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It is inconceivable to me that this happened.
A decorated veteran vs an inarticulate chicken hawk.
The inarticulate chicken hawk won.
A man who was willing to attend all forums for all citizens, regardless of race, religion, gender, gender preference vs a man who refused to attend forums addressing people of color, forums for those who believe differently, including forums with the League of Women Voters.
The man who refused to attend forums addressing people of color, forums for those who believe differently, including forums with the League of Women Voters.
A man who listened to citizens vs a man who told a citizen shut up at a public forum.
The man who told a citizen shut up at a public forum wins.
A man who believes we need to think long and hard before sending our sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers to war vs a man who believes that "stay the course" works.
A man who believes that "stay the course" works.
A man who believes that one's personal beliefs and one's religion are private, protected rights vs a man who believes he will be God's messenger in Washington (and who did work for Ted Haggard).
The man who believes he will be God's messenger in Washington (and who did work for Ted Haggard) wins.
Jay Fawcett was gracious and hopeful in conceding last night.
I am struggling with that. My first thought this morning when I woke up was "To where and when can I move away from CO-5?" How can I stay in a city so close-minded, so unable or unwilling to educate themselves that they could vote in as their representative an embarrassment. This man, Doug Lamborn, will never represent me, The very idea repulses me.
I do not want to be represented by someone who thinks he is a messenger from HIS God, who cannot and will not speak to the needs of all citizens and who puts the needs and wants of the extremely rich above the needs and wants of the poor and disenfranchised.
What you do to the least of me, you do to me.... is from the gospels.
We now have a representative in CO-5 who, while extolling his "Christianity" believes in exclusionary politics, in giving more to the rich and less to the poor; supports the killing of others as righteous and holy because according to him, "they" will come over here and kill us. We now have a representative in CO-5 who in 12 years in the state senate did NOTHING for the people here. His claim to fame is that he voted against EVERY tax increase whether it was needed or not and brags about it. The greedy denizens of CO-5, those who passed TABOR that hurt this state enormously, the supposed Christians who apparently do not get that Jesus mentioned helping the poor over 2000 times in his gospels, and despised the exclusionary Pharisees, has sent a Pharisee to Congress to make sure they can keep their thirty pieces of silver for themselves.
What you do to the least of me, you do to me
Health care for citizens? Forget about it! Public education for all? Religious schools and vouchers for him. The homeless, disabled veterans? You are on your own.
Hang your heads in shame CO-5. Your representative is a public embarrassment who makes dubya look articulate.