It's been too long (and a news dump...)
Just as Cory Gardner considers the needs of his constituents as a secondary priority to his main focus of puckering up to the oil industry, for me this blog is a secondary priority to my main focuses in life (including paying work). I do apologize for the great delay in posting, but money is more important than providing the people of Colorado with information. Wait, that is Gardner's motto too! We have a lot in common I guess. Well, I don't do indecent or unethical things for my money, so we aren't exactly alike. I will try to post again in the near future, but in the meantime, enjoy a few links I found crowding my Google Alerts mailbox. And enjoy that beautiful Colorado March weather. Cory Gardner won't give a straight answer to an 18 year old who is irked at the deflection.
A self-proclaimed moderate Republican, Greer said he was irked that Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., had deflected his question about the lawmaker’s opposition to raising taxes and other solutions to the U.S. deficit. “He only addressed the spending side of government,’’ Greer said as he exited a bus at Arlington National Cemetery, where the students took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Friday. “But he didn’t touch on government revenue.” The delegate contended that the federal deficit can only be dealt with by a combination of higher taxes, lower spending and reform of entitlement programs.
Ron Paul fans don't like Gardner either. I admit, I don't totally follow what this writer is getting at, but I do love the colorful language he uses!
Now you want to talk about changing the discourse? The Tea Party hacks like Colorado’s Cory Gardner demonstrating all the Constitutional understanding of a nightcrawler would be shredded on the floor by the Don’t Tread On Me Congressional Caucus. (Emphasis added by GP, but punctuation and grammar remain as in the original. Hard to read sentence there.)
Apparently with a straight face, Gardner characterized his bill as something other than a blatant give-away to Big Oil: "This bill is about achieving energy independence and keeping prices at the pump affordable" Give Gardner credit. He makes it hard to know where to start the rebutting and fact-checking.
And regarding Brandon Shaffer: Good fact-checking, but keep bringing the fight. We're still keeping an eye on you.
“We need an ‘all of the above’ strategy for energy that goes beyond oil,” [Shaffer said]. “Cory Gardner votes for subsidies for big oil while pushing the same tired, failed ideas that got us to this point. The incumbent Congressman is quick to protect big oil, but unfortunately has done little to help the middle class, the ones who are truly struggling in this economy.”