The Montana GOP Just Ran Over Credibility

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Let’s be honest. The Montana GOP is such an amateurish organization that it actually chose budding juvenile fiction auteur and anti-voting activist Will Deschamps as its chair, has a web page that was banned by Geocities for being too ugly for the web in 1997, and uses a series of short-lived astroturf blogs to regurgitate whatever idiotic talking point is generated when one overdoses on Rush Limbaugh and the fluid use for fracking.

All that being said, I have to marvel at today’s effort to stir up a controversy—claiming that Senator Tester was caught on film “running over” a GOP staffer.It must be serious stuff. It was breathless reported by both the Montana GOP and its latest  blog, Treasure State Politics.

It might also make for an interesting story if, of course, there was a shred of truth to the claim. As the poor, struggling victim’s own video attests, the only accident was choosing to record his voice.

I’ve seen some pathetic, desperate campaigning before, but this reaches a new Rehbergian low. The only thing being thrown under a vehicle here is what little credibility the Montana GOP has left.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-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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HEY!, Dopey wrecked a boat, and Tester wrecked a guy’s flip flop…….almost.  THAT’S AN EQUVIVALENCY!  You see, in Will Dayshat world, ya gotta find an equivalent to throw back at the opponents.  Hence, flip flop gate!  Actually, Tester should be applauded for running over the moron’s shoe!  It’s a very Randian thing to do.  You see, if some moocher is SO stupid that he doesn’t know when to get outta the way of a vehicle being backed up, he’s TOO stupid to live!  And hence, he’s to be thrown under the bus, or in this case, a pickup.  It’s just life, the… Read more »

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HEY!, Dopey wrecked a boat, and Tester wrecked a guy’s flip flop…….almost.  THAT’S AN EQUVIVALENCY!  You see, in Will Dayshat world, ya gotta find an equivalent to throw back at the opponents.  Hence, flip flop gate!  Actually, Tester should be applauded for running over the moron’s shoe!  It’s a very Randian thing to do.  You see, if some moocher is SO stupid that he doesn’t know when to get outta the way of a vehicle being backed up, he’s TOO stupid to live!  And hence, he’s to be thrown under the bus, or in this case, a pickup.  It’s just life, the… Read more »

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Vehicular assault is a serious accusation – I wonder if Tester has been arrested for the offense. 

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Eric, too funny.  Flip flop gate just doesn’t resonate with MOST Montanans!   Once again, ONLY a true believer in Aynus Rant would be TOO stupid to get out of the way of a moving vehicle!  I’m sorry, Eric, but flip  flop gate does NOT have legs!

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That’s the best aswner by far! Thanks for contributing.

Maud
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Now I feel stupid. That’s clreead it up for me

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Vehicular assault is a serious accusation – I wonder if Tester has been arrested for the offense. 

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Eric, too funny.  Flip flop gate just doesn’t resonate with MOST Montanans!   Once again, ONLY a true believer in Aynus Rant would be TOO stupid to get out of the way of a moving vehicle!  I’m sorry, Eric, but flip  flop gate does NOT have legs!

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The sad part Larry, is counting how many months of this kind of press we have to endure for the next 18 months. 

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The sad part Larry, is counting how many months of this kind of press we have to endure for the next 18 months. 

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