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Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) speaking at CPAC conference
Ultra-conservative GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn barely survived his primary on Tuesday night, squeaking by underfunded challenger Bentley Rayburn with a slim 53-47 win in Colorado's dark-red 5th District. Then Lamborn went psycho:
Lamborn blamed the close race on President Barack Obama and said that voters are so frustrated with the Affordable Care Act that they are taking it out on Republicans who have been unable to stop the healthcare reform despite their best efforts.
Holy flonking sheep! Obama is now responsible for close shaves in Republican primaries? And this is coming from a guy who voted to keep the government shut down (and to repeal Obamacare a zillion times, of course). So he's saying he didn't oppose the president enough? The scary thing is that Lamborn almost certainly believes this—and a lot of other Republicans probably do, too. My word.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Colorado COmmunity.

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  •  Ah, well. Keep kickin' that obamacare/benghazi (31+ / 0-)

    foorball, guys.

    Not all of us watch Fox News.  

    Its called . . . reality.  

    I know that hurts, walk away . . . .

    "The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.”" -- Paul Dirac

    by Rikon Snow on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:03:06 PM PDT

    •  reality hurts (12+ / 0-)
      Ah, well. Keep kickin' that obamacare/benghazi football, guys.

      Not all of us watch Fox News.  

      Its called . . . reality.  

      I know that hurts, walk away . . . .

      Welcome to my little slice of HELL!!

      Lambaste Lamborn is, unfortunately, my "representative". Pretty much regardless of how I vote or act.

      I'm the only Kossack in his constituency, as far as I can tell.

      :-(

      "It's high time (and then some) that we put an end to the exceptionalistic nonsense floating around in our culture and face the fact that either the economy works for all, or it doesn't work AT all." -- Sean McCullough (DailyKos user thanatokephaloides)

      by thanatokephaloides on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:22:45 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  A lot of us are in Republican districts though. (5+ / 0-)

        Tom Graves is my representative. Voted for his primary opponent just for the hell of it.

      •  Don't give up . . . (5+ / 0-)

        if it takes waiting until the planet's a flaming ember and starvatrion stalks the rich . .  we shall overcome.

        "The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.”" -- Paul Dirac

        by Rikon Snow on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:31:04 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  Sympathies to you. I lived in his district for (8+ / 0-)

        way too many years.  Pays no attention to anyone in the district, especially Democrats.  Any attempt to contact him results in either being ignored or receiving a "canned" e-mail response which never addresses the issue you wrote about.

        ""How long does getting thin take?" Pooh asked anxiously." -- A. A. Milne

        by pittie70 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:52:58 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  you mean like this one? (3+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          anon004, EdBarker, ptressel

          pittie70 said:

          Sympathies to you. I lived in his district for way too many years.  Pays no attention to anyone in the district, especially Democrats.  
          With some of the crap which comes out of Herr Lambaste, being ignored isn't the worst thing that could happen. It's probably better to be ignored by his ilk.
          Any attempt to contact him results in either being ignored or receiving a "canned" e-mail response which never addresses the issue you wrote about.
          Oh, you mean perhaps like this?
          June 23, 2014

          Mr. Sean McCullough
          Colorado Springs, CO

          Dear Mr. McCullough:

          Knowing your interest in reigning in executive overreach, I wanted to take a moment and update you on the latest congressional action.  Every day, I hear from constituents across the 5th District of Colorado voicing their concerns about the various scandals surrounding President Obama and his Administration.
                      As you know, recent media reports have exposed scandal after scandal involving the Obama Administration, including but not limited to, the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, the VA hospitals’ secret waiting-lists, the prisoner swap of five key Taliban operatives for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, IRS targeting of conservative groups, NSA spying, and an overall lack of foreign policy. As you know, this list merely touches the surface of President Obama’s disregard for the rule of law and the Constitution. The President has abused the grace and trust that the American people have extended to him and he must be held accountable for his actions. President Obama is not above the law.
          I believe that it is my duty as your Representative to do everything I can to help rein in this overreaching President. Please know that I remain committed to continuing my efforts to keep our nation a representative democracy and not allow it to become a dictatorship.
          [.....]

