Montana Democrats have made a huge mistake

posted at 12:41 pm on August 18, 2014 by Noah Rothman

National Democrats knew long ago that 2014′s political landscape in Montana was not going to be favorable to even a relatively conservative Democrat.

Fully aware that former Sen. Max Baucus faced an uphill battle in any bid for reelection, he was removed from the electoral equation when President Barack Obama appointed him America’s next ambassador to China. The state’s Democratic governor appointed John Walsh, a figure many believed would be a more electable candidate, to serve as Baucus’s replacement.

Walsh was an Iraq War veteran and a 33-year member of the Montana Army National Guard. A Bronze Star Medal recipient, Walsh had what most believed was a sterling record of achievement and deep ties to his state. Walsh’s record as a serviceman, his conservative values, and his incumbent status led many Democrats to believe that Montana might serve as a firewall that could prevent Republicans from taking control of the upper chamber of Congress.

When it was revealed in The New York Times that Walsh had plagiarized the majority of his Army War College thesis, the appointed Democratic incumbent’s biggest asset – his military record — became his greatest liability. Within days, Walsh announced that he would not be on the ballot in the race for U.S. Senate in November.

Big Sky Country Democrats scrambled to replace Walsh and, in a rare eventuality, the state’s Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate was actually chosen at the state’s nominating convention. The vote was not even close. State Rep. Amanda Curtis was selected to represent the president’s party in Montana at the top of the ticket in November, and no one was happier about this development than Republicans.

The Montana GOP has assembled some of the greatest hits from Curtis’s video blog which suggests that Democrats have made a huge mistake.

In this video, Curtis mocks gun ownership, religion, family values, concern over the $17.6 trillion national debt, and self-identifies as an anarchist. Montana most certainly has a historic blue streak, but Curtis is a candidate so openly left-wing that she would have trouble winning a statewide race – much less the Democratic Party’s nomination — in even traditionally blue states.

There is every reason to believe that Montana was not going to be competitive for Democrats this cycle, but a state with two Democratic senators and a Democratic governor is a state Republicans have to fight for. The GOP will still have to campaign hard in Montana, but Rep. Steve Daines, the Republican Party’s nominee for Senate, will no doubt have a much easier time of 2014 than it appeared he would early on in this cycle.


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Libtard, american hating democrats are a disgrace.

TX-96 on August 18, 2014 at 12:43 PM

In this video, Curtis mocks gun ownership, religion, family values, concern over the $17.6 trillion national debt,

Uh… so?

How does that make her outside the mainstream of today’s Democrat Party?

Many have said this the past, and I’ll repeat: Jack Kennedy would be a conservative in today’s political atmosphere.

Aizen on August 18, 2014 at 12:45 PM

t-2 days until the dems are stuck with her. And then the national GOP can paint every other Dem in congress with her

ConservativePartyNow on August 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM

A test balloon: Can a totally bat-sh!t crazy woman and flaming liberal get elected courtesy of having a vagina.

Hillary will be taking notes on this race.

Sgt Steve on August 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM

She’s very proud of her Anti-Americanism.

HotAirian on August 18, 2014 at 12:47 PM

wow

georgealbert on August 18, 2014 at 12:48 PM

*yawn*

Meh. Another Democrat.

gryphon202 on August 18, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Ned?

Bmore on August 18, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Other than the acting and the person it could be the real thoughts of Obama or Pelosi or Reid…

albill on August 18, 2014 at 12:50 PM

More GOP infighting. I like it.

Ned Pepper on July 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Schadenfreude on August 18, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Interesting.

First the Dems try to sneak thru a “manchurian candidate” with John Walsh, but it blew up in their faces with a plagiaristic bang. What to do? “Well, if we can’t sneak someone in, we might as well go for ideological purity.”

olesparkie on August 18, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Thank you, President Obama! It was marvie that you sent Baucus to China

Ned Pepper on August 11, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Schadenfreude on August 18, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Hey, What’s not to appeal to the voters of Montana??

THIS is today’s Democrat Party. Fully 75% of them who
run should be institutionalized…

ToddPA on August 18, 2014 at 12:54 PM

I don’t know; I think the nose ring adds flair, distracting Democrats from the fact that she lost one half of her brain. BTW, I bet I can walk across MT and never get mugged since it has about 200 people in the entire state. What a loser.

stop2think on August 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM

So, do you think Curtis will remove the nose piercing if she becomes a Senator?

