As if it were a good thing, Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., sent out a press release today announcing that for the third year running, he's made the National Journal magazine's most conservative list for the House of Representatives. Nine other members also made the list who, along with Lamborn, scored 94 percent on the litmus test for the title of Emperor of Rightness.
From the release:
"This ranking reflects my conservative values. I am recognized as one of the leaders in Congress on the conservative front. In Washington, talk is cheap but is no substitute for a solid voting record. With every vote I take, I consider how it will impact personal freedoms, taxpayers, and the overall economic strength of our country.
"I am humbled and honored to represent the hard-working people of Colorado's Fifth Congressional District. Overwhelmingly, they share my values and I look forward to continuing to fight for them in Washington."
This makes it sound as if those who aren't right-wing extremists have no values. Which probably is what many right-wing extremists do think. But you know what they say: Things are the way they are. Even if you don't know how things are, things are the way they are. Earth to Doug, there's more to this country than your echo chamber.
As far as we could see from the website, Lamborn is the only Colorado lawmaker who made any of the liberal or conservative lists for House and Senate.