Gardner: Media criticize Republicans simply because “we are not in lock-step with the President.”

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Rep. Cory Gardner likes to point his finger at the media when things don’t go his way, blaming Romeny’s loss on “television stations,” and once complaining that the “media” is biased against people like him who allegedly want smaller government.

Reporters have yet to ask Gardner for the evidence supporting his media bashing. They just lie there and let Gardner trash them.

Why not fight back? It would make good content, and it’s the right thing to do.

Gardner provided another opportunity for an entertaining fight with reporters, if journalists are brave enough cast off their chains and step up, this morning in a conversation with Steve Kelley on KNUS’ morning show, Kelley and Company, about the failure of the Republican House to pass full support for the victims of Hurricane Sandy:

KELLEY:  It should be scrutinized.  But it just looks bad.  Doesn’t it?  I mean, — and the way it is being played in the media, unfortunately, [is] Boehner, this mean guy doesn’t — and you guys in the House — don’t care about those Hurricane Sandy victims out there.

GARDNER:  Look, the media is going to criticize the Republicans every time we turn around, because we are not in lock-step with the President.  And they are going to criticize any time they get a chance.  Now, should this have been handled in a different way?  Uh, there’s always going to be speculation about that.  But the bottom line is this:  John Boehner is not a – nor is the House Republican majority going to turn a blind eye on the victims of a horrible natural disaster.

That’s nut-head nutty, isn’t it? The media wants Gardner to be in lock-step with Obama? What’s he talking about?

It would be fun to hear Gardner explain himself, wouldn’t it?

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  1. rathmone says:

    And wants to use it whenever he can. Here’s his swipe at Bennet in the Fox 31 story:

    “He’s now in charge of electing Democrats and bashing Republicans in the Senate and he needs to appear to be somewhat independent. With this 89-to-8 vote, he had an opportunity to step out of lockstep with his party and attempt to portray some independence without any real political consequences.”

    http://kdvr.com/2013/01/02/cof

  2. cdsmith says:

    Now, should this have been handled in a different way?  Uh, there’s always going to be speculation about that.

    Speculation?  No, speculation is what happens when there’s at least a tiny fragment of doubt in your mind.  There’s no speculation here.

  3. Fidel's dirt nap says:

    and that is that Rep. Gardner has not one single significant accomplishment in his entire Congressional career.  

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