by William Skink
Republicans don’t have total control of state government in Montana because they don’t have total control over their own party or, I would argue, their own brains. Instead we have the Solutions Caucus and the Hardliners already getting ready to rumble with each other.
To show you what I am talking about, here is one Montana Republican referring to members of his own party as swamp creatures after committee chair assignments were handed out (my emphasis):
At least some hardliners felt betrayed by those placements, arguing that Solutions Caucus members are “Republicans in Name Only” who aren’t sufficiently loyal to party ideology and will stymie Gianforte’s efforts to advance conservative priorities.
“You have a governor who wants to clean up the swamp, and you put the swamp creatures in charge of appropriations and state administration,” said Ed Butcher, a former lawmaker from Winnifred who is active in hard-right circles.
Ed Butcher must be a member of the Regurgitation Caucus to mindlessly reference The Donald’s WWE slogan from his reality show AMERICA’s NEXT TOP PRESIDENT about DRAINING THE SWAMP.
This was always a stupid metaphor applied erroneously to just one party in Washington DC when BOTH parties love doggy-paddling through swamp water. But instead of facing up to this reality, we have hardliners like Butcher claiming our Montana Swamp Drainer is going to be stymied by RINOs in their own party.
Maybe Butcher nibbled too many Qanon breadcrumbs and truly believes Trump wears a white hat and is secretly battling Democratic pedophiles. I hate to break it to Butcher, but that proclivity is based on power, not political affiliation, and Republicans are JUST AS GUILTY of keeping their kiddie-diddling swamp creatures, like Dennis Hastert, from experiencing the true consequences of being held accountable for their crimes.
If you doubt that claim, just Google Franklin Credit Union Scandal.
It’s been astounding to watch the Q psyop keep Trump’s diehard base loyally fixated on fantasy instead of facts, like William Barr being a fixer for the establishment. In fact, if you follow Barr’s life path back far enough, you will see how his Daddy, Donald Barr, was the guy who got Jeffry Epstein hired at the prestigious Dalton school.
While my political criticism has been focused mostly on Democrats over the years, I’m not going to have a lot of patience for Republican LARPers bringing bullshit Trump slogans to our state’s political discourse.
I’m also not going to ignore how Gianforte sold his tech company to Oracle, and how Oracle looks like it will be a player in the coming Human Capital Markets. From Wikipedia (my emphasis).
Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company was formerly headquartered in Redwood Shores, California until December 2020 when it moved its headquarters to Texas. The company sells database software and technology, cloud engineered systems, and enterprise software products—particularly its own brands of database management systems. In 2019, Oracle was the second-largest software company by revenue and market capitalization. The company also develops and builds tools for database development and systems of middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, Human Capital Management (HCM) software, customer relationship management (CRM) software, and supply chain management (SCM) software.
The two-party political charade in this state and across the country is a distraction from the real effort to impose a technocratic control grid on mankind. This effort is much more insidious and difficult to identify because it implicates seemingly helpful technological innovations, along with both parties and the private sector.
I don’t care it it’s Gianforte selling out his company to Oracle, or Missoula’s Tom Sturgis selling out his company to Cognizant, the result is more money and power for Big Tech, and a step closer to the prison planet these Transhumanists at the top have planned for us, their human cattle.