BREAKING: Gardner Recommits To “Personhood” Abortion Ban

Cory Gardner.

Cory Gardner.

As the Rocky Mountain News reports today, another stunning turnabout in the Colorado U.S. Senate race:

Less than two weeks after Republican U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner announced he could no longer support the so-called "Personhood" abortion bans that appeared on the Colorado ballot in prior years, today Gardner announced that he "takes it all back."

"This was a bad idea driven by good intentions," Gardner told the Rocky Mountain News. "I was right the first time. I support personhood. I support personhood going forward. To not do it again would be a mistake."

Following Gardner's dramatic Friday evening announcement that he was abandoning support for the abortion ban amendments which were twice rejected overwhelmingly by Colorado voters, Gardner was harshly criticized from both sides of the aisle. Anti-abortion activists denounced Gardner for turning his back on them after years of steadfast support, while Democrats coined the nickname "Con Man Cory" to call attention to his willingness to "say anything to get elected."

"I know I said I was wrong to support Personhood, but I've since realized that it's even worse to be trusted by no one," said Gardner. "Honestly? I got crap advice. With a record of supporting total bans on abortion at every opportunity, nobody believed me when I flip-flopped anyway. I now understand that flip-flopping on Personhood isn't going to win me a single vote, so obviously it was a mistake."

"Mark Udall said a good-faith re-examination of a position you've held in the past should be seen as a virtue, not a vice," Gardner said. "If it's a virtue to change your position once, twice in two weeks should win me a medal!"

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11 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Andrew Carnegie says:

    I thought the April Fools posting was yesterday's Obamacare numbers.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Why isn't it hard for me to imagine that every day around your house is some kind of Fool's day?!?

    • horseshit GOP front grouphorseshit GOP front group says:

      Don't worry AC.  In the end nobody ended up signing up for Obamacare and Cory has this Senate seat locked because the people of Colorado trust him.  It was all just a bad dream.

    • SocialisticatProgressicat says:

      As opposed to the AFP Fools posting, which comes with every article these days.

    • langelomisteriosolangelomisterioso says:

      I believe everyone here can totally ignore your post just because it contains the phrase "I thought". You've never once evidenced either that activity or the capacity for it. You are good at rebleating all the latest winger blathering points, buzzwords and fear phrases.Unless your and by extension the wingnut definition of thought is taken from William James, "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." –



  2. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    So glad to see the Rocky is back. The Post is crap.

  3. Not Dame Edna says:

    Darn it, this isn't true? I sure miss the Rocky.

  4. Please tell me that link isn't a Rickroll.

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