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AP Headline: 'Colorado Tax Defeat A Signal Of Voters' Sour Mood'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 11/03/2011 4:50:16 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

"Some thoughts on those angry voters. Ask parents of any two-year-old and they can tell you about those temper tantrums: the stomping feet, the rolling eyes, the screaming . . . The voters had a temper tantrum last week."-- ABCs' Peter Jennings, November 14, 1994, explaining the Republican congressional victory.

Looks like the Associated Press has had its Peter Jennings temper-tantrum moment. AP's explanation, as per the headline it chose for its story, of the overwhelming, 30-point margin by which Colorado voters rejected a tax-raising referendum? Coloradans were in a "sour mood." More after the jump.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: associatedpress; bloggersandpersonal; msm; peterjennings; taxes

1 posted on 11/03/2011 4:50:18 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Do you oppose higher taxes? You must be having a temper tantrum or are in a sour mood! Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 11/03/2011 4:52:58 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Failure of the nanny state and liberal indoctrination centers, we call Public Schools, is the reason for our “sour mood”.


3 posted on 11/03/2011 4:54:59 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Projection much?


4 posted on 11/03/2011 4:56:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on Superman's cape/ya don't spit into the wind--and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Gee can I play?

Due to bad economic conditions the newspaper announced a 30 percent reduction in employees. Journalists were in a "sour mood."

This is fun!

5 posted on 11/03/2011 4:58:29 AM PDT by Lockbox (`)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
In the liberal media mindset, mature, sensible citizens will vote for higher taxes, and by extension, for Democrats. If they don't, they must have taken temporary leave of their senses. The notion that people, in full control of their rational faculties, might be opposed to higher taxes and more goverment, simply doesn't compute in the MSM medulla.

More are starting to nail this. No more spending.

6 posted on 11/03/2011 5:00:45 AM PDT by alrea
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
“The voters had a temper tantrum last week.” N O T!!

It is the Liberals demanding more and more of workers’ income to fund more and more entitlements. (Because no matter what Liberals call their current and urgent need for MORE money, it boils down to TOO MANY ENTITLEMENTS!!)

Taxpayers in this country are at the saturation point with taxation. It will reach a point where, not being able to save, invest or get ahead because of the increasing taxes.... workers will find the difference between work and indolence is a wash!!!

We may be there NOW for many workers in America. The problem IS that most workers were brought up to abhor indolence and experience actual stigma and shame at not being able to support THEMSELVES!!! Liberals consistently overlook this and lump ALL poor Americans together.... those who want to work and can't get work are counted and considered right along with those who don't/never have worked and feel NO stigma or shame about being life long able-bodied wards of the state!!!

7 posted on 11/03/2011 5:02:30 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
democRATS are the party of take what others have and give it to those whose vote for more democRATS. RINOS follow the same pattern while hiding in the GOP (one shall know them by their votes). A citizen must remain ever vigilant and be loaded for RATS and RINOS when casting rocks via a vote. Here's to a season of record numbers of RATS and RINOS going down in 2012! Do it to save the Constitution and the Nation.
8 posted on 11/03/2011 5:11:22 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What’s the worst aspect of the MSM? Their bias or their predictability?

Any positive outcome for the GOP/conservatives is a tantrum, anger, etc.

Any positive outcome for the Dems is a movement, a tide, an upswell, an adult recognition of problems, etc.


9 posted on 11/03/2011 5:22:37 AM PDT by relictele
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wait until their temper tantrum in November 2012. That’ll be a whopper! (With apologies to Burger King).


10 posted on 11/03/2011 5:35:33 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: G Larry
Using our hard earned money to support Millions of Illegals is what is breaking our backs!

If you look at where our money is being spent it is on providing “services” for these non-citizens....education, health care, food stamps, police, fire, etc.

America is my home. When people break into my home it is considered burglary and they are arrested.

11 posted on 11/03/2011 6:02:46 AM PDT by not2worry
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Of course good old plain American common sense had NOTHING to do with it!!


