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Tambor Williams attacked by Marilyn Musgrave, Barry Arrington for pretending to be conservative

Marilyn Musgrave and Barry Arrington have published an op-ed piece in the Denver Post in which they attack Dan Maes' running mate, former state representative, Tambor Williams, for pretending to be a conservative Republican even though in 1997 she voted against a ban on partial birth abortion and in 2005 she publicly supported tax increases in Referendom C. "C" was backed by Williams' then boss, former GOP Governor Bill Owens. Williams now claims that she actually voted against "C". Musgrave's extremism on gay marriage and abortion are the primary reasons she lost to Betsy Markey in CD-4 in 2008. Arrington's extremism on social issues helped Tom Tancredo, of all people, beat him the GOP primary for CD-6 back in 1998. Obviously, I agree with Williams' small government positions on social issues and vigorously opposed Ref. C. I also agree that Williams' voting record doesn't seem to confirm her claims that she's a social and fiscal conservative. She also voted against small business owners on health insurance issues.  Why Williams, who seems to be a smart and honest politician, agreed to be on Maes' ticket and hasn't quit because of questions about Maes' competence and ability to tell the truth are among this year's little mysteries. LINK: Tambor Williams must think voters are pretty stupid, by Marilyn Musgrave and Barry Arrington.

I've mentioned "Maes" in about 297 posts since Sept. 30, 2009. (Search has been fixed.)

Posted by Donald E. L. Johnson on 10/21/2010 at 07:47 AM

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