Simple Voting Guide
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18248) 10 years ago
Too busy to sort through the attack ads and rhetoric to find the truth?

You've come to the right thread.

I have done this for you, so all you have to do is read the following:

If you are a conservative to liberal voter, vote for all the Democrat candidates.

If you are ultra-conservative, vote Libertarian.

If you are right wing religious right nut job who despises the less fortunate and does not believe in science OR are part of the 1% of the wealthiest Americans, vote Republican.

Pretty simple, eh?

As far as the ballot measures go...vote against all of them except 166. Vote yes for 166, the initiative to limit corporate spending on elections.

And as for the non-partisan Montana Supreme Court race...I like both candidates, so I am no help there.

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We owe it to our country to reject Republican Tea Party extremism, and to soundly reject their slate of candidates, and hopefully push their party back to the days of Eisenhower, Goldwater, Ford, Nixon, Bush Sr, and yes, Reagan.
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Posted by Marty Scheid (+225) 10 years ago
You have got to be the most biased nut job on the internet!
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 10 years ago
No he isn't, just one of the better informed voters on the internet...You would be wise to listen to him...
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15369) 10 years ago
Ummm... are there any unbiased nutjobs on the internets? IMHO, Gunnar is dead on here.
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Posted by Tom Cat (+165) 10 years ago
And I don't suppose any of you Gunnar supporters see his views as extremism?
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Posted by Ben Dover (+103) 10 years ago
Extreme how? Far as I know the KGB isn't on the ballot.
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Posted by Tom Cat (+165) 10 years ago
Lot's of hate in his message.
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Posted by Tom Cat (+165) 10 years ago
I have always looked at the individual candidate not the party. If I were to look simply at the party I would have had a hard time voting for very many Democrats. Not a fan of either party so I take people as individuals. Thought that was a liberal ideal. Is it not?
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15369) 10 years ago
If you look at the individual candidates you will soon see that the slate of democrats is far better than what the republicans are offering. You should thank Gunnar for the time he spent figuring all of this out. True to his Lutheran upbringing, he has demonstrated a lot of compassion here, not hate.
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Posted by Tom Cat (+165) 10 years ago
Fortunately for me, I do not need him to figure out anything for me, as much blood and sweat was spilled to give each of us the right to make our own choices and cast our own votes. Furthermore, if his Lutheran upbringing is where he derived the so called "compassion" you speak of, I am glad I was not raised this way. To each his own but my upbringing taught me to have more respect for myself and others than what I see here by some of the political pundits.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9469) 10 years ago
as much blood and sweat was spilled to give each of us the right to make our own choices and cast our own votes.

And that's why I'm going to vote for Denny Rehberg, just like Karl Rove told me to
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18248) 10 years ago
I'm glad to see some interest in my Simple Voting Guide, especially from "Tom Cat".

As most voting guides have a pro and con page, followed by rebuttals, I will do my best to answer Mr. Cat's concerns here.

And I don't suppose any of you Gunnar supporters see his views as extremism?


My guide is actually a stand against extremism...mainly on the part of the current Republican party.

When you decide to ignore proven facts and argue against said facts as being a product of the "mainstream media"....that is extremism. Ask Cheryl Peters.

Lot's of hate in his message.


Quite the opposite. I am not endorsing the party who is afraid of poor people, minorities, and the disenfranchised, and the party who is trying to keep said individuals from voting.

I have always looked at the individual candidate not the party. If I were to look simply at the party I would have had a hard time voting for very many Democrats. Not a fan of either party so I take people as individuals. Thought that was a liberal ideal. Is it not


The very reason for my posting this voting guide. I have taken a very detailed look at each candidate in the national and statewide races, and, without exception, have come to the conclusion that the Democratic candidates would best represent our state.

Note that in the last major election (2008), I did vote for 3 Republicans. Including Denny Rehberg. But that was before Tea Party extremism totally took over that party.

Fortunately for me, I do not need him to figure out anything for me, as much blood and sweat was spilled to give each of us the right to make our own choices and cast our own votes. Furthermore, if his Lutheran upbringing is where he derived the so called "compassion" you speak of, I am glad I was not raised this way. To each his own but my upbringing taught me to have more respect for myself and others than what I see here by some of the political pundits.


I am glad you have figured out whom you want to vote for, Mr. Cat. As I posted at the top of my thread, this post was directed to those who haven't had the time to study the issues.

I have, and so have many others at mc.com. Which is why you see such a pathetic response in GOP rhetoric. Really, their mojo boils down to hating others who might move up the ladder before they do. Not much different than black people hating asian grocery store owners in LA.

We all have to move beyond that. We are one country. We need to help each other out to move forward.

This isn't about running a business. This is about our way of life.
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Posted by BLT (+81) 10 years ago
Funny thing about Gunner, he has never voted for anyone other than his Democrats, He is totally polarized one way.

not real intelligent.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15369) 10 years ago
BLT said:
Funny thing about Gunner, he has never voted for anyone other than his Democrats, He is totally polarized one way.

not real intelligent.


Someone is short the bacon and tomato.

What part of "Note that in the last major election (2008), I did vote for 3 Republicans. Including Denny Rehberg. But that was before Tea Party extremism totally took over that party." did you not understand???
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