Montana Politics

David Howard: Racist Moron

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I think we all know that Representative David Howard is a slack-jawed moron, but he upped the ante this week with the following charming post and comment about people who receive food stamps.

That an elected member of the Legislature would post something this patently offensive and clearly racist, especially in the wake of the Cebull debacle, should be surprising. Given the last session, however, it seems like it’s nothing we shouldn’t expect.

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Now, some would tell you that highlighting these kinds of remarks is more about partisan games playing than actual discussion of policy. They’re wrong. When Republicans get elected, people like David Howard gain entirely undeserved positions of power in the Legislature, wasting precious time and more damagingly, sending the message that Montana is a state that not only tolerates, but elects racists.

About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a 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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