Hickenlooper should stand up against the extreme voices in his party on guns just as he has on fracking
We all know that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is fond of drinking beer. We learned recently that he’s even tried frack fluid, though he doesn’t care for the taste. News this morning that the Governor of Colorado is willing to chase nearly 1,000 jobs out of Colorado by putting his signature on House Bill 1224 makes us wonder what else the Governor might be drinking. Read more »
Salazar is leaving the administration under a cloud of questions surrounding his handling of the BLM wild horse program
As Coloradans, we have a long history with outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. A trendsetter, his years as Attorney General and United States Senator gave him ample opportunity to make pronouncements in every corner of the state in his trademark bolo tie, cowboy hat and matching boots. A 17th Street lawyer most of his life, we can’t help but respect his ability to sell the public on his roots as a real cowboy. Read more »
NO SHOW? Udall asked about Hagel’s positions on gay rights and cyber-security, but did not press him to clarify his stand on Pinon Canyon
After what can only be described as an abysmal performance before the Senate Armed Services Committee, a number of influential Democrats are privately wondering if former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) is up for the job of Secretary of Defense. Not surprisingly, Colorado’s Senior Senator isn’t one of them. Read more »
HYPOCRISY? Would The Left be so forgiving if one of President Bush’s appointees had made anti-gay and anti-Semitic remarks?
H.L Mencken once quipped “A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man. In order to get anywhere near high office, he has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker.”
One might be forgiven for thinking Mencken was watching the spectacle of Chuck Hagel’s Senate nomination saga on cable news through a crystal ball when he uttered those words. Read more »
IMMIGRATION: Our advice to Senator Rubio and others is to proceed with caution
For better or for worse, GOP bigwigs are changing their tune on the issue of illegal immigration.
Republicans in both houses of Congress are now working on plans to legalize many of the estimated 11 million illegal aliens, and even conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh turned his microphone over to Florida Senator and GOP rising star Marco Rubio this week to pitch the idea. Read more »
The left-wing attack group ProgressNow took a shot at Governor Hickenlooper this week for daring to chart a middle ground on hydraulic fracturing
In the wake of the rather robust trouncing Republicans sustained in the last election, pundits have been unable to stop gloating about how the GOP’s drubbing is a result of the party faithful attacking its own in a head-long dive to the right. In essence, their argument is that the Republican party might not lose crucial races if they didn’t spend so much time demanding “ideological purity” from candidates and incumbents. Read more »
SECRET AGENT? What sorts of things was Mr. Obama’s EPA chief corresponding about that couldn’t be done via an official government e-mail?
Almost lost amid the over-done Kabuki in Washington, D.C. recently was news that Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is stepping down. An Obama loyalist, Jackson has been at the tip of the spear in implementing the President’s war on coal, his obstruction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and countless other regulatory and administrative control measures that choke economic development while appeasing a major constituency of the left, radical environmentalists. Read more »
None other than former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) has become a national spokesman for the anti-marijuana cause…Yes, that Patrick Kennedy
With the passage of Amendment 64, Coloradans will need to brace themselves for the punch lines and cheesy stereotypes that come with the territory for states that decide to leave it up to adults to make their own choices about recreational marijuana use. Read more »
Unlike Bennet, Republicans who voted against the “fiscal-cliff” package at least gave an explanation: They wanted more spending cuts.
Only those with strong stomachs should attempt to digest Thursday’s nauseatingly obsequious tribute to Colorado’s own Sen. Michael Bennet by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
Even by the standards of puff pieces, Dowd’s “The man who said ‘nay’” hits a new low in journalistic toe-licking. Read more »
FOR SHOW? Bennet doesnt say how he would reduce the deficit, and his statement didn’t even contain the phrase “spending cuts”
No doubt Sen. Michael Bennet was trying to buff up his bipartisan bona fides with his vote against the so-called fiscal-cliff “compromise” (which is really little more than a tax hike), but pardon us if we’re less than wowed.
Bennet, a Democrat, was one of just eight senators to vote “no” on the Senate-brokered deal, which passed with 89 votes in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Read more »