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Democratic Senate Candidate Compares Tea Party to Taliban
mediaite.com ^ | November 07, 2013 | Andrew Kirell

Posted on 11/07/2013 7:27:51 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Former Montana Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger announced his 2014 Senate campaign this week with a bang. Instead of giving a mundane announcement of his intentions to run as a Democrat for the outgoing Max Baucus‘ Senate seat, Bohlinger made a comparison between House Republicans and the Taliban.

“We need to challenge the Tea Party representatives who like the Taliban shut our country down,” Bohlinger told reporters, according to the Billings Gazette.

The Montana paper reports that Bohlinger compared to the House GOP’s actions in last month’s government shutdown to that of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and the terrorists’ actions on Sept. 11, 2001.

Bohlinger previously served as a Republican alongside Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer. In the Democratic primary, he’ll face several candidates including current Lt. Gov. John Walsh.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: johnbohlinger

1 posted on 11/07/2013 7:27:51 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Montana has gotten pretty bad if this kind of nonsense wins elections there.


2 posted on 11/07/2013 7:29:47 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Guy got bit by a Liechen...


3 posted on 11/07/2013 7:31:50 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is what has infiltrated the GOP these days. Bohlinger does openly what people like McCain and Christie really want to do, in terms of openly switching parties.


4 posted on 11/07/2013 7:32:16 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Aww c’mon man.

Come up with something original.


5 posted on 11/07/2013 7:33:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s time for an addendum to Godwin’s Law. Anyone who invokes an absurd and off-the-mark Taliban comparison automatically loses the argument.

What a dillhole.


6 posted on 11/07/2013 7:34:03 PM PST by DemforBush (Leave the gun, take the catnip toy.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

That is how stupid Democrat voters are.


7 posted on 11/07/2013 7:36:02 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Charlie Crist of Montana....


8 posted on 11/07/2013 7:36:10 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

A well focus-grouped phrase. It plays well with the hate-filled liberal nutjobs he is going to need to win the Dem Primary.


9 posted on 11/07/2013 7:36:49 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is going to be fun!


10 posted on 11/07/2013 7:37:35 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I dare him to compare us to the black panthers.


11 posted on 11/07/2013 7:38:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Exactly. That old canard, again?

Oh, and maybe like the Taliban, due to a feckless Presidency, we may just achieve victory.

12 posted on 11/07/2013 7:39:22 PM PST by Martin Tell (Victrix causa diis placuit sed victa Catoni.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Do you think Americans will realize that the Tea Party is just the newest Rat/Media straw man to demonize? I had to laugh when that Dem Gov from Connecticut explained away his fundraiser to San Francisco by saying ‘we gave to counter the millions that the Tea Party has’. As if the Tea Party was organized and had fabulously wealthy donors! I pray that the majority can see through this BS!


13 posted on 11/07/2013 7:40:13 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: FreeReign

The only problem with Montana is the rats are pretty organized there, and the GOP is not. That’s why we win presidential elections there hands down, but senatorial races never go our way.

Likely to change this year though. Even Nate Shillver thinks Montana is going to put a Republican in Max Baucus’ seat.


14 posted on 11/07/2013 7:41:45 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

*gave*=*have*


15 posted on 11/07/2013 7:41:56 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Strange, the only Congress critter that wanted to shut the US Government down was Senator “Stonewall” Reid.

I had NO idea that Reid was a member of the TEA Party!

Sure fooled me!


16 posted on 11/07/2013 7:43:51 PM PST by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

"Vote for me I'm a douche"

17 posted on 11/07/2013 7:43:55 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He may have put a noose around his neck.


18 posted on 11/07/2013 7:46:00 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

....so is the Democrat going to surrender and offer this guy full access to our courts?


19 posted on 11/07/2013 7:49:12 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Need any more proof of how deranged and crazy liberals truly are? Would these stupid RINOS remind us again why we need to find common ground and work with these lunatics?


20 posted on 11/07/2013 7:58:58 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Just once I would like to her a Pubbie call out a Rat accusing them of being what they are; communists, socialists, anti-American, etc.

Just once.

21 posted on 11/07/2013 8:00:38 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Run a green party candidate and a tea party conservative at the same time.


22 posted on 11/07/2013 8:01:48 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The remark is aimed at the low information voters while knowing full well the MSM will carry it for him and the GOPe will sit back and just smile.


23 posted on 11/07/2013 8:05:02 PM PST by redfreedom (GOP = Vichy colaborators at best, traitorous 5th Columnists at worst.)
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To: FreeReign

The photo reflects mental illness and a plethora of psychoses


24 posted on 11/07/2013 8:27:27 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: cripplecreek

You said...
“Aww c’mon man.

Come up with something original.”

No kdding. Are leftists really lacking that much creativity or is there some memo sent out to them to keep repeating the same buzzwords and phrases when describing their political opponents.

What is really sad is this guy probably thinks what he said is original


25 posted on 11/07/2013 8:28:44 PM PST by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: capydick

Years ago, there was one who called it as he saw it. His name was Robert K. “B-1 Bob” Dornan.


26 posted on 11/07/2013 9:30:19 PM PST by getarope (Jesus is coming soon, and boy is he PISSED!)
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To: getarope

Yup - I remember Bob, we need more like him today. These stupid Pubbies allow Harry Reid and the other vermin just spit and walk all over them and say the most viscious things on the floor of the Senate and elsewhere - it’s worse than Stockholm Syndrome.


27 posted on 11/07/2013 9:34:44 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: dowcaet

Exactly! Speaking of which, where are the voices on our side? I’ve heard nary a peep for weeks. Can somebody step up to the mike and start talking like an adult?!

So is there a contest going on behind the scenes, who can say the most ignorant comments about the majority of Americans who want a functioning government?! I wonder what the prize is.


28 posted on 11/07/2013 10:03:55 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why don’t we ever answer these clowns? The shutdown was baby doodoo next to this Obamacare nightmare and:

1. Democrats and Obama shut the government down because they wouldn’t even postpone part of this mess.

2. Republicans were 100% right to fight this law, they were fighting to protect Americans from exactly what’s happening.


29 posted on 11/07/2013 10:39:46 PM PST by Kenny
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To: FreeReign

Is Montana gonna elect a nutjob for a senator?


30 posted on 11/08/2013 1:20:13 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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>> “We need to challenge the Tea Party representatives who like the Taliban shut our country down,” Bohlinger told reporters

He sounds real smart. Yup.


31 posted on 11/08/2013 1:27:33 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If the Tea Party resembled the Taliban, the Left would be cheering them on instead of demonizing them.


32 posted on 11/08/2013 4:06:31 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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