.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or both.

Today I write about Walsh/Daines, closed primaries, VA claims backlog, the NBA draft, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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MT GOP: Shut the Front Door!

About 200 Republican delegates decided over the weekend to close their primary elections to nonparty members in Montana. In other words, the Montana Republicans told independent and moderate Montana voters to go fly a kite.

It also means the extreme folks have taken over the party.

Just before they voted, I wonder if someone shouted, “Hold my beer, and watch this!”

One major reason proponents gave for adopting a closed primary was because some other states do it that way. I guess the delegates were never asked, “If Johnny jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?”

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