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Wed May 24, 2017, 07:48 PM

That Montana race just got more interesting.

Appears that Greg Gianforte just body slammed the reporter from the Guardian the day before the special election.


















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Reply That Montana race just got more interesting. (Original post)
wildeyed May 2017 OP
Eliot Rosewater May 2017 #1
wildeyed May 2017 #3
kst May 2017 #24
BigmanPigman May 2017 #30
D_Master81 May 2017 #2
wildeyed May 2017 #4
AngryAmish May 2017 #5
GulfCoast66 May 2017 #6
MontanaMama May 2017 #7
Eliot Rosewater May 2017 #41
rogue emissary May 2017 #8
wildeyed May 2017 #11
rogue emissary May 2017 #12
wildeyed May 2017 #18
DesertRat May 2017 #9
LonePirate May 2017 #10
MontanaMama May 2017 #13
Buns_of_Fire May 2017 #14
2naSalit May 2017 #25
dawg May 2017 #42
Doreen May 2017 #15
D_Master81 May 2017 #16
wildeyed May 2017 #21
Snarkoleptic May 2017 #17
wildeyed May 2017 #22
ecstatic May 2017 #19
MontanaMama May 2017 #27
Tarheel_Dem May 2017 #20
hunter May 2017 #23
MontanaMama May 2017 #28
hunter May 2017 #36
MontanaMama May 2017 #37
flibbitygiblets May 2017 #26
nolabear May 2017 #31
bucolic_frolic May 2017 #39
AgadorSparticus May 2017 #33
wildeyed May 2017 #34
GallopingGhost May 2017 #29
wildeyed May 2017 #35
GallopingGhost May 2017 #40
chelsea0011 May 2017 #32
MontanaMama May 2017 #38

Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:53 PM

1. If the voting district is more GOP than DEM, this guarantees he will be elected.

watch

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:57 PM

3. It's Montana, which is more Libertarian/Independent than anything,

at least according to what I read.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:15 PM

24. The district is the entire state of Montana.

It happens to be the most populous Congressional district in the country.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:31 PM

30. That's what I was thinking too. That's how the Donald maintains his base.

They love thugs and bullies, it to do with personality not the issues.

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:54 PM

2. body slammed?

how dumb do you have to be to do that to a reporter?

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Response to D_Master81 (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:58 PM

4. Pretty out of control, for sure.

The sheriff is there taking witness statements now, per Twitter. Whoa.

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Response to D_Master81 (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:59 PM

5. The Undertaker is his campaign manager. What do you expect?

 

Rest. In. Peace.

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:02 PM

6. He will now win

Those Crazy libertarian type like a 'direct' approach.

And the whole thing behind Trump has been lightly veiled violence all along.

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:04 PM

7. Gianforte is a thug.

This doesn't surprise me and I wish it had happened before the day prior to the election. Gawd I hope he goes down. He's a bad guy. Bad for women, bad for schools. Bad for Montana.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #7)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:52 PM

41. Modern GOP, not traditional conservatives necessarily,

dislike women, gays, brown people, Muslim, etc.

They dont trust or like women, at all.

They seek to maintain their white privilege and are willing to do violence to that end.

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:05 PM

8. Chris Hayes is covering it now on MSNBC.

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Response to wildeyed (Reply #11)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:13 PM

12. He said Ben is going to be calling into the show soon.

Sorry not Greg, though that would be interesting to hear his excuse.

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Response to rogue emissary (Reply #12)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:27 PM

18. Just missed that too.



Oh well, I'll catch to YouTube later.

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:08 PM

9. k&r

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:08 PM

10. More interesting? Maybe. More likely to increase Gianforte's support? Probably.

I think many non-Republicans underestimate how much Republicans support violence against anybody who is not also a Republican.

Also, supposedly 60+ or more of the vote is already in as votes tomorrow will simply be a plurality of the total.

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:15 PM

13. I live in blue blue blue Missoula

and Quist is a favorite here. However, Montana almost always goes red and I suspect Gianforte will win but that said, why would a guy who is spending millions of his own money and Koch money be so unhinged that he'd body slam a reporter? I've received at least 10 phone calls for Gianforte in the last week. Rethugs are clearly fretting about Montana going blue. Regardless, Gianforte: Idiot. Thug. Asshole. I've no use for him.

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:18 PM

14. Beavis was out there campaigning for him. One asshole deserves another.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #14)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:25 PM

25. Beavis came out here twice and so did that

holy roller from Indiana, and cheato made robocall recordings.

Bernie was here this past weekend and the crowds were so big they had to find larger venues for those four rallies... dickhead is really nervous. This also happened in purple-ish blue-ish Bozeman, one of the cities Bernie was in.

