For many years, I have prided myself, perhaps wrongfully, for reading and understanding the right wing websites that many of my leftward brethren have ignored. But, simply put, the Montana online right is getting to the point that even I can't read them any more. That's a sad admission coming on a sad afternoon after many such sad afternoons. It's also very true. The same old lies, the same old ignorance. It's kinda pointless.
Regarding Wisconsin: We have posts concerning the meanie union thugs. This is the same trope that has existed since the Pinkertons were hired to bust union efforts in Butte, and a street war ensued because workers were tired of being beaten and shot for standing for their rights. Yup, it was bloody, but the "Unionists" (what a dumbass fucking term that is) never did run around killing grandma the way they were claimed to have done. If any know the story of Butte's union organizing, then you know that the Pinkertons pretty much got their asses handed to them, after inciting and carrying forward increasing violence. The lie of the union thug is just that, a lie. At the end of the day, it's just one more pronouncement that capitalists have the right to defend their claim, and workers have no right to defend their role. It's a lie.
What's even more sad is the pathetic individual claiming that we should pony up to pay for education vouchers because the unionist teachers are only demanding more! That's one of the biggest lines of bullshit ever. The unions didn't start this fight by demanding more. They have offered concessions regarding their "entitlements". But Walker is having none of it. He wants the public employees union gone so that he can give Wisconsin's power provision over to the Koch brothers. Notice how the facts concerning that are totally and completely absent from any of the bullshit spewed on the rightwing Montana blogs.
And then there is my favorite. People are saying mean and violent things about Scott Walker on the Twitter. And this is supposed to matter while people are watching their power to organize and demand fair treatment get deliberately ripped from them by Scott Walker to benefit the billionaire Koch brothers. Oh for fuck's sake and boo hoo. When the assistant AG of Indiana twits (appropriate term) that union protesters should be shot, the reaction from the Montana right is ~crickets~. These dumbasses actually expect the Montana left to condemn what they find heinous, when they completely ignore what is truly horrific. Here's an open and very direct message to Montana online right:
Fuck you and your expectations, you bunch of hypocrites. The average person isn't as stupid as you. Quit expecting us to be.
But wait! There's more. Regarding the Montana legislature, the online Montana right has been ... subdued. They aren't happy with the lack of fiscal constraint. They appear a little miffed that the legislature hasn't cut back on big gubmint more. "What about the Constitution?" they weakly wail. Meanwhile, their representatives, the people they elected into office, have voted to deprive the state of 1.9 BILLION dollars over the next two biennium. Their people have voted to allow poaching to reach extreme proportions, what with silencers and all, and voted to overturn 100 years of Montana tradition of fishing access. Their people while they wail to the high heavens about local control have voted to refuse local control to municipalities in Montana. It's pretty obvious at this point that the Montana GOP doesn't give a flying shit about jobs, or Montana, or even a balanced budget. And the only thing coming from the Montana "Dextra" is the sad soft whine that these people should be more what they want and less what they don't want.
There are no links in this post, because I'm not going to promote the bullshit that currently comes from the online Montana WRONG. The reader can find them themselves easily enough. Just know this. The next time some right wingnut tells you how the state is, you know that they're lying or ignorant or both. In the end, it doesn't matter, save how you react to it.