I received an email from a guy named Adam Frisch. He’s running for Lauren Boebert’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
You remember Boebert. She’s bright, engaging and unburdened by the crap they teach in college these days. She’s also owner of a local Colorado institution called “Shooter’s Grill.” Naturally, the home of Boebert and Shooters Grill is Rifle, Colorado.
Boebert says and does things that trigger Democrats. Such as wearing a sidearm to work – both her former work in the Grill and her current work in the House. She doesn’t suffer fools lightly, but insofar as I know she doesn’t shoot them.
Frisch is a Minnesota native who made more than a good living as a Wall Street banker after marrying a rich heiress. His banking specialty was currency trading. Between his choice of wife as an heiress and his choice of career as a currency trader, you could say he’s currently currency’d. With some of that currency, he moved to Aspen and with other of that currency he sent his kids to East Coast boarding schools.
He doesn’t exactly fit into Shooters Grill or the rest of Boebert’s district which, apart from Aspen, he describes as a place of “ranching, rural farms and small towns.” (Does he think some farmers not “rural”? Maybe pot farmers?)
None of this political junk is newsworthy, except for the vitriol Frisch directs at Boebert. His email explains (we ranchers, farmers (especially the rural kind) and small towners need smart people like Frisch to explain things) that Boebert is ineffective, divides America, is extremist, blah blah blah.
Not only all that, Frisch says, but some “people came together in Pueblo” calling for Boebert’s resignation.
Honestly, Adam, have you even been to Pueblo?
Frisch himself, he assures us, is none of these very vague but very bad things. And apparently nobody in Pueblo has called for his resignation from whatever it is that he now does for a living besides counting his current currency. Unburdened by any policy specifics, he simply announces to us that he’s “mainstream,” “successful” and “an outsider to national politics.”
He may be an outsider to national politics, but he’s an insider to other-world politics. He doesn’t mention that he was a two-term Aspen City Council member. People with mainstream politics don’t become a member of the City Council of Aspen – perhaps the most left-wing place on the planet – and they certainly don’t get re-elected.
Frisch boasts that he’s “the only candidate that can beat Boebert.” In fact, he boasts of that three separate times in this one single-page email. The reason he’s the only one who can beat Boebert, he boasts yet again, is that he’s the only one with enough “resources.”
I think “resources” means currency. Did I mention that’s what he trades in?
Even so, this currency’d guy with sufficient Wall Street resources to beat the owner of Shooter’s Grill in a political shootout wants some of my meager Main Street resources, too. His email invites me to give him $10, $25, $50, $100, $250 or “another amount.”
Hmm, maybe the reference to “another amount” is because he’s angling to give me one of those $200,000 speeches that Hillary gives. If so, he’d better talk better than he writes.
Here’s the really rich part. After suggesting that Boebert is too unsophisticated for Washington (she probably prefers Coors over Chardonnay) he says she has “betrayed” the values of Coloradans. He doesn’t say what those values are, but apparently the owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado lacks them while this rich, carpetbagging, heiress marrying, former Wall Street banker and currency trader possesses them. So, he name-calls her “Boebert the Betrayer.”
Ming the Merciless will not be amused.
Neither am I. If Frisch wants to portray himself as mainstream and effective, maybe he should drop the cartoonish name-calling. He’s beclowning himself into Frisch the Fascist.
Give us some policy specifics too, Adam. Maybe something about the position you and other Democrats hold on illegal immigration, Ukraine, COVID masks, vagrancy, teachers’ unions, the cancelation of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, discrimination against Asians, inflation, crime and defunding the police.
And own up to your background on Wall Street and Aspen City Council. We may be ranchers, farmers and small towners, but we’re not stupid.
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