Happy Nomad on August 18, 2014 at 12:56 PM

She sounds lovely.

John the Libertarian on August 18, 2014 at 12:56 PM

That Montana has a D gov. and two D-rats for senators is the big shame of the state.

Schadenfreude on August 18, 2014 at 12:57 PM

A Bronze Star Medal recipient,

Just for the record, unless the BSM is awarded for valor – it is essentially meaningless.

In most Guard units deployed to Iraq, every leader E-7 or above who served a full deployment was given a meritorious Bronze Star. It was a participation ribbon.

If the award comes with a combat “V” that’s entirely different matter, but I’d bet a month’s pay that this was a participation ribbon.

Professor Blather on August 18, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Just another Democrat on Truth Serum

fredmant on August 18, 2014 at 12:58 PM

I was hoping they would bring in Filthy Bob Filner from CA
to grab women’s azzes while campaigning…alas…

ToddPA on August 18, 2014 at 12:59 PM

So, do you think Curtis will remove the nose piercing if she becomes a Senator?

Happy Nomad on August 18, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Yes…then she’ll add Tampons to her ears…

ToddPA on August 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM

The mildly attractive Democrats are always the craziest.

Mord on August 18, 2014 at 1:01 PM

I just bought a house in Montana to escape insane California and certainly hope this is not an example of our future representatives there. Not many places left to run from these idiots

LarryinLA on August 18, 2014 at 1:01 PM

What a whack job…

MikeinPRCA on August 18, 2014 at 1:03 PM

The mildly attractive Democrats are always the craziest.

Mord on August 18, 2014 at 1:01 PM

So your definition and my definition of “mildly attractive”
are…ok, they’re not the same.

ToddPA on August 18, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Libtard, american hating democrats are a disgrace.

TX-96 on August 18, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Ummm, because rino’s who have also helped turn this country into a decaying fascist surveillance police state and their own personal wallet, are so wonderful?

earlgrey on August 18, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Every election ever:

(insert blustering, lying Democrat douche here)

vs.

A turd sandwich (R)

Good Lt on August 18, 2014 at 1:04 PM

I love the one on the debt:

He was crying about his nieces and nephews that would inherit this debt. It’s BULL

Wow, such informative, substantive commentary. “Its bull”.

Care to elaborate on that one ?

deadrody on August 18, 2014 at 1:06 PM

She was hand picked by the teachers union and anti gun…which she is now trying to back away from obviously… BUT ..the funniest thing was they made the delegates sign their ballots.. No pressure there I’m sure/

MontanaMmmm on August 16, 2014 at 10:02 PM

MontanaMmmm on August 18, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Her earring depicted the monster. Frankenstein was the doctor. She could not even get that correct.

Strike Twice on August 18, 2014 at 1:10 PM

In the word of the immortal philosopher Spongebob Squarepants, “Well… good luck with that!”

I really hope she is the candidate. The debates should be a hoot!

cornbred on August 18, 2014 at 1:10 PM

The Dems were dumb to pull Walsh for lowly plagiarism. Most dem voters don’t even know the definition of the word.

I know another democrat who was busted for plagiarism…and he managed to get elected to the WH – twice.

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on August 18, 2014 at 1:10 PM

One ugly woman at heart ..

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 18, 2014 at 1:12 PM

So an anarchist wants bigger government?

The insanity of the left on display.

PattyJ on August 18, 2014 at 1:13 PM

t-2 days until the dems are stuck with her. And then the national GOP can paint every other Dem in congress with her

ConservativePartyNow on August 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Who provides you with your illict drugs, because I want some of them.

nobar on August 18, 2014 at 1:13 PM

*illicit.

nobar on August 18, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Yeah, they would have had a better shot with Walsh.

GOPRanknFile on August 18, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Just watched the video.

Oh ….. my.

Professor Blather on August 18, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Interesting.

First the Dems try to sneak thru a “manchurian candidate” with John Walsh, but it blew up in their faces with a plagiaristic bang. What to do? “Well, if we can’t sneak someone in, we might as well go for ideological purity.”

olesparkie on August 18, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Wish Republicans would try the latter part more often.

