Skip to main content

New web ad from Sen. Mark Udall hits Rep. Cory Gardner's dishonest flip-flop
So an extreme right-wing congressman—Rep. Cory Gardner of Colorado—decides to run for U.S. Senate and after he discovers that supporting a contraception ban is a political death sentence, he suddenly tries to flip-flop on his past support for Colorado's failed "personhood" amendment that would have defined fertilized eggs as human persons.

On the face of it, it was hardly a credible move, made even more unbelievable by the fact that he continues to be a co-sponsor of Federal "personhood" legislation. And it turns out that for Gardner, this sort of spin is nothing new:

Before being elected to Congress four years ago, Rep. Cory Gardner backed off campaign promises to ban abortion, much like Gardner did Friday when he un-endorsed the Personhood amendment.

But, as documented by the Ft. Collins Coloradoan, Gardner subsequently broke his promises and pushed multiple anti-abortion bills, including legislation banning abortion outright.

In 2010, Gardner not only claimed that he had no plans to support any legislation relating to banning abortion or contraception, he also specifically denied being aware of having promised to do exactly that. Yet just a few months after winning election, Gardner did what he said he had no plans to do: Sponsoring legislation to ban abortion.

I'm sure Gardner has convinced himself of some sort of ends-justify-the-means excuse for lying, but even if he believes he's doing the right thing by not telling the truth, the fact remains that the only reason he claimed to oppose personhood is that he wants to win the election. It has no connection whatsoever to what he'd do if he manages to win.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 11:03 AM PDT.

Also republished by Colorado COmmunity and Daily Kos.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site