Electoral implications of the Obama Administration’s War on Coal.
Will this be the 2012 election map? If the Obama administration keeps up their War on Coal (literally: they consider coal more dangerous than terrorism), quite possibly. And it may be at least partially because of coal.
Colorado ‘Amazon tax’ unconstitutional?
[UPDATE: 'Amazon tax laws,' for those who are wondering, represent attempts to get around a Supreme Court ruling regarding out-of-state transactions. Residents of states who have a sales tax are theoretically expected to pay sales tax on all transactions, not just ones that take place in-state: however, vendors with out-of-state customers have long taken the position that trying to keep track of every jurisdiction's sales | Read More »
Tancredo whines about GOP unity.
Ah, what a difference an election makes. Back in October, Tom Tancredo mocking the GOP: “What’s the point? I mean, if I can be more effective as governor, if the Republicans in the legislature are going to have their feelings hurt or whatever, then I’ll consider it. But really what’s the purpose? What do I need from [GOP Chairman] Dick Wadhams? Why would I argue | Read More »
Betsy Markey (D, CO-04) speaker is kind of… strange.
I had to cut this down quite a bit, but below is the highlight of a clip of former Energy and Transportation Secretary Frederico Pena, who apparently thinks that internment camps (presumably stuffed to the brim with Latinos) are in our future if Cory Gardner beats Betsy Markey in November. Along the way, he gets the historical record fairly badly wrong. Expanded text after the | Read More »
As CO-07 goes, so does the nation?
That’s certainly the subtext of this Washington Post article on the district. CO-07 is described as being an almost stereotypical suburban swing district (the article goes so far to describe it as being designed to be 50/50 in partisan breakdown); it currently has a two-term Democratic incumbent (Ed Perlmutter) and went 59% for Obama in the last election – thus making it representative of the | Read More »
Sen. Michael Bennet (D, CO): Stimulus hypocrite.
Either that, or he’s lost all situational awareness of the relationship between cause and effect. August, 2010: …not only do we have $12 trillion in debt, not only have we mortgaged ourselves to the Chinese, but the tragedy of it is, we have absolutely nothing to show for it, absolutely nothing to show for it. We haven’t invested in our roads, our bridges, our transportation, | Read More »
Buck *invited* by Romanoff, actually.
Acts of civility all around, really: Andrew Romanoff (former Democratic candidate for CO-SEN) decently invited Ken Buck (R CAND, CO-SEN) to his birthday party, and Ken graciously accepted that invite. The birthday party was also a debt retirement party – the Colorado (and national, of course) Democratic establishment of course has no intention of encouraging future challengers to their anointed picks – so Ken’s present | Read More »
Meet Bob McConnell (R CAND, CO-03).
He’s one of the candidates looking to upset John Salazar in November… and if given the chance, he just might do it, too. Bob’s a good guy and he was nice to talk with; I can see why Sarah Palin made it a point to endorse him. If he wins, I think that we have a race here. Bob’s site is here. Crossposted to Moe | Read More »
Colorado charging taxes on taxes.
Via Big Government: Coloradans must pay a $1.50 waste-tire fee every time they dispose of an old tire at a retail outlet. And according to an “FYI Memo” from the state department of revenue, “ Effective August 5, 2009, the waste tire recycling development fee is considered part of the purchase price and is subject to sales tax.” Based on the revenue of the waste-tire | Read More »
Gov. Bill Ritter (D-CO) abruptly withdrawing from re-election race?
Two questions: is it true? – and if it’s true, does it have anything to do with this? Governor Ritter was embroiled in a separate controversy this year when he nominated his scandal-plagued chief of staff, who he is rumored to be having an extramarital affair with, to be the state’s top federal prosecutor. Stephanie Villafuerte abruptly withdrew her nomination to be Colorado’s next U.S. | Read More »
CO-GOV: Bill Ritter (D) at 40%.
