Gernant Congressional Campaign Gaining Great Momentum

by jhwygirl

The energy has been high on Tyler Gerant’s congressional democratic primary campaign for weeks now. He’s out raised his other primary contenders – including the former head of the Montana Democratic Party – in the last two FEC filings. His strong position on clean energy and green jobs – along with his consistent position on coal – have garnered the attention of the Montana Conservation Voters.

Gernant speaks to Montanans and the everyday challenges we face. In a strongly increasing corporatized America, Gernant dares to talk about rewarding work, not wealth:

“Somewhere along the line, we forgot the American dream – that anyone who is willing to work hard and play by the rules should have the opportunity to reach the top.”

That can be achieved, Gernant said, through reforming the tax code to “reward work instead of rewarding wealth” and promoting rural energy production like wind and solar power.

In the last few days, two notable letters to the editor have appeared in newspapers around the state. Sheila Mansfield Miller, speaking for her family, tells Montanans that Gernant has many of her “Uncle Mike’s” (the late statesman Senator Mike Mansfield) characteristics, saying that he is “principled, intelligent, and actually listens to others more then he talks.”

Not bad characteristics, huh?

Missoula Mayor John Engen endorsed Gernant on Friday, calling Tyler “an extremely gifted leader.”

I admire his quick wit, his intelligence and his commitment to the people of Montana. His hard work on the campaign trail, which has included multiple stops in communities throughout the state, and his well-thought-out policies on job creation, new energy and deficit reduction make him the stand-out choice in a talented field of candidates.

Montanans need a leader who will listen and represent – someone who will work for policies that lead to high paying sustainable clean energy jobs for Montanans. Gernant knows that Montana is positioned to be a leader in new energy, and he has taken the time to explore the possibilities of combining both new energy with the jobs that can be created here in Montana. Here’s Gernant in Bozeman, where Independent Power Systems employs 40 people working on solar energy panels:

Gernant is the next Representative that not only Democrats need, but that Montanans need. Someone who understands what it’s like to be the underdog – someone who will fight for hard-working Montanans by ensuring that policies regarding energy, jobs and taxes benefit us here at home.

Tyler Gernant will bring in home in November. Help get him there by voting Tyler Gernant this Tuesday.

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  1. ok fine…..

    but mostly so that we don’t split the vote between gernant and gopher and allow that nightmare mcdonald catastrophe from rearing its ugly head and embarrassing us all.

    still don’t think tyler enough horsepower in his quiet ways to unseat rehberg but since gopher imploded i sure as hell don’t want mcdonald’s phony face appearing anywhere after june 8.

    • The primary is more about beating your opponents, and Gernant had 3 of ’em.

      Believe he has plenty of firepower against Rehberg, pb – because you know I do, as do you and every other person who wants to see him defeated.

      And, as you note, Gernant has none of that baggage that McDonald has – and believe me, there is more that they’ve held back. They know it, that’s why they’ve now taken to hitting back on Gernant. They know he won’t go down easily.

      Without speaking too negatively about Melinda, I just simply believe she wasn’t prepared enough. She entered on the last day, and didn’t appear to put together the organization that she needed. Gernant started over a year ago and has kept his eye on the prize. A long slow hike up a 10% grade.

      I love her passion – Montana Democrats could take note. She could easily take a state house or senate seat, which would give her the opportunity to build a network base to get her anywhere she wants to go.

      • thanks j-girl. just still a little disappointed in gopher. i really wanted someone with some spunk to go against rehberg and embarrass him for once. and a woman in congress would have been really refreshing.

        i will try to rinse the taste of disappointment out of my mouth and study up some more on this young quiet gentleman.

  2. Lizard

    i wonder what tyler’s views on foreign policy are. does he support obama’s expansion of covert special ops into over 70 countries? does he support obama’s expansion of predator drone strikes? does he support continuing to give roughly 3 BILLION dollars to israel every year so their elite idf commandoes can repel from our helicopters to murder peace activists trying to deliver humanitarian aid to gaza?

    personally, i am so angry at the obama administration right now, and cynical about politics in general, all this local energy being focused on beating rehberg seems like a giant waste of time.

    unseating rehberg might make democrats feel good for awhile, but then the crushing force of systemic corruption exerts itself, and they fold. all of them fold (or die in plane crashes like wellstone).

    i’m sure y’all know that one of those humanitarian activists killed on the turkish flotilla was an american citizen; a 19 year old kid who was shot 5 times at close range.

    but obama isn’t going to do a goddamn thing about it, because it’s midterm elections, and those spineless democrats don’t want to incur the wrath of “the lobby” because the political price is too steep.

    why should i support anyone aspiring to go to dc as a democrat or republican anymore?

    remember all that shit obama said he was going to do? what a sick fucking joke his presidency has become. he’s a tool of the corporate elites, that is all. he might growl a little every once in a while, but that’s it.

    so tyler is all young and shiny and smart and apparently adept at raising money. wonderful. if he wins tuesday it will be interesting to see him in the general, but the bigger picture is too broken for me to think it matters.

    the failure of democrats to hold their party accountable for what’s happening and what’s not happening right now will have consequences, like extreme apathy among those of us really paying attention, and extreme activism among those watching glenn beck.

    • Big Swede

      Can ya believe it Liz. This staff Sergeant is going to get the Israeli Metal of Valor.

