It’s summer and the skies are smoky. And so too appear to be the brains of some Democratic Party players. In checking the inbox for the tips this week there appeared an email thread titled ‘Fire Season’ launched by party Executive Director Keenan as an announcement that the party will be sending a check to aid those suffering from the Lodgepole Fire Complex. Wise move to be sure and wise to also be aware that it likely won’t do any good in swaying voters. Bottom line, in times like this we are all Montanans and this is what we do for each other regardless of the color of our votes in November.
Well done, Nancy. And then comes the pettiness of the party old timers. Long time obstructionist Pat Mishcel gives his two cents of bitterness and is supported by MEA-MFT staffer Maggie Copeland with her own vile response. Ooppss! But not as a staffer. (Note the time stamps: it only took her boss, Eric Feaver, three minutes to call her.)
It’s a strange sentiment from folks who proclaim themselves as leaders in the ‘People’s Party’ and points to a symptom of the cancer within the party. In case anyone hasn’t notice, Montana’s democrats are on the losing end these days and the time for change has come. That change should involve weeding out the likes of these two. While most are out there trying to make the party shine, the Pat’s and Maggie’s of the party are busy hitting ‘reply all’ to spew their vitriol. No matter how small or how contained this moment was, it is not a proud moment by any means and belongs to all of the leaders within the party.
And to Maggie and Pat, you sound an awful lot like a certain President. Could it be that at night you pull a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat out from under your bed and pull it down tight on your head with a smile as you drift off to sleep?
‘Maybe all men got one big soul ever’body’s a part of.’