          I have two points here:

          1. I haven't had to handle this much bullshit in the absence of non-castrated male bovines, ever. Some poor toros out there have obviously shat their guts out for good ol' Congressman Lamborn. I'd like to know where they are so I can get them a nice, peaceful dose of something like Imodium AD.

          2. Go here and read up on the term lambaste. Then compare with the letter I just cited. Don't you think the two are very similar indeed?

          ;-)

          "It's high time (and then some) that we put an end to the exceptionalistic nonsense floating around in our culture and face the fact that either the economy works for all, or it doesn't work AT all." -- Sean McCullough (DailyKos user thanatokephaloides)

          by thanatokephaloides on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 05:58:58 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  Just like you wrote... (2+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            thanatokephaloides, bobcat41702

            whenever I sign a petition or something which Douggie doesn't like (which is everything he gets from causes I am for)...all I ever get is form letters as well.

            As for the uppity Big Bad Black Man in the Big House he's so scared of...I'm more than willing to take the heat from OUR President's back in CO-5. It's my fault I was living in Idaho when the Boogey Man in the governor's office in Denver was elected. It's my fault that this relic is going to find the piss coming in the wind is going to have his name on it. It's all my fault Douggie is facing non Bagger monsters in CO-5...because there's too many of us who can actually think in his district.

            Almost forgot to mention...Douggie...there's more just like me moving into C0-5 and even if you win in November...your days are numbered. I hope you have your cave you can hide in and be scared of the monsters you see on the wall. (Thank you Plato!)

          •  Reigning in??? (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            thanatokephaloides

            I know I am pretty helpless with out spell check but--

            Reign   means to RULE

            The CORRECT useage here would be:::

            Rein in as in reins on a HORSE or other equine for controlling the direction or movement of said animal

            If this was C&P vs a mere typo===my bad

            Other wise---this guy needs way more than spell check and Freud comes quickly to mind.

            I thought WE had it bad with the mindless responses WE get from  Kirsten Gillibrands office---

            I know she is the Great White Hope of female pols East of the Rockies but-----really---Never ONCE have I gotten a response that was NOT canned and actually on topic.  

            I DO get better responses from some other pol offices here but most just make sure you are in their district and then fob you off with canned spam.

            •  reign on me (0+ / 0-)
              I know I am pretty helpless with out spell check but--

              Reign   means to RULE

              The CORRECT useage here would be:::

              Rein in as in reins on a HORSE or other equine for controlling the direction or movement of said animal

              If this was C&P vs a mere typo===my bad

              Other wise---this guy needs way more than spell check and Freud comes quickly to mind.

              You may rest assured that it is NOT "your bad".

              Bug(sy) Lambaste (that's beginning to sound better and better as time goes on!!) really thinks like this.

              Freud is right on. We'd also need Jung and Skinner, too.

              ;-)

              "It's high time (and then some) that we put an end to the exceptionalistic nonsense floating around in our culture and face the fact that either the economy works for all, or it doesn't work AT all." -- Sean McCullough (DailyKos user thanatokephaloides)

              by thanatokephaloides on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 09:45:49 PM PDT

              [ Parent ]

          •  Good Gawd... (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            thanatokephaloides

            Words fail me.  If that showed up in my e-mail, I think I'd be sorely tempted to sanitise both my laptop and the server from which the e-mail was delivered, and probably my eyeballs as well.  Just reading what you blockquoted makes me feel unclean!  GAH...

            •  e-mail (0+ / 0-)
              Good Gawd... Words fail me.  If that showed up in my e-mail, I think I'd be sorely tempted to sanitise
              ..... or exorcise ......
              both my laptop and the server from which the e-mail was delivered, and probably my eyeballs as well.  Just reading what you blockquoted makes me feel unclean!  GAH...

              "It's high time (and then some) that we put an end to the exceptionalistic nonsense floating around in our culture and face the fact that either the economy works for all, or it doesn't work AT all." -- Sean McCullough (DailyKos user thanatokephaloides)

              by thanatokephaloides on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 08:44:45 PM PDT

              [ Parent ]

      •  You're not alone, but.... (3+ / 0-)

        maybe we are.

