Matt Rosendale is running for yet another political office. It feels like every two years everyone’s favorite character from the MTV2 spin-off show “Maryland Shore” just can’t get enough of hopping on the ballot. Just last election cycle Rosendale ran for State Auditor, a four-year job, but he has already decided he’s had enough of driving up Montana’s health insurance prices. Rosendale is running for Senate.
As the race for endorsements heats up it is notable that Rosendale is touting the endorsement of some serious right-wing nut jobs.
Of course everyone saw when Rosendale proudly touted the endorsement of white nationalist Steve Bannon. They look so cute together with their protectionist trade policies and nationalism:
A picture is worth a thousand words, but I wonder if this picture is worth the export market for Montana Ag’s products…
But other than everyone’s favorite nationalist, Rosendale has lined up the who’s-who of nutjob senators.
First up we have Ted Cruz.
Cruz is equally unlikable as a person as he is insane as a policymaker.
Fellow Republican Senator Lindsey Graham once said, “If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you.”
He also advocates for selling of our public lands.
Maybe Cruz is looking for someone to like him in the Senate and that’s why he endorsed Rosendale?
Next we have Rand Paul. A man so insufferable his neighbor beat him up over Paul’s un-neighborly behavior.
Paul also seems to want to get rid of our beloved public lands.
Paul once said:
“You would have less of that if you had more local ownership of the land. State ownership would be better, but even better would be private ownership.”
Wow. Let’s get the Flathead another Chic-Fil-A! Right where the Sperry Chalet once stood!
And finally Rosendale touts the endorsement of Utah Senator Mike Lee.
While Lee doesn’t seem to have the same unlikable qualities as Bannon, Cruz, and Paul, he does have a similar track record on public lands.
Lee was named the #1 enemy of public lands by the Center for Biological Diversity. Isn’t that nice? Rosendale surely has a foam finger and is cheering Lee on as he threatens our outdoor heritage.
You can learn a lot about someone by the company they keep and the company Rosendale seems to keep define him as a unlikeable person and a policymaker who will try to sell off our public lands. That’s scary.