Greg Orman – The Cipher For Senate

The Only Man Less Open Than Greg Orman

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Senator Pat Roberts leaves a lot to be desired. He represents McLean, VA quite efficiently. Unfortunately, he runs for office as a Senator from the Great State of Kansas. Although he was forthright and honest enough to announce to the world that he could be found in Kansas “anytime he had an opponent.” So if there were ever a candidate for the costly and difficult incumbent removal surgery, Pat Roberts could quite possibly be it. Regrettably, the eager assassins of the status quo have to take into account just what Senator Roberts would be replaced with. This won’t be easy as Moe Lane very capably pointed out yesterday. Roberts’ opponent, Greg Orman is oleaginous and opaque to the point of being a political cipher. Perhaps only the guy in the Guy Fawkes mask who symbolizes Anonymous reveals less about his true identity to the general public.

Here’s what we do know about Greg Orman.

Orman, 45, is a political enigma. Over the years, he’s donated money to both liberal Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and the National Republican Congressional Committee. He says he voted for President Obama in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012. And he won’t reveal which side he would choose in the Senate. But national Democrats have been mum about Taylor’s sudden departure, fueling speculation the party believes there is a very good chance Orman would side with them.

When it comes to any issue, he manages to squirm his way onto both sides like a blob from a 50’s era Monster Flick. He holds both sides accountable for partisan gridlock. He wants to secure the border, but still would have supported the last comprehensive amnesty reform bill that would have given lawbreakers citizenship ahead of people who waited in line and followed the procedures. After several years of giving money to Barack Obama, he favored Romney in 2012 because Obama was too partisan in how he approached healthcare. Oh, and if he is elected senator, he will caucus with whichever party has the majority, and then talk to both sides if he is the deciding vote. He’s a true Rock of Jello-GelatinGibralter.

His refusal to say anything that would suggest a partisan set of beliefs is almost impressive. When asked …read more    

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