      •  You are not alone (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        thanatokephaloides

        I am also in Lamborn's district.  When November comes, I will vote for anyone on the ballot bug Doug.  I would even vote for a member of the Communist party instead of Lamborn!

        •  run? (1+ / 0-)
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          ptressel
          I am also in Lamborn's district.  When November comes, I will vote for anyone on the ballot but Doug.  I would even vote for a member of the Communist party instead of Lamborn!
          In the event there's no one else on the ballot at all (it's happened before in CO-5), and you need to cast a write-in vote, my "mundane" name is Sean McCullough.

          :-)

          (And yes, if I had the cash and wasn't disabled, I'd run as a Communist. Or an Anarchist. Or maybe both. It'd be worth it to give The Finger to the conservanazis who've had CO-5 as their feudal fief for far too long now! )

          BTW, did you notice you made a typo back there? I corrected it in the blockquote, but it's a funny typo. You said: "bug Doug" when you needed "but Doug".

          Don't be too surprised if ericlewis0 catches it, looks at Dougie's pic in this diary, and makes Bug Doug our Congressman in Animal Nuz.....  

          p.s. Please check your kosmail!

          "It's high time (and then some) that we put an end to the exceptionalistic nonsense floating around in our culture and face the fact that either the economy works for all, or it doesn't work AT all." -- Sean McCullough (DailyKos user thanatokephaloides)

          by thanatokephaloides on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 12:00:14 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

      •  Lamebrain Lamborn. (1+ / 0-)
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        thanatokephaloides

        I feel your pain, friend.  I'm just thankful for living in a deep-blue state (Massachusetts), where recent attempts at a "Republican Revolution" have been soundly defeated.  I honestly think most people won't admit it openly, but they were glad Mitt Romney decided one term as governor was enough.  I don't think I'd have moved here if he'd still been on Beacon Hill in 2009.

      •  I'm a pretty feeble Kossack, (0+ / 0-)

        only one diary to date and I think it got about three views, but I live in his district too.  And I got the same letter you got.  In fact I got a second one also worded slightly differently.  I've also received more of those canned emails than I can count.  

        The maddest I think he ever made me was when he accused the activist who was giving him a presentation on water pollution of presenting child pornography because she had a slide of a child in a bath of water that was so polluted that it was far less revealing than clothing.

        Not that it would take anything short of a miracle, but I do wish I could do more to support Irv Halter.

        And OMG do I agree with Nodin on Gardner.  Except that I don't watch any TV but PBS exactly to avoid the ads.  I suppose I should educate myself, but I'm too fragile to take them.

  •  ... (11+ / 0-)

    Lamborn's district is the headquarters of the Christo-Taliban's.   Sounds like the Christo-ISSI is trying to take over.

    There are only two kinds of Republicans: Millionaires and fools.

    by deh on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:06:40 PM PDT

  •  To call these people delusional is to engage (7+ / 0-)

    in profound understatement.  Dangerous...also profound understatement.

    The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion. Molly Ivins

    by MufsMom on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:09:11 PM PDT

    •  Obama Derangement Syndrome... (2+ / 0-)
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      anon004, dasher3

      I recently talked to a woman from Chicago and she blames all their problems on Obama. But the silliest thing she said was that Obama voted to go into Iraq BEFORE HE WAS A US SENATOR! Her "proof" was a list of dems that had voted against the war, and Obama's name wasn't on it! Well no mystery there, since he was a STATE SENATOR at the time.

      This lovely dimwit is a long-time resident there and yet she did not know that he had been BOTH.

      I sent her a copy of his famous speech AGAINST the war and she said she wouldn't believe anything that came out of his mouth.

      Sigh...this sadly illustrates the problems of trying to deal with people who seem to think that everything that has ever gone wrong in the entire world even before anybody even HEARD of Obama is somehow HIS fault.

      This woman also was busy rewriting his entire history from childhood as well. And then SHE BLAMED ME FOR CHICAGO AS WELL! ("See what you helped create!")

      Get a grip lady, I don't blame Obama for South Central LA although there probably are those who do! Yes I live in SoCal and remember Rodney King and the riots. Somewhere there I am sure someone has probably "found" a link to Obama with that as well!

