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  • Trump up in battleground states after convention, leads Clinton

    07/24/2016 3:32:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ticked up across battleground states following the Republican National Convention last week, according to the new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. Trump now has 42 percent support across the 11 battleground states surveyed — up from the 40 percent he had last week before the convention. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has 41 percent support, unchanged from last week's poll. According to the poll, 55 percent of Republicans said Trump's message at the convention made them feel hopeful, and about 40 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. Among independents, 32 percent...
  • Donald Trump's planned Denver appearance shows he's getting serious about Colorado

    06/29/2016 8:00:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | June 29, 2016 | Megan Schrader
    Donald Trump is getting serious about Colorado. After an abysmal showing at the state assembly - he didn't win a single pledged delegate to the Republican National Convention - Trump will be in Denver Friday for both his first public speech and his first private fundraiser in the Centennial State. Trump is scheduled to talk at the Western Conservative Summit in the morning before attending a private fundraiser in the home of former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan. The rumored $10,000 a couple lunch event is being co-hosted by Pete Coors and Larry Mizel. For those unable or unwilling to...
  • Darryl Glenn wins Republican U.S. Senate primary

    06/28/2016 11:02:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Durango Herald ^ | June 28, 2016 | Peter Marcus
    DENVER – Darryl Glenn emerged as the winner Tuesday following a divisive and chaotic five-man Republican U.S. Senate race that observers saw as uncertain to the last minute. Glenn will now turn his attention to incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet, who has received more than $7.6 million in individual contributions and has more than $5.7 million in the bank, after already purchasing significant television advertising in recent months. Glenn, an El Paso County commissioner, earned 37 percent of the vote as of 8:30 p.m. He was followed by Jack Graham with 25 percent, Robert Blaha with 16 percent, Jon Keyser with...
  • Coors, Shanahan to host Donald Trump fundraiser in Colorado

    06/27/2016 11:59:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | June 27, 2016 | Mark Matthews
    Pete Coors and Mike Shanahan, a pair of giants in Colorado beer and football, are two of several boldfaced names planning a Friday fundraiser for Donald Trump to coincide with the Republican candidate’s visit to the state that day for the Western Conservative Summit. While the names on the host committee may suggest a Sunday-tailgate kind of affair — Coors is a longtime beer executive and Shanahan used to coach the Denver Broncos — the entry fee to the presidential fundraiser is decidedly more expensive than what one would find in the parking lot of Mile High stadium. It’s at...
  • Good Lord, that dress!

    06/07/2016 9:28:28 PM PDT · by mv2 · 48 replies
    How can anyone take this woman seriously, she is reporting on the election results tonight looking like a street walker instead of a journalist. The men all have suits on, why do all the women reporters now think they have to look like they are at a cocktail party. Their appearance makes their comments laughable when their attire doesn't match the event.
  • Colorado GOP chairman considers bringing sheriff to convention over Trump supporter threats

    04/13/2016 1:31:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 13, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    The chairman of the Colorado Republican Party has gotten such a violent reaction to the results of his state’s caucus last weekend that he says he is considering bringing a local sheriff as one of his guests to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer. “I’ve made the decision that I would not take my wife along. I am certainly at the very least going to use my personal guest pass to bring along a Republican sheriff," Steve House told POLITICO in an interview. “People might think that’s crazy, but not after what we’re growing through right now.” What...
  • Colorado Delegate Reveals Trump Campaign’s ‘Frustrating’ Treatment of Supporters and Delegates

    04/12/2016 6:02:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | April 11, 2016 | Virginia Kruta
    The delegate selection process in Colorado turned out to be something of a disaster for the Trump campaign. And according to witnesses, it’s the way that Trump staffers treat potential delegates — and even supporters — that could end up costing the businessman in a big way. Despite new leadership in Paul Manafort, several precincts noted that Trump delegates were left off the ballots. Investigation revealed that those who were left off the ballots had failed to pay the requisite fees, but that was not before Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize the process: (TWEETS-AT-LINK) In order to get...
  • Trump Has No One But Himself to Blame for a Weak Ground Game

