It was a bad day for a few hapless Republican legislators in Montana Wednesday. These young guns from the GOP, who had excitedly volunteered, upon entering the legislature, to carry some of the flagship legislation for the Tea Party, got their hind ends burned with a red-hot poker.
Indeed, their dreams of legislative glory ended in a blaze of smoke and fire on the steps of the Montana Capitol today as the Governor pulled out his branding iron and burned a giant VETO onto a pile of Tea Party bills. It is unlikely that the GOP will be able to override any of the vetoes.
Some of these right-wing idiot legislators even wandered outside as the party was getting going, not comprehending what all the smoke in the air was from until they saw their bill number on the branding board.
The bills were classic GOP crap, including: a voter suppression bill, which tried to make it harder for people register to vote; a bill to permit the use of cyanide by large gold mining companies (companies that funded many of the GOP legislators campaigns); a bill to give sheriffs authority over the federal government in terror investigations; and a bill to overturn a voter-approved initiative to allow seriously ill patients to use marijuana legally.
Here are a few more choice photos among those making the rounds on Facebook today.
UPDATE: The event appeared on Rachel Maddow last night:
Says Maddow ” this is so much better than politics has a right to be.” Here’s the video: