Ken Buck has embraced the Tea Party since day one like a pig rolls embraces a stinking pile of mud. When radical conservative Tom Tancredo called President Obama the greatest threat to America, Buck said there was some truth in that statement. What about Iran, terrorism or the weakening economy? Some might laugh such a statement off but what kind of tone does that send? That kind of immaturity isn't going to change the tone in Washington D.C.; and while his opponent Michael Bennet isn't as "colorful" he certainly at least knows how to take his job seriously.
He knows that over-the-top rhetoric isn't going to create jobs or help people with their medical expenses. This isn't a joke--America is in need of real leadership and talking like a paranoid conspiracy nut isn't going to cut it. One thing to know about Colorado is that it's full of moderates--It's kind of the New Hampshire of the Western U.S. to a certain extent and moderates are increasingly turned off by the Tea Party's radicalism and lack of discipline.
In a recent poll, only 22% of the Tea Party said they are moderates while an overwhelming 70% are conservative. Another poll, out today showed only 30% of Americans have a favorable view of the Tea brewers. Republicans and Conservatives only make up a third of Colorado voters, so if 70% of the Tea Party overall are conservative, you have to wonder where Ken Buck plans on getting enough supporters to win. Radials aren't going to bring you to victory and nowhere is that radicalism in Ken Buck more self-evident than in his belief that abortion shouldn't be a choice if a women was raped. He doesn't think a woman has a right to choice an abortion either if she was raped by her father. Now that's heartless.
I guess he's not counting on getting many votes from women, and especially women who have been violently raped. He wants to make that poor defenseless woman the enemy--not the rapist!! Maybe he'd be more compassionate if he was the one raped. So much for the government getting out of our lives. Buck not only wants it in our lives he wants it inside a woman's womb!! The Tea Party love to say how much government is interfering in our lives but they have a whole set of ideas that they want the government to enforce. To them it's only government over-reach when Democrats and Liberals do it. Now that's just good old fashioned hypocrisy. Ken Buck is not the kind of moderate that Colorado is use to. I don't want to swing to either extreme and Michael Bennet is pretty moderate as Democrats go. Andrew Romanoff (who lost to Bennet in the primary) was the liberal choice between the two. I'd rather go with a moderate than a paranoid, conspiratorial, misogynist like Ken Buck.
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