Gardner Fears “Loony Left” Voters Could Lead Democrats To Victory In November Election

(At least they’re not “fake protesters” anymore – Promoted by Colorado Pols)

A Republican leader of the U.S. Senate worries that “loony left” voters could create a “problem” for Republicans in the November election, leading Democrats to victory.

“Obviously, voter motivation and intensity is important in elections,” U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner told a KHOW radio host Ross Kaminsky Thursday. “And if more on the radical left, the loony left, get out and vote than the right, that’s a problem.”

An call to Gardner’s office seeking to know who the “loony left” is (e.g., protesters at the women’s marches?), where they have the most power (e.g., Colorado? Florida?), and if Gardner has plans to try to stop them from voting (e.g., by calling them more names?) was not answered.

Gardner’s views on the November election carry extra weight, because he leads the Republican committee that’s in charge of electing GOP senators. As chair of the the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, he’s also part of the Republican Senate leadership.

Gardner’s comment about the “loony left” came in response to a question about whether the upcoming election will be a “referendum on President Trump.”

Gardner replied that “you never  know” and that he’s seen different polling results on the topic.

“I don’t know if [this election] is any different than any other election,” said Gardner on air.

In the wake of the massive women’s marches in 2016, Gardner characterized protesters and critics of his policies in similarly degrading terms, calling them “fake” while providing scant evidence of their fakeness.

“What I worry about though, of course, is the paid protesters from out of state who are crowding out those Colorado voices,” Gardner told 9News’ anchor Kyle ClarK Feb. 2. “That’s a big concern of mine. It’s a concern of my colleagues, when they can’t hear the voices of their constituents because paid activists from out of state are getting in the way.”

Listen to Gardner on KHOW’s Ross Kaminsky Show Sept. 14 here:

9 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Zappatero says:

    All the stupid ones in Congress are definitely Republicans. 

    • ParkHill says:

      How do you measure Raving vs Looney? 

      How about a poll:

      (1) Do you believe in Science?

      Hmm, I guess it's just one question that separates the goats from the sheep. By that measure, the Raving Right is 75+% of the Republican Party and 51+% of congress.

  2. unnamed says:

    Benedict Donald apologist.

  3. Meiner49er says:

    As long as we get to say "That's all folks" to Trump, Gardner, and the whole Republican criminal clown car, I'm fine with the looney left meme.



  4. davebarnes says:

    While not a card-carrying member of the Looney Left, I will never vote for a GOPer in a general election again in my life.

    And, I vote. I have only missed one election (a municipal one) since I started voting in 1968.

  5. If the "loony left" comes out, it might at least counter the rabid right, who have been propping up politicians like Gardner for years now… 

  6. RepealAndReplace says:

    And Cory's solution to the Loony Left is the batshit crazy right? I don't think so….

  7. JohnInDenver says:

    Shouldn't Cory be more focused on the Raving Right, turning out the Trump base voters?

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