I'm glad they called the sheriff and an ambulance. Hopefully there will be charges filed and a really fat lawsuit.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #14)

Thu May 25, 2017, 02:07 PM

42. Why is he Beavis?

He seems more like Butthead to me. I would've taken Eric for Beavis.

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:20 PM

15. Now he will propably win and that will make a large impact

on the "OK" on violence which will further increase.

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:23 PM

16. was reading on twitter

there's alot of repub idiots literally giddy and gleeful this happened. Either that or they say stuff like "video or it didnt happen". They are so out there crazy they think a small time reporter is attempting to sway an election by planting a false story. You know those false stories that also they plant false police reports and statements as well. I knew the right was dumb when they nominated Trump, but they have gone full on bat sh*t crazy w/ all of these conspiracy theories and then they say stuff like "libtards"

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Response to D_Master81 (Reply #16)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:33 PM

21. Jacobs wrote a fairly benign story about Gianforte's Russian index funds.

Gianforte is a wealthy man, so the fact that he owns a few index funds does not mean he is in on the Trump Russia thing. He got punched for asking Gianforte about the CBO scores that came out today. If he can't handle than kind of mild pressure, maybe he is not cut out for the job.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/28/greg-gianforte-republican-candidate-congress-russia-companies

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:25 PM

17. The reporter (or someone very nearby) recorded audio of the assault...

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Reply #17)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:34 PM

22. WHOA!

That is NOT good.

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:30 PM

19. If they reward that type of vile, thuggish, violent behavior, then seriously

fuck them. Deplorable wouldn't even begin to describe them.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #19)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:28 PM

27. Hey ecstatic!

A lot of us up here in Big Sky Country didn't early vote for Gianforte and many many won't tomorrow. We aren't deplorables and don't deserve the hell he will unleash on us if he is elected. Many Montanans aren't deplorable...just saying.

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:33 PM

20. We know how they feel about "the media", so this probably helps Gianforte. Repukes like bullies.

<<<< :shakes head: >>>>

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:50 PM

23. Keep showing us your "Christian" values, Gianforte...


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Response to hunter (Reply #23)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:29 PM

28. Yeah...

this tool wants my kid to pray in school. This election counts. Big time.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #28)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:29 PM

36. He also bought a full Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton for a Creationist museum.

http://billingsgazette.com/news/features/magazine/dinosaur-museum-presents-biblical-view-of-origins/article_1c9ac218-bab0-11de-84f1-001cc4c002e0.html

He thinks all the dinosaurs died in Noah's flood.

So much for teaching our children actual science...




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Response to hunter (Reply #36)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:36 PM

37. JFC.

I hadn't heard this. This motherfucker needs to go down. MSNBC is making a big deal out of it on every show tonight. I'm hoping for a throw down tomorrow.

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:27 PM

26. Gianforte's campaign just blamed it on the "aggressive liberal journalist"

...said Gianforte was just grabbing the mic to get it out of his face, and the reporter "spun away, pushing them BOTH to the ground". I hope there's video.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #26)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:31 PM

31. Of course they did. It'll GET them votes.

The words "liberal media" were in the statement. Who was it made for, I wonder...

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Response to nolabear (Reply #31)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:56 PM

39. Yes this may be contrived

You're in a close race, pick a fight with a liberal reporter,
then blame the reporter. i saw a headline "liberal reporter alleges".

It's win-win for the GOP candidate. He can blame the reporter
to grab headlines and motivate his base, and if he loses he has
someone to blame. I doubt this will change many minds at this point,
and may increase his base turnout more than turn them away.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #26)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:33 PM

33. They did, of course. But their statement didn't match the Audio.

That politician sounds shady AF...wow.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #26)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:35 PM

34. Ben Jacobs is so aggro, wouldn't put it past him.

Kidding.... Gianforte's account is clearly a lie, but the truth doesn't seem to matter to these people anymore.

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:30 PM

29. Maybe the people of this district

will surprise us in a good way.

What an ass.

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Response to GallopingGhost (Reply #29)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:37 PM

35. Bunch of the early vote is in already, so who knows.

If he is elected, we can add Stone Cold Steve Austin theme every time he is on the TV. That could be fun.

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Response to wildeyed (Reply #35)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:54 PM

40. lol, that works.

He's infamous now. God forbid he's elected, no matter what he says or does, he'll be remembered for yesterday's attack.

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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:31 PM

32. Hey, he may get arrested tomorrow on the polls

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Response to chelsea0011 (Reply #32)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:50 PM

38. Wouldn't THAT be delicious. n/t

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