      I take the phrase "Bleeding Heart Liberal" as a compliment...

      by Pixie5 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 08:56:22 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Yes... (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Pixie5

        There’s a leftist on Facebook that rants against Obama.

        Apparently she confuses the state of “not being perfect” with being “evil”.

        I patiently explained her errors and showed her documentation.

        She insisted on her delusions.

        It shook me just a little.   The idea that the “make crap up and believe it’s true” disease has infected someone not in the Tea Party...

        It’s kind of like discovering the first patient in a SARS Epidemic lives next door to you.

        •  Thank god!!!!! (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Pixie5

          I too have a friend JUST LIKE THIS and a cousin (sigh- can't pick your family)  and I thought it was just ME imagining their continued delusions.  

          Sad but at least relieved to know that it's NOT JUST ME

          And yes EVERYTHING from the tsunami to dandruff IS really Obama's fault.  

          •  Yes and when you add the religious nuts (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            Jules0845

            then we are being "punished" by God with severe weather. Because of the gays, you know. Or simply women wearing pants. Or maybe Obama has a magic weather machine!

            ANYTHING but global warming...

            I take the phrase "Bleeding Heart Liberal" as a compliment...

            by Pixie5 on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 10:36:30 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

        •  The disinformation campaign has been successful (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          MacGhillemoire

          in many ways. I think the only thing that has countered it for a lot of people are the obvious lies and the underhanded tactics of the Repubs.

          They are very good at introducing doubt. Occasionally I even wonder about some of the things they say. And then I remember the times when they have told blatant lies and have been caught, only to tell EVEN MORE blatant lies.

          They have cried "wolf" so many times that if they were right about something I would not be likely to believe them.

          They always have an agenda and that is what I keep in mind. They constantly lie about poor people and claim that we have a huge welfare problem. Not so, when you look at the stats. If they lie about that then why the hell should I believe a word they say about Obama?

          Also their general "assholish" attitude towards the poor and anyone who is different from them tells me that they have no honor at all. That really seals the deal for me. You can't trust the word of someone who has no compassion and no honor, period.

          I just wish I could get some of my conservative family to see that though. You can bring a horse to water...but that is it.

          I take the phrase "Bleeding Heart Liberal" as a compliment...

          by Pixie5 on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 10:51:00 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  "They...claim that we have a huge welfare problem" (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            Pixie5

            They've been working very hard towards a huge welfare problem and then they could say "told you so".

            With austerity measures of the Republicans, millions of people are working very hard to keep their heads above water and the Repugs have cut off food stamps and employment insurance.  No doubt they'll attempt to blame Obama in the run-up to the mid-terms.

            I love paying taxes in support of roads and bridges, and poor people.

            •  I always end up with my jaw dropped open when (1+ / 0-)
              Recommended by:
              Jules0845

              these idiots complain about the jobless rate while at the SAME TIME condemn people who can't find jobs. Both are apparently Obama's fault. And they are trying now to say that the unemployment rate is even worse than the Great Depression, which is ABSURD. Around 25%???

              Actually what we have is a poverty problem due to inadequate wages in addition to the jobless rate. That is why people need so much help.

              At any rate I am totally amazed as to why many people don't seem to catch the contradiction of labeling the jobless as lazy while at the same time complaining about how few jobs there are.

              How is it that the sheeples can't use simple logic to figure out that ONCE AGAIN they are being LIED TO???

              As far as austerity measures these obstructionist politicians ought to be forced to go without pay until they stop this partison nonsense. I don't know the stats, but I would wager that their constant war against Obama costs much, much more than the so-called "leeches" who need help.

              But as always it is the little people who end up paying the price for their stupid games.

              I take the phrase "Bleeding Heart Liberal" as a compliment...

              by Pixie5 on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 07:04:50 PM PDT

              [ Parent ]

        •  Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          MacGhillemoire

          Yeah, you get the hate from the extreme lefties who thought that when Obama spoke of change, he'd just wave a magic wand and, on January 22, 2009, everything that was wrong with America would be automatically fixed.  (You know, both the wars would be over, Gitmo closed, Bush and Cheney in the dock for war crimes, the economy thriving, jobs for everyone everywhere, etc., etc., etc.)  And because it wasn't, and so many other reasons, they hate him and probably voted for Ron Paul (like my estranged wife - Goddess bless her, I do love her still, though it pains my heart at times, but she's quite off the rails).

