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  • The Top Three Ways Obama’s Mini-Me Jared Polis Wants to Fundamentally Transform Colorado

    09/14/2018 3:44:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 11, 2018 | Joy Overbeck
    Democrat Congressman Jared Polis is running for Colorado governor on a platform largely constructed from the splintered and moldering remains of Barack Obama’s failed ideas. His opponent is two-term Colorado Treasurer and solid conservative Republican, Walker Stapleton. Polis would re-impose Obama-esque state government-controlled healthcare that has pounded family budgets with hundreds of dollars in monthly premiums for insurance they can’t even use because deductibles are so high. In Congress, Polis has introduced repeal of the Trump tax cuts that would steal thousands of dollars Colorado families are saving because of the new law, and cost the Colorado state budget hundreds...
  • WHERE’S POLIS? Missing Congressional Votes, a Lot of Them ( Colorado )

    08/30/2018 3:08:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | August 30, 2018
    Turns out U.S. Rep. Jared Polis has a lousy record over the history of his congressional career for missing votes, and it got even worse after he started running for governor. How bad? He missed nearly 67 percent of all votes during the primary campaign. Over his career, Polis has missed 5.5 percent of House votes. That might not seem like a high number, but according to Colorado Politics, the average absentee rate is only 2.4 percent. Ouch. To see what a strong voting record looks like, we compared U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s and Polis’s 2014 absentee record. Coffman missed...
  • Hillman column: Jared Polis’ health care hypocrisy ( Colorado )

    08/26/2018 7:24:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Swift Communications - Capitol Review ^ | August 10, 2018 | Mark Hillman
    Just two years after Colorado voters overwhelmingly rejected a costly, unworkable universal health care ballot measure, Rep. Jared Polis, the Democratic candidate for governor, is sidling up with the same kooky progressives who brought us the failed ColoradoCare proposal by touting "Medicare for all." Coloradans should be skeptical that the $387 Million Man really means, "Medicare for you – but not for me." After all, he can buy his way out of a lousy government health care system after he wrecks health care for the rest of us. Amendment 69 was rejected 79 percent to 21 percent by Colorado voters...
  • PAC backing Johnston for governor gets another $1M from Bloomberg ( enemy action in Colorado )

    06/20/2018 6:56:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | June 19, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    A political action committee backing former state Sen. Michael Johnston of Denver for the Democratic nod for governor has received another $1 million dollars from Michael Bloomberg, bringing the wealthy former New York mayor’s total donations to the committee to $2 million. ... The $1 million contribution was the largest that any campaign committee received in the most recent reporting period from May 31 to June 13, according to the secretary of state’s office’s TRACER campaign finance system. Second on the list: another $750,000 from fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder to his gubernatorial campaign, bringing his total...
  • Dem Rep Sponsoring Trump Tax Cut Repeal Paid No Taxes for Five Years (Trunc)

    06/14/2018 9:27:26 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 14, Jun, 2018 | Todd Shepherd
    Full Title: Dem Rep Sponsoring Trump Tax Cut Repeal Paid No Taxes for Five Years Repeal could cost the state of Colorado hundreds of millions Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado, who is sponsoring a bill that would repeal the Trump tax cuts, thereby effectively raising tax rates on most Americans and businesses, recently reconfirmed to a reporter in his home state that for at least five years he paid no income taxes at all from 2001 to 2005. The issue resurfaced in a recent debate as Polis is running for governor. The five-term congressman is one of the ten wealthiest...
  • Citing insufficient resources, Republican Tom Tancredo drops out of Colorado governor’s race

    01/30/2018 2:46:35 PM PST · by snarkpup · 91 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | January 30, 2018 | Ernest Luning
    Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo is ending his bid for the Republican nomination for Colorado governor on Tuesday because he hasn’t raised the money he believes would be necessary to win an expensive election against a wealthy Democrat willing to spend millions on his campaign, Colorado Politics has learned. “I do not want to win a primary and lose a general, and I fear that was where we were going,” he told Colorado Politics in an interview.
  • U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder: 'I misspoke' on campus rape

