Republican Congressman Threatens Constituents

September 3, 2007 at 7:02 am Leave a comment

Wow. This is unbelievable. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado left these messages.

FIRST MESSAGE: “Hello, this is Doug Lamborn calling for either Jonathan or Anna. Something very serious has happened. There was a letter to the editor that you both put in your names to the editor of the Woodmen Edition and there is something that is blatantly false in that letter.
“I would like to get together with you and show this to you and appeal to you as a brother and sister in Christ. You didn’t give me that opportunity but I am happy to overlook that and deal with you on that level because I think that is the right thing to do and show you where you made a blatant, wrong statement.
“Now there 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. So please call me at your earliest convenience. It is now 2:40 (p.m.) on Saturday afternoon.

SECOND MESSAGE: “Hello, this is Doug Lamborn again, I’m finishing up my message from a moment ago. I got cut off. It is critical that you get back to me as soon as possible on this because I’ll be going back to Washington here in a few days and I have to make sure that this is resolved one way or another. And like I 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. So please call me. This is essential. Call me by tonight, Saturday night and we can get together sometime Sunday afternoon.”

What could upset Lamborn so much that he would threaten his constituents?

How about something as simple as this letter to the editor:

We are conservative Republicans and believe in the individual freedoms granted to us by our Founding Fathers. However, there are moral limits that caring individuals can embrace without sacrificing the value of personal fiscal responsibility.
Recently, we have discovered that earlier this year 5th District Congressman Doug Lamborn accepted a $1,000 campaign contribution from International Game Technology PAC. IGT is one of the largest manufacturers of gambling equipment in the world. Last summer, Congressman Lamborn accepted a $500 contribution from the operator of Bronco Billy’s Casino in Cripple Creek.

As a congressman who ran on a platform of fiscal responsibility and traditional family values, we’re hard pressed to understand why he has accepted money from an industry that tears at the social fabric of our country.

Congressman Lamborn also showed a lack of discretion earlier this legislative session when he voted against [Colorado Republican] Sen. Wayne Allard’s bill to stiffen penalties against the practice of dog fighting (he was the only member of the Colorado delegation to do so.) This bill passed by an overwhelming margin and has been signed into law by President Bush.

Jonathan and Anna Bartha

Lamborn won election to Congress the conservative congressional district that includes Colorado Springs, home of the right-wing religious group Focus on the Family.

One has to wonder if this is the kind of behavior James Dobson and his Christian followers support.

Colorado Confidential has more information including the letter Lamborn sent the local head of the Republican Party demanding and investigation of Jonathan and Anna Bartha here.

Much love: SquareState

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Entry filed under: Congress, Conservatives, Politics, Religion, Republicans.

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