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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:22 PM

Denver Post: Editorial: Our (2014) endorsement of Cory Gardner was a mistake

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https://www.denverpost.com/2019/03/14/cory-gardner-endorsement-mistake/

Editorial: Our endorsement of Cory Gardner was a mistake
The senator’s vote on border wall is a failure of leadership

We endorsed Sen. Cory Gardner in 2014 because we believed he’d be a statesman. We knew he’d be a conservative voice in Congress, to be certain, but we thought his voice would bring “fresh leadership, energy and ideas.”

We see now that was a mistake – consider this our resolution of disapproval.

Gardner has been too busy walking a political tight rope to be a leader. He has become precisely what we said in our endorsement he would not be: “a political time-server interested only in professional security.”

Gardner was not among the 12 Republicans who joined Democrats in rejecting President Donald Trump’s use of a national emergency


Cory Gardner votes to uphold Trump’s border emergency declaration; Michael Bennet votes to block it
Cory Gardner votes to keep helping Saudi Arabia in Yemen; Michael Bennet votes to stop

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Reply Denver Post: Editorial: Our (2014) endorsement of Cory Gardner was a mistake (Original post)
hlthe2b Mar 14 OP
mountain grammy Mar 14 #1
hlthe2b Mar 14 #2
mountain grammy Mar 14 #3
hlthe2b Mar 14 #4
world wide wally Mar 15 #5

Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:40 PM

1. I dumped the Post when they endorsed Gardner for Congress

In district 4. I still can’t believe we lost Udall and got this right wing asshole grifter.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:45 PM

2. I lost a dear elderly friend over our differences re: Gardner

He was a very well educated and rather elegant man-- not a hard RW conservative by any means, but I just couldn't get past what I believed was his bamboozlement with Gardner's lies. I couldn't then and I can't now.

While our discussions were "technically" civil, they were pretty adamant and our friendship was never the same. Sadly he died not long afterward. When I look at Gardner, it is with a mixture of anger, unwanted validation, and loss.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:01 PM

3. That is sad. We're a sad country now.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:02 PM

4. yup...

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:57 AM

5. Glad you admit it.

Next time, try actual thinking.

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