    09/16/2015 8:01:52 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 25 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 09/15/2015 | Alex Burness
    Congressman Jared Polis wrote in a column Tuesday that he "misspoke" last week when he suggested colleges should be able to expel students accused of sexual assault even if they're innocent. "If there are 10 people who have been accused, and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, it seems better to get rid of all 10 people," the Boulder Democrat said Thursday at a subcommittee meeting about preventing rape on campus. "We're not talking about depriving them of life or liberty; we're talking about them being transferred to another university, for crying out loud." In...
  • Campus Rape Hysteria Has No Use For Due Process

    09/14/2015 2:20:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/15 | Scott Greer
    On what planet is it right to punish the innocent in a quixotic effort to curb campus rape?Unfortunately, it’s a-okay in the bizarro world that is Capitol Hill. Democrat Colorado Rep. Jared Polis earned roaring applause on Thursday when the lawmaker declared it is just to expel all students — regardless of guilt — who are accused of sexual assault.“I mean, if there’s 10 people that have been accused and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, seems better to get rid of all 10 people,” Polis said at a House hearing on campus sexual assault....
  • Jared Polis refers to Tom Cotton, Army veteran, as ‘Tehran Tom’

    03/11/2015 5:11:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Democratic Colorado Rep. Jared Polis took shots at Republican Sen. Tom Cotton on Twitter Tuesday, labeling the Iraq War veteran as “Tehran Tom” for his role in a letter sent to Iran. “Tehran Tom took his case directly to the Iranian government,” Mr. Polistweeted to his nearly 32,000 followers. He was referring to a letter — signed by Mr. Cotton and 46 of his Republican colleagues — to Iran’s government regarding nuclear negotiations between the two nations, the Washington Examiner reported. “Tehran Tom asks Iranian Revolutionary Guards for help in battle against US diplomats,” Mr. Polisadded, receiving 53 retweets.
  • New Documentary Exposes Leftist Big Money Underground

    10/19/2014 9:04:59 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 24 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Free at last! I’m silent no more. Now, the story can be told. Democrats here in my adopted state of Colorado did not want the new political documentary I hosted to see the light of day. They lost. This week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an emergency injunction declaring that our movie deserved the same free-speech rights as a “traditional” (translation: old-guard liberal) news organization. “Rocky Mountain Heist,” produced by David Bossie’s Citizens United and directed by Jason Killian Meath, tells the story of how a wealthy quartet of liberal millionaires and billionaires in Colorado — known as...
  • Jared Polis — a pro-pot, video-game playing congressman — tries to win over his party

    05/28/2014 11:33:02 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2014 | Ben Terris
    Rep. Jared Polis will gladly visit a marijuana dispensary in his home state of Colorado. He’ll stand in a fluorescent-lit room with hundreds of skunky plants, discuss the different types of high someone gets from Willie’s Wonder versus Super Lemon Haze (one’s a “creative upper,” the other “uplifting and euphoric”) and ruminate on the local ban on edibles. Just don’t try to take his picture in the grow room. “It’s like, that could go viral,” Polis says, leaving Choice Organics in Fort Collins. “I don’t shy away from the issue; we talk about it, whatever. But the problem is, we...
  • Polis Puts Udall, Dems in Bind with Anti-Fracking Initiatives ( Colorado )

    05/17/2014 5:56:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | May 16, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Rep. Jared Polis’s decision to sponsor a barrelful of anti-fracking initiatives is threatening to make a tough election year even rougher for Colorado Democrats, starting with Sen. Mark Udall. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is attempting to broker a deal that would persuade Polis to pull his proposed anti-fracking initiatives, but if the governor can’t get it done, every Democratic candidate will face pressure to take a stand this year on an issue that has badly divided the state party. That starts with the Democrat Udall, who’s already under fire for refusing to stake out a position on whether to construct...
  • How Fracking Could Break Colorado Democrats

    04/15/2014 7:53:51 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | April 15, 2014 | ELI STOKOLS
    Jared Polis really doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. If you saw the Colorado congressman speaking on the House floor last month wearing a clip-on bowtie with a polo shirt under his blazer, you know what I’m talking about. He’s been this way since he first emerged on the scene. About 10 years ago, when he was just 28, Polis was one of four wealthy Colorado Democrats who pooled their considerable personal resources to create a state-of-the-art political machine that was ruthlessly effective in turning this once-red heartland state a stunning shade of blue. But Polis wouldn’t run with that...
  • Immigration Overhaul: Democrats Look to Flip 30 House Republicans

