Welcome to the Republican Asylum!

What happens when Democrats in a previously Republican stronghold push legislation? In Montana, Republicans respond by standing up in front of 16-year-old high school pages and the state’s entire press corps and launching into profanity laced temper tantrums.

State House Republican leader Michael Lange took the, ahem, unusual step of holding a media event to perform a swearing tirade against über-popular Democratic governor Brian Schweitzer, letting him know, among other things, that the governor can “stick it up your ass.” (“It” apparently refers to Schweitzer’s long-term property tax relief.) Schweitzer responded by calling Lange “a family man.” The uncensored version is here.

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