Montana GOP to Praise Divisive Felon on Saturday
This Saturday the Gallatin County GOP will host one of the most controversial and hateful speakers of modern day, Dinesh D'Souza. Aside from being a convicted felon, D'Souza has made a living authoring books that blame the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Hollywood movies like Brokeback Mountain, claiming that slavery in America wasn't so bad, and that right-wing Americans should join forces with traditional Muslims, including those who agree with Sharia law to combat the "cultural left."
Even the politically conservative Hoover Institution labeled his ideas “dishonest,” “intellectually obtuse,” and “suicidal.”
"This is exactly what we've come to expect from Montana's Republican Party: more divisiveness and hateful rhetoric," said Nancy Keenan, Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party. "As Republicans in Gallatin County spend their time promoting this offensive dialogue, Democrats will continue working tirelessly to support Montana's working families and to further strengthen our economy."
This is not the first time the Montana GOP has shown signs of pandering to the radical right.
- Montana Republican lawmakers were caught "skewering" each other on their conservative credentials.
- A dark money group called The Montana Association of Conservatives sent leaflets to state legislators bashing some representatives for what they called throwing “away their 'conservative' principles to advance liberal ideology.”
- GOP Chairman Jeff Essmann was attacked by his own party after soliciting colleagues for ways to attack Governor Bullock.
- The Montana GOP is short of funds and is effectively cleaning out its entire staff.