    04/12/2016 12:11:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 11, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    On March 1, the Colorado Republican party prepared for 60,000 voters to arrive at nearly 3,000 precinct-caucus sites across the state. Those voters would select men and women to attend the party’s county assemblies and congressional district conventions, in the first step of a multi-part process that determined 34 of Colorado’s 37 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. To hear Donald Trump and his fans tell it, those tens of thousands of Republicans never arrived, never made their choices, and never had the chance to play a role in selecting the party’s delegates. Matt Drudge, the populist Right’s...
  • Trump’s Shockingly Weak Delegate Game Somehow Gets Even Worse

    04/11/2016 5:43:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Slate ^ | April 11, 2016 | Josh Voorhees
    Donald Trump’s organizational problems have gone from bad to worse to flat-out embarrassing. Here’s Politico with the play-by-play from this weekend’s Colorado GOP convention, the latest scene of Trump’s delegate-securing failure: Trump’s last-minute organizing effort did not go well. The leaflet his campaign handed out listed a slate of 26 delegates. But in many cases the numbers indicating their ballot position — more than 600 delegates [were] running for 13 slots — were off, meaning that Trump’s team was mistakenly directing votes toward other candidates’ delegates. When the balloting results were announced Saturday evening, [Ted] Cruz picked up the 13...
  • Trump: I was cheated in Colorado by failing to follow rules that were clear to everyone months ago

    04/11/2016 4:05:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 11, 2016 | Allahpundit
    The funniest part of this is when he says the rules in Colorado were changed to help “a guy like Cruz.” In reality the rules were changed to block guys like Cruz. Colorado used to award its delegates via a caucus, but that backfired in 2012 when Rick Santorum upset Mitt Romney there. That’s how it tends to go with caucuses — unlike a statewide primary, they benefit well-organized candidates with a passionate grassroots following, both of which are hallmarks of Cruz’s campaign. When the rules were altered last August, decoupling the caucus from the process of awarding delegates, it...
  • Trump's Saturday delegate disaster (South Carolina and Colorado)

    04/09/2016 8:30:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 222 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 9, 2016 | Eli Stokols and Kyle Cheney
    In Colorado and South Carolina, the GOP's embattled front-runner had another very bad day. Donald Trump’s struggle to win loyal delegates to the Republican National Convention grew even more desperate on Saturday, with crushing losses in Colorado and South Carolina that put victory at a contested convention further from his grasp. Trump, who handed the reins of much of his campaign this week to strategist Paul Manafort in an effort to shore up his operation before the nomination slips away, was swept out of delegate slots up for grabs at Colorado’s state convention. Adding to his woes, he picked up...
  • Donald Trump’s Colorado supporters ‘feeling demoralized’ as he battles Ted Cruz

    04/09/2016 4:51:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 9, 2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — It’s not easy being a Donald Trump supporter in Colorado. Becky Mizel, a prominent Trump volunteer and former county party chairwoman in the state, was standing at the entrance to the Colorado GOP Convention, waving a slate of delegates the Trump campaign has endorsed to send to the national convention. With her arm still in the air, she needled a volunteer tasked with setting up Trump signs outside of the arena where the convention is being held, and was upset because they went missing. “Somebody stole them,” Mizel said under her breath, sounding irritated but unsurprised....
  • Donald Trump’s terrible night in Colorado exemplifies his campaign’s Achilles’ heel

    04/09/2016 2:48:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | April 8, 2016 | Philip Bump
    The assumption for months was that everything would fall into place. That there was no need to really dig in, that the outcome was obvious. And then, too late, it became clear that this optimism was unfounded. Or maybe not too late, but late enough in the process to mean that folks would have to scramble. And now everything is up in the air. The paragraph above describes the Republican establishment’s attitude about Donald Trump’s candidacy, obviously. But it also describes Trump’s push for the nomination itself. From the moment he stepped onto that escalator on Trump Tower until about...
  • Another YUGE day for Ted Cruz in Colorado; Should officially win the state tomorrow

    04/08/2016 3:39:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    Twitchy ^ | April 8, 2016 | Greg Pollowitz
    Ted Cruz continues to rack up delegates in Colorado with another clean sweep today, bringing his total in the state to 18...
  • Ted Cruz leading among delegate candidates in Colorado GOP convention

