C’mon Man: Days after touting religious freedom, Daines Endorses Bigot for Senate

It is not particularly newsworthy for a sitting Republican Senator to endorse a fellow Republican’s run for office.

It is newsworthy when the candidate has openly called for religious litmus tests for elected office.

Our very own Senator Steve Daines did just that this week.  Daines endorsed bigot Roy Moore in his quest to become a Senator from Alabama.

The fine folks over at the Montana Post have a great write-up of just how terrible of a human-being Roy Moore is.  You can read the whole thing here.

This choice quote caught my eye:

Moore is a xenophobe who believes in imposing an unconstitutional religious test on those seeking office

This caught my eye because just last week an e-mail from Senator Daines came galloping into my inbox on a high-horse with the return address from his Ivory Tower.

The subject line read: Religious Tests.

Senator Daines wrote, “The Founders explicitly said that religious tests are not part of holding official office.  Not that federal office holders cannot be religious, but that a faith test could not be applied to them.  It’s written in the Consitution.”

Thanks for the history lesson Steve!  But why did Daines turn around and endorse a candidate for Senate who openly calls for a religious test?  Could it be that Daines is full of it?  That he thinks the Constitution only applies to fundamentalist Christians like himself?

Or could it just be that time and time again the GOP in DC asks Senator Daines to jump and he says “how high?”  I’ve come to expect hypocrisy from Senator Daines, but at least try and hide it man.  Don’t send an e-mail to your constituents on a Friday and go against your words on a Tuesday.  At least have the dignity to wait a week or two before contradicting yourself!

It’s not news that Steve Daines wants to see a bigot in the US Senate, it’s news that he professes to stand for religious liberty while supporting candidates that undermine it.

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56 Comments on "C’mon Man: Days after touting religious freedom, Daines Endorses Bigot for Senate"

  1. We need to get rid of him!

  2. Please. Recognizing that Islamic Jihadism is a threat to our culture is NOT being a bigot- and you know it. On the other hand, pretending that importing dangerous cultures and allowing them to move into positions of power is simply suicidal. Ask Great Britain. Don’t let me hear you complaining when the people in your town are replaced by Not-Americans telling YOU that you have to follow THEIR customs.

    • Actually, I do not know that. Please prove your assumptions.

      • Would I need to prove to you that rattlesnakes are dangerous before you would choose to not play with one? The evidence of the threat to our Western culture that is posed by radical Islamists is everywhere. You either know that, or you’re just a “Jihad Denier”, to borrow an idiom from the Left.

        • boB AKA @Gyrogyrloose | November 9, 2017 10:09 AM at 10:09 AM | Reply

          Why don’t we compare death tolls from white angry men vs. radical mooslems over the last year-Kristians by far have the lead. Of course IMHO all the religions with a male diety in charge are full of shite. The Mother is only going to be healed when we put women in charge.

          • Well- I suppose that by “Mother” you mean the world in which we live, which was given to Man by God to dominate, and in which to live until such time as he could raise himself to a high enough level that he could travel the stars. The Earth is jut a place to live. Freedom and growth are critical; rocks and trees are tools to those ends.

        • You certainly have to prove that what you are pointing at is a rattler and not a garden snake. There certainly is a lot of evidence that radical fundamentalists are dangerous. But here in Montana a worry a lot more about a violent personality with a gun than a suicidal fundamentalist.

          • No doubt you will regard that statement as true right up to the first Jihadist murders take place here. So Brave!

          • If you can’t tell the difference between a rattlesnake and a garter snake without my help, it’s little wonder that you can’t tell the difference between low threat and high threat immigrants. The fact that you don’t see any threat to Montana at this moment does not mean there’s no current danger to the nation, one which will eventually intrude on your world as well.

  3. Anyone else notice Daines branding MT beef for China with “clean air and water ” while R’s remove protective regs?

  4. ” Recognizing that Islamic Jihadism is a threat to our culture is NOT being a bigot- and you know it.”

    Seen any Islamic Jihadists running around the US lately?

    Me neither.

    Keep stoking that irrational fear. It provides charlatans with power from the weak minded.

    • They may not be running around the streets of Two Dot.. just yet. Are you actually ignorant of the attacks taking place in every Western country, including ours? Or is New York fictional to you?

      • … And just wait until our deep-thinking Governor announces the settlement of a couple thousand Syrian “refugees” near your town.

        • boB AKA @Gyrogyrloose | November 9, 2017 10:14 AM at 10:14 AM | Reply

          we have had refugees living all over Montana since WWI. You really need to pay more attention to news from non-American sources as well as Fox. Actually it’s been shown you will be smarter/better informed if you just stop watching Fox and don’t watch or read anything else at all.

          • Hmmm. I wonder where you get the idea that I watch Fox? Is it because I’m right most of the time? Are you projecting a little bit? I actually watch the BBC, read Arutz Sheva, Le Monde, Izvestia, and voxday.blogspot.com. You should try them- the words they use aren’t THAT big. Also, your prescription for reading nothing at all and being better off sounds very old-school Montana.
            Sure, there have been refugees here for years, but they were from Europe! You know, people who think more or less the way we do, and are not compelled to kill us because we don’t subscribe to their lazy, loser beliefs.

