Sunday, September 02, 2007

Who would Jesus sue?

Or, more precisely, who would Jesus blackmail? Rep. Doug Lamborn, front man for the Family Values CrowdPatent Pending, threatens his "brother and sister in Christ" for dropping dime on his hypocrisy in accepting contributions from the gambling industry and then opposing stronger dog-fighting laws. Honestly, how do complete assholes like Lamborn get elected in the first place? Even his GOP predecessor refused to endorse him, an understandable state of affairs since Dougie seems to have forgotten everything he ever learned in High School Civics about things like the 1st Amendment. Assuming he went to High School.

Talking Points Memo

Apparently, Jonathan Bartha, who works for James Dobson's Focus on the Family, and his wife Anna, were disappointed when Lamborn voted against stricter dog-fighting laws. They wrote a letter to the editor, identifying themselves as conservative Republicans, and noting that Lamborn accepted campaign contributions from the gambling industry.

It prompted Lamborn to call the Barthas personally, leaving a message that said, "[T]here are consequences to this kind of thing, but I would like to work with you in a way that is best for everyone here concerned." Shortly thereafter, Lamborn left another message in which he said, "I'd rather resolve this on a Scriptural level but if you are unwilling to do that I will be forced to take other steps, which I would rather not have to do."
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