Ukiah on August 18, 2014 at 1:15 PM

It looks like a Republican Senate, good.

SC.Charlie on August 18, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on August 18, 2014 at 1:10 PM

I never understood that either. They guy from Delaware flat out lied about serving in Vietnam and got elected with zero problems.

Cindy Munford on August 18, 2014 at 1:17 PM

ConservativePartyNow on August 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM

And they must.

Those statements with princess fauxcahauntus need to be played endlessly.

dogsoldier on August 18, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Wish Republicans would try the latter part more often.

Ukiah on August 18, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Nice! Was just going to post this.

rightConcept on August 18, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Cindy Munford on August 18, 2014 at 1:17 PM

I think there was another guy like that in RI too.

dogsoldier on August 18, 2014 at 1:19 PM

This might be a little off topic, but did you know that Obama is getting rid of 8K Navy officers?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/navy-chiefs-continuation-boards/14223129/

Decimating the Military. One Racist Step At A Time

/yo

Key West Reader on August 18, 2014 at 1:19 PM

I’d hit it,with a shovel.

docflash on August 18, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Wish Republicans would try the latter part more often.

Ukiah on August 18, 2014 at 1:15 PM

I agree. Instead we get Scott Brown. He should just run as a dem.

dogsoldier on August 18, 2014 at 1:21 PM

B-b-b-b-but, she has lady parts!!!

Fallon on August 18, 2014 at 1:22 PM

A test balloon: Can a totally bat-sh!t crazy woman and flaming liberal get elected courtesy of having a vagina.

Hillary will be taking notes on this race.

Sgt Steve on August 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Maybe they can pull a “Wendy Davis” and trump up some charges against Steve Daines.

Rusty Nail on August 18, 2014 at 1:22 PM

She’s a real fighter!
https://www.americarisingpac.org/montana-dem-literally-hiding-voters/

MontanaMmmm on August 18, 2014 at 1:22 PM

This woman would have trouble getting elected in even deep blue states as a US Senator, but in Montana she’s dead on arrival.

But this woman’s views are really pretty mainstream for the modern Democrat Party, they usually do a better job though on concealing their hate for Christianity and traditional values.

BradTank on August 18, 2014 at 1:22 PM

You know, self-identifying as an anarchist is the pinnacle of idiocy. It’s dumber than idolizing Che. It’s dumber than referring to Castro as a “sexy little lawyer”. It’s even dumber than calling oneself prolife because you care so deeply about the leftovers that escaped the knife you’re holding.

These people are effing morons.

Recon5 on August 18, 2014 at 1:24 PM

If she’s that much of a boatanchor they will just pull a New Jersey and replace the replacement on the ballot.

These are DEMOCRATS, the law means nothing to them when it’s in their way.

ConstantineXI on August 18, 2014 at 1:24 PM

A test balloon: Can a totally bat-sh!t crazy woman and flaming liberal get elected courtesy of having a v****a.

Hillary will be taking notes on this race.

Sgt Steve on August 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Maybe they can pull a “Wendy Davis” and trump up some charges against Steve Daines.

(re-posting because my first post was censored due to my quoting of Sgt Steve. I guess some people can say v****a here and some can’t.)

Rusty Nail on August 18, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Just for the record, unless the BSM is awarded for valor – it is essentially meaningless.
Professor Blather on August 18, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Yup. When Air Force drone “pilots” sitting in comfy computer labs in Nevada get Bronze Stars for “combat action in Afghaniston”, you know the value of that medal has been inflated, or degraded, whichever way you look at it.

dentarthurdent on August 18, 2014 at 1:28 PM

I like how she starts off mocking guns as useful for personal security, and ends with being an anarchist at heart. She had better hope she never gets the anarchy she desires.

Fenris on August 18, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Uh… so?

How does that make her outside the mainstream of today’s Democrat Party?

Many have said this the past, and I’ll repeat: Jack Kennedy would be a conservative in today’s political atmosphere.

Aizen on August 18, 2014 at 12:45 PM

That’s what I said when I saw this video. Yes, this woman sounds batsh-t crazy to us, but this is mainstream political thought in the modern day Democrat Party. And sadly, it’s not exactly a hindrance to getting elected in a lot of states. Elizabeth Warren had no trouble winning despite saying things like this. And the other sad truth is that for every voter out there who pulls the lever for Curtis because they agree with her views, there’s another who’ll support her simply because she’s a woman or has a D after her name.

