Representative Rehberg: A Growing National Embarrassment

I guess at least this time it wasn’t for being drunk.

From the NYT:

Mr. Rehberg, who likes to quote Thomas Jefferson when it suits him, should re-read the Constitution. The judiciary is a separate, co-equal branch of government. Federal judges have life tenure in order to make impartial and independent judgments. Mr. Rehberg should protect the judge from political pressure, not subject him to a nasty kind that encourages others to do the same.

It’s hard to imagine any other way that Representative Rehberg would have drawn the attention of a national newspaper, unless they did an expose on Post Office dedications or drinking on unconventional means of transportation, but it’d be nice if Representative Rehberg would just do the right thing and apologize—to Judge Molloy for the intemperate remarks and to all of us for the embarrassment.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a 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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  • I think that Dopey is trying for the cowboy vote by being a perfect horse’s ass! That’d be my guess.

  • That was clever, Larry.

    He is doubling down on the TeaPublican state’s rights madness. But placing all your chips on the emotional state of the voting public 21 months before an election is risky in the extreme. Many if not most Montanans are already getting frustrated with the quantum load of BS coming out of our Tea-o-crats in Helena, and by tying himself to to the statists, Rehberg is throwing in his lot with the voters who are now getting disillusioned with Warburton, Skees, Kerns, Knox and Wagner.

    • Um, Eric, read the NY Times article BEFORE opening mouth. Dopey thought he was gonna be real cute. That plays well with Teawankers but NOT with anyone with an IQ higher than a school zone speed limit! And unfortunately for Dopey, the country as a whole is NOT as dumb as he is! But this is standard Dopey fare. He’s always been a dipshit. Now, as he makes a senate run, the light will be shined on this cockroach! Watch him scurry.

  • OK Larry – please post up any threat that Denny made against anybody –

    Here is a statement from me;

    “All activist Judges who write their own versions of laws should be an endangered species – they should be removed from office, and if they are lawyers they should be disbarred.”

    That is my opinion – can you find a threat in it?

    I wish you guys would just admit it – that these nutty non-issue attacks are an attempt to help Jon Tester – assuming he doesn’t drop out for the good of the party –

    • Eric, you and I both know that a species doesn't become endangered because you vote against it. It becomes endangered because you shoot it.

  • Dopey has NO right to single out judges for retribution by saying that they should be removed. That’s teawanker, rightwing kooky nonsense. Dopey’s gonna pay a political price for this one. You see, guys who get drunk, fall off horses, wreck boats are NOT the perfect examples to be calling for the removal of judges who have done NOTHING wrong! That sort of illogic may be a hit with the inbreds, Eric, but thinking, rational, normal people will find that insulting.

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