When there are several political stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column.
Today I provide valuable independent commentary about the targeting of Republican state legislators, orange being optional, Montana Governor candidate, the Department of Defense budget, western wear, Obamacare & Daines, vaccination politics, and much more!
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?”