Swinging Colorado Back
“Colorado is no longer politically purple. Nope. These days it’s somewhere between Air Force and Midnight on the blue scale.” Curtis Hubbard, editor of the editorial page for the Denver Post, declared the above earlier this year in an article detailing the success of progressive Democrats in legislating restrictions on the 2nd Amendment, providing in-state tuition to illegal immigrants, and enshrining into law the long | Read More »
Leftist Groups Legislate Same Day Voter Registration, Election Integrity Hardest Hit
A bill just introduced in the Colorado legislature would allow voter registration through Election Day, beginning July 1 of this year. The legislation, which was drafted by Common Cause, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), America Votes, and various other left-wing organizations, contains provisions similar to fraud-plagued election policies in the state of Wisconsin. According to emails obtained by Media Trackers | Read More »
Grace, Redemption, and Politics
During the 2012 GOP primary I brought up a theme that I believed Newt Gingrich had tapped into, a theme that I proposed was responsible for his win in South Carolina. That theme was redemption. After Gingrich’s win in South Carolina I laid out my theory of Newt’s redemption theme: “I think much of Newt’s appeal is that he is on a journey of redemption, | Read More »
Gun Rights Activists Descend on the Colorado Capitol to Be Heard
As the the Colorado Senate began debate on a series of anti-Second Amendment measures this morning, protesters supportive of the right to bear arms descended upon the capitol to make there voices heard. Drivers circled the capitol complex with horns blaring, while protesters lined the street with signs and flags and an airplane circled above with a sign that read “Hick, don’t take our guns.” | Read More »
Morse’s Bill Profiles African Americans While Claiming Gun Manufacturer Liability Bill Won’t Lead To Profiling
After concerns were raised over the possibility that Sen. John Morse’s (D-Colorado Springs) “Assault Weapon Responsibility Act” would force gun dealers to engage in profiling, Morse promptly denied the claim, despite precedent in the bill that would specifically profile and target African Americans. According to the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence, “African-Americans have the highest rates of firearm death (including homicides, suicides and unintentional | Read More »
Colorado Speaker Claims Sexists Remarks Were ‘Out of Context’
Mark Ferrandino, Democratic Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, claims that sexist remarks made by one of the members of his caucus were taken out of context. The comments, made by State Democratic Representative Joe Salazar, sparked an immediate backlash against the legislator and the Democratic leadership via social media outlets. Salazar’s comments, which trotted out the highly offensive idea that women are incapable | Read More »
ProgressNow Colorado Cries Foul, While Defending Gun Bill Based On A Lie
Alan Franklin, political director at ProgressNow Colorado, claimed that state Senator Mark Scheffel of Parker lied to his constituents in a February 12th, press release which defended state Representatives Rhonda Fields’ and Beth McCann’s legislation on universal background checks for all gun sales. What was not mentioned in the hyperventilating press release was that Fields and McCann, whose legislation would require background checks on private | Read More »
Our Colorado News Edits Out Fact, Replaces With Union Propaganda
Jane Reuter, a reporter for Our Colorado News, wrote an article on February 8 which was favorable to the Douglas County School District (DCSD) board’s fiscal governance. Then, for reasons unknown, Reuter’s article content and title were edited three days after publication to include propaganda from a union front group which has actively opposed the DCSD board.
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Colorado Springs Considers Major Reform Proposals To Mitigate Conflicts Of Interest In Utilities Management
The Colorado Springs, Colorado City Council will consider three new ordinances today which concern the establishment of an independently elected utilities board, an independently elected City Attorney, and the removal of utilities contract authority from the Mayor. The ballot proposals, which are expected to receive a vote today, are a response to the debate over the Martin Drake power plant which provides 254 megawatts of | Read More »
Sierra Club Targets Colorado Springs, Scrubber Technology In War On Coal
In negotiations between Colorado Springs and the Sierra Club, clean coal technology has been offered up as a casualty following the Sierra Club’s September 2012 threat of a lawsuit. The Martin Drake power plant is part of the community owned Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU), and has the net capacity to provide 254 megawatts of power generation. In addition to providing power for more than 50,000 | Read More »
An Open Letter To President Obama From A Concerned Mother And Grandmother
Dear Mr. President,
I am writing to share with you the sadness I am feeling today in light of all the tragedy and heartbreak we have all felt since last Friday. In fact, I have been feeling this for much longer than that.
My sadness began to swell when I first heard the term “kill Romney” ….
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Our Path Forward Is Not Moderation, It Is Infrastructure
As has been addressed in detail by many of the editors here at RedState the usual suspects have gleefully sounded the call for a purge of social conservatism, as they always do, as a political, cultural and structural solution for all that ills the GOP. Those rushing to the media to make these pronouncements are acting like frightened children lost in the woods, an unsurprising | Read More »
FieldWorks, SEIU, AFL-CIO, Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable, and Colorado’s ACORN Ground Game
A coalition of unions has coordinated with FieldWorks, a Washington-based consulting firm, to provide ground support for President Obama and liberal Colorado candidates. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), AFL-CIO and the Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable have retained FieldWorks, an organization with many similarities to the now-defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), according to documents uncovered by Media Trackers.
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Obama Campaign Staffer Arrested For Sexual Assault
Luke Buchanan, Field Organizer at Organizing For America, has been arrested and is being detained in Larimer County jail for “Unlawful Sexual Contact” according to reports from CBS 4 in Denver and a press release from the Loveland Police Department.
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