June 2012



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Pro-Ignorance Views Spell Trouble for Hill, GOP

Rick Hill’s pro-ignorance positions and votes on education spell trouble not just for his own chances but for other Republicans.  The problem hasn’t gone unnoticed by GOP supporters. When the GOP candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction shared her stump speech on Facebook (pictured), a…

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The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to…

Congressman Dennis Rehberg.  Rehberg, for proclaiming that campaign spending must be disclosed, while failing to disclose your own campaign spending, you’re this week’s obvious hypocrite. While defending Citizens United in the Lee papers, Rehberg said that rather than overturning the ruling, “the correct response is strong…

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The Fight’s Not Over

In a memo thick with bravado but lacking in coherence, the American Tracition parthership today declared victory over Montana voters. The ATP makes the ridiculous claim that Steve Bullock’s defense of Montana’s anti-corruption law amounts to an “indefensible attacks on Montanan’s God-given right of free…

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Gay and Chic, Savvy and Dirty, and now Exposed

David Sirota, a national radio host and pundit who used to work on Governor Schweitzer’s campaigns, has written a deliciously intriguing column about a new development in an otherwise dormant Montana controversy–the Mike Taylor ad. In 2002, the Mike Taylor ad was all the rage…

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Black Helicopters in the Big Sky

The Conspiracy Congressman This week, TEA Party Congressman Dennis Rehberg R-MT, demanded that the U.S. Government halt a plot to spy on farmers with drone planes–the same kind of drones used to kill terrorists overseas. The Washington Post immediately reported that no such plot exists, but…

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GOP Convention Embarrassing on Many Levels

This weekend, local Republicans used speeches, displays, and fundraising gimmicks to showcase the state of the current state of the Montana GOP.  Anyone who stops to consider the Montana GOP’s 2012 Convention can only find the party a complete embarrassment. First, there was the  raffle…

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A Wingnut and Prayer

Joe Balyeat has resigned from the Bat Crap Crazy Legislature to become the new leader of the Montana TEA Party. The Washington D.C. TEA Party booster club Americans for Prosperity has struggled with keeping and finding leaders since it started meddling in Montana politics in…

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Moving Montana Backward

Rick Hill’s understanding of economic policy and education funding appears to be outdated. This week, Hill, who has been out of public policy discussions for most of the last decade, dusted off his vision for education funding–well, he dusted off Wyoming’s vision anyway. Actually, given…

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