The Democrats continued their losing streak on Thursday when Republican Greg Gianforte prevailed to win the race for the open House seat in Montana’s special election.
Gianforte’s victory was the latest in a series of crushing blows for a party that has lost its way politically and has degenerated into a leaderless pack of conspiracy theorists, hatemongers, and babbling fools since Hillary lost the election last November.
The forlorn and feckless losers have been desperately looking for that one congressional victory that they could use to kick start the narrative that the country has turned against President Donald Trump and they were hoping that the Montana special election would be it.
The liberals resorted to the cynical and patronizing use of a cowboy folk singer with no political experience to put forth an image that Rob Quist was a rugged westerner.
No matter that Quist was for gun control and held socialist views more akin to Bernie Sanders – who campaigned for him – than John Wayne, it was all an illusion and Democrats were hoping that voters would bite.
In addition to the out of state liberal resources that flowed into foisting off Quist as a bona fide rugged hombre instead of the dude ranch desperado that he is, the left got a gift from the heavens when Gianforte inexplicably lost his cool and mixed it up with a metrosexual liberal reporter who was acting in an aggressive manner.
On the eve of the election, Gianforte allegedly body-slammed The Guardian’s Ben Jacobs who was being a pest and interrupted a private interview. While there were conflicting accounts of what actually happened, the liberal media flew into action with hysterical rants from Rachel Maddow and all the usual suspects.
Local authorities then charged the GOP candidate with misdemeanor assault, which was like throwing fresh chum to sharks when it came to the Democrats and the media.
While audio of the incident does indicate a scuffle, there were no howls of pain from Jacobs who was more concerned about his glasses being broken. Yet the liberal noise machine tried to promote the idea that Jacobs was beaten to within an inch of his life by Gianforte.
Some Democrats even called for Gianforte to just give up the race and put Quist into office without even bothering with what the voters wanted.
But then a funny thing happened.
Gianforte won the election handily, administering a swift kick in the ass to dispirited Democrats.
Thank you, Montana. I am humbled by this incredible honor. I will always be on Montana's side. pic.twitter.com/yZtYbPtRAl
— Greg Gianforte (@GregForMontana) May 26, 2017
Gianforte then quickly apologized to Jacobs for the pre-election fracas, effectively removing it as an issue.
Some tried to spin the margin of victory as a “win” noting that Trump won the state overwhelmingly against Hillary. This fails to take into account the reality that turnout is always significantly lower in non-presidential elections let alone special ones.
The more activist grass roots Dems – aka Bernie-bots – blamed the national party for withholding resources and failing to fully get behind the singing socialist cowboy while others placed the blame on the hostile local media which they claimed was biased in favor of Republicans. Just like Mrs. Clinton, it was everyone else’s fault but their own.
Quist was as dismal a candidate as he was a cynical choice to run against Gianforte. Friends of mine who live in Montana told me that while Missoula and Helena are being overrun by liberals, that the rest of the state knows the difference between a real and a fake cowboy. The rejection of Quist lends credence to that particular theory.
Then there are those who actually believe that Quist has a political future on a national level.
The nattering nabobs at Rolling Stone magazine are pushing the idea that Quist could become a roving “ambassador” to rural America.
A rural ambassador was born.
The grassroots investment in Quist has also elevated the national profile of a man who could serve as a party ambassador to rural America. The Democratic brand is so toxic in much of red America that the party has been reticent to “nationalize” races in Trump country, for fear open affiliation with the national party could do the candidate more harm than good. In Quist, the Democrats now have a campaign surrogate they could plausibly deploy to help candidates in districts from Alaska to Alabama – if the party has the sense to make use of him.
Good luck with that one. While the elitist snobs in the big liberal cities seem to believe that the majority of Americans are ignorant rubes, they can smell a phony a mile away.
Upon return from his foreign trip, President Trump couldn’t resist needling the Democrats and media over the Montana results.
Does anyone notice how the Montana Congressional race was such a big deal to Dems & Fake News until the Republican won? V was poorly covered
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017
Now the Democrats will look to the Georgia special election for their champion – a dorky, inexperienced Star Wars geek who vaguely resembles sex pervert Anthony Weiner named Jon Ossoff.
Former Republican and Washington Post quisling George Will was already laying down the propaganda with his column “If Ossoff wins in Georgia, Trump is in for a world of pain in 2018” but the same claim was being made about Rob Quist only five days ago.
Democrats and their front groups will spare no resources on Ossoff’s bid for the congressional seat because if he goes down then it will be a very grim omen for 2018 and beyond for the Resistance.