What lies are on Lamborn’s “resume” that he so fears that he doesn’t want to talk to the press?

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Doug Lamborn has the appearance of  a man running for office but terrified of the press’s ability to publicize news he doesn’t want reported.

Salida’s Mountain Mail reported here  http://www.themountainmail.com… today, July 1, in regard to Lamborn’s race for the 5th Congressional District Seat in Colorado that

Despite requests, Lamborn was reluctant to answer questions concerning his campaign, offering up the saying, “Good policy is good politics.” Both Lamborn and his campaign manager were not willing to speak about his re-election campaign.

Is he afraid the press will ask about his lies on having never supported a tax increase? The truth remains that Doug Lamborn has lied for his entire elective office career about his having never supported a tax increase.  The Gazette has reported on this in the past week:  http://www.gazette.com/news/ta…  Is that one of the things he’s afraid to talk about?  

Is he afraid the press will ask for full disclosure about his past employment history? After taking office in Congress, when asked by a reporter from the Hill if he had ever been fired from a job, Lamborn said, “I can’t remember.  I can’t categorically deny it.”  http://www.coloradopols.com/sh…   We all know Doug Lamborn would never lie about never having supported a tax increase, right?  So, we can equally as well believe him if he tells us he can’t remember if he’s never been fired from a job.

Is he afraid the press, particularly Erin Emery, will ask him about the Ratteree Letter, the letter falsely accusing Lamborn’s Republican opponent, Tom Ratterree, of taking his dying wife off life support? http://www.coloradopols.com/sh…  We all know Doug would never lie about never having supported a tax increase, right?  So, Erin Emery can believe Lamborn, we can believe Lamborn, that he’d never be involved in such a campaign practice, right?

Is he afraid the press will ask what he knew and when he knew it  about the Christian Coalition of Colorado’s fundraising for the wedding cake hit pieces on Jeff Crank? http://www.coloradopols.com/sh…  We all know that Doug Lamborn would never lie about having supported a tax increase, right?  So, we can believe him if he should tell the press he never knew anything about the fundraising, never minding that his campaign manager, Jon Hotaling, is the brother of Mark Hotaling who was with the Christian Coalition of Colorado.

Lawyer Lamborn may think the 5th CD race is a Courthouse contest that he can win by taking the 5th Amendment and remaining silent in the face of the press’s questions.  He may think he can remain silent and refuse to answer his constituents’ and opponents’ questions at forums and debates.  But, he better think again.  This is not a Courthouse contest.  It’s a Congressional race.   Doug Lamborn’s silence can, will, and should be used against him.  

15 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. NEWSMAN says:

    Same SH– different day.  You posted this BS 7 months ago.  

    Crank and his supporters will stoop to any level, say anything twist a grain of truth into any shape or form that suits their cause, and tell you its a sandbox.

    This sleazy campaigning again by the Crank camp is why Republicans will have a hard time getting unity to win the Senate for Bob Schaffer in November.  If Schaffer does not do well in El Paso County, I will lay the blame on the doorstep of Jeff Crank and his rabid supporters.  

    • blah says:

      I take offense to your title. CD5line is a mouthpiece of Jeff Crank’s desperate campaign, and responding only encourages them.

      However, you are correct that depressed voter turnout in El Paso will be solely on the shoulders of Jeff Crank and his slash and burn politics.

    • RedGreen says:

      Schaffer’s waffling on the Egg Beaters Amendment won’t have anything to do with it? Or Wadhams’s dismissal of the Christian Right?

      Not only does Schaffer decline to take responsibility for his past, now he isn’t even responsible for his own campaign’s success or failure? That’s rich.

    • DavidThi808 says:

      …with the incompetent campaign Schaffer is running.

      Yes this diary is a lame hit piece. That’s politics. Answer it and move on.

    • Constitutionalist1776 says:

      Jeff Crank is out in the community promoting the conservative agenda.  Lamebrain is not even man enough to debate or discuss the issues.  He is hiding under a rock because he knows he is not half the man Crank is.

      Crank has the cajones to stand for our 2nd amendment rights!  He wants to do away with entities like the department of education and irs!  He wants to eliminate earmarks!

      Lamborn will never make statements like these because he is a timid little lamb.  Maybe Crank should get a sheep costume for Lamborn.

    • CD-5 Line says:

      The most recently proven lie is Lamborn’s record on supporting tax increases.  Until Zubeck reported that this week, that was not known to me.  That isn’t “BS from 7 months agao”.  In fact, I looked at Lamborn’s website recently and he’s still lying about his record on taxes unless he’s changed it in the last day or so!  He needs to add, “except when I was running for office in Kansas, I haven never voted for a tax increase.”  That endorsement letter that Musgrave wrote for Lamborn says Lamborn isn’t a true conservative.  Good for her.  Now she’s got to be embarrassed as well after learning of Lamborn’s record in Kansas.  She certainly got sucker punched on that one, what with his record on taxes, what with what he said he’d never done–but had.  That’s what happens when you trust someone like Lamborn.  

