If the bear kills you then the wardens are going to kill the bear. We need to save the bears, we have plenty of people.
I would add the 'citizens united' ruling that allows big corporate to foul the airwaves and corrupt the political process with their big bucks to make it all 'worthwhile.'
When Burns would get earmarks for Montana projects he would kick a quarter of the money to lobbyists. In the case of the new classroom facility on the MSU campus, named for Burns, that kick was worth a lot of money that MSU could have used more efficiently than lobbyists who did nothing to acquire that money. The lobbyist activity with Burns was just one of the sticky issues that hurt his campaign, others like the battle with the firefighters were more problematic. But, what really done him in was nothing he did, it was the pot issue on the ballot in Missoula that brought out a lot of first time voters who remembered the Pearl Jam concert and voted for Tester because he was the music teacher of the bass player that swung the entire election for Tester. Burns was supposed to have huge majorities in Billings and Bozeman that didn't materialize.
It is funny how consistently the lobbyists misrepresented their profession. It looks like Rehberg was indeed caught lying for a political advantage. It probably worked for those who would vote for him anyway.
I also think that Rehberg should have the Koch brothers and Karl Rove pay to move the Jesus statue to his front yard or any other private property.
We have seen over the years when candidates who don't take any lobbyist money don't get elected. Tester has done an awesome job on many fronts, including Vets and jobs. Rehberg has done nothing and even has many wacko efforts out there, we can expect him to cut Social Security and Veteran's benefits if he is elected. I have made a contibution to Tester and I am not a lobbyist nor ever been one. Maybe GO you can enlighten us on the pitfalls of taking money from lobbyists and what it really means. I know Tester appreciates good beer and drinks responsibly, whereas I don't think Rehberg is responsible ever.
What about Rehberg? Without Karl Rove's money he wouldn't be in this race for the Senate.
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