Cheap Seats has heard Sen. Michael Bennet’s second-rate trope about Washington, D.C. for about the 99th time and it amazes that the senator hasn’t figured out an obvious fact: Thanks to the Washington, D.C., he’s running, the lights are flickering.
Everywhere but in Washington, D.C.
Bennet has manufactured a lot of hokum based on the idea that somehow the poor, helpless denizens of our nation’s capital are somehow unable to warm or feed themselves.
Sad news for Sen. Bennet: The only place where the lights burn regularly, brightly and constantly is Washington, D.C.
As a matter of fact, Washington, D.C. is “well on its way to becoming America’s Second City,” according to The Atlantic, a favorite read for Bennet.
Washington has higher employment than the rest of the nation; stable housing prices, high job growth and so on.
In fact, the metro area of Washington, D.C., is home to six of the 10 most affluent counties in the nation.
“Flickering lights” indeed.
If Sen. Bennet Udall wants to see flickering lights he might want to look at the economy of the Colorado he purports to represent.
But for his buddies in the one percent, few of who live in Colorado but who have no qualms about buying Centennial State votes, the Colorado economy is what is actually flickering.
It burns most brightly when fired by the energy business that Bennet despises.
The only other economic driver is the marijuana business, which isn’t exactly the bedrock economy the state needs.
But Bennet keeps talking about flickering lights in Washington, D.C.
From the Cheap Seats, it looks as though Bennet’s more worried about the Washington D.C., economy than that of Colorado.
Not exactly a shock given his D.C. background, but shameful, nevertheless.