From the Cheap Seats: Is Polis a Republican Plant?

March 17, 2014
Rep. Jared Polis

Rep. Jared Polis

It occurs to Cheap Seats that Congressman Jared Polis is actually a Republican plant.

Inconceivable perhaps, but Cheap Seats finds it hard to believe that Polis is actually as dumb as he recently demonstrated on the floor of the U.S. House.

Polis was speaking against a bill he cosponsored with his Colorado colleague, Republican Scott Tipton, to codify Western water law. In the case of Colorado, it means Washington would be forcefully reminded that the federal government recognized the authority of the state over water when Congress approved the state constitution.

The idea behind the Western Water Protection Act is to preserve the authority of the states over water. For Western representatives, it’s pretty much a no-brainer to support the bill, as a dozen other Democrats demonstrated when they voted for it.

Speaking of no-brainers, we come back to Polis.

Flustered by his inability to marshal a cogent argument against the bill he originally backed, Polis called it a “job-killing Republican water grab.”

Exactly how a state can “grab” water already within its borders defies rational explanation, but Polis was undeterred, and this is where it gets really funny.

Polis wound up and delivered the strongest left jab he could muster.

The Western Water Rights Protection Act, Polis howled, showed that — wait for it — “Republicans care more about endangered species than they care about jobs.”

Cheap Seats kids you not. Polis just gave the GOP cover on environmental issues. What a guy.

We can only imagine the palm-face contact in the brain trust, so to speak, of the Democrats.

Assuming, of course, the Dems can figure out that one of their bright stars, the Boulder Bozo, made a fool of himself without really trying.

The evidence notwithstanding, Polis isn’t really a GOP plant.  However, given all of the other proof and his enthusiasm for herbs, it stands to reason he could be a potted one. On a good day, a very good day.

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