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Facing Tough Odds, GOP Had A Good Night In Colorado
The Federalist ^ | June 25, 2014 | David Harsanyi

Posted on 06/25/2014 7:17:21 AM PDT by right-wing agnostic

On Tuesday night, former congressman Bob Beauprez beat a slate of Republicans including, most notably, former presidential candidate Tom Tancredo. Mitt Romney and other hated/beloved GOP establishment types had endorsed Beauprez, who was clearly the most electable candidate available to face John Hickenlooper. More importantly, the state GOP did not want Tancredo’s tedious one-note campaign dragging down its entire ticket.

Still, this wasn’t — though you may hear differently — another Tea Party v. Old Guard match up. What was different in Colorado? Where it mattered, the establishment choice was as conservative on issues as any other candidate running. Actually, paleoconservative Tancredo’s designation as a “Tea Party” favorite by the media was more a matter of perception – or more probably lazy shorthand many journalists use to signify “crazy.” Because of his propensity for self-promotion, and the media’s propensity to blow out every uncompromising statement he makes, the support Tancredo enjoyed among Republicans in the state was always overestimated. Especially by him. For instance, in 2010, conservatives broke out into a three-way battle between Tancredo supporters (and he ran on the Constitution party’s ticket), the Tea Party (behind the deeply flawed Dan Maes), and the Colorado GOP establishment. That race had almost nothing to do with issues and everything to do with egos.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Local News
KEYWORDS: 2014; colorado; elections
I voted for Tom Tancredo in the primary, but will happily vote for Bob Beauprez in November! I'm excited about Cory Gardner who will face Mark Udall; I supported Ken Buck in 2010 against Jane Norton, but he ran a HORRIBLE general election campaign against Michael Bennet. Therefore, I was reticent to support him again and was glad he pulled out of the race.(A friend of mine, who happens to be former Press Secretary for the Colorado House Republicans, told me that he thinks that Gardner is the best statewide candidate that the Colorado GOP has put up in a long time. I will NOT vote Mike Coffman in November (and didn't vote for him in the primary since he ran unopposed.) He's got the support of the Chamber of Communists and the Pro-Amnesty group Americans for a Conservative Direction, a group that is comprised of Haley Barbour and George W. Bush Republicans who HATE AMERICA and want to turn us into a Third World Economy in their thirst for "cheap" labor.He also supported the current version of the Violence Against Women Act, that was passed on the backs of Democrats and the House GOP leadership. Mike Coffman will almost certainly beat back Andrew Rominoff since he won in 2012 against a more viable Democratic candidate and an energized Democratic base./rwa
1 posted on 06/25/2014 7:17:21 AM PDT by right-wing agnostic
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To: right-wing agnostic

GEt back tome in Novemeber and will let you know if the GOP had a good night.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 7:18:08 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: right-wing agnostic

The only good news that night was Ken Buck is going to the House. Thats it.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 7:22:27 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: right-wing agnostic

The only good news that night was Ken Buck is going to the House. Thats it.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 7:22:28 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: right-wing agnostic

Beauprez is a slimy GOPe hack. Like Romney, he is “electable”. We shall see.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 7:28:55 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: right-wing agnostic

good job Buck. a bright spot for conservatives last night; been supporting him for so long. wonderful candidate.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 7:31:45 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: right-wing agnostic

The only winners last nite were the GOP establishment. Disappointing evening all around for freedom and liberty. Let’s hope Beauprez doesn’t do something stupid like pick a Janet Rowland as his running mate. Beauprez is the only candidate I can see myself voting for. Tipton will certainly not be getting my vote in CD3.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 7:31:58 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: george76

CO ping


8 posted on 06/25/2014 7:40:28 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: RIghtwardHo; right-wing agnostic
GEt back tome in Novemeber and will let you know if the GOP had a good night.

I could care less if "the GOP had a good night."

"Did conservatives have a good night?" is the question I'm interested in hearing the answer to.

9 posted on 06/25/2014 7:45:18 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: right-wing agnostic
"Where it mattered, the establishment choice was as conservative on issues as any other candidate running."

The article does not go on to explain where it does and does not "matter." Smells fishy.

10 posted on 06/25/2014 7:51:51 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: Alex Murphy
"Did conservatives have a good night?" is the question I'm interested in hearing the answer to

In a word, no.

11 posted on 06/25/2014 7:57:58 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: beaversmom; MileHi; dhs12345; dynachrome; Balata; bboop; BulletBobCo; Carley; ColoCowgirl; ...

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


12 posted on 06/25/2014 8:26:41 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: right-wing agnostic

The posted column is excellent analysis of what’s really goning in in Colorado.

As for your anti-Coffman rant, your assertion that he’ll likely beat Andrew Rominoff is ill informed.

Rominoff has a ton of money in addition to DNC and Pelosi targetting Coffman for defeat.

If you couldn’t find a sainted conservative to run against Coffman in the Primary, get off of his back on your pet issues and examine his entire voting record.

Which is about 90% Conservative.

