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Montana: Rock’em Sock’em Republican KO’s Nudist Resort Singing Cowboy Democrat

Montana: Rock’em Sock’em Republican KO’s Nudist Resort Singing Cowboy Democrat

Wins by a neck in steel-cage match for Montana’s solo at-large seat.

Rock’em Sock’em Republican candidate Greg Gianforte, best known for “body-slamming” and ego-shaming a reporter for The Guardian, defeated Democratic Candidate Rob Quist, best known as a nudist resort socialist Cowboy poet and singer.

While the final numbers are not in as of this writing, it looks like the margin for Gianforte will be in the 6-7% range.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2017/by_state/MT_Page_0525.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS

They competed for Montana’s single at-large seat vacated by Ryan Zinke (R) when he jointed the Trump administration to lead the Interior Department. Trump won the state 55-35 against Hillary, but a Democrat won the Governor’s race 50-46. So I’m not sure what was the correct benchmark to use for this election.

This is another *win* for Democrats because they showed up and did better than they expected, even though they lost. Losing by less than you thought you’d lose is the new Democrat definition of #winning.

There are many lessons here. The biggest one is that the mainstream media remains disconnected from most of the country.

In other news:

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“Reporter” Acuna walking back part of her story on Laura Ingraham. Apparently Gianforte kind sorta possibly choked Jacobs, but not really.

Suprise.

So even after wall to wall 24hr a day for the last umpty squidley days of 300% negativity about Trump the democrats still lost?

Hahahahahhahaa:)

    kenoshamarge in reply to mailman. | May 26, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Ah, but they didn’t lose by as much as they might have so they are counting it a win and the GOP should be worried. Must be very odd living in their lack of reality world.

Watch tomorrow. Reporters will be aching about how they are now in fear for their lives. How Trump has made anywhere outside of a college campus or big city a scary place with foreign people. No, not foreigners per se, just regular Americans… you know.. they type of folk you read about on the internet. They have opinions and think highly of the flag and stuff.

    Rick the Curmudgeon in reply to RobM. | May 26, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    They have opinions and think highly of the flag and stuff.

    Also have a low tolerance level for journalists behaving like privileged assholes.

I appreciate the Mattel™ nostalgia, particularly.

Greg Gianforte won the popular vote

I wonder if there is any chance of this becoming a trend?
Hold a press conference, body slam a reporter.

Sounds good to me.

Gianforte should definitely get down on his hands and needs and thank the almighty for early voting in Montana. Seriously, nobody likes reporters, but next time just tell the guy to hit the bricks rather than showing him how.

    SDN in reply to tyates. | May 26, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Next time read the story. Gianforte DID tell the reporter to “hit the bricks”; the reporter refused to leave.

    inspectorudy in reply to tyates. | May 26, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Your comment is the exact opposite of what the callers said on Rush’s radio show yesterday. They were on their way to vote and ALL said they were more inclined to vote for Gianforte than before because of the incident. If you have ever watched reporters bully and yell at people they want a comment from then you know the meaning of obnoxious. They assume that they have certain rights that preclude other’s rights. They are wrong. This will not be a trend but an example of a person in a tight race who feels threatened by a reporter who is out to get him. There is no other way to describe the treatment of Republicans by the press except “Gotcha”.

      Close The Fed in reply to inspectorudy. | May 26, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Re: InspectorRudy:
      Interesting, as I would not have expected this. I anticipated people would want to appear reasonable and not in favor of his action.

      This is good.

      Thanks.

        tom swift in reply to Close The Fed. | May 26, 2017 at 6:51 pm

        It’s perfectly reasonable to be in favor of his action.

        This does not mean that voters would consider his action legal, or even particularly wise. Nor that they would want him to make it a habit. Nevertheless, they could still regard it favorably.

Ya know … I watched liberal flying monkeys ( BLM )funded by soros burn and loot 4 american cities … I saw the liberal media and elected democrats supporting this with barely a tsk tsk … In the run up to election they beat destroyed property shut down our rallies with the threat of violence again with little or no push back from the media or elected democrats …. They called me and mine names hillbillies deporable… Racists … Sexists … Ignorant … After the election … More burnings beatings property destruction …. Universities are no go zones for Republicans because of liberal violence and now they want me to wring my hands in horror because some liberal reporter is made into a ping pong ball … Sorry … No

House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Gianforte to apologize to the reporter. What a wuss…

Let out a shout of delight when I heard this news. Screw you lefties. And the Robots and Zappa in the same post – you outdid yourself Professor!!

“This is another *win* for Democrats because they showed up and did better than they expected, even though they lost..”

When did Democrats become Republicans? Always losing in the Senate by one vote. They always show just enough dissenting votes to lose. If McCain doesn’t get them over the top, then his girlfriend Leslie joins in, then it’s Susan Collins if needed and so on. Whatever is needed to lose by one vote.

PrincetonAl | May 26, 2017 at 8:54 am

I admit I was very happy Gianforte won. Voters spoke and said the arrest doesn’t matter. That’s democracy in action.

Gianforte will get his day in court and the appropriate lesson for keeping calm in the face of provocation I hope. Because there will be a lot more of this to come.

Calls for civility on the left are insincere, the right wants it but doesn’t get it. More of this is the inevitable outcome as the violent elements of the left bait the right.

What the left has increasingly lost is the ability to make these incidents an effective narrative. While the right risks some fallout from these incidents, it seems more and more are growing their view of non MSM as biased but MSM as full-on enemy and higher and higher levels of resistance to anything they say at a broad level not just in the most politically plugged in. They are losing their power, and the rest of us hope that our side does not commit these things but are immune to rush judgment when provocations or false flag efforts happen. See “hate hoax” for the non-violent version.

