(Maybe it was Don Suppes — Promoted by Colorado Pols)
Around 9:30pm tonight (Sept. 28), the twitter account @RepMikeCoffman posted a link to the Denver Post story regarding controversial comments by Doug Lambourn supposedly encouraging military leaders to resign. The tweet said:
As a Marine combat veteran, I know to keep my politics off the battlefield http://t.co/ZOpZBfw6Bl #copolitics
— Rep. Mike Coffman (@RepMikeCoffman) September 28, 2014
This is a rare moment of disunity in Colorado's GOP delegation to Congress which is normally hesitant to discuss each other or express disagreement.
Coffman has, up til now, declined to comment on the story in the press. One wonders whether the Congressman actually had anything to do with the tweet or whether this will be another one chalked up to "rogue staffers."
Honor among thieves? A much overrated concept, clearly disputed by this desperate attempt at self-preservation by one miscreant at the expense of another.
Coffman never fails to mention his heroic and daring service to our country.
You should here what my Marine reserve neighbor had to say about that. To summarize in language fit to print…. barely competent desk jockey. Not me. My very conservative officer neighbor.
Haven't heard much in Lamborn's defense from our usual suspect righties either. Spin machine having trouble concocting something to spit out?
I've noticed that even The Borg at times appears to recognize the utter futility of attempting to "defend" the indefensible…
You know things are getting tough for Coffman if he's willing to push a fellow Republican (even a "safe seat" one like Lamebrain) out into traffic to score points with the retired military contingent in CD6. He's feeling the heat for sure.
But, as you say, Lamborn is safe so Coffman won't incur the wrath of his party for this. Hardly constitutes a profile in courage.
I suppose Mutiny is no longer a hanging offense…
Coffman keeping politics off the battlefield?
He seems to be having trouble keeping the battlefield out of politics.