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November 20, 2014 04:57 PM UTC

Ken Buck Really Doesn't Like President Obama

  • 39 Comments
  • by: Colorado Pols

As Tweeted earlier today–a little ad hominem, don't you think?

We get that Rep-elect Ken Buck was not elected on a Barack Obama lovefest platform, but they ought to be able to eat pizza in the same pizza joint, right? Not that we should have expected much better from Colorado's most rightmost member of Congress by a mile, but a little pretend comity would probably help the two of them, you know, run the country.

We're just saying.

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39 thoughts on “Ken Buck Really Doesn’t Like President Obama

  1. Sounds like something a Mississippi congressmen would publicly announce in 1857 … the temerity of Obama to strode through the streets of Washington D.C. as if where President of the United States or something. Of course, that wouldn't be all a congressmen would do back then to such an uppity one. 

     

     

    1. There are a lot of Americans who are never going to be comfortable with the fact that a black guy is President. It's that simple. I always suspected Ken Buck was one, and now we know.

    2. Given that his newly-minted Chief-of-Staff has a history of tweeting useless, absurd remarks about POTUS, the two of them joining forces should provide us with an abundance of blog material for the next two years…Don't you see, (my) people get it?!?!


       

      1. Indeed–this is but Episode One of the Bucky & Bro Show.  Should be a big hit for about 2 years, before cancellation.  Hard to say who will seize the throne as the True Face of the New Colorado Republican Party–Bucky & Bro, or the Insane Clown Posse elected to the state House leadership.

        The challenge for Colorado Dems will be to narrow down from the list of gaffes, batsh*te-crazy conspiracy theories, creepy-yet-hiliarious demon exorcisms on the House floor, curious obsessions with the size and capacity of magazines, 1950s-style misogyny and sexism, and good-ol'-fashioned hatred of Brown People and gay people that will spew from the maws of the above GOP party regulars.

  2. This is the side we're supposed to be bipartisan with. And don't tell me, Michael, that both sides do it and are equally responsible for our nation's political dysfunction.

    These are not bloggers, these are national elected and organizational leaders that have thousands of followers and can command media to their attention at will:

    Here are just a few of the stories Right Wing Watch has captured:

    Anti-Immigrant Activists: Obama Inciting Civil War By Making Immigration Announcement On Mexico's Revolution Day

    Arrest Obama for his Immigration Action

    Fighting Obama's immigration action is like fighting ISIS

    The immigration announcement could lead to civil war

    Allen West predicts demand for impeachment over immigration

    Rep. Kelly says Obama dragging America into a civil war

    Heritage: Obama will use government goodies to replace Americans with Latinos

    Viguerie: Both Republicans and Democrats want to impeach Obama over immigration

    And on and on and on.

    1. It's a legislative lynch mob … GOP – do something. You had a chance when George W was in power. You didn't do anything.

      You didn't do anything now. 

      You ave no one to blame but yourselves. 

      Cry us all a river. 

       

  3. The story was actually a little longer than that.

    "Perry and I were having lunch at We The Pizza near the Capitol before catching a plane. Secret Service shut down the restaurant and Pres Obama joined us for lunch. Obama was preceded by 20 Hispanic students for a photo op. Lost my appetite but got a great story to share. Obama needed 35 Secret Service agents for a piece of pizza. I hope Michelle doesn't find out the Pres was eating bad food. #copolitics "

    If you think there is a whole lot of government waste, what do you need 35 secret service agents for the President to get a slice of Pizza?  Just to hide it from his wife?

    On the other hand, if you are one of the Polsters with your knee jerk bigotry posts, continue on unconcerned with the facts.

    1. Some dude broke into the WH about 6 weeks ago – duh

      Some dude was found with a rifle last week near the WG and told SS he was instructed to go to DC by someone in Iowa – duh.

      Are you blogging from Pluto, AC?

      1. achole is the biggest hypocrite on this board. He has his head shoved so far up his rear end that he hasn't dealt with reality or honesty most of his pathetic teabagger life.

          1. From my reading of his comment, it looks like he was as put off by the 20 Latino students as much as anything else. But besides being a misogynist, he is quite the racist bastard as well.

            1. Weld DA 'chief investigator' and Lynn Bartels were sticking up for Buck on Twitter #COpolitics yesterday, Weld-Olson said I was 'race baiting' by noting what Mr. Buck seemed to indicate on his Face Book that seeing 'hispanic' kids (presumably he meant brown unless he canvassed them all) and the prez made him want to lose his lunch.  

