Tag: Republicans

Bob Beauprez – Who wants this guy to be governor?

Anyone who seriously thinks that Bob Beauprez would be a good governor for the state of Colorad really, really needs to read DenverPost.com’s profile of Bob Beauprez. Anyone who isn’t scared away by the following passage needs to re-evaluate their priorities: A devout Catholic who says he has been visited by his late father’s spirit, Beauprez says he is guided in politics by his faith and his dad’s example. He speaks as though it’s hisLearn More

Another one down…

There’s another one down, as 9White House press secretary Scott McClellan is out! White House press secretary Scott McClellan said Wednesday he is resigning, continuing a shakeup in President Bush’s administration.Appearing with Bush on the White House South Lawn just before the president boarded a helicopter at the start a trip to Alabama, McClellan, who has parried especially fiercefully with reporters on Iraq and on intelligence issues, told Bush: “I have given it my allLearn More

History repeating itself

Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Looks like this goes for a nation, as well as for individuals. Yahoo! News details that much of the debate over President Bush’s illegal wiretapping goes back a couple of decades: “We strongly believe it is unwise for the president to concede any lack of constitutional power to authorize electronic surveillance for foreign intelligence purposes,” Robert Ingersoll, then-deputy secretary of state, wrote in a 1976Learn More

Republican to lead the charge against an anti-gay-marriage amendment in Colorado?

Well now this is extremely interesting: Sean Duffy, Republican and former Communications Director under Governor Owens here in Colorado, will apparently lead the opposition to an anti-gay-marriage amendment here in Colorado (via ColoradoPols.com). I’m kind of cynical, so my first instinct is to say, “yeah, right, sure… I’m supposed to believe that someone like Duffy would actually support gay rights, or at least would work to have rights taken away from gays? Sell me anotherLearn More

Republican party split in Colorado?

It looks like the Colorado state Republican party is starting to split due to pressure fromthe party’s ultra-conservative members: …On Dec. 21, Larson abruptly withdrew from the 6th District state Senate race against incumbent Jim Isgar, D-Hesperus. Fallout from Larson’s departure has rippled through Colorado political circles. A Larson victory was widely considered the party’s best chance of reversing the Democrats’ 18-17 margin in the state Senate. Again Wednesday, Larson accused hard-line right wingers ofLearn More

The Rude Pundit on Tookie Williams’s execution

Once again, the Rude Pundit says it all: And the most disheartening thing of all was how little was mentioned, in the cruel march to the death chamber, of how the ex-wife of one of Williams’ alleged victims, Albert Owens (whose family is entirely fucked-up in conflict over the execution), called for support of Williams’ efforts to redeem himself for his gang-building past: “I, Linda Owens want to build upon Mr. Williams’ peace initiative. ILearn More

Nuclear option, part 2?

Well, it didn’t take Bill Frist long to start threatening to use the nuclear option again: Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Sunday he is prepared to strip Democrats of their to ability to filibuster if they try to stall Samuel Alito’s nomination to the Supreme Court. “The answer is yes,” Frist said when asked if he would act to change Senate procedures to restrict a Democratic filibuster. “Supreme Court justice nominees deserve an up-or-downLearn More

Orwell’s 1984 and war

I’ve been (finally) reading Orwell’s 1984, and I am shocked at how relevant some of Orwell’s prose is to today’s worlds, specifically the US and the Bush administration. For example: War, it will be seen, is now a purely internal affair. In the past, the ruling groups of all countries, although they might recognize their common interest and therefore limit the destructiveness of war, did fight against one another, and the victor always plundered theLearn More

The Majority Report on Tom Tancredo

Wow… I was listening to The Majority Report and was quite surprised to here Sam Seder and Janeane Garafalo discussing Tom Tancredo! Aside from Janeane not being able to pronounce Tancredo’s name, I think that they had Tancredo pegged perfectly: a psycho, racist, anti-Mexican right-wing wacko. Specifically, Janeane brought up the brouhaha Tancredo raised regarding the memorial for Flight 93. Congrats, Tom, now liberal talk-show hosts in both New York (Seder) and Los Angeles (Garafalo)Learn More

Tancredo in the news again

I found a couple of articles at SoapBlox Colorado regarding more fun with Tom Tancredo. If you are a member of the Republican party, don’t you really want to reign this guy in? He’s so extreme, so blatantly bigoted, so plainly insane that he can’t help but hurt your party.. Anyway, the first article is about the war of words between Denver Mayor Hickenlooper and Tancredo regarding Immigration. Basically, Tancredo sent a letter to HickenlooperLearn More

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