Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, August 5, 2022

An Example of Why People Detest Politicians, CO Ed.

Joe O’Dea, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Colorado, said Friday that he would not support former president Donald Trump if he runs for president in 2024 — a switch from his comments during the primary.

Speaking to libertarian radio host Ross Kaminsky, of Denver’s KOA station, O’Dea said he hopes Trump “doesn’t run.”

“I don’t want to see him as president. Again, we’ve got a lot of great candidates, Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, Nikki Haley, there’s a lot of great talent out there. We need to move this country forward,” O’Dea said. “I think that seeing a Biden-Trump rematch again in 2024 would rip the country apart. I think a lot of people are ready to move our country forward. So I wouldn’t support him running again.”

O’Dea, a self-described moderate Republican who is looking to oust Sen. Michael F. Bennet, said on June 21 — a week before the primary — that he would support Trump if the party nominates him in 2024
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So, when this clown needed only the votes of Republicans to win the nomination for Senate, he was out there, implying that he supported the TOFF. but now that he's secured the nomination and he needs the votes of Independents and Democrats to win, he's not supporting the TOFF.

I'm not saying that Mr. O'Dea is a weaselly backstabber whose word is not worth a bucket of warm pig shit, but it's pretty evident that is indeed the truth of the matter. It's guys like him, who turn their coat faster than Benedict Arnold, who give the voters a reason not to trust them as far as they can throw an anvil.

3 comments:

Stewart Dean said...

Primaries have gotten increasingly extreme on both sides. This does America no favors, because it nukes the middle...which is where Things Get Done. Yes, politicians have to play the weasel game, but in the end, it's our people that are falling for extremes, for fear and hate (on the Right). If it didn't sell, it wouldn't be marketed. Kruger-Dunning has it that you need certain level of intelligence to know that you don't know, that dumb people don't know that they are dumb. Perhaps there's a corollary that you have to have a certain level of stability (or whatever) to know not to buy fear and hate.

JustMusing said...

SD,

It seems even the smarter pols of the MAGA stripe are ducking for cover knowing that their dumb constituents can be used against them.

If you can harness the mob to do your bidding and also give you unlimited amounts of money.......

Fall in and repeat the party line.

BTW: (Really dig the cars!)

Spud said...

Yup we all saw , just how quickly little weasel dick Ted Cruz changed his vote last week.