It’s not surprising that progressives see just how willing Steve Daines is to put politics ahead of integrity: we have the motive to look for it. Even conservatives are starting to see that Mr. Daines simply lacks the honesty to represent Montana back in Washington, D.C.
It’s fair to say that the Rockin’ the Right Side blog and this site have never been in agreement, but they’ve certainly captured Steve Daines in his element, treating constituents with disrespect and dishonesty when it comes to the Trans-Pacific Partnership:
It’s clear that the Daines staff has two form letters prepared for citizens who contact his office about this issue. (This procedure likely applies to every issue about which a constituent might contact the congressman.) Form letter “A” would be sent to a constituent who supports the congressman’s position. Form letter “B” is sent to one who opposes.
That’s the Daines who I’ve come to know: a candidate who tries to present himself as a Main Street conservative while taking the endorsement of the TEA Party Express, a Congressman who does press opportunities with Montana’s Indian Tribes while voting against their interests repeatedly, and a Congressman who both supports and opposes the government shutdown, depending on the direction of the political wind.
At least Dennis Rehberg had the courage of his incorrect convictions to guide him.