So, you may want to reconsider the impact of leaving the door open for a 0% Conservative like Andrew Rominoff, because this country has no time for ill conceived, non-votes, intended to “teach ‘em a lesson”, that will never be received.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 8:31:56 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: right-wing agnostic

Beauprez was not my first choice but he is a solid conservative and will be happy to vote for him.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 8:45:19 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol

Beauprez was not my first choice but he is a solid conservative and will be happy to vote for him.


Same here. I voted for Tancredo and now will vote for Beauprez.

Buck and Gardner did the right thing when they chose who would run for which office.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 8:57:13 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: dware

I’ll hold my nose and vote for Tipton. I’m in La Plata county.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 9:01:44 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: george76

Thanks, george76!


17 posted on 06/25/2014 9:02:21 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: beaversmom

Hi beaversmom!


18 posted on 06/25/2014 9:02:53 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Hey there!!


19 posted on 06/25/2014 9:03:30 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Have you heard what Tom Tancredo might do next?


20 posted on 06/25/2014 9:04:54 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

I have not. I haven’t been following things closely this year at all. I need to start listening to Peter Boyles again to get the latest scoop on things. :)


21 posted on 06/25/2014 9:06:32 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: laplata
I’ll hold my nose and vote for Tipton. I’m in La Plata county.

Can't bring myself to do it anymore. Holding our noses and voting for the lesser of evils is what has gotten us to where we are today. I'm done with that nonsense.

22 posted on 06/25/2014 9:09:58 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: beaversmom

I haven’t heard anything, either. But it’s too early.


23 posted on 06/25/2014 9:23:47 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: dware

Tipton is certainly better than any Dem. opponent. We can continue to hold Tipton’s feet to the fire.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 9:25:17 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata
Tipton is certainly better than any Dem. opponent. We can continue to hold Tipton’s feet to the fire.

Good luck with that. It sure has worked wonders for Boehner, McConnel and the rest, right? No thanks. At least with the Dim, I know what to expect, won't be getting stabbed in the back, and we'll get where we're headed a whole lot quicker. Bring it on.

25 posted on 06/25/2014 9:28:15 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: dware

I have to agree that it’s better to let TSHTF and get it over with.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 9:36:20 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata
I have to agree that it’s better to let TSHTF and get it over with.

Precisely. We've been a part of propping up a fake system for far too long. Want REAL change? Let the fake system fall. Only then will we get back to REAL Conservative principles in this Country. I ain't saying it'll be easy, because it won't be. But, with the American spirit and will, we can survive.

27 posted on 06/25/2014 9:40:14 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: dware

But, with the American spirit and will, we can survive.


And we have the best blueprint ever designed to re-build on: The Constitution of the United States of America.


28 posted on 06/25/2014 9:47:58 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata
You might find this interesting:

Horowitz: This Is Treachery

From the post by cotton1706:

In the study of the history of government and power struggles, what happened yesterday is nothing new. The question before us is "do we reward such behavior with another vote?"

My answer would be no. And I came to that conclusion some time ago (and have caught hell with many FReepers here because of it).

Basically, in the parlance of our times, voting for those who betray you is AMNESTY, though most would call it COMPREHENSIVE SENATE POPULATION REFORM, i.e. "we have to win back the Senate!"

By voting for such men as John Cornyn, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Lamar Alexander, Scott Brown, Thad Cochran, etc., you are essentially saying, "what you did is perfectly ok and you will have our support because you were clever enough to put an "r" next to your name."

I agree completely.

29 posted on 06/25/2014 10:38:41 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: right-wing agnostic

Any of those candidates want to ban pot?


30 posted on 06/25/2014 10:45:38 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: dware

Thanks for sharing that. It’s true enough.


31 posted on 06/25/2014 11:40:57 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata
Early 2008, Tipton was across the street at a "meet and greet" event. We were flying a Gadsden flag at our business. Mrs. Tipton came in, wanting to buy one.

'We don't sell flags.'

Then she wanted to buy our flag.

'Not for sale. Try an internet search.'

That's as close to the Tea Party either of them ever got.

32 posted on 06/25/2014 9:10:10 PM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: kitchen

I spoke to Tipton once. He didn’t like what I said.


33 posted on 06/25/2014 9:14:47 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: right-wing agnostic

He voted for the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Shepard_and_James_Byrd,_Jr._Hate_Crimes_Prevention_Act

The bill passed the House on April 29, 2009, by a vote of 249–175, with support from 231 Democrats and 18 Republicans, including Republican Main Street Partnership members Judy Biggert (IL), Mary Bono Mack (CA), Joseph Cao (LA), Mike Castle (DE), Charlie Dent (PA), Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL), Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ), Jim Gerlach (PA), Mark Kirk (IL), Leonard Lance (NJ), Frank LoBiondo (NJ), Todd Russell Platts (PA), Dave Reichert (WA), and Greg Walden (OR) along with Bill Cassidy (LA), Mike Coffman (CO), and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL).[46]


34 posted on 06/26/2014 2:04:39 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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