by Travis Mateer
This week’s episode of Zoom Town is a solo effort on my part to discuss Montana’s unseen dementia crisis. I use the article I wrote about last week regarding a dementia patient who ended up at Montana’s state psychiatric hospital as a starting point, and I highlight the effort by Rep. Danny Tennenbaum to study the issue at the state level.
If Democrats are serious about protecting vulnerable populations, and if Republicans are serious about being fiscally conservative, then there should be some common ground on this issue on which to work.
To find that common ground, though, our bickering legislators would have to take a timeout in depicting their opponents as either human-hating assholes or smug elitists spending other people’s money. With the current levels of dysfunctional partisanship gripping our Capitol, is that even possible?
On the losing side of the political divide, Democrats just lost a loyal cheerleading blog with the shuttering of The Montana Post. Without their partisan media scold, Don Pogreba, Democrats will be even MORE adrift than they are now.
At least Democrats will always have Missoula, right?