Earlier this week news broke about a Great Falls Democrat candidate for state legislature in House District 21 smearing his GOP opponent, Ed Buttrey, as a Nazi sympathizer.
Jaime Horn, the Democrat, posted this picture and statement on his official campaign Facebook page:
Buttrey explained to MTN News, after Horn sent the photo to them, “…that the photo was taken at one of the monthly Cascade County Republican Central Committee meetings that is held in the back conference room at the VFW on 10th Avenue South. He said that there are many wartime artifacts including the framed Nazi flag which was captured during WWII.”
It’s hard to believe that Horn, or any other serious candidate, could be such a clueless jerk.
Horn’s pathetic attempt to raise money for his ‘campaign’ by peddling the ludicrous claim that longtime legislator, respected and well known community leader and businessman Ed Buttrey is somehow associated with Nazis is disgusting.
Obviously Horn is way too dumb to be in the Montana State Legislature. No one in this community would ever fall for this kind of dirty, shameless politics. We’ve known Ed Buttrey for decades here in Great Falls.
Is Horn really that massively unaware of the community he seeks to represent? Is he really that unaware of how stupid, ridiculous, dishonest, and mean spirited this looks?
It is worth pointing out however that this seems to be the all-too-often kind of despicable tactic being used by Democrats at all levels.
When for years now top national Democrats have gotten away with calling their political opponents ‘deplorable’, ‘racist’, ‘Nazis’, ‘traitors’ etc. it shouldn’t be too surprising that the kids in the local trenches will do the same.
You would think that the local Cascade County Democratic Central Committee would issue a statement disavowing Horn’s idiotic attack on Buttrey. But no, I looked on their website and on their Facebook page and there’s no statement at all.
This garbage from Horn will reflect on all local Democrats unless and until their local leadership musters the courage to denounce Horn and his smear.
Thankfully Horn has all by himself insured his own certain defeat in November.