Greg Gianforte Still Wins Montana Special Election

On the radio Thursday, Raleigh radio host K.C. O’day discussed this being Montana, and that the people there would most likely increase their support of Greg Gianforte after reportedly body slamming a reporter. Of course, that a goodly chunk of the vote was already in due to mail in ballot voting helps (will Democrats now complain about early voting?)

Greg Gianforte wins Montana race for Congress after ‘body-slamming’ reporter

Greg Gianforte has won a special election for Montana’s sole seat in the House of Representatives, just one day after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for “body-slamming” a Guardian reporter.

The Associated Press called it after 522 of 681 precincts – or 77% – reported. At that point Gianforte had 163, 539 votes, or 51% of the vote, compared with challenger Rob Quist’s 140,594 votes, or 44%.

After emerging from a blue curtain to greet a cheering crowd, Gianforte apologized for this actions on Wednesday, talking past the laughter of the crowd to say, “Last night, I made a mistake and I took an action that I can’t take back, and I’m not proud of what happened. I should not have responded the way that I did and for that I’m sorry.”

A member of the crowd shouted: “And you’re forgiven.”

Gianforte continued: “I should not have treated that reporter that way, and for that I’m sorry Mr Ben Jacobs.”

Down deep into the article, which is straighter than one would expect from the very leftist UK Guardian, especially since the reporter in question worked for the Guardian, we see

“It got really blown out of proportion,” said David Runia of the alleged assault. “I think the reporter is the one who should be charged, if anything.”

“We know him,” added Hannah Runia, speaking of Gianforte. “He’s a great guy.”

Lowell Springer, another Gianforte voter, agreed. “He’s a very polite guy,” he said. “There’s an end to everyone’s patience.”

Seth Thomas, who declined to state how he voted, said that the incident had “tarnished” Gianforte’s reputation, but added: “Everyone gets in fights in Montana.”

In other words, a lot of people really didn’t care. A lot of people have little to no respect for the news media. And for all those Democrats freaking out about Gianforte, there’s something to consider

Let’s not forget they had no problem supporting Hillary Clinton, who was being investigated by the FBI.

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25 Responses to “Greg Gianforte Still Wins Montana Special Election”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Duh. The new conservative feels violence against their enemies is justified, not to mention effective.

    It’s a shame the reporter didn’t “stand his ground” and kill Giantfarte.

    • 6drowningpuppies says:

      Guess the little guy either missed or ignored the violence from the left over the past few months.
      Like that stupid reporter, if you keep taunting enough, you’re gonna get your ass kicked every now and then.

    • Hank_M says:

      “The new conservative feels violence against their enemies is justified”

      They learned it from you and yours.

    • Dana says:

      Well, it (sort of) proves that Montana voters prefer real men.

      Shocker: Study Shows Physically Weak Men Tend to be Liberal

      In news that will surprise absolutely no one, a new study reveals that girly men are more likely to favor socialist policies. The study, conducted by researchers at Brunel University London, looked at the height, weight, physical strength, and bicep circumference of 171 men, along with their views on wealth redistribution and income inequality.

      The study, published in the Evolution and Human Behavior journal, found that weaker men were more likely to favor socialist policies than stronger men.

      If I were to point out that homosexual males tend to be more liberal than normal men, in a comment on this study, I’m certain that I would be heartily denounced!

    • Two more words. Bob Etheridge. Look it up.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Another cowardly “peaceful” leftist.

    A 28-year-old former East Bay community college professor was arrested for a brutal bike-lock attack.

  3. Stosh says:

    Guess “reporters” don’t get to grab people that don’t answer their questions to their satisfaction….

  4. Zachriel says:

    First offense, no one seriously injured. Probably community service and restitution.

    • Zachriel says:

      The apology was a good first step in his rehabilitation. We understand that he is expected to start a new job, which should help the court decide on his sentence.

      • david7134 says:

        Rehab for what? I think the guy should have done more to the little punk reporter that was likely going to produce a script that had nothing to do with reality. The reporter needs rehab.

        • Zachriel says:

          david7134: Rehab for what?

          Misdemeanor assault.

          david7134: I think the guy should have done more to the little punk reporter that was likely going to produce a script that had nothing to do with reality.

          Because beating up someone much smaller than yourself for their exercising freedom of the press is something that should be encouraged.

