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January 24, 2017 09:55 AM UTC

Mike Coffman Outdoes Himself

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  • by: Colorado Pols

Congressman Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) is well-known for his ability to take multiple positions on a single issue, but Coffman may have outdone himself in a recent Q&A with 5280 magazine.

Take a look at how Coffman responded to the following question: “Do you support keeping the ACA in place and improving upon it? If not, how will you ensure that all Americans continue to have access to healthcare?”

No aspect of the ACA will be repealed without first having a replacement. We will soon vote on certain aspects of a repeal, [Pols emphasis] but the effective date for that repeal will be far enough in the future that it will allow time to craft and negotiate, in a bipartisan manner, a replacement. There are some in Washington and Colorado that push this narrative as a scare tactic, but at the end of the day the process of repealing and replacing the ACA will take a couple of years with the goal being to lower costs, preserve access, and to improve on the health insurance choices available.

Don’t act like you’re not impressed. This statement is so absurdly ridiculous that you can’t help but admire its incoherence.

Coffman contradicts himself immediately — literally by the second sentence in his response. Just after he says, “No aspect of the ACA will be repealed without first having a replacement,” Coffman adds, “We will soon vote on certain aspects of a repeal.”

This would be more amusing, of course, if we weren’t talking about healthcare legislation that could very well mean the difference between life and death for many Americans.

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5 thoughts on “Mike Coffman Outdoes Himself

  1. And notice how he (and several other GOP congresscritters) emphasis "bipartisan" as in "it won't be our fault if Democrats won't agree with our Fuck America, Yeah! healthcare agenda".  We'll lay it all on them…

    Just because we in the GOP were the Party of No for 8 years doesn't give Dems the right to stand up for what they believe in and stop our Shred the Sick and Poor Suckers Now program.

  2. So, I guess I can now assume that Pols will continue to be on Coffman's case 24/7/365 at least until the next Dem sacrificial lamb comes along for the 2018 election………

    1. We've said many times in this space since the election that Coffman is probably not going to be a target for Democrats anytime soon. That doesn't make his comments any less absurd.

      1. Like a laser, Pols (and Jason).

        Please, stay on top of the antics, lies and obfuscations of this cowardly little worm Coffman like a big green parrot. Light and truth are his kryptonite. He will fall, sooner or later, as all grifting liars do.

      2. Congressman Coffman won't be defeated by the Democrats but the 6th CD is beginning to turn purple and perhaps blue. In a not so great year, the Democratic candidate for the 6th CD seat on the state board of education unseated the incumbent Republican by a narrow margin. That's a baseline race for each party and the results in 2016 indicate the district is moving toward the Democrats.

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