Ken Buck

Tea Party Group Draws Crowd Of Tens To Protest Supreme Court Confirmation

Today, as thousands of people gathered in front of the Supreme Court to voice their support of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, a somewhat smaller crowd organized by Tea Party Patriots held forth against the DAPA/DACA actions and urged the Senate not to confirm President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

We counted about 20 people at the Tea Party Patriots event at 11 am, shortly before the event’s speeches were scheduled to begin: 

The heavily outnumbered protesters carried signs saying “#NoHearingsNoVotes,” “#TheDecisionIsOurs,” “#LetThePeopleDecide” and “Let The People Have A Voice On The Future Of The Court,” the message that anti-Garland groups have settled on to make their quest to block hearings on a Supreme Court nomination sound like a populist rallying cry. The sign on a podium labeled Garland “Obama’s Rubber Stamp.”

There was a high ratio of Republican and conservative movement speakers to grassroots activists, asRep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas,Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo.,Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and the Judicial Crisis Network’s Carrie Severino addressed the small crowd.

Here’s another view of the Tea Party Patriots event:

 

UPDATE: Politico reports:

News concerences sponsored by the Tea Party and FreedomWorks also featured Reps. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), as well as other speakers who unsuccessfully tried to lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance and "America the Beautiful." An effort to lead a singalong of the national anthem backfired when the singer forgot the lyrics midway through, drawing jeers.

 

From the Archives: Ken Buck's Extreme Record

As you may have heard, 2010 Tea Party candidate Ken Buck has decided to throw his hat into the ring for the 2014 Senate race in Colorado. Unfortunately for him, no one has forgotten the extreme record that led voters to reject him last time around.

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New TV Ad Asks: “Who’s Controlling Ken Buck?”

People For the American Way today released a TV ad in Colorado today calling out Senate candidate Ken Buck for the millions of dollars in support he’s received from shadowy corporate interest groups

Ken Buck in His Own Words

The first video in PFAW's series of videos showing extremist right-wing candidates in their own words, it's clear that Senate candidate Ken Buck is too extreme for Colorado.

Ken Buck: Too Extreme for Colorado

In our new Colorado TV ad, we ask "Who's in the shadows behind Senate candidate Ken Buck?" The answer: millions from shadowy corporate interests trying to brainwash American voters.

New Web Video: Ken Buck in His Own Words

PFAW today released the first in a series of web videos showing extremist right-wing candidates in their own words. The video shows Colorado Senate candidate Ken Buck’s extremism on issues including abortion rights, gay rights, and social safety net programs.

Ken Buck: Too Extreme for Colorado

People For the American Way's latest ad shows that right-wing Senate candidate Ken Buck is too extreme for Colorado.

Ken Buck: Too Extreme for Colorado

PFAW's latest ad shows that Senate candidate Ken Buck is too extreme for Colorado

“Rogues’ Gallery” Report Profiles Far-Right Senate Candidates

People For the American Way today released “The Rogues’ Gallery,” profiling 15 far-right Republican nominees for Congress. The report makes clear that the Republican slate of nominees is everything the Tea Party or the Religious Right could want.

The Rogues' Gallery

In our latest report, PFAW takes an in-depth look at 15 of the far right's most extreme candidates for Senate, and it isn't pretty.
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