by Ed Berry
Below are 3 public emails sent to a Montana tea party group.
The first (#1 at the bottom) is my email to the group where I state my reasons that supporters of Matt Rosendale would do better to vote for Corey Stapleton rather than for Matt Rosendale, if they wish to nominate a candidate more conservative than Ryan Zinke for Congress.
The second (#2) is Derek Skees’ reply to my email (#1).
The last (#3 at the top) is my short reply to Derek’s email (#2).
Derek’s unprofessional, long-winded reply (#2) to my email (#1) is reminiscent of his long-winded comments to my October 23, 2012, Open Letter to Derek Skees wherein I was trying to help Derek, but Derek pretty much destroyed his campaign for Montana State Auditor with his reply.
In his email reply (#2) below, Derek Skees has once again demonstrated he cannot discuss political issues without digressing into irrelevant ad hominem attacks on those who have different opinions than Derek.
Whether Derek is right or wrong in each of his opposing opinions below, I cannot say. What I can say is it is impossible to have a productive discussion leading to a meeting of the minds with a person who cannot separate political opinions from the messengers of the opinions.
Therefore, I withdraw my endorsement of Derek Skees for Montana Public Service Commission and now endorse Brad Johnson. [Read more…]