This is the second time the National Democratic Party has fucked-over Andrew Romanoff, and Colorado Progressives.
In late 2000, Romanoff was a popular, successful, Speaker of The Colorado State House. When he was term-limited out of office in 2008, it was naturally assumed, here in Colorado, that he would be the logical successor for Sen. Ken Salazar’s seat after Salazar joined the Obama administration.
But, instead of appointing Romanoff to fill Salazar’s seat until the 2010 elections, Obama pressured Colorado’s Democratic Governor, Bill Ritter, to appoint Micheal Bennet, a virtual, political, nobody.
At the time of his appointment, Bennet was the president of the Denver School Board, but prior to that, he had made millions of dollars as a leveraged-buyout specialist for Phillip Anschutz.
Undeterred, Progressives rallied around Romanoff, who had challenged Bennet for the nomination at the 2010 Democratic State Assembly, where Romanoff was overwhelmingly choice of the Assembly delegates.
But then, in the Democratic Primary elections that summer, the DSCC came into Colorado and put it’s very heavy thumb on the scale for Bennet - in terms of both financial support, and personal endorsments for Bennet, including TV ads by Obama himself.
And here is the same, corrupt, corporatist, DSCC putting it’s big, fat, thumb on the scale against Romanoff, and the Colorado Progressive community, again. This time on behalf of another Corporatist tool, John Hickenlooper.
Well guess what, Chuck Schumer, and the DSCC, can step the fuck off! I am done voting for corporatist tools, like Hickenlooper, just because they have “D’s” behind their names.