    04/02/2016 4:17:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    United Press International ^ | April 2, 2016 | Eric DuVall
    DENVER, April 2 (UPI) -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz appears positioned to take the most pledged delegates out of the Colorado Republican convention set for April 9. The Denver Post reports a majority of delegates will seek to go to the GOP convention uncommitted to any candidate. Colorado sends 37 delegates to the GOP convention, but will not hold a statewide vote to determine how those delegates are apportioned. The party had planned a straw poll that would have been binding for the delegates, but later canceled the vote. Instead, the party will hold a convention to determine how to...
  • Jon Keyser parachutes into crowded GOP field for U.S. Senate in Colorado

    02/03/2016 3:03:28 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The Colorado Independent ^ | January 11, 2016 | Corey Hutchins
    So who is Jon Keyser? He’s a 34-year-old, first-term member of the Colorado House of Representatives who will resign from his local lawmaker seat so he can devote his full attention to a run at the big show. What’s he bring to a race that includes state Sen. Tim Neville, wealthy Colorado Springs businessman Robert Blaha, and former Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier, among several others? Youth, an apparent coating of fairy dust from the national GOP establishment, and, oh, a biographical data point that includes killing terrorists as part of special ops missions for the U.S. military.
  • Trump ranks 4th among Utah voters, new poll shows

    12/22/2015 1:45:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | December 22, 2015 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Donald Trump continues to be the front-runner in the GOP presidential nomination race, but he's languishing in fourth place in a new poll of Utah voters. The new UtahPolicy.com poll by Dan Jones & Associates comes as former Utah governor and 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. is suggesting Trump has a shot at winning the White House. "People really are hungry for change. They were last time, but it hadn't reached the 212-degree boiling point. This time it has," Huntsman told USA Today's weekly "Capital Download" video series. Huntsman said that's why he thinks Trump,...
  • Keyser poised to jump into Senate race (Colorado)

    12/17/2015 2:48:12 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Colorado Statesman ^ | December 10, 2015 | Ernest Luning
    State Rep. Jon Keyser, R-Evergreen, an attorney and decorated Air Force reservist, is preparing to launch a likely-to-be well-funded campaign in a crowded but mostly lackluster primary field of Republicans hoping to challenge U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, bringing star quality and credibility to an election his backers believe will turn on national security. "Republicans have been waiting for a first-tier quality candidate, and now they have one,” said former state Rep. Rob Witwer, who held the House seat Keyser won last year. “Jon brings gravitas, real world experience and a fresh perspective. Most importantly, he can win.” “I’m strongly considering...
  • GOP Jeffco (CO) Commissioner Rosier To Run for U.S. Senate

    12/11/2015 3:33:26 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    CBS Channel 4 News - Denver ^ | December 10, 2015
    Republican Donald Rosier, a Jefferson County commissioner since 2010, has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, hoping to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet next year. Rosier formally announced his run Thursday at an event in Arvada. The Denver Post first reported his candidacy. Already in the GOP race are state Sen. Tim Neville of Littleton, El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn, former Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier and former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez. Bennet is seeking a second term in this battleground state. In 2010, he narrowly edged Republican Ken Buck, who went on to win an open U.S....
  • Question For Swing State Freepers.Can You Call Your State For GOP At This Point?

    12/01/2015 5:15:14 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 16 replies
    Especially if you live in Colorado,Iowa,Pennsylvania and Ohio. Can you safely say that all looks good for either Trump or Cruz at this point?,In other words, Hillary doesn't stand a chance in your swing state. What about those of you who live in any of the rust belt states? Any "Hillary Updates" In Michigan and Wisconsin? Please let us know how "Popular" Hillary is in your states, and if you want to call your state for the GOP in November, go right ahead!
  • Do or Die (The Debates)

    10/28/2015 2:51:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | October 28, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    If Jeb Bush strikes out in tonight’s GOP debate, look for one of these two senators to emerge in the spotlight. T onight, Jeb Bush sinks or swims. For the past month, since the last Republican presidential debate, the erstwhile front-runner has struggled to capture ground and stake a position. On his flank are Donald Trump and Ben Carson, who draw crowds and dollars with an anti-establishment—and often anti-Bush—message. Close behind is Sen. Marco Rubio, who offers the same message as Bush with a fresh face and the promise of a more diverse, cosmopolitan party. And in front, blocking movement,...
  • Sanders stresses gun control, calls for assault weapon ban

