Good to know that House Democrats in Washington are getting back to their roots of hard labor, dirty hands, cracked fingernails and aching backs.
They’ve been led by Nancy Pelosi, the Ma Joad of Marin County, the hardscrabble Harriet who hails from Boston’s Back Bay who flew west in first class, forced to eat second-tier caviar washed down with tap water. Quelle horreur!
Nancy is down to her last $100 million, so there’s no doubt that no one else in the House of Representatives identifies more with the Americans who have to work two or more part-time jobs, lost the health insurance they had and have peculiar habits like church attendance and NASCAR.
Nothing says NASCAR like Nancy Pelosi.
Turns out that Jared Polis is trying to buy his way, er, win a coveted spot — chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Read more »
Vice President Joe Biden
Sen. Mark Udall will be holding a gaffe-tastic fundraiser with none other than Vice President Joe “(expletive deleted)” Biden.
The Veepster is coming to Denver to headline the May 27 cashathon for the beleaguered senator who had hoped to coast to a second term but now faces a stiff challenge from Cory Gardner.
But does Udall really want Biden reminding Colorado voters that he was ever so thrilled with the signing of Obamacare, enough so that he declared it a “big effing deal?”
Biden didn’t have enough sense to be sure that the microphone was off, sort of like his boss telling Dmitri Medvedev that he couldn’t wait to pucker up to Vladimir Putin. Read more »
The Democracy Alliance, a top-secret collective of ultra-rich left-wing political donors, has a new member — Randi Weingarten, who heads the labor union that represented Douglas County teachers until two years ago when the district went union-free.
The Washington Free Beacon obtained a document from the Democracy Alliance’s no-press-allowed meeting last week in Chicago showing that Weingarten and her assistant Michelle Ringuette joined the exclusive, shadowy group in 2013.
Weingarten is president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), an arm of the AFL-CIO whose affiliates include the Douglas County Federation.
While some teachers still belong to the Douglas County Federation, it no longer has a contract with the school district. In June 2012, the pro-reform Douglas County School Board allowed the union’s contract to expire. Read more »
Americans for Prosperity-Colorado called on Gov. John Hickenlooper Wednesday to request a comprehensive audit of the state’s health exchange after it was revealed the agency had not undergone federal audits as previously claimed.
Dustin Zvonek, the group’s state director, also criticized state Senate Democrats for derailing a bill that would have authorized the state auditor’s office to conduct financial and performance examinations to ensure the exchange would be financially self-sustainable when federal funding runs out in January.
“Taxpayers ought to be angry and alarmed by their being denied the facts about the inner workings of the state’s obviously troubled Obamacare exchange, due to possibly deceptive statements made by the head of that agency and the party-line derailing of an audit by a group of irresponsible Senate Democrats who care more about playing politics than exercising oversight,” Zvonek said.
“Shutting down the audit seems even more reckless in light of several recent media reports, which indicate possible management problems inside the agency and raise questions about the honesty of the individual in charge,” Zvonek Read more »
WASHINGTON — Props to President Barack Obama for some of his comedic one-liners delivered at the White House Correspondent’s annual dinner here Saturday night.
We laughed at jokes directed at the media — folks at the MSNBC table being a little nervous, having never before seen such a large audience.
Fox News will miss him when he’s gone, Obama said, because it will be tougher to convince their audience that Hillary Clinton was born in Kenya.
“In 2008, my slogan was ‘Yes, we can.’ In 2013, my slogan was ‘control, alt, delete,’” the president quipped.
However, we got a little touchy when Obama took a pot shot at Colorado that hit a little too close to home.
“Colorado legalized marijuana this year, an interesting social experiment,” Obama began.
“I do hope it doesn’t lead to a whole lot of paranoid people who think that the federal government is out to get them and listening to their phone calls. That would be a problem,” Obama said. Read more »
Mark Udall’s web of voter deceit is tightening on him.
Known occasionally on these pages as “Mr. Maggie Fox” for his slavish adherence to the doctrine of anthropogenic global warming, Udall has been trying to have it not just two, but three, four and more ways.
Udall’s core constituency is the nut-job left, the delusory paranoids who think that they can save the earth by banning the use of any fossil fuel.
For them, hydraulic fracturing is the new broccoli.
It doesn’t matter that they’re invincibly ignorant, or at least not to Udall. As one of Al Gore’s well-paid acolytes (wife Maggie Fox recently retired from a $250,000 a year climate-control job for the former Veep), Udall doesn’t dare stray from the hymnal. Read more »
WASHINGTON – A new poll shows voters want a Republican Congress in power to stand up to Barack Obama’s agenda while approval ratings for the president and Democratic lawmakers take a considerable downturn.
Of those polled, 53 percent said Republicans should control the House and Senate, while 39 percent preferred that the Democrats be in power.
The Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday says Obama’s approval ratings are at the lowest in his presidency — 41 percent — while only 37 percent approved of Obamacare.
On the economy, only 29 percent said it was getting better while 36 percent said it has worsened. Overall, 42 percent said they supported the president’s handling of the economy. Read more »
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
The old joke goes that California has the most lawyers in the nation, New Jersey the most hazardous waste.
New Jersey got first choice.
So does that explain Chris Christie?
New Jersey’s governor seems to have decided that Colorado will be his whipping boy, which makes sense if he was questioning the wisdom of sending the likes of Mark Udall to the U.S. Senate, or for going anti-gun-nut wacko under the genius of the likes of John Morse.
But Christie insulted Colorado’s quality of life.
A state that is home to Tony Soprano and Snookie is looking down on Aspen, Breckenridge, and Vail? The governor of the ever-bummer life is slighting the Never Summers?
How many New Jersey types come to Colorado to run the Colorado River? To fly-fish in our clear mountain streams? See mountains from 60 miles away? Purple mountain majesties come from Colorado, Gov. Christie. Read more »
Sen. Mark Udall is doing all he can to slander America’s handling of terror suspects and has so far enjoyed fawning coverage of his showboating, but now the Colorado Democrat is the recipient of a surprising comeuppance.
Udall is under fire from Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who worked with former NSA leaker Edward Snowden to embarrass the U.S. for having an espionage program.
Not that nations have ever spied on one another — next thing you know, Greenwald, Snowden, and Udall will be upset that Americans broke the Japanese code because spying is just ever so wrong.
Anyway, Greenwald took a shot at Udall in comments Tuesday to an audience at Georgetown University. Read more »
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has likened himself to Eddie Money and the metaphor is pretty much dead on.
Money famously had “Two Tickets to Paradise,” while Bloomberg is spending big bucks on an anti-gun crusade to earn his own ticket.
“I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in,” Bloomberg told the New York Times. “I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”
There’s something about a rich man, heaven and the eye of a needle that comes to mind here, but first, one other thought.
Thanks, Mike. Read more »