Montana Republicans Warmly Embrace a White Nationalist’s Legislative Candidacy
Note that Taylor Rose is a graduate of Liberty University. Interesting the sort of people graduating from a so-called Christian university, huh? No wonder Jerry Falwell Jr. is sticking by the Orange Vulgarian.
By the way, before creating this page I checked Google to see if anyone here had already posted the story. It seems they didn’t, BUT I did find a page by Thanos from 2011 about the Montana GOP’s KKK Candidate. Back then they ran away from that guy, but it appears that this time around they’re openly—even warmly—embracing the racism.
Notice in the video above how Rep. Matthew Monforton, a leading House Republican, dismisses concern about Rose’s background by saying “the rest of us think of him as a good conservative.” Good conservative indeed.
Despite a long background in far-right radicalism, youthful Taylor Rose’s campaign enjoys deep and broad support within the state’s GOP.
Taylor Rose likes to project a fresh-scrubbed, wholesome image to his fellow Montanans while campaigning for a seat in the state’s House of Representatives. It’s easy for the blonde-haired, blue-eyed and clean-shaven 28-year-old from the rural Columbia Falls area to do, flashing a toothy grin and ranting about the need to get the federal government out of workers’ hair and open up the state’s timberlands to lumber operations.
The image, combined with a pleasing message (Rose likes to label himself a “pro-labor Republican”) and a slick campaign, have all raised the prospects that Rose might be able to pull off an upset win over incumbent Rep. Zac Perry, a Democrat, in the race for the House seat in District 3, which historically leans Republican.
What many voters may not realize, however, is Taylor’s long history of deep involvement with the white nationalist movement, and the dangerously bigoted worldview he has promoted since his teenage years — a history well documented by the SPLC and the Anti-Defamation League in the years leading up to his campaign. […]
Rose first came to enter the movement in 2011 when his activities on behalf of the white nationalist Youth for Western Civilization were reported by the Center for New Community. Rose, then a recent graduate of Liberty University (the college founded by religious-right leader Jerry Falwell), appeared at a YWC-sponsored “March for Freedom” in Cologne, Germany. He also met with members of Vlaams Belang, the far-right Belgian political party, and members of German organizations designated by authorities there as “right-wing extremist.” […]