Flashback Friday: 10 Times Liberals Criticized Jared Polis

Greenwood Village, CO – On this Flashback Friday, the Colorado Republican Party is reflecting on the many times his fellow liberals told the world how they really feel about Congressman Jared Polis. Ten examples, in no particular order, appear on the graphic below. (Note that none of these comments was made during the contested gubernatorial primary.) A comment from Colorado Republican Chairman Jeff Hays appears at the bottom of this release.

The source for each of those quotes is as follows:

1. “He’s so damn selfish” (A prominent Colorado Democrat, “The Trouble With Jared,” Politico Magazine, Eli Stokols, 7/20/14)

2. “He’s bought every seat he’s ever had.” (Top Colorado Democrat, “The Trouble With Jared,” Politico Magazine, Eli Stokols, 7/20/14)

3. “The problem with Jared is I’m not sure which Jared will show up.” (Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a prominent environmental activist from Boulder, Facebook Post, 2/8/18)

4. “He’s great at passing laws that don’t apply to him.” (Highly placed Colorado Democrat, “The Trouble With Jared,” Eli Stokols, Politico Magazine, 7/20/14)

5. “Jared Polis: To Know Him Is To Loathe Him” (Liberal Blog Gawker’s Headline, “Jared Polis: To Know Him Is To Loathe Him,” Gawker, Owen Thomas, 3/3/09)

6. “He’s transactional.” (Former Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio, “The Trouble With Jared,” Politico Magazine, Eli Stokols, 7/20/14)

7. “I imagine there are many journalists — and advocates of government accountability — wishing for the death of Polis’s congressional career right about now.” (Atlantic Editor Jeffrey Goldberg, “Thanks Very Much, Jared Polis,” The Atlantic, 3/9/09)

8. “I love when wealthy politicians call for campaign finance reform while they are self financing their own campaigns with millions of dollars.”  (Former Hickenlooper Chief of Staff Doug Friednash, Colorado Peak Politics, “FRIED-LASHING: Gov’s Former Chief of Staff Hits Polis on Campaign Finance Hypocrisy,” 8/7/18)

9. “Seems pretty radical” (Governor Hickenlooper on Polis’s energy plan, Bente Birkeland Tweet, 6/29/18)

10. “But in a campaign, you can say anything. You can say, ‘I’m going to give you free this or free that,’ without any sense of reality…” (Donna Lynne, “Donna Lynne: My Guv Run Shows Why We Need Campaign Finance Reform,” Westword, Michael Roberts, 7/30/18)

On this Flashback Friday, Colorado Republican Chairman Jeff Hays issued the following comment about Polis: “Given the intensely negative reaction he inspires in people who spend time with him, it’s no surprise Polis has struggled to unify the Democratic Party since the primary. His snobbish snub of the Western Slope’s Club 20 is also perfectly in character. Offending and alienating: just another day in the life of Congressman Jared Polis.”