    10/10/2015 10:48:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 10, 2015 | Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday called for an assault weapons ban in his second straight day of talking about an issue — guns — where he has sometimes deviated from the Democratic Party's consensus. In a campaign appearance ahead of next week's Democratic presidential debate, Sanders cited two shootings Friday at universities in Arizona and Texas as well as last week's slayings at an Oregon community college. "Instead of people yelling at each other, we have got to come together on commonsense approaches which, in fact, the vast majority of the American people support," said...
  • Activists hope to draw 10,000 to Boulder march during GOP debate

    10/10/2015 8:03:33 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 44 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | Sarah Kuta
    Activists are hoping to draw 10,000 people from a variety of organizations and causes for a march on the same day as the Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado this month. The Oct. 28 demonstration, called "Our Future, Our Choice: March for Civic Engagement," begins at the Glen Huntington Bandshell in Boulder's Central Park and ends at the Coors Events Center, where Republican candidates will be sparring with each other during a live television broadcast. The activists are planning to use CU's Business Field, which is across Regent Drive from the arena, for post-march activities and displays. Gary...
  • Senate in Colorado?

    10/01/2015 1:15:42 PM PDT · by Amish · 10 replies
    Preferred candidate George Brauchler will not seek his party's nomination for the U.S. Senate in Colorado..,
  • PAC Backing Ted Cruz Bashes Romney; Pushes Wedge Issues to Bring Out White Voters

    09/10/2015 10:45:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Patheos ^ | September 11, 2015 | Warren Throckmorton
    The PAC backing Ted Cruz calls Mitt Romney a “terrible candidate” and believes Cruz will be able to turn his Cuban heritage into Hispanic votes if he wins the GOP presidential nomination. In a report titled, “Can He Win?” the PAC now headed by David Barton is sharply critical of Mitt Romney and his campaign for the presidency. CNN posted a link to a slide show with the same content back in July, but that link now is dead.The report repeatedly tells readers, “In 2012 a terrible candidate with a terrible campaign almost won” and then refers to Romney’s performance...
  • Paul is first major-party candidate to court pot donors

    07/01/2015 1:01:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WAFF-TV / The Associated Press ^ | June 30, 2015 | Kristen Wyatt
    DENVER (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from the legal weed business. Paul's fundraiser at the Cannabis Business Summit - tickets started at $2,700, the maximum donation allowed for the primary contest - came as the marijuana industry approached its first presidential campaign as a legal enterprise....
  • Colorado : Accusations Of Infidelity, Blackmail: State GOP Infighting Getting Nasty

    06/18/2015 8:05:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS ^ | June 17, 2015 8:25 PM n | DENVER (CBS4)
    A fight within Colorado’s Republican Party that involves accusations of an extramarital affair and blackmail could have a ripple effect on future candidates and elections. The infighting involves big name Republicans in Colorado and it could have implications for not only statewide elections, but national races. Colorado is a swing state that will not only be key in deciding the presidency next year, but control of the U.S. Senate. “It’s an ugly, sticky, yucky situation,” said former Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo. Tancredo has been a magnet for controversy. He, Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and Pueblo GOP Chair Becky Mizel...
  • Rep. Ted Lieu on GOP, climate change, LGBT rights (Waxman's replacement wants Cruz on ballot)

    04/28/2015 2:53:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Contra Costa Time's Political Blotter ^ | April 27, 2015 | Josh Richman
    Rep. Ted Lieu, in Silicon Valley on Monday and Tuesday to tour tech companies and pay homage to his alma mater, says the key to Democratic victories in 2016 lies on the other side of the aisle. Ted Lieu“We want to see lots of Ted Cruz on television,” Lieu, D-Torrance, said Monday during an interview at a Starbucks in San Jose. “I want him to win the nomination on the Republican side.” Even if that doesn’t happen, having such sharply conservative voices on the other side makes it easier for Democrats to underscore how large segments of the GOP are...
  • If You Live In Colorado,Iowa,or Ohio. Can You Already "Call Your State" A Win In 2016?

