Getting Local: Government Oversight.
A few weeks ago, Moe gave us a challenge to “Get Local” by writing about our home U.S. House district. Many of us have done that. Influencing our entire district can be difficult for those of us that live in districts that cover large land areas. CO-4, for example, covers most of Eastern Colorado and the farther northern part of the Colorado Front Range. This | Read More »
No Taxation Without Information
We all decry the amount of money spent by our government and complain about earmarks and other wasteful spending. How many of us are out there actually doing something about it? The Independence Institute of Colorado has been leading a been leading the way towards more spending transparency .
Happy Thanksgiving From Colorado
Today is the day when Americans reflect on what we are thankful for. Even with all the struggles we’re facing, it is important to realize how truly blessed we are. We live in the greatest nation in the world, and have so many wonderful things to be thankful for. Several other bloggers in the Rocky Mountain Alliance have written Thanksgiving messages, and I wanted to | Read More »
CO-4: A Microcosm of the 2008 Election Results
The results from Colorado’s U.S. House District 4 are representative of the nation as a whole in many ways. The voter demographic is approximately 1/3 each Democrat, Independent, and Republican. The less-populated rural areas voted for Republicans, while the heavily-populated urban areas voted for Democrats. An unpopular incumbent was replaced by someone from the opposing party, even though (s)he was quite liberal. At first glance, | Read More »
Muslims For America
The Independence Institute had its 24th Annual Founders’ Night Dinner, and awarded its highest honor to the inspiring and energetic entrepreneur Seeme Hasan – the David D’Evelyn Award. Hasan is the co-founder of Muslims for America: Muslims for America is a non-partisan organization. We are about getting Americans, and Muslims more involved and excited about the American political process! I often hear from people asking, | Read More »
Government Creates Panel, Panel Recommends Tax Increase, Government Calls it a Jobs Program
Governor of Colorado Bill Ritter’s Transportation Panel‘s study results in a recommendation to increase fees for everything from vehicle registration to rental cars, license plates and emissions. Priscilla Arvallo of Denver sees it differently, I think we pay too many taxes the way it is. I know there’s a big need right now. But, financially, I’m barely getting by as it is. But those of | Read More »
Colorado Definitely Not Blue Outside The Cities
The Colorado 4th District now belongs to the Democrat Party for the first time in a long time. They should not unpack their boxes. Fort Collins is a College town. The core of the University is mainly liberal despite this being an “agricultural” college. It has a broad technical college that has a fairly strong base of liberal professors. From what I see, Obama was | Read More »
State of the State: Colorado (CO-04)
Betsey Markey won the election for this seat this year over incumbent Marilyn Musgrave. Musgrave was one of the most disliked Republican representatives in a solid Republican District. Many of the people I talked to wanted her out and didn’t care how it happened. She took over the seat in 2003 after Bob Schaffer (who lost to Mark Udall for the open U.S. Senate seat) | Read More »
Colorado’s Fifth Congressional District
Doug Lamborn (R) represents and won handily (like, 60-40) in 2006 (I am having trouble finding 2008 election numbers though I have found an article in the Denver Post that said that Lamborn had a tougher time in the primary than in the election) though not as handily as Hefley before him did (Hefley won with 70-30 numbers).
Time To Get Local
Promoted. Every state has a story, and we can use all the help we can get to tell those stories here at Red State. Here’s a fine example of how to do it, this time talking about Colorado. – Neil Stevens The past two years have been a long, tough political season. I’ve been through eight Presidential campaigns in my adult life, and I can’t remember | Read More »
Birdmojo Breaks Down The Blue Book
I got mailed a blue book with all of the Constitutional Amendments for the Colorado Ballot and I sat down with it yesterday and wrote up a cheatsheet, of sorts, for it so I can go in, vote, and get out with as little fuss as possible. I have since found out from here that a number of these have been removed from the ballot | Read More »
Allen P. Stayman and the Radicalization of Democratic Campaigns
Allen P. Stayman is a +$100,000 professional staff member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. But lately he has descended into the type of radicalized hackery that has become the hallmark of Democrat campaigns. He is engaging in ambush interviews of Bob Schaffer, the Republican Senatorial candidate in Colorado. The interviews are on YouTube. Keep in mind that Allen lists himself as a | 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.
Working for McCain-Palin in Colorado
My 17-year-old son and I spent three hours yesterday on the phones making calls to registered Republicans yesterday. My 15-year-old daughter, and 13-year-old son joined us to go door-to-door for another three hours, encouraging folks to get out and vote (if they had not already done so). The campaign office was crowded with people. Every phone was in use, and some people were waiting for | Read More »