          And we all know about the Teabaggers, no reason to recount blow-by-blow.  I'm disappointed in much that Obama has, or hasn't, done, but I don't blame him for everything and I also recognize that he's had at least 2 do-nothing Congresses to deal with.  The man can't do everything himself, and even if they'd done their jobs and worked with him like they're supposed to, everything would still have taken time to fix.

  •  It makes perfect sense. (10+ / 0-)

    Voters, being fed up with better health care options, turned their ire upon the slacking R's that failed to repeal it. OK, got that part, but then again, how's that Obama's fault?

    A true craftsman will meticulously construct the apparatus of his own demise.

    by onionjim on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:10:38 PM PDT

  •  So now a 6-point loss is called a "close race"? (7+ / 0-)

    I don't think even the wing nut voters would consider that outcome a nail-biter.

    "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke

    by SueDe on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:12:40 PM PDT

  •  Why is (7+ / 0-)

    he heaping blame anyways...he won, didn't he?

    "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

    by JackND on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:13:11 PM PDT

  •  I think what he is saying is that his constituents (6+ / 0-)

    are frustrated and think he and his ilk haven't done enough to repeal after all the votes to do so. Instead of calling them clueless idiots, he's taking the high road and blaming it on Obama.
    What a guy!

    Free Will is the only moral law.

    by franklyn on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:13:39 PM PDT

  •  Damn those Facts!! (4+ / 0-)

    Fools Speed ahead, Republicans follow!

    If Money is Speech, Speech isn't Free! I wonder what it is about that that Antonin Scalia cannot understand?

    by NM Ray on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:18:10 PM PDT

    •  fools (2+ / 0-)
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      NancyWH, NM Ray
      Damn those Facts!!

      Fools Speed ahead, Republicans follow!

      My answer to that comes from the Grateful Dead's Mars Hotel:
      Went to see the captain, strangest I could find
      Laid my proposition down, laid it on the line
      I won't slave for beggar's pay, likewise gold and jewels
      But I would slave to learn the way to sink your ship of fools

      Ship of fools on a cruel sea
      Ship of fools sail away from me

          -- "Ship of Fools", Jerry Garcia/Robert HUnter

      "It's high time (and then some) that we put an end to the exceptionalistic nonsense floating around in our culture and face the fact that either the economy works for all, or it doesn't work AT all." -- Sean McCullough (DailyKos user thanatokephaloides)

      by thanatokephaloides on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:31:51 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  So he has sour grapes over winning? (7+ / 0-)

    And the crazy train keeps rolling...

    "We know too much to go back and pretend" - Helen Reddy (humble cosmos shaker)

    by ditsylilg on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:19:58 PM PDT

  •  I can't stand the taste of oatmeal (8+ / 0-)

    even though I need to eat it to get my cholesterol under control.  I blame Obama.

    "Moon landing was real. Evolution exists. Tax cuts lose revenue. The research has shown this a thousand times. Enough already." - Austan Goolsbee

    by anonevent on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:20:20 PM PDT

  •  Earlier in the day, it rained and he blamed Obama (5+ / 0-)

    for that, too.

  •  It's Crazy Day in America. (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    thanatokephaloides, NancyWH

    I LMAO with Kos this morning in his FP post about overnight twitters.

    It's a must-read if you all haven't seen it yet.

    Scroll down the front page.

  •  Jeez, dude, you won... (6+ / 0-)

    ...and despite being a Cantor-style asshole who neglects his district. Take your good fortune and be content.

  •  Face it, if a meteor fell on Kansas and did damage (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    thanatokephaloides, NancyWH, anon004

    it would be Obama's fault, in (alleged) rethug minds.

