As budding Senate BFFs, Gardner cites Cruz, Moran, Paul, and Thune

(The company Cory keeps – Promoted by Colorado Pols)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Most people groan when media figures toss soft-ball questions at public officials, but not all softballs are created equal.

As you'd expect, during a Jan. 27 interview, KNUS talk-radio host Krista Kafer thew a bunch of eye-roll-inducing questions at Colorado's new Republican Senator, Cory Gardner, like has he been surprised by anything?

But one of Kafer's softballs was illuminating. She asked, "Who ya hanging out with?"

As his emerging Senate BFFs, Gardner mentioned some of the most radical right wingers in the chamber.

Gardner spotlighted his budding relationship with Tea-Party leader Ted Cruz of Texas, saying he "sat next to Sen. Cruz over the past several policy meetings that we've had, talking about issues like what we're going to do on health care…." (Cruz, of course, led the charge for a government shutdown to stop Obamacare.)

Gardner also mentioned working with Sen. Rand Paul of Texas, "on a number of bills, whether it's auditing the Federal Reserve." (You wonder if the two discussed Paul's Personhood bill, the Life at Conception Act, which Gardner endorsed while in the House.)

Also cited by Gardner, in answer to Kafer's question, were anti-environmentalists John Thune (R-SD) and Jerry Moran (R-KS).

You know a Senator by the company he keeps. And in Gardner's case, his company of obstructionist right wingers reflects what we've heard from him in Washington as well. The name of a moderate Republican or Democrat did not come out of Gardner's mouth.

Good on ya, Krista Kafer, for at least one of your softballs.

6 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. BlueCat says:

    So much for his masquerade as someone not at all extreme on social issues and who will work across the aisle to  solve the gridlock in DC. Not that anyone who ever actually paid attention, including the wacko righties who were correctly convinced he was just doing the wink, wink thing to get elected, was fooled. Unfortunately only a tiny percent do pay attention. As long as you don't come right out and cynically announce it, every election really can be an Etch-A-Sketch opportunity, for better or worse.

  2. DawnPatrol says:

    One by one, the masks keep slipping…

    You voted in an extreme right-wing teabagger zealot for senator, Colorado. You will now begin paying the price for your ignorance, laziness, selfishness, gullibility and/or rank stupidity.

  3. FrankUnderwood says:

    Look at the bright side.  He's not out frequenting brothels carrying a box of Pampers with David Vitter.

  4. Diogenesdemar says:

    Shitbirds of a feather . . . 

    . . . anyway, it's not like you'd expect to find any intelligent, thoughtful, reasonable or moral politico that'd want to hang around our slimy Senator

  5. Duke Cox says:

    My friend and I were talking about how interesting it would be to compare Cory Gardners' voting record with Rep. Gordon Klingenschmidtts' rhetoric. I don't have the research time, but if anyone here does, I think it would be entertaining to see…

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