Doughboy on August 18, 2014 at 1:28 PM

And we worry about Todd Akin. God/Gaia/Allah/trees help us.

faraway on August 18, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Strike Twice on August 18, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Good catch. Now imagine if a conservative woman had made that same mistake . . .

NebCon on August 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM

I don’t think she’s any more left wing than any other democrat in congress. This is who they are…they may try to hide it, but this is the core of the modern Democratic party. If you vote for them, this is who you are getting, no matter what they say on the campaign trail.

billboy89 on August 18, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Uh… so?
How does that make her outside the mainstream of today’s Democrat Party?
Many have said this the past, and I’ll repeat: Jack Kennedy would be a conservative in today’s political atmosphere.

Aizen on August 18, 2014 at 12:45 PM

The party of liberals has become the Kook Left Party.

Jaibones on August 18, 2014 at 1:34 PM

I am a little confused here, how can you be a socialist, yet also be a anarchist at heart? Does she even know the difference between the two, or are all democrats this stupid?

Rode Werk on August 18, 2014 at 1:36 PM

They should have kept Walsh. Plagiarism is a minor crime in the wonderful world of Democrat corruption.

crankyoldlady on August 18, 2014 at 1:38 PM

or are all democrats this stupid?

Rode Werk on August 18, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Rhetorical question, right?

dentarthurdent on August 18, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Couldn’t watch all of her blathering liberal baby babel.

Did Montana actually produce this dipstick??

Montana????

Sherman1864 on August 18, 2014 at 1:41 PM

There is every reason to believe that Montana was not going to be competitive for Democrats this cycle, but a state with two Democratic senators and a Democratic governor is a state Republicans have to fight for.

Better end up with a vote decisive enough that can’t be recounted by hand – if that can possibly be avoided in a state with as West-Virginia-bizarro-level politics as Montana.

Knott Buyinit on August 18, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Her problem, from a Democrat point of view, is she never learned to hide her real opinions.

paul1149 on August 18, 2014 at 1:46 PM

That woman is batguano crazy.

jake49 on August 18, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Other than the acting and the person it could be the real thoughts of Obama or Pelosi or Reid…

albill on August 18, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Indeed.

Curtis Obama mocks gun ownership, religion, family values, concern over the $17.6 trillion national debt, and is a family friend of someone who self-identifies as an anarchist/communist.

ITguy on August 18, 2014 at 1:55 PM

I don’t think they made a mistake…this is who they are.

What mistake?

right2bright on August 18, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Montana????

Sherman1864 on August 18, 2014 at 1:41 PM

I know, amazing…

PatriotRider on August 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Looks like the state democrats have written off the election and put up someone who would defend the agenda and attack republicans.

It’s the keep the agenda alive campaign. Keep fighting the republicans, keep fighting for women, children, oppressed poor people. Keep spreading the white guilt, keep making accusations. Then, later another stealth democrat can step up and say all the right sounding conservative things and the march through the institutions resumes.

Joseph OHenry on August 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM

A test balloon: Can a totally bat-sh!t crazy woman and flaming liberal get elected courtesy of having a vagina.

Hillary will be taking notes on this race.

Sgt Steve on August 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM

I believe Elizabeth Warren has laid the groundwork for that.

TerryW on August 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM

How does that make her outside the mainstream of today’s Democrat Party?

Most of the rest of them have developed the requisite skill of hiding their true values from the public, at least until after elected. Unless they are in safe lib districts, in which case they mostly sound like this twit.

OneFreeMan on August 18, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Someone who advocates for any government program, let alone medicare, is no anarchist.

shirgall on August 18, 2014 at 2:05 PM

She self identifies as an anarchist at heart but is running for federal office in the party that generally wants to expand the role of government into people’s lives.

Explain that to me.

tkc882 on August 18, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Maybe they can pull a “Wendy Davis” and trump up some charges against Steve Daines.

(re-posting because my first post was censored due to my quoting of Sgt Steve. I guess some people can say v****a here and some can’t.)