    May you live in interesting times--Chinese curse

    by oldcrow on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:25:26 PM PDT

  •  Ok - I rec'd this diary (6+ / 0-)

    Just for "holy flonking sheep". LOL

    The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy... the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. - John Kenneth Galbraith

    by lcbo on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:28:09 PM PDT

  •  " Long Live Death! " as Franco's loonier followers (4+ / 0-)

    used to chant.

  •  Is it solipsistic in here... (4+ / 0-)

    ...or is it just him?

  •  INM w INT (4+ / 0-)

    Once again we hear a statement that could only have been authored by an infinite number of moneys with and infinite number of typewriters.

    Not all stupid people are republicans but all republicans are stupid - are you a believer yet?

  •  Kershaw lost his no-hitter in the first inning (4+ / 0-)

    last night.

    Most definitely Obama's fault.

    "The truest measure of compassion lies not in our service of those on the margins, but in our willingness to see ourselves in kinship with them." Father Gregory Boyle, Homeboy Industries

    by Mr MadAsHell on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:31:43 PM PDT

  •  Blame it on the Kellys (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    NancyWH, Jkirk3279

    I think I'll steal a horse myself
    And blame it on the Kellys


    Mark Twain: It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

    by Land of Enchantment on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:41:40 PM PDT

  •  My autocorrect (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    NancyWH, anon004

    dust made a mistake.

    Obama's fault!!!

    •  I kind of feel sorry for the guy...his must work (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      ruscle, anon004

      his ASS OFF trying to mess up every miniscule detail of our lives! He has a GREAT WORK ETHIC!

      In that case, Repubs should be proud.

      I take the phrase "Bleeding Heart Liberal" as a compliment...

      by Pixie5 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 09:19:55 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I would have gone with the IRS Scandal instead (0+ / 0-)

    Saying it was close because he was being targeted by the IRS because of he wants the President impeached because of Benghazi.

    "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." -- Albert Einstein

    by lynn47 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 03:23:53 PM PDT

  •  Ha ha ha ha he just doesn't ale any sense. No w... (0+ / 0-)

    Ha ha ha ha he just doesn't ale any sense. No wonder he came close to winning

  •  Everything is Obama's fault... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Matt Z

    and everything is an impeachable offense.

  •  Quite possibly (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Matt Z, anon004

    the dumbest statement made today

  •  Can't find 1 sock? THANK OBAMA, IT'S HIS FAULT! (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    anon004

    -1.63/ -1.49 "Speaking truth to power" (with snark of course)! Follow on Twitter @dopper0189

    by dopper0189 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 07:00:25 PM PDT

  •  AW! Come on, folks. Lamborn isn't even a (0+ / 0-)

    piker compared to Coffman.  Having been abruptly gerrymandered into that guy's District - along with most of that part of Middle Class Aurora north of Colfax Avenue, and a good deal of the rest of Democratic Adams County - just to ensure the old war-monger a "safe seat" in Congress, folks around here are beginning to understand just how really BAD the Teabaghead/Republicans are.  Lamborn is just a typical bad joke clown, parroting the nonsense of the rest of Horse's A$$hole County and its environs - such as the Dobsonite FUBAR the Family cult, for instance.  But, other than that, he's really rather harmless all round.  And few, if any, take him all that seriously outside the Horse's A$$hole County area anyway.

    Coffman, on the other hand, is a real war, War, WAR advocate - and wants more American blood to flow in the Middle East - and more American youth to die(!) - for the Teabaghead/Republican nonsense of "bringing democracy" to the area.  (Read, "occupying the area for the next 100 years or so", as with McCain.)  And, while Lamborn makes a typical fool of himself in the House of Representatives, Coffman was - and still is - a hard-nose Army Colonel, who was hand picked by Bush & Co., to help the Iraqis "form their Government" - the one currently falling apart, that is.

    With Lamborn, it is to laugh.  With Coffman, it is to fear.

  •  Lamborn was Olbermann "Worst Person in the World" (0+ / 0-)

    a few years ago........

    Yesterday, a Colorado Springs Gazette editorial and a big percentage of online poll takers deemed Congressman Doug Lamborn's line that compared being associated with Barack Obama to touching a tar baby no big deal.

    Keith Olbermann begs to differ. On his Current TV show last night, he called the Lamborn remark flat-out racism en route to anointing him the "Worst Person in the World." See the clip below.

