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Republicans Say Hickís Bipartisan Talk Isnít Matched by Action ( Colorado )
Colorado Observer. ^ | December 20, 2013 | Valerie Richardson

Posted on 12/20/2013 7:32:00 AM PST by george76

Gov. John Hickenlooper called Thursday for a focus on bipartisanship in the 2014 legislative session, but Republicans can be forgiven for greeting his proposal with a certain skepticism.

The 2013 legislative session, often described as the most liberal in state history, may have also been the most partisan. Democrats pushed through major legislation with no Republican votes on a half-dozen fronts, including election reform, gun control, education funding, and the rural renewable-energy standard.

“It would be lovely if he behaved in a bipartisan manner, but that’s not what we saw last year,” said state Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray...

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This year’s legislative session falls in an election year that finds Hickenlooper seeking a second term amid flagging approval ratings. Running for the GOP gubernatorial nod are Brophy, Secretary of State Scott Gessler, former state legislator Mike Kopp and former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo.

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The governor, who was criticized for failing to veto any bills in the previous session, was asked Thursday by the Denver Post’s Lynn Bartels whether he planned to use his veto power this year.

“I’ll find something to veto, I guarantee it,” quipped Hickenlooper, adding, “That was a joke, Lynn.”

Republicans said the problem is that the governor promised a spirit of cooperation last year, yet the legislative session was marked by tension and divisiveness.

Gessler, for example, lambasted Democrats for drafting without his input House Bill 1303, a sweeping elections overhaul that ushered in same-day voter registration and all mail-in elections.

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Until Hickenlooper shows he can rein in the “our-way-or-the-highway” impulses of his own party, Brophy said the governor’s talk of bipartisanship isn’t going to be taken seriously.

“His actions don’t match up with his words,” said Brophy. “It doesn’t matter what he says. It matters what he does.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thecoloradoobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: electionfraud; gessler; guncontrol; guns; hickenlooper; homosexualagenda; johnhickenlooper; scottgessler; secondamendment; tancredo; tomtancredo

1 posted on 12/20/2013 7:32:00 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

My Hickenlooper went out in my car, damn it was expensive to replace.


2 posted on 12/20/2013 7:34:54 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Farnsworth

Doesn’t your vehicle perform better without any Hickenloopers installed?


3 posted on 12/20/2013 7:36:34 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: george76

I’m new to CO.
Is this GOP squishy talk or are they trying to be careful now that the RATs are on the run in CO?


4 posted on 12/20/2013 7:38:40 AM PST by Zathras
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To: george76

Misunderstood heading. Thought I was going to have to defend my neighbors and cousins.


5 posted on 12/20/2013 7:38:49 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: george76

When do the actions of Democrats ever match their rhetoric? Even their pronouncements have parasitic, self indulging, twists to be lavish with other people’s rights and money.


6 posted on 12/20/2013 7:39:17 AM PST by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects)
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To: MileHi; dhs12345; neverdem; ColoCowgirl; RandallFlagg; dynachrome; beaversmom; Balata; bboop; ...

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


7 posted on 12/20/2013 7:48:29 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Zathras

“Bipartisan” means that Republicans surrender, mostly pre-emptively. When there is any dialogue, the Republicans end up complimenting the superior, ten-foot-tall, gracious Democrats, who bestow beatific smiles and gentle loving pats upon their faithful, frisking little pets.

Just before the Republicans get drop-kicked outside into a snowbank.


8 posted on 12/20/2013 7:50:15 AM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: george76

Bipartisanship? That’s something the left seeks only when they’re losing. When they’re winning, they have no problem whatsoever with cramming whatever they want down the throats of a minority party. Our Republican leaders, on the other hand, always seek compromise (surrender?) no matter which way the political winds are blowing, and have no doubt, many, many Americans have had as much “hope and change” as they can stomach.


9 posted on 12/20/2013 8:07:04 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Democrats. The only constitutional rights they believe in are sodomy and abortion.)
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To: alloysteel

It looks like you and I are thinking alike about the Democrat’s “bipartisan” scam. Bipartisan for a Democrat means, “Give me 99% of what I want, and we can cooperate on your 1%.”

Compromise and bipartisan are code words for “Let the Democrat win.”


10 posted on 12/20/2013 8:16:30 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Democrats. The only constitutional rights they believe in are sodomy and abortion.)
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To: Paladin2

Now that you mention it, it still pulls to the left


11 posted on 12/20/2013 8:36:43 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Zathras
I’m new to CO.

Welcome to the state, but you should know that our politics are as up and down as our terrain. Last year the Democrats passed many horrible bills without republican input and without permitting them to amended. The Democrats steam-rolled the republicans and the people. Among the laws the governor signed were: homosexual civil unions, gun laws so bad the sheriffs sued to have them stricken, and the worst was one that legalized voter fraud. There was a push back with two recall elections and a subsequent retirement of another rather than face recall. The Governor is trying to sound more moderating in his tone, but he is unrepentant. Greg Brophy (a very good man BTW) is posturing for less tyranny from the democrats, because they still control the whole shootin match in Denver.

12 posted on 12/20/2013 8:41:42 AM PST by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: CitizenUSA

Bipartisanship is when the stupid party and the evil party get together and do something that is both stupid and evil.


13 posted on 12/20/2013 9:27:27 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: george76
When the GOP has power, they bend-over backwards to 'share' responsibility and include rats in all negotiations.

When the rats have power, they share nothing, demand everything, and are willing to use ANY tactic to achieve their ends.

If the GOP wishes to have any role in the future, they must review their game plan because how they've played so far isn't working.

14 posted on 12/20/2013 9:28:27 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: george76
Thanks, George76.
15 posted on 12/20/2013 9:51:25 AM PST by OLDCU
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To: george76

I could NOT vote for Hickenlooper the first time because he supports the Fraud of same sex “marriage” I suspected he would use the power entrusted in him to subvert the express will of the people. I was proven right. I certainly cannot vote for him to have any more years in Office as he has done Nothing to warrant such trust. That being said the Republicans need to stand up and offer as candidate someone I can vote for—not as the lesser of two evils but as a worthy candidate for the Office of Governor.


16 posted on 12/20/2013 10:06:49 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: george76
I don't think it's fair to say that he has not been bipartisan. Since the beginning, he has done everything he could to work with not just the democrats but with the communist party as well.
17 posted on 12/20/2013 6:09:39 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: george76

“bipartisan” -> lib-English translator -> politicians of both parties get together to do what Democrats want. Dem voters get the policies they want, Dem legislators get cover, RINO legislators get hosannas in the press, and GOP voters get....the shaft.


18 posted on 12/21/2013 12:04:23 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Zathras
The Gopee party in Colorado is being bullied by the we are going to take everything party. The TABOR law was put in place by representative Bruce some years ago to stop the we are going to take everything party. Bruce has been under attack by the Colorado Communist news media along with all conservatives since. Why do you think that Colorado wants to secede form Dirty Denver?

I am voting for Trancredo whether he runs or not, Sarah also.

19 posted on 12/21/2013 6:24:55 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Zathras

Welcome to Colorado!

Exactly. Good guess. They were complete asses in past couple of years and now they have to make amends after they realized that the voters are very angry.

But mark my words, it is all talk.


20 posted on 12/21/2013 6:56:14 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: DaveyB

Don’t forget they forced rural communities to buy renewable energy which will make their energy costs skyrocket.


21 posted on 12/21/2013 6:59:13 AM PST by dhs12345
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