    04/16/2015 5:24:09 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 16 replies
    The GOP pretty much has to take at least six swing states to take out Hillary in 2016. The first path to victory is Iowa,Colorado,Florida,North Carolina,Ohio,and Missouri.That should bring us to 268(ish).But if we have a latino on the ticket,that should give us New Mexico. But for now, Can We Call Iowa and Colorado for Ted Cruz?
  • GOP up 104,000 in CO early voting

    11/01/2014 4:28:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air / The Associated Press ^ | November 1, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    When Democrats pushed through mail-in voting for Colorado, Republicans objected over the potential for vote fraud. So far, though, the GOP has become its biggest beneficiary. Late yesterday, a report from the Secretary of State showed Republicans with a 104,000-ballot lead, giving them a nine-point edge in early voting: Republicans are blowing out Democrats in Colorado early voting, the secretary of State there says. … The AP said that 41 percent of the 1.1 million early ballots were from Republicans, with roughly a third coming from Democrats and a quarter from independent voters. Colorado’s voters are basically evenly split among...
  • Republicans take big lead in Colorado early voting

    11/01/2014 1:43:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 31, 2014 | Nicholas Riccardi
    DENVER (AP) -- Republicans are taking a big lead in early voting in Colorado. A report from the Secretary of State on Friday showed that 104,000 more Republicans than Democrats had cast their ballots as the state conducts its first major mail-in election. Voters can also drop off ballots at polling stations and register through Election Day....
  • Sen Udall: Butchered Journos Would Tell Us to Not Take Any "Impulsive" Actions Against IS, You Know

    09/08/2014 4:04:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | September 8, 2014 | Ace
    Mark Udall says he's "troubled" by Obama's quickness to act on IS (!!!?!!!?!!), and that the two journalists beheaded by IS terrorists would have wanted a "cautious" approach."I can tell you," Udall said, "Steve Sotloff and James Foley would tell us, don't be impulsive. Horrible and barbarous as those executions were, don't be impulsive, come up with a plan to knock ISIL back." Allah makes a point that didn't occur to me: Given that we know that Obama delayed the rescue mission that would have saved both Sotloff and Foley, until they were no longer present at the target site,...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Palin: Obama's America an 'Unfunded Charity' for Illegals to Overrun

    07/19/2014 5:36:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Saturday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accused President Barack Obama of knowingly allowing turning American into an "unfunded charity" for illegal immigrants to invade and overrun. Referring to Obama as "the DREAMweaver," Palin said when Congress declined to pass amnesty legislation, Obama "waved his magic wand" and enacted his own. "And that created the current crisis as illegals are pouring in to collect what he illegally promised them," Palin said at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado. "If Obama won't obey the law and secure the borders, it's not immigration, it's invasion." Nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant children have flooded...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton defends prisoner swap

    06/03/2014 2:26:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a measured defense Monday of the Obama administration's controversial decision to swap five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a U.S. soldier held hostage in Afghanistan, noting that many of America's allies make similar deals. The former secretary of state was asked about the exchange by the moderator at an event in a Denver suburb. Clinton said she did not second-guess people who make such tough decisions, but said the American tradition of caring for its citizens and soldiers was a "noble" one....
  • Fired for Associating with Republicans

    01/07/2014 3:04:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 7, 2014 | Ed Driscoll
    “For crime of hanging out with a Republican, Democratic state senator fires staffer,” according to this Daily Caller story: A recent college graduate and aide to Colorado state Senator Irene Aguilar was fired from his job because he visited the office of a friend who worked for a Republican. Tyler Drum, who graduated from Colorado State University last year, told Campus Reform that his friendship with Republicans made Sen. Aguilar uncomfortable, though she did not formally give a reason for his firing. “Partisanship runs much deeper than I thought,” he said in an interview with Campus Reform. “I thought this...
  • Colorado Dems blamed for $80M punch to gut with Magpul pulling up stakes

