by Travis Mateer
I had a name in mind when I wrote the title of this post, but then I second-guessed myself because, for Jane Rectenwald to be considered dangerous, that would mean her questions about Montana’s election integrity are valid.
Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of attending a liberty gathering at Crosspoint Church where the two speakers, Brad Tschida and Jane Rectenwald, described the curious political landscape in Montana that puts them at odds with members of their own party, like the WILDLY popular Secretary of State, Christi Jacobson.
If you don’t think Christi Jacobson is VERY popular with Conservative voters, then please explain the following graph that shows how Jacobson got THOUSANDS more votes in the 2020 election than Donald Trump.
Obviously, the Secretary of State and Attorney General are ROCK STAR political seats to hold for conservative voters, which is why so many voters forgot to darken the bubble for Trump after making sure they got Christi and Austin elected.
That’s sarcasm, by the way. The graph makes no fucking sense whatsoever, but who cares?
While Rectenwald tries to raise the alarm with people like our Lieutenant Governor, Kristen Juras, other Republicans have better things to do, like whine about partisanship at a cop memorial in Missoula.
Here’s the AG Austin Knudsen explaining why cops are moving to Montana:
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen appeared on KGVO’s Talk Back show on Friday after speaking at the Missoula Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony at Rose Memorial Park on Thursday evening.
This is Police Week, and Knudsen specifically addressed the issue of why so many out-of-state law enforcement personnel are deliberately moving to Montana.
“That’s why they’re here,” began Knudsen. “They are leaving unfriendly ‘defund the police’ states and ‘defund the police’ cities and they’re coming here, and that’s why I think weeks like this are very important. They see how much we value them, and how much we recognize the important work that they do; its very important.”
Yes, Austin, the people who enforce laws are VERY IMPORTANT. And, if I’m not mistaken, I believe these things called “elections” ALSO have laws that govern how they are to be conducted. Are you concerned about the people who enforce those laws?
Despite evidence our election infrastructure, and the people who operate it, lack integrity, State Rep. Brad Tschida still implored the meager crowd to support conservative candidates.
When one particular name was mentioned–HD 14 candidate Denley Loge–a handsome looking man dressed in black shorts and a sleeveless shirt raised his hand and suggested this candidate should have been more forthcoming as a juror in the David Barsotti partner/family assault case, in which David Barsotti was found NOT guilty.
Who was this man? I can report his name tag read: PISSED OFF CITIZEN JOURNALIST.
If more people openly engaged with the election data and risked asking themselves the hard questions, like Jane Rectenwald has, then they might realize this is a BIPARTISAN erosion of the very thing that guarantees a citizen check on the power that exists in things like badges and laws.
If we lose that then we’re in serious trouble, so better start paying attention, citizens. The time is getting late.