      • NEWSMAN says:

        except when I was running for office in Kansas, I haven never voted for a tax increase.” 5-Line mocking Lamborn

        Doug Lamborn has NEVER voted to raise YOUR taxes. Not even if you lived in Kansas.

        That was an answer to a newspaper reporters question during a campaign.  

        You can claim ANYTHING while you are running for office (Just look at Jeff Crank for example, he claims he is going to cut the federal government by 20% and end the department of education.)

        That’s a LIE if I ever heard one.

        I have looked carefully at Doug Lamborns voting record in the Colorado House, Colorado Senate, and US House, and just like you, I couldn’t find anything but a 25 year old local newspaper story about a long forgotten campaign in another state either.  

        If that’s all you’ve got Jeff, Your toast !

  2. Barron X says:


    Will you be wearing it again outside the UCCS Gym tomorrow, picketing Barak “Saddam Hussein” Obama bin Laden?

    That may get you on national TV; certainly at least on the local news.

    You can do some more of those low-rent graphics to show that Jeff isn’t wasteful like Doug “Frank” Lamborn.


    Here’s the text I suggest:

    “Lamborn ‘chicken’ to debate Crank.”  

    or maybe

    “Lamborn’s lies come home to roost.”


    “Lamborn’s campaign tactics 2 1/2 years ago that unfairly smeared Jeff Crank as  a supporter of the radical homosexual agenda,

    which he did in prohibited collaboration with the CCC special interest group, was ‘fowl.'”

    Readers, if you have any better suggestions, please don’t keep them to yourselves.  

    Plenty of room below this post for more suggestions.


    • Barron X says:


      so, do you think that Lamborn’s opponents in the General will get asked if they’ve ever been fired from a job ?

      If so, at least they’ve been warned,

      and they now have a chance to come up with a better answer than the one that Doug gave.


  3. CD-5 Line says:

    Short of a blazing miracle–Doug Lamborn’s pants would spontaneously combust or his arsonist son would set them on fire–the only way those of us who want to know the truth about Doug Lamborn may get it is to have a good hard nosed reporter asking Lamborn the tough questions he’s now trying to avoid.  Having a good investigative reporter doing the old fashioned gum-shoe work of knocking on doors, such at Michael Baller’s house, asking questions, using his or her instincts, and ferreting out the truths Lamborn and his supporters want to hide is what is required.  

    Yes.  Many facets of Lamborn’s past have been diaried before by myself and many others, and often.  But, they warrant repeating for many good reasons and one is extremly simple.  This website, Coloradopols.com, is now having national media sources reading it for the first time in light of the presidential campaign and courtesy in part to John McCain’s reference to Coloradopols on his campaign site.   For that media person, that reporter, that politico that is only a Johnny-come-lately to this site, he or she or they are reading about Lamborn for the first time what many of us have known about Lamborn for a long time.  I consider it a public service to help inform such persons; whereas, Newsman and other Lamborn lackays would rather they remain ignorant.  

  4. Half Glass Full says:

    … says he “can’t remember,” “can’t categorically deny” having been fired?

    I don’t care whether Lamborn was ever fired. Lots of good people have been fired. Many are far the better for it.

    But saying you “can’t remember” something so obviously painful… that betrays a “deer in the headlights” response to tough questions that we don’t need in Congress.

    Lamborn is so not ready for prime time. Oh well, I’m a Democrat so if that’s who the Republicans have as one of the most powerful politicians in the country, so much the better for my side!

    • NEWSMAN says:

      I once resigned from a job that I would have been fired from if I had not resigned (I was 15 at the time.)

      So I can not categorically deny never having been fired.

      So let’s see, does being fired from a job, or having a less than successful business mean you can not do well in Washington?

      Harry S. Truman knows a little about that.  Or this Republican President who in:

      1831: Failed in business.

      1832: Ran for state legislature – lost.

      1832: Also lost his job – wanted to go to law school but couldn’t get in.

      1833: Borrowed some money from a friend to begin a business and by the end of the year he was bankrupt. He spent the next 17 years of his life paying off this debt.

      1834: Ran for state legislature again – won.

      1836: Had a total nervous breakdown and was in bed for six months.

      1838: Sought to become speaker of the state legislature – defeated.

      1840: Sought to become elector – defeated.

      1843: Ran for Congress – lost.

      1846: Ran for Congress again – this time he won – went to Washington and did a good job.

      1848: Ran for re-election to Congress – lost.

      1849 Sought the job of land officer in his home state – rejected.

      1854: Ran for Senate of the United States – lost.

      1858: Ran for U.S. Senate again – again he lost.

      1860: Elected president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln.

      • RedGreen says:

        George W. Bush can match Truman or Lincoln at business failures. Luckily, he had his father’s friends to bail him out.

        • NEWSMAN says:

          George W. Bush

          Harry S. Truman

          Abraham Lincoln

          OK, I see your point, unpopular at the time they were President, but all in the same league when history is written.

          Great Presidents of American History.  I like it.  Thanks.

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