Rusty Nail on August 18, 2014 at 1:28 PM

It’s a delay/moderation thing – the original post was certainly delayed just like yours was – but when it comes out of moderation, it’s inserted back where it originally would’ve been… so it looks in retrospect like it wasn’t moderated. Note that your original looks like it came out before your amended one – same thing.

Don’t take it personally. :)

Midas on August 18, 2014 at 2:07 PM

***Amanda Curtis for 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate!***

C’mon everyone, get this bandwagon going.
SOMEone has to give Fauxcahontas and Cankles a run for their money, after all.

orangemtl on August 18, 2014 at 2:07 PM

That woman is batguano crazy.

jake49 on August 18, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Well… ‘democrat’.

Midas on August 18, 2014 at 2:08 PM

At least Grimey is good looking.

22044 on August 18, 2014 at 2:09 PM

so it looks in retrospect like it wasn’t moderated. Note that your original looks like it came out before your amended one – same thing.

Don’t take it personally. :)

Midas on August 18, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Yes, I see that now. I’ll be more patient next time. :)

Rusty Nail on August 18, 2014 at 2:13 PM

tkc882

Yep. What is the most basic form of government in an anarchic system?

HakerA on August 18, 2014 at 2:14 PM

I have a bad feeling that she’s gonna win anyway. I mean, come on. Have you seen the other statewide elected officials they have? How many of them are not democrats? Montana is deep blue, not even purplish. How much evidence do you need to see this?

God, I hope I’m wrong about this.

runawayyyy on August 18, 2014 at 2:27 PM

No difference between that vid and the dopey libs (I know I repeat myself) who troll here. That vid is like ideological porn to these dimwits.

cthemfly on August 18, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Dumb leftist broad.

MCGIRV on August 18, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Yep. What is the most basic form of government in an anarchic system?

Voluntary association.

tkc882 on August 18, 2014 at 2:37 PM

“I would have liked to see Montana…”

dentarthurdent on August 18, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Montana is full of blue dem crazies.

She’ll probably win.

portlandon on August 18, 2014 at 2:41 PM

“She’s very proud of her Anti-Americanism.
HotAirian on August 18, 2014 at 12:47 PM”
And ironically bites the very hand that feeds her, but of course her deranged, bigoted, immoral, degenerate, obscene, hypocritical. lawless, fascist ego with delusions of godhood prevents her from seeing that or anything else except what heads shoved up their anus see: darkness. God save us.

russedav on August 18, 2014 at 2:41 PM

I am still for capital punishment for progressive libtards and life in prison for moderate/republican progressives. Why the difference? Watch the video again.

Diluculo on August 18, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Democrats took control of the U.S. House and Senate on 1/3/2007, and have held 2+ of the House, Senate, and Presidency since that date.

The FY 2007 budget that those Democrats inherited featured a deficit under $161 Billion and representing 1.1% of GDP.

Since then, Democrat majorities have averaged annual FY deficits of 6.4% of GDP.

Take a look at what has happened to the national debt since Democrats took majority control on 1/3/2007.

ITguy on August 18, 2014 at 2:47 PM

This Democrat Amanda Curtis is a snarky, self-superior, America-hating phony.

bluegill on August 18, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Political commercials are expensive to create. Daines just caught a break here. No effort needed to create the best campaign ad yet. All he has to do is run this video and ask the question “Do you really want this person to represent Montana?”

bartbeast on August 18, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Eh. Given how many lazy, braindead morons there are out there that only have concern about how much “free cr*p” they can get their fat fingers on, nothing is a given.

Wouldn’t be surprised if this heathen wins.

kim roy on August 18, 2014 at 3:03 PM

The left’s version of hagfish.

cozmo on August 18, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Onward!

See Blanche Lincoln, you scumhag. Soon you can keep her company.

Schadenfreude on August 18, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Jeffords died

Schadenfreude on August 18, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Get this out there beyond Montana. Make her the face of all Democratic candidates this cycle. Ask them if they agree with her. If this were a Republican, you know the Dems would take FULL advantage and try to make it an issue in other races…

Entrephil on August 18, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Liberals really are insane aren’t they? I wonder if this bimbo would walk through south Chicago at night without a gun?

cajunpatriot on August 18, 2014 at 3:39 PM

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