Coffman campaign laughs at middle-class Aurora residents

(How many ways can one spell “unsurprising?” – promoted by ProgressiveCowgirl)

Tampa or bust

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.

14 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. ArapaGOPArapaGOP says:

    The Fair Share drones are paid stalker hacks. You do not speak for CD-6.

    • parsingreality says:

      Come on, please give us another dose of your well researched, evidenciary proof.

      That’s a snark in case you missed it.

      • BlueCat says:

        Why respond to Arap at all? He’s just a talking point program.

        I’ll say one thing for Tancredo.  He spoke his mind and responded to constituents.  I at least always got a form letter on whatever I was urging him to vote for or against explaining why he was going to do the opposite. He may be a jerk and a bigoted hypocritical a-hole but, unlike Coffman, he’s not an abject coward.  He says the crazy stuff he means to say and stands by what he said. Coffman’s military service doesn’t excuse him from behaving like a man with a backbone for the rest of his life.  

        Unlike a congressman like Perlmutter, he really doesn’t care about constituents who aren’t supporters and doesn’t feel the slightest obligation to even attempt to serve all of his constituents.

    • nancycronknancycronk says:

      and we live in CD6.

      Coffman has lots of constituents who can’t stand his arrogant, corporatist, extremist anti-woman, anti-child, anti-family ways. You need to leave your new-con bubble ArapaGOP.

  2. MADCO says:

    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.

    “… when the details of his proposals were run past focus groups, they found that the plan is so cruel that voters ” simply refused to believe any politician would do such a thing.”

    http://www.alternet.org/electi

  3. Barron X says:

    for the group to be 99% anything, there have to be at least 67 members.

    1/67th is 0.014925373134328358208955223880597, approximately.  

    Any smaller group, and one member rounds to 2%.

    Are there 67 ?  or did you take some artistic license ?

  4. ScottP says:

    Saved by redistricting!

  5. CastleMan says:

    Mike Coffman might be the most unlikeable guy in American politics. He is so dismissive of anyone who doesn’t think exactly like him and it’s clear that he couldn’t care less about his constituents. At least, he doesn’t care about anyone who isn’t a wealthy Republican.

    What a jerk.

  6. karloC says:

    I don’t like Coffman because he’s a man who does not care for people who don’t support him. He’s one of the bigots of the country. I now wonder what he’s views about the new study found this week that the shrinking middle class is continuing to do so.  

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