Matt Rosendale Makes a Fool of Himself on Gun Rights

There are moments when I find myself believing that even the members of the Montana Republican Party realize they’ve selected an unimaginably terrible candidate to run for the U.S. Senate, one who lacks the intellect, moral character, and experience required for the task.

Today was one of those days.

While I don’t know who first discovered this (and will give credit later today once I find out), it seems Mr. Rosendale released an ad touting his support for the Second Amendment, calling it Article II of the Constitution instead.

Watch and enjoy:

I’m not sure what they teach in a year at Chesapeake College, but I can’t imagine a student who has gone through high school in Montana who doesn’t know that it is the Second Amendment that protects the right to bear arms and that Article II of the Constitution defines the powers and limit to power for the executive branch.

The video was taken down within a few minutes by the Rosendale campaign, but the Internet remembers all and this gun video might end up being even more laughable than Rosendale’s drone ad from his last failed bid to return home to D.C.

It’s the kind of error that someone makes when their campaign is rooted in half-understood catchphrases some Eastern PR firm thought would give Rosendale, a faux rancher and failed State Auditor, credibility in his campaign. It’s the kind of error that someone makes when their level of understanding of the important issues of the day, whether in terms of the Constitution or policy, is so low that they can’t intelligently discuss the ramifications of their beliefs.

It’s also the kind of error that someone makes when he loses a bid for the Senate. Attaboy, Matt!

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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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