Gardner is the candidate Udall 
and liberals least wanted to face

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More people choose not to live in Mesa County (147,848) than choose not to live in Cleveland (390,928).  Cory Gardner’s turf (Yuma 3,551) by this logic, must be downright awful. No wonder he wants to stay in DC so badly I guess, huh? And people must love it there (Metro area: 9,331,587) so many of ‘em!  Penry’s ‘logic’ is a treat.

If – as Josh Penry opines (“Gardner is the candidate Udall and liberals least wanted to face”)—4th C.D. Congressman Cory Gardner is the “best” Republicans have to offer (by comparison to Ken Buck’s “baggage of churlish campaign rhetoric”), then Sentinel readers and potential voters should examine Gardner’s record more closely.  Thus: 

First, Gardner is running for the express purpose of depriving thousands of Coloradans of their access to affordable health insurance and/or health care.

Second, as just another “Teapublican” extremist, Gardner has:

•  Been a “foot soldier” in Republicans’ “war on women” by supporting the twice-defeated “personhood” ballot initiative to unconstitutionally outlaw abortion (even in cases of rape and incest) and to ban many forms of contraception;

•  Voted for the “Ryan Budget”, which would “end Medicare as we know it”, privatize Social Security, cut education funding, and give millionaires another $125,000 tax cut;
•  Like the 3rd C.D.’s Scott Tipton, threatened “the full faith and credit” of the U.S.
  —holding our solvency hostage for Social Security, Medicare, or “ObamaCare”    cuts, and causing the largest one-day increase in our national debt in history;

•  Like Tipton, voted 50 times now to repeal, replace, and/or de-fund “ObamaCare” – while failing to support the “American Jobs Act”;

•  Like Tipton, irresponsibly voted to “shut down” the federal government – costing our economy some $28 billion – while denying any responsibility therefor;

•  Opposed federal aid to natural disaster victims—making it harder for Colorado to receive needed flood relief;
•  Opposed the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”—the unconstitutional ban on allowing LGBT volunteer-soldiers to openly serve in our Country’s military; and
•  Opposed the “DREAM Act”, which would give young undocumented immigrants brought here illegally as children a “pathway to citizenship”, and instead voted to treat them as criminals and accelerate their deportation.

Clearly, Gardner cannot represent Colorado’s “purple state” values like Mark Udall does.



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