For the last two years the Republicans have been a wee bit obstructionist in the legislative department! Fortunately they are a minority in both houses of Congress, so the only result of this obstructionism has been the blockage of most of the Democratic agenda and the permanent poisoning of the political culture in Washington. What will happen if they actually control Congress? Will the GOP legislators and the administration come together, figure out what they can both agree on, and compromise for the good of the nation? Or will it be a profound clusterfuck that will make the last two years look like a pleasant dinner party? Let’s ask Ken Buck!
Faithful Wonkette readers remember Ken Buck as the complicated GOP Senate candidate from Colorado, who hates birthers and hates prosecuting rape. Surely someone who can hold these disparate political beliefs would be willing to seek out common ground with his political opponents, right?
I think it’s wrong to compromise your values to fit in with the social climate in Washington, D.C. … When it comes to spending, I’m not compromising. I don’t care who, what, when or where, I’m not compromising.
Oh, Ken Buck, thankfully everyone in the world thinks exactly like you on all subjects, so you will always get your way, every time! But wait! Let’s check in with hilariously named Washington Post writer Dan Balz to find out what Ken Buck said, right before he said that other thing?
Buck, who is in a tight race with appointed Sen. Michael Bennet (D), said in an interview that he would be willing to work with Democrats on some issues of importance to Colorado, but not on the issues that have defined the midterm elections.
Does “Some issues of importance to Colorado” = “keep that sweet, sweet federal earmark money flowing back to my constituents, but fuck those losers in lesser non-Colorado states”? We’re going to say that yes, yes it does. Nice consistent governing philosophy you got there, fraud-bot! [WP]Related