(How many ways can one spell “unsurprising?” – promoted by ProgressiveCowgirl)
It’s bad enough the Mike Coffman has been in hiding and won’t talk to middle class people in Aurora. Now the Coffman campaign is openly making fun of them.
As reported in the Aurora Sentinel & the Colorado Statesman, a group of 99% Aurora residents are headed to Tampa to voice their concerns at the Republican National Convention. The group includes a unemployed mother of a Navy veteran, an unemployed PhD who lost his job as a financial analyst when Wall Street crashed, and a 65 year old woman on Medicare.
Coffman didn’t publicly announce he wasn’t going until Thursday – and his campaign used the opportunity to be openly contemptuous of an unemployed father of 3 and a Senior on Medicare.
As reported in the Statesman: “Hahahahaha,” wrote campaign spokesman Owen Loftus. “Don’t tell them that he’s not going to be there!”
So the Coffman campaign apparently thinks it’s funny to laugh at people who are asking for help. They think it’s funny that people who need jobs and health care would like to talk to the person who wants to represent them.
Coffman supports the Ryan budget, which turns Medicare into a voucher program. He supports more tax cuts for the rich at the expense of the middle class. He opposes raising the minimum wage to improve the economy for workers and everyone else.
So maybe it’s not a surprise that Coffman’s campaign looks down on working families in Aurora. And he’s also looking down on his potential employers.