Caught My Eye…

You don’t win a debate by suppressing discussion; you win it with a better argument. – Frank Sonnenberg

Welcome to another exciting edition of Caught My Eye (CME).

CME is the once a week column that is posted here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Dumb vs Dumber Update
  • Voting by Mail
  • The Military & Trump
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. ― John C. Maxwell

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Gazette & Census
  • Gallup – Confidence in Institutions
  • Reagan & Trump

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The Wednesday Read: Trump’s Exam, Approval Rating, & Greitens

Some people hear voices…some see invisible people…others have no imagination whatsoever. – Unknown

Today’s read deals with these important issues:

  • The Medical Exam
  • First Year Approval Ratings
  • Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

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Monday’s Political Odds & Ends

There’s a big, wonderful world out there for you. It belongs to you. It’s exciting and stimulating and rewarding. Don’t cheat yourselves out of this promise. – Nancy Reagan

Happy Monday! 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:

  • Gianforte’s Lt Governor
  • Bullock & the Plane
  • Darby (MT) & Islam
  • Nancy Reagan
  • GOP Presidential Race

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Montana Politics: O’Hara v. Koopman

My favorite President, Ronald Reagan, was once quoted saying, “The person who agrees with you 80% of the time is an ally not a 20% traitor.”

Wisdom like that is missing from today’s Republican Party. In recent years a candidate like Reagan would probably face a challenge from a Tea Party candidate if he ran for public office in Montana.

Today (March 5) the Great Falls Tribune has published a couple of “Montana Soap Box” opinions, one from Republican State Rep. Jesse O’Hara and one from Republican Public Service Commission member Roger Koopman. You can read their views HERE and HERE.

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