New York Roy’s Orange Jumpsuit Ploy

by William Skink

Another special election, another Democrat loss. Apparently no amount of money can get Democrats across the finish line.

In Montana the party that lost the special election is really sticking it to Gianforte by, wait for it, sending him an orange jump suit on his first day of work.

This stupid stunt is one of the first media splashes under the new spokesman for Montana Democrats, New Yorker Roy Loewenstein. It’s important to note Roy is from New York because he’s now speaking for the party that made New Jersey a campaign issue. Here your new spokesman, Montana Democrats:

“As a convicted criminal, he will be hidden by his Leadership and not given any position of influence in Washington,” Roy Loewenstein, the spokesman for the Montana Democratic Party, said in a statement about the newest member of the House.

“So, we got Mr. Gianforte a welcome gift to help his new colleagues identify him.”

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) slammed the prank in a statement, saying the Montana Democrats’ move is “sad and petty behavior.”

The sad and petty Democrats in this state are going to squeeze anything they can from Gianforte’s misdemeanor assault. At Cowgirl (the once hotspot blog trying to stay relevant) this post shows how partisanship can blind one to the reality of how the criminal justice system functions. The problem begins with the title of the post: Why did the Bozeman prosecutor roll over for Gianforte? and continues with this:

A crucial question was tweeted by the MTPR news director yesterday:: Had Ben Jacobs been the body slammer and the candidate the body slam-ee, would Jacobs have avoided jail time altogether? The answer is almost certainly No.

And yet at Gianforte’s court hearing on Monday, Marty Lambert, the Republican Bozeman prosecutor who must run for election every four years, sought no jail time for Gianforte and put up little resistance to Gianforte’s defense team’s maneuvers. Lambert never even requested that Gianforte perform community service or anger counseling, as the Judge ultimately ordered. Lambert sought only a deferred sentence and a $385 fine. A traffic ticket, in essence.

The question leading into this event was whether power and wealth get Gianforte less punishment than an ordinary citizen would receive, and the answer is now certainly YES. First, Gianforte was not arrested initially for having body slammed Ben Jacobs. He was instead written a citation and allowed to walk, despite several credible witnesses telling cops that Gianforte violently attacked him unprovoked. Lambert praised this police decision.

Anyone familiar with how overloaded municipal courts function can see how ignorant this perspective is. Using myself as an example, when I was assaulted by a mentally unstable person on meth, my assailant was not arrested and taken to jail. After a few hours in court, he was released on his own recognizance.

Montana Democrats should probably avoid this line of attack on Gianforte. Why? They don’t want to hear it, but I’ll say it: Hillary Clinton. As distasteful as the Hillary cultists found the lock her up chants during the campaign, the reality is that Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information and subsequent destruction of evidence would have landed a less-politically-connected individual in jail.

Unfortunately I don’t expect Democrats to adapt and change their losing ways any time soon. They just keep doing the same thing expecting different results. The definition of insanity.

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11 Responses to New York Roy’s Orange Jumpsuit Ploy

  1. Big Swede says:

    GG was at least charged, Franken never was arrested fro his assault.

    “Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean.

    The tussle left Franken’s trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.

    Franken – who seemed in a state of shock and out of breath after the incident – was helped back to his feet by several people who watched the tussle. Police arrived soon after.

    “I got down low and took his legs out,” said Franken afterwards. . .I was a wrestler so I used a wrestling move.”-NY Post.

  2. Big Swede says:

    Keep picking lying losers for candidates, Democrats.

  3. JC says:

    “They just keep doing the same thing expecting different results. The definition of insanity.”

    I like the corollary, too: “They just keep doing the same thing expecting the same [negative] results. The definition of insanity.”

  4. petetalbot says:

    I agree it was juvenile and petty, as does nearly everyone else I’ve talked to, and we’re letting leadership in Helena know. We can do better than cheap theatrics.

  5. DGF says:

    Would you not think somewhere out in Big Sky County there must be someone who grew up in say Malta or Hardin or anywhere in rural Montana that had parents and grandparents that were dye in the wool democrats. This person attends the great liberal arts school the University of Montana School of Journalism and is also a true and loyal democrat. They graduate with a BA in journalism where as we know jobs are hard to come by now days. But this person would really like to stay in the Treasure State and help the cause of the blue party. But now this person has to leave their beloved state because the leadership of the Montana Democrat Party always so wise hire a 25-26 year old native of Maryland,graduate of Tufts,press representative of a liberal 80 year old congresswoman from New York. So what does that really say to those rural folks in Eastern Montana?

    • Big Swede says:

      What does it say, you ask? Blind devotion to a party which has forgotten the values of rural Montanans will fail in every attempt.

      The current east and west coast Dems do not represent our parents nor the generation beforehand. Gone are the days where you voted based on tradition.

      RR once said, “I didn’t leave the DP, the DP left me”.

  6. Big Swede says:

    I just love the sound of progressive heads exploding.

    • JC says:

      One of the other justices will take on the swing role — not Thomas, obviously. But i can see Roberts loving the attention that comes with being the middle man.

    • Doug says:

      And Kennedy went nowhere. See what happens when you listen to a rightwingnut ratfckers who just makes sh|t up?.

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