They Deserve a Vote

It’s unimaginable that after living through the tragedy that took the lives of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the families of the victims may not even get a vote on gun restrictions in the U.S. Senate.

They deserve a vote now.

It is being reported that several GOP Senators are planning to filibuster any new gun restrictions that are brought forth in the U.S. Senate. The 13 Senators are Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Richard Burr, Ron Johnson, Mike Enzi, Jim Risch, Mike Crapo, Dan Coats, Jerry Morgan, Pat Roberts, and Marco Rubio. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he supports a filibuster, too.

In case you are keeping score at home, these senators are far-righties.

If this is Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus’ rebranding plan for the GOP, then Democrats all across the fruited plains should be rejoicing.  Continue reading

Monday Morning Politics

Welcome to Monday Morning Politics – this is the “circus” edition in honor of the 63rd Montana Legislature that starts today!

In case you are a new visitor, this column is where I take a look at some of the political stories that caught my attention from the past weekend and put them in one place for my readers to see. I also provide some commentary!

Today I write about the Circus beginning in Helena and some advice to those in the media covering it. I also chime in about the GOP Chairman’s views on voting, Daines’ disaster vote, Chuck Hagel, John Brennan, Crapo paying for his DUI, and a salute to Virginia for their DUI laws. There’s a lot more so read on…

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Monday Morning Politics

Welcome to Monday Morning Politics – the Christmas Eve edition! For those of you tracking Santa tonight, here’s a website to help you (Santa was delivering gifts in China when I posted this column).

By the way, I have some last-minute shopping to complete so today’s column will be shorter than normal.

In case you are a new visitor, this column is where I take a look at some of the political stories that caught my attention from the past weekend and put them in one place for my readers to see. I also provide some commentary!

Today I write about Mike Crapo, Mitt Romney, the NRA, and much more! Continue reading