Sarah Jean Seman

Weird things happen in Boulder Colorado — it has a gorilla run to support apes in Uganda, locals dash around naked wearing pumpkin heads Halloween night (sorry, not offering up a link) and let’s just say 4/20 is the locals’ favorite date.

Despite the city’s liberal background, students at the University of Colorado Boulder on Tuesday blamed President Obama and Democrats more than the GOP for the partial government shutdown.

“Everybody is blaming Obama and the Democrats, is this normal?” Caleb Bonham of Campus Reform asked after several undergraduates quickly identified the culprit.

“Um, no I don’t think so but I’m glad,” a student responded.

Fifty-three percent of adults blamed Republicans in Congress for the shutdown, according to an NBC and Wall Street Journal poll. Only 31 percent accused President Obama.

Ironic, isn’t it? Young liberals living in the fourth best city for hippies are crowning Obama King of the shutdown.

Watch the full footage of Bonham’s inquiry here:


Sarah Jean Seman

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