I know that he’s little more than a partisan mouthpiece for the Republican Party, but you have to admire the audacity of this post by Aaron Flint, in which he praises Denny Rehberg for opposing the Obama-Republican tax deal and attacks Senators Tester and Baucus for supporting it, despite arguing that the tax cuts are necessary. Flint writes:
However, the votes and statements from both senators above only begs the question: if extending the Bush era tax cuts is good for jobs now, why didn’t they act sooner? If extending the tax cuts is good now, then when would it ever be good to harm our economy by doing away with the tax cuts?
To recap Flint’s “argument”:
- Extending the tax cuts? Good.
- Senators Baucus and Tester, who support the tax deal? Bad
- Representative Rehberg, who opposes them? Good.
Think what you will about the deal, but Rehberg’s position, if it won, would lead to an increase in taxes for Montana businesses and workers. To spin this as another in a series of petty and inane attacks on Senator Tester demonstrates the shameless partisan blinders that characterize Flint and his program.