What Really Terrifies Me About Montana’s Right Wing Bloggers

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There are a lot of things that terrify me about them, but I just realized something today that might be the worst of all. I think they actually believe that arguments like the Republican stunt in Washington is lowering gas prices or that the Democrats in Congress have caused gas prices to increase by not allowing drilling offshore in the last two years are true.

I’m not even really trying to be an ass, here. I’m just amazed that there are people who so unquestioningly swallow this political tripe that’s purely designed to score political points in our sound bite culture. They accept it so unquestioningly that they repeat it, jeopardizing the credibility of their online pseudonyms.

Wouldn’t it be great if the right wing blogs did more than parrot Rush Limbaugh’s version of truth?

On another note, this is my favorite post from the Republican side of the Montana’s ‘sphere this week. Presented as “Support from Around Missoula” for the claim that Congress’s recess is causing the energy crisis, offer five videos of average citizens.

Just a thought, guys…you might be a bit more credible if four of them weren’t standing in front of the GOP booth at the fair, and the fifth didn’t indicate she was a friend of the poster, the President of the UM College Republicans.

Keep the stunts up. You guys are AWESOME at them.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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