How dumb are liberals? Nope, that’s not the start of a joke PeakNation™, it’s a legitimate question. A new ad has gone up on TV by an extreme left group called VoteVets.org. In it they attack Rep. Mike Coffman for not fighting for our troops. Yep, you heard that right. Mike Coffman— the Mike Coffman who served in both Iraq wars, the Mike Coffman who is leading the charge to improve the VA’s hospital care of veterans, the Mike Coffman who has been labeled as a “relentless defender” for veterans— is now not fighting for our troops. Watch this absurdity:
Even Coffman’s opponent, Andrew Romanoff, said no one can question Coffman’s patriotism. If Romanoff truly feels this way, and it’s not just empty campaign rhetoric, he should immediately call for this ad to be taken down.
The absurdity of the ad goes beyond questioning Coffman’s commitment to American troops by asserting that “America’s addiction to foreign oil helps fund the same terrorists that who would harm our troops fighting overseas.” Know what would help reduce America’s addiction to Middle Eastern oil? Producing more natural gas domestically through fracking, and completing the Keystone XL pipeline that would increase the oil imported from our friendly neighbor to the north, Canada.
Coffman’s campaign responded immediately by unleashing one of the many veterans who are for Coffman. As Kurtis Lee from The Denver Post reports:
In an email blast from the Coffman campaign Tuesday, Mort Marks, a WWII veteran and Arapahoe County Realtor, castigates the group for targeting Coffman, who himself served in the U.S. Army and Marine Corp. and did tours in Iraq.
“One of the brave men who has voluntarily served our nation in great and grave conflicts is our Congressman, Mike Coffman. Mike is the only member of Congress to have served in both Iraq wars,” writes Marks. “Mike is a veterans’ veteran.”
If the left and Democrats are already resorting to such blatantly false attacks, the numbers must be horrible for Romanoff. Which means it’s only a matter of time before his newest campaign manager gets the ax.