“You need to get a life”, my sister tells me often. She may be right. If I had a life, my interest in politics, especially Colorado politics, wouldn’t occupy my time (and this blog). If you have no interest in Colorado politics, hit one of the bloggers in the sidebar. They are more interesting anyway.
Our senior Senator, an empty barrel, recently introduced a “gun control” bill that duplicates one passed a few years ago by the Democrats in Colorado when they had control of both houses and the Governorship. The only result of that was the departure of the Magpul jobs to Wyoming and Texas. Hasn’t had any measurable impact on crime. Guess in his circle of syncopates this is a bold ‘doing something’ move.
The congressman from the Peoples Republic of Boulder is now running for Governor. Recently, he held a rally in Craig, CO, a conservative coal mining town in Northwest Colorado. Drew a crowd of twenty.
In much of Colorado, the worse thing you can say about a politician is, “They’ve gone Denver”.
Since around 2000 I’ve had a msn.com mail address. Back then I was involved politically ‘in the trenches’ until I walked because I loathe the (P)regressives. I’ve long since moved my business to gmail.com but still get lots of political stuff at the msn.com address. One, from a campaign manager, had every word in four paragraphs underlined. Oh, how urgent and important that message was (maybe, I didn’t bother to read it).
Colorado has a political gadfly, Tom Tancredo, who was a congressman and sometimes Presidential candidate, the (P)regressives love to hate. Many of their political emails use him as a bogeyman for their fund raising appeals. Soon to come, a trifecta of Trump, Tancredo, and Bannon. That should shake loose some campaign dollars.
The opposition, the Jeb! RINOs, are still wandering around. I haven’t heard any coherent message from any of them.
The Congresscritters of both parties sitting in their comfortable gerrymandered districts are doing what incumbents do (not much). DeGeete is still a drunk. Polis is running for governor. Permutter doesn’t seem to know what he wants. First he is running for Governor. Now he is back running for his current office. Tipton, Buck and Lamborn are faithfully serving the Jeb! wing of the RINOs.
My favorite, Mike Coffman (R) CO 6th continues to piss off everyone but his constituents. Damn it, all those diverse ethnic groups are supposed to vote Democrat. It is a rule or something. He is the only politician who gets any money from me. Mainly because he continues to hold the entrenched VA drones feet to the fire. He and his wife are divorcing. She is the current Colorado Attorney General and a potential candidate for Governor.
My mail in ballot for the upcoming city and county election is sitting on my desk. Still haven’t decided who to vote for. There are some I won’t vote for. There are ballot issues that need careful consideration. Will discuss these with my sister. While we rarely agree, I respect her insight and knowledge of local matters.
For now it is time to pursue a life. There is laundry to fold and preparations for work tomorrow calling.