As Tester Files For Re-Election, Montanans Reminded Of His Hypocrisy, Broken Promises

Promised One Thing To Montanans, Then Did Opposite In Washington With Pres. Obama

MISSOULA, Mont. — As liberal Senator Jon Tester officially files for re-election today, Montanans are reminded of his record of hypocritical rhetoric, broken promises, and 95 percent support for President Barack Obama’s unpopular agenda in Washington.

“Senator Tester has a long record of saying one thing in Montana, but doing the exact opposite back in Washington with President Obama,” said Rehberg spokesman Chris Bond.  “Jon Tester votes with President Obama 95 percent of the time, including his job-killing tax hikes, his health care law, and his plan to give taxpayer-funded bailout bonuses to executives at insurance giant AIG, and now he wants Montanans to send them both back for another term.  But folks in Montana aren’t going to be fooled by Tester and Obama’s hypocritical campaign promises.”

Here are just a few examples of Senator Tester’s harmful record, and the mile-wide gap between his words and his deeds…

Tester Words…

  • Tester promised to make Washington “look a little more like Montana.”

Tester Deeds…

  • But instead, Tester has been a loyal ally to President Obama and his Washington Democrat party leaders, siding with Obama 95 percent of the time in the U.S. Senate and casting the deciding 60th vote to pass the Obama health care overhaul.

 

Tester Words…

  • Tester promised to “lead efforts to balance the federal budget,” and said “I’m not about to put my kids’ future and opportunity on the line so I can spend money like a drunken sailor. I am going to be fiscally responsible.”

Tester Deeds…

  • But it’s been over 1,000 days since Tester and his fellow Senate Democrats have passed any budget at all, much less a balanced budget.  Meanwhile, our national debt has nearly doubled since Tester and the Democrats took over the Senate, from $8.6 trillion to $15.3 trillion.

 

Tester Words… 

  • After helping President Obama pass his $800 billion “stimulus” spending bill into law, Tester claimed it would create “millions of new jobs,” and told Montanans “I think you’re going to see job creation out of this bill within 90 days,” while his allies in the Obama Administration predicted their deficit-spending binge would hold unemployment below 8 percent.

 Tester Deeds… 

  • But instead, America has lost 1.1 million jobs since President Obama took office and Senator Tester began rubber-stamping his big-spending agenda, and America is in its 36th consecutive month of above-8-percent unemployment.

Tester Words…

  • Tester claims to support Montanans’ Second Amendment rights, calling himself “one of the Senate’s leading pro-gun rights members.”

Tester Deeds…

  • But instead, Tester voted to grant both of President Obama’s anti-gun liberal activist judges lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court, including Sonia Sotomayor, who is of the opinion that “the Framers did not write the Second Amendment in order to protect a private right of armed self defense” and “I can find nothing in the Second Amendment’s text, history, or underlying rationale that could warrant characterizing it as ‘fundamental’ insofar as it seeks to protect the keeping and bearing of arms for private self-defense purposes.”  The NRA has called Tester and Obama’s Supreme Court picks “two of the most rabid anti-gun justices in history.”

  Tester Words…   

  • Tester “blasted” insurance giant AIG for awarding $165 million in bonuses to its executives after accepting a $173 billion taxpayer-funded bailout.

  Tester Deeds…  
 

  • But Tester voted to allow these taxpayer-funded bailout bonuses when he rubber-stamped President Obama’s failed $800 billion “stimulus” debacle.

Tester Words…

  • Tester said he would provide Montana with representation “not encumbered by high-dollared lobbyists,” and promised, “I won’t sell Montana down the road by cutting deals with K Street lobbyists.”

Tester Deeds…

  • But as the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics shows, Tester is in fact the #1 recipient of lobbyist campaign cash of all 535 members of Congress during this election cycle.  Tester falsely denied this fact to Montanans in a radio interview, saying “well, I mean, that’s, that’s not true.”

Tester Words…

  • Tester promised to “shut [his] door to former members and staff who try to cash in on their connections” as lobbyists.

Tester Deeds…

  • But as the Asssociate Press reports, “That promise was tested in early 2010 when a top staffer, Jason Rosenberg, left for lobbying and wrote in a goodbye email that he looked forward to working with his old colleagues.”  Meanwhile, the Washington Examiner’s    Tim Carney wrote that “Rosenberg was Jon Tester’s ‘Senior Economic Policy Advisor’ until last year when he cashed out to K Street, becoming a lobbyist at the Glover Park GroupPresumably Rosenberg, who lobbies for the American Bankers’ Association, has worked with his former colleagues. He’s also given $250 to Tester and $500 to Sen. Chuck Schumer. Now, Tester is pushing legislation favored by the ABA.

   

Tester Words…

  • Tester promised to stand up for Malmstrom Air Force Base, calling it a “vital part of Montana’s economy and security.”

 Tester Deeds…

  • But Tester voted to ratify President Obama’s New START treaty and voted to cause across-the-board “sequestration cuts,” both of which now threaten Malmstrom AFB and the Great Falls economy.  Obama Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said Tester’s “sequestration” cuts would be “devastating” to our national defense.

###

Advertisements

One thought on “As Tester Files For Re-Election, Montanans Reminded Of His Hypocrisy, Broken Promises

  1. Note the bail out was initiated by (AWOL Idiot) GW Bush in the year 2008 and was already in the works before Obama was elected. Tester came out strong against funded bailout bonuses to executives at insurance giant AIG. This fact is well documented. Apparenlty the writers of the Missoulian are either uninformed or liars but most likely both.
    You all forget the reason the economy is in the tank is because of the policies implemented under ronald mcdonald reagan, GH Bush (probably the guy that shot Kennedy) and buffon GW Bush.
    This newspaper does nothing for real democracy.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s