    Olbermann dismissed Lamborn's apology to Obama for using a term that "some find insensitive," maintaining that "tar baby" has been continuously demeaning to African Americans since the 1880s. He also took a shot, although not by name, at KHOW, the radio station where Lamborn delivered the dubious description on Friday, asserting that it attracts a "white, Beck/Hannity carrying radio station audience that secretly delights in hearing those remarks."

    Yes, Glenn Beck has been a longtime feature of KHOW's lineup, while Sean Hannity is a fairly recent addition, replacing Olbermann's old foil, Bill O'Reilly.

    And he also made headlines when he yelled at a constituent who called......might have made WPITW on that, too.
  •  Ah yes, the logic of Mary Tudor, aka Bloody Mary. (4+ / 0-)
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    A fanatical Catholic, Queen Mary I was infamous for her relentless persecution and execution of Protestants as heretics, burning nearly 300 of them.

    When Mary's long-awaited pregnancy turned out to be false, she knew it was God's punishment of her - not for being a cruel and murderous religious fanatic, but for "tolerating heretics in her realm" - for not burning enough Protestants to death. She doubled down, literally - burning another nearly-300 Protestants.

    Every time I hear conservatives blame their political losses on them not being racist, homophobic and/or misogynistic enough, I start singing something from South Pacific.

    “[Sir Arthur Conan Doyle] created Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson - which proves he was way ahead of his time on gay marriage.” - Bill Maher

    by gardnerhill on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 10:07:44 PM PDT

  •  Jimmy Hoffa and the Lindberg baby? That was Oba... (1+ / 0-)
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    Jimmy Hoffa and the Lindberg baby? That was Obama, too.

  •  Might be funny if... (0+ / 0-)

    This might be funny if there weren't so many jerks out there who will believe anything they're told by FOX News and the conservatives messiahs that they all bow down to.

    Conservative politicians aren't the stupid people it's the working class people who vote for them that are ignorant.  Like the gray haired Tea Party folks on social security and medicare/medicaid who vote to disembowel the very programs they rely on.  

    I suppose Boehner will no try to impeach or at least sue Obama for Lamborn's "near loss" and everything else the Repugnants lose from now on.

    Republican party has turned into a group of whining, pathetic, desperate sore losers.  

  •  the sun in going to burn out in 10 billion years (0+ / 0-)

    The sun is going to burn out in 10 billion years, lets see if we can come up with a way that can be turned into Obama's fault too.  These GOP/Tea Partiers cannot take responsibility for themselves.  Have to put their inadequacies and total ineptness on the president.
     

  •  Oh, yeah, it's President Obama's fault (0+ / 0-)

    That people are waking up to the gross stupidity and thuggery of the Republican Party as it currently operates? That people are tired of demagogues masquerading as patriots? That, now that we have seen an adult in the White House, it is easy to recognize when others are acting like whining brats?  Oh, yeah, it's his fault, and some more, besides!

  •  The GOP platform (0+ / 0-)

    Blame Obama,  repeal everything, and do nothing.

  •  Make no mistake; (0+ / 0-)

    the opposition from the GOtP is based strictly on hate. Their bigotry has no bounds; you name the type of bigotry and they have it, but what riles them most is the black man in the White House, Barack Hussein Obama.

    They use every point of attack they can dream up to combat anything Obama attempts from religion, color, nationality, or any other lame-brained idea they can foist off on their constituents to keep them awash in lies, misdirection, deceit, and hate while they keep them as poor as possible.

    There are two main emotions in our lives; the GOtP can only manage to bring out hate.
    As long as bigotry remains in America is being brought closer to failure.

    No country can be both ignorant and free - Thomas Jefferson

    by fjb on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 03:10:24 PM PDT

  •  I stubbed my toe... (0+ / 0-)

    it's Obama's fault! What a bunch of pencilnecked whiners!