It would be nice if the Antifa criminals (those who commit unprovoked crimes of violence and property damage) get the their deserved justice, but it serves as a reminder as to how Republicans “lash out and assault” but Democrats show up places where “violence breaks out” or protest “amid violence”

Every word and thought framing trick that fails builds a future resistance to propaganda.

    chzwiz007 in reply to PrincetonAl. | May 28, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    The donkey cabal has a well trained propaganda machine. Trump and Gianforte are representative of what I call citizen government. For instance, the recent MSM blow up over Trump shoving the PM of Montenegro looks bad. Most career politicians have gone through actual training on what to do in those situations. Trump had a mark he needed to get to for the NATO photo op. Trump and the PM are actually friends.

    The internet and alternative press make it easier to find the facts. That is, if we really want the facts. Most folks usually have more important things to do and get their news in 5 second sound bites from the MSM. Jeopardy or Family Feud?

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/05/26/gianforte-im-sorry-mr-ben-jacobs/

And he appears to really mean it.

Good for him.

    Milhouse in reply to Ragspierre. | May 26, 2017 at 11:21 am

    “I should not have responded in the way that I did and for that, I am sorry.”

    Note that, contrary to the media spin, this doesn’t contradict his earlier explanation, and certainly doesn’t confirm the exaggerated descriptions of his actions that grabbed the headlines yesterday. His story is still that Jacobs intruded on his office, acted aggressively, and then grabbed him. He just feels, on reflection, that his response was more than was called for. That speaks well of him.

buckeyeminuteman | May 26, 2017 at 9:48 am

The press certainly have freedom to ask questions and I’m glad they do. But when they constantly get in people’s faces and demand answers to loaded questions; I say they’ve overstepped their boundaries.

Paul In Sweden | May 26, 2017 at 10:40 am

“Harassment equals turnout,” Jacobs said. “If you only have people for three to four days…Election Day is when you have the biggest and most dramatic need for bodies.”

As the physical confrontation between Gianforte and the Guardian reporter occurred so close to the election, I doubt that it really had much impact. But, given the general dislike for members of the media in general, I do not think it would have much, if any, effect anyway. People are tired of having to deal with the incivility of others. The reporter got in Gianforte’s face and shoved his phone almost up his nostrils. Gianforte offered to answer the reporter’s question later. He repeated that offer a second time. He then told the reporter to speak with his aide. During this entire time, the reporter physically blocked Gianforte’s path and continued to hold the phone extremely close to Gianfote’s face. So, Gianforte finally attempted to remove the man from his path by pushing the phone out of face. From later reports, Gianforte and the reporter became entangled and both fell to the floor. This is hardly a “body slam”. But, it was immediately mischaracterized as as a brutal assault on the part of Gianforte, by the anti-Republican, pro-Democrat media. What is almost unbelievable, in this day and age, is that no video recording of this encounter exists. A pack of reporters with modern cellphones and NO ONE recorded it? Very interesting.

    kenoshamarge in reply to Mac45. | May 26, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I wondered the same thing myself – all those reporters and camera crews including the FOX bunch and no one got any images? WTH?

    murkyv in reply to Mac45. | May 26, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Oh…you can bet there’s video.

    But releasing it would destroy the media narrative of the event.

    Bruce Hayden in reply to Mac45. | May 26, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    One big problem with these last minute surprises is that there was a lot of early voting. After followed wing us around the country for awhile, we filed our ballots at the courthouse Wednesday, shortly before this incident occurred. My wife thought that it would have helped Gianforte. I think that it very much depended on where you live – in the rural areas, like where we are, I can see it helping. In the big (MT) cities, like Missoula, maybe not.

Paul In Sweden | May 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm

There is no video. The setup took place in a private office and the only camera-phone there was the one held by the Fmr. Democrat Campus Protest organizer which was shoved up the GOP candidate’s nose.

Shockingly, this race wasn’t quite what was being reported by the elite media. Details about how PURPLE the state actually is can be found here:

http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-rest-of-story-about-montanas.html?spref=tw

KM from Detroit | May 26, 2017 at 12:48 pm

Two things.

One, after seeing yesterday that the “star” witness was recanting their story, I wondered how thoroughly that would be covered by anybody media-like. The answer is apparently “Not much.”

Second, my dad would be so thrilled to see Zappa there. “Montana” (the song) surprised him once before when my high school friend’s dad responded, not with freaking out, but with “Did he play ‘Montana’ for you?” when my friend’s younger brother complained about my dad making him listen to Zappa in the car (we carpooled).

The Guardian reporter’s behavior brings back memories of the Occupy movement that would invade people’s homes and other personal spaces.

    n.n in reply to n.n. | May 26, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    The reporter heard “no” but not “no-no”, which clearly left an opening for interpretation. There is precedent.

Squishy creep from a British socialist newspaper smarts off to a guy from a state where there are more cowboy boots than air jordans lucky he didn’t leave in a body cast. Paul Ryan’s comments show his cowardly and duplicitous character.

Montana is usually 9% win for the GOP so 7% with a popular Libertarian getting 6% is not that far off.

Gianforte probably lost about 5% of the vote with his attack, so it was always going to be a rout. Considering how much money the dems spent on this race only to lose easily should depress them. Instead they call it a victory.
They call the republicans the party of the rich, but actually it’s the dems that has the super rich on their side. Shillary outspent Trump 5 to 1 cheated and still lost.

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