  5. drowningpuppies says:

    Republicans are held to a different standard than Democrats.

    • Hank_M says:

      “Republicans are held to a different standard than Democrats.”

      Yes they are and that is slowly changing. Although I expect the Repubs in congress will be the last to realize that.

  6. Jeffery says:

    Texass Governor Greg Abbott suggests shooting reporters.

    America would be better off if we shot Republican politicians. Har! Har! Har! Now that’s funny.

    Or at least have Terry Tate, Government Linebacker, to deliver bone-crushing tackles to Republican pols every time they lie or say something stupid.

    Greg Giantfarte: “How old was Noah when he built the ark? 600. He wasn’t like, cashing Social Security checks, he wasn’t hanging out, he was working.”

    Terry Tate (launching a full speed head-high forearm shiver to Giantfarte): “Don’t bring that weak-ass stuff up in this humpy-bumpy!! “WOOH! Bitch!!!”

  7. Jeffery says:

    A conservative white nationalist trump supporter murdered two liberal men who intervened protecting two Muslim women being assaulted by the trump supporter.

    Muslims should arm themselves and be prepared to “stand their ground” when assaulted by trump supporters or violent thugs like Giantfarte.

  8. Jeffery says:

    More on Christian, the white nationalist, who murdered two good samaritans in Portland.

    Should we monitor white nationalists as trump suggests we monitor Muslims?

    Imagine the right-wing caterwauling if this had been a fundamentalist Muslim doing the murdering instead of a white nationalist.

    Note too that the cowardly murderer was assaulting Muslim women, not Muslim men. Typical coward.

  9. Jeffery says:

    The courageous liberal Samaritans murdered by the cowardly conservative anti-government white nationalist, Christian, were:

    53-year-old Ricky John Best and 

    23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche

    A third victim, 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher survived the stabbing.

    The three men intervened as Christian assaulted two young Muslim women on a train.

    This is not to imply that all right-wing white nationalists are cowardly murderers. Some, like Greg Giantfarte, don’t stab their innocent victims.

  10. Um, sorry to tell you, Jeff, despite your 3 comments, Christian was a Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein supporter. He loathed Trump.

    Nice try.

    • Jeffery says:

      who later supported, but did not vote for, President Trump. He frequently posted violent threats against Hillary Clinton and her supporters.

      Ummm, sorry to tell you, TEACH, that Christian was a racist, white supremacist, Islamaphobic, anti-Semitic trump supporter according to your link.

      He supported Sanders early and then latched on to the racist, white supremacist, Islamaphobic, anti-Semitic trump. He made violent threats against the Dem candidate, Clinton, just like other trump supporters.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Another deranged Sanders supporter.

      • david7134 says:

        How do we read this comment.
        Racist? All of us are racist to Jeff, except Jeff who is the worst of all. Racist is so over used that it has no meaning.

        White Supremacist? So, one is proud of his skin, like most other people are proud of their association with people who are like them. That is something wrong. Then why don’t you direct your hate at black organizations whose only requirement for membership is that you are black and hate white people.

        Islamophobia? Now, what in the world is wrong with that? You are talking about a political organization that uses religion as a front and is very active on a daily basis in bring harm to other, innocent people for no reason other than they think it helps there religion. But, But you will say, there are Muslims that don’t support the violence, WRONG. It is part of the religion, and not like the Old Testament. Read it. Better yet, look at the result of the people who have read it. No, we should all condemn Islam and intentionally segregate those that adhere to this craven cult until they adopt a philosophy that shuns violence, that is what happen with the bizarre Buddhist beliefs of the Japanese.

        Anti-Semitic? I don’t know this guys attitude to Jews, but the people that support Trump are not anti-Semitic. Just your following fake news and throwing around labels and putting them in the wrong place for your own entertainment as the people that read these comments are far more intelligent than you think they are.

        Your labeling of people, use of fake news, and generally saying very stupid things really brings down the quality of any thing that you may want to say that would be based on substance. It does help us to know that liberals are very weak and not high on the intelligence scale.

  11. Jeffery says:

    And because he was a white nationalist you defend a man who assaulted Muslim women and murdered two Good Samaritan heroes. Tribalism.

  12. drowningpuppies says:

    Meanwhile, the Brits arrest 12th muzzie suspect in Manchester bombing.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Another brother goes on rampage killing 8 in Mississippi.
      Probably supported Trump.

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