Dear Fellow Adams County Republicans,
It has been an exciting few weeks with activities such as Caucus, County Assembly, Congressional Assemblies, and the past weekend’s State Assembly. We have our slate of candidates on our website under the election tab, and now we prepare for the primary (June 24) and off to the finish line in November (Nov 4).
Our party is being designed to …be a bottom up, grassroots led approach to engage and connect with residents from all over our county. Therefore, we need you!
We currently have volunteer vacancies for Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs). PCPs are vital to the success of our party getting out our conservative, constitution based message to republican, unaffiliated and even democrat voters.
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BOULDER — It was a tale of two state assemblies Saturday as Republicans spent hours choosing their statewide nominees from a crowded field of contenders while Democrats briskly rubber-stamped their hand-picked candidates.
In the Republican gubernatorial contest, easily the most suspenseful of the day, Republican delegates nominated for the primary ballot former state Sen. Mike Kopp (R-Golden) with 33.6 percent of the vote and Secretary of State Scott Gessler with 33.1 percent.
by Anil Mathai
Note: The following was adapted from a keynote speech given on December 06, 2013 to the Adams County Republican Women’s (The Trumpeters) meeting in Westminster, CO.
Did you know that a social conservative issue created the Republican Party? It was slavery! The Whig party was falling apart as they rejected their own principles and could not be trusted on basic human rights issues such as slavery. Alvan Bovay and Horace Greeley were against slavery and started the Republican Party on June 16, 1854 to end slavery. Six years later, they elected their first President, and our nation’s sixteenth, President Abraham Lincoln. What did Lincoln get for being morally opposed to slavery and wanting to end it? Civil war! The Republican Party started with full opposition to slavery; and continues on a moral foundation. Continue reading
Source: Denver Post
Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, said Monday he is resigning as Republican minority whip in the wake of an internal party squabble last week.
“I felt like keeping the position was holding me to a strict (party) line on votes,” he said.
During a debate last Thursday on dueling amendments to the Student Success Act, which will provide funding to K-12 schools, Priola backed Democratic co-sponsorRep. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, over fellow Republican Rep. Jim Wilson, R-Salida. The move drew the immediate ire of a number of Republicans, who alleged Priola wasn’t acting in keeping with his role as whip.
Within hours, the Republican caucus held a meeting, with Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker, leading an effort to remove Priola. The attempt eventually failed, but it was clear Priola was on shaky ground within the party. Continue reading
Source: Daily Caller
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year.
Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. Continue reading
Rob Lowe: “Govt Should Get Out of Almost Everything”
Source: Young Conservatives
I have always liked Rob Lowe. He is funny, well-spoken, and seems like a genuinely nice guy. He has said some things based on conservative principles in the past, but nothing quite as explicit as this.
Actor Rob Lowe again stepped away from the typical Hollywood line, saying he wants the government “out of almost everything” and that party labels don’t matter to him.
Lowe said political candidates need to stand for freedom and individual liberty; it doesn’t matter if they’re a Republican, a Democrat or an independent — what matters is that they don’t interfere in voters’ lives. Continue reading
Captain America movie is anti-tyranny and big government.Source:
Humans have a habit of idealizing the past, more often than not. This is why the first Captain America movie, while fun, also felt a bit forced to me. While Captain Rogers was obviously meant to embody the virtues and big-heartedness of a heroic soldier, he also seemed disappointingly two-dimensional as a character. He was representing the values of a bygone age, without any of its foibles. He was as simple and loveable as a puppy dog, but lacked much depth as a character.
The same pattern could be easily traced through the recent Avengers film: in the midst of the evil and deception of modern humanity, Captain Rogers stood for something different, something true to the old ideals of America. He made a good foil to the more pragmatic and cynical Tony Stark, who operated chiefly from his own initiative and rarely hearkened to any higher values or idealism. Interestingly, many movie-watchers like Stark more than Rogers: while Rogers is noble, there has never been much more to his character—nothing audiences can really identify with. Continue reading
Guess who took money from a Koch lobbyist?
Yup, you guessed it. The same man who has used his platform as a Senator to vilify two private citizens.
If hypocrisy were made of strawberries we would all be having a lot of daiquiris right now.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
Add Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) to the list of Senate Democrats who have benefitted from Koch money. In fact, he might as well pay one of his grandchildren to stitch Koch insignias onto his suit to denote their sponsorship:
Please don’t waste the next $7 million on marketing
DENVER (March 26, 2014)— Today, the Colorado Senate committee on Health and Human Services rejected a bill to expand a performance audit of Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s Obamacare exchange.
Earlier this week, The Denver Post reported the Colorado exchange spent nearly $8 million on marketing thus far. Now the exchange must determine in upcoming weeks if and how to spend an additional $7 million to continue marketing the exchange to Coloradans.
To avoid wasting the next $7 million dollars after enrollment ends, Compass Colorado issued the following helpful hints to Colorado Connect for Health:
- Don’t spend any more money on a custom wrapped RV to travel around Colorado pushing this health care scheme. What’s next, spinning rims?
- We know you have thousands of packets of sunscreen… don’t use that as an excuse to throw an Obamacare pool party.
- We know Memorial Day is coming up in the next couple months, and BBQ season is on its way. Please whatever you do, don’t have an Obamacare BBQ.
- Don’t waste any more money on inflatable bouncy castles at enrollment events.
- Spend the money on actual health care. (This one was an obvious no-brainer. The money could be better allocated, similar to Connect for Health Colorado’s CEO, Patty Fontneau’s desired bonus, to cover real expenses.)
RTD Board of Directors terms are 4 years with a two-term limit. This is an elective position which oversees the actions of one of the largest governments in Colorado. To see what district you live in, use the address look-up tool here
Dist. N is an open seat for the election, all the other seats may have the incumbent running for re-election.
335,000 in Colorado have lost their health insurance because of Obamacare and Mark Udall says he’d do it again: