New Ad Targets Rehberg’s Anti-Science Stance

Incumbent Congressman Dennis Rehberg’s been bending over backwards to align himself with the TEA Party, which is known for its marked fear of and disregard for science (remember Montana Legislator Joe Read who garnered national attention for attempting to legislate the laws of science and nature?)  Instead of allowing scientists at the EPA to set our air pollution standards, he’s decided that like Joe Read, he doesn’t need to “believe in” scientific facts at all–even when Montanans’ health and quality of life are at stake, apparently.

Now Montana Conservation Voters has a new radio ad campaign up in Montana calling out Representative Rehberg for his nutty position supporting efforts to gut the Clean Air Act and prevent the EPA from doing its job to protect the health of Montana families and reduce dangerous pollution.

Representative Rehberg voted for the Continuing Resolution (H.R. 1) which included amendments to block the EPA from implementing long overdue air pollution safeguards to reduce emissions of carbon, mercury, arsenic and other hazardous air pollutants. He also voted for House-passed legislation (H.R. 910) to prevent the EPA from applying commonsense safeguards to curb harmful carbon pollution and protect public health, even though the companion legislation failed in the U.S. Senate the day before.

The radio ad will run this week on stations in the Billings, Great Falls and Kalispell media markets.

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14 Comments on "New Ad Targets Rehberg’s Anti-Science Stance"

  1. Let the games begin.

  2. Reynard isnt known for being smart–and religious conservatives like him have always hated science–the think the earth is 6000 years old,that stem cell research is murder, and that evolution is a theory. The ignorance stems from fear of what they don’t or can’t understand.

  3. I mean Rehberg

  4. Matthew Koehler | April 19, 2011 1:35 PM at 1:35 PM |

    Honestly, I’m not so sure that Rehberg’s sucky EPA stance(s) differ that greatly from Senator Baucus.

    • The Polish Wolf | April 19, 2011 7:01 PM at 7:01 PM |

      The League of Conservation Voters might disagree. They aren’t huge Baucus fans, but he still scores a solid 62% better than Rehberg – 66% to 4%.

      I know you think we can do better, and maybe we can. But pretending there is no difference is not accurate, and you’ll see the difference if he gets elected.

  5. Lt. Col (Ret, Army) Richard Liebert | April 19, 2011 2:35 PM at 2:35 PM |

    It’s hypocrisy for those who want the miracles of modern science to provide ‘wonder-weapons’ and MRI, CT scans and advanced medicines, but decry the vast majority of climate science findings……they can’t be selective about it, and if a majority of doctors told you your child needed a certain procedure, would you disregard them?

  6. Rehberg Performs Self-prostate Exam; Looks for Head During Proctologist Visit

  7. Actually looking at his votes over the years and his campaign contributions its easy to see why he does not believe in Science. He’s paid with campaign funds not to believe. It was fine to raise the debt ceiling or vote for programs that were not paid for, as long as thats what the donors wanted

    Basically he does what the Koch’s want.

  8. Ok I’ll say this, this is a great ad. Its hard hitting and takes the gloves off to which I say Amen. My only concern is that it is in April of 2011, and the general election isn’t till November 2012. We haven’t even had summer yet in 2011, why are we using up the ammo so early in the battle? I think its too early, and frankly Im kinda getting sick of politics myself. We’ve had a legislative session that was a joke at best, and an abomination and a disgrace at worse. We just got done with the 2010 campaign and from the view point of a moderate Democrat it was nasty. And we just came off the 2008 campaign and it was a very good campaign form the prespective of a moderate, but it was long. Also these campaigns cost money, and I just wonder if this money aka ammo would not be better served somewhere else.

  9. Ignorance is knowledge. War is peace.

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