Doug Lamborn (R-Co) is skipping tonight’s State of the Union address. You see, he doesn’t like President Obama and doesn’t agree with any of his policies. So he’s just gonna go ahead and skip it. There’s no job requirement that he be there. (His words.)
Surely, he has something better to do. Maybe he’ll go bowling. Who knows. The world is his oyster.
While Doug “Obama is like a tar baby” Lamborn is busy acting like a petulant asshole, the other representatives from Colorado put their adult pants on and are at least pretending to be civil:
Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is leading a civility campaign along with Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The two are sitting together for the president’s speech, and they urged other senators and representatives to set aside partisan politics and sit together as a goodwill gesture.
“I don’t agree with everything President Obama says either, but the State of the Union address is an important moment to hear from the president about his agenda for the year ahead,” Udall said in a statement Tuesday. “At a time when Coloradans’ frustration with Congress is at an all-time high, I think it’s important to look for ways to come together rather than divide ourselves. I’ve worked with Congressman Lamborn on many issues important to Southern Colorado and the Colorado Springs area, and I look forward to continuing our work.”
Gardner and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., have also said they support the bipartisan seating plan, which some have dubbed “date night.”
Way to be an asshole, Doug. Way to demonstrate that you have such disrespect for the Kenyan Usurper that you won’t even deign to listen to his vision for the country for the next year.
You’re turning your back on the President (because he’s black — yeah, we all know it), and you’re disrespecting yourself and your constituents. Then again, with congressional approval hovering around 13%, perhaps this blatant display of disrespect will be your last.
One can hope.