    04/15/2014 12:53:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 4/15/14 | Matt Fuller
    Democrats are holding out hope that their discharge petition on a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill can still work — or at least be used as election-year ammo. House Democrats held a conference call Tuesday to announce their intention to distribute a memo in the districts of 30 House Republicans who have signaled support for an immigration overhaul previously. Democrats are calling on these Republicans, and others, to “put their pen where their mouth is,” as Colorado Democrat Jared Polis put it, and sign the discharge petition for HR 15, the companion bill to the Senate-passed immigration bill. The discharge petition...
  • Liberal congressman suddenly discovers that he really wants an ObamaCare waiver for his CO district

    10/25/2013 2:56:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Via Watchdog.Org, if you can believe it: One of President Obama’s most ardent liberal supporters has defected from Obamacare.Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, told a Colorado health policy think tank that Obamacare premiums will be too expensive for some of the wealthiest addresses in America – ski resorts like Breckenridge and Keystone. …“We will be encouraging a waiver,” Polis told Health Policy Solutions in a story that ran today. “It will be difficult for Summit County residents to become insured. For the vast majority, it’s too high a price to pay.” …Polis also wrote to Colorado’s insurance commissioner asking why an...
  • That’s rich! Colo. Dem wants Obamacare delay for swank ski community

    10/24/2013 5:22:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2013 | By Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Rep. Jared Polis, Colorado Democrat, voted for Obamacare, but now he is seeking a waiver of the financial penalty for constituents suffering from a bad case of sticker shock. “We will be encouraging a waiver. It will be difficult for Summit County residents to become insured. For the vast majority, it’s too high a price to pay,” Mr. Polis said in an article posted Wednesday by the Colorado health policy website Solutions.
  • Democratic Rep. Polis (CO) Would Be ‘Very Happy’ If Eric Holder Resigns

    08/16/2013 4:02:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    US News ^ | August 15, 2013 | Steven Nelson
    Rep. Jared Polis, a progressive Democrat representing Boulder, Colo., has had enough of Attorney General Eric Holder and would be pleased if he resigned. … Polis offered four major reasons he has lost confidence in Holder, including: the Justice Department’s pursuit of reporters during leak investigations; Holder’s non-committal to respecting state marijuana legalization laws; his apparent approval of NSA surveillance; and the “abuse of prosecutorial discretion” by federal prosecutors. … Polis also specifically mentioned the prosecution of Aaron Swartz, the Reddit co-founder who committed suicide as federal prosecutors pursued severe charges after he downloaded research from the Massachusetts Institute of...
  • HYPOCRITE OF THE HIGHEST ORDER: Polis Makes Profit On Fracking, Sues Neighbor For Doing Same (CO )

    07/29/2013 3:27:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | July 29, 2013
    Congressman Polis hates fracking, but his investment adviser doesn’t. Last week Congressman Jared Polis sued his neighbor to stop them from drilling on their own property, because it “caused a loss of enjoyment” on his million dollar vacation home in Weld County. The suit has since been withdrawn to give Polis and his lawyers more time to gather evidence. In the meantime it’s worth exploring the evidence that Polis is a hypocrite of the highest order — suing to stop his neighbor from profiting from the very same industry in which Polis profits with personal investments. Based on Polis’s 2011...
  • FAKE FOLLOWERS: The New York Times Turns On Polis (Colorado Congresscritter)

    04/29/2013 11:39:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | April 26, 2013
    the high prevalence of Democratic legislators, including Jared Polis, who “bought friends” on Twitter (approximately 82%). The original story cited The Hill. Yesterday, the New York Times also has called out Polis for his fake friends. ... While Polis may be cited as the member of Congress with the highest percentage of fakes, he’s certainly not the only liberal guilty of this type of astroturfing. The Hill also noted that it was estimated that 70% of President Obama’s followers also were bought. While a few (thousand or million) fake followers on Twitter may not seem like a big deal, does...
  • Democratic congressman Polis wants feds to regulate pizza in school lunches

    05/15/2012 3:05:06 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/15/2012 | fox news
    A Democratic congressman is trying to give the federal government the power to regulate pizza in public school lunches, following a failed attempt last year. The legislation proposed by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., would end pizza being counted as a vegetable in school lunches and allow the government to set nutritional standards.