              @COTwitty @BuckForColorado A responsible adult would not race bait! CoLawman replied to COTwitty 10 hours ago

               

              1. @COTwitty: FB post said '20 hispanic kids and prez' made him lose appetite,apparently @BuckforColorado just more of the same. @lynn_bartels #copolitics sent 11 hours ago

                @lynn_bartels: DOES not. Saw the kids first. Didn't lost appetite. Then sees the prez. RT@COTwitty replied 11 hours ago

                @COTwitty: One could read it either way so DOES TOO @lynn_bartels: DOES not. Saw the kids first. Didn't lost appetite. Then sees the prez. sent 11 hours ago 

                @COTwitty: Re @BuckForColorado's dainty tummy: mean-spirited #BS for which we pay 6-figures plus plus. #US wants results not highschool #copolitics sent 11 hours ago

                @COTwitty: 3/3 and how is this a new attitude and showing good will? its the same petty bullshit that #US hates & loathes. #SickOfIt @BuckForColorado sent 11 hours ago 

                @CoLawman: @COTwitty @BuckForColorado: I see the trolls are out tonight! replied to COTwitty 11 hours ago

              2. Exchange

                @COTwitty: FB post said '20 hispanic kids and prez' made him lose appetite,apparently @BuckforColorado just more of the same. @lynn_bartels #copolitics sent 11 hours ago

                @lynn_bartels: DOES not. Saw the kids first. Didn't lost appetite. Then sees the prez. RT@COTwitty replied 11 hours ago

                @COTwitty: One could read it either way so DOES TOO @lynn_bartels: DOES not. Saw the kids first. Didn't lost appetite. Then sees the prez. sent 11 hours ago 

                @COTwitty: Re @BuckForColorado's dainty tummy: mean-spirited #BS for which we pay 6-figures plus plus. #US wants results not highschool #copolitics sent 11 hours ago

                @COTwitty: 3/3 and how is this a new attitude and showing good will? its the same petty bullshit that #US hates & loathes. #SickOfIt @BuckForColorado sent 11 hours ago 

                @CoLawman@COTwitty @BuckForColorado: I see the trolls are out tonight! replied to COTwitty 11 hours ago

                 

            2. Agreed……it's hard to tell which bothered him more:  one African-American president or 20 Latino students?  BTW, was Stephen King around measuring the size of the calves of those kids? 

    2. Or we could pass reasonable gun control legislation Andrew so that even ordinary citizens could move about in public places unarmed and unafraid but gun fetish idolaters like you want everyone to be armed and dangerous in public places so I'm not real sure what your beef with the president is.  He is going out in public armed and dangerous just like you want it so live with it.

    3. Can we really believe there were 35 Secret Service agents? Are we really relying on Ken Buck like he's an investigative reporter for the Washington Post? I suspect he's full of shit, but I'm willing to be proven wrong.

      1. Precisely. How does Mr. Buck know there was 35 Secret Service agents? And even if he counted them how does he know it amounts to government waste. He doesn't. When I worked on the "Hill" President Reagan sat in  the oval office and when he left the White House to go somewhere in Washington two motorcades would leave the grounds but no one knew which one the President was in. It took a lot more than 35 agents to handle those forays.

        As far as Mr. Buck's comment about loosing his appetite it all adds up to this: If there is a place beneath the dignity of his office, Mr. Buck will go there as fast as he can. He has a cavalier attitude about public office bordering on the juvenile. He thinks he's being partisan in a cute way.

        1. And Reagan still took a bullet from a madman and Jim Brady's life was reduced to being a poster child for gun control.

          Hey AHole.  How much protection and security would you demand if the president was a Republican and you feared some radical extermists on the left were plotting to assassinate him?  I thought as much.  There would be no end to the taxpayer money that would be spent to protect your precious politician but Obama?  Not so much.  It's a wonder you can figure out how to put your underwear on in the morning.

      2. I wouldn't doubt the Secret Service agent count – maybe it wasn't exact, but I doubt it was too far off. Obama is by far the most threatened President in history.

        As anecdotal backup, I was in Albuquerque last year and went to visit my favorite New Mexican restaurant in old town; when I got near the place, there were nice black cars and a few police in front of it – Jill Biden, it seems, was in town. I'm pretty sure the VP's wife doesn't get as much security as the President, but it was still pretty overwhelming.

        Ken Buck must have been leading a pretty sheltered life if the President's entourage surprised him.

  4. Ken, get used to having fun in D.C.  For you, the next two years will be filled with not being able to cross the street because someone more important is driving by in a motorcade and you are not.  Wherever you go, no one knows you, except maybe your in your office.  Only in some restaurants on Capitol Hill will you have people care that you are a representative, sort of.  You are only one of hundreds, and you all sound alike, look alike and tip alike.

    Sure the lobbyists will hoke up some way to let you go globe trotting.  But, remember how that plays for your voters.  Going to D.C. to shut it down, but traveling through Europe and Asia while your voters are looking at dirt and higher seed prices.  That will look good on the campaign video's.

  5. I have been moderated.  there is a comment, posted twice, in your moderation queue, guvs.  Nothing too exciting, twitter exchange in which I am called out for suggesting their is anything untoward in noting that he saw '20 Hispanic students' immediately prior to feeling sick.  First, that is the plain reading of Buck's post.  2nd, dude is in a eastern city, representing Colorado, and he finds it necessary to note that 20 students are 'Hispanic' (a fact he probably has no way of really knowing) — and noting that gets called 'race baiting' by someone that actually calls himself 'COlawman' and is, in fact, a chief investigator at the Weld County DA–at least by his own account; and, essentially, accused of spreading a lie by a Denver Post reporter. 

  6. The Decent Thing To Do

    Why didn't Mr. Buck do what any decent person would do in this situation? Stand-up, walk over to the President, introduce yourself as a newly elected congressman, say hello and pay your respects. What's wrong with showing respect and acting with dignity?

    Mr. Buck's response to his chance encounter with the President undignified and juvenile.

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