It’s a bad time to be an incumbent Democrat: Like many Democrats nationwide these days, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter who was easily elected in 2006 finds himself trailing his chief Republican opponent in a potential 2010 match-up. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state shows former GOP Congressman Scott McInnis ahead of Ritter 48% to 40%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate, | Read More »
Rejoice, oh state Democrats: the White House will be interfering in your races.
With all of the delicacy, charm and raw political skill that they showed in trying to get Gov. David Paterson of NY to quit. White House Is Taking a More Aggressive Role in State Races WASHINGTON — The White House’s intervention in the race for New York governor is the latest evidence of how President Obama and his top advisers are taking an increasingly direct | Read More »
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Pro-Obamacare fanatic attacks CO Democratic party HQ!
That is me being charitable. Because the alternative is that Maurice Schwenkler is an idiot whose idiocy is only matched by the Democratic idiots who sent him out to bust his own side’s window: A 24-year-old arrested this morning on suspicion of smashing 11 windows at Colorado Democratic Party headquarters tried to conceal his identity while allegedly committing the crime, according to police descriptions. [snip] | Read More »
Rep Jared Polis (D, CO-02) swamped at not-town hall.
Expected 30 at a sidewalk coffee place: got several hundred. A few things to note: No SEIU on hand, so everything stayed peaceful. CO-02 is D+11 and includes the city of Boulder. They haven’t elected a Republican Congressman there since the 1970s. A front line in the 2010 election wars, it isn’t. Man, but there are a lot of ticked-off old people out there who | Read More »
NAME! THAT! PARTY! – Colorado Governor category.
…it’s who you know. Isn’t that right, Governor Bill Ritter (D-CO)? Gov. Ritter Steered Stimulus Money To Ex-Employer DENVER (AP) ? Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has awarded some of the state’s first stimulus money to his former employer in a no-bid contract. Ritter hired his former law firm, the Washington-based Hogan & Hartson, in a no-bid contract to review stimulus spending, The Denver Post reported | Read More »
An update to Warner Todd Huston’s Colorado outrage.
If you haven’t read it yet, read it here. Yup. Threatening a kid for having fake gun-shaped items used for rifle drills. Fascinating how these people think, huh? The principal for Cherokee Trail High School is Brooke Gregory. S/he could very well be not yet fully aware of this situation: give him/her a call at 720-886-1904 and politely inquire. The Superintendent for the Cherry Creek | Read More »
Salazar for Interior, and Salazar for Senate.
Via the Denver Post (and Hot Air) it’s being reported that Senator Ken Salazar of Colorado is looking likely for Secretary of the Interior: U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar is a leading contender to become President-elect Barack Obama’s Interior secretary, two sources have confirmed. Reuters News Service used even stronger language in a report Sunday, saying Salazar had become the top candidate for the job. Alas, | Read More »
Obama’s Coal Industry Gutting Initiative: the transcript.
To follow up my earlier post about how Obama is lying to somebody about planning to gut the coal industry… Jake Tapper, who is on the short list of journalists who will be ending this election with their honor essentially intact, has gotten a response from the Obama campaign. It’s about what you’d expect: the statement’s wildly taken out of context, Barack Obama loves coal | Read More »
Coal States: Vote McCain, or against your economic interests. Your call.
Via Constant Reader Pentagon16 we see this video and Hot Air post about Obama, coal plants, and how the former will smother the creation of the latter if he ever gets the chance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdi4onAQBWQ If you’re working on GOTV for Colorado or Pennsylvania, by all means: pass that along to people. Indiana, Ohio, and Virginia, too – just to be on the safe side.
Udall (CO) campaign: “Ha! There’s no bus allocation in that Department of Peace thing that he supported!”
I will not hide the truth from you: this is a silly ad. It’s from Freedom’s Watch, and it’s there to support Bob Schaffer, and it’s a silly ad. It’s a good ad: it aims for funny-obnoxious, and gets there – but it’s still silly. It’d not be on my list for Ultimate Awesome… …until I discovered that the Udall campaign absolutely freaked over it.