12 posted on 11/03/2011 6:04:50 AM PDT by mo
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

As they always do, AP gets it wrong.

Deliberately.


13 posted on 11/03/2011 6:05:52 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I guess I had a tantrum then. Not only did I vote no, it was difficult to not write “Oh Hell NO!” on the ballot.
14 posted on 11/03/2011 6:12:19 AM PDT by SledgeCS (I will vote for Obama when he says "The F'ing MUSLIMS attacked the USA and are the enemy")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It gladdened my heart to see a tax rejected here in Colorado. What shocked me is that the Denver ballot initiative to impose mandatory sick days for business employees failed.

Sick days plus vacation plus holidays would sink many small businesses.


15 posted on 11/03/2011 6:22:02 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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Wake Up And Donate!


Click The Pic

Let's Make The Bar Yellow!

16 posted on 11/03/2011 6:29:17 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: dynachrome

It makes my heart smile knowing, also, that there are MANY leftist tears flowing in Boulder as well because of this election outcome...


17 posted on 11/03/2011 6:31:37 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: G Larry

This will be reversed next week when Ohio rejects SB5 and hands the unions a major victory. This and Kasich’s miserable poll numbers don’t bode well for 2012 in Ohio. Clearly unions have a tremendous amount of $ they can use to sway opinions. Just ask the 2 Republicans that lost their seats in Wisconsin.


18 posted on 11/03/2011 7:21:23 AM PDT by paul544
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To: RandallFlagg

Hahaha

My sour mood was a little better Wed morning


19 posted on 11/03/2011 7:27:11 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Do you oppose higher taxes? You must be having a temper tantrum or are in a sour mood!””’
Wait until they see our mood in Nov of 2012.


20 posted on 11/03/2011 7:29:21 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: From The Deer Stand

I’ve got a pistol with one round in it that Dan Rather can borrow.


21 posted on 11/03/2011 7:35:00 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

BUMP!


22 posted on 11/03/2011 8:31:07 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

BUMP!


23 posted on 11/03/2011 8:33:08 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I remember when I lived in Colorado Springs, the "We need more money for Education" gang had not been able to get voters to vote for a school bond for something like 9-10 years.

So they decided to go the route of "we need every child to have access to a computer because OUR children are falling behind, blah, blah, blah (ever notice how they own the children in their minds?).

So they went for a $3 million, "one time" bond issue. I argued to my cohorts at work that their plan didn't make any sense when you read it, and that if approved, there wouldn't be a single new computer in those schools as a result of that money.

I was told that was ridiculous because any sensible person would realize that $3 million would buy all the computers needed.

The bond passed, the Education gang got their money, and everything went quiet.

About a year later, some intrepid newspaperman noticed that there wasn't a single new computer at any of the schools. He asked the Education gang "what's up?"

Their response was, "We couldn't just run out and buy computers, first we needed to hire people to administrate the program, we needed to hire people to write and administer the purchase and follow-on maintenance contracts, we needed to hire computer support people, and of course some new facility space was needed to house all those new people.

The newspaperman then asked, "So, when will the schools have new computers?"

The Education gang said, "Oh, there isn't enough money in this bond to buy the computers, we'll have to go back with a follow-on bond to address that!"

The newspaperman then asked, "Wait a minute, didn't you promise the voters that THIS ONE-TIME bond issue would be to purchase new computers for their schools?"

The Education gang, without skipping a beat, and totally without shame, answered, "We made it clear from the beginning that this was a multi-phased effort to provide our children with the kind of technology which will enable them to acquire good, high-paying jobs and live full productive lives." "If anyone did not understand our plan, then, of course, we're sorry, and we will strive to communicate it better when we ask for further bonds."

I moved out-of-state before the next "for the children" bond was pushed by the Education gang, so I don't know what happened. But by then, Colorado had been heavily Californicated by people who screwed up California and then moved to Colorado, so it probably passed easily.

Whether any new computers ever showed up is a question I still wonder about.

24 posted on 11/03/2011 10:33:23 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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