Earlier this week, Roll Call ran a feature about the jacket that politicians wear to “pretend to be normal people”. The jacket in question is the $125 Carhartt barn coat, which can be purchased here. One of the prime examples that Roll Call used was Colorado’s very own embattled Democratic U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. Here’s what Roll Call said about our fair Senator:
“Former Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Michael Bennet of Colorado used the barn jacket successfully in his initial run in 2010, after he was appointed the year before.”
Here is the Bennet commercial that featured the jacket:
Michael Bennet’s jacket cannot erase his silver-spooned upbringing. He wants Colorado to think he’s a man of the people, but the truth is that he’s been an east coast liberal from the cradle. Just a quick reminder about Bennet’s past. He was born in India, the son of Doug Bennet, an American diplomat. Doug Bennet went on to serve as the president of the esteemed Wesleyan University. Bennet’s life is a textbook example of liberals’ favorite boogeyman – “white privilege”. From Michael Bennet’s Wikipedia page:
“In high school Bennet worked as a Senate page on Capitol Hill. After graduating from Wesleyan University he worked for Ohio Governor Richard Celeste. He went on to receive his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. He worked as a law clerk and later as Counsel to the U.S. Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton administration.”
Imagine the places you could go if you had someone like Michael Bennet’s father clearing a wide path for you. But, good thing Sen. Bennet has that coat – that $125 coat that is probably the least expensive coat he owns.
Perhaps even more telling; however, are the issues that Bennet claims he stands for in the video:
- Freezing congressional pay until the economy is back on track
- Congress critters should lose their own health insurance until they can stop insurance company abuses (like canceling hundreds of thousands of plans in Colorado?)
- Banning members of Congress from ever becoming lobbyists
Has he fulfilled any of these promises? A single one? He definitely voted for Obamacare, which has done nothing but wreak havoc on our citizens’ health insurance, so number two is out. What about banning lobbyists? What about freezing Congressional pay?
Sorry, Senator, a $125 coat does not a man of the people make.