The Ever-Hypocritical Rep. Denny Rehberg

by jhwygirl

Rehberg’s hypocrisy never ends. We lefties in the blogosphere have been making sure for years that ya’all stay painfully awash in Denny Rehberg’s hypocrisy. Left in the West has pulled out scores of examples over the years. Pogie at Intelligent Discontent, too, has scores of posts on Rehberg, including this one on his drunken sailor spending.

Drunken sailor. LOL. Damned Pogie – you’re good.

And of course, we here at 4&20 love ol’ Denny Rehberg too – most recently pointing out how he loves the free market until he doesn’t love it.

But today? Lord. What a friggin’ hypocrite.

How soon is November 2, 2010?

Just over a year ago, in the beginning of August, Rep. Denny Rehberg headed back to Washington D.C., along with a bunch of fellow Joe Wilsons, demanding that Nancy Pelosis call back congress and allow votes to open the U.S. coastlines to drilling.

Drill baby Drill! Remember that?

Well – Rehberg took the train back to D.C. this time and has apparently decided that in order to get something done about health insurance reform what needs to be done is for congress to go into another 30-day recess.

Yep. In August 2008 it was Drill baby, drill. NOW.

Health Care Now? That can wait until October 2009.

Maybe Rehberg saw the numbers after Obama’s speech last night. In this focus group support for reform jumped by 50%. The number of those that support Obama’s initiative to reform health care? 53% before the speech – 67% after. That’s a 26% increase.

Of those that did NOT support reform before Obama’s “game-changing” speech? That number dropped from 36% before the speech to 29% after the speech. That’s a 20% loss in teabaggers.

Those numbers from the fabulous Keith Olbermann

Amazing what a little truth and sunshine can do in such a short amount of time, isn’t it?

  1. Big Swede

    Wow, sample size is a whopping 50 count.

    Denny has held town meetings, he knows what his constituents want.

    • That was a focus group made up entirely of independents, Big Swede….

      Denny held town meetings, yes he did. And he let the crowd heckle women in wheelchairs holding signs in support of health insurance reform.

      Nice guy. Real gentleman he is.

      • Big Swede

        I’m in a prediction making mood.

        Rass just polled (big sample) health care Tues. and Wed. nights. The results 44 favor 53 oppose. They’re going to poll after the speech and I’m going to say little or no change.

        I also predicting that more people here oppose this. In fact the reason ya don’t hear much MT polling is the fact that Denny and MT voters are in sync on this issue, regardless of the wheelchair contingent.

        My last prediction, these Denny hit pieces are going to backfire. The more you grasp at straws the more desperate you look.

        The economy and this failed adm. will overwhelm boat accidents and perceived rudeness.

        • JC

          Disinformation as usual.

          From Rasmussen:

          “However, the overwhelmingly majority of interviews for the new survey were conducted before the president’s speech to Congress Wednesday night.”

          Nothing new here. Move along…

          • Big Swede

            Prediction confirmed there JC.

            Following President Obama’s speech to Congress last week, support for his health care reform plan increased steadily to a peak of 51% yesterday. However, the bounce appears to be over. The latest daily tracking shows that support has fallen all the way back to pre-speech levels.
            Forty-five percent (45%) of all voters nationwide now favor the plan while 52% are opposed. A week ago, 44% supported the proposal and 53% were opposed. (see day-by-day numbers)

            Now i can move along.

  2. Tim

    Did you actually see the numbers from those polls?

    The poll with 67% percent you quoted was 45% Democrats and 18% Republicans in the sample. Almost triple the number of Dems, so that is very misleading, and not indicative of how people actually feel on the issue.

    So Rehberg is a hypocrite for wanting to convene Congress to deal with $4-5 gas and that 90% of Americans are hit by, but evil for wanting more time for debate before ramming through legislation that 80-90% of people don’t see as a crisis…. I’m not seeing it.

    • If 80-90% don’t see a crisis, what is the problem with a mix that is 45-18? Seems to me you want me to believe that no one wants reform – democrats or republicans – yet you want to dis on the make-up of another poll.

      And yes – Rehberg is a hypocrite to want to stave off reform of an industry that is bankrupting individuals and damaging our manufacturing and industrial base which can’t afford to compete anymore with all other industrialized nations that do have strongly regulated health care – while wanting to make sure everyone has cheap fuel.

      What cost is greater to the individual citizen, Tim? Gas in the car or health care? And yep – I’m thinking of all other fuel stuffs, too – like heating and transportation costs for goods.

    • Lizard

      the spike in the price of crude wasn’t about supply.

      take off the partisan blinders, tim.

      • Tim

        haha, i love your reply is, well even if the polls which i held up as proof of my argument are bogus, well then the polls don’t matter!

        what does it feel like to get demolished in an adult discussion? does it hurt your head or your heart more?

        • Lizard

          i’m not interested in the poll, and make no claim about it’s validity or relevance.

          i am, however, interested in rehberg trying to stall on health care when it’s not going his party’s way, but when a spike in crude prices happened (a spike that wasn’t about supply) his response was to rush in opportunistic extraction.

          and tim, your attempt to belittle my comment to illicit an angry response is pretty pathetic, but considering that’s probably your main motivation for commenting here, i don’t really expect anything else from you, or your ilk.

        • JC

          Adult discussion? What would you know about that?

          • Tim

            Good comeback! I see what you did there! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

            ps. maybe rehberg was just listening to the people who elected him. the people who elected him were screaming about energy prices and apart from paid shills from the Democrat party holding periodic rallies with no more than 20 in attendance, no one in montana is screaming for socialized medicine.

          • nitsrekab

            Thank you Tim. When surrounded by fanatics, true understanding is hard to come by.

          • Lizard

            socialized medicine.

            nothing but predictable buzz words and right-wing talking points.

            it’s boring.

            energy prices are more complicated than this stupid back and forth.

            c’mon tim, there are institutions scamming oil prices just like there are institutions scamming housing and health care prices. some private, some public.

            do you want to be a parrot forever?

          • nitsrekab

            OH, No the Man and his dastardly corporations are going to get us!!! Quick grab the cats the weed and the VW and run for them hills!!

            You guys are hilarious, thanks for everything

          • Lizard

            you’re right nit, dastardly.

            unless they’re making you money.

            goldman sachs, monsanto, carlyle, KBR, Xe…do any of these institutions make this country a better place to live?

            nit, i’m glad you’re amused by corporate corruption.

            luckily your family won’t be subjected to sexual assaults and murder by paid mercenaries paid for by your tax dollars.

          • nitsrekab

            yeah, lucky is right, thank you Goldman Sachs among others, for paying enormous gains taxes and providing for indirectly providing for much of the dole in the U.S.

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  3. ladybug

    Baucus and Rehberg are on the same page. Delay, and kill, meaningful health care reform. Different styles, same objective.

  4. Join me in the republican primary in 2010. Its an open election on June 8th. I’m just getting started, please visit my website.

  5. problembear

    i made the journey over to your website Ms otjen……

    the last sentence reads…..

    “I have been a Republican ever since my dad
    told me to be one when I was a teenager.”

    seriously? are you joking? you want anyone to take someone seriously who would actually write this about themself?

    good god!

    but good luck. we look forward to fielding your worthy opponent next fall.

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