Natelson’s Nixing

It was reported this week that Rob Natelson was denied the title of “emeritus” by U of M faculty members.  Natelson is known as “the top legal expert” for the TEA Party – a group which is known for espousing legal theory and beliefs that do not measure up to academic standards.

Take what Time Magazine today calls the classic example of the GOP’s march into the fringe: nullification  – an extremist (and dubious) theory still being doggedly touted by TEA Party poster boy Rep. Derek Skees (R-Whitefish Kalispell):

“Montana that has emerged 
as the epicenter of the nullification movement and the purest laboratory for 
the Tea Party’s model of governance.”

As Time reports, the concept of nullification has a shady history based in racial politics:
“It was invoked by South Carolina lawmakers seething over tariff laws in the antebellum South, and again during the civil-rights era, when states opposed to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954 used the idea of interposition, nullification’s kissing cousin, as a mechanism to resist integration.”
While Natelson, like Skees, is a defender of nullification, it is a movement with a history that no academic institution would want to align itself with.  Indeed, the crocodile tears from the TEA Party complaining that Natelson was rejected because the U of M is a leftist institution are off base.  Just last year, Carroll College cancelled a “TEA Party Town Hall” appearance by Natelson, and no one could call Carroll College a liberal institution.

Natelson is also the one known candidate to receive a political contribution from the KKK organizer who is running for Congress in Montana.    Natelson received a contribution from Mr. Abarr of $100 when Natelson ran for Governor.


5 Comments on "Natelson’s Nixing"

  1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | June 17, 2011 11:51 AM at 11:51 AM |

    And lest we forget, Robby was calling for a “civil war” even long before Gen. Robert E. Skees moved to Montana! Robby envisioned a “coming civil war” over abortion, and even speculated that there would be a John Brown type of incident to set it off!

    Unfortunately, widdle Bobby Nasalsound never actually SERVED in the military! He MISSED his chance to go to Nam with the REST of his generation! But that didn’t stop Bobby from anointing himself spokesman for the coming civil war! In fact, I’m quite sure if war actually came, Bobby would appoint himself a general just like Skees!

    But since Robby’s gone now, could we please erect a statue in his honor? Some sort of fitting tribute? Kinda like the one for Meagher at the capitol? A man astride a horse? And since widdle Bobby was always concerned about saving money on gubmint projects, maybe we could save a little dough by eliminating Rob altogether and just erecting the horse’s ass! A MUCH more fitting tribute to the legacy of Bobby Nasalsound! A giant horse’s ass, rearing back on his haunches a la Meagher, an actual Civil War hero!

    Yes, I think that’s it. It captures his spirit AND his tenure here in Montana! A giant horse’s ass rearing up, defiant, representing Bobby and HIS coming civil war over abortion!

    Like it? Me too!

  2. When talking of Rob Natelson Im reminded of a song “Superman flew to Japan and gave up fighting crime, he’s doing commercials for compact cars and living in a big high rise, Barbie and Ken they got a divorce I guess thats the way it goes, she got the house and the accessories and told him to hit the road, the lone ranger and tonto bought an rv park out in Arizona, I guess everybodys gotta grow up sometime, get a little slice of that big ole American pie, everybodys gotta grow up sometime, why cant I.”

  3. I respect Professor Natelson, but perplexed why he would affiliate with the Tea Party, as they certainly cannot articulate the truest founding principles of our Nation, don’t even realize the tea dumped was from the East India CORPORATION, and do they really stand for ‘Liberty and Justice for ALL’, or is that a ‘selective’ all, meaning only native-born caucuasians who own property, and heck, maybe a few slaves, or more like ‘wage-slaves’, as the ‘baggers’ don’t – or won’t acknowledge – that their puppetmasters – Koch Brothers and ilk – outsourced almost everything? If nothing else, Professor Natelson EXPONENTIALLY raise the MT Tea Party I.Q. with his participation!

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | June 19, 2011 7:51 AM at 7:51 AM |

      I disagree completely with what you’ve said, Pub. From the MOMENT that sleazeball/cheeseball came to Montana, he started his mischief. Or have your forgotten.? He immediately began attacking teachers and education. He immediately began agitating for all kinds of nutty government schemes, forming bizarre anti-tax groups up in the Swan Valley. He helped foment the current anti-gubmint extremists out there today known as the Teatards. He was bad news.

      The guy is a draftdodging, rightwing kook who spouted anti-gubmint nonsense all the while SCUKIN’ large off our state government instutions. He’s a phony AND a hypocrite. Look, you can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, and the teatards ALL of the time. But you can NEVER fool the faculty of the U of M Law School ANY of the time! Not even once! Better than anyone else, these poor folks KNEW this reetard first hand. They had to tolerate him in the same school!

      How EMBARRASSING to have that moron associated with your school of law! When the time came, they wiped the slate clean. They could do nothing else! It was the ONLY remedy left them to retain their integrity as a school of law. The did what they had to do. The blemish is gone. The aberration vanquished. The school once again made whole.

      Widdle Bobby Nasalsound, draftdodgin’, gubmint hatin’, gubmint SUCKIN’ hypocrite got EXACTLY what he deserved! His just desserts! His final rebuke! His reality check! His little nazi fantasies ran SMACK into reality!

      He can now fully enter the world of BIG KOCKH propaganda where there is no reality and a widdle draftdodger can be a hero! FINALLY! You see, after missing Nam, he can be a hero now. After suckin’ off the gubmint for so long, he can now enter the private sector and suck off the Big Kochs! It suits him. You’ve perhaps heard of shove ready projects? Bobby Nasalsound is lip ready!

      But respect? No. He deserves none. Need proof? Cite just ONE other person who failed to get emeritus status from our Law School. Respect is earned by merit, NOT by liplocks!

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