    01/05/2014 6:45:09 PM PST · by gooblah · 20 replies
    Bizpacreview ^ | January 5, 2014
    Thanks to the gun control blitzkrieg led by Democratic lawmakers last year, Colorado is about to take a hit in the wallet in the midst of an already anemic economy, and lose hundreds of private-sector jobs at a time when they can least afford it.
  • Chris Christie slams libertarians over national security

    07/26/2013 10:10:38 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    970 WFLA ^ | 7/26/13 | Jason Howerton
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday took a big swing at libertarian-leaning lawmakers in both parties, calling the ideology, when applied to national security, “a very dangerous thought.” His comments come just one day after the House narrowly rejected a sweeping amendment to defund the National Security Agency’s surveillance program. Addressing the bipartisan coalition that joined together to nearly push the so-called Amash amendment through, Christie told lawmakers who harbor libertarian views on the issue to explain their position to the victims of 9/11, the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake reports. He also included Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in...
  • Colorado Democrats Face Recall Efforts After Gun Control Votes

    05/11/2013 10:15:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 11, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Four Colorado Democrats, including Senator Angela Giron, face recall efforts. (Opposing Views) Colorado Democratic lawmakers face recall efforts after their gun control votes. FOX News reported: Colorado Democratic lawmakers who recently helped pass some of the toughest gun-control laws in the country now face the political backlash of recall efforts. Two groups are targeting state Rep. Mike McLachlan and state Sens. Angela Giron, Evie Hudak and John Morse. The Democrat-controlled legislature passed bills that ban magazines holding more than 15 rounds and require background checks for all gun transfers. They were signed into law in March by Democratic Gov. John...
  • Democratic Rep. Mocks Elderly Man During Gun Control Forum: ‘You’d Probably Be Dead Anyway’

    04/03/2013 2:54:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 3, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    During a forum on gun control in Colorado hosted by The Denver Post, Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) mocked the concerns of a senior citizen who said that his impairments would put him at a significant disadvantage in a firefight under the state’s new gun laws. She drew laughs from the crowd when she reminded the questioner that he can take advantage of the Denver Police Department’s services. She added that, in the hypothetical situation the questioner described, “you’d probably be dead anyway.” At the Tuesday night forum, the elderly questioner described his unique circumstances and asked DeGette about how he...
  • Dem Scolds Rape Victim For Wanting Conceal Carry (Colorado)

    03/05/2013 7:28:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 5, 2013
    From PJ Media: ...State Sen. Evie Hudak, who, at a hearing on banning concealed carry on college campuses, told rape survivor Amanda Collins that having a gun would not have done her any good. Collins had just shared her story of survival. Democrat Hudak berated her in response. “I just want to say, statistics are not on your side, even if you had had a gun. You said that you were a martial arts student, I mean person, experience in taekwondo, and yet because this individual was so large and was able to overcome you even with your skills...
  • LANDSLIDE WATCH: Romney Holds Massive Lead w/ Indie Voters …Update: Romney Up in CO, OH and IA

    11/01/2012 2:23:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 1, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    A new Resurgent Republic poll shows Mitt Romney continues to hold a massive lead over Barack Obama. Mitt leads by 12 points with independent voters.(CHART AT LINK) According to Megyn Kelly on America Live, Romney’s numbers with independent voters is the sharpest tilt since Ronald Reagan’s 49 state landslide in 1984.(VIDEO AT LINK) More from Drudge: WISC: R 49% O 49%... COLO: R 50% O 47%… RASMUSSEN THURSDAY: R 49% O 47%… IOWA: R 49% O 48%... OHIO: R 49% O 46%...
  • Here Come The Other States

    10/21/2012 9:59:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    DickMorris.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Dick Morris
    While all national attention is focused — indeed riveted — on the seven to nine swing or battleground states, a major shift is taking place in the rest of the country: Voters are turning off Obama and onto Romney. In the forty states where the Obama campaign has not spread toxic negative ads against Romney, the Republican is gaining by leaps and bounds and will likely carry a bunch of “non-swing” normally blue states. Specifically, Romney is now three points ahead in Pennsylvania, one point behind in Michigan, and only two points behind in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Together, these four...
  • Early Vote in Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire and Wisconsin

