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  • Evil D.C. Politics Infiltrates Colorado Capitol

    03/06/2019 9:34:29 AM PST · by mad puppy · 6 replies
    Brian Allmer - The BARN ^ | 3/4/2019 | Jerry Sonnenberg
    We have a governor who bragged about a stakeholder process for the new oil and gas restrictions when, in fact, there was none– no enviros– no industry. Integrity meant working with constituents to draft problem-solving language. Drafting any legislation in back rooms and then being dishonest when it is introduced is not the definition of good policy making, let alone integrity. The evil seems to be a continued agenda with absolutely no desire to reach across the aisle to form good policy. From the introduction of bills which would create safe places to inject illegal drugs with new needles given...
  • Video: How the Colorado Democracy Alliance Turned Colorado Blue ft. Jared Polis

    11/07/2018 6:27:06 PM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 39 replies
    film ^ | 2014 | Citizens United
    45 minute film "Rocky Mountain Heist" documents the efforts of 4 extremely wealthy leftists (including new homosexual governor Jared Polis) to flip Colorado blue over the last ten years. The Colorado Model is coming to your state next.
  • Polis slips up on role of National Guard; Sias calls foul ( Colorado )

    11/03/2018 1:09:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | November 2, 2018 | Joey Bunch
    Former fighter pilot Lang Sias, the Republican pick for Colorado lieutenant governor, called out Jared Polis Friday over a televised misstatement about the National Guard. On KUSA-9News’ Next with Kyle Clark program Thursday, the Democratic nominee for governor said he wouldn’t give President Trump access to Colorado Army National Guard troops to send to the U.S.-Mexico border if he thinks it’s politically motivated. “You could use the same rational to not allow someone to fight in Afghanistan or Iraq,” Clark said to Polis. “Is that dangerous?” Polis replied: “Well, it wouldn’t be Colorado National Guard units going to Afghanistan or...
  • Colo. Dem Gov. Candidate Polis Suggests Jailing Business Owners Who Break Labor Laws

    11/02/2018 5:48:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 2, 2018 | Todd Shepherd
    Polis: 'That's what my plan to do as Governor is'.. Rep. Jared Polis, the Democratic nominee for governor of Colorado, suggested that he would support criminal penalties for employers who violate the state's labor laws. ... we propose adding real criminal penalties to violations of our labor laws. That's when executives and businesses will notice it. When they don't see it as a cost of doing business, but they see it as "Wait a minute, I could go to prison for doing wrong by the workers, and wage theft, or for firing somebody for retribution." So we can do that...
  • EDITORIAL Bernie Sanders bashes the rich, while stumping for multi-millionaire Jared Polis

    10/25/2018 5:32:13 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    The Gazette (Colorado Springs) ^ | 25vOct, 2018 | The Gazette editorial board
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke in Boulder on Wednesday and bashed the rich. The Democratic socialist was so embarrassing the crowd occasionally responded with nervous and underwhelming applause. If one thing is clear about multi-millionaire Sanders, it is his professed disdain for the rich. He has money and his friends have money, yet all the other rich are evil. Sanders came to Colorado to stump all day for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis, who is among the wealthiest men in the country. “Today in America, as all of you know, we have a corrupt campaign system which allows billionaires to...
  • GOP complaint targets Polis’ investment in medical tourism ( Colorado )

    10/11/2018 11:59:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | October 10, 2018 | Joey Bunch
    A Republican allegation that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis invested in a company benefited by his work as a congressman is now a formal complaint. Former Secretary of State Gessler, a GOP candidate for governor in 2014, filed the complaint Tuesday with the Secretary of State’s Office on behalf of Kristina Cook, a Denver County Republican Party official and conservative radio personality. She and Gessler allege that Polis failed to disclose in his official paperwork that he had invested between $5 million and $25 million in BridgeHealth Medical Inc. “This failure to report his interest in BridgeHealth is not a...
  • Police Report: Polis Pushed Female Employee ( Colorado )

    09/25/2018 6:01:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | September 25, 2018 | Todd Shepherd
    Polis 'put both of his hands on her shoulders and pushed her back'. Jared Polis, the Democratic nominee for governor in Colorado, was involved in a physical altercation with an ex-employee in which he admitted to police he pushed the woman. ... Polis told the officers who arrived at the business that a woman he was employing, Patricia Hughes, had given her resignation .... Polis—at the time still legally named Jared Polis Schutz—told Hughes not to take any sensitive documents, and quickly drove to the office. "After hanging up with the dispatcher, Ms. Hughes attempted to leave the office. Mr....
  • 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 · 28 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...
  • Startup Day Across America Panel – with Congressman Jared Polis

    08/01/2017 8:25:13 PM PDT · by flamberge · 1 replies
    Direct Observation | 8/1/2017 | self
    Startup Day Across America Panel – with Congressman Jared Polis This event was held on August 1 at the “Rayback Collective” in Boulder Colorado. About 40 people attended in person and an unknown number followed the discussion over streaming video. The event format was a six person panel of local entrepreneurs who have started small businesses. The “Collective” is a restaurant-bar located on the site of the former “Rayback Plumbing and Heating Company”. It is a very large industrial space with enough remodeling to be a pleasant hangout for local residents. One of the owners remarked “You would not believe...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • The Squares Lose: Hemp Flag to Grace Capitol Building on July 4th

    07/03/2013 7:12:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 7-2-13 | Philip Bump
    If you're near the Capitol on the Fourth, celebrating your patriotism and whatnot, or if you see images from Washington of the building during broadcasts of John P. Sousa performances, take a look at the flag on top of the dome. That flag, ladies and gentlemen, will for the first time in decades be made of hemp. The Washington Post reports on the patriotic move. (Its headline includes the word "high," do you get it?) Colorado hemp advocate Michael Bowman is the man responsible for getting the flag, made from Colorado-raised hemp and screen-printed with the stars and stripes, up...
  • 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...