Alison Sherry of the Denver Post is reporting on an environmental wacko protest outside of Congressman Cory Gardner's Greeley and Fort Collins offices yesterday. We take it as a sign that, as we pointed out in March, Gardner is a rising national star.
The protest was led by Boulder 350, a group so organized that they haven't updated their website in six months. One thing we did find on their website is that their lead benefactor is the City of Boulder. No wonder no one wants to be included with Boulder in redistricting.
They were protesting Gardner's vote taking power away from the unelected bureaucracy at the Preble's Jumping Mouse Society, aka the EPA, to regulate carbon dioxide and putting it back in the hands of the people's representatives in Congress. The Green Machine was not pleased that their patrons at the EPA would be unable to rule by regulation and instead the elected representatives in Congress would be responsible for deciding an issue that would have MASSIVE economic implications.
Don't believe us when we say MASSIVE economic implications, liberals? Just ask President Obama, who explains but one part of the economic devastation that would be caused:
[Barack Obama: “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” (January 2008)]
With Congressman Gardner raising more than any other member of the Colorado delegation in the first quarter, and his potential opponent, Brandon Shaffer, having a hard time even proposing reasonable Congressional district lines without angering the entire Eastern Plains, we'd say the enviros are just pissing in the wind.