Though Rehberg has been criticized for his recent merger with the Tea-Party-conspiracy-theory-prayer-email-forwarders, evidence has recently come to light that his embattled campaign is seeing some benefits to the alliance. The disruption and thuggery that are the Tea-bag crusade weapons of choice are now serving to protect Congressman Rehberg from answering questions that will unravel the entire thread of his bullshit “cut costs” campaign platform. From the Helena IR’s report on his most recent campaign event (listening session):
the crowd also turned on those who asked Rehberg questions unpopular with conservatives, including a Helena man who asked about the need for the Iraqi war, and a Lincoln woman who asked for help for those starting small businesses that involve medical marijuana. The crowd booed and hissed at them, with Rehberg
*key word coming*
eventually–asking the crowd to quiet down.
This mob did not come just to be listened to, but to deny others the right to be heard. What could be more appropriate for a Rehberg listening session than having Rehberg’s supporters drowning out the voices of their neighbors by booing them down Jerry Springer Show style.
The same people who were scared stiff that uninsured deadbeats might get access to the same government health care that they have because they are Taxed Enough Already are now nearly apoplectic that someone dare to question the need for the costly Iraq war. Guess how these wars are paid for Mensa men?
Too bad Rehberg didn’t answer the question. If he had, the IR surely would have allowed able reporter Eve Byron to include his answer in her story. (Oh, the cost of war to Montana taxpayers since Rehberg has been in office is over $1.7 Billion)