Friday, June 5, 2009

Asshat Congressman accuses Colorado Governor of ... treason?

Governor Bill Ritter (D) recently signed a bill that stymies the US Army's attempt to expand training areas into Colorado ranchland. I have absolutely no idea whether or not this is a good bill, but I hardly think it merits this response from Representative Mike Coffman (R):

“The Governor clearly has no concept about the training and readiness needs of our combat forces. By signing H.B. 1317, a bill that blocks the Army’s ability to expand training areas, the Governor has sent a very clear message that the men and women who serve our nation in uniform are not welcome here.

I think he would be more sympathetic if the U.S. Army were to declare itself a terrorist organization - since he is going out of his way to block the Army while at the same time laying out a welcome mat to house terrorists from Guantanamo Bay.”

The Colorado Independent points out a bizarre twist to this story: the MSM is apparently refusing to cover it:

Equally curious to Coffman’s over-the-top rant is the selective editing by the Denver Post and Associated Press who excised the Aurora Republican’s acrimonious charges from their stories.

Neither outlet printed the full statement nor apparently asked the congressman to expand on his invective over the new law that bars the state from selling or leasing land to the Army to expand the PiƱon Canyon Maneuver Site near La Junta. The plan is largely opposed by local ranchers and residents who filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop what they characterize as a land grab by the Army.

Free political speech? Absolutely.

Moronic political speech? Unquestionably.

1 comment:

Miko said...

I suspect that military consideration had very little importance in the decision. Coloradoans tend to resist the expansion of just about everything in an effort to preserve open space (partly for environmental reasons and partly to force property values up to artificially high levels).