Lefty Love Affair With Endangered Democrat Jon Tester Ends Like a Bad DREAM


The End of a DREAM

Montana Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester have had few successes in recent years.  Conservatives feel they have  ignored the wishes of their constituency in pushing through national healthcare reform mandates and other unpopular legislation while progressives feel they haven’t done enough.  Some liberals now refer to the Montana Senators as “blue dog democrats” and describe their political ideology as “right of center”.

You know things are really bad  when your most vocal and loyal fans turn on you though.  In a tragedy befitting a political Harlequin romance novel,   Markos  Moulitsas, the influential founder of the lefty website DailyKos, has broken up with Senator Jon Tester.   After the desperate Senator expressed his intent to vote against the controversial DREAM act,  Moulitsas took to publicly criticizing the man he’d once described as the “future of the Democratic party”.   Moulitsas tweeted “Good luck getting reelected now A**hole” as well as a host other disparaging Twitter comments about the man he’d once loved.

The DREAM act is over, possibly forever; and with it ends the liberal dream of millions of new undocumented Democrats becoming legal voters.  Moulitsas and other progressives have been betrayed by Tester’s desperation as he is facing a difficult reelection bid in 2012.  Montana voters would not forgive the Senator’s support of the DREAM  act on top of the national healthcare reform mandates so Tester caved.  It remains to be seen whether liberals will forgive Tester or express their disappointment in the Senator by closing their checkbooks but it is certain they will not soon forget.  Steve Daines,  a Republican Montana businessman is thus far Tester’s only opponent in the 2012 election although there is speculation that Montana’s lone Congressman Republican Denny Rehberg will seek Tester’s seat in the US Senate.

 

End of a DREAM, Loyal Supporters Turn on Tester

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Lefty Love Affair With Endangered Democrat Jon Tester Ends Like a Bad DREAM

  1. It’s encouraging with these lousy legislators that as they begin worrying about reelection they start voting along with their consituents. If Tester is indeed worried about 2012, he may begin listening us. This guy never responds to letters/emails/phone calls. Baucus always says the same thing, but at least he replies.

    • Tester usually does reply to me, but if send a letter to Max and Denny as well, Tester’s reply is ALWAYS last. Max’s always says something like “Thank you for your letter about global warming, I too am very concerned about climate change…. blah blah blah.” I have never sent a letter about climate change. Although Tester may start voting the way we want as it gets closer to 2012, that isn’t necessarily positive as voters forget about all of the bad votes. Everyone needs to be reminded that Tester votes just like his buddy Max,

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