Meet Mike Coffman:
If you’re just an ordinary voter from Aurora, chances are you’ve never met Mike unless you’ve attended one of his fundraisers.
Mike is the GOP member of Congress from Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, and to win re-election, he needs our support — the support of voters right here in Aurora who are now in his district. You’d think that as part of Mike Coffman’s campaign he’d consider meeting with us to hear our concerns and make an effort to represent our interests in the halls of Washington, DC. You’d be wrong.
Mike has consistently prioritized his monied political interests and extreme ideology — not ordinary voters like us who he’s campaigning to represent. Since you won’t get any answers directly from Mike, we’ve compiled a list of his priorities for you. It boils down to two things: Mike’s likes and dislikes.
1. Voting for the Ryan/Romney budget that cuts taxes for the wealthy and ends Medicare as we know it
2. Raising money for his reelection campaign
3. Attending high-dollar fundraising events
4. Making stupid remarks about the President
5. Monocles, top hats, and catered dinners* (* informed speculation)
1. Meeting with his constituents
2. Working people
3. Answering questions
As you can imagine, we’ve been eager to talk with Mike — he’s supposed to be our representative, after all. He doesn’t call, he doesn’t write, and he ignores us on the street.
Not only is Mike ignoring us, but his friends were downright mean. Exhibit #2:
Apparently, his friends don’t want to engage with voters with real concerns riff-raff. The video below was the response from Mike Coffman’s supporters. Exhibit #3:
We’re not really sure what that means.
What we do know is that our questions remain unanswered, so our quest continues. Hopefully in the next two months, Mike will take a few minutes away from the fundraising circuit to engage the voters he hopes to represent. That’s how democracy works, right?
…until next time.