    It's well known that Ohio is the key, and that Ohio state polls seem not to follow the national trend (Romney should be leading by at least 3-4, no polls showing him better than tie instead). RCP average in 2008 missed the real result in many states by several points (2.1 in Ohio, 2.5 in Indiana, 3 in Pennsylvania, 3.5 in Colorado, 5 in Arizona e 6 in Nevada) so maybe it's just due to the margin of error but it's worrying anyway. Anyway if Romney loses Ohio he has to win Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin and New Hampshire (if he...
  • Romney Gains in South and Nationally (Solid South in polling now, plus Colorado and Iowa)

    10/23/2012 11:32:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Southern Political Report ^ | October 23, 2012 | Hastings Wyman
    Mitt Romney is now leading in every state in today’s Solid South, including the three – Florida, North Carolina and Virginia – that Barack Obama won in 2008 and where his campaign has expended considerable muscle, money and candidate time. Moreover, the nationwide polls also show a marked shift to Romney since the first debate. The President, however, still maintains leads in most of the battleground states. In Florida, with a substantial 29 electoral votes, virtually all polls now give Romney the lead, with the Real Clear Politics (RCP) average showing a 2.1 point lead for the Republican challenger. The...
  • Report: Obama campaign turning grim on Florida, Virginia, North Carolina — and Colorado?

    10/17/2012 3:12:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 17, 2012 | Allahpundit
    You need to read way, way, way down into this National Journal piece to find the key bit, but it’s worth it. Says Jay Cost, “I’ve never seen anybody bury a lede like Major Garrett here.” Let’s bring this treasure chest up to the surface: What also became clear after the dust began to settle from the rumble on Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss...
  • State of the Race

    10/12/2012 9:19:36 PM PDT · by NY4Romney · 7 replies
    So the race for the White House has definitely become much easier for us in the past week and a half...and the VP debate probably didn't do anything to help Obama. After analyzing the polls and history, I think we can safely say that the electoral vote count is: Romney: 257 I give Romney all McCain states plus Indiana, Nebraska 2, NC, FL, VA, and Colorado. I think Romney will definitely win those, meaning he needs only 13 more electoral votes with theses states left: PA, WI, MI, NH, Iowa, Nevada, and Ohio. These are the states Romney needs to...
  • Mark Steyn's Debate Reaction

    10/06/2012 12:12:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | October 5, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    HH: Broadcasting from the CPAC convention in Denver on the day after the most devastating loss in the history of presidential debates suffered by Barack Obama, the Agincourt of presidential debates. Call it Midway, call it Dien Bien Phu, call it whatever you want, it was a rout. And who will call it best? Mark Steyn, of course, Columnist To the World. Mark, welcome, what did you think of last night? MS: Well, I’m not sure I’d go as far as, what did you say, Midway, Agincourt… HH: Agincourt, Midway and Dien Bien Phu, because John Kerry was involved. We...
  • Bob Shrum: Romney Won the Debate but it Was No Game Changer

    10/05/2012 4:54:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 4, 2012 | Robert Shrum
    Unhappily I was right: Mitt Romney could—and did—win the first debate. But I’m not eloquently panicked, as Andrew Sullivan was during his live blog of Obama’s defeat in Denver. The president could have put the election away; but it’s emphatically overstated, if entirely understandable, to suggest the opposite—that “[he] may even have lost the election” with “the wrong strategy … [at] the wrong moment.” Yes, CNN’s instant survey showed Romney winning 67 percent to 25 percent; CBS reported a lesser landslide of 46 to 22. But after a few harrowing days for Democrats, something deeper than the numbers game may...
  • Obama mocks Romney as ‘getting tough on Big Bird’

    10/04/2012 12:46:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 4, 2012 | Oliver Knox
    DENVER—President Barack Obama, stung by bad reviews in his first debate of the 2012 White House race, joked that the "very spirited fellow" onstage with him was "not the real Mitt Romney." Obama also mocked the former Massachusetts governor's pledge to cut government subsidies for PBS as "finally getting tough on Big Bird." "When I got onto the stage, I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney," he told cheering supporters here. "But it couldn't have been Mitt Romney, because the real Mitt Romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5...