  •  Conservatives are not necessarily stupid (0+ / 0-)

      Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. John Stuart Mill      
      The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.J K Galbraith

    •  So this shit has been going on for a l-o-n-g time. (0+ / 0-)

      The pendulum swings, like the wheels of justice ... ... ... ... v-e-r-y slowly.  It's been one complete generation we've been dealing with this crap now (when the mean spirited Republicans took over Congress in 1994).  I know the current case was caused from downright ignorance (which includes racism along with all remaining superior moral justifications).   I guess we can assume prior cases of conservatives being in charge were for the same reason (selfishness).  Very sad.

      So many people with their heads up their asses! (Remember, GWBush won a second presidential election.  Legally or not, we lived it.)

      I just saw clip from the Maddow piece on the 9/11 days, when Bush leaned on the fire chief and used the megaphone with those [immortal] words about the world hearing something or other... It is such an awful moment for me.  Dubya with his smirk, leaning on the chief like they're old 'buds.  I believe the chief wanted to throw up.  He is to be admired for keeping it together.  Although I appreciate him living through that horrible moment, I can't watch because of the ass-wipe who's talking.  GWBush makes it look like it was all a joke to him.  Making me think he thinks he pulled something over on all of us.  (Not me.)

  •  teabaggers (0+ / 0-)

    If they win or lose it's Obamas fault.  

  •  Yeah, probably. (0+ / 0-)
    So he's saying he didn't oppose the president enough? The scary thing is that Lamborn almost certainly believes this—and a lot of other Republicans probably do, too. My word.
    It's too bad that ballots don't provide a little box below the names of the candidates so that people could explain just why they voted for one person or against another.  THEN maybe politicians would stop attributing their losses or close calls to other people's actions.

    The price of apathy is to be ruled by evil men - - Plato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . We must be the change we wish to see in the world - - Mohandas Gandhi

    by twocrows1023 on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 05:38:55 PM PDT

    •  Didn't oppose enough? (0+ / 0-)

      I was subjected to his constant campaign ads if I chose to watch any local "news" in the morning. I really, really tried not to listen. But the one thing I took away from the incessant dribble was that he "had voted to repeal ObamaCare 50 times".

      •  Maybe I missed something??? (0+ / 0-)

        Maybe I was sleeping or something but have there even BEEN 50 votes this guy COULD have voted NO on the ACA legislation???

        Has anyone thought to conjure up his actual voting record?

        And call him on these alleged 50 Nay votes?

        And oh crap---what about his OTHER votes????

        •  What other votes? (0+ / 0-)

          Has Congress held 50 votes [other than repeals of the ACA] during its last session?

          The price of apathy is to be ruled by evil men - - Plato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . We must be the change we wish to see in the world - - Mohandas Gandhi

          by twocrows1023 on Sun Jun 29, 2014 at 06:32:00 PM PDT

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  •  Lamborn is a racist. If the President was white... (0+ / 0-)

    Lamborn is a racist. If the President was white;Lamborn would never have stated his stupidity publicly.

    Note to English teachers: please be gentle with grammer suggestions.

    Polaris

  •  Uh, really? (1+ / 0-)
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    If I hadn't watched it happen, I wouldn't have believed it. Who would've thought that in the 21st century the election of one black man to the Presidency would've driven so many conservatives completely bat shit crazy? Boggles the mind...

  •  I live in this guy's district (0+ / 0-)

    CD5.  He is a do-nothing pig.  He has the temerity to suggest that several votes he has participated in have been bi-partisan, because somewhere between one and nine Dems have voted with him.  THAT is batshit crazy.  The biggest problem in the primary was that, even though most sane people were rooting for this guy to lose, the challenger, Rayburn, was probably even worse!  This is such a repugnant district, his Dem challenger in November is openly touting the fact that he strongly supports Keystone.  That's what I have to live with.  The good news: Doug Lamborn is too stupid to be dangerous.  He authors NO prominent legislation because, and I believe this is true, he is basically illiterate.  Ignorant of the law, ignorant of reality.  He gets re-elected because he stands up and says in his girlish voice "I love God.  I love guns.  I hate gays.  And, most of all, I hate the illegitimate President!  BEN-GHA-ZIIIIIII"  

    Someday I will move from this beautiful (location-wise) but ugly (people-wise) place in which I live.  Until then, we just kick back and laugh at the stupidity Mr. LamEborn displays on a daily basis.  

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