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August 30, 2007 07:02 PM UTC

The Really New Musgrave

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  • by: Colorado Pols


Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave has been trying hard to remake her image, but this might be going a bit too far. Check out the caption from this Greeley Tribune article: Musgrave Article

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11 thoughts on “The Really New Musgrave

  1. Really, it’s an honest mistake.  Since when do we expect to see a Republican Rep working at a Food Bank?

    All snark aside, what she’s doing here is actually wonderful, and I’m glad to see it.  I didn’t realize she opposed Bush’s plan to kill the CSFP.  Good for her.

  2. If Republicans do things that are reprehensible, you should criticize them.

    But if they do things that are truly good — regardless of whether they get fawning, coordinated press over it — you are reprehensible for chastising them to further your agenda.

    How can you be upset about this?

    I really, really, really don’t like Musgrave. But I will recognize when she does something good. If her remaking her image means helping people and voting the right way, she should not be criticized.

    I’ve been reading this site for a few years now, and it is becoming more and more evident that it is completely — and in some cases, such as this — blindly biased against Republicans.

    I am not a Republican or a Democrat, but I am a reader, and I do not appreciate this supposedly neutral news site telling me a politician sucks because she’s helping a food bank.

    1. It’s a humorous typo–the caption refers to “Marilyn Musgrave (D-CO).”  She’s not a Democrat, but she is undergoing a political makeover, so that makes it funny.  At least a little bit.

      1. And perhaps a reading comprehension refresher is in order for you two.

        I do not appreciate this supposedly neutral news site telling me a politician sucks because she’s helping a food bank.

        Oh, come on.  That’s a ridiculous distortion.  The “punchline” is right there if you bother to read what they’re referring to.  The link can’t click itself.

  3. Let me be clear- I disagree with Musgrave at EVERY turn up to this point in her political career!!!

    However, if she is realizing that the brand of politics she practiced is ideologically bankrupt and that this country is dying of thirst, crawling through the political desert looking for pragmatic centrism from ANY party, then good for her!!! 

    I won’t vote for her (and will NEVER vote for her), but I will at least give her a pat on the back without a knife in my hand! 

  4.   It is noteworthy that Musgrave is finding ways to broaden her appeal to moderate voters outside her base without taking actions that directly alienate her conservative credentials and existing base of voters.  For example, her alliance with Dems opposing Pinon Canyon expansion is consistent with Repub principle of protecting property rights.

      K Salazar’s efforts at “bipartisanship” on the other hand, have frequently involved going over to Repub positions on issues that make his core Dem constituents (like me) crazy.

      Musgrave is in a different tactical situation from KS because of voter demographics in her district compared to statewide but she is doing a smart job of building from her strength.

  5. …but will ColoradoPols be taking news tips during the ’08 cycle from a paper that mistakes the affiliation of the oh-so Moderate and Bi-Partisan Musgrave in a state with a whopping 7 Congressional seats?

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