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How awful is the rash of anti-woman fervour we’re seeing lately over our health care.
First there was the TEA Party Republican Legislature, who tried to eliminate all funding for breast and cervical cancer testing in the state. Then there was the Ravalli County Commission, who tried to prevent women in Ravalli County from receiving the health care benefits.
In fact, across the state they are launching campaigns to take over local governments: TEA Partiers are campaigning to take over the Helena school board, the board of trustees of the Flathead Valley Community College, and the Billings City Council (see the TEA Party action alert below the fold.)
The latest TEA Party Republican to garner national attention for wacky legislation is Rep. Joe Read (R-Ronan) who has been busy touting his claims that Montana can legislate the laws of nature and science.
“As a citizen legislature, we are inclined to believe with the sun on our hands and our face,” he said, “and we’re not seeing the global warming.”