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May 31, 2023 10:48 AM UTC

GOP Chairman Uses Debt Ceiling To Sideswipe Former Opponent

  • by: Colorado Pols
Colorado GOP chairman Dave Williams.

An email we were forwarded by Colorado Republican Party chairman Dave Williams yesterday assails the debt ceiling agreement reached over the holiday weekend between the White House and GOP House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and lavishes praise upon Colorado’s two farthest-right Republicans in Congress, Reps. Lauren Boebert and Ken Buck, who have vowed to vote against the deal later today:

To be frank, this is not why the American people elected Republicans into the majority, and it’s another reason why hard-working taxpayers are losing faith in the leaders of our party.

Republican leaders should be keeping their word to rein in out-of-control spending and the increase in big-government from Joe Biden and his lapdog Democrats…

Congressman Buck stated he is, “appalled by the debt ceiling surrender.” He went on to say “the bottom line is that the U.S. will have $35 trillion of debt in January, 2025. That is completely unacceptable.”

Congresswoman Boebert was just as adamant in her opposition. She said, “Our base didn’t volunteer, door knock and fight so hard to get us the majority for this kind of compromise deal with Joe Biden. Our voters deserve better than this. We work for them. You can count me as a NO on this deal. We can do better.”

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R).

As one of Colorado’s most vituperative conservative hardliners possessing no sense of loyalty to the party apparatus he now presides over, we can’t say it’s unexpected for Chairman Williams to be slamming the agreement reached by the nation’s highest-ranking Republican elected official. Normally, a state party chair considers it an obligation to put the party’s best foot forward, not complain in public that “taxpayers are losing faith in the leaders of our party.” Keeping up party morale just doesn’t seem to be Dave Williams’ priority.

But then, Williams took the intraparty intrigue to the next level:

Just so you know, we have yet to hear anything from Congressman Doug Lamborn on how he plans to vote on this compromised debt ceiling deal from Speaker McCarthy and Joe Biden. [Pols emphasis]

The Colorado Republican Party asks that Congressman Lamborn shows a unified front with Ken Buck and Lauren Boebert by voting NO on this deal that grows America’s unsustainable debt.

The Colorado Republican Party also asks that you contact Congressman Doug Lamborn and encourage him to vote NO and not cave to the Washington establishment or special interest insiders.

Making our way to the end, we realized that the whole purpose of this email blast from the Colorado Republican Party was to criticize Dave Williams’ 2022 CD-5 GOP primary opponent, longtime incumbent seat warmer Rep. Doug Lamborn. Lamborn is reportedly still deliberating how he intends to vote later today, but having his phone lines flooded with angry callers routed to him by Dave Williams could have the opposite of the intended effect. However the vote plays out, Williams is certain to face pointed questions about using the state party’s resources to attack Williams’ once and perhaps future political opponent.

If the Colorado GOP no longer exists to support Republicans, what exactly do they do anymore?


3 thoughts on “GOP Chairman Uses Debt Ceiling To Sideswipe Former Opponent

  1. This won't bring in the donors, Dave.

    The dearth of donations is not surprising given the new leadership. Back in March, the party faithful chose former state Representative Dave ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Williams, a far-right MAGA 2020-election denier to head the Colorado GOP. He has since invited ankle monitor-sporting Tina Peters to join the leadership team hoping she would bring along her “national network of well-funded friends.” Judging by the latest financial disclosure, sugar daddy Mike Lindell has yet to open his wallet.

    Williams has been trying to fundraise via email with ridiculous, hyper-partisan subject lines like “Democrats Defend Perverts,” “They hate you,” and “Democrats’ Witch-Hunt of Trump.” Put these in all caps add excessive punctuation and funky syntax, and they could be Trump tweets. It is impossible to take them seriously.

    Back in March, Williams said the Colorado GOP’s election losses were not due to a “brand problem” but “a problem with feckless leaders.” The statement hasn’t aged well. Now it’s a both/and predicament.

  2. Lamborn is a sheep.

    He will do what the rest of the herd does. If a majority of the GOP votes to kill the bill, he will join them. If a majority votes in favor of it, he will go along. Unlike Ben Kuck (who occasionally thrives on showing his independence) or Bimbobert (who excels in demonstrating her stupidity), Lamborn is fairly predictable.

    It is still amazing that David Brandon Williams managed to lose the GOP primary to a non-descript dolt like Doug Lamborn.

    By the way, when Williams talks about Dems defending perverts, is he referring to Doyle Baker McAlister? 

  3. Unsurprising.  Williams is a guy who’s proven time and again that his personal interests are paramount and that any other duties or obligations are unimportant and ignorable.  The I-got-mine-now-give-me-yours Republican party in this state has fully earned and deserves his brand of “leadership.”

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