      TimesOnline — . . . . The Israeli commando who killed six of the passengers of Mavi Marmara, the Turkish ferry owned by the IHH charity, said that he had been the last of 15 soldiers to rappel down the rope from an overhead helicopter on to the decks of the ship, which he described as “a battlefield”.

      Identified for security reasons only as Staff Sergeant S, he said that contrary to initial Israeli Army reports, the shooting had started within minutes as he and his comrades were set upon by a “mob of mercenaries”.

      As he landed on the ship’s top deck, he said he saw three of his superior officers who had landed ahead of him lying wounded, one with a bullet wound to the stomach, another shot in the knee and the third beaten unconscious.

      Taking charge, he formed his men in a perimeter around the wounded, pulled his 9mm Glock pistol and opened fire on passengers he accused of shooting at the boarding party with guns taken off the first soldiers, who had been overwhelmed as they landed one by one.

      “When I hit the deck, I was immediately attacked by people with bats, metal pipes and axes,” the sergeant recalled. “These were without a doubt terrorists. I could see the murderous rage in their eyes and that they were coming to kill us.”

      He said he saw one of the passengers holding a seized pistol to another Israeli commando’s head.

      • Lizard

        i know you’re just trying to get a rise out of me, swede, but i’ll bite anyway.

        not that i believe the crap you regurgitated, but let’s say the israelis didn’t fire first (which there are plenty accounts they did) and they were set upon by the passengers as described, it doesn’t matter because the ship was attacked in international waters, the israelis were the aggressors, and the people had every right to defend themselves.

        maybe you don’t think this matters to americans in montana, but it should. why do we not just tolerate but enable a country that attacks us, spies on us, and treats the president and congress like little bitches (sorry female dogs)?

        failure of our politicians to question this destructive relationship will result in continued escalation in the middle east until someone uses a nuke.

        i think israel is crazy enough to do it. it might be iran, or it might be an american city, but wherever it happens the results will be devastating.

        now go ahead and take that lightly if you want. the actions of a rabid state we unquestionably support with billions of dollars will have negative consequences for all of us, especially every soldier fighting to “protect america’s interests” abroad.

  3. Big Swede

    Do ya think they stretched the picture of him vertically in the UTube?

    Cause by the looks of it he has a monster pencil neck.

  4. Alice

    @ Lizard: don’t question him on issues like this. He went to Georgetown, so his answer would probably come out in a sophisticated east coast speak that a rube like you or me wouldn’t even understands. Nameene? That’s why wee needs him to be our congressman, cause he knows all that fancy smart speak and what not, cin talk to them fancy washington people for us.

  5. Big Swede

    Shout out to Lizard, gotcha a great song.

    They even have a 4@20 reference.

    • Lizard

      that’s fantastic swede. not that you would read it or give a shit, but maybe others can be persuaded to at least pay attention.

      RICHARD TILLINGHAST

      POEM: No tinned meat is allowed, no tomato paste,

      no clothing, no shoes, no notebooks.

      These will be stored in our warehouses at Kerem Shalom

      until further notice.

      Bananas, apples, and persimmons are allowed into Gaza,

      peaches and dates, and now macaroni

      (after the American Senator’s visit).

      These are vital for daily sustenance.

      But no apricots, no plums, no grapes, no avocados, no jam.

      These are luxuries and are not allowed.

      Paper for textbooks is not allowed.

      The terrorists could use it to print seditious material.

      And why do you need textbooks

      now that your schools are rubble?

      No steel is allowed, no building supplies, no plastic pipe.

      These the terrorists could use to launch rockets

      against us.

      Pumpkins and carrots you may have,

      but no delicacies,

      no cherries, no pomegranates, no watermelon, no onions,

      no chocolate.

      We have a list of three dozen items that are allowed,

      but we are not obliged to disclose its contents.

      This is the decision arrived at

      by Colonel Levi, Colonel Rosenzweig, and Colonel Segal.

      Our motto:

      ‘No prosperity, no development, no humanitarian crisis.’

      You may fish in the Mediterranean,

      but only as far as three km from shore.

      Beyond that and we open fire.

      It is a great pity the waters are polluted –

      twenty million gallons of raw sewage dumped into the sea every day

      is the figure given.

      Our rockets struck the sewage treatments plants,

      and at this point spare parts to repair them are not allowed.

      As long as Hamas threatens us,

      no cement is allowed, no glass, no medical equipment.

      We are watching you from our pilotless drones

      as you cook your sparse meals over open fires

      and bed down

      in the ruins of houses destroyed by tank shells.

      And if your children can’t sleep,

      missing the ones who were killed in our incursion,

      or cry out in the night, or wet their beds

      in your makeshift refugee tents,

      or scream, feeling pain in their amputated limbs –

      that’s the price you pay for harbouring terrorists.

      God gave us this land.

      A land without a people for a people without a land.

      Richard Tillinghast is an American poet who lives in Co Tipperary. He is the author of eight books of poetry, the latest of which is Selected Poems (Dedalus Press, 2010 ), as well as several works of non-fiction

  6. bloodyknife

    OMG, don’t looked into her eyes or you will turn to stone.

    “personally, i am so angry at the obama administration right now, and cynical about politics in general”

    Lizzard, I’m with you on the anger and cynicism. We meet Saturday at noon in the town square. Bring your own gun.




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