Of course, so are the 2010 CO R top of the line up.
Maes, Buck and Tancredo.: This is the Colorado Republican 2010 all star team? Really?
¡Mein gött in himmel!
Maes is a delusional psychotic with narcissistic tendencies and reoccurring paranoia. Tancredo is running to save the R party by destroying it.
So Buck cannot compete with these two in some ways. But in others, he’s the clear champ.
Buck has changed more claimed positions since the primary than any candidate I’ve ever seen. Until recently I thought he would at least to stick to tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts, and never raise taxes. But we now know even that was only temporary.
I have no idea what the guy believes except that he should be a US Senator, he should not have been disciplined for blowing the prosecution’s case when he was an AUSA, and that he has real no shit, bullshit on his boots.
I was not a George W Bush fan. But at least he never waffled. He was who he was almost all the time. Likewise, I was not a huge Bill Clinton fan. But he was who he was.
Obama is governing as he ran, a left leaning moderate. Bennet is a running as who he is – his answers are too long, he has not even attempted the kolaraaduh accent, and his hair cuts and open collars are questionable. But it’s 100% Bennet.
Who is Ken Buck? What are his most firmly held policy positions? Does he really want to privatize Social Security? Medicare? VA heath care?
Will he sponsor a Constitutional amendment to prohibit abortion?
Will he sponsor a Constitutional amendment to impose term limits?
Does he really want to repeal the 17th Amendment?
Does he propose to fix the deficit by cutting spending or raising taxes or both?
Which spending? Which taxes?
Does he support a progressive income tax? a regressive consumption tax? The FAIR tax? The flat tax? Elimination of all federal tax deductions?
Does he really want to eliminate federal guaranteed student loans? Or just go back to privatized gains and socialized losses?
Which part of health care reform does he want to repeal? The Medicare fix that added ten (10) years to Medicare’s actuarial solvency? The requirement to insure kids with pre-existing conditions? The insurance exchange? Or is it just the death panels and 16,500 new IRS agents?
Does he stlll agree with Tancredo that President Obama is the greatest risk to the USA?
Speaking of Tom Tancredo, he once advocated for the elimination of all publicly funded education (as has John Andrews). Does Buck agree?
Is there a single significant policy position, stated in the positive, (i.e, what Buck is for, not as something he’s against) that has not changed from the primary to the general election? Bonus for finding one hat won’t change again after Nov 3.
Does he really believe we’ll believe it’s all nuance and gotcha politics and not just him pandering to whomever he thinks is in the room and whatever he thinks they want to hear?
Of course, it may be the most brilliant political strategery executed in recent memory. Tell the camera man that the teapartiers are idiots who need to shut up, tell the teapartiers that they are right. Everyone hears what they want to hear, and ignores the dissonant statements. It’s even better than dog whistle politics in that it relies on the fact that when faced with conflicting information voters rely on emotion, allowing themselves to forget that their favorite R “conservative” raised taxes, or fought a war of foreign intervention and nation building.
Either way, dishonest pandering or brilliant political tactic, Ken Buck’s 2010 campaign is offensive.