“Both Ways” Bob Beauprez on “Both Ways” Bob Beauprez

This appears at the end of Joey Bunch's story today for the Denver Post about Republican Bob Beauprez and his campaign for Governor. We have nothing else to add…


"I've never been accused of switching positions on a vote or an issue. But that happens in politics."

         — Bob Beauprez, the Denver Post, June 10, 2014


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  1. ModeratusModeratus says:

    Bob Beauprez is an idiot. I would take Tancredo over Beauprez in a minute.

    • Republican 36 says:

      To the degree you are referring to his political skills I'd have to agree.

      His statement quoted above is utter nonsense. In 2006 during the general election campaign, Mr. Beuaprez made a speech in Montrose where he siad he has never and will never support the trans-basin diversion of water. In other words, he would never support shipping West Slope water tot eh East Slope. The Ritter campaign immediatley released a written statement Congressman Beauprez had submitted to the House Interior Committee wherein he had said the exact opposite and, in fact, stated it was necessary in Colorado to divert water from the West Slope to the East Slope.

      During this campaign, just like he did in 2006, he has completely failed to do what any competent political campaign always does – a candidate must not only do opposition research, he/she must research themselves to see what positions they've taken in the past. Mr. Beauprez blithely ignores his past statements and doesn't think anyone, other candidates or the news media, will take him to task for them. They will. They always do. To ignore this basic proposition is political incompetentence.

      • ModeratusModeratus says:

        I say this as a conservative Republican, I just can't understand why he is getting so much support.

        • Republican 36 says:

          Neither can I. Apparently, a certain element of the business community believes Mr. Beauprez will save the day in the governors race but I think that is nothing more than a hope without a basis. From my perspective, this doesn't have much to do with political philosophy. Beauprez is simply a very bad candidate who never does his homework and therefore makes one gaffe after another. He's doing it again this year just like he did in 2006 and there is no reason to expect he won't continue. He hasn't learned a thing from his 2006 disaster because he continues to make the same mistakes. The Colorado Republican Party has to do better than Beauprez if it ever wants to win the governors race. 

        • Ralphie says:

          Apparently, given a coice between crazy and dumb, many Republicans have chosen "Dumb."

  2. Thanks, Bob. There's not much to say after that.

  3. DavieDavie says:

    The article was such a whitewash for Beauprez, I wasn't sure if Joey was on a job interview to be Both Ways Bob's press secretary or something.  Seems the Post has decided who they plan to endorse for the Guv's job.  Maybe they'll do it in time for the primary.

    Remember when Dan Haley "made history" by their hilariously premature endorsement of Mitt Romney in 2008?

    I can't stand to even watch the videos they now have embedded in today's article:


  4. IndependentProgressiveIndependentProgressive says:

    Because of Eric Cantor's defeat tonight at the hands of an anti-immigration Tea Party challenger, I would expect that the Tancredo effort to get fresh boost.

    Advantage as of today: Tancredo

    • dwyer says:

      @Independent Progessive

      I think you are absolutely right.  The winner was out spent 25 to 1.  Also, the only "outside" help Brat (sp?) had was talk radio and his big issue was immigration "ammesty".  Sounds a lot like Tancredo, whose only support is Peter boyles and anti-immigrantion republicans.

      However, the republican primary is statewide and Canter was running is one district in southern Virgina.  

    • BlueCatBlueCat says:

      Here's the whole stunning tale complete with the most off base polling ever:

      In one of the most shocking primary upsets of all time, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the House, has lostto economics professor Dave Brat, a political unknown who was outspent 40-to-1. Cantor ran multiple attack ads against Brat, but Brat successfully made his outright hostility to immigration reform the centerpiece of the campaign, accusing Cantor of supporting "amnesty" and putting him on the defensive.




      Eric Cantor is no longer conservative enough to win a primary in the GOTP.  A couple of years ago who would have believed that could possibly be true?

      • BlueCatBlueCat says:

        Oh and that Post article described BWB as a moderate. I guess in a universe where Cantor isn't right enough that's possible. Just wonder what color the sky is there.

      • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

        His polsters missed the marked worse than Rove & Co. on election night, 2012:

        Cantor was viewed as next in line to succeed as House Speaker if John Boehner were to retire next year, and was expected to easily defeat his conservative challenger. Eric Cantor’s internal polling had him up 34 points in his primary a few days before the primary.

      • There is an alternative explanation – that still requires the polling to have been way off…

        Apparently, former Representative and former Cantor general election opponent Ben "Cooter" Jones wanted to ratfuck Cantor's primary. Virginia has an open primary – pick a ballot, any ballot – and Jones suggested that Democrats cross over and vote on the Republican primary ballot against Cantor. According to several posters in the Daily Kos blog, this was at least marginally popular among Democrats in the district.

        • And apparently that theory has been at least partially shot down by the breakdown of polling results.

          • BlueCatBlueCat says:

            Massive Dem voting for an extreme GOTP candidate would make sense in a purple district but not so much in a rock solid safe red district where any R, no matter how extreme, is going to to win the general anyway. Hopes of Cantor splitting the vote by running a write in campaign seem pretty far fetched, too. Don't see what the district's Dems would have to gain here except the satisfaction of screwing Cantor. That would be fun but not otherwise useful to district Dems.

      • Republican 36 says:

        Cantor and his consultants committed one of the greatest blunders in political history. Brat had zero name ID going into the primary. None, zilch. When you're known and your opponent isn't and your opponent doesn't have any resources, the first rule is to ignore him/her. Instead, Cantor ran a $5 million campaign attacking Brat and thereby raising his name ID and insuring he became known and insuring the base would come out to support him while Cantor's people, the majority in the district, stayed home.

        Brat, a former seminarian before earing his PhD. in economics, is attributing his victory to God. Since he is advocating God's policies it will be impossible for him to consider any compromise because of course one can't compromise the policy pronouncements of the Almighty. Brat's victory just means more gridlock in Washington. 

        Its a sad night for the country.

  5. BlueCatBlueCat says:

    Anyone stupid enough to vote for someone who claims to be chosen to win by God deserves what they get. In this case, no chance of anythingincluding anything they're for, getting passed into law and a complete loss of all the porky advantages of being represented by the House Majority Leader while sending their district back to the bottom of the heap with a back bencher nobody. What on earth do TPers use for brains?

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