VIDEO: The Moment Mike Coffman Lost It

Rep. Mike Coffman endured almost two hours of brutal questioning over his and Donald Trump’s agenda last night in Aurora, and mostly managed to keep his temper in check. But not entirely, as you can see in the video clip below from very near the end–which betrays how Coffman really felt about the folks who showed up:

COFFMAN: The people that, Republicans, when Obama was President, everything was, ‘what are you doing to stand up to stand up to this President? What are you doing every time the President does something? Why aren’t you speaking out against the President,’ and now I’m getting the same thing…

(Audience heckling)

…from the left. When I disagree with the President, I will speak out with the President. But I’m not going to do it every other day, it’s when the subject’s fitting. I spoke out on (unintelligible), I spoke out against the President over his first refugee plan…

(Audience shouts)

Look, I think, those of you on the extreme left will never be satisfied until Trump is gone. [Pols emphasis]

(Audience cheers)

Though no doubt this felt really cathartic to say after almost two hours in the hot seat, there was an important difference in the way Coffman responded to demands from the right that he “stand up” to President Barack Obama compared to today, when he is asked to keep the promise he made on the campaign trail to “stand up” to Donald Trump. And with it in mind, Coffman’s “I get hit from all sides” schtick falls apart.

We’re pretty sure Coffman never once said Trump “is not an American.”

13 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. ModeratusModeratus says:

    He's talking about YOU Colorado Pols and you're the one who is losing it.

  2. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    I seriously doubt he’s talking about Colorado Pols. But, it doesn't matter how many loud and raucous protestors, or upset constituents, show up at his town meetings. The only turnout that matters to Coffman is turnout at re-election time. Pols posters have been predicting the demise of Coffman for the last several election cycles. It just doesn’t happen that way.

  3. OrangeFreeOrangeFree says:

    Look, I think, those of you on the extreme left will never be satisfied until Trump is gone.

    This was you and your party's exact stance for 8 years under Obama. Welcome to the shoe being on the other foot. Sack up, Congressman.  

  4. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    As i wrote on the other thread, Coffman misses the point.  Those of us on the extreme left will never be satisfied until we have peace and justice. This was unlikely under Obama. It will be impossible, in my opinion, under Trump. So yeah, Coffman is right in a literal sense – we will keep on working for peace and justice, and not satisfied until we get there.

    "Keep your eyes on the prize – hold on. "

    Freedom, dignity, and peace – that's the ticket.

    We get closer and closer, but may never "get there" to be completely satisfied. It's OK, I'll take getting closer.

    As opposed to going backwards, which is where Trump is taking us.

    Meanwhile, I would be hella satisfied with some truth and accountability from our elected leaders. Just fricking admit that they don't care if more people die under the Republican health plan, because their big insurance donors will be happier.

    Just admit that they never really believed all that hogwash about the Russkies being the enemy and America being the shining exceptional city on a hill because of our civil liberties. Because now, America's president has ripped the mask off, and we can see that authoritatian money-grubbers are pretty much all in the same club the world over, and they don't give a shit about the little people and our petty survival concerns.



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