            • “….there have been refugees here for years, but they were from Europe!”
              Oh really? There are a lot of refugees here and contrary to your bigoted opinion, what about all those that came to Montana from Africa and Southeast Asia? Probably don’t remember a couple so I’ll refresh your memory: The new Mayor in Helena? How about the Vietnamese and Hmong that settled here?

              • Right. They bring nothing but good, especially the Hmong. Sheesh. Just for the record: America is NOT a “nation of immigrants”- we are a nation of descendants of Europeans who came here long ago, and who created a new, better culture than the one they left behind. You know, the one that invented the electric light, the airplane, and walked the Moon?
                We don’t have “magic dirt” that transforms millions of other-cultures into Americans “just like you and me” simply by setting foot on it. Wake up.

                • The Russian troll farm is at full speed today, I see.

                  • Doesn’t change the facts, and I don’t care if you don’t “like” them. Our culture is an advanced derivative of European culture, made far better by the ideals of individual freedom and responsibility enshrined in our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution. You can thank our European-descent Founding Fathers for all of that. So can the rest of the world, for that matter, much which America has lifted from poverty and disease and liberated from tyranny. Changing American culture would eliminate that progress, allowing mankind to slip back into a dark age.

                • The same Europeans that engaged in genocide to wipe out the people who were already here with a culture they were happy with? The European culture that imported and enslaved the ancestors of MILLIONS of black people who themselves were probably happier staying in Africa than being enslaved, tortured and killed? Margerie, the promise of a “more perfect union” has to include all Americans, not just the European stock. We would not be the America we are today without the contributions of our immigrants. We pledge allegiance to the US Constitution because of that promise to form a more perfect union. It’s hard work, and not without risks, but it is the best promise any government was ever based on.[I realize this is off-topic with respect to the original post, but I wasn’t comfortable with where this was heading.]

                  • Nice try. People move, and dominant cultures prevail. If it hadn’t been Europeans, it would have been Asians.

                    • I take it then that if you had a Time Machine that allowed you to go back 300 years into the past to prevent any Africans from ever being brought to the Americas as slaves you’d do so.

                      But wait- that would have prevented the births of Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, Aretha Franklin, Willie Mays.. Hmmm. Sounds a lot like racial genocide to me.

                    • Pretty sure they would have been born no matter what.

                    • “We would not be the America we are today without the contributions of our immigrants.” Probably true, as the recent case of Jihadism in NYC demonstrates.

                      Plainly, at least from native-born Americans’ point of view, Mr. Saipov’s immigration did not work out as hoped and will likely punch a multi-billion dollar hole in the U.S. economy. There will be direct losses from deaths and injuries in the attack itself, costs of treating, prosecuting, and imprisoning Mr. Saipov, costs of providing welfare to his wife and two children (Mr., Saipov won’t be earning a lot in prison), etc. There will be indirect losses due to extra security measures that cities will put in place to try to prevent a repeat jihad.

                      Perhaps it is too soon to look at the dollars and cents, but how was Mr. Saipov’s immigration supposed to benefit native-born Americans in the best case? The CIA says that Uzbekistan has a per-capita GDP of roughly $6,600 per person, #159 out of 230 countries (ranking). Mr. Saipov was 29 years old and worked as a truck/Uber driver, a job that is expected to disappear within his working lifetime. He had two children and a wife with no reported job. The U.S. has an average per-capita GDP of $57,400 per person per year. So Mr. Saipov would have had to earn $229,600 per year in order to make the U.S. wealthier on a per-capita basis. Maybe somehow existing Americans can become better off if the population grows, but the GDP per-person shrinks? A Mr. Saipov will truck their goods around at a low price. But how can that make them better off overall given our traffic gridlock and skyrocketing housing prices? Mr. Saipov, his wife, and their children have to live somewhere and also get around.

                      Immigration is War. Learn it sooner than later and we’ll have a chance.

      • Margerie (is that how you spell your name? Really? sounds like bullshit to me)–Margerie is an unusual given name for females. Margerie is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)
        Read more at http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Margerie#MB24CAQ68IXh0Ful.99

        Whatever.

        Judging from the last 2 massacres (Las Vegas & Sutherland Springs) I think we have much more to fear from disaffected white men with sufficient credit cards to by an arsenal and shoot up some place where their fellow citizens happen to be gathered.

        Oh and to be very clear, go fuck yourself.

  5. Margerie, would you please return to the home and take your medication.

    • I wonder how much Jeff Bezos spent to dig up the lying trailer trash bimbos who are making these claims 40 years on. Do you suppose they will all have nice new homes now? And all that they had to do was claim that they dated Moore consensually that and they never had sex. The Horror!

  6. So kissing is sex now? This should make life interesting from here on out. Or not.

    • By the way, these are obvious lies.

    • With a 14 year old it is.

      Even the National Review is throwing Moore under the bus.

      • The National Review is hardly a credible source of conservative thought.

        I refuse to accept that kissing anyone is sex, regardless of age. The statement is ridiculous at face value. Remember, Slick Willie got away with pretending that Oral Sex was not sex, even though the word “sex” is in the term. But then, fairness has never been a characteristic of Leftism, whereas bigotry against the values that Made America Great has always been an hallmark of commie thought.

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