Trump Throws Coffman Under The Bus, Because Of Course

Via Denver7’s Blair Miller, you knew this was going to happen:

President Donald Trump’s pathological inability to take responsibility for any consequence of his bull-in-a-china-shop presidency made this morning-after insult piled on injury 100% inevitable. Nobody should be a bit surprised, especially after Mike Coffman’s two years of high-visibility dissing of Trump over anecdotal and personal matters–while voting with Trump over 95% of the time–that the president had no interest in softening the blow of Coffman’s defeat yesterday, indeed using Coffman’s loss as a cautionary tale with his own supporters to stay close.

Back in reality, of course, locals are aware that CD-6 has consistently elected Democrats in other races, and Coffman survived for three elections in a ticket-splitting feat of triangulation that bedeviled Democrats who always knew the seat was winnable. What Trump did most to affect the CD-6 race was to cast Coffman’s two-faced playing off his own party’s soiled brand in undeniably harsh relief. Once that happened, the ticket-splits that kept Coffman office simply evaporated.

We suspect there will be some lingering debate among conservatives whether Coffman should have openly embraced the President, but in the case of swing CD-6, we’re pretty confident that would have only widened Coffman’s margin of defeat.

11 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    That one had to sting for Nutter. Bigly. He’s barely over the Reyher debacle and now this. 

  2. Nasty WomanNasty Woman says:

    Mike Coffman is many levels above the idiot in the White House.  I am celebrating that Mike is out, this is something I have been working for many years. Mike, as all other veterans, offered his life for the U.S.  The low intelligence racist homophobe pervert in the WH did not.  I am happy that he is leaving and a great Dem is taking the seat.

  3. JeffcoDemoJeffcoDemo says:

    "JeffcoDemo says:

    November 5, 2018 at 8:57 PM MST

    I can already hear the yam yammering tomorrow night about how everyone that got his support won.  If only those Colorado republicans (and every other state smart enough to keep him at a distance) had just invited him it would have been a different result.  And he and his zombie followers will believe every word."

     

     

  4. marklane1351 says:

    Since redistricting 2012 Coffman had yet to face a tough opponent. In a moderate distrrict, he faced three hard left  candidates. Joe Miklosi, Andrew Romanoff, and Morgan Caroll. Jason Crow was not liberal and unlike Coffman a decorated military officer. Coffman didn't know how to run against the middle when he got tied to Trump

  5. itlduso says:

    Morgan Carroll tried to tie Coffman to Trump, and he weaseled our by saying he would “stand up to Trump”.  Jason Crow was able to hammer Coffman on his 96% support for Trump.

    Timing is everything in politics…

    • JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

      Morgan Carroll also had a legislative record to fuel contrast ads. Romanoff had a legislative record. Joe Miklosi had a legislative record.

      Jason Crow? He had service on a volunteer committee arguing in favor of a VA hospital. Legal cases — but none that appear to be especially "red meat" criminal cases. Slim pickings for the oppo-researchers and advertising gurus.

  6. doremi says:

    In response to idutso: 

         I would NEVER refer to Andrew Romanoff as hard left. Nor Joe Miklosi or Morgan Carroll.  I'd call them all slightly left of center, but no where near the far left.  In fact, as much as I supported Romanoff, he wasn't as progressive as I would have liked to have seen (but more progressive than Michael Bennet was at the time…who seemed afraid of his shadow in his first years at the senate).

     

    • itlduso says:

      Uh, that was Mark Lane who called them “hard left”, not me.  

      JohnDenver is correct about Jason not having a voting record.  But, Jason does have progressive views, e.g., he believes the military budget should be cut.  Coffman could have attacked Crow just on his positions taken on his website. Instead, he said Crow took a different route than Coffman who joined the military.  Say what?  Jason has political timing and a weirdly incompetent Coffman campaign to thank.  Now he needs to develop a “working hard for his constituents” reputation, like Perlmutter, to win re-election.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      Some would say Bennet is still afraid of his own shadow. Cue to Zappy….

      You are absolutely right about Andrew. His opening ad was about the need for a balanced budget amendment. Not very left.

      When Andrew ran against Thurston in 2010, Andrew did seem like the more progressive. But in hindsight, it was more like a DLC primary.

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