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.
Sorry for liars such as Roy Brown, Jeff Essmann and others who spend their days, with a straight face, telling voters that Democrats “tax and spend too much” in Helena.
Unfortunately for these bed-wetters who themselves are sensitive types when negative campaigning comes back their way, Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and now CNBC are all saying otherwise.
Here is the latest national news organization to credit the Dems for a job well done in Montana. It’s from CNBC who sent a reporter to Montana to get the scoop on how donkeys know how to balance a checkbook better than elephants. ~Cough~
So far this season, the only thing that Montana elephants have shown they are capable of producing is large piles of elephant dung, the lies they perpetuate. The whole thing makes me start to feel like some kind of physical illness is coming on.
And Montana’s Attorney General Steve Bullock, a rising star in the political scene both within the state and nationally, is leading the fight. As the Wall Street Journal reports:
Mr. Bullock says some of the Supreme Court’s reasons for overruling the federal campaign-finance law don’t apply to his state, arguing that its Corrupt Practices Act of 1912 remains constitutional.
Gary Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA), is a frequent contributor to the Militia of Montana’s e-mail list. In an April 2000 message to his e-mail list, he wrote “WTO, GATT, and NAFTA are all moves towards the New World Order and the coveted global government.”
He also contributes to the patriot Internet publication The Sierra Times. One of his columns was later carried in the Christian Identity tabloid The Jubilee. Christian Identity, based on a racist interpretation of the Bible, holds that Jews are the literal children of Satan, and people of color are subhuman “mud people.” Another Marbut column in The Sierra Times attacked the federal government for wanting its citizens to remain “Îstabable’, Îshootable’, Îbeatable’, Îrobable’, and, of course, Îrapeable.’” His dislike for the federal government also surfaced in 1994 when Marbut wanted Montana to secede from the union.
has found evidence that Western Tradition Partnership intends to or has tried to solicit donations from officers of several foreign corporations or their affiliations, including some based in Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Hardly the “Western Tradition” they claim to espouse. A third opponent of Montana’s case is a TEA Party leader worried about United Nations conspiracies.
He says he wants to spend his company’s money to oust city officials who joined an international organization of local governments seeking to meet sustainability goals backed by the United Nations.
This is a battle worth watching, and whatever the outcome of this particular fight, it is also worth watching the future of Montana’s Attorney General Steve Bullock.