by Dr. Edwin Berry
My book “Montana’s Last Indian Water Compact” (now in paperback and Kindle) addresses the reason the Montana Republican Party is controlled by a right-wing fringe that represents only 20 percent of Montana Republicans and ten percent of Montana voters.
They are the “Very Conservative Evangelical” or VCE face of the Republican Party. (Not all Evangelicals are VCEs.)
They are the reason Montana had only one House vote to spare in 2015 to ratify the CSKT Water Compact.
They are also the reason a Democrat may beat the Republican candidate in the coming election to replace Ryan Zinke in Congress.
VCEs make bad decisions.
They are the reason for the “split” in the Republican Party.
My book Chapters 1 to 8 show why the VCE’s arguments against the CSKT Compact were invalid, irrational, and immoral. The debate was not even close. Democrats and true Republicans were right, and the VCEs were dead wrong.
New Chapters 9 to 12 explain how the VCEs’ thought patterns defy rational thinking. They are not conservatives. They are composed of Dominionists. [Read more…]