A Montana Tea Party Of Sorts

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on April 17, 2009

Led by Montana’s Democratic Governor.

I have to think that a lot of Democrats would have collectively tossed their cookies had a Republican governor introduced “a bill that aims to exempt Montana-made guns from federal regulation,” with the aim of “demonstrating the sovereignty of the state of Montana.” Is Governor Schweitzer going to be accused of Second Amendment “teabagging”? Will he be suspected of wanting to set the table in order to let Montana secede from the Union? Will he be attacked for giving potential aid and comfort to “gun nuts” and “right-wing extremists”? Will his name find its way to a Department of Homeland Security list? I can pretty much guarantee that if there were an (R) next to his name, instead of a (D), a particularly vituperative CNN reporter would find her way to Montana and hector him ruthlessly concerning his lack of loyalty to the Obama Administration the United States.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall at the moment when Governor Schweitzer is reminded that with the change in Administrations, dissent is no longer considered the highest form of patriotism. Neither, for that matter, are small-government instincts.

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