Our Most Read Posts for October 2012: David Howard, Rehberg, and Cold Hard Cash

Heading into election day, our most read posts for October 2012 include a blast from the past about Republican Photoshop skills, calls for another American Civil War, and Rick Hill’s money problems.

Thanks for continuing to visit. September and October 2012 have been the two months with the most visits in the seven years this site has been active, surpassing even the craziness of the 2011 Legislative session in traffic.

5. Representative David Howard Suggests Civil War If Obama is Re-elected (September 24, 2012)

We’re not talking about some random constitutionalist living in the woods here, but someone the Republican Party in Montana has entrusted with a committee chairmanship in the Legislature. We’re talking about an elected official who is so far removed from reality that he honestly believed a civil war might be necessary if his side loses a political election.

4. Hill’s Mystery Donor is the Republican Governors Association (October 25)

Hill willingly disregarded the limits passed by Montana voters and took money from an anonymous, out-of-state donor, funneled through the state Republican Party to look like Montana money.

3. The Audacity of Cynicism: The Montana GOP Tries to Buy Rick Hill and Tim Fox A Couple of Elections (October 17, 2012)

Corporations—probably out of state corporations—are trying to buy Montana’s elections, and the Montana GOP, Rick Hill, and Tim Fox are more than willing to sell out our voters and our democratic process.  It seems to fair to ask what they expect to give up in return.

2. You’ve Got to Hand it to the NRSC (from September 2011)

To replace Senator Tester with the waffling, dissembling, and downright embarrassing Representative Rehberg, Republicans really only have one option: to paint a picture about Senator Tester that simply isn’t an accurate one.

1. Montana Cannot Afford Senator Rehberg: 40 Reasons He’d Be a Disaster (October 16, 2012)

This is the record of Representative Rehberg in just the past two years—a clear measure of a man who clearly lacks the resume, temperament, and judgment to be a U.S. Senator.

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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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