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QUID HAS HEARD that while those in politics who live by the sword often die unpleasantly on their own petard, nobody likes to stick it to people like America’s spiter in chief. Seems that there was no winning this week for Aurora’s once-invincible Congressman Mike Coffman. His ninth-political life expired Tuesday when Democrat Jason Crow offered voters the magic mix of military creds, dark hair, moderation and trump-trampling to steal the coveted seat in the House.
In a valiant effort to keep the job, Coffman learned to speak Spanish and talk crap about Trump, something a growing majority of Aurora folks clearly do themselves. It wasn’t enough this time. Coffman’s diplomatic diversion from the Truth According to Trump wasn’t enough to save his butt. In expected and typical Trumpian trash talk, Trump, on the morning after, had only bad to say about Coffman, who supported a whole lot of what Trump has been trying to railroad through Congress. Coffman told the public he couldn’t create enough distance between him and the big guy. During a classy exit, he thanked everyone and wished even his opponent well. Trump, in the spirit of his presidency said Tuesday, “Too bad, Mike.”
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