Wall Street Journal Slams Rehberg Over Tax Cut Failure

It looks like we’re in for a white Christmas–but it’s just as likely to be from the foam coming out of the mouth of TEA Party Congressman Dennis Rehberg and his colleagues as from snow.

Rehberg’s latest move is so nutso in fact, that the Wall Street Journal has published a scathing editorial slamming Rehberg and House republicans for “thoroughly botching” the payroll tax cut.

The editorial assigns particular culpability to TEA Party Rehblicans like Rehberg who, along with his fellow foamers, are blocking the bipartisan compromise to extend the tax cut.  This after 39  Repubs in the Senate joined the Dems in passing the tax cut in an overwhelmingly bipartisan 89-10 vote.  After all, the proposal contained plenty of Republican provisions–like a pay increase for doctors.  But because Rehberg and his Tea Party crew knew the  bipartisan compromise would gather enough support to pass the House, they used some archaic Congressional rules kill the bill without taking a simple up or down vote.  Their ranting and temper tantrums resulted in Rehberg and friends forcing a $1,000 tax hike on the average Montana family beginning January 1st,  according to the DSCC.



14 Comments on "Wall Street Journal Slams Rehberg Over Tax Cut Failure"

  1. What I want to know is how you got Iverson to pose for this photo. In all seriousness though, who is running the show here? If this idea had come from strategists, whomever put self-destruct on the strategy list would be terminated. Presumably, those up for election or with tough races are given some kind of consideration/input, meaning that Rehberg’s little sausage fingers are all over this.

  2. I love way that article begins about Raising Taxes in 2013. The Bush Tax cuts for the wealthy were supposed to be temporary…….


  3. How come you people don’t understand that throwing a few hundred thousand people out of their homes when their unemployment checks are cut off is certainly worth it to make a point.

    Besides, there’s no poor people in America, as proved by the fat person I saw downtown.

  4. It’s a bit of a stretch to call Rehberg a member of the Tea Party. He’s about as establishment as it gets. Your blog severely lacks substance. You’re just a playground bully who never learned how to share.

    • How exactly is it a “stretch” when Rehberg openly and publically joined the Tea Party Caucus? Why are you still confused about the simple fact that today’s establishment GOP *is* the Tea Party? Aren’t you paying attention to what’s happening in Congress right now?

      • Joining the Tea Party Caucus doesn’t mean anything when you consider his record of big government. Pro PATRIOT act, pro Real ID, pro war, and pro spending…not exactly a Tea Party record. But you are correct, the establishment effectively destroyed the Tea Party by calling themselves Tea Party members. The whole point was to oust them ALL…Republicans and Democrats who overspent and overreached. Time for a new anti-establishment conservative movement.

        • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | December 22, 2011 9:13 PM at 9:13 PM |

          The establishment destroyed the tea party?? Wow. For the record, dude, state what your highest grade level achieved was. You were homeskuuled, werncha? There in your compound. Is timmy bulbdim?

  5. I’ve noticed how you make up your intelligence and policy related shortcomings with personal attacks and political dogma. I’d like to see you leave a substantive comment on this site sometime.

    • If you can’t stand the heat, don’t fry yourself on the sidewalk.

      My experience is that Cowgirl merely punctuates Republican hypocritheocrisy with biting reminders of a candidate’s idiosyncrasies. From Truth out.

      Rehberg Dennygrates Montana.

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | December 25, 2011 8:11 PM at 8:11 PM |

      And I like to know just HOW much of that hated gubmint money you suckin’ up there, truthy. You see, you’ve got phony writ LARGE all over you, dude. Time for some truth there, loser. How much you suckin’, and just what is your job that recieves NO gubmint money? Go away now, moron. You’ve been outed.


      p.s. For the record, anyone who claims there’s ANY merit to the kock funded teatards is simply an idiot.

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